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Enrolment and induction information for the Welsh School of Architecture.

Before you arrive

Before coming to Cardiff in September, all students must complete online enrolment.

Online enrolment

Sign in to SIMS online using the Cardiff University username and password you have been provided and follow the instructions to confirm your programme of study. Once you have confirmed your programme of study you will be able to access Learning Central for your online induction. Please complete registration by 17:00 on Sunday 22 September.

Online induction

Your online induction will introduce you to our virtual learning environment, Learning Central, as well as other systems and services you will use during your time with us. Sign in using the Cardiff University username and password you have been provided and select the module “ARCHI – Welsh School of Architecture”, under the “modules” tab at the top. Please complete your online induction by 17:00 on Sunday 22 September.

Monday 23 September 2019

TimeActivity
13:30-14:00Registration
Foyer, Bute Building
14:00-14:30

Welcome to the Welsh School of Architectre (WSA)
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building

Welcome from Head of School, Professor Chris Tweed, the Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture (SAWSA) and Bute Library

14:30-15:30Introduction to BSc Year 1
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
 
An introduction to the first year of your degree

Tuesday 24 September 2019

TimeActivity
09:00-15:00Issue of equipment packs
Room 2.03, Bute Building
11:00-12:30English Language Support
Room 2.32, Bute Building
 
If your first language is not English, please attend this short test to check your eligibility for free additional support

Wednesday 25 September 2019

TimeActivity
09:00-15:00Locker allocation
Room 2.05, Bute Building
 
Please bring a £5 refundable deposit
10:00-10:30Library induction
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
10:30-11:00Health, safety, environment and wellbeing
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
11:00-12:30Introduction to architectural design
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building 

Thursday 26 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00-13:00Meet the School event
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building

Friday 27 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:30-11:30

Design activity briefing
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building

11:30-13:00

Activity in First Year studio
Room 2.10, Bute Building

13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:30

Activity in First Year studio
Room 2.10, Bute Building

16:00SAWSA BBQ
Meet outside the Bute Building at 16:00

Monday 30 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00Classes begin
Please see My Timetable on the student intranet

Monday 23 September 2019

TimeActivityArchitecture Staff
10:30-11:15Registration
Reception, Bute Building
Architecture Staff
11:15-11:35Welcome to the Welsh School of Architectre (WSA)
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Professor Chris Tweed, Head of School
11:35-12:00An introduction to postgraduate study and research
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Dr Juliet Davis, PGT Director
12:00-13:00Lunch break
(Lunch not provided) 
 
13:00-13:30IT induction
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Nick Russell
13:30-13:45SAWSA (Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture)
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Room 1.61, Bute Building
Hayri Unat
13:45-15:45Programme team introduction and School tour
Bute Building, North Road and Friary House
Programme teams

Tuesday 24 September 2019

TimeActivityStaff
10:00-10:30Student Voice
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Student Union Postgraduate Officer
10:30-11:00Health, safety and environment
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Operations Team
11:00-11:30Library induction
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Architecture Librarian
11:30-13:30English language support (International)
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building
Stephen Bush
14:00-16:00Information fair
Exhibition Room 2.01, Bute Building
Cardiff University Service and Support Teams

Wednesday 25 September 2019

MA Architectural Design students only

TimeActivityArchitecture Staff
10:00-12:00Optional module presentations
Fourth Floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Module leaders
12:00-16:00Design research introduction
Fourth Floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Dr Federico Wulff and Mamuna Iqbal

Induction information for students on the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Building Performance Evaluation (ABPE)
  • MSc Computational Methods in Architecture (CMA)
  • MSc Environmental Design of Buildings (EDB)
  • MSc Sustainable Building Conservation (SBC)
  • MSc Sustainable Mega Buildings (SMB)
TimeActivityArchitecture Staff
10:00-10:30Academic integrity
Fourth Floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Dr Oriel Prizemand and Dr Marga Munar Bauza
 Dissertation writing workshop
Fourth Floor, Friary House, Greyfriars Road
Dr Clarice Bleil de Souza

Thursday 26 September 2019

TimeActivityStaff and students
10:00-12:00'Meet the School' event
Bute Building
All WSA staff and students

Please use the rest of this day to deal with personal administration. Register with a GP, organise a bank account, get to know the city and your peers.

Friday 27 September 2019

MSc Sustainable Building Conservation students only

TimeActivityStudents
10:00-16:00Sustainable Building Conservation (SBC) induction and field trip
2 North Road 
SBC students

Induction information for students on the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Building Performance Evaluation (ABPE)
  • MSc Computational Methods in Architecture (CMA)
  • MSc Environmental Design of Buildings (EDB)
  • MSc Sustainable Building Conservation (SBC)
  • MA Architectural Design (MA AD)
TimeActivityStudents
09:00-17:30Field trip to St Fagans National Museum of History
Meet at Bute Building
ABPE, CMA, EDB, SBC and MA AD students

Enrolment and induction information for postgraduate research will be available shortly.