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Computer Science and Informatics

Enrolment and induction information for the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

New students

Before induction, please complete the following tasks:

You will need your ID card to collect your laptop, so please collect this as soon as possible.

Undergraduate

Monday 26 September 2022

TimeActivityLocation
13:00-14:50Induction talkABACWS, Room 0.01
15.00-16:00

Introduction to Learning Central (A)
Tour of the Science Library (B)
Tour of the Centre for Student Life/Students Union (C)

(In groups starting A, B or C respectively).

ABACWS,

Rooms 1.34/1.39 (lab)

Mandatory Training

You are required to complete both Health and Safety (H&S) and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) training. These are both available online.

We have booked the following times in our computer labs (ABACWS, rooms 1.34/1.39) for you to complete this training.

Group A: Wednesday 28th September at 1pm

Group B: Thursday 29th September at 1pm

Group C: Friday 30th September at 1pm

You are welcome to complete the training on your own device as well.

Monday 26 September

Laptop Collection - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings. Please book your collection slot for the morning of Monday 26 September 2022.

Tuesday 27 September

TimeActivityLocation
MorningIf you are interested in joining Athletic Union clubs, please visit the AU Fair this morning as it runs today and tomorrow, and you have induction events that will clash.Students Union
13:00 – 14:50Induction talkABACWS, Room 2.26
15:00-16:00

Introduction to Learning Central

Tour of the Science Library

Tour of the Centre for Student Life/Students union

ABACWS, Room 1.34/1.39

Wednesday 28 September

TimeActivityLocation
09:30 – 12:00Visit to the NSA building in NewportNSA building, Newport

How to get to the NSA building in Newport

The easiest way to get to the NSA building in Newport is by train. We’ll start at Cathays station (which is next to Abacws). Catch any train that stops at Cardiff Central station. The train will normally stop at platform 7 or 8. Use the tunnel to make your way to platforms 1 and 2.

From here, you can catch several trains that stop at Newport. Trains to London, Nottingham, Manchester, North Wales and the South West will all stop at Newport. When you arrive at Newport station, you will typically alight on platform 3 or 4. Go up the stairs and follow the signs for platform 1, then exit with the south exit. Turn left and walk past the bus stops.

There is construction work (of a new footbridge) just past the bus stops and the entrance to the NSA building is behind the safety barriers.

Mandatory Training

You are required to complete both Health and Safety (H&S) and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) training. These are both available online.

You may use the NSA teaching spaces to complete this training after 1pm.

You are welcome to complete the training on your own device as well.

Postgraduate

Monday 26 September

Collect your laptop - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings on the afternoon of Monday 26 September 2022.

Wednesday 28 September

TimeActivityLocation

14:00

WelcomeABACWS, Room 2.26

Optional Module Drop-ins

We have arranged for the module leaders for the Year 4 optional modules to be available on Thursday 29 September 2022 to answer your questions. Please look out for further information regarding the timing and formats of these sessions.

Wednesday 28 September

Collect your laptop - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings.

Please book your laptop collection for the morning of Wednesday 28 September 2022.

Thursday 29 September

TimeActivityLocation
15:00Welcome talkABACWS, Room 5.05

Wednesday 28 September

Collect your laptop - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 September 2022.

Thursday 29 September

TimeActivityLocation
13:00Welcome talkABACWS, Room 0.01

Monday 26 September

Collect your laptop - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings on the afternoon of Monday 26 September 2022.

Wednesday 28 September

TimeActivityLocation
13:00Welcome talkABACWS, Room 0.01

Thursday 29 September

Collect your laptop - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings on the morning of Thursday 29 September 2022.

TimeActivityLocation
14:00WelcomeABACWS, Room 4.07

Friday 30 September

TimeActivityLocation
13:00Python tutorialABACWS, Room 5.05

Wednesday 28 September

Collect your laptop - you should book a slot to collect your laptop from the Katherine Johnson Suite in the Queen’s buildings. Please book your laptop collection for the morning of Wednesday 28 September 2022.

Thursday 29 September

TimeActivityLocation
09:30

Programme lead welcome and induction activities

NSA building, Newport

How to get to the NSA building in Newport

The easiest way to get to the NSA building in Newport is by train. We’ll start at Cathays station (which is next to Abacws). Catch any train that stops at Cardiff Central station. The train will normally stop at platform 7 or 8. Use the tunnel to make your way to platforms 1 and 2.

From here, you can catch several trains that stop at Newport. Trains to London, Nottingham, Manchester, North Wales and the South West will all stop at Newport. When you arrive at Newport station, you will typically alight on platform 3 or 4. Go up the stairs and follow the signs for platform 1, then exit with the south exit. Turn left and walk past the bus stops.

There is construction work (of a new footbridge) just past the bus stops and the entrance to the NSA building is behind the safety barriers.

Friday 30 September

TimeActivityLocation
13:00Welcome TalkABACWS, Room 2.26