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To help you settle in as quickly as possible, we are running a series of events in induction week which are all designed to prepare you for the coming academic year.

You should attend as many sessions as possible but to help you manage your time, we’ve indicated which are essential.

All venues are in the Music Building, 31 Corbett Road.

Tuesday 24 September

Time

Event

Location

Audience

09:30-10:00

Year 1 Welcome talk (compulsory - Joint Honours students to attend Welcome talk in their home School)

Concert Hall

Year 1

10:00-11:00

Year 1 Information talks – Opportunities and support for your degree and beyond

Concert Hall

Year 1

13:00-14:00

Year 1 Practical meeting (compulsory for all students taking MU1314 Practical Musicianship I)

Concert Hall

Year 1

14:00-15:00

Meet your peer mentor (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 1

15:00-15:30

Personal tutor briefing (Joint Honours students only)

Boyd Lecture Theatre (BLT)

Year 1

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Event

Location

Audience

10:00-11:00 (Surnames A-M)

11:00-12:00 (Surnames N-Z)

Year 1 module selection advice, allocation of practical and personal tutors and seminar groups (compulsory)

Large Lecture Theatre

Year 1

12:00-13:00

Year 1 ‘Getting started' – meet the School Office, using your timetable, using the VLE, submitting assignments (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 1

13:00-14:00

Year 2 and 3 drop-in advisory session (optional for any Year 2 and 3 students who require module/academic advice)

Large Lecture Theatre

Year 2 and 3

14:30-16:00

All new students Library and IT Induction (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 1 and Erasmus

See individual sign up schedules

School ensemble auditions

Various

All

Thursday 26 September

Time

Event

Location

Audience

10:00-11.30

Erasmus students induction session (compulsory)

Small Lecture Theatre

Erasmus

11:00-16:00

Student Ensembles Fair

Concert Hall

All

13:30-16:00

College Information Fair

Temple of Peace

Year 1

See individual sign up schedules

School ensemble auditions

Various

All

Friday 27 September

Time

Event

Location

Audience

10:00-11:00

Year 2 Practical meeting (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 2

11:00-12:00

Year 2 and 3 Group meeting (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 2 and 3

12:00-13:00

Year 3 Practical meeting (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 3

14:00-15:00

Year 1 Music subject talk (compulsory)

Concert Hall

Year 1

16:00-17:30

All new students quiz/social (All returning students also welcome)

Concert Hall

All

See individual sign up schedules

School ensemble auditions

Various

All

Monday 23 September

Time

Event

Location

10:00-15:00 (Compulsory)

Postgraduate welcome and information briefing talks (lunch break at 12:00)

Large Lecture Theatre

15:00-16:00 (Compulsory)

Facilities tour

Music Building Foyer

Tuesday 24 September

Time

Event

Location

10:00-12:00 (Compulsory)

MA in Music Induction

Large Lecture Theatre

13:00-14:00 (Compulsory)

Pathway meetings

Large Lecture Theatre

14:00-16:00 (Performance students)

Practical tutor allocation meetings (sign-up appointments)

Large Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Event

Location

10:00-13:00 (International students)

International students welcome and induction

Boyd Lecture Theatre

14:00-16:00 (International students)

Introduction to UK music terminology and theory

Boyd Lecture Theatre

See individual audition sign-up schedules

School ensemble auditions

Various

Thursday 26 September

Time

Event

Location

09:30-14:30 (Compulsory)

Module choices sign-off (sign-up appointments)

Dr P Faria office (G.02)

14:30-16:00 (Compulsory)

Library and IT induction

Concert Hall

See individual audition sign-up schedules

School ensemble auditions

Various

Friday 27 September

Time

Event

Location

All Day (Compulsory)

Personal tutor meetings (sign-up appointments)

Staff offices

10:00-11:00

Introduction to PG Studio

PG Studio

11:00-13:00

Introduction to Sibelius

Mac Suite

16:00-onwards

All new students quiz/social

Concert Hall

See individual audition sign-up schedules

School ensemble auditions

Various

Tuesday 1 October

Time

Event

Location

10:00-13:00 (Compulsory)

Postgraduate welcome and briefing talks

1.01 33 Corbett Road

14:00-16:00 (Compulsory)

Facilities Tour and Music Library

Music Building and Music Library

Congratulations on securing a place to study at the School of Music. We look forward to meeting you in the first week of October.

All students must enrol (register and pay fees, where appropriate) online. Our Registry team will contact you by email (or letter, where necessary), approximately three weeks prior to the start of your programme advising you that the online task is open and provide instructions on how to access the task via SIMS.

If you encounter any problems during the enrolment task, please contact us.

All new research students should also attend Doctoral Academy’s ‘Starting Out: Induction Event for New Researchers’. Once enrolled you will have access to book your place. Simply log-on and search for ‘Starting Out’, if you have any difficulties contact the doctoral-academy@cardiff.ac.uk.

Starting Out: Induction event for new researchers

This all-day event is an enjoyable opportunity to meet other PGRs and to begin to develop those important personal and professional networks. It introduces you to research at Cardiff University including rights, responsibilities and research integrity; the facilities and services offered by the University and the Doctoral Academy; and presentations by existing students on starting and enjoying your research programme.

Importantly, the event will introduce the wider training and learning opportunities at Cardiff University and enable you to begin planning your skills and personal development.

Dates

  • Tuesday 1 October 2019
  • Thursday 3 October 2019
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Tuesday 5 November 2019
  • Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Thursday 9 April 2020
  • Thursday 9 July 2020

Additional postgraduate welcome events

The Postgraduate Students’ Association, the Graduate Centre and the Students’ Union have organised two weeks of events running alongside the freshers' events so postgraduates (MA and doctoral students) can get to know each other.

Events are free to attend unless stated – however, you'll need to book tickets in advance tickets for all events (excluding the fayres), as spaces are limited. Event details and tickets will be available online in September.

During welcome fortnight, the Graduate Centre Bar is open Monday to Saturday 17:00-23:00. It’s a great place to meet new friends and socialise.