Postgraduate taught induction timetable

Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering   

PGT 

Mechanical Engineering MSc 

H303 

 

Advanced Materials MSc 

J501 

 

Bioengineering MSc 

H674 

 

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing MSc 

H790 

 

 Human Factors and Ergonomics 

J921 

 

We are very happy to welcome you to the Department of Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering. We look forward to seeing you for the Welcome Week, which commences on Monday 26th September.   

Below you will find your induction timetable. You may find the University Map useful in helping you find your way around.  Some of the Welcome sessions are being delivered online through Microsoft Teams. You will be notified by email when these joining links are available on the M3 Departmental Handbook and Community Moodle page.  

If you have any queries about starting your course, then please get in touch by emailing  EZ-M3Eng@nottingham.ac.uk.  

Please note: all Centre for English Language (CELE) sessions run a number of times. If you choose to attend any of these sessions, please ensure you only attend one iteration of each session.  

Monday 26 September

Time Activity  Description  Venue 

11am-12pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - British and academic culture (Iteration 1) 

 

International Students  

 

Optional Session 

This session gives students an overview of some interesting aspects of British culture and some insights into what academic culture in the UK expects from students. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

1-2pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - British and academic culture (Iteration 2) 

 

International Students  

 

Optional Session  

This session gives students an overview of some interesting aspects of British culture and some insights into what academic culture in the UK expects from students. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

2-5pm 

Student Academic Skills - SAS for PGT 

Three separate optional online sessions for all PGT students from the SAS team: 

  • 2-3pm: Transition to University 

  • 3-4pm: Time management  

  • 4-5pm: Expressing criticality and argument in academic writing. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 


Tuesday 27 September

Time Activity  Description  Venue  

9am-10am 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - British and academic culture (Iteration 3) 

 

International Students  

 

Optional Session 

This session gives students an overview of some interesting aspects of British culture and some insights into what academic culture in the UK expects from students. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

10-10.30am 

Welcome and Introduction 

A Welcome and Introduction from the Head of Department, Professor Ian Ashcroft.

A13, Pope Building 

10.30am–12pm 

Induction  

 

Advanced Materials 

 

An introduction to the Advanced Materials MSc, from the programme director. 

A1, Physics Building 

10.30am–12pm 

Induction  

 

Mechanical Engineering 

 

An introduction to the Mechanical Engineering MSc, from the programme director. 

B23, Physics Building 

10.30am–12pm 

Induction  

 

Bioengineering  

 

An introduction to the Bioengineering MSc, from the programme director. 

C27, Coates 

10.30am–12pm 

Induction  

Human Factors & Ergonomics  

 

An introduction to the Human Factors & Ergonomics MSc from the programme director. 

C22, Coates 

10.30am–12pm 

Induction  

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing 

 

An introduction to the Additive Manufacturing MSc, from the programme director. 

B23, Pope Building 

12-1pm 

PGT Lunch with MSc Course Directors & Tutors  

Get to know your Course Directors, Tutors and fellow students at a lunch.  

A14, Pope Building 

1–2pm 

PGT Facilities Tour 

 

 

Take a tour of the PGT facilities to become familiar with your new environment.  

PGT Hub – C01 Coates 

10.00am-3.00pm 

SU - Welcome Fair 

 

Optional Session 

 

New Students 

 

This is an opportunity for you to engage with your Students' Union and some of the welcome activities at the university to start becoming familiar with the campuses and student life. 

 

Please attend the Welcome Fair when you don’t have Department sessions.   

David Ross Sports Village, University Park 

 

2-3pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - Academic Essentials You Must Know (Iteration 2) 

 

Optional Session 

This session aims to help students understand the academic conventions they are expected to follow by the University, including academic integrity, criticality and formality. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

3-4pm 

Intro to CAD / virtual desktop 

 

All Students   

 

A guide to using the remote Virtual Desktop application for CAD activities, for all new students in the department of M3. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

4-5pm 

UoN Racing Team (Formula Student) 

 

Optional Session 

Students get the chance to design, build, and race a powerful go-kart style electric car and compete against the best teams from around the world. Find out how to get involved in our team, designing and building an electric racing car to represent the university in international events. 

A09, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 


Wednesday 28 September

Time Activity  Description  Venue  

9-10am 

Centre for English Language (CELE) -Reading and writing in English (Iteration 1) 

 

International Students  

 

Optional Session 

This session gives students an overview of what might be expected of them during their study in terms of reading sources and writing assignments. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

9-10am 

Centre for English Language (CELE) -Reading and writing in English (Iteration 1) 

 

International Students  

 

Optional Session 

This session gives students an overview of what might be expected of them during their study in terms of reading sources and writing assignments. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

11.30am-12.30pm 

Faculty Library Induction  

 

New Students 

Discover how to get started with our libraries including: 

  • an introduction to our eight libraries 

  • accessing our print and online collections, including leisure reading 

  • using the library discovery tool NUsearch to find resources and manage your library account 

  • support for your academic and information skills 

  • who to contact for help. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

2.30-3.30pm 

Careers Talk  

A session from the Careers and Employability Service outlining support and guidance offered to postgraduate students seeking future employment. 

C15, Pope Building 

4-5pm 

Open-source Assistive Devices (OPAD) Introductory Session  

 

Optional Session 

OPAD is an extra-curricular project group that brings together students and staff from across the university to design and manufacture assistive devices to help those who struggle to perform daily tasks due to illness, accident, or disabilities. Come along to this intro session to find out more about the current projects you could get involved in. 

A03, L3 Building 

4-5pm 

UoN Racing Team (Solar Challenge) 

 

Optional Session 

Students get the chance to design and build an ultra-efficient Solar Car and then drive it across the Australian continent with just two charging stops! Find out how to get involved in our team, you have a chance to gain skills in engineering, business, marketing, and more. 

A09, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 


Thursday 29 September

Time Activity  Description  Venue  

9-10am 

Centre for English Language (CELE) 

- Speaking and listening in English (Iteration 1) 

 

International Students  

 

Optional Session 

This session gives students an overview of what they might face during their stay in the UK in terms of interacting with people inside and outside the university. 

 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

10-11am 

Centre for English Language (CELE) Academic Essentials You Must Know (Iteration 3) 

 

Optional Session 

This session aims to help students understand the academic conventions they are expected to follow by the University, including academic integrity, criticality and formality. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

11am–1pm 

PGT introduction – Design & Build Challenge  

A team-building activity for all new postgraduate students in the department of M3. 

A09, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

1-2pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - How to Succeed in Assessment (Iteration 1) 

 

Optional Session 

This session aims to help students understand the essential aspects involved in assessment. This includes understanding assessment briefs, marking criteria and tutor feedback, as well as how they can respond to their tutor feedback. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

2–3.30pm 

Discover Nottingham fair 

 

Optional Session 

 

New Students 

 

A chance to attend the Discover Nottingham fair, for all students new to the city. 

 

Please attend this when you don’t have Department sessions.   

 

Portland Building 

3-4pm 

Faculty health & safety - induction talk 

Mandatory Health and Safety Talk.

You are required to attend this talk before you are able to collect your required PPE.

Coates Road Auditorium  

 

4-5pm 

Faculty PPE collection 

Collection of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Materials, and Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing MSc students.

C24/C25, Coates Building 


Friday 30 September

Time Activity  Description  Venue  

10am–12pm 

PGT Study Skills 

A session on essential study skills for successfully completing a postgraduate taught programme at a research-oriented university. 

C05, Physics 

 

2-4pm 

Modfest 

 

Elective module information for all PGT students who have not yet decided on elective modules; including Language Centre Optional Module Information. 

B01/04/05/07 Design Studio, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

2-3pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - How to Succeed in Assessment (Iteration 3) 

 

Optional Session 

This session aims to help students understand the essential aspects involved in assessment. This includes understanding assessment briefs, marking criteria and tutor feedback, as well as how they can respond to their tutor feedback. 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

2-3pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - Speaking and listening in English (Iteration 3) 

 

International Students 

 

Optional Session 

This session gives students an overview of what they might face during their stay in the UK in terms of interacting with people inside and outside the university. 

 

Online 

 

You will receive an email to let you know when online joining instructions are available 

 

Additional Information

Time Reminders (Only) Description  Venue  

Via appointment: 

23 and 26 to 28 September 

In-person Registration 

 

All new International students (non-British/Irish)  

Please book an appointment in advance, around own schedule, with the Visa and Immigration team.

The Great Hall, Trent Building, University Park 

All day 

25 September to 2 October 

Welcome Village 

New Students 

  

Drop-in and get involved in a range of different activities that embrace the full breadth of the University of Nottingham student experience. 

 

Venues on each Campus 

Weeks 1-4 

University Card Collection 

 

New Students 

 

Please make sure you pick up your University card to enable library access and prove your student status. 

Pick up zones across University campus located to home department 

 

Weeks 1-4 

Sign up with a local health centre 

 

New Students 

 

As part of your time at Nottingham, it's highly recommended that you register with a local doctor's surgery. If you are studying at University Park Campus, you can register with our on-campus surgery, the University of Nottingham Health Service.  

Please register online as soon as you know your new university living address. 

Start health care registration 

 


 


 


 


 

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