Undergraduate induction timetable

Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering

Year 1 

Mechanical Engineering 

BEng/MEng 

H302, H300, H30A, H30B, H30C, H30W, H30U, H30V 

 

Manufacturing Engineering 

BEng/MEng 

H708, H707, H70A, H70B 

 

Product Design & Manufacture 

BEng/MEng 

H700, H715, H71A, H71B, H71X, H71Y 

 

Aerospace Engineering 

BEng/MEng 

H402, H400, H40A, H40B 

 

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 

10-10:30am 

Welcome Address & Introduction - including Direct Entrants from other years 

Welcome message to all first-year undergraduate students in the Department of M3 

Coates Road Auditorium  

 

10.00-4.00 

SU - Welcome Fair 

 

Optional Session 

Opportunity for students to engage with the 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 

 

10.30–11.30am 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Induction 

 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Students 

An introduction to the first year of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate programmes. 

C14, Pope Building 

 

 

10.30–11am 

Product Design & Manufacture Induction 

 

Product Design & Manufacture Students 

 

An introduction to the first year of the Product Design & Manufacture undergraduate programme, from the programme director and year 1 lead. 

B165, L2 Building 

 

10.30am–12pm 

Aerospace Engineering Induction/Welcome Event + guest speaker 

 

Aerospace Students 

An introduction to the first year of the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate programme, from the programme director and year 1 lead. 

B108, L2 Building  

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 

11.30am–12pm 

Product Design & Manufacture Senior Tutor Address 

 

Product Design & Manufacture Students 

A welcome to the department from the senior tutor team. In this session you will be given an overview of tutoring at Nottingham and some signposting on where you can get support when you need it. 

B165, L2 Building 

 

12–2pm 

Product Design & Manufacture Group Activity & Tutor Meet 

 

Product Design & Manufacture Students 

An activity designed to introduce group working & in-person tutor meetings for all year 1 Product Design & Manufacture students. 

B165, L2 Building 

 

12–2pm 

Aerospace Engineering Course Photos / lunch with staff 

 

Aerospace Students 

Meet your fellow students and tutors for the course group photo followed by lunch. 

A09, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC)  

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 

2-3pm 

Aerospace Engineering  

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) - introductory talk 

 

Aerospace Students 

 

An introduction to the RAeS, accrediting body for the Aerospace Engineering MEng and BEng programmes. Students can find out more about the RAeS, including benefits of free student membership.   

C17, Pope Building 

2-4pm 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Group Activity 

 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Students 

 

An activity designed to introduce group working for all year 1 Mechanical & Manufacturing students. 

 

B01, B04, B05, B07, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC)  


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 

10.00-3.00 

SU - Welcome Fair 

 

Optional Session 

 

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 

 

10.30–11.30am 

Introduction to Design 

 

Mechanical & Manufacturing and 

Product Design & Manufacture Students 

 

An introduction to the Year 1 Design Module (MMME1024), the EA Workshop timetable and other things to do before teaching starts in this module. 

Coates Road Auditorium  

 

11am-12pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - Academic Essentials You Must Know (Iteration 1)  

 

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 

2–3pm 

IT Induction 

 

All Students   

 

 

Discover all about the IT services available to assist you with your studies, getting connected, access software and apps and staying safe online. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/dts/knowledge-hub/it-induction/it-induction.aspx 

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 

10.00-10.30 

Faculty Library Induction  

 

All 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 

10.30–11.30am 

Meet your tutors – Group 1 

 

Aerospace Engineering Students 

In-person tutor meetings for all year 1 Aerospace students.  

 

This session will allow you to meet the other members of your tutor group and the staff involved in tutoring.  

As well as getting to know people, this session will also introduce you to the various channels you can use to find out information and get support. 

 

B04/B05/B07, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

11.30am-12.30pm 

Introduction to ECs – Group 1 

 

Product Design & Manufacture AND Aerospace Engineering Students 

At some point through their university degree many students need to ask for help because they haven't been able to complete an assessment on time.  

It is best to be prepared, in case problems come up as you go through your degree! This session will provide you with a basic understanding of the Extenuating Circumstances process, and how to put together your request for help in the most effective way possible. 

 

B04/B05/B07, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

2–3pm 

Meet your tutors – Group 2 

 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Students 

 

In-person tutor meetings for all year 1 students 

 

This session will allow you to meet the other members of your tutor group and the staff involved in tutoring.  

As well as getting to know people, this session will also introduce you to the various channels you can use to find out information and get support. 

 

B01/B04/B05/B07, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

3-4pm 

Introduction to ECs – Group 2 

 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Students 

 

At some point through in their university degree many students need to ask for help because they haven't been able to complete an assessment on time.   

 

It is best to be prepared, in case problems come up as you go through your degree! This session will provide you with a basic understanding of the Extenuating Circumstances process, and how to put together your request for help in the most effective way possible. 

 

B01/B04/B05/B07, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

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 will have the chance to gain skills in engineering, business, marketing, and more. 

A09, Engineering & Science Learning Centre (ESLC) 

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 


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 

10am–12pm 

Group activity  

 

Product Design & Manufacture Students 

 

An activity designed to introduce group working.  

B165, L2 Building 

 

 

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 

10.00am-3.00pm 

SU Discover Nottingham 

 

 

Optional Session 

A chance for new students to find out what's on offer in Nottingham while you are at the University of Nottingham and to start becoming familiar with the city, campuses and student life. 

 

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

Portland Building, University Park 

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 

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 

2-3pm 

Health and Safety Talk 

 

All Students   

 

Mandatory Health and Safety Talk

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

Coates Road Auditorium 

(number 51 on the campus map) 

3-4pm 

Faculty PPE collection 

 

All Students   

 

Collection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

C24/C25, Coates Building 

4-5pm 

Introduction to the Aerospace Industry Advisory Board 

 

Aerospace Students Only 

This session gives all aerospace students the opportunity to find out more about the Aerospace Industry Advisory Board (IAB) – what it is and its remit, how students can engage with the IAB, and how the IAB can support students in their aerospace course. Underpinning some of this will be the launch of a new LinkedIn group, details of which will also be given in this session. 

Coates Road Auditorium  

 


Friday 30 September

Time Activity  Description  Venue  

11am-12pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) - How to Succeed in Assessment Iteration 2. 

 

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 

11am-12pm 

Centre for English Language (CELE) -Speaking and listening in English (Iteration 2) 

 

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  

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 your own schedule, with the Visa and Immigration team 

The Great Hall, Trent Building, University Park 

Weeks 1-4 

University Card Collection 

 

All Students   

 

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

Monica Partridge Building 

 

Weeks 1-4 

Sign up with a local health centre 

 

All 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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