Undergraduate induction timetable

Your induction is a programme of activities and events to introduce to your school and course. It's important that you attend each induction activity to give you the best start to the year.

Sessions highlighted in bold are subject specific so you only need to attend them if you are studying that subject as part of your stream. 

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Monday 20 September

Welcome activities taking place on Monday 20 September
TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
11-11.40am  Welcome from the Course Director  Welcome from the Course Director and an introduction to who the people you will interact with are and what they do - teaching staff, course staff, subject advisors, personal tutors  Pope A13
11.45-12  Introduction to Societies and NatSci Soc  NatSci Soc President runs an introduction to societies and clubs, how to find out about them and get involved and what NatSci Soc can offer you Pope A13
12-12.30  Meet your Personal Tutor   Quick get to know you session with your personal tutor. Find out where to find them, how often you will see them and details of how to arrange individual meetings for later in the week  Pope A13
12.30pm  Lunch Break  Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 
2-4pm  Welcome Fair 

Space in your schedule to visit the welcome fair, see what clubs and societies are available, find out more about them and join any groups you are interested in.

Welcome Fair - David Ross Sports Village 


Tuesday 21 September

Welcome activities taking place on Tuesday 21 September
TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10am - 11.30am  Guided Tour of your Degree   Workshop covering how your degree works, modules, timetables, regulations and expectations of behaviour.  Pope A14 
11.45am-12:30pm Wellbeing Session  How do your take care of your physical and mental wellbeing at university and what sources of support are available to help you to do this  Pope A14 
12.30-1.30pm  Mentor Packed Lunch  Meet your mentor group and get to know them over a packed lunch. (Packed lunch provided) Pope A14 & Pope A15 
1.30-3.30pm  Meet your Mentors  First mentor session includes fun activities to get to know your mentor group and support to complete your module choices (if applicable), find your timetable and access your emails  Pope A14 
4-5pm  Drop-in Q&A   Open opportunity to drop in to see Kate or Chris in their offices and ask any questions that you might have. 

Kate’s Office – Pope A15b


Wednesday 22 September

Welcome activities taking place on Wednesday 22 September
TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
9-9:20am Chemistry: Lab Safety Video  Space in your schedule to watch the safety briefing for Chemistry. You don't have to use this slot it is available online and can be watched whenever you have time.  Online - will be shared on moodle page
9:20-9:45am  Chemistry: Virtual Lab Tours  Space in your schedule to do the virtual lab tour and familiarise yourself with the labs, how they work and where you find things. This resources is available online and can be looked at whenever you have time.  Online - will be shared on moodle page
10-10.30  Chemistry: Introduction to Subject Advisor   Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.  Physics B23 
10.30-11am 

Physics: Introduction to Subject Advisor 

Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.  Physics B23 
11am-12pm

Maths: Support lecture -  Algebra 

Optional support lecture based around the problem booklet which was sent to consolidate prior learning  Keighton Auditorium 
12-1pm 

Maths: Support lecture - Calculus 

Optional support lecture based around the problem booklet which was sent to consolidate prior learning  Keighton Auditorium 
1pm

Lunch Break 

Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 
2-3pm 

Maths: Support lecture - Numerical Methods, Parametric and Differential Equations 

Optional support lecture based around the problem booklet which was sent to consolidate prior learning  Keighton Auditorium 
3-4pm 

Drop-in Q&A  

Open opportunity to drop in to see Kate or Chris in their offices and ask any questions that you might have. 

Kate’s Office – Pope A15b  

Chris’ Office – Maths C48

3pm 

Discover Nottingham Fair

Space in your schedule to have a look around the Discover Nottingham Fair at the Portland Building  Discover Nottingham Fair – Portland Building 
All students will have individual meetings with their personal tutor on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Your personal tutor will explain how to book these on the Monday.

Thursday 23 September

Welcome activities taking place on Thursday 23 September
TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10-10:45am  Faculty of Science IT Induction  An introduction to the IT services you will use everyday – this session will help you work effectively and safely online  Microsoft Teams Meeting  

11.15-11.35am  Ecosystem & Environment & Earth Science: Meet the Subject Advisors  Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.  Clive Granger A31 
11.15-11.35am  Psychology: Meet the Subject Advisor  Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.   Psychology A1 
11.40am-12pm  Maths: Meet the Subject Advisor 
Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.  Maths A17
12-1pm  Maths: Support lecture - Trigonometry  Optional support lecture based around the problem booklet which was sent to consolidate prior learning  Keighton Auditorium
1pm  Lunch Break  Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 

 

2-3pm  Maths: Support lecture – Curve Sketching  Optional support lecture based around the problem booklet which was sent to consolidate prior learning  Keighton Auditorium

3-5pm  Scavenger Hunt  Meet up with your mentor group for the annual scavenger hunt to familiarise yourself with the campus and try to win a prize. 

Meet at the front of Physics

 

All students will have individual meetings with their personal tutor on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Your personal tutor will explain how to book these on the Monday. 


Friday 24 September

Welcome activities taking place on Friday 24 September
TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10am-5pm Wellbeing Fair  Showcase of some of the student and staff-led services available at the University to provide advice about how they work to promote your welfare and well-being. Available all day so drop in when you have time. Djanogly Terrace, Rear of Portland Building
10-10.30am  Archaeology: Meet the Subject Advisor 
Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.   Humanities A01 
11am-1pm  Biology: Genes, Molecules and Cell Introductory Session  Introductory session for the core module on the Molecular Biology and Genetics specialism of Biology.  Coates Road Auditorium 
1.15-1.35pm  Biology: Meet the Subject Advisor  Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know. 

Medical School B128

1.30pm  Lunch Break  Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 
2pm  Personal Tutor Meetings/Health Centre Registration  Space in the schedule for personal tutor meetings or health centre registration.  Personal Tutors Office or Cripps Health Centre
2.30-2.50pm  Cancer Sciences: Meet the Subject Advisor  Meet the subject advisor and find out more about what teaching in this subject will look like this year and any information you need to know.  Microsoft Teams Meeting  
All students will have individual meetings with their personal tutor on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Your personal tutor will explain how to book these on the Monday.

 


Monday 27 September

TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10 - 11:30am  ATSP: Learning at University 1  Workshop on what to expect from teaching, what to do before, during and after class to get the most benefit and make learning easier and how to keep yourself motivated.  Pope A14 
11:45am-12:45pm Making the most of your degree  Get involved: introductions from the SU, the Careers and Employability Service and the Advantage Award Team on what opportunities there are to develop your employability during your degree.  Pope A14 
1pm  Lunch Break  Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 
2-5pm  Maths: Computing Bootcamp (students will be allocated to a 1hr slot)  Optional session run by Maths to help students to familiarise themselves with some computing fundamentals, introductory session.  Maths A17
Student who are not attending the Maths: Computing Bootcamp can use this time for Health Centre Registration if they have not already registered. 

Tuesday 28 September

TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10-11am  ATSP: Introduction to the Academic & Transferable Skills Portfolio  Introductory session for the first year compulsory skills module which outlines what you need to take to complete the module and what they assessments are.  Pope A14 
12-1pm  Lunch Break  Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 
1-4.30pm  Family Funday  Fun session organised by NatSci Soc in conjunction with the Peer Mentors with some games and quizes to help you get to know the other Natural Sciences students.  Pope A13 & Pope A15 
4.30-6pm 

Funday BBQ 

Natural Sciences BBQ to cap off the day and relax with your peers and course staff.  ESLC Atrium 

Wednesday 29 September

TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10-11am  Biology: Genes, Molecules and Cells Lecture Lectures for the core module for the Molecular Biology and Genetics Specialism start today Via module moodle page
11am-12pm  Biology: Genes, Molecules and Cells Lecture Lectures for the core module for the Molecular Biology and Genetics Specialism start today Via module moodle page
12-2pm Lunch  Break Head back to your halls or to one of the cafes on-campus to have some lunch 
2-5pm  Maths: Computing Bootcamp (students will be allocated to a 1hr slot)  Optional session run by Maths to help students to familiarise themselves with some computing fundamentals – builds on the Monday session.  Maths A17 
Student who are not attending the Maths: Computing Bootcamp can use this time for Health Centre Registration if they have not already registered. 

Thursday 30 September

TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10-11am  Maths: Problem Solving Session (students will be allocated into a 1hr slot)  Optional fun session run by Maths going through some problems in a group setting.  ESLC C01 
11am-12pm  Maths: Problem Solving Session (students will be allocated into a 1hr slot)  Optional fun session run by Maths going through some problems in a group setting.  ESLC C01
12pm Lunch break    
1-2:30pm Learning at University 2 Workshop on how to take good notes, getting started using the library and the top study strategies for success Pope A13

3-3:30pm 

Library Introduction Session  Time in your schedule to work through the introductory library session. You don't need to do it in this time slot, it is online and can be done whenever you have time to have a look at it. The library info is online and can be accessed here
Student who are not attending the Maths: Problem Solving can use this time for Health Centre Registration if they have not already registered.

Friday 1 October

TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
10-11am Biology: Genes, Molecules and Cells Lecture Lectures for Y1 Biology module on the Molecular Biology and Genetics Specialism  Via module moodle page
11am-12pm Biology: Genes, Molecules and Cells Lecture Lectures for Y1 Biology module on the Molecular Biology and Genetics Specialism  Via module moodle page
12-2pm NatSciSoc: First BYOM (Bring your own mug) A chance to meet up with other Natural Sciences students and have a chat about how things are going before the first week of teaching starts over a hot drink and cake. Bring your own lunch  Pope A14 & Pope A15
2-4pm ATSP: How to Reference Workshops outlining academic conventions around the citing of other people work and ideas, how infractions are penalised and how you need to cite and reference work in your assignments.   Pope A13

Saturday 2 October

TimeActivityDescriptionVenue
11am-2pm  City Hangout  Meet up with your peer mentor group and head into town for an informal tour and some light shopping to get to know your new home.  Meet at the tram stop or in town – arrange with your mentors directly 
2.30-3.30pm  Meet for a drink  Meet up with other mentor groups for a drink in town before heading back to campus.  TBC

 

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