Academic Induction

As a postgraduate you'll almost certainly be familiar with the idea of a Welcome Week (also referred to as Freshers' Week) - but it's not just for undergraduates. Even if you completed your undergraduate degree recently you will still need to adjust to a new programme - possibly new tutors - and a new social group.

Welcome Week for Autumn 2018 runs from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 September. Arrivals weekend is therefore Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September.

Welcome Week comprises:

  • Academic Induction activities
  • University-wide events (for example, information about services to support you as a student - these often run multiple times so you can select one at a time that works for you)
  • Social events

Academic Induction activities are the key sessions for you to attend so you should make sure you are aware of these, and then fit any University-wide and social events around them.

You will be able to see the entire Welcome Week timetable from the beginning of September in iExeter but you will need to activate your IT account first. Please see the main University webpages for new students for details of what to do before you arrive which provides further information about this process.

Welcome Week and Induction Events for Postgraduate Students
of the Graduate School of Education, September 2018

This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.

Last Updated: 11th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

All day Induction day for PhD students only.

See your invitation
from the Doctoral College
for details.

Last Updated: 11th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

St Luke's Campus Tours
Led by the PGR Student Committee

These tours are open to all new Masters and PhD students. Please join us in Staff House at 9.30am to join a group and be allocated a guide.

Ground Floor,
Staff House
10:30-11:30

Welcome to GSE
Head of School - Professor Dave Hall

For all new PhD and Masters students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
11:30-12:00

Refreshment Break

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
12:00-13:00

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in GSE
Director of Eduction - Dr Sandy Allan

For all new Masters students and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

Lunch will be provided for all new Masters students and 4-year PhD students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
14:00-15:00

Assessment and Feedback in GSE - What to Expect
Director of Education - Dr Sandy Allan

For all new Masters students and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus

Last Updated: 11th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

12:30-14:30

Welcome Lunch for PhD students

Come along and meet the GSE PhD team and learn more about the PhD journey and supervisory relationship.

Ground Floor,
Staff House

Last Updated: 11th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

Welcome to the GSE Community
Led by the PGR Student Committee

For all new Masters and PhD students.

Ground Floor,
Staff House
10:30-12:00

Turnitin and Good Academic Practice
Dr Ian Nicholl and Dr Shirley Larkin

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
12:00-13:00

Introduction to the CRISTEME Research Centre

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
13:00-14:00

An Introduction to ELE
Dr Ian Nicholl

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
14:00-15:30

Working with Peers in GSE: What to Expect
Ruth Flanagan and Dr Sandy Allan

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus

Last Updated: 11th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

Student Voice: An Introduction to the Student Guild, SSLC and Student Surveys
Director of Education, Student Guild and Representatives

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
11:00-12:00

Programme Introduction: MA Education

Room BC112,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
11:00-12:00

Programme Introduction: MSc Education (including 4-year PhD students)

Room BC220,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
11:00-12:30

Programme Introduction: MEd TESOL

Room SC2.13,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
12:30-13:30

Introduction to the CEEN Research Network

For all PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
13:30-15:30

Pathway Specialism and Module Introductions: Creativity and the Arts

Dance Studio,
St Luke's Campus
13:30-15:30

Pathway Specialism and Module Introductions: Special Educational Needs

Room BC129,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
13:30-15:30

Pathway Specialism and Module Introductions: Technology, Creativity and Thinking

Room BC218,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
13:30-15:30

Pathway Specialism and Module Introductions: MEd TESOL Elective modules Q&A session1

Room SC2.13,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
13:30-15:30

Pathway Specialism and Module Introductions: MSc Education Research (including 4-year PhD students)

Room BC220,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus

Last Updated: 11th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

The Student's Guide to the University of Exeter and Exeter
Student Committee, the Student Guild and Student Societies

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room SC3.06,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
11:00-12:30

Critical Reading Workshop
Dr Rachel Canter and Student Support

For MSc, MA and 4-year PhD students

Room SC3.06,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
12:30-13:30

Introduction to the Writing Research Centre

For all PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
13:30-14:00

An Introduction to INTO

For all new Master's students and 4-year PhD students

BC112,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
14:30-15:30

Critical Reading Workshop for MEd TESOL students
Dr Rachel Canter and Student Support

BC112,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus

Last Updated: 13th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

Academic Support and Wellbeing

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room SC2.13,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
11:00-12:30

Being Critical

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room SC3.06,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
12:30-13:30

Introduction to the Centre for Professional Learning

For all PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
13:30-14:30

Digital Tools and Online Communication

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
14:30-15:30

Establishing Ground Rules for Dialogue

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus

Last Updated: 13th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

Meet the Academic Tutors

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
11:00-12:30

Library Tours

For all new Masters and 4-year PhD students

Room BC114,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
12:30-13:30

Introduction to the Social Mobility Research Centre

For all PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
13:00-15:30

Programme and Pathway Level Activities for MA Education: Creativity and the Arts

Dance Studio,
St Luke's Campus
13:30-15:00 Programme and Pathway Level Activities for MA Education: Special Educational Needs BC101,
Baring Court,
St Luke's Campus
13:30-15:30 Programme and Pathway Level Activities for MSc and 4-year PhD students To be confirmed
13:30-15:30 Programme and Pathway Level Activities for MEd TESOL - meeting personal tutors about module choices Your Personal Tutor's Office

Last Updated: 14th September 2018

Time

Event

Venue

09:30-10:30

Making the most of your time in GSE: opportunities, placements and employability

For all new PhD and Masters students

Room SC3.06,
South Cloisters,
St Luke's Campus
10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
11:00-12:30

Getting to Know St Luke's

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
12:30-13:30

Introduction to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Research Centre

For all new PhD and Masters students

Ground Floor,
Staff House
14:30 onwards

GSE Community and Family Event

For all new PhD and Masters students

To be confirmed