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PGT Welcome Week Timetable 2017-2018

Important information

Monday 18th September 2017

10:00 - 12:00 Registration (2.19, Kilburn Building)

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch (ATLAS Rooms, Kilburn Building)

13:00 - 13:15 HoS Welcome (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

13:15 - 14:15 General Talk - Norman Paton (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

14:15 - 14:30 IT Services Presentation (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

14:30 - 14:45 Students Union (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

14:45 - 15:00 Sport at the University (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

15:00 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 16:45 Meet Programme Directors

  • ACS (full time students) Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building
  • ACS with IT Management (full time students) 2.19, Kilburn Building
  • Meng student registration 2.33, Kilburn Building
  • Modular/part-time MSc (new students) 2.42, Kilburn Building

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Introduction to themes (Theatre 3, Stopford Building)

09:00 - 09:30 BioHealth Informatics - Andrew Brass

09:30 - 10:00 Mobile Computing - Barry Cheetham

10:00 - 10:30 Data Engineering and Systems Governance - John Keane

10:30 - 11:00 Learning from Data - Ke Chen

11:00 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:00 Making sense of Complex Data - Jock Mcnaught

12:00 - 13:00 Manchester Business School units - Chris Holland

13:00 - 14:00 Break

Students with an odd number for the last digit of their student ID
(This is the second-last digit on your library card, as the last digit will almost always be 0)

14:00 - 15:30 Introductory lab session: Group A (MSc lab, 2nd floor, Kilburn Building)

Students with an even number for the last digit of their student ID
(This is the second-last digit on your library card, as the last digit will almost always be 0)

15:30 - 17:00 Introductory lab session: Group B (MSc lab, 2nd floor, Kilburn Building)

REMINDER: once you have decided from your pathway (if you have one) and themes which course units you wish to take you may register these choices. Course unit registration is achieved via Campus Solutions. Once completed print off 'My Class Schedule' and take it to the Student Support Office (LF21, Kilburn Building). The final deadline for course choices is Friday. You can make your choices anytime up until the deadline but no preference is given to early choices.

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Introduction to themes (Theatre A, Simon Building)

09:00 - 09:30 Data on the web - Uli Sattler

09:30 - 10:00 Parallel Computing in the Multi-core Era - Graham Riley

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 Ontology Engineering and Automated Reasoning - Sean Bechhofer

11:00 - 11:30 Security - Ning Zhang

11:30 - 12:00 Software Engineering - Bijan Parsia & Kung-Kui Lau

12:00 - 13:00 Meet Programme Directors

  • ACS (full time students), Simon Building, Theatre A
  • ACS with IT Management (full time students) Simon Building, Theatre C
  • Modular/part-time MSc (new students) 2.42, Kilburn Building (unless you have already met with Dr Renate

REMINDER: the deadline for students to register for the Manchester United trip on Friday (see link at bottom of page) is Thursday 21st September 2017 at 12:00. Call into SSO (LF21) by the deadline to receive a ticket if you want to participate in the trip.

Thursday 21st September 2017

09:00 - 09:20 Introduction to library - Amin Hussain (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

09:20 - 10:00 Online resources and Blackboard - Dave Lester (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

10:00 - 12:00 Plagiarism and Malpractice course - Konstantin Korovin (MSc labs, G23, 1.8).

13:00 - 13:15 H&S Talk - Tony McDonald (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

13:15 - 17:00 English Language Advice and Testing - Rob Marks (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

  • English Language Test, MSC Lab 2.25A
  • English Language Test, MSc Lab 2.25B
  • English Language Test, UG Lab G23

Friday 22nd September 2017

IMPORTANT: self-registration for your course units must be completed in Campus Solutions as soon as possible. The deadline is 10.00 TODAY.

Print 'My Class Schedule' and take it to the Support Office (LF21, Kilburn Building) by the final deadline of 10.00 hrs. Without this confirmation by the School your course unit selection cannot be guaranteed.

Manchester United tour logo

09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to MSc Projects and Research Skills - Tom Thomson (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

09:30 - 10:00 Careers: What happens after your MSc? - Ben Carter (Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building)

10:00 - 12:00 Optional catch up lab plus Plagiarism and Malpractice course for late arrivals - Konstantin Korovin, Mike Keeley (MSc lab, 2nd floor, Kilburn Building)

13:00 - 17:00 Man United Museum Tour details tba