UG Year 3 information
Meet the Computer Science Single Honours Third Year Tutor
Hello, the Third Year Single Honours tutor is me, Tim Morris (click for contact details).
The role of the Third Year tutor is to provide general support for third year students, to monitor their progress, and to help you get smoothly and successfully through your final year. You can come and talk to me anytime, but emailing to make an appointment is preferable, if it's a non-urgent matter.
Tutors are available for an Open Hour once a week when students can visit them in their office.
Finding the 3rd Year Tutor for your programme
- If you are not a single honours student then your tutor can be found in the tutors list on the page for current undergraduate students.
What to do if things go wrong
The third year is a crucial year for your studies, and it is essential that you make the School aware of any difficulties you are experiencing which you feel are affecting your work, or which might affect your work.
You can talk to me in confidence about any aspect of your third year studies, and I'll be as helpful as I can. This may involve directing you to other support services the University provides for dealing with problems such as finding accommodation, dealing with harassment, personal counselling and medical advice. You can find out more about these services from the School's student services pages.
You may also wish to approach your Personal Tutor from your First and Second years, or your Project Supervisor (who becomes your personal tutor for this year), to discuss things.
It's crucial that you keep us informed of any difficulties you experience. If you don't, we can't help you, and we would like to help you. Most importantly we will need documentary evidence of any problems that you would like us to consider: this can include a doctor's note (or similar) and you must complete a Mitigating Circumstances Form. The School Handbook describes our Mitigating Circumstances procedures in detail. If in doubt, please ask me.
Course unit selection
- See the page about options & themes.
- Third Year Single Honours CS students can normally choose up to 20 credits of external courses from other Schools (10 credits per semester). See information about external course units.
- Reponses of unit leaders to the comments made by students on previous year's units
Third Year Deadlines
In order to help you manage your work, here's a week-by-week chart which will show the deadlines for COMP Course Units which have coursework, and also the Third Year project deadlines. Semester TWO deadlines
Final Year Exams
- Please be aware that there are no resits for 3rd Year exams. You only have one attempt at your Third Year exams.
- We talked about the consequences of failing an exam in the Intro Week Talk. It's also discussed in the Undergraduate Handbook.
Current job opportunities
- For graduate job opportunities see the School's Job Opportunities page.
Degree result predictor
- For single honours students here is an Excel spreadsheet to calculate how your 2nd and 3rd year marks contribute to your final degree mark.
What happens to my email account and filestore when I graduate?
Your right to use the computers within the School and University terminates on the last day of the summer term each year; however, we will not take any action until the Monday following the Graduation ceremony. After this time the accounts will be disabled and the filestore deleted.
If you are staying on to do a fourth year or to undertake research, your account will obviously not be deleted or disabled.
Support for web pages is not provided for students who have left so it's up to you to save anything before you graduate.
You can register with Your Manchester Online and get a free e-mail address for life.