The induction programme for new postgraduates includes events for all research students as well as general courses on computing and tutoring.
The induction programme for new students takes place in Week 0 and Week 1 of the first semester.
The computing component of the Induction Programme is mandatory for all incoming postgraduate students, both research and taught.
Organised by the School of Geosciences, this two-day course will introduce the computing tools available for postgraduate students involved in all aspects of the School's research programme
The course takes the form of short explanatory lectures/discussions, followed by practical sessions.
The first sessions cover basic access, word-processing and other 'productivity' tools while the later sessions cover tools useful to students whol will be involved with modelling, geographical information science (GIS) and remote sensing.
It is not necessary to attend the later technical sessions if those skills are not relevant to your area of study.
However, it is crucial that all new postgraduates attend the first session of the course, where the content and relevance of the other sessions will be explained. If this is a problem, please contact your Supervisor or Course Director.
The following staff responsible for the Computing Induction:
A range of opportunities to work as a tutor or demonstrator are available to research students. Applications for available posts are made via an on-line form, which can be found under the 'Teaching Opportunities' link on the page below.
Incoming postgraduates who wish to work as laboratory demonstrators or as course tutors on any of the School's undergraduate courses must attend the Induction Course delivered by the School.
More information on Tutoring and Demonstrating in the School can be found on the School of GeoSciences Teaching Organisation web page:
This article was published on Sep 7, 2012