New Postgraduates

New Postgraduates

As a new postgraduate there are a number of things that you will need to attend during your first few days. The following is the Postgraduate timetable, which should be followed alongside the other information on the Welcome Site.

 

September: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 | Monday 30
October: Tuesday 1 | Wednesday 2 | Thursday 3 | Friday 4 | Saturday 5 | Sunday 6

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September

Residents of Graduate College may move in to their accommodation on the weekend of 28 and 29 September.

The College will organise welcome events and contact you separately about these, and you can take a tour of the campus on the hour between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on either day if you like, from outside the Base in Alexandra Square.

Monday 30 September

If you live in Graduate College accommodation, you must attend an hour-long General Safety & Fire Prevention Talk today at 3.15pm in the Great Hall.

Tuesday 1 October

Information & General Interest Talks for all Postgraduates

Bowland North is today the hub for a series of other talks that might interest you, some practical, and some just to satisfy your interest or thirst for knowledge. All last around half an hour, including question and answer time. Feel free to go to any of the following:

Overview of Library & IT Facilities
  • 10.00am; 11.00am; 2:00pm; 3.00pm or 4.00pm: This talk covers the main information services and how to get up and running. It takes place in Elizabeth Livingstone Lecture Theatre.
Transport Talks
  • 11.00am; 12.00noon; 2.00pm or 3.00pm: Find out about travelling between the campus and the city centre, car parking arrangements, buses, cycle routes and cycle storage facilities. The talk also includes information about how to reduce your carbon footprint. It takes place in Bowland North Small (Marcus Merriman) Lecture Theatre.
A Pictorial History of the University
  • 12.00noon to 12.30pm: Having been here almost since its inception there’s nobody better placed to guide you through the last 49 years than University Archivist Marion McClintock MBE. This fascinating talk covers the heady early days of the sixties through the development and redevelopment of the campus over five decades and the highs and lows along the way of one of Britain’s ‘new’ universities. Pro Vice-Chancellor for Colleges and the Student Experience Prof. Amanda Chetwynd introduces this talk, which is open to anyone with an interest. It takes place in Bowland North SR10.

Welcome Event for all Postgraduates

20:00pm: Invitation only event. Venue: the Great Hall. Welcome speeches from the Dean of Graduate Studies, Graduate College Principal and LUSU. Followed by opportunity to network with current students and find out what it means to be a postgraduate student at Lancaster.

Postgraduate Taught Registration

Postgraduate Taught Registration takes place today or tomorrow, depending on your scheme of study (Research students register tomorrow). Subjects registering today are listed below within the relevant times, and take place in the Library Reading Room:

09:30 to 10:30am:
  • Management Learning
  • Organisation, Work and Technology
  • MSc Project Management
10.30 to 11.30am
  • MSc Management
11.30am to 12.20pm
  • Economics
  • ITMOC
12.20 to 1.10pm
  • Accounting and Finance (Surnames A to L)
1.10 to 2.10pm
  • MSc E-Business and Innovation
  • MBA (part-time and full-time)
2.10 to 3.00pm
  • Accounting and Finance (Surnames M to Z)
3.00 to 4.00pm
  • Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Practice
  • Management Science
4.00 to 5.00pm
  • MSc International Business
  • Marketing
Support Induction, 13:00-14:00:

Information session for students with disabilities, dyslexia and other support needs. This will be held in the Chaplaincy Centre Quiet Room and is repeated tomorrow.

Postgraduate Research Faculty Induction Sessions

Postgraduate Research Students are invited to an induction session in their faculty, to meet other staff and students. These sessions will run today and tomorrow depending on your faculty.

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2.00-4.30pm, Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 6 (refreshments will be available)

 

Wednesday 2 October

Information & General Interest Talks for all Postgraduates

Support Induction

A repeat of yesterday’s talk for students with disabilities, dyslexia and other support needs, again held in the Chaplaincy Centre Quiet Room at 1.00pm.

Activities Showcase

With more than 200 societies and sports teams on campus there’s always something going on. You can meet some of them and see what they do in Alexandra Square today from 12.00 noon. There will be plenty of demonstrations and some you can join in with.

Introduction to the Sports Centre

For those keen to familiarise themselves with the facilities on offer there are half-hourly drop in sessions in the Faraday Lecture Theatre today between 3.330pm and 5.00pm.

International Students’ Evening

New international and EU students are invited to the International Students’ Evening in the Great Hall Complex tonight from 7.30pm. There will be welcoming speeches from the Vice Chancellor, LUSU and the International Student Advisory Service, and the University’s clubs and societies will then entertain you with their talents for the rest of the evening.

PhD Student Induction and Welcome

16.30 to 18.00pm Faraday Lecture Theatre: The programme includes a welcome from the Dean of Graduate Studies and provides new students with information  about the support and facilities offered by the University.  The session will include a variety of short talks and the opportunity to talk to current PhD students and to meet members of Graduate College, the Students’ Union and the Postgraduate Board .

Postgraduate Research & Postgraduate Taught Registration

Postgraduate Research registration sessions for students on PhD, EngD, MD and MPhil schemes take place in the Library Reading Room today. Surnames A-K should register between 9.30am and 10.30am, and surnames L-Z between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Those Postgraduate Taught Registration sessions that didn’t take place yesterday will also be held today in the Library Reading Room. Subjects registering today are listed below within the relevant times:

11.30am to 12.30pm
  • MA Social Work
  • English and Creative Writing
  • European Languages and Cultures
  • History
12.30 to 1.30pm
  • Health Research
  • Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Medical School
  • Law
  • Politics, Philosophy and Religion
1.30 to 2.30pm
  • Linguistics and English Language
  • Sociology
2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Lancaster Environment Centre
3.30 to 4.30pm
  • Computing and Communications Systems
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
4.30 to 5.00pm
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Psychology

Postgraduate Research Faculty Induction Sessions

  • Lancaster University Management School, 1.00pm, Venue: Management School (lunch and refreshments will be available)
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine, 2.00-3.00pm, Venue: Furness Foyer (cakes and refreshments will be available)
  • Faculty of Science and Technology 2.00-4.00pm, Venue: Infolab (cakes and refreshments will be available)

 

Thursday 3 October

Careers Support for Postgraduate Masters Students

The Careers Service can help you your choice of career, finding job vacancies, writing CVs and application forms, preparation for interviews, psychometric tests, further study opportunities and sources of funding. This session in Bowland North Seminar Room 20 runs from 10.00am to 11.00am, and will tell you more about the services on offer.

Freshers’ Fair Part One

You can meet the sports teams and societies in the Great Hall Complex from 12.00 noon until 5.00pm. Feel free to ask them any questions, find something new to try, and sign up for as many as you like. New students get exclusive entry to the fair before 2.00pm.

Orientation for International Students

There will be a series of information sessions run as part of the induction for international students, in the George Fox Building this morning. You are welcome to attend the whole event, or just those sessions that interest you, and can find out more about it from the International Students’ Pre-arrival Guide.

Friday 4 October

Freshers’ Fair Part Two

In the Great Hall Complex from 12.00 noon until 4.00pm, today you can find out more about what the Students’ Union does from the Sugarhouse to Bailrigg FM and LA1:TV; volunteering, Purple Card, Campus Festival, Roses and more: The team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and tell you about all you can do with LUSU while you’re in Lancaster.

You can also see what the rest of Lancaster has to offer, from pubs, to restaurants, to shops... Over 90 different local and national companies will also have a presence in the Great Hall today.

New students again have exclusive access to the fair until 2.00pm.

Saturday 5 October

Sports Team Trials

If you’re interested in competing against other Universities in sport, trials take place today. University fixtures start early on in the term so the groups will be trialling anyone who is interested in taking part. You can find out when the slots are from the teams at Freshers Fair Part One or on the LUSU Activities web page.

Trafford Centre Trip

LUSU will be running a coach trip to Manchester’s Trafford centre, which has over 200 stores, a cinema, restaurants and leisure attractions. You can buy tickets for this trip from the LUSU information desk from arrivals weekend onwards. The coach departs at 9.30am, returning at 7.00pm.

Ikea Trip

13:00-18:00: If you haven’t got everything that you need for your house or flat just yet, LUSU will be running a coach trip to IKEA, departing at 1.00pm and returning at 6.00pm. Tickets are available from the LUSU information desk from arrivals weekend onwards.

Sunday 6 October

Lake District Trip

LUSU will be running coach trips to the Lake District, giving students the opportunity to walk, shop and visit the sites of Windermere and the surrounding area. Previous trips have sold out quickly. You can get tickets from the LUSU information desk from arrivals weekend onwards. The coach departs at 9.30am, returning at 7.00pm.

The Sunday Refresher

15:00-18:00: Situated within the Great Hall Complex the Live at LICA team (Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster Concerts and Peter Scott Gallery) present an afternoon of live acoustic music with delicious homemade cakes, our own blend of fresh coffee and juices, from 3.00pm. A perfect way to relax and unwind before the start of week 1.

Sports Team Trials

With so many teams and potential players, the trials carry on today to enable groups to get closer to that starting line up. Make sure you get the right day for your team: You can find out when the slots are from the teams at Freshers Fair Part One or on the LUSU Activities web page.