Computer Science

Postgraduate taught

Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2017/18

Induction Information - Monday, 2 October 2017

This information is for students joining our MSc programmes in Advanced Computer Science and Internet Computing and Network Security in the forthcoming academic session.

We will start the day at 08.45am with registration in SMB017 Stewart Mason Building. The day will give you an opportunity to meet fellow students on your course, hear from support services across the campus and get to know the staff in the School of Science and in your department. We look forward to seeing you there.

Induction Programme - Monday 2 October 2017

TimeSessionVenue/RoomStaff Member
08.45 - 09.00    Arrival & Registration  SMB017 (Stewart Mason)  
09.00 - 09.10 Welcome from the Dean SMB017 (Stewart Mason) Prof Mark Biggs
09.10 - 09.20 Introduction to PGT Team & Academic Guidance SMB017 (Stewart Mason) Gareth Pritchard & Andrea Soltoggio
09.20 - 09.40 Student Services SMB017 (Stewart Mason) Liz Chahal, Head of Student Support Centre
09.40 - 09.55 Students' Union SMB017 (Stewart Mason) Ian Mararo, Postgraduate Executive Officer
09.55 - 10.15 Library & IT Services SMB017 (Stewart Mason) Funmike Ifie, Academic Librarian
10.15 - 10.30 Careers Network  SMB017 (Stewart Mason) Sally Western
Students move to individual departments escorted by Dept Programme Directors or representative
11.00 - 11.15 Welcome to the Computer Science Department  N1.12 Haslegrave Building Dr Iain Phillips, Head of Department
11.15 - 12.15 Introduction to MSc Programmes N1.12 Haslegrave Building Dr Andrea Soltoggio & Dr Lin Guan
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch Reception (inc Erasmus & China Partnership Students) 3rd Floor, Haslegrave Building All staff & students
14.00 - 15.00 Lab Induction N1.09 Haslegrave Building  Science IT Team
Programme may be subject to change

The hands-on Lab Induction Session is designed to introduce you not only to the use of the main computer systems that you will be using, but also to the way in which they are structured, how they are connected to the Department's network and therefore, how to access applications and information.  Also, some important health and safety matters will be addressed. 


The Department of Computer Science is hosting a Reception for all new Taught Postgraduate students on the 3rd floor open area, Haslegrave building at 12.15pm on Monday 2 October. It will be your first chance to really meet each other and many of the staff who be teaching and supporting you throughout your time with us.

International students

For international students, there is an extra International Induction and Welcome event (in addition to the Undergraduate Induction event above which all Computer Science students should attend) which takes place on the evening of Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 6.00pm - 9.00pm. More details can be found by clicking the link below: