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Timetable 2022/2023

Dates for the submission of work are underlined and in bold below. Downloadble pdf of this page, also including information on staff and student responsibilities, available hereLink opens in a new window.

Meetings with supervisors may be in person or online (Teams) according to arrangements agreed individually between student and supervisor.

Submission of all official work detailed below is via Tabula. Please do NOT use Tabula for storage of draft materials.

Autumn Term 2022

Week 1 Main Year 3 induction Monday 3rd Oct: David will mention dissertation timetable, esp. first deadline in Wk 2 for outline plan, and rationale of early deadlines as staging posts; also the 3 induction sessions, weeks 2-4.

Week 2 Monday 10th October, noon. 250-word plan of study and a (provisional) title are due. NB MONITORING POINT. Supervisors will be allocated this week.
Induction Session 1, Tuesday 11th – General guidance on organisation of research and of topic conceptualisation: Scope, Angle, Structure, Materials; anonymised list of concerns from students collected at end.

Week 3
All students should contact their supervisors to arrange for a supervision in Week 3 or early Week 4, which will discuss students’ submissions of titles/plans.
Induction Session 2, Tuesday 18th – Tabulation back to students on their anonymous concerns, and open discussion / Q&A of matters arising.

Week 4
Induction Session 3, Tuesday 27th – Discussion of how to work with bibliography and library resources, and advice on how to compile a dissertation bibliography; if not already covered, general guidance on MSWord formatting considerations for clarity and consistency (e.g. use of tabs and indents, page-breaks, footnotes inc. name-date and abbreviations; use of figures, and overall presentation of submission); round up Q/A of anything left to discuss.

Week 5 – Students are to arrange/attend a supervisory meeting.

Week 7/8 – Students are to arrange/attend a supervisory meeting. ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING IS A FORMAL MONITORING POINT.

AFTER END OF TERM 1 - Wednesday 21 December, 12 noon. Submit a sample chapter on Tabula. NB MONITORING POINT.

Spring Term 2023

Week 1-2 – Students to arrange to meet with their supervisor to receive feedback on sample chapter.

Weeks 2 & 3 – Present a 10-minute powerpoint presentation before peers and a member of staff of dissertation topic, with handout. Days and times for these presentations, which will be conducted online on MSTeams, to be arranged by staff.
Presentations should include an outline of the dissertation as a whole, including chapter headings, and explain the dissertation’s research context and original contribution to the topic. Special attention should be paid to methodology and structure. This will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Feedback will be given on all aspects of structure, content, and presentation of the talk. Students should use handouts and Powerpoint presentations as visual aids. Handouts should be sent to the staff member leading the group before the presentation is due. All participants will fill out a feedback form on the others in their group.

Week 3 Wednesday 25th January. Students to submit the final title of the dissertation on Tabula.

Week 5 – Students are to arrange/attend a supervisory meeting.

Week 7/8 – Students are to arrange/attend a supervisory meeting.
Attendance at this meeting is a formal monitoring point

Week 10 – Friday 17th March. Deadline for submitting drafts to your supervisor. Do not submit more than one chapter for feedback at this stage. If you have an extension to the deadline, please discuss with your supervisor in good time, as they may not be readily available after term has finished: staff will be available to meet / send comments in week 11, but are not required to engage in supervision after this point.

Friday 31st March, 12 noon – FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE. 
Electronic submission on Tabula only (no hard-copy submission required)

Summer Term 2023
Week 10 – Feedback released. Date/time tbc