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Timetable 2023/2024

Dates for the submission of work are in bold below. Downloadble pdf of the timetable, also including information on staff and student responsibilities, available here.

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 2023

Week 1 Main Year 3 induction Monday 2nd Oct: introduction to 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 9th 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 10th – (M0.07, 11-12) 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 17th – (M0.07, 11-12) Tabulation back to students on their anonymous concerns, and open discussion / Q&A of matters arising.

Week 4
Induction Session 3, Tuesday 24th – (M0.07, 11-12) Session with Rhiannon Taylor, Subject Librarian, ‘Visualising your research journey’. This is an interactive session in which students explore the stages of research.

Week 5 – Students are to arrange/attend a meeting with dissertation supervisor.

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

AFTER END OF TERM 1 - Wednesday 20 December, 12 noon. Submit a sample chapter on Tabula. NB MONITORING POINT.

Spring Term 2024

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, places and times for these presentations will 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. NB MONITORING POINT

Week 3 Wednesday 24th January. Students to submit the final title of the dissertation on Tabula.

Week 5 – Students are to arrange/attend a meeting with dissertation supervisor.

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

Week 10 – Friday 15th 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.

Tuesday 2nd April, 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