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Incoming Mathematics Students Induction

Congratulations on obtaining a place at the Mathematics Department here at the University of Warwick! We look forward to welcoming you in September. In the meantime the pages contained here will help you understand what you should be doing before you arrive, and what you will need to do during your first weeks here. During Welcome Week, the first session will be on Wednesday 30th September, at 10am, online (see your emails from the University). Please try to "arrive" early so we can start promptly.

Arrangements for teaching are still being finalised. Most of your lectures/classes will be online in Term 1 with a mixture of Live ("synchronous") and Pre-recorded ("asynchronous") lectures along with other electronic resources, but hope to provide some face to face contact with your Personal Tutors and "Supervisors" where it is safe to do so. You will also be submitting your assessed work online, we will explain how to do this during Welcome Week.

You do not need to register for any modules yet; you can prepare by looking at the available options if you'd like, but you can wait until you arrive before registering, and registrations are not binding initially. The first induction meeting will explain how to choose your modules.

Before you arrive you may want to do some reading to get you up and running.

There will be a further induction session on Friday (technology allowing) of the first week once you have all settled in a bit.

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Welcome Letter 2 2020

Please note that these pages are for those students about to start on the Maths BSc., MMath, Maths and Business or Maths and Economics degrees. Although some of the information contained may be useful to other students, much of it is specific to how Mathematics students can find help. MORSE and Maths/Stats should go to the Stats department website, Maths/Physics to Physics, Discrete Maths to Computer Science and Maths/Philosophy to Philosophy.

Before Arriving

From September 7th you will be access a new online module "MA1K2 Refresher Mathematics" (you will need to have registered with the University and set up your online account first). This course was set up because students had their A-level work interrupted by the coronavirus lockdown. The main aim of the course is to help you get back into the swing of academic study by reviewing A-level maths. However, while the material will be familiar to you, the course will offer you a new way of thinking about it, that will prepare you better for university study. You will also get a taste of university-style lectures albeit the somewhat unusual online lectures that will take place in the next few months.

This module is "core" for you and will appear on your registrations, but any assessment will not count as credit towards your degree and is for feedback only, so please don't get stressed by it.

Please save questions about module choices and how things will work in Term 1 for Welcome Week and not try to get answers about these things from those running this module, that is not the purpose of this!

Your First Weeks

Maths Building

Schedule for Welcome Week and Week 1

Please keep an eye on your Welcome Week pages, the schedule for all the sessions you should be attending online will be found there. Links to session recordings once they have happened should also be available there, or here.

The schedule for lectures once Term has started will be placed on the front page of the Undergraduate Handbook and probably also distributed by email.

One of the biggest differences that students find in coming from school to University is that you will quickly have to learn to organise your time and be responsible for your own learning. Although there is help out there through your Personal Tutor and Supervisor, there will not be a teacher making sure you are doing enough work!

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Due to the grades we ask for, many of you will never have struggled with mathematics... be prepared to start doing so almost straight away, we don't want you to be sitting in your comfort zone for long! The degree is challenging, but we have every confidence that you can all rise to that challenge!

Where to ask questions or find answers before arriving?

University Welcome Pages

Who does what?
Undergraduate Office
General enquiries.

Personal Tutor
Your personal tutor is your first port of call for problems.

Supervisor
Your "Supervisor" will help you with your weekly assignments.

Taught Programme Manager
Fiona Linton

Senior Tutor
Prof. Richard Sharpe

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. David Wood

Head of Department
Prof. John Greenlees

Deputy Head of Department
Dr. Dmitriy Rumynin

Director of Student Experience
Dr. Siri Chongchitnan