On registration day, you will be given your induction timetable. There will be a number of introductory lectures and activities for you to attend, which will help you settle into WMG while giving you the opportunity to meet your fellow coursemates and key members of staff as well.
Personal Tutor and Key Contacts
During induction week, you will get an opportunity to meet your Course Leader who is responsible for your specific MSc course. You will also be allocated a Personal Tutor in the first few weeks of term. Your Personal Tutor will be an academic member of staff at WMG and will help you to settle into the University and try to answer any questions you may have about the department, and the course.
Other key staff you will come into contact with during your year are your module tutors, project supervisor, administrative staff and course management.
Schedule of Core modules and selecting your Elective modules
Once all students have been fully enrolled, registered and inducted, the core module schedules will be uploaded onto the databases. This does take some time, but we expect that you will be able to access your schedule by the end of week 1.
The elective module booking system will normally open during week 3 to allow you to book your elective modules. Electives allow you the flexibility to tailor your programme in line with your specific interests. You will be notified via email when this system is open.
Modules are generally taught in intensive one-week blocks, from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.30pm. However, some supplementary workshops may get scheduled on a weekend also.
The language of the MSc programme
You will soon get used to the way WMG abbreviates things and will find that all MSc courses, modules and buildings will be known by their abbreviation or 'short name'.
For example, the MSc Management for Business Excellence is known as MBE, the module Logistics and Operations Management is known as LOM, and the International Manufacturing Centre is known as IMC.
The MSc course is one full year (September 2018 - September 2019). Any term dates on the Warwick pages relate to undergraduates only, and as postgraduates, you are normally expected to attend the University all year round. The University will close over Christmas for one week.
There will be a lot to take in during the first few weeks of term, from understanding how WMG works to how your course is delivered. Staff will be on hand to help but you will find much of the information is readily available online.