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Induction Information for New Postgraduates 2017-18 Entry

The Department of Philosophy welcomes all new Postgraduates and we look forward to meeting you when you arrive. Please ensure you read all information on this page and on the postgraduate offer holders page. To enrol please click on the 'Enrolment' link on the right.


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Welcome programme for new Postgraduates, International and EU Undergraduates taking place Saturday 23rd September - Friday 29th September 2017

Postgraduate Induction Information

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

1. General Introductory Meeting for all Postgraduate Students
  • This takes place 10am - 12pm (The room is Lib1, this room is on the right hand side of the ground floor entrance to the library)
  • This is an important meeting and all new postgraduate students must attend. You will be given information relevant to your course and academic/research support available. Talks will be given on the following topics (please note talks and times are subject to change). Introductory Meeting Schedule
  • This will be followed by lunch and refreshments for all new postgraduate students in room S0.09
2. Specific Course Induction Meetings
MA Students
  • MA Philosophy and the Arts students will meet with course convenors Diarmuid Costello and Eileen John on Tuesday 3rd October, 2.15-4pm in room S2.84 (Social Sciences building). Please note the slightly later start time
  • MA Continental Philosophy students will meet with course convenor Stephen Houlgate on Tuesday 3rd October, 2.15-4pm in room S0.17 (Social Sciences building)
  • MA Philosophy students - will meet with course convenor Naomi Eilan in Naomi's office, S2.60 on Tuesday 3rd October 3.00-3.30pm in Naomi's office (S2.60)
MPhil 2+2 Students
UPDATE 2ND OCTOBER 2017: All MPhil 2+2 students will now meet with the MPhil course convenor Naomi Eilan in in Naomi's office, S2.60 on Tuesday 3rd October for a 15 minute individual meeting in Naomi's office (S2.60) between 4-6pm. Please sign up on the sign up sheet outside Naomi's office

PhD Students
There will be a seperate PhD induction meeting on Tuesday 3rd October, 2.15-4.15pm in S2.77 (Cowling Room). All PhD students are required to attend this. PhD Induction Schedule.

Important - First Year PhD students should also ensure that they make contact with their supervisor in week 1.

Wednesday 4th October 2017

3. Postgraduate Welcome Conference
As part of the induction activites, the Department will hold a Postgraduate Conference on Wednesday 4th October, 2-6.30pm in OC1.06 which is in the new Oculus building (please note in previous correspondence the incorrect room S0.21 was given). This will comprise of talks from students and staff. You are strongly recommended to attend this. Welcome Conference Schedule 
4. Welcome Drinks and Buffet at the Cryfield Sports Pavillion, 7.00pm onwards

The Department will be hosting an evening social event on Wednesday 4th October from 7.00pm at the Cryfield Sports Pavillion after the Welcome Conference above. This is to provide an opportunity for new students to meet staff and current students in a more informal setting. A free buffet and alcoholic/soft drinks will be available.

In addition to the departmental induction events above, there are also many events and programmes happening on campus which you should know about. This includes skills and research programmes, as well as library events and more general postgraduate events.


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Term Dates 2017/18

Autumn Term Monday 2 October 2017 – Saturday 9 December 2017
Spring Term Monday 8 January 2018 – Saturday 17 March 2018
Summer Term Monday 23 April 2018 – Saturday 30 July 2018

Dates for your diary

Sat 01 Dec '18

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