Physics Induction Events and Presentations

September 2021 Physics Induction Programmes

Firstly, please see this Important Covid-19 Safety Information .

This year, Academic Induction runs for one week – starting at 11am on Monday 20th September 2021.

All Foundation and First Year students need to make themselves available from that date. During this time, we will be introducing you to: the teaching team, the modules that you will be studying from the end of September, organisational aspects, and each other.

The Induction Programme for Foundation and First Year students will run from Monday 20th September to Thursday 23rd September (inclusive). There are alternative arrangements for students entering Second Year and above.

Foundation and First Year students need to be prepared to be present on-campus Monday to Thursday for the periods 10am-12pm and 2-4pm for Physics-based induction events. The Monday session starts at 11am.

Induction Programmes for Foundation and First Year Students

Physics Induction events are mainly in the Newton Building but start in the Lady Hale Building – which is very close to the Newton Building.  Both buildings can be identified in the following schematic map.

Induction Programme for Physics with Foundation Year
◊ Induction Programme for Acoustical & Audio Engineering with Foundation Year
◊ Induction Programme for Mathematics with Foundation Year
◊ Induction Programme for Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year
◊ Induction Programme for First Year Physics

Centrally-organised Induction Events

The University and Students’ Union will be running their own events and activities outside of the above days and times during Induction Week.

◊  University Welcome Events
◊  Students’ Union Welcome Events  | Students’ Union Welcome Calendar

Teaching Start (the week after Induction Week)

Main teaching starts on Monday 27 September 2021. The Physics Department is based in the Newton Building (see maps below). If you are unsure where certain Newton rooms are, then please follow the signs to the School Reception (which is on the first floor of the Newton Building). Reception staff can help you to find your way.

Teaching timetables are available from Monday 23rd August 2021. They can be found on the official Online Timetable System : click on “Semester View”. Click on the “Programme of Study” box and enter, for example, “Physics” in the search box.  Select “S/P/F: Physics” or “S/PFY/F: Physics with Foundation Year”. Adjust the date range to finish on, say, 19-Dec-2021 and click “Generate” to see the Trimester 1 timetable.

A full breakdown of the 2021/2022 courses being taught can be found within Current Courses, their assessment deadlines are summarised in Assessment, and the structure of the full academic year can be found in Year Calendars.

Buildings Used For Teaching

You will find that classes are most commonly held in the Newton, Chapman, Peel and Maxwell buildings.  Occasionally, some other key buildings are also used. Here is a schematic of the positions of these buildings.

Teaching Buildings
Most frequently used teaching buildings

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