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Induction talk year 1 2014

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Induction talk year 1 2014

  1. 1. Induction Meeting Year 1 (2014) Tony McNeill Undergraduate and Examinations Tutor School of European Languages, Cultures & Society
  2. 2. welcome
  3. 3. Sources of information and support (online) • SELCS Undergraduate Handbook (Moodle (VLE) • SELCS website • Attendance Monitoring System (AMS) • Portico (student record system) • UCL Common Timetable • Maps (Campus Route Finder)
  4. 4. Sources of information and support (people) • Transition Mentors (Wednesday 24 September) • Departmental Coordinators • Personal Tutor • SELCS Undergraduate Officer (Karin Charles) • SELCS Examinations Officer (Novella Mercuri) • SELCS Undergraduate & Examinations Tutor (me)
  5. 5. My role as SELCS Undergraduate Tutor • student support and guidance (with Karin Charles)  referring to specialist support services (e.g. SSW)  variations to ‘module diet’  degree transfers, interruptions of study and withdrawals  year abroad waivers  absence  Learning Agreements
  6. 6. Attendance monitoring at UCL • UCL’s minimum requirement for engagement is 70% • you are required to sign an attendance form for each class with tutors updating online record • if attendance falls below 70% you will automatically be barred from assessment • the bar may be lifted if a Learning Agreement is signed
  7. 7. My role as SELCS Examinations Tutor • student assessment (with Novella Mercuri)  extenuating circumstances applications/documentation  extension requests  penalties for late submission of assessed work or for exceeding/falling short of word limit  plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct
  8. 8. Progression rules: key take-home messages You need to: •be 'complete' in all modules •pass core modules (i.e. language) •be complete in a minimum of :  Year 1 to Year 2: 3.0 cus  Year 2 to Year 3: 7.0 cus (inc. 4.0 from Year 1)  Year 3 to Year 4: 12.0 cus (passing at least 11.0 cus)  to graduate: 16.0 cus (passing at least 14.5 cus)
  9. 9. Staff-Student Consultative Committee (SELCS) • a forum for discussion between SELCS staff and students • instructions for volunteers for student representatives publicised later this Autumn • first-year representatives in post for Term 2
  10. 10. Staff-Student Consultative Committee (SELCS) • a forum for discussion between SELCS staff and students • instructions for volunteers for student representatives publicised later this Autumn • first-year representatives in post for Term 2

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