Lectures start on the hour and last for 50 minutes. The lecturer will present the course material using the board, slides or visualiser. You may be provided with an electronic version of the lecture notes or be expected to take your own notes. It is possible that you may not be able to understand all the material during the lecture and so you should spend time after the class reading through the notes and working on any related exercises.
The level 1 course units MATH10101, MATH10111, MATH10121, MATH10131, MATH10202, MATH10212, MATH10222 and MATH10232 are supported by weekly feedback supervisions. You will be working with a group of approximately 10 students from your programme along with a supervisor. Students will be set weekly exercises by the course lecturer. Students are required to hand in their attempts of the exercises, for feedback and marking, before the next supervision class. It is important to note that the supervision work and attendance counts as 10% of the marks for the associated course unit. These tend to appear on your timetable during welcome week.
Level 1 course units not covered by supervisions, along with higher level course units, will have a weekly feedback tutorial or a computer lab session. You will be set exercises by the course lecturer. You should attempt these before the tutorial class and use the time in class to ask questions. Some lecturers provide extra examples in the tutorial classes and work through these during the class. These tend to appear on your timetable early September.
MATH10001: Mathematical Workshop
This workshop gives you a chance to work on the practical skills all mathematicians require, such as problem solving, using mathematical software and mathematical writing. In the workshops you will work individually and in small groups on different projects.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is available to all first year students. The sessions are run by trained PASS Leaders who are higher year students on the same degree programme as you. They will help you with your first year work and provide guidance on study skills and university life.
Undergraduate timetables of all teaching components and coursework assessments are available by year of study from the Schools ‘Information for Current Students’ website:
http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/information-for-current-students/timetables/. Students’ personal timetables are available from My Manchester.
A number of the course unit Lectures in the School are podcasted weekly. These podcasts are audio recordings (sound files) which can be distributed electronically over the internet for students to view.