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I post information here in response to frequently asked questions by my undergraduate advisees, in the hope of reducing the need to trek to my office (or email me in the vacation). If any of you have useful additions, please forward them and I shall expand the page (with due acknowedgement!) as soon as possible. See below for:
DATES and TIMES, EXAMINATIONS, INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, MONEY, REGISTRATION, and RESOURCES.
DATES and TIMES:
This is difficult to answer because of all my commitments; but I am willing to see you any time that I am free! My office is Alan Turing 2119 (overlooking the atrium) and you might try viewing my regular timetable before checking my office. To be certain, you can phone or email me 24 hours in advance (0161 275 5848 or nige.ray[at]manchester.ac.uk) suggesting a time. If possible, I will then make the appointment in my diary; in any event, I will email you back ...
Consult the University's list, which gives dates for at least four years ahead.
School timetables are currently available here.
The lecture programme begins on Monday 28 January 2013. It is your responsibility to find out the times of all your lectures, supervisions, and examples classes from the School's webpage. Don't forget that the previous two weeks are the examination period for Semester 1!
The dates of the examination periods this year (including resits), and several future years, are available here. [Thanks Nathan!]
The School will write to you after the summer examinations, and include details of any resits you may need to take. An individual timetable should be available via your Student Portal from the end of July, when an email will be sent out to all resitters. The standard fee is (about?) £80, regardless of the number of papers resat.
If you want your timetable posting out to you, please provide the Student Services Centre with a Stamped Addressed Envelope.
The dates of the examination periods this year (including resits), and
several future years, are available
here. [Thanks Nathan!]
How do I obtain my examination timetable?
Your January and May/June timetables are made available via your Student Portal as long as possible beforehand, although they are subject to regular updating to deal with clashes and misprints. If your timetable refers to different courses from those you expected, please go immediately to the Student Services Centre to complete an Examination Entry Correction Form. This may not alter your timetable as it appears on the portal, but will allow the Exams Team to make appropriate provision for you in the correct room. You must also advise the Teaching and Learning Office in the Alan Turing Atrium, so that they can ensure you are authorised to receive your marks online.
Consult the Student Services page for initial advice. They will guide you towards more specialised assistance if you need it.
Again, consult the Student Services page here.
The University Language Centre offers many freely available support services to students whose first language is not English.
For example, to obtain help help with written work, look here; Phrasebank is a good example of the resources available.
For assistance with talking and listening, there are also In-sessional Academic Support Classes.
Go to the Student Services Centre for details. This page describe who is eligible, and has links to online application forms.
Normally, the School or University will contact eligible students directly, some time after the January examinations. If you have not heard from either by the end of February (for example when your LEA is late in providing the data, or the University records are erroneous), and believe that you are eligible, please consult this page, and follow the links there. [Thanks, Hannah!]
In theory, you should be able to check this via your Student Portal. But the quickest way may be to go to the Teaching and Learning Office in the Alan Turing atrium, where a booklet is kept that lists all students and the courses for which they are registered. You can consult this at the counter. [Thanks, Fatima!]
Provisional details are currently available here.
LatTeX is undoubtedly the top-of-the-range mathematical typesetting package for papers and projects. A really good place to start is Andrew Hazel's information page for beginners. [Thanks, Bronwen!]
The University Counselling Service has an interactive website, and offers a wide variety of services for staff and students with personal problems.
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