School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

For Current Students

Current Students

These pages will give you information about teaching and learning and student life

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Teaching and learning resources

‌You will find general information relating to your studies, including information on teaching timetables, IT and computing services, the library and learning resources, on the University’s Student Homepage.

Induction Information

Induction timetable information for 2018 entry will be available in late August 2018.  MArch induction timetables will be available in September 2018.

Degree regulations

Degree Regulations provide information on programmes of study and set out the regulatory framework by which these are governed. Regulations for each programme are on the University regulations and general information webpages.

Degree handbooks

Our handbooks tell you about the School, Faculty and University rules that apply to your work. They contain important information about the nature of your subject area and your degree programme. They also contain information about what we expect from you and what you may expect from us. If you can't find the information you require please contact either your personal tutor or the relevant School secretary.

School Moderation and Scaling Policy

All summatively assessed work is subject to moderation of its marking. This SAPL Moderation and Scaling Policy should be read in conjunction with the University's examination conventions and policy of moderation and scaling.

Archiprint

Archiprint is a self-service printing facility based in the Architecture Building for the use of students.  This Archiprint user guide (PDF: 3.33 MB) contains all the information you should need but if you have any queries please contact our Computing Officer.  

Workshop 

The new purpose built workshop has bespoke facilities, including a variety of modelling and prototyping equipment, digital fabrication suite including 3D printers and laser cutters, woodworking and hand tools and bench space. We also have a novel wet fabrication space for biotechnology work, one of the first in the world in our disciplines. Our technicians are on hand to help, teach and ensure safe working practices.  All students must have a Workshop Induction before being allowed to use the workshop freely.

Digital Equipment needs to be booked before use, the booking site can be found here: https://apps.ncl.ac.uk/soabooking/dashboard.aspx . The workshop also provides materials to purchase, a guide to prices can be found on the Workshop Material Price List 2017  Materials cannot always be guaranteed so we recommend you discuss your requirements with staff in the workshop beforehand. 

Submission deadlines 2017-18

All submission deadlines for Semester 1 are now available to view on APL Assessment Deadlines 

Student life

Parenting Scheme

The School runs a Parenting Scheme to help Stage 1 students settle into University life. The scheme is a great opportunity to gain experience and develop a range of key skills including communication and presentation skills, organisation and time planning skills, and working with people from a range of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

The Parent will work with a small group of Stage 1 students. This will involve helping students when they need:

  • support
  • someone to listen
  • someone to discuss their options with where appropriate
  • knowledge about where to get specialist advice and help

Parents will receive thorough training and you will be awarded a certificate and have your participation recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).

The skills required to be a Parent are:

  • empathy
  • respect for others
  • a commitment to helping others
  • the ability to interact with a variety of people
  • willingness to accept standards of ethical conduct such as confidentiality
  • good organisation skills

Students in their second and third year of University are welcome to apply to become a parent.  You can make friends from around the world and develop your skills.

If you're interested in becoming a Parent please contact kelly.weightman@ncl.ac.uk for further details.

Careers

The University's award-winning Careers Service will help you plan for your future career while you are studying and help you after you graduate. We have one of the largest and best resourced career services in the UK and the School has its own dedicated careers adviser.

Adding to your degree

The ncl+ initiative ensures that every student has the opportunity to gain valuable and transferable skills in addition to their degree. Ncl+ brings together groups across the University that offer opportunities and experiences that will make your time at university more valuable. This will boost your employability, and enhance your degree. Find out more about ncl+

Student Ambassadors

Through ncl+ you can apply to become a Student Ambassador. As an ambassador you’ll support a wide range of recruitment and aspiration-raising activities and events at the University. This is a paid position that it flexible to work around your studies. For more information please visit the ncl+ website.

Student Union societies

There are student societies for both architecture and planning. Information on each and how to get involved can be found on the Students’ Union website