What you need to know if you are enrolling in September 2015

New Masters and PhD Students

We are delighted that you are joining us, the academic year starts on Monday, 28th September 2015 with the "Welcome Week" when there will be a range of activities designed to help you settle in to student life.

Welcome Week, 28 September-2 October 2015

The Welcome Week timetable is your guide to the lectures and briefing sessions you need to attend. You'll also complete some administrative procedures, and hopefully attend some optional social events throughout this week. Please note the timetbale is provisional and the details marked in red will be updated by the time you arrive. Students enrolling on all postgraduate taught programmes will be expected to be at the University several days of this week.

The University will run an International Welcome for international students which includes both formal and informal sessions to help you settle in to your new life at Newcastle University.  The International Welcome Programme 2015 will be available from the International Office's useful guides.

Returning students will be able to register online for 2015/16 study.

Should I do anything before I arrive?

We recommend before you start your course that you try to visit as many museums, galleries and heritage sites as possible, and begin to look at their presentation and interpretation with a critical eye. If you are interested in volunteering please read our useful information on gaining voluntary experience at museums, art galleries and heritage sites.

It is also helpful if you can do some preparatory reading. Introductory reading lists are available for the Museum Studies programme, Heritage Studies programme and Art Museum and Gallery Studies programme.

Postgraduate Research Students

The timetable of the 2015/16 Welcome Week will become available closer to the date. For sample content please look at the 2014/15 Welcome Week Timetable for Research Students (.pdf).

Further Information

Information about accommodation, facilities and student support services in Newcastle University is available in our Student Information page.

If you have any other questions or require any of the documents in a different format, please do not hesitate to contact us.