What you need to know if you are enrolling in September 2014

The academic year starts on Monday, 22nd September 2014 with the "Welcome Week" when there will be a range of activities designed to help you settle in to student life.

Full details of the week's activities will be available here during the summer. We do however have a little preparatory reading in the form of 'Introductory 2014 Reading Lists' for Media and Journalism, International Multimedia Journalism, and Media and Public Relations

You may also find the information below from Welcome Week 2013 interesting.

New Masters and PhD Students

We are delighted that you are joining us at Media and Cultural Studies (MaCS). We would like to meet you on Monday 23 September at the beginning of the Welcome Week, please see here the final timetable for all events.

The University will run an International Welcome for international students which will include both formal and informal sessions to help you settle in to your new life at Newcastle University. The International Welcome Programme 2013 will be available from the International Office useful guides.

Should I do anything before I arrive?

We recommend before you start your course that you try to familiarise yourself with the media landscape in the UK, try reading some newspapers on line. It is also helpful if you can do some preparatory reading. Introductory reading lists are available for the MA Media and Journalism, MA International Multimedia Journalism, and MA Media and Public Relations programmes.

The Registration Process

Please follow this link to the Student Self Service Portal (S3P) for registration. Information about the regisreation process can be found on that page or in this document.

Course Timetable

This year the timetable will be through the University's timetable database. See link here http://www.ncl.ac.uk/timetable/ , although you might only be able to check your timetable after you registration. We will explain how to access the timetable during the Welcome Week. The timetables should be read in conjunction with the the Teaching Timetable Week Number Guide.

Programme Handbook

The MA handbook is now available here to download. You can find out here all the information you need about module choices, assignment dates and procedures etc.

Returning part-time masters and PhD students

Returning students will be able to register online for 2013/14 study.

Further Information

Information about accommodation, facilities and student support services in Newcastle University is available on the Student Services pages.

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

Welcome Week documents

See here a copy of the presentation slides used on Monday 23rd September during the first session.

Link to the Media and Cultural Studies internal web pages.

Information about a new optional module Freelancing in Arts and Cultures.

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