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.
We are delighted that you will be joining us at Media and Cultural Studies (MaCS). The Welcome Week Timetable (pdf, 38KB) is your guide to all the activities we've planned to help you settle in to your new degree programme.
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 2015 will be available from the International Office useful guides.
The enrolment on modules (module choices) will take place during Welcome week.
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.
This year the timetable will be through the University's timetable database , although you might only be able to check your complete and personalised timetable after you register and complete your module choices. 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. In the meantime, please see this guidance document that can help you understand how the database works.
The 2014 MA handbook is now available here for your information. You can find out here all the information you need about module choices, assignment dates and procedures etc. Please bear in mind that some of the content can still change until the beginning of the first day of teaching.
The presentations slides used during the Welcome Week can be downloaded from here.
Returning students will be able to register online via the S3P portal for 2015/16 study.
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.