The academic year starts with Welcome Week from Monday 26 September 2016. There will be a range of activities to help you to ease you in to postgraduate student life. The Welcome Week timetable is your guide to the activities we've planned to help to settle you in to your new degree programme. You will also choose your module options during Welcome Week.
The University also holds an International Welcome Programme for international students which includes both formal and informal sessions to help you transition in to learning at Newcastle University.
Postgraduate Research Students
The Welcome Week timetable (PDF: 120KB) for postgraduate research students is now available to download.
During the SACS PhD and MPhil Welcome from Dr Areti Galani on Monday 26th September, you will be given your copy of the School Postgraduate Research Handbook and be provided with key information for the coming year. There will also be time for you to meet with your subject area Postgraduate Research Director and find out about access to the facilities that you’ll be using.
New postgraduate taught students
Welcome Week timetable (PDF: 32KB) for postgraduate degrees in Art, Museum and Gallery Studies, Heritage Studies and Museum Studies.
Welcome Week timetable (PDF: 30KB) for postgraduate degrees in International Multimedia Journalism, Media and Journalism and Media and Public Relations.
Introductory reading lists are available for the following degrees:
In advance of joining our Media degrees we recommend you familiarise yourself with the media landscape in the UK by reading newspapers online.
In advance of joining our Art, Museum and Gallery, Heritage or Museum Studies degrees we recommend you visit as many museums, galleries and heritage sites as possible and look at their presentation and interpretation with a critical eye. For advice on how to gain voluntary experience in museums, galleries and heritage sites, read our information on gaining voluntary experience (PDF: 127KB).
Postgraduate research students
A selection of welcome sessions will be planned for new and returning postgraduate research students in September 2016. Information about these sessions will be circulated by e-mail. If you require any further information students should contact Jane Hagger.
University Induction Information
The University's pre-arrival website contains registration and induction information for all new students:
You can find more information about how to prepare for your time at Newcastle in our Student Guide. The 2016 Student Guide will be released soon.
Returning Masters and PhD Students
Registration information for returning students is available on the Student Progress website. If you wish to attend any of our Welcome Week sessions, please contact the SACS support team.