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Student Induction

Student Induction

Welcome to the School of Engineering.

Welcome

We hope you're looking forward to joining us or returning for your next stage and we welcome you to the first step in a rewarding learning journey set in a supportive environment providing access to state-of-the-art facilities within the school of Engineering.

Induction timetables

Induction starts on Monday 19th September 2022 for all new and returning students. We hope you’re just as excited as we are for you to join or return to our Engineering community. Our aim is to help you settle into university life as smoothly as possible through a blended programme of activities delivered both in-person and online throughout the week. Attending your Induction sessions is important so you can make the most out of everything on offer to you. 

Please check your induction timetable regularly as updates are ongoing.

Undergraduate Timetables

Postgraduate Timetables

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

For all students who are starting their degree programmes at Stage 0 or Foundation Year, please look at the Engineering Foundation Year Timetable, not the subject timetables (everyone does the same Foundation Year before continuing on their chosen degree programme). 

Students who are starting their studies in stage 1 will be divided into Groups A, B and C for some sessions during Induction as follows:

Chemical Engineering

Geospatial Surveying, Mapping & GIS

Engineering Direct Entry (stage 2)

Marine Technology

MEng General Engineering

Group A

Mechanical Engineering

Group B

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Group C

 

ReCap sessions for Undergraduate students, all stages (Links to all Undergraduate Induction sessions for all stages will be available after the sessions have been delivered).

ReCap sessions for Postgraduate students, all programmes (Links to all Postgraduate Induction sessions for all stages will be available after the sessions have been delivered.

What your Induction will include 

Induction 2022 will largely be in-person on campus, with some online content. This will be delivered via our dedicated teaching and learning platform Canvas, through your School Canvas Community.

During Induction you will:

  • meet your Degree Programme Director, personal tutor and your peer mentor (if applicable)
  • learn more about what teaching looks like at our University, including assessment and feedback; independent learning and much more
  • attend a range of sessions designed to help you settle into university life

Teaching will begin on Monday 26 September 2022.  

Student Welcome

Check the University's Student Welcome pages. There you'll find useful information on:
  • registering to get your smartcard for access to the library
  • sports centre and other University facilities
  • completing your online registration for your University email
  • access to the Student Self Service Portal (S3P)
  • and much more

Induction pack

Student Welcome (support and guidance)

Surface tablet set up instructions  (new stage 1 Undergraduate students only) (PDF)

Computer recommendations and advice (for Geospatial, Surveying & Mapping GIS stage 1 students only) (PDF)

Induction trip welcome pack (for Geospatial, Surveying & Mapping GIS stage 1 students only) (PDF)

Introductory information

Check the University's Introductory Information pages. There you'll find useful information on:

  • Key Dates
  • University Timetables
  • Student Charter and Offer
  • Attendance
  • Student Self Service Portal (S3P)

Degree programme and module information

Check the University's Degree programme and module information - degree programme handbook. There you'll find useful information on:

  • Overview and important definitions
  • Degree programme aims, specifications and regulations 
  • Modules and module choice
  • Teaching and contact hours
  • Graduate framework
  • Additional costs
  • Placements and Study Abroad oppurtunities

Student Support

Check the University's Student Support pages. There you'll find useful information on:

  • Personal Tutoring
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Student Services
  • Student Advice Centre
  • Resources

Circumstances affecting your studies

If things go wrong while at University, and circumstances are affecting your studies, the following information will help explain the steps you can take:

  • Illness and absence for personal reasons
  • Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PEC)
  • Change of Circumstances (Transfer, Suspend or Withdraw from Studies)
  • Complaints and Appeals

Assessment and feedback

Check the University's policies and procedures around Assessment, Marking and Feedback. There you'll find information on:

  • Coursework Submission
  • Exams
  • Feedback on assignments
  • How assessment affects your progress
  • Marking and Moderation Processes
  • Assessment Irregularities and Disciplinary Procedures
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
  • Plagiarism
  • Late Submission of Assessed Work
  • Marking Criteria

Student representation and feedback

Find information about student-staff committees and student representation roles here. This includes:

  • Stage Evaluations and Module Feedback
  • National Surveys
  • Academic Student Representation

Ensuring the quality of your degree

Find information about mechanisms for ensuring the Quality of your Degree programme.

Resources

Check out the University's Resources page. Here you'll find information on:

  • Tools for Study and Revision
  • University Library
  • Newcastle University IT Service (NUIT)
  • Academic Skills Kit (ASK)
  • Writing Development Centre
  • Maths-Aid
  • INTO Newcastle In-sessional English
  • Careers Service
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Health and Safety

Finding your way around

Access maps of the campus and city to help you find your way around. You can download and print our PDF campus maps or find us on Google Maps.

Contact us

Contact numbers and addresses within the School of Engineering.