The University’s Education Committee is responsible for the maintenance of a timetable for Week 0 of Michaelmas Term determining the days on which departments and colleges shall provide an induction programme for full-time graduate students. The current timetable is as follows:
|9 am- 1 pm||1 pm- 5 pm||5 pm onwards|
|Thursday||College||Dept/fac (until 6 pm)||College|
It is the responsibility of the department to provide a programme of induction for its students, which will sit alongside the induction provided to students by their colleges. During Week 0 of Michaelmas Term this programme must be delivered in accordance with the agreed timetable with colleges, but the programme may begin before, or extend beyond Week 0 over the course of the first term.
The programme of induction should enable students to begin their studies with an understanding of the academic and social environment within which they will be working and must include (but is not confined to) all essential aspects of induction as listed in subsection 4.2. The responsible body should determine who delivers each element of induction, e.g. the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or course director. The responsible body should also ensure that the induction programme takes into account the diverse backgrounds of a typical student cohort, and the multiple adjustments that students are making at this time, especially those who have recently arrived from overseas.