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UNDERGRADUATE FRESHERS' INDUCTION TIMETABLE 2019

Undergraduates from the UK should arrive on Monday 7 October.
Undergraduates coming from overseas should arrive by Sunday 6 October (and no earlier than Saturday 5 October).


Accommodation for UK students will not be available before 2pm on Monday 7 October.
On arrival you will be directed to the Seminar Room where you will be able to register with the Academic Registrar, be required to sign a tenancy agreement and receive the key to your room. Current students will meet you there and help you find your room, carry cases etc.


YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE ASTERISKED SESSIONS BELOW IS ESSENTIAL


Monday 7 October


2 - 5 pm                                                           Arrival - All new undergraduates arrive.


                                                                         Refreshments for Freshers in the JCR


                                                                         Your College 'parents' will make contact with you soon after your arrival.


2 – 4 pm                                                          Tea and coffee will be served in Hall to Freshers’ parents.


6.30 - 7.15 pm                                                  Dinner in Hall


7.30 -                                                                JCR & Subject-organised social events - a chance to meet other Freshers and current students in your subject.


Tuesday 8 October                                    


8.15 - 8.45                                                       Breakfast available in Hall


The following events will all take place in the Auditorium


9.30 – 9.45                                                      *Welcome to Corpus The President (Dr Helen Moore) will welcome you to the College then the Senior Tutor (Dr Wormald), Academic Registrar (Mrs Clifford) and the Head Porter (Mr Read) will introduce themselves and discuss their roles in College.


9.45 - 10.00                                                     *College Rules – the Dean (Prof Armstrong) and the Assistant Deans (Mr Dowson, Ms Lee and Mr Damry) will introduce themselves then discuss the College Rules and talk briefly about the most important ones including the Dean, and the Assistant Deans roles in enforcing non-academic discipline.


10.00 – 10.45                                                 *Accommodation, Domestic issues and a Fire Safety Talk  The Domestic Bursar (Mr Rolfe) and the Accommodation Manager (Ms Mayes) will introduce themselves and provide you with information on what is expected of you with regard to living in College accommodation and other domestic issues. This will be followed by a talk by the College's Fire Safety Officer.


10.45 – 10.50                                                 Introduction to the JCR Freshers’ Committee (including the JCR President, Welfare and Equal Opps Officers)


11.30 – 12.00                                                 * Finances and what the College can do to help  The Bursar will explain, in broad terms, what the Bursary delivers for you at Corpus.  He will also offer guidance on the prudent management of finances during your studies here and explain how College may be able to help should unexpected circumstances become the cause of hardship or distress.


12.30 - 1.15                                                    Lunch in Hall


2.00 - 2.30                                                       *Introducing the Library and its resources  The Librarian (Ms Snelling) will introduce herself and provide information on how to use the College Library. A tour of the library will take place on Wednesday.


2.30 – 3.30                                                      *Academic Work and Expectations The Senior Tutor (Dr Wormald) will give a talk on what to expect from tutorials, how to go about approaching your work and the academic expectations of your tutors and the College.


3.30                                                                   JCR Consent workshop


4.00 – 5.00                                                      Senior Tutor informal Q&A


                                                                         The Senior Tutor will be available in the College Office to answer any questions you might have about studying or general questions about being a student at Oxford.


3.30 – 5.00                                                      Computing Facilities The I.T. Team will be available in their office in the Old Lodgings for a drop-in session to help with any problems.


6.30 - 7.15                                                       Cafeteria Dinner in Hall


After dinner                                                      JCR-organised social event


Wednesday 9 October                             


8.15 - 8.45                                                      Breakfast available in Hall


10.00 - 11.00                                                  University Freshers' Fair in the Examination Schools.


                                                                            An opportunity to find out about University clubs, societies etc. Tickets will be handed out at Registration.


12.00 – 1.00                                                   *Library Tours       (each session will last approximately half an hour).                                                                     


                                                                            Follow-on session from the introduction on Tuesday. Subject groups will be shown around the College Library.


                                                                            Details of exact times will be provided in your welcome pack.


12.40 - 1.25                                                    Lunch in Hall.


2.00 – 3.00                                                      *Library Tours       (each session will last approximately half an hour).                                                                     


                                                                            Follow-on session from the introduction on Tuesday. Subject groups will be shown around the College Library.


                                                                            Details of exact times will be provided in your welcome pack.


2.00 - 3.30                                                       College Freshers' Fair


                                                                            An opportunity to find out about clubs, societies etc. in College.


4.00 - 4.45                                                       *Welfare meeting in the Auditorium


                                                                            The Dean of Welfare (Dr Judith Maltby), the Welfare Tutor (Prof Duffy), the College Doctor (Dr Naomi Drury), and a counsellor from the University's Counselling Service (Maureen Freed) will discuss their roles.


                                                                            Following this meeting the JCR Peer Supporters will introduce themselves and explain their role. The JCR Welfare Officers will also discuss mental health and disability support.                                                                       


6.30 - 7.15                                                       Cafeteria Dinner in Hall


7.30 -                                                                JCR-organised social events


Thursday 10 October                                                                                                       


8.15 - 8.45                                                       Breakfast available in Hall


During the morning, Tutors will hold meetings at which introductory information will be given and work set. This is a normal working day for Freshers, and they should expect to begin working towards whatever assignments have been given to them. Your welcome letter will inform you of the time and place of these meetings.


11.30 – 12.30                                                 *Living in a College Community in the Auditorium (to include JCR Race and Disability)


12.40 - 1.25                                                    Lunch in Hall.


2.30 – 3.00                                                      *Academic support – risk taking, making mistakes and problem solving


                                                                            Tutors and current students will discuss how to approach your first assignment and discuss pitfalls, having the confidence to take risks and not be afraid of getting things wrong.


                                                                            Arts and Social Science students – in the Auditorium


                                                                            Science students – in the Rainolds Room


3.00 - 5.30                                                       This period is set aside for academic work.


6.30 - 7.15                                                       Cafeteria Dinner in Hall


8.00 -                                                                JCR-organised social event


Friday 11 October


8.15 - 8.45                                                       Breakfast available in Hall


This is a normal working day for Freshers, except as indicated below.


9.00 - 1.00                                                       Faculty and Departmental Library tours have been arranged during this time. Tours will last for approximately 1 hour. Details of exact times will be provided in welcome packs. Meet in the Lodge 20 minutes prior to the start of your tour; an undergraduate in your subject will take you to the relevant library.


12.40 - 1.25                                                    Lunch in Hall.


2.00 - 5.00                                                       Departmental Induction sessions


                                                                            Some Departments will hold induction sessions during this time. Details of exact times will be provided in welcome packs.


6.45                                                                   Drinks in the Rainolds Room


7.15                                                                   Freshers' dinner in Hall.


                                                                            Dress smart, gowns are not required.


After dinner                                                   JCR-organised social event


Saturday 19 October


12.00                                                                    Matriculation


The Matriculation Ceremony is compulsory for all freshers, excluding Visiting Students.


A group photograph will be taken at 10.45am. Individual photos will be taken between 9.30 and 10.30.


You must assemble again in the Quad at 11.15 to enable the Senior Tutor to do a roll call– do not leave the general quad/hall area.


At 11.30pm process to the Sheldonian Theatre for the ceremony at 12.00pm.


All times for matriculation will be confirmed in 1st week.


Please note that the ceremony is for students only. Parents cannot attend.


 


 

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