Induction Week For First Years


First year Mathematics: Induction week 23 - 27 September 2013

Induction talk on College computing facilities (for all students on maths degrees): these will be available every half hour from 11.00 to 2.30 on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th in the J Z Young Lecture Theatre. Please go to one session.

All first-year students reading for a maths degree (single or combined honours) should attend all the events listed below.


9.00 – 11.30 Christopher Ingold Auditorium (Christopher Ingold Building)
Departmental Induction, Welcome to Department and Group work

(i) Departmental Registration. You will receive an information pack, and complete Departmental Registration.
(ii) Welcome to department. Prof Robb McDonald (Head of Department), Dr Robert Bowles (Admissions Tutor) and Dr Mark Roberts (Departmental Tutor) will introduce themselves and talk about the course. Representative from ADM (UCL Maths) Society will appear briefly.
(iii) Group work. You will then be divided into your small tutor groups, and asked to work together on some problems.

11.30 – 12.00 Christopher Ingold Auditorium (Christopher Ingold Building)
Meet your mentors

2.00 – 2.30 Tutors' offices (25 Gordon Street and Kathleen Lonsdale Building)
Visit to personal tutors

You will go to your tutorial groups to meet your personal tutor. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.


11.00 – 12.30 Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT (Roberts Building)
"An Introduction to University Maths" (Dr John Talbot)

2.30 Old Refectory, Wilkins Building on Gower Street
College Registration

This is your formal registration with the college: You must complete the enrolment process before you will be permitted to gain access to the computing facilities and UCL Library. You will not be a UCL student until you have completed the enrolment process. You will be required to prove your identity, complete your enrolment form, pay your fees if you have not yet done so (or provide evidence of sponsorship) and obtain your UCL ID card. So please ensure you come prepared to do so. All students will be required to present an accepted form of identification (preferably a valid passport) before they can be enrolled. Overseas students requiring a visa must present a valid original passport and must also bring a legible photocopy of their personal details page and the visa page of their passport. For UK/EU/EEA students, photo driving license, Identity card etc will be one of the accepted forms of identification, in the absence of a valid passport.

If you are an overseas student, you may have already completed this process during the International Students Orientation Programme in the week preceding term.


10.30 – 12.00 Bloomsbury Theatre
Transition Programme Information Session

This will include information on Finance and bursaries, Budgeting, Rights and Advice, accommodation issues, Clubs and Societies, Volunteering at UCL (UCL Students’ Union), Student Ambassadors Scheme, Tutoring and Mentoring Scheme (Widening Participation Unit), Health Services (Gower Place Surgery) and Counselling Service.

1.00 – 1.50 Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 (Cruciform Building)

This is a short test of basic mathematics, designed to give us an idea of your starting level. You will have to pass a similar test as part of the MATH1401 module later in the term.

[3.00 Only for students on combined degree Mathematics with Economics
Medawar G02 LT, Medawar Building, Gower Street

Meet with the Economics Tutor, Dr Frank Witte] 


[10.00 Only for students on combined degree Mathematics with Physics
Room E7, Ground Floor, Physics Building

Meet with the Physics Tutor, Dr Stan Zochowski]

1.30 - 5.00
Library Visits - 3rd floor of the DMS Watson Library, by the main staircase (its on the right just as you enter the library)

There will be 7 sessions run in groups for students at 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30, 4.00, and 4.30. Please see the information distributed at the departmental registration.

[4.00 Only for students on combined degree Mathematics with Management Studies
MSI Student Reception, 1st Floor, Engineering Front Building
You will get some information on the Management part of your degree.]


10.00 – 10.20 Christopher Ingold Auditorium (Christopher Ingold Building)
Careers Talk (Mr Jeff Riley, Careers Service)

10.20– 11.20 Christopher Ingold Auditorium (Christopher Ingold Building)
Lecture on study skills (Dr Robert Bowles)

11.30 – 11.55 Christopher Ingold Auditorium (Christopher Ingold Building)
Small talks by various Societies

11.30: UCLU - Volunteering Service Unit

11.35: UCLU Business Society

11.40: Engineers Without Borders Society 

11.45: bookstreet - buying your books 

11.50: UCLU - Economics and Finance Society

12.00 – 1.00 Room 706, Mathematics Department (25 Gordon Street)

Please don't all come at 12.00 (otherwise there will be a lot of chaos and very long queues). Please attend according to your degree as follows:

12.00 Maths/Physics, Maths and Statistics, Maths with Management Studies
12.15 Maths with Mathematical Physics, Mathematics with Modern Languages, Maths with Economics Surnames A – O
12.30 Maths with Economics Surnames P - Z
12.45 Maths Surnames A – L
1.00 Maths surnames M– Z, Affiliate students, anyone else

[3.15 Only for student son combined degree Mathematics and Statistics
Room 102 (Statistics Lecture Room), Statistics Department, 1-19 Torrington Place
Welcome for MASS Students and introduction to Statistics Department (Dr Ricardo Silva)]

1st YEAR MATHEMATICS LECTURES START ON MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER. If you are doing a combined degree it is possible that lectures in the other department(s) may start sooner.

* Note: There will be a freshers' barbeque for 1st year Mathematics students in the subsequent week on Friday 04 October from 5.30pm - 9.00pm in the Wilkins Front Quad, on the main Gower Street site, organised by ADM Maths Society. In case of rain, this event will be held in the Wilkins North Cloisters, Wilkins Building.

Also please note, on Wednesday 02 October at 1pm the UCL photographer will be at the Front Quad, Wilkins Building, to take the 2013-14 Departmental Photograph of all staff and students in the Department.

Please contact Dr. Roberts if you have any queries.

Dr Mark Roberts (Departmental Tutor), Room 604A, Mathematics Department: m.l.roberts AT ucl.ac.uk

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