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  • 2013-14 School of Mathematics Postgraduate Taught Programmes Handbook

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    Contents

    Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................ 5 Key Dates for 2013-14 ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Registration ............................................................................................................................................................ 6

    • September Registration 2013 .................................................................................................................... 6 • Register as a student .................................................................................................................................. 6 • Swipe card ................................................................................................................................................. 6 • Tuition Fees ............................................................................................................................................... 6 • Welcome week .......................................................................................................................................... 7 • Overseas Students...................................................................................................................................... 7 • Tier 4 Audit for International Students ...................................................................................................... 7

    Facilities ................................................................................................................................................................. 8 • Mail and Email .......................................................................................................................................... 8 • Library sites ............................................................................................................................................... 8 • The University of Manchester Library ...................................................................................................... 8 • Joule Library ............................................................................................................................................. 9 • School Workroom ..................................................................................................................................... 9 • Photocopying ............................................................................................................................................. 9 • Telephone Calls ......................................................................................................................................... 9 • Tea and Coffee .......................................................................................................................................... 9 • On Completion of Your Programme ......................................................................................................... 9

    Programme Management ...................................................................................................................................... 10 • Your Programme Director ....................................................................................................................... 10 • Your Academic Advisor .......................................................................................................................... 11 • The Supervisor of your dissertation/report .............................................................................................. 11 • PG Office................................................................................................................................................. 11 • The Director of Postgraduate Studies in Mathematics: ........................................................................... 11 • The Head of the School of Mathematics: ................................................................................................ 11 • The Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences: .. 11 • Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences: .................................... 11

    Student Representation and Feedback .................................................................................................................. 12 • Questionnaires ......................................................................................................................................... 12 • Committees.............................................................................................................................................. 12 • Advice outside the School (in case of problems) .................................................................................... 12

    Your Programme of Study .................................................................................................................................... 13 • Work and Attendance of Taught Postgraduate Students in the School of Mathematics ......................... 13 • Attendance Requirements ........................................................................................................................ 13

    Modes of Study .................................................................................................................................................... 15 • Course Units and Credits ......................................................................................................................... 15 • Course Unit Selection .............................................................................................................................. 15 • Lectures ................................................................................................................................................... 15 • Examples Classes .................................................................................................................................... 16 • Graduate Courses, Seminars .................................................................................................................... 17 • Private Study ........................................................................................................................................... 17

    Assessment - Coursework .................................................................................................................................... 18 • Coursework Submission and Penalties .................................................................................................... 18 • Deadlines for coursework/dissertation/project and rules for late submission. ......................................... 18 • Return of coursework .............................................................................................................................. 18 • Coursework Offences .............................................................................................................................. 19 • What is Turnitin? ..................................................................................................................................... 20

    Assessment - Examination ................................................................................................................................... 21 • Mathematics Examinations ..................................................................................................................... 21

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    • Revision Techniques ...............................................................................................................................21 • Examination Technique ...........................................................................................................................22 • Retaking Examinations ............................................................................................................................22 • Referrals for Overseas students ...............................................................................................................22 • Referral Fees ............................................................................................................................................22 • Examination Timetables ..........................................................................................................................22 • Examination Conduct ..............................................................................................................................23 • Arrival .....................................................................................................................................................23 • Examination material ...............................................................................................................................23 • Leaving the examination .........................................................................................................................24 • Fire alarm ................................................................................................................................................24 • Noise .