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  • DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

    POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT STUDENT HANDBOOK

    2018/2019

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    Telephone +44 (0)1784 276769 Department Mathematics School of Information Security and Mathematics Royal Holloway, University of London Egham Hill, Egham Surrey TW20 0EX Disclaimer This document was published in September 2018 and was correct at that time. The department* reserves the right to modify any statement if necessary, make variations to the content or methods of delivery of programmes of study, to discontinue programmes, or merge or combine programmes if such actions are reasonably considered to be necessary by the College. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, and to give as much notice as possible. * Please note, the term ‘department’ is used to refer to ‘departments’, ‘Centres and ‘Schools’. Students on joint or combined degree programmes will receive two departmental handbooks.

    An electronic copy of 2018/2019 handbook can be found here:- https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/mathematics/documents/pdf/pg/maths-pgt-handbook-2018-19.pdf where it will be possible to follow the hyperlinks to relevant webpages.

    https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/mathematics/documents/pdf/pg/maths-pgt-handbook-2018-19.pdf

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    Contents

    1 INTRODUCTION TO YOUR DEPARTMENT ....................................................................................................... 5

    1.1 WELCOME ...................................................................................................................................... 5 1.2 HOW TO FIND US: THE DEPARTMENT .................................................................................................. 6 1.3 MAP OF THE EGHAM CAMPUS ............................................................................................................. 7 1.4 HOW TO FIND US: THE STAFF ............................................................................................................. 8 1.5 HOW TO FIND US: THE DEPARTMENTAL OFFICE .................................................................................... 9 1.6 THE DEPARTMENT: PRACTICAL INFORMATION ...................................................................................... 9 1.7 STAFF RESEARCH INTERESTS .............................................................................................................. 9

    2 SUPPORT AND ADVICE ................................................................................................................................... 9

    2.1 STUDENT CHARTER .......................................................................................................................... 9 2.2 PGT DEGREE REGULATIONS .............................................................................................................. 9 2.3 SUPPORT WITHIN YOUR DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................. 9 2.4 STUDENTS’ UNION ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (SURHUL) .......................................... 10 2.5 STUDENT-STAFF COMMITTEE ........................................................................................................... 10 2.6 STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE ............................................................................................................ 10 2.7 SUPPORT ADVISORY & WELLBEING .................................................................................................. 10 2.8 STUDENT WELLBEING ......................................................................................................................11 2.9 DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA SERVICES (DDS) ...........................................................................................11 2.10 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICE (ISSO) ............................................................................11 2.11 ACADEMIC SKILLS SUPPORT .............................................................................................................11 2.12 IT SERVICES DESK .......................................................................................................................... 12

    3 COMMUNICATION ........................................................................................................................................ 12

    3.1 EMAIL .......................................................................................................................................... 12 3.2 POST ........................................................................................................................................... 12 3.3 YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ........................................................................................................ 12 3.4 NOTICE BOARDS .............................................................................................................................13 3.5 PERSONAL TUTORS .........................................................................................................................13 3.6 QUESTIONNAIRES ...........................................................................................................................13

    4 TEACHING .................................................................................................................................................... 13

    4.1 DATES OF TERMS ............................................................................................................................13 4.2 ACADEMIC TIMETABLE .....................................................................................................................13 4.3 STUDY WEEKS ............................................................................................................................... 14

    5 ATTENDING CLASSES AND ENGAGING WITH YOUR STUDIES ....................................................................... 14

    5.1 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................... 14 5.2 ADJUSTMENTS TO ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................. 14 5.3 MONITORING ATTENDANCE ............................................................................................................. 14 5.4 FORMAL WARNINGS ....................................................................................................................... 15 5.5 WITHDRAWAL OF VISA .................................................................................................................... 15 5.6 MISSING CLASSES .......................................................................................................................... 15 5.7 MISSING AN EXAMINATION .............................................................................................................. 16

    6 DEGREE STRUCTURE .................................................................................................................................... 16

    6.1 DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT DEGREE STRUCTURE ........................................................ 16 6.2 LIST OF COURSES ............................................................................................................................ 17 6.3 COURSE CHOICES ........................................................................................................................... 18 6.4 COURSE REGISTRATIONS ................................................................................................................. 19 6.5 CHANGE OF PROGRAMME ................................................................................................................ 19

    7 FACILITIES .................................................................................................................................................... 19

    7.1 THE LIBRARY ................................................................................................................................. 19 7.2 PHOTOCOPYING AND PRINTING ........................................................................................................ 19 7.3 COMPUTING .................................................................................................................................. 20

    8 COURSEWORK ESSAYS AND DISSERTATION ................................................................................................ 20

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    8.1 COURSEWORK ............................................................................................................................... 21 8.2 THE DISSERTATION ......................................................................................................................... 21 8.3 CHOICE OF DISSERTATION TOPIC ....................................................................................................... 21 8.4 THE DISSERTATION SUPERVISOR ....................................................................................................... 21 8.5 PROPOSAL .................................................................................................................................... 22 8.6 CONTENT OF DISSERTATION ............................................................................................................ 22 8.7 PRESENTATION .............................................................................................................................. 22 8.8 FOOTNOTES ..................................................................

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