At the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, we are very much looking forward to you joining us in September. Following Scottish Government guidance, we expect our campus to be open. Safety is our primary concern and the University is working hard on variety of measures to safeguard your welfare. 

Below you will find details of orientation, reading lists and other blended learning information for School of Divinity, History and Philosophy students to help you start your student journey with us.

Undergraduate

Orientation and Welcome Events

We expect our campuses to be open in September, and we will work hard to keep everyone safe. There will be opportunities for you to meet or e-meet other students and key staff, such as your personal tutor. As Scottish Government restrictions ease, more campus services and student activities will resume.

There will be activities for incoming students in Welcome Week: 21-25 September and in the early weeks of term. Visit the accordion below to find out more.

University Orientation

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. We have broken it down into 2 parts.  You should get started on Part 1 now by working through the interactive modules.

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School Orientation
School Orientation will be uploaded into MyAberdeen. Find out how to view the School's Organisation area in MyAberdeen.
School Welcome Events

Detailed below are the various welcome events available for students to attend.

Blended Learning

Blended learning means that there is a mix of online and in-person teaching activity. In the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year, lectures will be delivered online through MyAberdeen. Other teaching activities, such as tutorials may take place either on campus or online. We plan for all students to have some in-person teaching time on campus each week, as Scottish Government guidelines allow.

All lectures will be available online in MyAberdeen, and may be presented in short sections, rather than in one block. You may also have opportunities to learn through other formats in My Aberdeen such as quizzes, discussion boards and group chat. In-person tutorials and seminars may be in smaller groups than usual if physical distancing is required.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, online exercises, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Postgraduate Taught

Orientation and Welcome Events

We expect our campus to be open in September, and we will work hard to keep everyone safe. There will be opportunities for you to meet or e-meet other students and key staff. As Scottish Government restrictions ease, more campus services and student activities will resume.

University Orientation

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. We have broken it down into 2 parts.  You should get started on Part 1 now by working through the interactive modules.

Student Orientation - You could win £200 Amazon Vouchers

School Orientation
School Orientation will be uploaded into MyAberdeen. Find out how to view the School's Organisation area in MyAberdeen.
School Welcome Events

Detailed below are the various welcome events available for students to attend.

Blended Learning

Blended learning means that there is a mix of online and in-person teaching activity. In the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year, lectures will be delivered online through MyAberdeen. Other teaching activities, such as tutorials may take place either on campus or online. We plan for all students to have some in-person teaching time on campus each week, as Scottish Government guidelines allow.

All lectures will be available online in MyAberdeen, and may be presented in short sections, rather than in one block. You may also have opportunities to learn through other formats in My Aberdeen such as quizzes, discussion boards and group chat. In-person seminars may be in smaller groups than usual if physical distancing is required.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, online exercises, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Postgraduate Research

Orientation

As a PGR student you have the opportunity to attend a University wide orientation in addition to your School specific event.

Check back soon for information on your school induction programme.

Blended learning

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit Master‘s courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.