Undergraduate

Welcome sessions
Divinity

Tuesday September 21st 2021:

4pm - 5pm: Welcome to the Department of Divinity Orientation

The orientation will include a welcome to the department and guidance concerning academic support, student support, careers and Theology and Religious Studies Society

7pm – 8pm: Being Divine

This session will offer an introduction to the sub-disciplines in Divinity and course options.

 

Wednesday September 22nd 2021:

10am – 11am: Top Tips for Academic Development

This session will offer top tips for academic development and academic skills.

3pm – 4pm: Being Divine (Repeat session)

This session will offer an introduction to the sub-disciplines in Divinity and course   options

 

Thursday September 23rd 2021:

10am – 11am: Welcome to the Department of Divinity Orientation (Repeat session)

The orientation will include a welcome to the department and guidance concerning   academic support, student support, careers and Theology and Religious   Studies Society

7pm-8pm: Top Tips for Academic Development (Repeat session)

This session will offer top tips for academic development and academic skills

 

 

To access the online Welcome Sessions please:

i. Log in to myaberdeen: https://abdn.blackboard.com/webapps/
ii. Click on ‘Organisations’ located on the left vertical toolbar
iii. Click on ‘Divinity, History & Philosophy Student Information for Undergraduates
iv. Click on ‘UG Induction’ – left facing vertical toolbar
v. Click on ‘Divinity Induction Event September 2021

 
History

Please join our History Facebook Group by clicking here.

Thursday, 23rd September 2021
2pm - 3pm: Welcome Event

The link will be available from 1.30pm

To access the online Welcome Sessions please:

i. Log in to myaberdeen: https://abdn.blackboard.com/webapps/
ii. Click on ‘Organisations’ located on the left vertical toolbar
iii. Click on ‘Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History Student Information for Undergraduates’
iv. Click on ‘Undergraduate Welcome Events Sept 2021(then select the event for the relevant discipline)

Philosophy

Please join our History Facebook Group by clicking here.

Friday, 24th September 2021
10am - 11am: Welcome Event for Philosophy Students

This event will be online, through MyAberdeen Collaborate.

Host: Dr Fed Luzzi, Philosophy

  • Meet some of your Philosophy lecturers
  • Find out about the Philosophy courses you’ll be taking this year
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about studying Philosophy at Aberdeen
  • Find out about extra-curricular and co-curricular Philosophy activities

To access the online Welcome Sessions please:

i. Log in to myaberdeen: https://abdn.blackboard.com/webapps/
ii. Click on ‘Organisations’ located on the left vertical toolbar
iii. Click on ‘Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History Student Information for Undergraduates’
iv. Click on ‘Undergraduate Welcome Events Sept 2021(then select the event for the relevant discipline)

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History are looking forward to welcoming you in September!

Art History

Thursday, 23rd September
11am - 12pm: Welcome Event for Art History Students

The link will be available from 10.30am.

To access the online Welcome Sessions please:

i. Log in to myaberdeen: https://abdn.blackboard.com/webapps/
ii. Click on ‘Organisations’ located on the left vertical toolbar
iii. Click on ‘Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History Student Information for Undergraduates’
iv. Click on ‘Undergraduate Welcome Events Sept 2021 (then select the event for the relevant discipline)

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Planning for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, learning and assessment is well underway for 2021/22.

Our preparations are based on current Scottish Government guidance and will continue to be in line with whatever restrictions are in place when the new academic year starts.

Based on what we know now, we expect to have more on-campus teaching. We know that there will be students who can’t get to Aberdeen, and we will continue to make sure that wherever possible we can deliver learning online.  We are moving ahead with plans for the delivery of on campus teaching for all students who can be in Aberdeen. On campus teaching will be for smaller group activities. We do not expect to be able to deliver teaching to large groups on campus.

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/exams, 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
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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Welcome Event

There will be a welcome event for Postgraduate Taught students on each of our degree programmes. This will provide an opportunity to meet your Postgraduate Taught Programme Coordinator (listed below) and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Postgraduate Taught Programme Coordinators 2021/2022

Divinity

Masters in Theology: Dr. Mike Laffin  
Thurs 23 Sept, 9-9.45am, Divinity Library, Kings College

MTh Ministry Studies: Dr. Kenneth Jeffrey
(Dr Ken Jeffrey will contact students with further details)
 

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and Disability (Online): Dr. Leon Van Ommen
(Dr Leon Van Ommen will contact students with further details)
 

History

MLitt in Scandinavian Studies (Viking & Medieval Studies): Dr. Hannah Burrows
Thur 23 Sept, 9.45-10.30am, CB202, 50/52 College Bounds
 

MLitt Scottish Heritage (Online): Prof. Marjory Harper
(Prof Marjory Harper will contact students with further details)
Watch the welcome video here.

MLitt Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Prof. Karin Friedrich
Thur 23 Sept 10.30-11.15am, CB202, 50/52 College Bounds

MLitt in Modern History: Prof. Tony Heywood
Thur 23 Sept, 11.30am-12.15pm via MS Teams,
Click here to join the meeting

Learn More | Meeting options

 

Philosophy

MLitt in Philosophy & Society: Prof. Jesper Kallestrup   
Thur 23 Sept, 3-4pm, via MS Teams      

Click here to join the meeting

Learn More | Meeting options

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Planning for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, learning and assessment is well underway for 2021/22.

Our preparations are based on current Scottish Government guidance and will continue to be in line with whatever restrictions are in place when the new academic year starts.

Based on what we know now, we expect to have more on-campus teaching. We know that there will be students who can’t get to Aberdeen, and we will continue to make sure that wherever possible we can deliver learning online. We are moving ahead with plans for the delivery of on campus teaching for all students who can be in Aberdeen. On campus teaching will be for smaller group activities. We do not expect to be able to deliver teaching to large groups on campus.

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/exams, 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

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

Orientation

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

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. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Audit Master‘s Courses

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.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.