Undergraduate

Welcome and Induction

Welcome to new and returning students of LLMVC.

We hope you will be able to join us at some of our welcome sessions which we have planned over the coming week. General information on our sessions can be found below, but we encourage you to look at the Undergraduate Organisation Page on My Aberdeen. You will find a welcome message from our Head of School, Professor Chris Collins, further details of welcome sessions for each subject area, and links to any sessions which will be taking place online.

Our School welcome session for new incoming students will take place on Friday 17 September at 11:00-12:00, and can be joined by clicking here. We hope you will be able to join us.

Subject-specific sessions will take place throughout the week starting 20 September and are detailed below.

 

Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies: 11:00-12:00 Wednesday 22 September (online - to join click here)
 

English: 13:30-14:00 Wednesday 22 September (online - to join click here)
 

Film and Visual Culture: 14:00-15:00 Wednesday 22 September (online - to join click here)
 

French:

Level 1 - 10:00-11:00 Wednesday 22 September (online - to join click here)

Level 2 - 10:00-11:00 Thursday 23 September (online - to join click here)

Level 3 - 12:00-13:00 Thursday 23 September, New Kings 1 (NK1)

Level 4 - 13:30-14:30 Thursday 23 September, New Kings 1 (NK1)

 

Gaelic: 14:00-15:00 Tuesday 21 September (online - to join click here)

 

German:

Beginners German, GM1054 - 11:00-12:00, Friday 24 September in New Kings 1 (NK1)

Intermediate German, GM1050 - 11:00-12:00, Friday 24 September in New Kings 10 (NK10)

 

Language and Linguistics: 10:00-11:00 Thursday 24 September (online - to join click here)

 

Modern Languages and Translation and Interpreting:

Level 1 - 10:00-11:00 Tuesday 21 September (online - to join click here)

Level 2 - 11:00-12:00 Tuesday 21 September (online - to join click here)

 

Spanish: 11:00-12:00 on Thursday 23 September (online - to join click here)

 

Again, please take the time to look at our Organisation Page for additional details and we look forward to welcoming you to the University at the start of term.

Key Contacts

School Admin Team
Email: langlit.school@abdn.ac.uk

Music Office - for BMus Degree Students
musicoffice@abdn.ac.uk

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, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam is required by a professional body. 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.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes practical sessions (for example in Music), we will aim to provide these in-person or online. If your course includes a placement in the UK, we will follow national guidance and health and safety requirements from professional bodies such as the GTCS. Languages students who are required to complete a period of residence abroad will receive guidance from the relevant Year Abroad Coordinator.

Postgraduate Taught

Key Contacts

School Admin Team
Email: langlit.school@abdn.ac.uk

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, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam is required by a professional body. 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.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes practical sessions (for example in Music), we will aim to provide these in-person or online. If your course includes a placement in the UK, we will follow national guidance and health and safety requirements from professional bodies such as the GTCS. Languages students who are required to complete a period of residence abroad will receive guidance from the relevant Year Abroad Coordinator.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

School Key Contacts

Dr Suk-Jun Kim
Director of PGR Studies
Email address: s.kim@abdn.ac.uk

Dr Julia Kotzur
School Administration Coordinator for PGR Studies
Email address: Julia.kotzur@abdn.ac.uk

Orientation

Student Orientation - kick start your uni journey

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.