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Foundation Year in Computing. Welcome! Delivered by Dave Thomas, K235 e: [email protected] w: www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk/dtt1. What we will cover. The Foundation Year in Computing what’s happening this week who we all are who’s involved what it’s about how you are to learn

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foundation year in computing

Foundation Year in Computing

Welcome!

Delivered by Dave Thomas,

K235

e: [email protected]

w: www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk/dtt1

what we will cover
What we will cover
  • The Foundation Year in Computing
    • what’s happening this week
    • who we all are
    • who’s involved
    • what it’s about
    • how you are to learn
    • where things are
  • the ‘and finally’ slide
  • but first . . . . . .
the first thing
The first thing
  • Dave Thomas – Foundation Year Award Leader
  • Everything to do with your award is my fault
  • So I am the person to sort things and talk to
  • Contact details:
  • My ‘style’
  • What’s happening this week
  • Who we all are
what it s about
What it’s about
  • Learning to learn the HE way
  • Computing
  • Success in getting on to a computing degree
  • If you work and keep up
  • 34 out of the 43 students who started on the Foundation Year the year before last are on BSc (honours) degrees now
who the teaching team and support staff
Who - the teaching team and support staff
  • Me, Dave Thomas
  • Lecturers
      • Janet Francis (iPAS and IWTDS)
      • Sarah Easton (IM)
      • Janet Lawton (ISDCS) - perhaps
    • Administrators
      • Kath Shenton and Zoe Congreave (K239)
    • Student Councillor
      • Janice Kalisz , D001A
how you are to learn
How you are to learn
  • Four modules:
    • iPAS,iM,iSDCS, iWTDS
  • Lectures, Tutorials and Workshops and your own work
  • Assessments (assignments, portfolios, presentations, class tests, etc, etc)
      • research, reading, exercises, watching the telly, chatting in the bar etc
    • Lots of module time is designed to help you do well in these tasks
where things are
Where things are
  • Octagon building (opposite the coffee bar)
    • All rooms begin with K
  • Beacon Building (with the coffee bar and real bar in it)
    • All rooms begin with B, C and D
  • Ruxton Technology Centre (here)
    • All rooms begin with D, E, F, G and H)
  • www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk\dtt1\fyc may be useful
and finally
And finally
  • We have covered:
      • what’s happening this week
      • who we all are
      • who’s involved
      • what it’s about
      • how you are to learn
      • where things are
  • Any questions?
  • Next – logging in and then looking at your pre-arrival presentations at http://www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk/dtt1/fyc/prearrival.html
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