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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:

    • K235 in the Octagon

    • [email protected]

    • www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk\dtt1

  • 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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