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Welcome to the School of Education Congratulations on receiving an offer to study a course at the University of Nottingham.

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welcome to the school of education

Welcome to the School of Education

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study a course at the University of Nottingham.

This presentation has been created to provide you with information on the School, University and City of Nottingham which you might find useful before you join us at the beginning of your studies.

To navigate your way through this information simply left click arrows to move through each page. For more information in each section click on the links provided. There is an index page next to help you navigate more quickly should you want to return to any sections at a later date.

index
Accommodation

Academic Support

Accessibility

Active Communities

Arts Centre

Campuses

Centre for Career Development

Centre for English Language Education

Chaplains

Child care

Clubs & Societies

Counselling

Disability Policy Unit

Dyslexia Support

Events

Fees

Financial Support

Finding the University

Graduate School

Health Care

Information Services

International Office

Local Attractions

Nottingham City

Parking Permits

Registration at the University

School of Education

Student Services

Studentships

Term & Semester Dates

Student Union

Sports facilities

University Card

University Radio Nottingham

Visa Information

Index
where can i live
Where can I live?

Free advice on finding accommodation on and off campus is provided through Nottingham Hospitality. University accommodation provides over 6,000 rooms, either owned by the University or provided by external developers, all close to the campuses, purpose built and ranging from modern self-catering flats to traditional halls of residence.

To download a brochure created by Nottingham Hospitality detailing more information please click here.

finance
Taking time to improve your employment prospects by studying a university course does come with a financial cost. It is best to be clear from the beginning how much the fees are going to be and what support the University can give you in relation to financial issues.

To find information on the cost of each course please follow the links to the right. There are several different ways to pay for the course. For more information on this please click here for the student fees office.

Studentships

The University of Nottingham has various sources which students can approach to seek help with funding their study. Please follow the various links on the University Sources of Funding page for more information.

There are also various sources of support you may be eligible for if you find yourself in difficulty when you have started your course. The School of Education can provide you with information on these should it be necessary.

For information on fees for undergraduate courses please click here.

For information on fees for all postgraduate taught courses including teacher training please click here.

For information on fees for all Research courses please click here.

Please note that all fees are per year or module as indicated.

Finance
studying with us

Studying with us

  • The University of Nottingham is the ‘Times Higher’ University of the year 2006-2007 and is part of the Russell Group of Universities whose aim is to promote the interests of Universities in which teaching and learning are undertaken within a culture of research excellence. Every member of the Russell Group is committed to the undertaking of well-managed research of the highest quality and integrity. It is in this atmosphere that our teaching takes place.
  • School of Education Research concentrates on a number of themes looking at three major overlapping research agendas:
  • research for and about a knowledge society
  • research for and about a changing education profession
  • research for and about global and local educational cultures and contexts.
  • The School runs an undergraduate programme for part time students on subjects ranging from Archaeology and History to Modern Languages, Art and Creative Writing. Students can study from Certificate level right through to BA (Hons) in Combined Studies, Fine Art or Humanistic Counselling Practice or Studies. There are also five teacher training programmes, twenty two postgraduate taught programmes and seven different types of postgraduate research programmes. This means that we have a vibrant community of 2500 part time undergraduates and more than 600 postgraduate students within the School. Our emphasis is on professional development and personalised support, offering various modes of learning and study to suit our students.
resources
Resources
  • This is not just about books although the University does have eleven different libraries. The excellent Education collection is housed in the innovative Djanogly Learning Resource Centre on Jubilee Campus. But 'resources' is also includes access to experts, laboratories, other students, and technology. As a student at the School of Education you will have access to:
  • Research-active academics
  • Djanogly Learning Resource Centre
  • Electronic resources through the Information Gateway
  • The Portal for communication and resource sharing
  • School of Education Resources & Computing Centre
  • Virtual learning environment
  • Well-equipped classrooms and science laboratories
  • Participation in general postgraduate research seminars
  • Lectures by visiting academics
  • There are also facilities for MA students in the Graduate School located on the University Park campus. The Graduate School has social space and networked PCs for use by our students. In addition, there are dedicated meeting rooms and that can be booked by all our students.
staff and school

Staff and School

The University also has other videos telling you about the University, its teaching, our location and life in Nottingham which you may find interesting.

You can take virtual tours of the Jubilee Campus and the historic Trent Building. You can also see the well established and beautiful grounds in which the University is set.

To give you an idea of the flavour of our staff, students and the School please look at the two video clips here and more on the web.

The one to the right relates to postgraduate taught courses (Masters, Diplomas and Certificates). Below you get a brief insight into Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil and EdD) in the School.

Just click on each large blue box to start the video. To see undergraduate videos please click here.

support for students

Support for students

The School of Education and the University understands that students may need all different types of support throughout their time studying with us; academic, practical, medical and emotional. This page provides links to the various services which the University supplies which are supplemented by support offered in the School. Each student will have a personal tutor and each course has a course leader to help with academic issues and help point you in the direction of other sources of support if needs be. These other sources might be the office of Academic Support, the Centre for Career Development, the Centre for English Language Education, the Chaplains, and the Health Centre.

For international students the International Office can offer advice and support on everything from opening a bank account to making your visa application. The Graduate School has a remit to help support the needs of postgraduate taught and research students, providing training events, social events and advice. The Graduate School has many welcome events planned for the first few weeks of study, for more information please click here. Student Services offer a range of specialist services to students including counselling services and childcare services.

accessibility

Accessibility

The University of Nottingham welcomes applications from all

students irrespective of age, race and gender. Our aim is to

provide a high level of support and guidance from the moment

you first enquire to the moment you graduate. The University has

created a brief guide to existing facilities and services for students

who have a disability which can be accessed here. The Disability

Policy Advisory Unit (DPAU) is responsible for promoting access

for all students and applicants who have a disability by influencing

the development of policy and procedures relating to disability.

Academic Support can offer assistance on alternative formats, dyslexia screening and assessment, note taking, reading and library support and one-to-one sessions. The School of Education has additional resources. The School has its own Equality and Diversity committee which works to make sure that University policies are implemented across the School. There is also a Disability Liaison Officer who will work with any students with a disability to make sure that they are supported.

The School of Education also places an emphasis on making its courses accessible to those who are in full time employment. Many of our courses offer flexible routes with intensive block or twilight sessions making them accessible to the widest range of students.

nottingham and its surrounding area

Nottingham and its surrounding area

Nottingham is in the heart of England and set in some beautiful surrounding countryside. The city itself is offers an amazing array of experiences from historical buildings to a vibrant music culture. The city is 10 minutes from the University and a compact city centre offering an amazing variety of shops, restaurants and pubs.

For local entertainment there are two major theatres (The Royal and The Playhouse), the Royal Concert Hall which puts ona full range of performances from comedians to opera. The National Ice Arena is also a popular venue attracting big name speakers, live sporting events and world class musicians from classical to indie.

Nottinghamshire has a rich and varied heritage beautiful and rural scenery. The Visit Nottingham site can give you more information on local legends and the lively market towns, historic buildings which can be found within easy reach.

For more information about the city please click on the photo to the left.

before you arrive

Before you arrive

There are various bits and pieces you should have received before you arrive. You should have your offer letter, details on how to register and information on induction. The University has instituted a new system for registering this year which enables you to do the majority of the process from home.

For All Students online registration is available from 3rd September. New students will be contacted by the Registry with a temporary password and username to get onto the registration website. You should go to http://my.nottingham.ac.uk to register. If you want more information on the registration process please go to the registration web pages. If you have any difficulties contact the Student IT Helpline by email or phone on (0)155 951 3333.

Full Time Students will also need to confirm their registration by attending the registration event in person. For postgraduate Masters and Research students this will be on Wednesday 26th September at 3.30 in the Sports Hall.

The University Card is one of the most important things you will be given when you first arrive at the University. It will allow you access to buildings and the library. You should be contacted when you have accepted your place with a password and username for the card system. You will need to upload a digital photograph of yourself to go on the card. For more detailed information please click here.

IMPORTANT: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER OR SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR YOUR UNIVERSITY CARD UNTIL YOU HAVE FIRMLY ACCEPTED YOUR OFFER OF A PLACE AT THE UNIVERSITY

student life

Student Life

There are social and academic events going on all the time at the University and in the area. To give you a brief idea the University has a very active Student Union with clubs and societies, with everything from Art to the Yoga Society. There is the Arts Centre with comedians, activity events, dance and plays. The University has excellent sporting facilities and events are going on around the University to suit all tastes. University Radio Nottingham is an award winning student radio station with interviews, music, news and competitions.

The School of Education has events going on throughout the year. These can be based on study skills or seminar series within research centres which will keep you up to date with the Research which your tutors are working on, putting you at the cutting edge of educational research.

when you arrive

When you arrive

We look forward to welcoming you in September.

You will have received lots of information from various sources before you arrive. Perhaps the most important thing to know is that if there is anything you are unsure about you should feel free to contact the School of Education and we will do our best to answer your query.

International students may be able to arrange to be picked up by the University from airports. More information on this can be found on the International Office website.

You will be contacted directly by the School with information about when your induction events will take place. The School of Education is located in the Dearing Building on the Jubilee Campus. If you have any queries when you are here please come and see us. Contact details are below.

Undergraduate Office

Room A81 Dearing Building

Initial Teacher Education

Room A73 Dearing Building

Postgraduate Office

Room A76 Dearing Building

Telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4543

enducationenquires@nottingham.ac.uk

additional information

Additional Information

Various Guides

Accommodation

Campus Maps

Garden Guide & Tree Walk

Graduate School Welcome

International Students

IT guide to libraries and IS

Part Time student Library Guide

Postgraduate Registration

SU guide to finding a house

Undergraduate Registration

Who What Where?

You will find to the right a handy short cut to the various downloadable guides which the University has put together which you might find useful before or shortly after you arrive.

In addition there are a few other bits it is useful to know.

You can click here to get directions to the University and campus maps are available from here. The University operates free buses between campuses and the timetables can be downloaded here.

For Term and other useful dates please click here.

If you are a part time student or travelling from a distance you might be able to get a parking permit. More information on this can be found here.

This is the end of the welcome presentation. Please use the home button if you want to revisit any of the pages. If not, press the next button and it will return you to the School of Education webpage.