Undergraduate Teaching 2019-20

Part IIB project key dates & deadlines - portfolio item

Part IIB project key dates & deadlines - portfolio item

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Actions relating to projects running during the current academic year (2019-20) are shown here in bold text.

Actions relating to preparation of projects for the next academic year (2020-21) are shown in plain text.

Michaelmas term 2019

Tuesday, wk 0

8 October

Start of full term.  Teaching Office issues ‘Second Notice about Part IIB Projects’ to all IIB students.  Teaching Office issues a ‘Summary for Project Supervisors’ to all Part IIB project supervisors, and the Michaelmas ‘progress & industry’ mark forms (there are 2 per student – 1 Michaelmas, 1 Lent).

Tuesday, wk 0

8 October

Teaching Office issues ‘First Notice about Part IIB Projects’ to Part IIA students.

Wednesday, wk 0

9 October

Compulsory health and safety lecture - all Part IIB students must attend.

Wednesday, wk 1

11 October

Risk assessment forms to the Safety Office by 4pm. A penalty  will be deducted per week, or part week, the assessment is late.

Friday, wk 5

 8 November

Deadline for first progress & industry meeting with supervisor. Written feedback to student within 48 hours.

Thursday, wk 7

21 November

Start of mini-conferences where students give oral presentations.  Supervisor and assessor mark independently.  Mark forms to group coordinator.

Wednesday, wk 8

4 December

By this date, feedback should be given to students on their performance at mini-conference.

Friday, wk 9

6 December

Deadline for second progress & industry meeting with supervisor.  Written feedback to student within 48 hours. Michaelmas progress and industry mark forms to be returned to group coordinators.

Friday, wk 9

6 December

Coordinators to request type (a) project proposals from their groups.

Friday, wk 9

6 December

Students wishing to initiate a type (b) project should work on proposal. Ideally, proposal forms should be submitted to relevant group coordinators before the end of term.

Lent term 2020

Thursday, wk 1

16 January

Submission of technical milestone report to group centres.  
Each student submits two copies of the 6-page milestone report.  The supervisor and assessor mark independently and deliver the reports and mark forms back to coordinators by the division of the Lent term.

Monday, wk 1

20 January

Type (a) proposals to be entered by staff on COMET.

Tuesday, wk 1

21 January

Teaching Office/COMET emails students that project descriptions are available for viewing.

Tuesday, wk 1

21 January

Last possible date for type (b) projects to be proposed to coordinators. Viability to be determined as soon as possible thereafter.

Tuesday, wk 1

21 January

Students may start entering project choices on COMET.

Monday, wk 3

3 February

First day for pre-allocation.  Members of staff have the option to pre-allocate projects if they have seen enough students to make a reasoned choice. 

Thursday, wk 4

6 February

Deadline for submission of technical milestone report mark forms to coordinators. 

Friday, wk 4

7 February

Deadline for pre-allocation.  Members of staff have the option to pre-allocate projects if they have seen enough students to make a reasoned choice.

Friday, wk 5

14 February

Deadline for third progress & industry meeting with supervisor. Written feedback to student within 48 hours.

Friday, wk 5

14 February

By midnight, all type (a) preferences and type (b) proposals to be entered on COMET.

Monday, wk 5

17 February

Lists of projects in each group with names of students choosing each and the order of preference available via COMET. Where a student's preferences span more than one group, name is included on lists of all coordinators involved.

Monday, wk 6

24 February

Coordinators to have sent technical milestone report feedback forms to students.

Friday, wk 7

28 February

First allocation of Part IIB project/student assignments posted on or by this date.  Any student without a project to contact coordinator of group they wish to be in.

Wednesday, wk 7

4 March

Teaching Office and coordinators to have rounded up students failing to get a project at first selection and discuss alternatives.

Friday, wk 9

13 March

Deadline for fourth progress & industry meeting with supervisor.  Written feedback to student within 48 hours. Lent progress and industry mark forms to be returned to group coordinators.

Easter term 2020

Wednesday, wk 5

27 May

Last day for handing in final reports to group centres (by 4pm).  Each student submits two copies plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent (to go to the assessor).   Supervisor and assessor mark independently.  Each group passes a complete set of technical abstracts to Teaching Office for archiving.

Thursday, wk 6

28 May

Start of mini-conference period.  Presentations marked by supervisors and assessors independently.  Grades to group coordinator.

Wednesday, wk 6

3 June

Last day for return to group coordinator of final report mark forms, final reports and logbooks/electronic equivalents. Group Coordinators moderate final grades if necessary. 

Friday, wk 7

5 June

Project planning forms (signed by both student and supervisor) to be submitted to group administrators (or for Group B to the EIETL if preferred) by this date at the very latest.  Supervisors and supervisees to hold planning meetings during the Easter term.

Wednesday, wk 7

10 June

Coordinators to supply a complete set of milestone reports, final reports, log books and relevant forms to LR10 for submission to external examiners

Thursday, wk 8

11 June

Last day for submission of project mark books and reports to Chairman of Examiners by Group Coordinators.

 

Last updated on 29/07/2019 14:26