Undergraduate Teaching 2017-18

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 (2017-18) are shown here in bold text.

Actions relating to preparation of projects for the next academic year (2018-19) are shown in plain text.

Michaelmas term 2017

Tuesday, wk 0

3 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 + Easter).

Wednesday, wk 0

4 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

3 November

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

Thursday, wk 7

16 November

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

Wednesday, wk 8

29 November

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

Friday, wk 9

1 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.

Lent term 2018

Thursday, wk 1

18 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

22 January

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

Thursday, wk 5

15 February

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

Friday, wk 5

16 February

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

Monday, wk 6

26 February

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

Friday, wk 9

16 March

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

Friday, wk 9

16 March

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

Friday, wk 9

16 March

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.

Easter term 2018

Monday

16 April

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

Tuesday

17 April

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

Tuesday, wk 0

24 April

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

Monday, wk 2 

7 May

Students may start entering project choices on COMET.

Tuesday, wk 3 

15 May

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.  Pre-allocation may happen as early as anyone wants but not after Tuesday of week 3.

Friday, wk 4

18 May

By 2pm a signed project agreement form must be received by the Group Secretary for any student who has a project pre-allocated to him/her.

Friday, wk 4

18 May

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

Monday, wk 4

21 May

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.  .

Wednesday, wk 5

30 May

Last day for handing in final reports to group centres.  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

31 May

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

Friday, wk 6

1 June

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 6

6 June

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

Wednesday, wk 6

6 June

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

Friday, wk 7

8 June

Project agreement forms (signed by both student and supervisor) to be submitted to Teaching Office by this date at the very latest.  Supervisors and supervisees to hold planning meetings.

Wednesday, wk 7

13 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

14 June

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

 

Last updated on 15/12/2017 14:52