First Year CIS Noticeboard

1st Year Adviser (for CS and SE students): Isla Ross

MyPlace Pegasus
Student Lifecycle-including link for Personal Circumstances absences Lab/tut Allocation – available during week 2
Course and Progress Regulations Compensation Scheme – In year 1, one class may receive a compensatory pass but CS105 must be passed without compensation for progress
CIS User Accounts and Email Maps, Buildings, Building Codes, Departments
Timetables  MathsForCIS Facts and Formulae
Computer & Information Sciences Home Page 2nd Year CIS Noticeboard
Computer & Information Sciences Local Pages  
Cybersecurity First Year Classes
Important Dates  
Electives Software Licenses
Exams – timetable will become available via Pegasus Start@Strath
Induction Meeting Information Student Representatives
CS/SE Degree Handbook – 2021-22 version available here Transfer Rules – Hons to MEng
Help! University Student Home Page

Getting Help

If you have any difficulties, at home or at university, that are affecting your studies there are a variety of people that you can talk to for advice. Please use these resources as soon as you become aware of a problem, it can be quite difficult to catch up with your studies if you fall behind.

If you have a problem with a specific class then the first person you should speak to / contact is the class lecturer. You should find that most respond quickly to an email. Computer & Information Sciences Lecturers

If the problem is not resolved by contacting the class lecturer or it is a more general academic problem, such as a timetabling issue, you should speak to the Year Adviser, Isla Ross. If you would like an appointment for a zoom meeting just send an email with a few times that suit you.

If you are having personal problems that are affecting your academic work then you should speak to your Personal Development Adviser (PDA). If you wish to contact your PDA, just send them an email in the first instance. You can find your PDA’s name and email address on your Pegasus curriculum record in due course. You should have an initial meeting with your PDA on 20th September 2023. If you miss this then your PDA should contact you near the start of term with an introduction. 

The University has published its Academic Policies & Procedures. This contains clear guidelines of what information should be lodged where and when if there are circumstances which are having a detrimental impact on your studies and which you wish to be considered by the examination board or appeals committee.

The University provides a wide range of professional support on Health, Counselling, Finance, Disability, Study Skills, Careers etc. Please see this page for links to all these services: Strathclyde Student Support Services

Departmental Disability Contact: Nicole Hannigan

CIS Laboratory / Tutorial Allocation Semester 1

For many 1st year CIS modules you will be allocated to one of several lab/ tutorial slots. You will also be allocated to a MS113 tutorial by CIS. The Semester 1 allocations will become available during week 2, from the CS105 MyPlace page. Requests to change lab/ tutorial times should NOT be made unless there is strong reason. If you have a clash with other modules in your  timetable please contact

Lecturers will inform you when labs/ tutorials start via the individual module MyPlace page. Hopefully your assigned labs/tutorials will also appear on your MyPlace/App timetable over the first few weeks – it’s a time-consuming task for Admin staff to manually transfer this over and there also appear to be issues with the app at present.


An online version of the CIS timetables is available via the University Timetable Page. To see the timetable for each year of the CIS programmes, select Programme Timetables then for “Select Department” select Computer and Information Sciences, then select the course you are currently following (e.g. BSc Honours Computer Science/Year 1). To see the timetable for individual classes, select Module Timetables. (On the university timetables, week 8 is Semester 1 teaching week 1.)

Local copy of CIS timetables:

Computer Science / Software Engineering Degree Handbook

CIS Undergraduate Handbook – Comprehensive Information on Computer Science/Software Engineering  Degrees – undergoing update


University Building Codes
University Buildings and Maps

CIS User Accounts and Email

CIS FAQ -currently unavailable, undergoing update

Important Dates

University Dates 2023-2024

Pegasus and Exams

Pegasus contains a record of your personal and course details as well as the exam timetable and exam results.

Exam Frequently Asked Questions – dates currently showing there are for session 22-23


MyPlace contains all the teaching material for first year computer science modules.

First Year Computer Science /Software Engineering Modules

CS101 Topics in Computing 1
CS103 Machines, Languages and Computation
CS104 Information and Information Systems
CS105 Programming Foundations
CS106 Computer Systems and Organisation
MS113 Introduction to Business Analysis and Technology – S1
Also an elective module

Teaching materials accessible through MyPlace.


Choose an elective from the list sent out by email during induction week ( Electives for 1st year Computer Science and Software Engineering 2023-24 ) Your elective may be changed within first 2 weeks of the start of your current elective.

If you have not yet added an elective to your curriculum please do so as soon as possible. If you wish to add or to change your elective please enter on Pegasus under Curriculum Amendment or else send the details of the change by email to

First Year Reps


Transfer Rules – Honours to MEng

To be eligible for transfer from the Honours degrees in Computer Science or Software Engineering to the MEng in Computer Science a student must achieve a credit-weighted average of at least 70% over all their first year curriculum and a mark of at least 70% in CS105 Programming Foundations.

Induction Meeting Information


Careers Service

Careers Y1 Induction CIS 2023_24

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