First Year CIS Noticeboard

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

MyPlace Pegasus
Absence and Mitigating Circumstances Lab Allocation – available during week 2
Progress Regulations Compensation Schemes
CIS User Accounts and Email Maps, Buildings, Building Codes, Departments
Timetables Maths Skills Support + 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
Handbook – 2020-21 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 Adviser’s name and email address on your Pegasus curriculum record in due course but your PDA should contact you near the start of term with an introduction. If you have any problems contacting your PDA please contact John Levine, Head of CIS Undergraduate Teaching.

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: Julie Sobocinski.

CS Laboratory / Tutorial Allocation Semester 1

For many 1st year classes you will be allocated to one of several lab/ tutorial slots. The Semester 1 Lab and Tutorial Allocation for CS classes will become available from here during week 2. Requests to change lab/ tutorial times should NOT be made unless there is strong reason. For MS113 tutorials we are awaiting a reply from Management Science about allocation of CS/SE students to tutorials so that timetable clashes don’t arise.  If you have a clash with classes in your CIS lab/ tutorials timetable please contact

Lecturers will inform you when labs/ tutorials start via the class 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 Class Timetables.

Local copy of CIS timetables:

Computer Science Handbook

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


University Building Codes
University Buildings and Maps

CIS User Accounts and Email


Important Dates

University Dates 2021-2022

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 are for session 20-21


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

First Year Computer Science /Software Engineering Classes

CS101 Topics in Computing 1
CS103 Machines, Languages and Computation
CS104 Information and Information Systems
CS105 Programming Foundations
CS106 Computer Systems and Organisation

All teaching materials accessible through MyPlace.

Also class MS113   – Introduction to Business Analysis and Technology – S1

Also an elective class – see MyPlace page of chosen class for Teaching Material


Guidance on choosing electives and suggestion for CIS students is given in the Guide from the First Year CIS Induction Meeting (page 1 section 3 and pages 7-9):

Guide from First Year CIS Induction Meeting – to be added

If you wish 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



Video Introducing Careers Service – currently 2020 version

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