1st Year Adviser (for CS and SE students): Isla Ross
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 had an initial meeting with your PDA on 14th September 2022. If you missed 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: Julie Sobocinski.
CIS Laboratory / Tutorial Allocation Semester 1
For many 1st year CIS modules you will be allocated to one of several lab/ tutorial slots. The Semester 1 Lab and Tutorial Allocation for CIS modules will become available from this 1st year noticeboard during week 2. 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 CIS lab/ tutorials timetable please contact email@example.com
Lecturers will inform you when labs/ tutorials start via the 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
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 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
All teaching materials accessible through MyPlace.
Also module MS114 – Introduction to Business Analysis and Technology – S2 (This will replace MS113 which is currently showing on your curriculum)
Also an elective module – see MyPlace page of chosen module for Teaching Material
Choose from PH160 (sem 1 10 credits), SF106 (sem 1 20 credits), 99202 (sem 2 10 credits) or a modern language elective (sem 1 20 credits). MM106 (sem 1 10 credits) may also be possible for some. See emails sent out during induction week with details. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Introduction to Careers Service for year 1 CIS students Sept 2022
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