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Course Diary

Although most lecture courses take place during the University term dates (see table below), written assignment and project-related work is carried out outside these dates. Students are required to be resident in Cambridge (unless working on a designated project placement) for the duration of the course, and are expected to participate in all mandatory course activities outside the periods of Cambridge Terms.

Event Timetable

Induction Programme:

29 September 2017, 11.30-2pm (Friday am, week before Michaelmas in the Rayleigh seminar room, Maxwell Building) TBC

Contact research supervisors:

25 September - 2 October 2017 (week before full Michaelmas Term)

 

University PostGrad Health and Safety Course:

(compulsory)

 

 

 

Departmental Health and Safety briefing/training:

(compulsory)

 

 

Maxwell Centre

(compulsory)

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 10-12.45pm, The Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street  (arrive 9.45am) Booking necessary

http://www.safety.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/graduate-safety-course/current-timetable-venues-and-handouts

 

 

 

 Attendance at one is compulsory, booking is necessary:

October 2017 Date TBC

 

 

The Maxwell Centre will also have a compulsory session:

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 10.00-10.30am, J J Thomson seminar room (Maxwell)

Departmental Welcome Event:

(compulsory)

Date for October 2017 TBC

Mock exams


mid December 2017 (week after end of lectures) [7 papers] TBC:

4-7 December, Ryle seminar room, Rutherford Building, Cavendish Lab.

Mon 4 Dec, 10-12, paper 1, Numerical Analysis (Fundamentals)

Mon 4 Dec, 2-4pm, paper 5, Electronic Structure

Tues 5 Dec, 10-12, paper 4, Numerical Analysis (Linear Systems)

Tues 5 Dec, 2-4pm, paper 7, Machine Learning

Wed 6 Dec, 10-12, paper 2, Numerical Analysis (ODEs)

Wed 6 Dec, 2-4pm, paper 6, Atomistic Modelling

Thur 7 Dec, 10-12, paper 3, Numerical Analysis (PDEs)

Numerical Analysis (papers 1-4)

(third week of January 2017)

10-12 noon, 19-24 January 2017, in Rayleigh & J J Thomson seminar rooms, Maxwell Building:

19 January 2017: Paper 4, Linear systems

20 January 2017: Paper 3, PDEs

23 January 2017: Paper 2, ODEs

24 January 2017: Paper 1, Fundamentals

 

(third week of January 2018) TBC

10-12 noon, 18-23 January 2018 TBC, in the Ryle seminar room, Rutherford Building, Cavendish Lab.

18 January 2018: Paper 4, Linear systems

19 January 2018: Paper 3, PDEs

22 January 2018: Paper 2, ODEs

23 January 2018: Paper 1, Fundamentals

Machine Learning (paper 7)

10-12 noon, 16 January 2017, in Rayleigh & J J Thomson seminar rooms, Maxwell Building

10-12 noon, Monday 15 January 2018 TBC, in the Ryle seminar room, Rutherford Building, Cavendish Lab.

Electronic Structure (paper 5)

10-12 noon, 18 January 2017, in Rayleigh & J J Thomson seminar rooms, Maxwell Building

10-12 noon, Wednesday 17 January 2018 TBC, in the Ryle seminar room, Rutherford Building, Cavendish Lab.

Atomistic Modelling of Materials (paper 6)

10-12 noon, 17 January 2017, in Rayleigh & J J Thomson seminar rooms, Maxwell Building

10-12 noon, Tuesday 16 January 2018 TBC, in the Ryle seminar room, Rutherford Building, Cavendish Lab.

Progress review/Mid Term Assessments:

Friday 2 June and Monday 5 June (Last week of May/First week of June)

4-7 June 2018 TBC (first week of June)

Viva voce examination:

First or second week of September

Examiners meeting:

21 September 2017

TBC September 2018

 

Submission deadlines

 

12:00 noon on:

List of taught courses:

4 October 2016 (first day of Michaelmas Term)

3 October 2017 TBC (first day of Michaelmas Term)

Written assignments:

29 March 2017 (nb. out of Lent Term)

28 March 2018 TBC (nb. out of Lent Term)

Project progress report:

25 May 2017

24 May 2018 TBC

Dissertation:

31 August 2017

31 August 2018

University Terms

 

from

to

Michaelmas

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Friday 2 December 2016

Friday 1 December 2017

Lent

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Friday 17 March 2017

Friday 16 March 2018

Easter

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Friday 16 June 2017

Friday 15 June 2018


Note that the information contained in this Handbook is correct at the time of going to the press but may change during the year. You are advised to check the course website and Google calendar regularly for up-to-date information.

We keep an updated live version of the timetable on Google calendar which the students have access to. It is shared with everyone in the  University of Cambridge. If you cannot see the calendar below, please follow the instructions to access Google Apps @ Cambridge.