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Title: Tuesday 22nd September


1
Level 1 Introductory Meeting
  • Tuesday 22nd September

2
Agenda
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Registration and Module Enrolment
  • Modules and Timetable
  • Communication
  • Year 1 Programme
  • Personal Tutoring
  • Student Liaison Officer
  • Examinations Officer
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • Instituto Camões
  • Institut Ramon Llull
  • SLAPSoc
  • Skills_at_Library
  • Questions?

3
Portal (http//myuni.leeds.ac.uk)
  • Your homepage at the University. Log in from any
    internet connection using your University
    username password.
  • Access to a wide range of information about your
    studies and University life
  • Student Services including registration, module
    enrolment other administrative processes
  • Module documentation
  • Timetable
  • University e-mail account
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Library catalogue
  • And many others.

4
Online registration
  • Should already have received information about
    online registration by post.
  • You may already have registered online. If not
  • You need to do it this week
  • A helpdesk is available in Parkinson Court
  • Further guidance is availablevia the Portal
    http//myuni.leeds.ac.uk

5
Module Enrolment
  • Each module is worth a certain number of credits.
    Language students normally take 125 credits in
    Level 1, and 120 credits per year after that.
  • Make absolutely sure you sign up for the correct
    number of credits ask if in doubt!
  • Three categories of modules. On most programmes
    youll do some of each.
  • Compulsory Most programmes have some modules
    taken by all students
  • Optional More specialised modules within your
    main subject area, allowing you to tailor your
    programme to suit your own interests
  • Elective Modules from outside your main subject
    area. Leeds offers a huge choice.

6
Module Enrolment
  • Must do 120 credits a year
  • Equal credit split between Semester 1 and
    Semester 2
  • For example, 60/60 or 70/50
  • Not allowed to do 80/40
  • Must pass all SPPO modules to proceed to level 2.

7
Module Enrolment
  • Compulsory modules
  • Have already been added to your record
  • The system should not allow you to delete these
  • If it does let you dont do it!

8
Module Enrolment
  • Optional modules
  • If there are any optional modules in the first
    year of your programme you should select them
    online via Student Services. The system will
    present you with a list of optional modules and
    tell you how many credits / modules you need to
    choose
  • only applies to SH Spanish and Hispanic and Latin
    American Studies.
  • To find out what is involved in your programme
    then look at the Programme Catalogue
  • http//webprod1.leeds.ac.uk/banner/programmesearch
    .asp?TSLUG

9
Module Enrolment
  • Elective modules
  • If your programme entitles you to take elective
    modules
  • Information about each available module can be
    found in the Electives Handbook
  • You may already have enrolled on line. If you
    need any further advice, go along to the Module
    Fair in the Great Hall, Tuesday 22nd and
    Wednesday 23rd September.

10
Timetable
  • You can access and print out your personal
    timetable via the Student Services in the Portal
  • Check your timetable regularly during Intro Week
    and the first couple of weeks of term
  • classes/lectures sometimes have to change
  • Make sure that you look at the timetable for both
    semesters
  • some lectures may only run for one semester or
    may run at a different time or in a different
    location in the second semester.

11
Language Group Clashes
  • If you have a clash with any of your language
    classes (both Spanish and Portuguese)
  • take your full and complete (printed) timetable
    to the General Office
  • bring your Student Card with you if possible
  • you cannot choose which group you go into it
    depends on the space available
  • all changes because of clashes must be done by
    Monday 28th September (where possible).

12
General Office
  • If you need help or advice then go to the General
    Office
  • located in Room 219, Michael Sadler Building
  • we are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5pm.
  • During term time academic members of staff should
    be contacted in their Office Hours or via email.
  • members of staff will endeavour to reply to
    emails within a reasonable time period, normally
    3 days
  • an immediate response should not be expected.

13
Communication
  • Portal will be used for a lot of administrative
    communication. You should check it every day
  • e-mail we will only e-mail your University
    e-mail address. You should check it every day
    (through the Portal)
  • personalise your University e-mail account so
    that your full name appears on any e-mail you
    send, otherwise youll only appear to us as
    ml07xyz, making it difficult to identify you
  • in Webmail system click on Options
  • then Click on Personal Information
  • then Edit your Identities
  • make the appropriate changes enter your full
    name
  • announcements in the VLE specifically relating
    to modules you are studying
  • notice boards.

14
Year 1 Programme
  • Dr Stuart Green
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Email s.n.s.j.green_at_leeds.ac.uk

15
Leeds for Life what it is

An entitlement for all students which helps them
integrate their academic and wider university
experience and prepare for their future.

16
Phase 2 website
  • Single log-in via the Portal
  • Interactive website with tailored information for
    students on opportunities and skills
  • Web-based templates for personal tutorials
    focusing on academic development,
    non-academic/well-being and professional
    development
  • Leeds for Life Foundation grants

17
Personal tutoring
  • Each student is allocated a personal tutor in
    line with the University Learning Teaching
    Partnership Agreement
  • Meet one-to-one at least once per semester (Level
    1 students meet twice in Semester 1)
  • Your personal tutors name can be found via the
    Portal on the Student Services tab.

18
Level 1 Modules - Spanish
  • SPPO1010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1
  • Module Co-ordinator Bettina Hermoso
  • One lecture and two classes per week
  • plus Club de Conversación and other autonomous
    learning activities.
  • Aula 4 (Internacional) available from LUU
    Bookshop
  • SPPO1170 Approaches to Spanish and Spanish
    American Studies
  • Module Co-ordinator Dr Richard Cleminson
  • One lecture per week Wednesday 11-12.

19
Level 1 Modules - Spanish
  • SPPO1042 The Historical Development of Spain and
    Spanish America
  • Module Co-ordinator Dr Gregorio Alonso
  • Two lectures/seminars per week (Semester 1 only)
  • Only open to SH Spanish/HLAS students.
  • SPPO1160 Introduction to the Cultural Production
    of Spain and Spanish America
  • Module Co-ordinator Dr Milagros López-Peláez
  • Two lectures/seminars per week (Semester 2 only)
  • Only open to SH Spanish/HLAS students.

20
Level 1 Modules - Portuguese
  • SPPO1080/SPPO1081 Portuguese Language for
    Beginners
  • Module Co-ordinator Stephanie Dennison
  • Two 2-hour classes per week.
  • SPPO1083 Intermediate Portuguese
  • Module Co-ordinator Sofia Martinho
  • Classes timetabled in conjunction with students
    own timetables.
  • Meeting for all level one students of Portuguese
    (including elective students and intermediate)
    this Friday 1pm in Michael Sadler Building LG15

21
Level 1 Electives
  • SPPO1140 Elementary Catalan Language
  • Module Co-ordinator Kristina Plà
  • MODL1030 and MODL1040 Introduction to World
    Cinema
  • Module Tutor Tiago De Luca

22
MODL1010 IT for Language Students
  • All level 1 languages students must take this
    5-credit supernumerary module (hence the 125
    credits in Level 1, rather than the usual 120
    credits)
  • The module is designed to provide training in the
    IT and associated skills required by UG students
    of modern languages
  • Taught entirely online, there will be no classes
    to attend
  • You will receive an email with instructions on
    how to proceed
  • Drop-in session each week if you need help.

23
Student Liaison Officer
  • Staff-Student Committee
  • Chair Duncan Wheeler (d.wheeler_at_leeds.ac.uk)
  • make your voice heard about any aspect (positive
    or negative) of your studies in the Department
  • matters discussed in meetings are resolved
    straight away or raised in Departmental meetings
  • essential for the success of the Department and a
    good opportunity to acquire skills useful after
    graduation
  • five student representatives are required for
    each year
  • 2 x Single Honours 2 x Joint Honours 1 x
    Portuguese.

24
Examinations Officer
  • Dr Gregorio Alonso
  • Email g.alonso_at_leeds.ac.uk
  • Plagiarism
  • http//www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/lt/plagiarism.htm
  • Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone
    elses work as your own.

25
Examinations Officer
  • Mitigating Circumstances
  • Procedure for informing the department
  • all mitigating circumstances to be informed using
    the relevant form, which will be available on the
    VLE and from the General Office
  • forms to be submitted to Mercedes Watson within 7
    days of the event to which it corresponds
  • last date for submission is the Monday after the
    last semester 2 exams (Monday 7th June 2010).

26
Instituto Cervantes
  • Antonio Martínez Arboleda
  • Departmental Liaison Officer with the Instituto
    Cervantes
  • Email a.martinez-arboleda_at_leeds.ac.uk
  • The Instituto Cervantes is located at 169
    Woodhouse Lane.
  • The cultural events of the Instituto Cervantes
    can form part of your Autonomous Learning
    Portfolio
  • look out for the programme.
  • The Library of the Instituto Cervantes is open to
    students.

27
Instituto Camões
  • Dr David Frier
  • Liaison Officer with the Instituto Camões
  • Email d.g.frier_at_leeds.ac.uk
  • Sofia Martinho
  • Director of the Camões Centre for Portuguese
    Language
  • Email s.martinho_at_leeds.ac.uk

28
Institut Ramon Llull
  • Kristina Plà
  • Lectora of the Institut Ramon Llull
  • Email k.plafernandez_at_leeds.ac.uk

29
SLAPSocSpanish, Latin American and Portuguese
Society
  • Siobhan Quinn

30
Skills_at_Library
  • Anna Seabourne

31
Any Questions?
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