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Title: Tuesday 22nd September


1
Level 2 Introductory Meeting
  • Tuesday 22nd September

2
Agenda
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Registration and Timetable
  • Communication
  • Year 2 Programme
  • Student Liaison Officer
  • Examinations Officer
  • Residence Abroad
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • Instituto Camões
  • Institut Ramon Llull
  • Questions.

3
Online Registration
  • Should already have registered online and chosen
    your modules. 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

4
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 9am 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.

5
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
  • notice boards.

6
Timetable
  • You can access and print out your personal
    timetable via the portal.
  • Check your timetable regularly during Intro Week
    and the first couple of weeks in term
    classes/lectures may have changed.
  • 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 at a
    different place in the second semester.

7
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).

8
Year 2 Programme
  • Dr Stuart Green
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Email s.n.s.j.green_at_leeds.ac.uk

9
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.

10
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

11
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
  • Your personal tutors name can be found via the
    Portal on the Student Services tab.

12
Compulsory Meeting
  • Presentation Skills session
  • Wednesday 14th October from 3-4pm in Conference
    Auditorium 2.

13
Level 2 Modules
  • SPPO2010 and SPPO2011 Practical Language Skills
    in Spanish 2
  • Module Co-ordinator Maria García Florenciano
  • Two classes per week.
  • SPPO2090 and SPPO2091 Portuguese Language Skills
  • Module Co-ordinator Sara Brandellero
  • One lecture and two classes per week.

14
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.

15
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.

16
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
  • 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).

17
Residence Abroad
  • Antonio Martínez Arboleda
  • Residence Abroad Committee
  • Email a.martinez-arboleda_at_leeds.ac.uk

18
Residence Abroad Committee
  • Antonio Martínez and Sara Brandellero
  • Allocation of Year Abroad placements and
    assessment of Year Abroad
  • Milagros López-Peláez
  • Study in Spanish-America
  • Antonio Martínez and Duncan Wheeler
  • Erasmus Study in Spain, Term Abroad in Spain,
    British Council teaching placements in Spain and
    Spanish-America and Work/Voluntary Placements
  • Sara Brandellero
  • University Study in Brazil, Erasmus Study in
    Portugal and Term Abroad in Portugal.

19
Residence Abroad Meetings
  • Initial Residence Abroad Meeting
  • Wednesday 21st October from 3-5pm
  • covers Term Abroad as well as Year Abroad
  • Residence Abroad Booklet covering all options
    will also be distributed
  • Attendance is compulsory!

20
Residence Abroad Meetings
  • British Council Language Assistantships
  • Wednesday 28th October from 3-4pm
  • Teaching in Spain and Spanish America
  • Initial Work/Voluntary Placements
  • Wednesday 4th November from 3-4pm
  • Work or Voluntary placements regardless of
    destination
  • Attendance is compulsory if you are considering
    either of these options for your Year Abroad.

21
Franco Scire Latin American Travel Award
  • Worth 500
  • Student must travel in Latin America, write up a
    project (an Extended Essay), and give a
    presentation on their return to Leeds in final
    year
  • More info at initial RA meeting in October,
    including details of how to apply for the funding.

22
Year Abroad Photography Competition
  • The Year Abroad Photography Competition is open
    to all final year students for the submission of
    photographs of their year abroad destination(s)
    and experiences.
  • Students should submit a maximum of 5 pictures,
    blown up to A4 size. Remember to write a brief
    description of what the picture shows.
  • This year the theme of the competition is Work.
    A selection of the entries will be displayed in
    the Department, and the winning entries will be
    selected by a judge chosen from outside the
    Department.
  • 1st prize 25 2nd prize 15 3rd prize 10.

23
Instituto Cervantes
  • Antonio Martínez Arboleda
  • Departmental Liaison Officer with the Instituto
    Cervantes
  • Email a.martinez-arboleda_at_leeds.ac.uk

24
Instituto Camões
  • Dr David Frier
  • Liaison Officer with the Instituto Camões
  • Email d.g.frier_at_leeds.ac.uk
  • Sofia Martinho
  • Director of the Instituto Camões Centre for
    Portuguese Language
  • Email s.martinho_at_leeds.ac.uk

25
Institut Ramon Llull
  • Kristina Plà
  • Lectora of the Institut Ramon Llull
  • Email k.plafernandez_at_leeds.ac.uk

26
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