School of Media and Communication

Welcome to the School of Media and Communication. Here you’ll find key information about how we support you.

We’ve also included some helpful links at the bottom to direct you to anything else you might need. 

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started

Registration and enrolment dates

You can register from the 4th of September. Registration helps us check information such as your course, how you will pay your tuition fees, the legal documents you need and your identity. 
Module enrolment is open for your optional or Discovery modules on the 1st of September.  
If you have any questions about your timetable or module enrolment, please contact Student Education Services 

I’m a new student 

What do I need to do before I arrive?

You can find out more at . We will contact you in September with all of the information you need, so please keep checking your inbox regularly for details.

We’ve got a packed welcome week programme starting on Monday, 25th September to help you get settled in, meet new friends and meet your Programme Leader. Teaching commences from Monday, 2nd October . 

Where can I go for support? 

  • Student Education Services (
  • Undergraduate Tutor, Kate Watkins  (
  • Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies, Dr Chris Paterson (
  • If you have a disability, or additional needs in your learning, you can register with Disability Services to access extra support. 
  • The  Student Information Service (SIS) has four Student Information Points on campus and you can call or email them for information via

Settling in 

How will I find out more about my programme? 

During induction week, you will meet your programme leader, who will explain the structure of your degree for this academic year. You can also ask questions about your programme at any time by getting in touch with your programme leader. 
Programme Leaders can be contacted via email:

Undergraduate Programmes:

Taught Postgraduate Programmes:

Programme Leaders:

Where can I access resources for my degree?  

To access Minerva, go to and sign in using your and password. You can find help on how to use Minerva via . You can also access individual module spaces here, where you can find out information on your specific course assignments, reading and assessments. Assessment techniques vary depending on the module, and including everything from essays and exams to group presentations, reports, case analyses and practical exercises. 

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about it? 

All information about specialist software and systems will be provided during induction week, and in your teaching sessions. As there are practical elements in some of our degrees, you will be using our School’s facilities week on week, as a part of your timetabled teaching experience.

Do I need to provide my core reading texts?

Leeds University has three large libraries, which contain a range of texts that you can use for your degree in the School of Media and Communication. For each module, core texts are often digitised by the library. Where this is not possible, texts are put on high demand (which means any one student can only take the book out for a number of hours), or there are many copies of the work available for students to take out on loan.

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

There’s support for academic skills available through skills@library
 If you feel that you need extra support on a specific module during your degree, we recommend that you contact the module leader. All module leaders hold office hours where you can get in touch with any questions you may have, and receive some additional guidance. If you find you are struggling more generally with an aspect of your degree, get in touch with your academic personal tutor, and they will be able to help.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work?

You will meet your academic personal tutor during the first few weeks of term. Academic personal tutoring will support students as they work towards their academic and personal goals by using a new range of digital systems, including PebblePad and Learning Analytics. 

Where can I find relevant career information for postgraduate students? 

Our careers and employability page contains a whole host of information on opportunities offered by the School of Media and Communication: Careers and employability 

Other useful links