School of Civil Engineering

Welcome to the school of Civil Engineering! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies. 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.

All students:

What do I need to do before I arrive? 

You should complete your registration and obtain your IT username. This will allow you to access the Civil Engineering area via Minerva, where you’ll find more information. 

What does my induction timetable look like? 

A provisional induction timetable will be sent to you. 

How will I get to know other students? 

During your induction week, you’ll meet your tutor group. You will also work with your tutor group and all students across the programme throughout your taught modules. All programmes share at least one module with another programme (or programmes), enabling you to spend time with the wider taught postgraduate cohort. During Induction Week there will be an online social event held, where you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow taught postgraduate students, including some who joined the University in September. All students are encouraged to join the society for Civil Engineering students, CivSoc, about which you will receive more information during Induction Week.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Civil Engineering? 

You can find details of the activities planned to welcome you to the School of Civil Engineering in the induction timetable. Leeds University Union also have welcome activities planned for you.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme? 

The School of Civil Engineering Society, CivSoc is open to all students in the School. They organise many social events throughout the year and are always happy to receive new suggestions for events. More information will be provided by the CivSoc Committee during induction week and is also available on the LUU website.

Will I be required to attend face-to-face sessions?  

Face-to-face sessions will be conducted when it’s safe to do so. We will update you should anything change.  

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

You’ll meet your personal tutor and your tutor group during induction week. Full details are in your induction timetable. 

How will practical or lab sessions be managed? 

Further information will be provided by the School closer to the start of term.

How will I find out more about my programme? 

You’ll receive information about your programme during induction week. In the meantime you can find details on the Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue.

How will I have my say on my programme and school?  

You can contact your personal tutor for any individual concerns you may have. You can also discuss wider concerns with your cohort, programme or school reps. . If you don’t know who your cohort or programme reps are, contact your programme leader. There are also the student voices newsletters which can be viewed in the Student Voice area of our School via Minerva

How will I be able to provide feedback on the delivery of my modules? 

Feedback is important. You’ll be encouraged to feedback by completing surveys at the end of each module. At the end of your programme. you will be asked to complete a postgraduate programme survey. You can  feedback at any time by talking to your course reps or school representatives. School reps are appointed by the LUU to represent the views and be the voice of students in your School, promoting student-led change. They play an important role in ensuring your school and the University provide the best possible academic experience for students, and a better place to work and study. 

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

You will be informed of any specific software required on your programme.

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer? 

Each university course has course representatives. These are students who are elected by their fellow students at the start of each academic year. Course representatives collect feedback from students on their course and present this feedback to members of staff in the School at staff:student forum meetings, throughout the academic year. 

You’ll be given information about the course rep role and how to apply during induction week, but if you have any questions in the meantime please email civil@leeds.ac.uk

How does assessment work on my programme and what support is provided with academic skills? 

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and timed online assessments. Details for each individual module is provided in the module catalogue. Support with academic skills is provided by academic staff in the School of Civil Engineering and by the Skills@Library team. 

Where can I go for support?  

If you need any help or advice don’t hesitate to ask your Student Education Service team by emailing civil@leeds.ac.uk. You’ll be introduced to key members of academic staff, as well as support staff, during induction week. Their details can also be found on Minerva.  

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