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Welcome Week 2020/21

Welcome to The Courtauld!

Welcome Week: Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and continuing undergraduate, postgraduate and research students to the 2020/21 academic year. There are a number of important events throughout Welcome Week, ranging from introduction sessions for your programme through to orientation for students new to London and the UK, all geared toward getting you ready for the academic year ahead.

Welcome Week will help get your bearings for the Autumn Term and beyond, providing guidance on both academic and non-academic support. In line with our phased return to on site teaching, all Welcome Weeks sessions will be held online, often featuring time for Q&As at the end. Recordings will be made available shortly after the live online event.

The Welcome Week Schedule can be accessed further below. Please check back periodically for updates to the schedule/as more details of the sessions are made available.

You can also find reminders on how to pay tuition fees and some further guidance on your first steps as a international student.

Please contact us at the relevant email address below if you have any questions:

Undergraduate: ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk

Postgraduate: pgadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk

Our fantastic Students’ Union organise a simultaneous Fresher’s Week, and putting on a series of events that cater for student life, societies and off-site activities. Whilst some of these events have been included in the Welcome Week Schedule below, more information is available on the Students’ Union page.

Welcome Week Schedule 2020/21

Please check back periodically for any changes or updates to the schedule. We will send out an email confirming the required single password required for entry to all zoom sessions – this password can also be used to watch recordings of the sessions, which will typically be available within the next 24 hours.

1. 14:00 - 14:30 - Living and studying in London - International students and/or those new to London, all students welcome

A guide to living and studying in London.

Presented by:

Dr Guido Rebecchini, Associate Dean for Students.

Alex Hawkins, Admissions and Enrolment Manager

Conrad Sackey, Wellbeing Manager

Anjali Thakariya, Academic Skills Tutor

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/MTX45gNBvyO1_XHXfdZ822MM0xAT1o0gX3h-Ey1Z7DaLP1Tl907kYeIR7IsCvb-b.A7jAsJ8rzgwyZRvz

2. 14:30 - 18:20 - SU welcome - BA Year 1

An introduction to and chance to meet The Courtauld’s Students’ Union.

A series of small, informal sessions hosted by the Students’ Union.

You are invited to join the session corresponding to the time/split by first letter of your Last Name:

  1. 14:30-14:50 – A-D
  2. 16:00-16:20 – E-I
  3. 16:30-16:50 – J-M
  4. 17:00-17:20 – N-R
  5. 17:30-17:50 – S-V
  6. 18:00-18:20 – W-Z

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85997787621?pwd=ME9Cay9iN0pSd1hFSEt2VHdobjdRQT09

Meeting ID: 859 9778 7621

3. 15:30 - 17:50 - Welcome to the Courtauld - All Students

A warm welcome to The Courtauld from Prof Debby Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, and Dr Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director.

Please join the session for your programme at the time specified below:

  1. 15:30-15:50 BA1
  2. 16:00-16:20 BA2-BA3
  3. 16:30-16:50 Grad Dip
  4. 17:00-17:20 MA (incl. History of Art, Curating; and Conservation of Easel Paintings); 
  5. 17:30-17:50 PhD 

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/gJARVcflP91-6mhf7Ga7rvrRvt7lRZQwD7uOu_KBSUdqptNedGPuqsRIpUQ7F778.yg-723yC53wVeWyr

4. 18:30 - 20:30 - BA Year 1 Students Mixer

A chance to meet your course-mates on the first year of the BA History of Art programme.

Hosted by the Students’ Union.

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82110357163?pwd=TmNjYm96eFd1eWltNTdlTUUwN0FDUT09

Meeting ID: 821 1035 7163

 

Please check back periodically for any changes or updates to the schedule. We will send out an email confirming the required single password required for entry to all zoom sessions – this password can also be used to watch recordings of the sessions, which will typically be available within the next 24 hours.

5. 11:00 - 12:00 - Introduction to the MA History of Art - MA History of Art Students

An introduction to the MA History of Art programme.

Presented by:

Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Head of MA History of Art, and Pippa Balch, Senior Lecturer in Conservation and Technology (to discuss ‘Painting Pairs’)

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/ypXebGseezxBCp1XQjAuEeAfDACwMqsTUMrssVY2MKqa8X-ju8ptISzFZHakyav0.QQeBiNNEXZYMk14j

6. 12:00 - 13:00 - Introduction to the MA Curating the Art Museum - MA Curating the Art Museum Students

An introduction to the MA Curating the Art Museum programme.

Presented by:

Martin Caiger-Smith, Head of MA Curating the Art Museum

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83162761930?pwd=ZDBNYTRuQkNNS1huYXI4cmxOMnUyZz09

7. 12:00 - 13:00 - Introduction to the PGDip in the Conservation of Easel Paintings - PGDip Conservation of Easel Paintings Students

An introduction to the PGDip in the Conservation of Easel Paintings programme.

Presented by:

Pippa Balch, Senior Lecturer in Conservation and Technology

Zoom Session Details

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89912317886?pwd=R25LWDVwWnE3eUF5UXBqQVR0UEsyUT09

8. 12:00 - 13:00 - Introduction to the Graduate Diploma in the History of Art - Graduate Diploma in the History of Art Students

An introduction to the Graduate Diploma in the History of Art programme.

Presented by: 

Dr Caroline Levitt, Graduate Diploma Programme Coordinator

Zoom Session Details:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/85045096577?pwd=ajl4WjZZV0IxSG1wTDZHVVVTOFlqdz09

9. 12:00 - 13:00 - Undergraduate Peer-to-Peer Event - BA History of Art Year 1 Students

A chance to meet peers across the undergraduate programme.

Hosted by the Students’ Union

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83721938328

10. 14:00 - 15:00 - Welfare and Support - All students

An introduction to the various forms of academic and non-academic support on offer at The Courtauld.

Presented by:

Dr Guido Rebecchini, Associate Dean for Students

Elizabeth Harris, Academic Registrar 

Conrad Sackey, Wellbeing Manager 

Anjali Thakariya, Academic Skills Tutor 

Janet Harper, Specialist Academic Skills Tutor

Lucy Lethbridge, Royal Literary Fellow

Lucasta Miller, Royal Literary Fellow

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/_fIn4bmvtaWozkdXhbDulBli48cVuxUNGDFvVr9rmJTeVgWuH9Jt8KtqEFSPMlVv.l4G-MjTA8br0rtho

11. 16:00 - 17:00 - The Courtauld and the Future of Art History: A conversation with the Dean and Deputy Director & Head of Research Alixe Bovey - Open to all Students and Staff

Presented by:

Dr Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director & Head of Research   

Dr Fern Insh, Research Forum Programme Manager

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/TgzmuOaxTdGKFQF7COiXZofdhILqWElDXpjLwXlZ-hmDQ-MIDxeTE-HXmyag-q1z.1GHYrNSZapyjP47c

 

12. 18:30 - 20:30 - Students' Union: University Challenge Quiz - Open to all students

Hosted by the Students’ Union

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81594573508?pwd=aW9sendPNzZ0bW04MURNdklUT2l0QT09

Meeting ID: 815 9457 3508

Please check back periodically for any changes or updates to the schedule. We will send out an email confirming the required single password required for entry to all zoom sessions – this password can also be used to watch recordings of the sessions, which will typically be available within the next 24 hours.

13. 12:00 - 13:00 - Books and More: What the Library Can Do For You - All students

Discussion of the resources and services that the Library offers to support your studies.

Presented by Robin Armstrong Viner, Head of Library Services

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/yKk5mWw-G2ekvn63azy26GLQ3JigRW1qPJ-aF3nyId5mtksFEsKX_o_XtTVtSiYH.8QsFjz87Fm6a8aUr

14. 14:00 - 14:45 - Welcome to University! - BA Year 1

A session for new BA History of Art students on the transition to Higher Education.

Presented by Dr Guido Rebecchini, Associate Dean for Students 

Conrad Sackey, Wellbeing Manager 

Anjali Thakariya, Academic Skills Tutor 

Janet Harper, Specialist Academic Skills Tutor

Grant Fisher, Programme Administration Manager

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/yuIQPKzGJmPeWwNfL90IgVuxawVjSCM49RpzmdsWrmmJsbbb7VYvjd7zaIglMeCN.hzoxBQflcXsLefMx

15. 15:00 - 15:45 - The Courtauld Gallery - All students

A session outlining the plans and opportunities with the imminent reopening of The Courtauld Gallery.

Presented by Dr Ernst Vegelin Van Claerbergen, Head of The Courtauld Gallery.

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/T8Vk_htKfgDoG3fTQTJV5BXtykOQ8xq7tgxbW3sl5m6qy_8SAmm8o8F4sArTdR4v.X6a1FI7IVZFSOLGZ

16. 16:00 - 16:30 - Using the Building in the Age of Covid-19 - All students

Guidance and Q&As from our Facilities Team on how we have made adjustments to Vernon Square to help keep our community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Presented by Claire Sadler, Deputy Estates and Facilities Manager

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/Y6sNO6YaKKHfDaWclW1rzZCcgtcjLbUJgy8a_YMqvlvJ8L5bai8ATL2fIYvlAw.EpYOlxMTJS1GqE99

17. 16:30 - 17:00 - Meet the Faculty - BA Year 1, and open to all students and staff

The first in our series spanning the Autumn Term giving you a chance to meet our world class faculty.

The first session introduces Dr Jo Applin, Head of History of Art Department and Dr Wenny Teo, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art 

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/Q4yQiprVJ87nP2JQ7MoWHIhyi9RPWKEKHMhOuW4Zvc4RCMiMli1XEyKRqvjPCCIg.8CucflAtjog5PYlC

18. 18:30 - 20:30 - Students' Union Cheese and Refreshments Night - Open to all students

A chance to meet students from all programmes from the comfort of your own home.

Hosted by the Student’s Union

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81163277958?pwd=RTgrTytRWUpOOTdieU1BREJNU0VoQT09

Meeting ID: 811 6327 7958

 

Please check back periodically for any changes or updates to the schedule. We will send out an email confirming the required single password required for entry to all zoom sessions – this password can also be used to watch recordings of the sessions, which will typically be available within the next 24 hours.

19. 10:00 - 10:45 - Introduction to the Academic Year - BA Year 1 Students

A session detailing what to expect in terms of assessments, type of courses and learning outcomes.

Presented by Dr Jo Applin, Head of History of Art Department.

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/CvH3WZyLEO6Duj_2jMmYegXjUcUTz3l7myVokzHD93MeQ9bIMG3w8_SLcM1jowa0.REO3V2o6MbCrcIHZ

20. 10:00 - 13:35 - Students' Union Welcome (Multiple Sessions)

A warm welcome from The Courtauld Students’ Union.

Please join the session at the scheduled time for your programme / by group depending on the first letter of your Last Name:

1) 10:00-10:15 – PhD

2) 10:30-10:45 – MA Conservation

3) 11:00-11:15 – MA Curating

4) 11:30-11:45 – Grad Dip

5) 12:00-12:25 – MA group 1 – A-E

6) 12:30-12:55 – MA group 2 – F-L

7) 13:00-13:25 – MA group 3 – M-S

8) 13:30- 13:55 – MA group 4 – T-Z

 

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81047955206?pwd=d0VoclZYWjJCK1JsemFuUFl0NVFCQT09

Meeting ID: 810 4795 5206

21. 14:00 - 14:45 - The Careers Programme and Opportunities - Open to all students

An introduction to the dedicated Careers Services available at The Courtauld.

Presented by Karen Deadfield, Careers Consultant

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/hVEwICZYl-colXUNH1O6wVZdIeZBQAZBKOAsHHPmX3UZVdzy2D_7plmAC3mOpoeB.U5fwu5qAMQEVk1ff

22. 15:00 - 15:45 - Alumni talk - Open to all students

A chance to hear from some of The Courtauld’s alumni on their experience at The Courtuald and how it has formed their careers.

Presented by Karen Deadfield, Careers Consultant

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/eBzOhlnhbGKqsORuUaRYzbw4_TnakNLi-HhBt0SoNG13l_bKUaB3pU6OeR_pGk41.G7Vhe7XOoyoemkPw

23. 18:30 - 20:30 - Students' Union Postgraduate Mixer - Open to all postgraduate students

A chance to meet your course-mates.

Hosted by the Students’ Union.

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84713385016?pwd=bndpcGgvMGVxZlN4ZkNWcE5Fei8zZz09

Meeting ID: 847 1338 5016

Please check back periodically for any changes or updates to the schedule. We will send out an email confirming the required single password required for entry to all zoom sessions – this password can also be used to watch recordings of the sessions, which will typically be available within the next 24 hours.

24. 11:00 - 12:45 - Graduate Diploma Introduction Sessions - Graduate Diploma Students

Part I: Virtual Gallery Visit 

Part II: “Reading Collaboratively

Presented by Dr Caroline Levitt, Graduate Diploma Programme Coordinator

Zoom Session Details:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/86735675386?pwd=SGtnVlB1TVNUSi9kS211YkNIdm91dz09

25. 11:00 - 13:00 - Freshers’ Fayre - Open to all students

The annual Students’ Union Freshers’ Fayre, a chance to meet other students and sign up to various societies.

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87858363035?pwd=RjZuNlhLTldMVHNPS1l2YVNZWUpHZz09

Meeting ID: 878 5836 3035

26. 15:00 - 15:45 - Introduction to the Foundation Course - BA Year 1

Presented by Prof Susie Nash, Deborah Loeb Brice Professor of Renaissance Art

A recording of the session can be watched here:

https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/BqTms7s48KSNNgaxpjQWZKUAFmPYGG2_zPr2WlvTfmDJT5psuqo2-QXQDSKvQu8g.dp69IlG5H8es9wGT

27. 18:30 - 20:30 - Students' Union: DJ and Pizza Night

Hosted by the Students’ Union.

Open to all students

Zoom Session Details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87645184020?pwd=Y25FWktTMWo0M0R5UEZTWUxCb1VtUT09

Enrolment 2020/21

Enrolment consists of two stages for all students, new and continuing:

Stage 1 – Online Enrolment

Stage 2 – Admissions Team Check (you may be contacted if any outstanding details or documents need to be verified)

You will receive an email with a link to Stage 1 ahead of Welcome Week. Stage 1 must be completed before the Admissions Team can complete Stage 2 enrolment.

For Stage 2 ensure:

That you have paid or made arrangements to pay tuition

That you have provided up to date photo ID and scanned proof of qualifications

Whilst we will be undertaking Stage Two remotely this year, please do ensure that you have the following available:

  • Passport (other official forms of identification may be accepted but should be cleared with the admissions team in advance)
  • Payment for fees/proof of payment for fees (including SLC confirmation letter for those in receipt of SLC funding)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (if applicable)

New students (those starting a new programme) should also bring:

  • Original copies of your relevant qualifications and English Language Test if required. Undergraduate students do not need to provide hard copy qualifications unless otherwise requested – typically if you hold non-UK qualifications, or if it has been over two years since you completed your qualifications. Previous Courtauld graduates also do not need to provide evidence of their qualifications.

We may need to have access to these documents even after initial online enrolment takes place.

When will I get my teaching timetable?

Upon completing Stage One Online Enrolment and gaining IT access you will be able to view a personalised timetable on the VLE.

What if I will be late to enrol?

We expect all students to complete their enrolment ahead of the start of teaching, 5 October 2020, though understand that there may be exceptional circumstances that cause delay.

All students must be enrolled by 31 October 2020 – any student not enrolled by this time will be withdrawn from the programme.

I have yet to find accommodation - what can I do?

There may still be limited spaces available through the University. Please contact us at ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk / pgadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk for more information.

There are a number of alternative avenues you may wish to consider:

  1. Courtauld Housing Group on Facebook

Our Students’ Union manage the Courtauld Housing Group on Facebook, an active group for those who are not successful in gaining a place from our initial allocations. To join, simply request to join the group. You can use the group to find vacancies in shared houses with current students, see ads from private landlords, or make arrangements with others to find accommodation together.

  1. Goodenough College (for postgraduate students only)

Postgraduate students may be able to apply for single, couples’ and family accommodation at Goodenough College. The application procedure and allocation is entirely managed by Goodenough College.

  1. UoL Intercollegiate Halls Waiting List

University of London have in the past run a waiting list for students who have not yet managed to secure accommodation.

In order to apply for accommodation on the waiting list, you need to apply directly via University of London. UoL will provide details on their website on how to apply between early-to-mid September.

Applications to the waiting list will be considered for whichever rooms are available and will be prioritised according to need.

  1. University of London Housing Services (for private sector housing)

University of London Housing Services provide extremely helpful advice about renting accommodation in the private sector. Please refer to them for general advice and guidance in to renting in London.

I wish to get in touch about a welfare issue in advance of Welcome Week
I'm an international student and haven't picked up my BRP yet - can I still enrol?

We will not be able to fully enrol you until we have a scan of your Bio-metric Residence Permit (BRP). Please plan around being in the UK ahead of the international student enrolment day to allow yourself enough time to pick up your BRP.

What if I am having problems with my entry vignette or cannot pick up my Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) visa prior to enrolment?

Contact us immediately if you are having any problems in regards to arriving into the UK before enrolment, delays in picking up your BRP prior to 28 September, or any other visa issues. It is vital that you report any errors with dates, status or sponsor on your vignette or BRP as soon as possible, as there are particularly limited windows for errors to be corrected.

Can I use the eGates on entry to the UK?

Eligible non-visa nationals are advised not to use eGates, and should instead obtain entry clearance from a Border Force officer at the airport when you first visit the UK.

Requesting Letters

You will be sent a link to request any additional letters after you have completed Stage Two enrolment. Letters you may require include: a bank letter (enabling you to set up a student bank account), or Council Tax exemption letter, which you will need if you are living in a rented flat rather than the halls of residence. You will not be able to request these letters until you have completed Stage Two enrolment.

When requesting a bank letter, you are advised to provide the name and address of the branch at which you intend to open your account. As banks will not accept a generic letter we will need the branch details in order to create a letter for the bank you have chosen.

Please note that there is a high demand for letters at the start of the academic year.

How do I apply for my Student Oyster Card?

You will be eligible for a Student Oyster Card once you have completed Stage 2 enrolment. You must apply directly via TFL at www.tfl.gov.uk, providing your Student ID number found on your Student ID card. It may take a few weeks to be processed and sent to you by TFL.

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