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The following are times for scheduled workshops and seminars. Tutorial assistance will also be available at various times outwith these hours. Studio facilities are accessible 24 hours, once students have attended a Health and Safety awareness training session.

Tuesday 2pm-4pm Lecture/Design Activity (year 1 part time)
Wednesday 10am-1pm Tutorial slots various and subject to confirmation (course dependent)
Thursday 11:10am-1pm Lecture (year 2 part time)
Thursday 2pm-4pm Lecture/Design Activity (year 1 part time)

Courses in both semesters will usually use these same time slots, but are subject to variation. The final summer vacation period is necessarily organised very flexibly. See the Programme Calendar for further details, but be aware that changes at any time may be notified as the year progresses, possibly at short notice. Tutorial group meetings will be organised periodically throughout the programme (not necessarily on Wednesdays) and students will be advised as necessary.

Full attendance is expected at all sessions, including tutorial groups. If for some reason you are unable to attend it we expect you to let the course organiser know why in advance of the lecture or tutorial.  The best method for notification of absence is by email, rather than telephone.

Open Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm, during the semester.

If you have any queries or need help, you are welcome to consult the Programme Director during these times.

Other events include the regular Music Postgraduate Seminar Series, in which participation is strongly encouraged.  There are also several workshops, concerts and presentations that are closely relevant to your studies and we make the assumption that you will attend as many of these as you can.

Students are expected to spend a large proportion of the working week in the studio or libraries; it should be assumed that several hours of preparatory reading may be needed for lectures or tutorials associated with the essay-based courses and a good deal of reading and studio and lab time dedicated to more practical elements of the programme.

A general guideline in the University is that students will be putting in at least 40 hours of effort per week across all their courses and during the Final Project period. (1 credit point broadly equates to 10 hours of expected overall student effort.)