Advising and Matriculation - Undergraduates
Advising and Matriculation January 2014
Advising and Matriculation for Semester 2 will take place on Friday 24 January 2014 9am-1pm in the Gateway building.
Students starting at the University for the first time in Semester 2 must attend this event.
Students re-engaging from a Semester 1 Leave of Absence must also complete the Advising and Matriculation process, as advised in the re-engagement letter.
Re-advising for Semester 2
The Advising system will open for Advisers to make changes to Semester 2 module choices on Monday 6 January 2014. Please contact your Adviser to request any changes.
Re-advising finishes at 1pm on Monday of Week 2 (3 February 2014).
The matriculation process
Matriculation involves online matriculation and other elements that must be done in person, such as Advising and passport and visa checks. To become a matriculated student you must fully complete all the elements.
If your matriculation is not fully complete by Monday of Week 1 of teaching you will begin to receive warnings under the Failure to Register policy.
All students must matriculate at the start of each year of their studies. Students who take Leave of Absence for Semester 1 must re-matriculate for their return at the start of Semester 2.
You must attend Advising and have your module choices validated to become a matriculated (registered) student. Medicine students will instead meet with their Personal Tutors.
If you do not know who your Adviser is you can find out by looking on your module choices page in the Advising facility, accessible from the Academic tab in iSaint or from the Online Advising link on the right of this page. Advisers for the new academic year are allocated during August and early September.
If you will be in your Junior or Senior Honours years and are studying for a Joint Honours degree you must see the Honours Adviser of each of the subjects you will be studying e.g. if your degree is MA (Honours) French and Latin, you must see the Honours Adviser in French and the Honours Adviser in Classics.
Advising details Friday 24 January 2014
Incoming non-graduating students (exchanges and study abroad)
Appointments slots are organised by surname.
- A-Bl: 9.00am
- Bo-Ch: 9.30am
- Cl-G: 10.00am
- H-K: 10.30am
- L-M: 11.00am
- N-Sc: 11.30am
- Se-T: 12.00pm
- V-Z: 12.30pm
Please note the following exceptions:
- Arabic and Persian - if you wish to take any modules in Arabic or Persian, you should also see the Honours Arabic & Persian Adviser, Dr Caiani, in his office (Buchanan building, room 107) on 24 January between 3 and 5pm as he cannot attend the main Advising session.
- Classics - if you wish to take any 3000 or 4000-level modules in Ancient History or Classical Studies (module code starting AN and CL) or any modules in Latin or Greek (module code starting LT or GK) should also see the Honours Classics Adviser, Dr Sweetman, on Friday 24 January between 1 and 2.30pm as she cannot attend the main Advising session. Dr Sweetman's office in C30 in the Craigard/Swallowgate building on the corner of The Scores and Butts Wynd. There are signs in Craigard to direct you to C26 and Dr Sweetman's office is on the floor above C26.
- Physics and Astronomy - if you wish to take modules in Physics or Astronomy, you should attend the Advising session 9-10.30 or 12.30-1.00, regardless of the time slot assigned according to your surname.
Individual appointment times have now been sent by email.
You will receive further information in August or January (depending on the month you are due to matriculate) regarding online matriculation. This will be sent to your University email account, so check your account regularly.
The matriculation event will take place in the Gateway building and will involve visa and passport checks, as well as general help with matriculation and payment of fees. You can go to matriculate at any point - you do not have to wait until after your Advising appointment.
Students who require assistance after the matriculation event should go to the ASC.
You may request changes to your module choices during the Re-advising period, which is until 1pm on the Monday of Week 2 of each semester. You must make these requests to the relevant Adviser(s), who will check whether the changes are permissible and discuss them with you as appropriate. Requests made after the deadline are unlikely to be granted.
If you are an incoming non-graduating student (exchange or study abroad) and you wish to be advised into a 3000 or 4000 level module, you must see the Honours Adviser for that subject. If you wish to transfer into a 1000 or 2000 level module you should either email the Pro Dean (Advising) of your Faculty or make an appointment to see them via the Advice and Support Centre.