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‌‌Advising January 2019

Advising meetings for students starting at the University in January 2019 will take place 9am-1pm on Friday 25 January 2019.

Students who will be returning from Semester 1 Leave of Absence should contact their Adviser(s) of studies to arrange a meeting prior to teaching starting on Monday 28 January 2019.

All undergraduate students in the Faculties of ArtsDivinity and Science must meet their Adviser of studies in person at the beginning of each academic year (or in January if not studying in St Andrews during semester 1).

Attending the advising meeting is a compulsory part of the matriculation process, which must be successfully completed in order to become a registered current student. Until your module choices are approved by your Adviser of studies at this meeting, and validated in the academic advising system, you are not officially enrolled in those modules.

See details of advising appointments:

  • undergraduate students
  • taught postgraduate students
  • research postgraduate students: first-year MPhil students should check with their supervisors for advising meeting details. PhD students do not need to be advised into modules, and the Academic Advising system is not open to them. PhD students who think they will need to attend a module should liaise with their School or supervisor.

In order to get the most from your meeting with your Adviser of studies, it is important that you have done some initial research and thinking about your module choices prior to your meeting, and submitted provisional choices during the pre-advising process. Further details of degree programmes and modules, including compulsory modules, can be found by searching or browsing the online course catalogue. Additional information is also available on school webpages.

Before approving your module choices, your Adviser of studies will:

  • check that you have selected all the compulsory modules for your degree programme
  • check that you have selected optional modules appropriate to meet other relevant academic regulations
  • check that you are qualified to take all your selected modules, and that they are available to you
  • discuss with you the amount of flexibility that you will have to switch to other degree programmes

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