General arrangements for supervisions



  1. Supervisions will take place in the Computer Laboratory.  Please go to reception and use the phone on the desk outside to ring me in SN17 (on 63671) before coming up to the north side of the second floor, so I can let you in to the DTG corridor. 


  1. We will arrange supervisions as far in advance as possible, but always by the end of the preceding supervision, so remember your diaries if necessary.  If you can then not make a supervision, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. 


  1. The supervisions will last 1 hour. 


  1. Please arrive on time.  I am happy to supervise on a one-to-one basis only if you or your supervision partner(s) wish, but not a one-to-zero basis for longer than 5 minutes. 


  1. I will set you questions to support the current stage of the course, which I would expect you to complete within one or two weeks.  I would expect you to spend about 2 hours per week on my supervision work. 


  1. Please hand in the work I set, completed to the best of your ability, at least 24 hours before the supervision it is due for, if you would like me to see if it could be any better! 


  1. Please hand in work either by emailing me a pdf link or putting in my pigeon hole in the Computer Lab (this can be done by asking at reception).  Please mark it for my attention.  Work can be hand written or typed.  Bear in mind you will have to write all your exams by hand. 


  1. If you have any technical questions in-between supervisions, please email me.  I will answer the straightforward ones (as long as I’m not inundated!) as quickly as possible, but if there are too many or I feel it would be better if you tried to work it out yourself, then we can address them properly in the next supervision, if they’re still a problem by then. 


  1. If you would like to go over anything in particular during the next supervision, please email me at least 24 hours in advance to let me know. 


  1. We will concentrate on the material covered in the lectures to begin with.  If you are happy with this, we’ll go over the work I’ve set, other core material or points of interest within the scope of the course. 


  1. If you have any non-technical suggestions, concerns or feedback, regarding these arrangements or any part of the supervisions, please don’t hesitate to approach me in confidence.