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MA International Architectural Regeneration and Development


Induction timetable and Reading List 2015/2016

Workshops are available all week for students to "drop in" (Monday - Friday).

Your full induction programme can be viewed on this page.  Changes and additions may occur during the summer months, so please remember to check regularly.

Maps can be found here:

Don't forget to visit the New Students page of the website for more information!

All meetings are compulsory

* = Voluntary workshops organised by the University. All students can attend but some of the workshops are designed for International Students.

Date Time Event Location Staff
Wednesday 16th September
9.00am Enrolment Document Checking Room JHBB 301
John Henry Brookes Building
Headington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus
Programme Administrator

10.00am Introduction to IARD Room JHBB 301
John Henry Brookes BuildingHeadington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus
Dr Aylin Orbasli & Dr Marcel Vellinga

12.00 midday Introduction to Student Support Room JHBB 301
John Henry Brookes BuildingHeadington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus
Student Support Co-ordinator
Thursday 17th September

10.00am Enrolment form collection and tour of Abercrombie student facilities JHBB Main Reception
John Henry Brookes BuildingHeadington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus
Programme Administrator

10.30am Enrolment Main Hall, Headington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus Admissions

12.30pm 24-Hour Access Training Room JHB302, John Henry Brookes Building, 3rd floor, Headington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus Andy Glass
Friday 18th September
Workshop Induction Architecture Workshop, John Payne Building,
Headington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus 
Joel Chappell
Week 1:
Wednesday 23rd September 11.00am Library Induction Library
John Henry Brookes BuildingHeadington Road/Gipsy Lane Campus
Dan Croft

Please refer to the Reading List for suggested reading.

If you would like to contact other students joining the School in September, a thread has been set up under Discussions on our Facebook page to enable you to get in touch with one another. Please click on the following link Facebook


Aylin Orbasli is the Subject Co-ordinator/Academic Adviser for the International Architecture Regeneration and Development (IARD) programme. Subject Co-ordinators are able to help with issues relating to your programme.  You can contact Aylin at , +44 (0)1865 483978 or in room AB310 (Abercrombie Building).

Academic Adviser: details of your allocated Academic Adviser can be found on your Record and Results page on PIP.  Your Academic Adviser is available to offer academic advice and guidance, which can be anything from discussing your modules choices, offering career and programme advice, to recommending what action should be taken if you're experiencing academic problems.

Student Support Co-ordinators are available to offer advice and guidance on both personal and academic issues. You can find contact details for your department's SSCs here

Kathleen O'Donnell oversees all of the Postgraduate programmes within the School of Architecture in her role as Postgraduate Programme Leader. You can contact Kathleen at:, +44 (0)1865 483071, or in Room AB3.13.

Additional information

There will be two or three optional UK field trips in addition to the optional major field trip, which is likely to cost around £400-£500.  The optional UK trips are likely to cost in the region of £70-£80 for overnight trips, and £20-£30 for day trips.  For those who cannot attend the field trips, an equivalent programme of work, which can be carried out locally, will be provided.

In addition to field trip costs, recent graduates have suggested a sum of £400-£500 per year is required to cover materials and printing costs during the taught Diploma stage, and a further £100-£200 for the MA dissertation printing and binding.

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