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MSc Sustainable Building, Performance and Design


Induction timetable

Your induction programme is displayed below.  Please print out a copy and bring with you.

Thursday 18 September
9am - 10am
Completion of enrolment forms and certificate checks
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Verity Massingham
10am - 10.30am
Introduction to Course
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Paola Sassi
10.30am - 11.15am
Introduction to Modules
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Module Tutors
11.15am - 11.45am
Presentations of Personal Profiles
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Paola Sassi
12pm - 1pm
24 Hour Access Training (all PG students)
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Andy Glass

1pm-2pm Lunch Break - -

Library Induction session
Forum Library, Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building at Headington Campus Geoffrey Morgan

Main Hall, at Headington Campus Admissions staff
Friday 19 September
9am- 11.45am
Poster presentations - climatic design strategies in your home environment
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Paola Sassi
11.45am - 12pm
Introduction to the Student Support Coordinators
JHBB3.06, John Henry Brookes at Headington Campus Michele Jacobs/ Marta Solsona
Lunch break
Workshop Introduction Architecture Workshop
John Payne Building at Headington Campus
Joel Chappell

Pre-semester project and reading list

Before you arrive in September we would like for each of you to complete the following project: Summer Report

Please click here for information about the programme requirements, timetable and work expectations

Please refer to the Pre-programme Reading List for suggested reading.

If you would like to make contact with other applicants, students and staff before joining the programme please join our Facebook group  


Paola Sassi is the Subject Co-ordinator/Academic Adviser for the Sustainable Building: Performance and Design programme. As Academic Adviser, Paola is available to offer academic advice and guidance, which can be anything from discussing your module choices and offering career advice, to recommending what action should be taken if you're experiencing academic problems. You can contact Paola at, to +44 (0) 1865 483209, or in Room AB3.10.

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 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 one or two optional UK field trips in addition to the major field trip which is likely to cost around £400. The first optional UK trip will cost £140, a potential second single day trip will cost in the order of £20-£30.

In addition to field trip costs, recent graduates have suggested a sum of £200-£300 per year is required to cover materials and printing costs during the taught Diploma stage and a further £100-£200 for the MSc dissertation printing and binding.

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