Your course induction
Your course induction at NTU is an introduction to studying and learning here. You'll need to attend induction sessions during your first few weeks.
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What is a course induction?
Course inductions take place in the first few weeks of term and are designed to introduce you to your course and how you'll learn at NTU – from our online teaching tools, to the buildings and facilities that you'll use as part of your studies.
Attending your course induction
You should attend your course induction because it will help you understand how you are expected to study, summarise the highlights of your subject, and give you the opportunity to make friends on your course.
If you can’t attend your induction, please contact your School and let them know.
Your course induction in three steps
1. Get your induction timetable
Download your induction timetable and make sure you check your course start date and arrive in time for this, as some courses will start as early as Monday 14 September 2020. You should also plan your Welcome activities around your course induction.
It's crucial that you attend all your course induction activities, either online or in-person where possible, so make sure you know where you need to be and when. Get to know your way around campus on our information pages.
2. Complete your pre-arrival task
Most courses have a pre-arrival task, designed to get you thinking about your subject. The task is an important part of your induction, so complete it before you arrive.
You'll find details of any pre-arrival tasks alongside your course induction timetable. Download your course induction for more information.
3. Your course timetable
Term One starts on Monday 5 October 2020. We will welcome new students to NTU from Friday 25 September 2020. Make sure you check your course start date and arrive in time for this, as some courses will start as early as Monday 14 September 2020.
Whilst all courses will be taught through a mixture of face-to-face and online teaching, we recognise that due to restrictions on travel from overseas, self-isolation and the shielding issues associated with COVID-19, there may be some students who are unable to be on campus. From September, we are launching a new blended learning approach to ensure that each one of our students gets the best possible experience.
Our course teams are working hard to ensure that students who are unable to be on campus will have access to learning resources and to teaching online. Read the latest information on Term One to find out more.
View the full list of 2020/21 term dates.