Welcome Week 2022/23

Tuesday 20 September – Friday 23 September 2022

Following the news that there will be a Bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday 19 September, we have rescheduled Welcome Week.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and continuing undergraduate, postgraduate and research students to the 2022/23 academic year. There are a number of important events throughout Welcome Week, ranging from introduction sessions for your programme through to orientation for students new to London and the UK, all geared toward getting you ready for the academic year ahead.

Welcome Week will help get your bearings for the Autumn Term and beyond, providing guidance on both academic and non-academic support.

This page also outlines the Enrolment and Fee Payment processes, and provides further guidance on your first steps as a international student.

Please contact us at the relevant email address below if you have any questions:

Undergraduate: ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk

Postgraduate: pgadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk

Our fantastic Students’ Union organise a simultaneous Fresher’s Week, and put on a series of events that cater for student life, societies and off-site activities. Whilst some of these events have been included in the Welcome Week Schedule below, more information is available on the Students’ Union instagram.

ID Cards

Student ID Cards are available to collect from Seminar Room 8:

Tuesday 20 September:        14:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 21 September: 10:00 – 12:30 / 14:00 – 16:00

Thursday 22 September:      10:00 – 12:30 / 14:00 – 16:00

Welcome Week Schedule

Following the news that there will be a Bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday 19 September, we have rescheduled Welcome Week.

All sessions are held in person at Vernon Square unless otherwise specified.

As the MA History of Art programme has a large number of students, we have split sessions into two groups: Group 1: Family/Last Names A-K, Group 2: Family/Last Names L-Z.

Tuesday 20 September 2022

1) 10:00 - 10:45. SKILLS, SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIES DO FOR YOU? - BA Year 1 and Graduate Diploma - Lecture Theatre 1

Discussion of the Resources and Academic Support Services that the Library offers

2) 11:00 - 11:45. SKILLS, SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIES DO FOR YOU? - BA Year 3 - Lecture Theatre 1

Discussion of the Resources and Academic Support Services that the Library offers

3) 11:00 – 11:45. MOVING TO AND STUDYING IN LONDON - New International Students - Lecture Theatre 2

A Panel Discussion covering aspects of international students living in London.

Panel:
Caroline Levitt (Chair)
Alex Hawkins
Elizabeth Harris

4) 12:00 - 12:45. SKILLS, SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIES DO FOR YOU? - New Conservation, Curating and PhD Years 1 and 2 - Lecture Theatre 1

Discussion of the Resources and Academic Support Services that the Library offers

5) 12:00 – 13:30. SU: PEER TO PEER BRUNCH - BA Year 1 and Peer Mentors - Common room

Hosted by:

Diego Arteche, SU President

6) 13:30 – 14:00. WELCOME TO THE CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT - New Conservation students - Lecture Theatre 1

Hosted by:
Austin Nevin

7) 14:00 - 16:00 . INTRODUCTION TO MA BUDDHIST ART AND CONSERVATION – MA Buddhist Art and Conservation students - Seminar Room 7

 

 

8) 14:00 - 15:00 . MANAGING YOUR FINANCES AT UNIVERSITY - BA Year 1 - Lecture Theatre 2

External speaker providing information on managing your finances whilst at university

9) 14:00 - 16:00. INTRODUCTION TO ZOTERO AND REFERENCING - MA Conservation of Wall Paintings and MA Conservation of Easel Paintings - Lecture Theatre 1

An introduction to Zotero software and referencing, as well as a library tour

10) 15:00 - 16:00: FINANCIAL WELLBEING DROP IN CLINIC - BA Year 1 - Seminar Room 1

11) 18:45 - 21:00. SU: POSTGRADUATE GALLERY RECEPTION - All Postgraduate Students - Courtauld Gallery

Hosted by Students’ Union

Wednesday 21 September 2022

12) 10:00 - 10:45. WHAT DOES YOUR ACADEMIC YEAR LOOK LIKE? - BA Year 1 - Lecture Theatre 2

On what to expect in terms of assessments, type of courses and learning outcomes

Presented by:

Caroline Levitt

13) 10:00 - 10:45. WELLBEING AT THE COURTAULD - New Conservation, Curating and PhD Years 1 and 2 - Lecture Theatre 1

Presented by:
Karina Nolan, Wellbeing Manager

14) 11:00 – 11:45. WELLBEING AT THE COURTAULD - BA Year 1 and Graduate Diploma - Lecture Theatre 1

Presented by:
Karina Nolan, Wellbeing Manager

15) 12:00 – 12:45. WELLBEING AT THE COURTAULD - BA Years 2 and 3 - Lecture Theatre 1

Presented by:
Karina Nolan, Wellbeing Manager

16) 12:00 – 14:00. INTRODUCTION TO MA CONSERVATION OF WALL PAINTINGS - MA Conservation of Wall Paintings - Somerset House

Meet at entrance to West Wing at Somerset House

17) 12:00 - 16:00. GOWER STREET PRACTICE GP REGISTRATION - All incoming students - Seminar Room 7

Register for Gower Street Practice GP

18) 14:00 – 14:45. WELLBEING AT THE COURTAULD - MA History of Art Group 1 - Lecture Theatre 1

Presented by:
Karina Nolan, Wellbeing Manager

Group 1: Last/Family Name A-K

19) 15:00 – 15:45. WELLBEING AT THE COURTAULD - MA History of Art Group 2 - Lecture Theatre 1

Presented by:
Karina Nolan, Wellbeing Manager

Group 1: Last/Family Name L-Z

20) 14:00 - 16:00. INTRODUCTION I GRADUATE DIPLOMA - Graduate Diploma - Lecture Theatre 2

Presented by:
Teresa Lane

21) 14:00 - 16:00. INTRODUCTION TO MA CONSERVATION OF EASEL PAINTINGS - MA Conservation of Easel Paintings - Somerset House

Meet at entrance to West Wing Somerset House

22) 18:45 - 21:00. SU UNDERGRADUATE GALLERY RECEPTION - BA Years 1, 2 and 3 - Courtauld Gallery

Hosted by Students’ Union

Thursday 22 September 2022

23) 10:00 – 10:45. INTRODUCTION TO MA CURATING THE ART MUSEUM – MA Curating the Art Museum - Lecture Theatre 2

Presented by:
Martin Caiger-Smith

24) 10:00 - 10:45. SKILLS, SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIES DO FOR YOU - MA History of Art Group 1 - Lecture Theatre 1

Discussion of the Resources and Academic Support Services that the Library offers

25) 11:00 – 11:45. SKILLS, SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIES DO FOR YOU - MA History of Art Group 2 - Lecture Theatre 1

Discussion of the Resources and Academic Support Services that the Library offers

26) 12:00 – 12:45. SKILLS, SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIES DO FOR YOU? - BA Year 2 - Lecture Theatre 1

Discussion of the Resources and Academic Support Services that the Library offers

27) 12:00 – 13:30. SU FRESHERS' FAYRE - All Students - Common Room

Hosted by Students’ Union

28) 14:00 - 14:45. THE CAREERS PROGRAMME & OPPORTUNITIES - All Students - Online

Online session with Q&A

Presented by:

Karen Deadfield

Zoom link: https://courtauld-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/88155609917?pwd=b3F2Tk9lTUJIRHY5Yi90dkMyVmVCQT09
Webinar ID: 881 5560 9917
Passcode: T8Qnz?&4

 

29) 15:00 - 15:45. ALUMNI TALK - All Students - Online

Online session

Presented by:

Karen Deadfield

Zoom Meeting Details TBC

30) 20:30 - 00:00. SU 80S NIGHT - BA Year 1 - External

Hosted by Students’ Union

Friday 23 September 2022

31) 11:00 – 11:55. INTRODUCTION TO MA HISTORY OF ART - MA History of Art Group 1 - Lecture Theatre 1

An introduction to the MA History of Art programme

Aviva Burnstock will also present on Painting Pairs

Group 1: Family/Last Names A-K

32) 12:00 – 12:55. INTRODUCTION TO MA HISTORY OF ART - MA History of Art Group 2 - Lecture Theatre 1

An introduction to the MA History of Art programme

Aviva Burnstock will also present on Painting Pairs

Group 2: Family/Last Names L-Z

33) 12:00 - 12:30. WELCOME TO THE COURTAULD - BA Year 1 and Graduate Diploma - Lecture Theatre 2

Welcome to The Courtauld

Presented by:

Prof Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director
Prof Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director
Diego Arteche, SU President

34) 12:30 - 13:00. WELCOME TO THE COURTAULD - BA Years 2 and 3 - Lecture Theatre 2

Welcome to The Courtauld

Presented by:

Prof Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director
Prof Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director
Diego Arteche, SU President

35) 13:00 - 13:30. WELCOME TO THE COURTAULD - MA History of Art Group 1 - Lecture Theatre 2

Welcome to The Courtauld

Presented by:

Prof Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director
Prof Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director
Diego Arteche, SU President

Group 1: Family/Last Names A-K

36) 13:30 - 14:00. WELCOME TO THE COURTAULD - MA History of Art Group 2 - Lecture Theatre 2

Welcome to The Courtauld

Presented by:

Prof Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director
Prof Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director
Diego Arteche, SU President

Group 2: Family/Last Names L-Z

37) 14:00 - 14:30. WELCOME TO THE COURTAULD - All Conservation, Curating and PhD Years 1 and 2 - Lecture Theatre 2

Welcome to The Courtauld

Presented by:

Prof Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director
Prof Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director
Diego Arteche, SU President

38) 14:00 - 16:00. INTRODUCTION II TO GRADUATE DIPLOMA - Graduate Diploma - Somerset House TBC

Hosted by:
Teresa Lane

39) 15:30 - 17:00. WHAT I DID OVER THE SUMMER - All Conservation students - Lecture Theatre 1

Hear from Conservation students about their holiday projects

40) 18:00 - 20:00. SU: QUIZ SOC NIGHT - All Students - Lecture Theatre

Hosted by Students’ Union

Saturday 24 September 2022

41) 18:30 - LATE. SU: PUB CRAWL - All Students - External

Hosted by Students’ Union

Enrolment 2022/23

Beginning 7 September 2022, we will email an invitation to complete online enrolment ahead of Welcome Week.

The first stage of enrolment outlines your tuition fees owed and allows you to make a tuition fee payment via the Flywire online payment service. Please ensure that you are ready to pay your tuition fees, as it is required to fully complete enrolment. If you have a prior arrangement for paying fees – via the Student Loans Company, an internally awarded scholarship or alumni discount, for example – this should already be reflected at this stage, and will either show as a reduced amount or a confirmation of fees paid.

The second stage of enrolment involves confirmation of personal details and, where required, evidence of immigration status. Please do ensure that you have the following items available to hand, as we may require further verification in person at some stage in the future:

  • Passport (other official forms of identification may be accepted but should be cleared with the admissions team in advance)
  • Payment for fees/proof of payment for fees (including SLC confirmation letter for those in receipt of SLC funding)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – if applicable
  • For EU students using the UKVI App to verify their ID, BRPs will not be issued by UKVI. Please use this link to prove your immigration status, and upload the screenshot of your immigration status. For the BRP number section, please enter ‘N/A’: https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status

New students (those starting a new programme) should also have:

  • Original copies of your relevant qualifications and English Language Test if required. Undergraduate students do not need to provide hard copy qualifications unless otherwise requested – typically if you hold non-UK qualifications, or if it has been over two years since you completed your qualifications. Previous Courtauld graduates also do not need to provide evidence of their qualifications.

We may need to have access to these documents even after initial online enrolment takes place.

FAQs

When will I get my teaching timetable?

Upon completing Online Enrolment and gaining IT access you will be able to view a personalised timetable on the VLE.

What if I will be late enrolling?

We expect all students to complete their enrolment ahead of the start of teaching, 26 September 2022, though understand that there may be exceptional circumstances that cause delay.

All students must be enrolled by 21 October 2022 – any student not enrolled by this time will be withdrawn from the programme.

I have yet to find accommodation - what can I do?

There may still be limited spaces available through the University. Please contact us at duchy.helpdesk@courtauld.ac.uk for more information, as rooms do sometimes become available at the last minute, or we may be contacted regarding other opportunities.

There are a number of alternative avenues you may wish to consider:

  1. Courtauld Housing Group on Facebook

Our Students’ Union manage the Courtauld Housing Group on Facebook, an active group for those who are not successful in gaining a place from our initial allocations. To join, simply request to join the group. You can use the group to find vacancies in shared houses with current students, see ads from private landlords, or make arrangements with others to find accommodation together.

  1. Goodenough College (for postgraduate students only)

Postgraduate students may be able to apply for single, couples’ and family accommodation at Goodenough College. The application procedure and allocation is entirely managed by Goodenough College.

  1. UoL Intercollegiate Halls

University of London may have rooms available at this point in the year outside of our specific allocation.

In order to apply for this accommodation, you need to apply directly via University of London. UoL will provide details on their website on how to apply between early-to-mid September.

  1. University of London Housing Services (for private sector housing)

University of London Housing Services provide extremely helpful advice about renting accommodation in the private sector. Please refer to them for general advice and guidance in to renting in London.

I wish to get in touch regarding a welfare issue in advance of Welcome Week

I'm an international student and haven't picked up my BRP yet - can I still enrol?

We will not be able to fully enrol you until we have a scan of your Bio-metric Residence Permit (BRP). Please plan around being in the UK as early as possible to allow yourself enough time to pick up your BRP.

I am having problems with my visa entry vignette, or cannot pick up my BRP prior to enrolment.

Contact us immediately via ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk or pgadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk if you are having any problems in regards to arriving into the UK before enrolment, delays in picking up your BRP prior to 19 September, or any other visa issues. It is vital that you report any errors with dates, status or sponsor on your vignette or BRP as soon as possible, as there are particularly limited windows for errors to be corrected.

Request Student Status Letters

*The information below will be updated before Welcome Week and we will provide details how and when to request letters from Student and Academic Services.*

You will be able to request student status letters after you have completed enrolment. Letters you may require include: a bank letter (enabling you to set up a student bank account), or Council Tax exemption letter, which you will need if you are living in a rented flat rather than the halls of residence. You will not be able to request these letters until you have completed enrolment.

When requesting a bank letter, you are advised to provide the name and address of the branch at which you intend to open your account. As banks will not accept a generic letter we will need the branch details in order to create a letter for the bank you have chosen.

Please note that there is a high demand for letters at the start of the academic year.

How do I apply for a Student Oyster Card?

You will be eligible for a Student Oyster Card once you have completed enrolment. You must apply directly via TFL at www.tfl.gov.uk, providing your Student ID number found on your Student ID card. It may take a few weeks to be processed and sent to you by TFL.

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