Welcome to First Year Matters

Welcome to the Computer Science, Computer Science with..., Software Engineering, Web Development and MIT honours degree courses at Salford University, or to the associated MSc courses.

"First Year Matters" started life as a portal specifically for supporting first year students on Computer Science related courses through their transition from Further Education to Higher Education. It is now a general purpose portal for all students on these courses.

This page provides access to downloadable information, such as timetables, semester dates, assessment schedules, the student handbook, lecturer contact details.

First Year Matters is maintained by Andrew Young. Contact him with any feedback, suggestions or anything else you want to say.

Induction week details

Please see below for details of induction week. There are separate sections for foundation year, first year, second year, final year and MSc. Note that induction week activities are a fundamental part of the course and full attendance is required.

Foundation Year Induction

Tuesday 19th September
Wednesday and Thursday
Friday 22nd September

First Year Induction

Monday 18th September
  • 10:30am-11am: (surnames A-J) School Registration - Newton room 236/7
  • 11am-11:30am: (surnames K-S) School Registration - Newton room 236/7
  • 11:30am-12pm: (surnames T-Z) School Registration - Newton room 236/7
  • 12:15pm-1:30pm: School Welcome - Chapman 5
  • 1:30pm-2pm: Meet the Computing Society - Chapman 5
Tuesday 19th September
  • 1pm-2pm: Industry Presentation - Chapman Lecture Theatre 6
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: Diagnostic Maths Test (don't worry, no need to revise!) - Newton room 236/7 and other rooms
Wednesday and Thursday
  • Free days for Student Union activities
Friday 22nd September
  • 9:30am-1pm: Course Orientation - Newton room 234/5/6/7
  • 1pm-2pm: Lunch and meet existing students - Newton room 234/5/6/7

Second Year Induction

Wednesday 20th September
  • 10am-11am: Induction - Chapman Lecture Theatre 6
  • 11am-1pm: (CS/CSCS/SE) Java Refresher - Chapman Lecture Theatre 6
  • 11am-4pm: (WD) C# Refresher - Newton lab 242
  • 1pm-4pm: (CS/CSCS/SE) Java Refresher practicals - Newton lab 245
Thursday 21st September
  • 10am-4pm: (CS/CSCS/SE) Java Refresher - Newton labs 242/245
  • 1pm-4pm: (WD) Linux command line crash course - Newton lab 243
Friday 22nd September
  • 10am-12pm: (all) Kickoff for "Client Server Systems" module - Chapman Lecture Theatre 5
  • 12pm-4pm: (all) Client Server practicals - Newton lab 242/245
  • 1pm-2pm: Please come along to N234/5/6/7 to meet the new first years

Final Year Induction

Tuesday 19th September
  • 2:15pm-4pm: Careers, Induction and Project Kickoff - Chapman Lecture Theatre 6
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Help out with the second year induction practicals (see above)

MSc Induction

MSc Databases and Web-Based Systems and MSc Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics

MSc Data Science

School contact details

Postal address

School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Newton Building
University of Salford
The Crescent
M5 4WT

Contacting the School Office

Other useful telephone numbers

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