Institute of Astronomy

Part III /MASt Calendar - 2015-16

please note some details may be subject to change and additions made.


Maths Part III Handbook  & Part III Astrophysics course guide

Students offering a Part III Physics course for examination must complete and return their college examination forms by the appropriate deadline. Please ensure that one copy of the form is submitted to the Course Secretary in the Institute of Astronomy during Michaelmas Term. Further information about procedures for examination entries will be made available at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.  Students must register on the Physics TIS in order to receive important emails from the Teaching Office. Failure to do so will result in not being informed about lecture timing changes due to unforeseen circumstances as well as supervision allocation.

Date and Time Subject Venue/Details
Tues 6 October Full MICHAELMAS term begins  

Tues 6 October
10.30 (photos)
11.30 - ~12.30 (mtg)
[11.00 coffee]

Introductory meeting with  Chair of Teaching Committee followed by Library Tour (Mark Hurn: Librarian).  [student portrait photographs taken from 10.30] Sackler Lecture Theatre
Tues 6 October 14.00-15.30
Computing Induction meeting  with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 7 October 09.30 Maths Introductory Meeting at CMS MR2 and MR3

Wed 7 October

Meeting with Carolin Crawford on Outreach oppportunties at IoA Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thur 8  October Michaelmas Term Lectures begin CMS and Cavendish Laboratory (see lecture list)
Tues 13 October 14.30  Computer Orientation Lecture 1 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Thur 15 October 14.30 Computer Orientation Lecture 2 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 16 October Ranked list of projects to George Efstathiou via email
Tues 20 October 14.30 Computer Orientation Lecture 3 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 20 October Notification of project assigned via email
Thur  22 October 14.30 Computer Orientation Lecture 4 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 27 October 14.30 Computer Orientation Lecture 5 with Roderick Johnstone  
 TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Sun 1 Nov List of examination courses announced in the Reporter by this date.  
TBC Provisional Maths Tripos entries.
Confirm Physics Major Options -- email Judith Moss
Mon 2 November
Progress meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee TBC
Mon 2 November tbc Deadline to enter for Physics Major Options examinations  
TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 18 November 14.15-16.00 TBC PhD career advice by Vasily Belokurov Sackler Lecture Theatre
 TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 2 December Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures  
Fri 4 December (no later than) Interim Progress Report to be delivered to Course Secretary bearing the signatures of the supervisors. Electronic version is acceptable (jm(at) Hoyle Room 48
Fri 4 December Full Michaelmas Term ends  
Tues 12 January Full LENT Term begins  
As soon as possible Liaise with Project Supervisor to organise supervisions As appropriate
January [SEE REPORTER and Dept of Physics] Particle physics (NST3ET Major Topic 4) TBC Examination Halls, New Museums Site
  Physics of the Earth as a planet (NST3ET Major Topic 5) Examination Halls,
New Museums Site
Thur 14 January Lent term lectures begin CMS
Wed 10 February, 2.30pm TBC [For information: IoA staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students, Sackler Lecture Theatre.] Sackler Lecture Theatre
Fri 12 Feb TBC Deadline to enrol for Physics minor options via CamSIS
Tues 16 Feb TBC Deadline for withdrawing from a Physics minor options paper via DoS/College
[inform IoA]
During week commencing Mon 22 February Timetable for practice oral presentations to be received from Course Coordinator (via Course Secretary) by email. You are advised to check that your presentation works on the IoA digital system. Please contact Course Secretary [jm(at)] to make arrangements in good time.  
Thursday, 3 March
14.00 TBC
"How to give a PowerPoint Presentation" by Craig Mackay Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 9 March Last day of Lent Term lectures CMS

Thur & Fri 10  & 11 March

Practice oral presentations (20 mins for talk, 10 mins for questions). Project Coordinator, Project Supervisors part of audience (this constitutes final and 4th supervision of the Lent Term [i.e. 7th out of total of 8]).
Hoyle Committee Room
Thurs 10 March
Feedback meeting with  Course Coordinator and  member of IoA Teaching Committee Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 11 March Full Lent Term ends  
Wed 13 April (not later than) Draft of Final Project Report to be handed to Project Supervisor and to the second supervisor at the same time  
During week commencing Mon 18 April Timetable for final oral presentations to be emailed during this period. (20 mins for talk and 10 mins for questions)  
Tues 19 April


Full EASTER Term begins.

Candidates receive examination entry forms to indicate choice of examination papers (Maths).

Tues 19 April - Fri  22 April TBC Minor Topics Examinations 1B Lab - Cavendish Laboratory TBC
AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE You are advised to again make sure that your presentation works on the IoA digital system. Please contact Course Secretary [jm(at)] to make arrangements in good time. Hoyle Committee Room
No later than
Tues 26 April by 16.30
Submission of Final Project Report: Deliver 2 copies to Course Secretary, identified by name only (i.e. University Examinations Number must NOT appear anywhere in the report)  and include declaration (here). Submit electronic file to Course Secretary [jm(at)] by this deadline.


Room 48


Thur 28 or Fri 29  April Formal, assessed oral presentations to Part III Examiners Hoyle Committee Room
Fri  29 April  by NOON


Deadline for return of forms giving choice of examination papers1 : see correspondence from, Faculty Office Secretary (Amy Dittrich), CMS. (It is very important to copy the form to the Course Secretary - email is acceptable.) Faculty Office, CMS
Room B1.28
On or before 
Wed 18  May

1Deadline for withdrawing a paper - notice via your Director of Studies

Undergraduate office, CMS


Part III Examinations - to be announced in "Reporter"


CMS - seminar and lecture rooms. Room numbers tbc.
Thurs 26 May Part III examinations begin  
Tues 7 June Part III Examinations end  
Fri 10 June Full Easter Term ends  
Tues 14  June NST Part III Astrophysics Examiners meeting  
Wed 15 June
approx 09.30 TBC
It is expected your examination results will be available to you (and no-one else)  via CamSIS  
**16.30** Examination results announced at Senate House  
From Wed  15 June: after 09.00 TBC Project Reports may be collected from Course Secretary. If not collected after Examinations the report will be sent to the address provided on the cover sheet. Hoyle Room 48
Fri 17 Part III end-of-year party CMS  


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