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Information for current students

These tabs contain important and useful information for your time in the Drama department, including timetables, dates and structures, Academic Style Guides and many more... 

If you have any questions regarding any of the information or policies located within these tabs, please contact the respective faculty administrators for undergraduates and postgraduates.

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Welcome to Royal Holloway. Moving from further education to higher education is a huge leap and represents a real commitment to your education and personal development.

All members of the department are very pleased to get a chance to work with you during your degree studies. We look forward to sharing our expertise as we help you to develop your own knowledge and  own ways of thinking about theatre.

We are here to help and support you as you learn about the department. If you find yourselves with questions, please ask: ask your Academic Adviser, ask at the Office, ask your Student Buddy, ask any member of staff. We will be pleased to help.

You're extremely welcome additions to our community of scholars and practitioners. We hope that your degree studies will inspire and provoke you to develop your own contribution to our shared academic discipline.

The department has a Moodle page for all students called ‘Information for Students: Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance’. This is where you can find important documents and useful information relating to your studies in the department, in particular your Undergraduate Handbook. All students are strongly encouraged to log onto this Moodle page and read through the information there. If this is not already on your list of courses, you can search for it by name, or self-enrol following the steps below.

Please follow these instructions to enrol yourself onto the Moodle page:

  1. Log into Moodle with your usual RHUL username and password
  2. Click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser:
      https://moodle.royalholloway.ac.uk/enrol/index.php?id=4192
  3. Click on the orange Enrol me button which can be found towards the bottom of the page
  4. This will enrol you on the course space. NB you only need to do this on your first visit to the course space, after that you will then see the course under your My Courses list as usual.

 

Technical information

All Technical Guidelines, Room Booking details, details of Multimedia Support and a whole host of other useful information is available on the Drama Technical area of Moodle.

Royal Holloway students should log in and if prompted use the enrolment key "tech".

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing this section, please email Bruce Asher.

Katharine Worth Building room map

You can grab your own copy of the map here, or have a quick look at our online interactive map of the department.

Handbook

MA timetable

MA students now have access to their own personal, online timetable.  You can access the timetable from the student intranet.

 

MA Assignment submission cover sheet

... can be found here. In addition, the template cover sheet for the DT5210 Dissertation can be found here.

Academic style guide

The department requires students to use the MLA referencing system; please click here for a link to a style guide covering the most commonly used type of sources.

Please note that the Departmental Style Guide covers only the most commonly used types of sources. For information on how to reference other types of material, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009), which also contains invaluable advice about evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, conducting research, and using correct punctuation. We strongly advise you to purchase a copy, which will also give you access to additional resources at www.mlahandbook.org.

Further information about MLA referencing can also be obtained from the Bedford/St. Martin’s website, which allows you to download free pdf guides to documenting sources in MLA style.

For helpful advice about grammar, punctuation, syntax, and other elements of writing style, as well as links to other internet resources, consult the following websites:

The Center for Writing Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Writing Centre (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Technical information

All Technical Guidelines, Room Booking details, details of Multimedia Support and a whole host of other useful information is available on the  Drama Technical area of Moodle.

RHUL students should log in and if prompted use the enrolment key "tech".

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing this section, please email Bruce Asher.

Katharine Worth Building room map

You can grab your own copy of the map here, or have a quick look at our online interactive map of the department.

Research students at Royal Holloway are valued members of the lively academic community and occupy an important place in the College’s teaching and research activities. For day-to-day concerns and subject-specific research training, your first port of call is the Postgraduate Administrator in your departmental office with responsibility for postgraduate students. In addition your department will have a Director of Graduate Studies who you should feel free to consult.

Information and support for research students is also provided by the Doctoral School.  Please visit their website for further details.

Research Centres and Groups

A number of our Research Centres and Groups are interdisciplinary, and all welcome the participation of research students. We are keen to help foster intellectual and social links between postgraduate students and researchers from all disciplines. Find out more about Research Centres and Groups.

Research training

The Department runs a series of research training sessions called Ways of Working. To find out information about these sessions, please login to the Ways of Working Moodle page. Please note: these sessions are compulsory for first year PhD Drama students.

Research students may be interested in attending the Practice-based research programme, which is currently run from the Drama Department.  The programme consists of a core curriculum of six Skills Workshops as well as a Seminar, Lectures and an annual Student-Led Conference. The aim of the programme is to bring together researchers from across different disciplines, opening up a space to share and present work as a community of practice and learning. You can find out further details about the programme on the Practice-based research programme website.

The College runs the Researcher Development Programme, where you will meet students from all disciplines.  The programme consists of a series of transferable skills courses designed for research students to help develop their skills alongside their research. You can find out further details about the programme on the Doctoral School website.

Conference funding

The department runs this grant scheme to provide financial support when you are invited to give a conference paper closely related to the subject of your research. The grant is available to all PhD students, but it is recommended that students apply for this fund in their 2nd or 3rd year. No more than £300 may be awarded over the course of your study.

To apply for the grant you must submit your request, along with a supporting email from your supervisor, to the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Chris Megson. If your request is approved then this will allow you to claim back expenses incurred as a result of attending the conference, to a maximum of £300. Please make sure you keep all of your original receipts for your expense claim.

The grant is not usually available to cover travel or other expenses, but this may be possible in particular circumstances. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for further advice.

Reimbursement of expenses

If you are an employee of the College you will need to claim back your expenses via Agresso. Please see the Finance website for details:

If you are not an employee then please complete the expenses form, which can be found here.

You should return the completed form and itemised, original receipts to Ally Williams.

If you have any questions about this process, then please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Ally Williams.

International students - visa information

Information on visa requirements and how to apply for a CAS extension can be found at the International Student Support web pages.

Academic Style Guide

The department requires students to use the MLA referencing system; please click here for a link to a style guide covering the most commonly used type of sources.

Please note that the Departmental Style Guide covers only the most commonly used types of sources. For information on how to reference other types of material, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009), which also contains invaluable advice about evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, conducting research, and using correct punctuation. We strongly advise you to purchase a copy, which will also give you access to additional resources at www.mlahandbook.org.

Further information about MLA referencing can also be obtained from the Bedford/St. Martin’s website, which allows you to download free pdf guides to documenting sources in MLA style.

For helpful advice about grammar, punctuation, syntax, and other elements of writing style, as well as links to other internet resources, consult the following websites:

The Center for Writing Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Writing Centre (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University

Technical information

All Technical Guidelines, Room Booking details, details of Multimedia Support and a whole host of other useful information is available on the  Drama Technical area of Moodle.

Royal Holloway students should log in and if prompted use the enrolment key "tech".

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing this section, please email Bruce Asher.

Katharine Worth Building room map

You can grab your own copy of the map here, or have a quick look at our online interactive map of the department.


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