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Pre-field Diary

Induction week

Below is the schedule for Induction week 2017. All students are expected to attend the events listed below, so please let the Graduate Administrator, (graduate-secretary [at] know if you cannot attend any of the activities.

All events take place in the Division of Social Anthropology unless marked with an asterisk*.

DateTimeDescription and Location
Before course Al-year SSRMC Skills audit, online at SSRMC
Tue 03 October Morning Graduate Safety Course, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 04 October 11:30 Pre-Field InductionDivision of Social Anthropology
Wed 04 October 16:00 Introduction to the SSRMC, Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick site
Wed 04 October 17:00 SSRMC booking window opens, University Training & Booking System
Thu 05 October 09:00 Teaching begins, see MRes/PhD1 Timetables
Fri 06 October 18:00 Social Anthropology welcome party, Museum of Arch & Anth
Mon 9 October Morning Interviews with PhD Chair, Room 2.5, Division of Social Anthropology


Course Diary

The diary contains term dates, course submission deadlines and deadlines for funding amongst other useful information. For a teaching timetable, please see the Timetables.

PhD in Social Anthropology 2017-18
Thursday 05 October Michaelmas Term teaching begins
Friday 13 October 17:00 Deadline - Nominations for pre-field cohort PhD Committee Junior Member
Wednesday 18 October Election for nomination of pre-field cohort PhD Committee Junior Member
Friday 27 October Research Training Paper titles released
Friday 08 December Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for Christmas vacation fieldwork
Thursday 18 January Lent  Term teaching begins
Friday 19 January Noon Submission deadline for Research Training Paper (RTP) 1
Friday 9 March Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for Easter vacation fieldwork
Thursday 26 April Easter Term teaching begins
Friday 27 April Noon Submission deadline for Research Training Paper (RTP) 2
Friday 27 April Noon Submission deadline for Ethnographic Case Study
Monday 21 May Noon Submission deadline for Research Proposal Portfolio
Late May / Early June Fieldwork Clearance Interviews
Thursday 31 May Deadline for William Wyse Fieldwork Funding applications
Late May (tbc) Deadline for University Fieldwork Fund Applications
Friday 15 June Easter Full Term ends, update contact details in your CamSIS self-service account
Late September MRes viva voce examinations (if required)*

A staff-student coffee morning is held during Full Term - you will be notified of the time and date.

Academic Calendar

  • The Cambridge academic year commences on 1st October and finishes on 30th September each year and is made up of three terms: Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter.
  • “Full term” means the eight-week central portion of each of the three terms (Michaelmas, Lent and Easter), during which teaching takes place.
  • Graduate students operate on the basis of the academic year which extends beyond the end of the Easter Term are expected to be in residence at all times, even outside of Full Term, unless they have been granted leave to work away.

For specific term dates please see University Term Dates.