Previous information system
The UCM carries out a number of activities oriented to make the different degrees offered public to the students. Among other, we should highlight the following ones:
- Orientation conferences, addressed to the students interested in undertaking studies at the UCM.
- Guided visits to the facilities, organized by the Alumni’s Vice-rectorate present the different institutions.
- Participation in International Student Lounge (AULA), an event aimed at informing the students about both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
In a more specific manner, and with a global reach, the online IT system, through the UCM’s main webpage and the Philology Faculty, are the main channels of information about the degree and the most commonly resorted to according to the data obtained from the majority of the students registered in previous callings. Besides this channel, the Masters has been made public through the webpage of the College of Graduates and Doctors in Arts and Sciences of Madrid (www.cdlmadrid.org) and AESLA’s distribution list (the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additionally, at more concrete level, informative sessions addressed to students in 5th year of the BA in English Studies at the UCM have been organized. The title has also been made public in several sessions (Nebrija University, National Open University, UNED) given by the members of the Masters’ Coordination Commission. Finally, the MA in English Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication has an information space (cabinet) on the third floor of Building A in the Philology Faculty, next to office 304, where the most relevant information is published: curriculum, admission deadlines, defense final dissertation papers, etc.
The students registered in the MA in English Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication are called the first day of the academic year to an informative session in which the Coordination team introduces themselves, together with teachers who teach in the first semester. Also in this meeting, relevant documentation for the start of the course is given and doubts about the overall functioning of the Masters, the resources at their disposal (both physical and online) and the faculty spaces (teachers’ offices, libraries, computer rooms ...) are solved. The Coordination team of the Masters holds regular meetings with students to answer questions related to the degree or other emerging issues along the two semesters of the academic year.