Academic Inductions and Reading lists

Information below outlines all the academic inductions, study skills support and reading lists that are available either on-line or during Freshers' week. 

Undergraduate

College library inductions

The College library is open for use by all members of Pembroke and is open 24/7.

In-person inductions will be available on request and for small groups. Online inductions, including how to find reading material online and how to use Pembroke Library can be found on the Freshers page of the Library website

Bodleian Library

A video introduction to the Bodleian Libraries can be found on their website.

A map of Oxford Libraries can be found here.

Departmental Inductions

Some departments and faculties deliver induction sessions during freshers’ week. Your Department will be in touch to inform you of the format that these will take. If we are advised of the date it will be published below: 

Law Undergraduate Induction: via Microsoft Teams

Thursday 8 October 9.15 – 10.15am

 

Subject Inductions

Your tutor will hold an inducation with you and your peers during Freshers week, more information on these sessions will follow.

Study Skills Support

At Pembroke we are always keen to help our incoming freshers prepare for academic work at university. This year we are particularly aware of the disruption to your schooling over the last six months, so we wanted to offer you a series of new video guides to various study skills that will set you up well for academic life.

The videos have been made for you by our two specialist study skills tutors – one set for science students, the other set for humanities and social sciences students. Please watch the set of videos below that are relevant to your subject. You will then be invited to log in to a remote Question and Answer session later in September where the tutor will be live and you can ask any questions you might have.

Science students

Your specialist study skills tutor is Dr Dyedra Morrissey and you will be invited to her live Q&A on Monday 28 September at 1400BST.

Please make sure you have watched her videos before then:

  1. Study Skills Intro
  2. Types of Learning & Work Habits
  3. Goal Setting
  4. Tutorials & Lectures
  5. Reading, Note Taking & Good Academic Practice
  6. Essay Writing
  7. Problem Sheets

Humanities and Social Sciences students

Your specialist study skills tutor is Dr Rob McMahon and you will be invited to his live Q&A on Thursday 24 September at 1400BST.

Please make sure you have watched his videos before then:

  1. Introduction to Study Skills
  2. Lectures and Tutorials
  3. Work Habits
  4. Note-taking
  5. Essay Writing

General Resources

Individual appointments with Dr McMahon or Dr Morrissey may be available to you during the year, with the agreement of your subject tutor, if there is a particular issue you want to discuss further with them. Please contact Philippa White in the Academic Office, or your tutor, if this is the case.

Our Pembroke website page on Study Skills has helpful links to various general resources.

It is also worth looking at the Oxford Study Skills Centre which produces various information throughout the year.

Reading lists 2020

Some tutors and faculties offer reading lists before Freshers' Week. We will email you a notification if a reading list is added for your course. Please be aware that not all courses offer reading lists.

If you are studying a joint subject, please read all relevant lists. For example, History and English freshers should read the lists for History and ‘English for History and English’.

Arabic

Biology

Chemistry

Chinese

English Language and Literature

English (for History and English)

English (for English and Modern Languages)

French

History

Japanese

Linguistics

Mathematics

Music

Persian

Philosophy (for PPE and Philosophy and Theology)

Philosophy (for Maths and Philosophy)

Philosophy (for Physics and Philosophy)

Spanish

 

Graduate

As a graduate student, your academic induction will be managed by your individual department. They will contact you with information on this is due course. 

Pembroke College library inductions

Graduate students, please contact the College Librarian directly if you would like to arrange an induction. If you are unfamiliar with Oxford’s library catalogue, there is a full introduction on the Freshers page. While this is aimed at Undergraduates, it will give you most of the information you need to start finding your reading material.

Study Skills Support

 

 

Please contact your department for further information regarding study skills support.

Our Pembroke website page on Study Skills has helpful links to various general resources.

It is also worth looking at the Oxford Study Skills Centre which produces various information throughout the year.

Visiting Student

College library inductions

The College library is open for use by all members of Pembroke and is open 24/7.

In-person inductions will be available on request and for small groups. Online inductions, including how to find reading material online and how to use Pembroke Library can be found on the Freshers page of the Library website.

Bodleian library inductions for visiting students

A video introduction to the Bodleian Libraries can be found on their website.

A map of Oxford Libraries can be found here.

Departmental inductions

Some departments and faculties deliver induction sessions during freshers’ week. Your Department will be in touch to inform you of the format that these will take.

Study Skills Support

At Pembroke we are always keen to help our incoming freshers prepare for academic work at university. This year we are particularly aware of the disruption to your schooling over the last six months, so we wanted to offer you a series of new video guides to various study skills that will set you up well for academic life.

The videos have been made for you by our two specialist study skills tutors – one set for science students, the other set for humanities and social sciences students. Please watch the set of videos below that are relevant to your subject. You will then be invited to log in to a remote Question and Answer session later in September where the tutor will be live and you can ask any questions you might have.

Science students

Your specialist study skills tutor is Dr Dyedra Morrissey and you will be invited to her live Q&A on Monday 28 September at 1400BST.

Please make sure you have watched her videos before then: 

  1. Please make sure you have watched her videos before then:

  2. Study Skills Intro
  3. Types of Learning & Work Habits
  4. Goal Setting
  5. Tutorials & Lectures
  6. Reading, Note Taking & Good Academic Practice
  7. Essay Writing
  8. Problem Sheets

Humanities and Social Sciences students

Your specialist study skills tutor is Dr Rob McMahon and you will be invited to his live Q&A on Thursday 24 September at 1400BST.

Please make sure you have watched his videos before then:

  1. Introduction to Study Skills
  2. Lectures and Tutorials
  3. Work Habits
  4. Note-taking
  5. Essay Writing

General Resources

Individual appointments with Dr McMahon or Dr Morrissey may be available to you during the year, with the agreement of your subject tutor, if there is a particular issue you want to discuss further with them. Please contact Philippa White in the Academic Office, or your tutor, if this is the case.

Our Pembroke website page on Study Skills has helpful links to various general resources.

It is also worth looking at the Oxford Study Skills Centre which produces various information throughout the year.