School of History, Philosophy and Culture

  • Communication, Media and Culture (BA or BSc)

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving Communication, Media and Culture students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.




    Monday 17 September

    Opportunities to visit the Harcourt Hill Library and to attend any Workshops and Events that interest you. All Day Harcourt Hill Campus / Headington Campus

    Tuesday 18 September

    Induction/Welcome Meeting Start at 10:00
    Finish at 12:30
    B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Enrolment. Please note that enrolment commences at 17:00. You MUST arrive by this time at the very latest. Start at 17:00
    Finish at 18:00
    Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Subject Meeting 1 Start at 10:00
    Finish at 11:00
    G538, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus.
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 Start at 11:00
    Finish at 12:00
    G538, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus.
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 to 16:00
    Check on your PIP page when you print your timetable for their name and room number.
    PIP Helpdesk (First Years only) Drop-in from
    14:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    PIP Helpdesk (All students) Drop-in from
    11:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries.

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Subject Codes

    All subjects within the university have a unique code. For Communication, Media and Culture, they are as follows:

    Subject Code


    HX HX is single honours Communication, Media and Cuture i.e. students study only Communication, Media and Culture. Students will be studying for a BA.
    HQ HQ is combined honours Communication, Media and Culture i.e. students are combining Communication, Media and Culture with another subject. Students will be studying for a BA or a BSc dependent on their second subject.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:


    Contact Details

    Head of School Professor Joanne Begiato
    Programme Lead Dr Mark Cain
    Subject Coordinator Dr Alon Lischinsky
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Mr Ray Stimpson +44 (0)1865 484931

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Communication, Media and Culture modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.


    Book Details

    General introductions to the subject Barton, W. and Beck, A. (2005). Get Set for Communication Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
    Purvis, T. (2006). Get Set for Media and Cultural Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
    U75100 Understanding Communication Warren, J.T. and Fassett, D.L. (2014). Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction. 2nd ed. London: Sage
    U75102 Understanding Media Branston, G. and Stafford, R. (2010). The Media Student's Book. 5th ed. London: Routledge
    U75107 Investigating Communication, Media and Culture Kirton, B. (2010). Brilliant Study Skills: What you Need to Know and How to Do It. Harlow: Prentice Hall
    U75108 Understanding Culture Storey, J. (2015). Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Communication, Media and Culture. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol. You should meet your Academic Advisor in his/her room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.




    Alternative Arrangement

    Dr Silvia Dibeltulo F1.01 48 8535  
    Ms Juliet Henderson B1.26 48 8476  
    Dr Hanna Klien-Thomas B1.14 TBA  
    Dr Alon Lischinsky B2.19 48 8739 11am to 1pm, Friday 21st Sept. 
    Dr Michele Paule B2.21 48 8497  
    Dr Hannah Yelin B1.14 48 8360