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Optometry and Vision Sciences

Induction information for the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

Congratulations on securing a place to study optometry with us, we look forward to welcoming you to campus.

You will shortly receive an Induction pack from the School providing you with a full timetable. An overview of key activities contained in this pack is detailed in the timetable on this page. All new and returning students will be required to complete online induction for the 2020/21 academic session in September 2020. You can begin induction as soon as you have been sent details from University Registry.

International students

When you've arrived in Cardiff, we want you to settle into your new life here in the UK as quickly as possible. On our international information webpages, you will find some help, advice and things you need to do.

School induction timetable

All sessions will be online with the exception of collecting clinic kits (for new students) and scrubs (for all students) from the Optometry Building.

You will receive meeting invitations (including web links) to events in the timetable via email in due course.

Monday 28 September 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Welcome Talk from the Head of School, Professor John Wild
Introductory Talk from the Director of Teaching, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and other key staff
15:00-16:00Welcome from President of OPSOC, Grace Ritchie

Tuesday 29 September 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00International Students to meet with Senior Admissions Tutor, Dr Jennifer Acton
11:00-12:00Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk with Wendy Steele (AOP Commercial Director)
14:00-14:45An Introduction to Student Mentors, Lisa Gallone


Wednesday 30 September 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke Davies


Thursday 1 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Student Rep Talk, Hannah Doe and Seb Ripley
13:00-13:30Careers and Employability, Sophie Hall

Monday 5 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00 - 12:00Covid Safety in Clinics, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell, Dr Katie Mortlock and Dr Kat Evans. You will be issued a link by email.
14:00 - 15:00Module Introduction Session. OP0205 Introductory Optometry.  Module Leader, Dr Katie Mortlock. You will be issued a link by email.
15:00-16:00Students to meet Personal Tutors. Your Personal Tutor may contact you for a Tutee meeting during this time slot.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Library Induction question and answer session,  Zoe Young

Wednesday 7 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Students to meet Personal Tutors (your personal tutor will contact you)

Time and date TBC for collection from the Optometry Building of Clinic Kit bags for Year 1 and Direct Year 2. Collection from the Optometry Building of scrubs for all students (Year 0, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3).

Monday 28 September 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Welcome Talk from the Head of School, Professor John Wild
Introductory Talk from the Director of Teaching, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and other key staff
15:00-16:00Welcome from President of OPSOC, Grace Ritchie

Tuesday 29 September 2020

TimeActivity
10:00 - 11:00International Students to meet with Senior Admissions Tutor, Dr Jennifer Acton.
11:00-12:00Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk with Wendy Steele (AOP Commercial Director)
14:00-14:45An Introduction to Student Mentors, Lisa Gallone


Wednesday 30 September 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke Davies


Thursday 1 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Student Rep Talk, Hannah Doe and Seb Ripley
13:00-13:30Careers and Employability, Sophie Hall

Monday 5 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00 - 12:00Covid Safety in Clinics, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell, Dr Katie Mortlock and Dr Kat Evans. You will be issued a link by email.
15:00 - 16:00Students to meet Personal Tutors. Your Personal Tutor may contact you for a Tutee meeting during this time slot.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

TimeActivity
09:00-10:00Module Introduction session - OP1201 Basic Clinic Techiques.  Module Leader, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell. You will be issued a link by email.
11:00-12:00Library Induction question and answer session,  Zoe Young (link will be sent by email)

Wednesday 7 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Students to meet Personal Tutors (you will be contacted)

Time and date TBC for collection from the Optometry Building of Clinic Kit bags for Year 1 and Direct Year 2. Collection from the Optometry Building of scrubs for all students (Year 0, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3).

Year 2 induction timetable

You will receive an Induction pack from the School providing you with a full timetable.  An overview of key activities contained in this pack is detailed below.

Year 2 Direct Entrants must follow the Year 1 Induction Timetable and attend the ‘Induction Talk for 2nd Year Students’ (detailed below)

Monday 28 September 2020

TimeActivity
12:00-12:30Welcome Talk from the Head of School, Professor John Wild and key academics

Wednesday 30 September 2020

TimeActivity
12:00-13:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke Davies

Thursday 1 October 2020

TimeActivity
13:00-13:30Careers and Employability, Sophie Hall

Monday 5 October 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-10:30Catch-up (Q&A) with Professor John Wild and Dr Kirsten Hamilton Maxwell. You will be issued a link by email.
11:00 - 12:00Covid Safety in Clinics, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell, dr Katie Mortlock and Dr Kat Evans. You will be issued a link by email.
15:00 - 1600Students to meet Personal Tutors. Your Personal Tutor may contact you for a Tutee meeting during this time slot.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00Students to meet Personal Tutors (you will be contacted)

Thursday 8 October 2020

TimeActivity
9:00-10:00OP2201 Clinical Studies and Dispensing and OP2204 with Module Leader, Dr Fergal Ennis (link to be sent by email)

Time and date TBC for collection of scrubs from the Optometry building.

Monday 28 September 2020

TimeActivity
12:30-13:00Welcome Talk from the Head of School, Professor John Wild and key academics
13:00 - 14:00

Clinic Induction, Dr Kat Evans and Emma Daniel-Davies

Wednesday 30 September 2020

TimeActivity
12:00-13:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke Davies

Thursday 1 October 2020

TimeActivity
13:00-13:30Careers and Employability, Sophie Hall

Monday 5 October 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-10:30Catch-up with Professor John Wild and Dr Kirsten Hamilton Maxwell (link issued by email)
11:00-12:00Covid Safety in Clinics, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell, Dr Katie Mortlock and Dr Kat Evans. You will be issued a link by email.
Group A and B 12:00-12:30
 
Group D and E 12:30-13:00
 
Group C 16:00-16:30
Contact Clinic Lenses Session, Dr Kat Evans (Zoom link will be sent)
15:00 - 1600Students to meet Personal Tutors.   Personal Tutors will email their Tutees with meeting times and link

Tuesday 6 October 2020

TimeActivity
Group A 12:00-12:30

Group B 16:00-16:30
Primary Care Session,  Dr Kat Evans
14:00-15:30Primary Care & Contact Lens Recap Sesssion, Dr Emma Percy. Only students who have resat 2nd Year and have returned from Interruption of Study. Zoom link will be sent to you.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00 Students to meet Personal Tutors. Your Personal Tutor may contact you for a Tutee meeting during this time slot.
13:00-14:30Special Assessment Clinic, Dr Maggie Woodhouse

Thursday 8 October 2020

TimeActivity
Group C 12:00-12:30

Group D 16:00-16:30
Primary Care Session, Dr Kat Evans

Friday 9 October 2020

TimeActivity 
Group E 12:00-12:30Primary Care Session, Dr Kat Evans

Time and date TBC for collection of scrubs from the Optometry building.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00International Students to meet with Senior Admissions Tutor, Dr Jennifer Acton
11:00-12:00Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk with Wendy Steele (AOP Commercial Director)


Wednesday 30 September 2020

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke Davies


Thursday 1 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-11:50

Introduction to the Library, Q&A session with Zoe Young

Friday 2 October 2020

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00

Welcome from Head of School, Professor John Wild followed immediately by welcome from Professor Barbara Ryan

School induction will take place on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 14:00 (online).

Locations

  • Optometry Lecture Theatre, 0.05, Ground Floor, School of Optometry Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
  • Optometry Atrium, Ground Floor, School of Optometry Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
  • Students’ Union, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN