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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 here, we look forward to meeting you in September.

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

All new and returning students will be required to complete online induction for the 2018/19 academic session in September 2018. You can begin induction as soon as you have been sent details from University Registry.

In addition to completing online induction, all students will be required to attend the School Induction in the School of Optometry.

International students

The International Office have devised an induction programme for international students, which includes a collection service from Heathrow and Cardiff Airport.

If you have any questions about online induction, please contact Leanne Morrish in the Induction team.

Monday 24 September 2018

TimeActivity
12:00 - 13:30

Welcome Talk from the Head if School, Professor Marcela Votruba

Introductory Talk from the Director of Teaching, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell

Meet key staff 

Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

14:00 - 15:00GOC Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building
15:00 - 16:00

OPSOC Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

20:00

OPSOC’s Annual Back to School Party
Meet at the Vulcan and then onto Pryzm (School Fancy Dress)

Tuesday 25 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:00 - 11:00

School Induction Talk, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell & Dr Rod Woodhouse
I.T Suite - 1.09, Optometry Building

11:00 - 12:00

AOP Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00 - 13:00

Library Lecture, Zoe Young
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00 - 14:00

Students’ Union Talk, Holly Thomas 
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building


Wednesday 26 September 2018

TimeActivity
11:00 - 12:00

Induction to Budgeting, Helen Kerrigan
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00 - 13:00

OPSOC Challenge Day (winners will be announced on Thursday evening at Buddies Night)
Atrium, Optometry Building

20:00

Home Nations Sports Social (represent your home country with fancy dress)
Meet at Kokos and then onto Students' Union.


Thursday 27 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:00 - 11:00

Computer Induction (Group 1) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 24 September)

11:00 - 12:00

Computer Induction (Group 2) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 24 September)

12:00 - 13:00

Safety Lecture, Luke Davies
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00 - 14:00

Distribution of Laboratory Coats
Atrium, Optometry Building

20:00

BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at The Blackweir and then on to Tiger Tiger


Friday 28 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:00 - 11:00

Volunteering - Meet the charities, UCAN, Guide Dogs and RNIB 
Atrium, Optometry Building

11:00 - 12:00

Meet your Personal Tutor
Staff Offices - details will be issued to you during induction week

Monday 24 September 2018

TimeActivity
12:00 - 13:30

Welcome Talk from the Head if School, Professor Marcela Votruba

Introductory Talk from the Director of Teaching, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell

Meet key staff 

Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

14:00 - 15:00GOC Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building
15:00 - 16:00

OPSOC Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

20:00

OPSOC’s Annual Back to School Party
Meet at the Vulcan and then onto Pryzm (School Fancy Dress)

Tuesday 25 September 2018

TimeActivity
11:00 - 12:00

AOP Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00 - 13:00

Library Lecture, Zoe Young
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00 - 14:00

Students’ Union Talk, Holly Thomas 
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building


Wednesday 26 September 2018

TimeActivity
11:00 - 12:00

Induction to Budgeting, Helen Kerrigan
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00 - 13:00

OPSOC Challenge Day (winners will be announced on Thursday evening at Buddies Night)
Atrium, Optometry Building

20:00

Home Nations Sports Social (represent your home country with fancy dress)
Meet at Kokos and then onto Students' Union.


Thursday 27 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:00 - 11:00

(Details of your group will be issued on 24 September)

Group 1, Computer Induction
I.T Suite 1.09

Group 2, Collection of kit bags, locker keys and payment of deposits
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

11:00 - 12:00

(Details of your group will be issued on 24 September)

Group 2, Computer Induction
I.T Suite 1.09

Group 1, Collection of kit bags, locker keys and payment of deposits
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00 - 13:00

Safety Lecture, Luke Davies
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00 - 14:00

Distribution of Laboratory Coats
Atrium, Optometry Building

20:00

BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at The Blackweir and then on to Tiger Tiger


Friday 28 September 2018

TimeActivity
10:00 - 11:00

Volunteering - Meet the charities, UCAN, Guide Dogs and RNIB 
Atrium, Optometry Building

11:00 - 12:00

Meet your Personal Tutor
Staff Offices - details will be issued to you during induction week

Year 2 and Year 3 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.

Monday 24 September 2018

TimeActivity
20:00

OPSOC’s Annual Back to School Party
Meet at the Vulcan and then onto Pryzm (School Fancy Dress)

Wednesday 26 September 2018

TimeActivity
12:00 - 13:00

OPSOC Challenge Day
Atrium Optometry Building

20:00

Home Nations Sports Social (represent your home country with fancy dress)
Meet at Kokos and then onto Students' Union.

Thursday 27 September 2018

TimeActivity
14:00 - 15:00

Induction talk and MyTimetable induction for Year 3 Students
Lecture Theatre -0.05, Optometry Building

15:00 - 16:00

Induction talk and MyTimetable induction for Year 2 Students
Lecture Theatre -0.05, Optometry Building

20:00

BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at The Blackweir and then on to Tiger Tiger

School induction will take place on 3 October 2018 at 14:00 in the Optometry Lecture Theatre.

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