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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.

The School Induction Programme begins on Monday 27 September 2021 and it is important that you attend all listed sessions. All sessions during School Induction week will be online except for two activities:

  1. Collection of clinic kits and scrubs (for new students) in the Optometry Building.
  2. Attending Clinic Orientation Sessions in the Optometry Building (year 3)

You will receive meeting invitations to events in the timetable via email in due course.

Any additional information will be sent to you via email, so please be sure to check your emails before you arrive.

DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 2710:00 - 11:00Welcome back from Head of School, Professor John Wild and key staff MembersZoom
 12:00 - 13:00Introduction to Learning Central, Dr Katie MortlockZoom
 14:00 - 15:00Welcome talk with President of OPSOC (Optometry Society), Tiam GhamgosarZoom
Tuesday September 2810:00 - 11:00International students to meet with Senior Admissions Tutor Dr Jennifer ActonZoom
 11:00 - 12:00Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk, Wendy SteeleZoom
 12:00 - 13:00Library Induction Q & A,  Zoe YoungZoom
 14:00 - 15:00College of Optometrist Presentation, Joanna WilliamsZoom
 15:00 - 15:45An Introduction to Student Mentors, Lisa GalloneZoom
Wednesday September 2909:00 - 10:00Induction Talk with Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and Dr Ashley WoodZoom
 10:00 - 11:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke DaviesZoom
 Starts at 12:00Optometry Society (OPSOC) - afternoon events and activities 
Thursday September 3010:00 - 11:00Study Skills – Awareness of Support by the Study Skills & Mentoring TeamZoom
 13:00 - 13:30Careers and Employability: a short introduction to the Careers and Employability service with Careers Adviser, Sophie HallZoom
 13:30 - 14:00Student Rep Talk, Seb RipleyZoom
Friday October 109:00 - 16:00Collection of scrubs - you will be issued a 1 hour time slot in due course.School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 2710:00 - 11:00Welcome back from Head of School, Professor John Wild and key staff membersZoom
 12:00 - 13:00Introduction to Learning Central, Dr Katie MortlockZoom
 14:00 - 15:00Welcome talk with President of OPSOC, Tiam GhamgosarZoom
Tuesday September 2810:00 - 11:00International Students to meet with Senior Admissions Tutor Dr Jennifer ActonZoom
 11:00 - 12:00Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk, Wendy SteeleZoom
 12:00 - 13:00Library Induction Q&A,  Zoe YoungZoom
 14:00 - 15:00College of Optometrist presentation, Joanna WilliamsZoom
 15:00 - 15:45An Introduction to Student Mentors, Lisa GalloneZoom
Wednesday September 2909:00 - 10:00Induction Talk with Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and Dr Ashley WoodZoom
 10:00 - 11:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke DaviesZoom
 Starts at 12:00Optometry Society (OPSOC) - afternoon events and activities 
Thursday September 3010:00 - 11:00Study Skills – Awareness of Support by the Study Skills & Mentoring TeamZoom
 13:00 - 13:30Careers and Employability: a short introduction to the Careers and Employability service with Careers Adviser, Sophie HallZoom
 13:30 - 14:00Student Rep Talk, Seb RipleyZoom
Friday October 109:00 - 16:00Collection of scrubs - you will be issued a 1 hour time slot in due courseSchool of Optometry and Vision Sciences
DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 2711:15 - 11:45Welcome back from Head of School, Professor John Wild and key staff membersZoom
Wednesday September 2909:00 - 10:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke DaviesZoom
 10:00 - 11:00Induction Talk with Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and Dr Ashley WoodZoom
Thursday September 3010:00 - 11:00Study Skills – Awareness of Support by the Study Skills & Mentoring TeamZoom
DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 2712:00 - 12:30Welcome back from Head of School, Professor John Wild and key staff membersZoom
 13:00 - 14:00Clinic Induction with Director of Clinics, Mr Tristan JonesZoom
Tuesday September 2809:00 -  13:00Clinic Orientation Session with Director of Clinics, Mr Tristan Jones: you will be issued a slot in due course by the Clinic ManagerSchool of Optometry and Vision Sciences
 15:00 - 16:00Induction Talk with Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and Dr Ashley WoodZoom
Wednesday September 2909:00 - 10:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke DaviesZoom
Thursday September 3009:00 - 13:00Clinic Orientation Session with Director of Clinics, Mr Tristan Jones: you will be issued a slot in due course by the Clinic ManagerSchool of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Friday October 109:00 - 13:00Clinic Orientation Session with Director of Clinics, Mr Tristan Jones: you will be issued a slot in due course by the Clinic ManagerSchool of Optometry and Vision Sciences
DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 2714:00 - 15:00Welcome talk with President of OPSOC, Tiam GhamgosarZoom
Tuesday September 2810:00 - 11:00International students to meet with Senior Admissions Tutor Dr Jennifer ActonZoom
 11:00 - 12:00Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk, Wendy Steele.Zoom
 12:00 - 13:00Library Induction Q & A,  Zoe YoungZoom
 14:00 - 15:00College of Optometrist Presentation, Joanna WilliamsZoom
Wednesday September 2910:00 - 11:00Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke DaviesZoom
 Starts at 12:00Optometry Society (OPSOC) - afternoon events and activitiesZoom
Thursday September 3010:00 - 11:00Study Skills – Awareness of Support by the Study Skills & Mentoring TeamZoom
Friday October 110:00 - 10:30Welcome talk with Prof John Wild, Head of School, Prof Barbara Ryan, Director of PGT Teaching and Sasha Macken, MSc Student Coordinator and Senior Lecturer.Zoom