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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 26 September 2022 and it is important that you attend all listed sessions.

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 2610:00 - 10:30Welcome from Head of School, Professor John WildMain Optometry Lecture Theatre (OPTOM LT) (0.05)
 10:45 - 11:45Year Leads Induction Talk - Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell (year 0) and Dr Eirian Green (Year 1)  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 12:00 - 12:15Student Rep Induction Talk - Olivia Evans - VP Sport/AU President.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 12:15 - 14:00Social gathering with lunch/refreshmentsOPTOM Foyer (0.02)
 14:00 - 14:45Starting Your Studies - Jo WilliamsOPTOM LT (0.05)
 15:00 - 16:00Welcome from President of Students' Optometry Society (OPSOC) - Sophie Pearce.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
Tuesday September 2710:00 - 11:00Introduction to Learning Central - Dr Katie Mortlock. Please bring your laptops to this session.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 11:00 - 12:00Wash up Session on Learning Central problems - Dr Katie Mortlock. Computer Lab (1.09).
 13:00 - 14:00Introduction to Health and Safety - Luke Davies.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 14:30 - 15:00Student Voice - Dr Katie Mortlock and Chloe Rideout  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 15:00 - 15:15Assessment & Feedback - Eirian GreenOPTOM LT (0.05)
Wednesday September 2811:00 - 11:50Library Induction - Zoe YoungOPTOM LT (0.05)
 12:00 - 13:00College of Optometrists Presentation -  Jo Williams and Desponia Charzilari.OPTOM LT (0.05)
 Starts at 13:00Optometry Society (OPSOC) - afternoon events and activities with Sophie PearsonOPTOM Foyer (0.02)
Thursday September 2910:00 - 10:30An Introduction to Student Mentors - Samuel Harrison.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 11:00 - 11:45Introduction to the Association of Optometrists (AOP) - Henry Leonard  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 12:00 - 14:30Collection of scrubs for Preliminary Year, Year 1 and Direct Entrants for Year 2.

Collection of kit bags for Year 1, Direct Entrants for Year 2 and Returning Year 1 (Prelim).
OPTOM Foyer (0.02)
 12:00 - 13:00 (Group 1)All returning Year 1 (Prelim) & Surnames A-H.OPTOM Foyer (0.02)
 13:00 - 14:30
(Group 2)
Surnames I-Z.OPTOM Foyer (0.02)
DateTimeActivityLocation
Thursday 29 September12:00 - 13:00Collection of kit bagsOPTOM Foyer (0.02)
 13:45 - 14:15Welcome and Prize Award from Head of School, Professor John Wild and Induction Talk Dr Katie Mortlock Year 2 Lead.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 14:15 - 14:30Assessement & Feedback - Dr Eirian Green      OPTOM LT (0.05)
 14:45 - 15:15Time Management Session - Jo Williams.    OPTOM LT (0.05)
DateTimeActivityLocation
Thursday 29 September13:45 - 14:15Welcome and Prize Award from Head of School, Professor John Wild and Induction Talk Dr Katie Mortlock Year 2 Lead.  OPTOM LT (0.05)
 14:15 - 14:30Assessment & Feedback - Dr Eirian Green      OPTOM LT (0.05)
 14:45 - 15:15Time Management Session - Jo Williams.    OPTOM LT (0.05)
DateTimeActivityLocation
Thursday 29 September12:30 - 13:00Welcome back and Prize Award from Head of School, Professor John Wild and Induction Talk with Dr Kat Evans - Year 3 Lead.  Haydn Ellis LT (0.07)
 13:15 - 14:30Clinic Induction and Guide to OP3101 and OP3202 Clinics - Tristan Jones.  Haydn Ellis LT (0.07)
 14:30 - 15:00Student Voice - Katie Mortlock and Chloe RideoutHaydn Ellis LT (0.07)
 15:00 - 15:15Assessement & Feedback - Dr Eirian Green  Haydn Ellis LT (0.07)
 15:30 - 16:00Time Management Session - Jo Williams.   Haydn Ellis LT (0.07)
Friday 30 September10:00 - 14:30Clinic Induction and Orientation Sessions - OPTOM Clinics
Groups Session times will be sent you in due course.
 
   
DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 26 14:00 - 15:00 Welcome talk and Q&A with Sasha Macken (MSc Student Coordinator and Lecturer), supported by Ceri Morrison and Hazel Chudley (Education Team Leaders) Room 1.07/1.08
  15:00 - 16:00 Welcome talk with President of Students’ Optometry Society (OPSOC) OPTOM LT (0.05)
Tuesday September 27 11:00 - 12:00 Coffee Break with Student Reps (Chloe Rideout, PGR & PGT Reps invited) Room 1.07/1.08
  12:00 - 13:00 Welcome and Introduction to Postgraduate Studies with Grant Robinson (Director of PGT Programmes), supported by Ceri Morrison and Hazel Chudley (Education Team Leaders) Room 1.07/1.08
  13:00 - 14:00 Introduction to Health and Safety, Luke Davies OPTOM LT (0.05)
Wednesday September 28 12:00 - 13:00 College of Optometrist Presentation (Jo Williams & Desponia Chatzilari) OPTOM LT (0.05)
  Starts at 13:00 Students’ Optometry Society (OPSOC) - afternoon events and activities (Optional to attend) OPTOM Foyer - 0.02
Thursday September 29 11:00 - 11:45 Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk, Elin Daniel OPTOM LT (0.05)
  13:00 – 14:00 Grant’s ‘coffee break’ event. An informal chat to meet fellow students on the full-time and part-time MSC programme. Hosted by Chloe Rideout (Student Experience Officer) and Grant Robinson (Student Experience Lead & Director of PGT Programmes).

Link to meeting: https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/83701033658?pwd=S2dVNSt1OUNGczlCVHprMk8vd1Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 837 0103 3658
Password: 038860
Zoom - 
  19:00 – 20:00 Grant’s ‘coffee break’ event (repeat)

Link to meeting: https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/88921327612?pwd=Smw3YWdpWnZiSU9xdTllWGVjWUtIdz09

Meeting ID: 889 2132 7612
Password: 307283
Zoom
Monday 3 October 5 13:30 onwards Induction to the postgraduate clinics: short presentation, tour, issuing personal scrub outfits, PPE, sanitisation protocol. OPTOM Foyer - 0.02
Wednesday October 5 9:00 - 10:00 MSc welcome talk with Prof John Wild (Head of School), Barbara Ryan (Deputy Head of School) and Sasha Macken (MSc Student Coordinator and Lecturer). Supported by Ceri Morrison and Hazel Chudley (Education Team Leaders) Room 1.07/1.08
  10:00 - 11:30 Library Induction Q&A with Zoe Young. Supported by Ceri Morrison (Education Team Leader) Room 1.07/1.08
DateTimeActivityLocation
Monday September 26 19:00 - 20:00 Library induction hosted by Zoe Young (Subject librarian). Supported by Ceri Morrison.
Zoom link: https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/85273539463?pwd=N1R3TStVSkU1VDIwYUZkWmFDZ0l2QT09
Meeting ID: 852 7353 9463
Password: 808572
Zoom
Tuesday September 27 13:30 – 14:30

Repeated
19:00-20:00
Welcome and introduction to postgraduate studies with Grant Robinson (Director of PGT Programmes) and support from WOPEC Professional Services Administration Team, Ceri Morrison and Emily Sadler.

13:30-14:30 link:
https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/82977537712?pwd=dXZaV0hwakhsZGI3U1RxSVlZM1oxdz09

Meeting ID: 829 7753 7712
Password: 202102
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19:00-20:00 Link:
https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/86983242032?pwd=SlRYM2tSTHcrb2pjY2RaNHZMR2V6QT09

Meeting ID: 869 8324 2032
Password: 648930
Zoom
Thursday September 29 11:00 - 12:00 Student voice and coffee break session

Hosted by Chloe Rideout (Student Experience Officer) and Grant Robinson (Student Experience Lead & Director of PGT Programmes). Supported by Ceri Morrison.

13:00-14:00 link: https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/83701033658?pwd=S2dVNSt1OUNGczlCVHprMk8vd1Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 837 0103 3658
Password: 038860
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19:00-20:00 Link: https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/88921327612?pwd=Smw3YWdpWnZiSU9xdTllWGVjWUtIdz09

Meeting ID: 889 2132 7612
Password: 307283
Zoom