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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 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 below.

All new and returning students will be required to complete online induction for the 2019/20 academic session in September 2019. 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.

Monday 23 September 2019

TimeActivity
12:00-13:30

Welcome Talk from the Head of School, Professor Marcela Votruba

Introductory Talk from the Director of Teaching, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and other key staff

Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

14:00-15:00General Optical Council (GOC) Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building
15:00-16:00

Students' Union Talk plus OPSOC Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

19:30

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

Tuesday 24 September 2019

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00

Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00-13:00

Introduction to budgeting, Max Harvey
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00-14:00

Computer Induction (Group 1) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 23 September)

14:00-15:00

Computer Induction (Group 2) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 23 September)

15:00-16:00

Computer Induction (Group 3) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 23 September)


Wednesday 25 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00Student Mentors, Lisa Gallone
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building
11:00-12:00

Meet your Personal Tutor,
Optometry  Atrium

(Staff Offices – details will be issued to you during Induction Week)

12:00-13:00

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

19:30

World Cup sports social meet at Macintosh Pub (wear something related to a World Cup)


Thursday 26 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00

Group 1, Collection of Locker Keys
(Lecture Theatre – 0.05)

11:00-12:00

Group 2, Collection of Locker Keys
(Lecture Theatre – 0.05)

12:00-13:00

Safety Lecture, Luke Davies
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00-14:00

Distribution of Laboratory Coats 
Mr Paul Gabba 
Atrium, Optometry Building

19:30

OPSOC BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at the Vulcan and then to Live Lounge

Monday 23 September 2019

TimeActivity
12:00-13:30

Welcome Talk from the Head of School, Professor Marcela Votruba

Introductory Talk from the Director of Teaching, Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell and other key staff

Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

14:00-15:00General Optical Council (GOC) Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building
15:00-16:00

Students' Union  Talk plus OPSOC Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

19:30

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

Tuesday 24 September 2019

TimeActivity
11:00-12:00

Association of Optometrists (AOP) Talk
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

12:00-13:00

Introduction to budgeting, Max Harvey
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00-14:00

Computer Induction (Group 1) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 23 September)

14:00-15:00

Computer Induction (Group 2) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 23 September)

15:00-16:00

Computer Induction (Group 3) 
I.T Suite 1.09
(Details of your group will be issued on 23 September)


Wednesday 25 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00Student Mentors, Lisa Gallone
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building
11:00-12:00

Meet your Personal Tutor,
Optometry  Atrium

(Staff Offices – details will be issued to you during Induction Week)

12:00-13:00

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

19:30

World Cup sports social meet at Macintosh Pub (wear something related to a World Cup)


Thursday 26 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00

Group 1, Collection of Kit Bags, Locker Keys and Payment of Deposits
Lecture Theatre – 0.05

11:00-12:00

Group 2, Collection of Kit Bags, Locker Keys and Payment of Deposits
Lecture Theatre – 0.05

12:00-13:00

Safety Lecture, Luke Davies
Lecture Theatre 0.05, Optometry Building

13:00-14:00

Distribution of Laboratory Coats 
Mr Paul Gabba 
Atrium, Optometry Building

19:30

OPSOC BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at the Vulcan and then to Live Lounge

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 23 September 2019

TimeActivity
19:30

OPSOC's Annual Back to School Party. Meet at Locos and then onto Pryzm (School fancy dress)

Wednesday 25 September 2019

TimeActivity
12:00-13:00

OPSOC Challenge Day
Winners of OPSOC Challenge Day to be announced Thursday evening at Buddies Night
Optometry Atrium

19:30

OPSOC World Cup sports social meet Mackintosh Pub (wear something related to a World Cup)

Thursday 26 September 2019

TimeActivity
14:00-15:00

Induction Talk for 2nd Year Students
Lecture Theatre -0.05, Optometry Building

19:30

OPSOC BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at the Vulcan and then to Live Lounge

Year 3 Induction Timetable

Monday 23 September 2019

TimeActivity
19:30

OPSOC's Annual Back to School Party. Meet at Locos and then onto Pryzm (School fancy dress)

Wednesday 25 September 2019

TimeActivity
12:00-13:00

OPSOC Challenge Day
Winners of OPSOC Challenge Day to be announced Thursday evening at Buddies Night
Optometry Atrium

19:30

World Cup sports social meet at Macintosh Pub (wear something related to a World Cup)

Thursday 26 September 2019

TimeActivity
10:00-11:00Clinic introduction for 3rd Year students
Hadyn Ellis Lecture theatre 
11:00-12:00Year 3 – Introductory Clinic/Dispensing Session
(OPTOM main Clinic – see group rota)
12:00-13:00Year 3 – Introductory Clinic/Dispensing Session
(OPTOM main Clinic – see group rota)
14:00-15:00Year 3 – Introductory Clinic/Dispensing Session
(OPTOM main Clinic – see group rota)
15:00-16:00Year 3 – Introductory Clinic/Dispensing Session
(OPTOM main Clinic – see group rota)
16:00-17:00Year 3 – Introductory Clinic/Dispensing Session
(OPTOM main Clinic – see group rota)
19:30

OPSOC BUDDIES NIGHT
Meet at the Vulcan and then to Live Lounge

School induction will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 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