I would like to welcome you all to the Department of Biology and Biochemistry.

Now you have secured your place to study with us, I am sure that you are looking forward to starting your university career; I wish you continued academic success during your time with us.

Your first weeks at university can be a challenge but we are here to help and support you to be adults, taking responsibility for your own growth, academically and socially.

We start you off with a programme of Welcome events, during which we will present you with a vast array of information about the Department and your degree course. Please attend all the events as otherwise you may miss out on opportunities or find that you do not have information you need.

During the first week of the semester, we run a series of lab sessions to introduce you to this important aspect of our subject, and we get you to meet your Personal Tutor, who will be a point of support for you during your studies. This then leads you into the full timetable of course activities in subsequent weeks.

We look forward to meeting you at the start of the academic year. Please arrive refreshed and ready to throw yourself into all that the University has to offer; it is your degree so make the most of it.

Dr Chris Todd,
Director of Teaching