Arrivals take place from Thursday 17 to Tuesday 22 of September and Welcome events run from Wednesday 23 September to Sunday 27 September 2020.

Find out where to go

Look at our campus map to get directions to your sessions.

Help with Technology

If you have any problems with IT hardware and software, contact our IT helpdesk. You can also purchase equipment from them.

You will also be invited to attend a University Life session, you can find your time slot on this page and the link will be sent to you via Microsoft Teams. It’s important that you attend this.

Your timetable

Wednesday 23 September

Start Finish Location Description
10.00am 11.00am Microsoft Teams Join Online Department Welcome for all courses with the Director of Studies, Dr Zoë Burke including a short presentation from PGBio (Postgraduate Student Society for Biology & Biochemistry)
11.00am 12.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Meet your personal tutor session for all courses with Dr Maisem Laabei
1.00pm 2.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Molecular Microbiology - Introduction to optional units with Dr Andrew Preston and Dr Volkan Cevik
1.00pm 2.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Molecular Medicine - Introduction to optional units with Prof. Momna Hejmadi, Dr Rob Williams, Prof. Andrew Ward and Dr Christine Edmead
2.00pm 3.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Molecular Biotechnology and Plant Biotechnology - Introduction to optional units with Prof. Momna Hejmadi and Dr James Doughty
2.00pm 3.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Epidemiology & Phylogenetics and Applied Data Science in Biology – Introduction to optional units with Dr Alex Jeffries and Prof. Sam Sheppard

Thursday 24 September

IMPORTANT UPDATE - All the library sessions today will be on level 3 and not level 5

Start Finish Location Description
9.30am 10.15am Level 3 of the Library Meet your fellow MSc students for all courses with Dr Zoë Burke and Dr Maisem Laabei
10:15am 11.00am Chancellors' Building 4.8 Bioinformatics - Meet your theme lead Prof. Sam Sheppard
11:15am 11.45am To be confirmed on the day Bioinformatics - Campus Tour
11:45am 12.15pm B&B TARR Lab Bioinformatics - Short tour of the Department and a visit to the TARR lab where Dr Daniel Henk will give a Research Project 1B overview
10.15am 11.00am Level 3 of the Library Molecular Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine and Molecular Microbiology Research Project 1A - Meet the teaching team for a project overview with Dr Neil Brown, Dr Maisem Laabei, Dr Zoë Burke and Pamela Sachs Nique
11:15am 11.45am Chancellors' Building 4.7 Molecular Biotechnology - Meet your theme lead Dr Volkan Cevik
11:15am 11.45am Chancellors' Building 4.9 Molecular Medicine - Meet your theme lead Dr Paul Whitley
11:15am 11.45am Level 3 of the Library Molecular Microbiology - Meet your theme lead Dr Daniel Henk
12.00pm 12.30pm To be confirmed on the day Molecular Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine and Molecular Microbiology Campus Tour
2.00pm 3.00pm Romans Baths PGBio socially-distanced trip (optional to attend but pre-sign up required) Group 1
3.00pm 4.00pm Romans Baths PGBio socially-distanced trip Group 2
4.00pm 5.00pm Romans Baths PGBio socially-distanced trip Group 3

Friday 25 September

Start Finish Location Description
10.00am 11.00am Microsoft Teams Join Online PGBio Virtual Coffee break
11.00am 12.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Q&A session with your Director of Studies and personal tutor
1.00pm 2.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online Health and Safety induction
7.00pm 9.00pm Microsoft Teams Join Online PGBio MSc Virtual Pub Quiz (optional to attend)

Please check this page regularly as sometimes we need to change the times and locations of Welcome events. During Welcome, we would recommend you check your timetable at the start of each day.

As well as these compulsory events, you can also get involved in optional activities run by The SU.

Link to other students on your course

We have set up a Microsoft Team for your course. You can use this to ask questions and start to get to know the people on your course. You will be able to access this from the end of August

Moodle

Moodle is our Virtual Learning Environment. During Welcome events you may need to access learning materials which will be in your Moodle Induction Module. You will be able to access Moodle once you have completed registration in September.