Many congratulations on securing your place to study at the University of Bath; I wish you continued success during your time with us.
As Director of Studies (DoS), responsible for the academic and operational management of the MRes Health and Wellbeing programme, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the University and to the Department for Health. Below you will find some information about the induction programme that has been arranged for you.
Welcome Week runs from 24 to 28 September 2018. On 27 September, you will have an introductory meeting for all new MRes students in the Faculty, which will give you the opportunity to meet me and all fellow MRes students.
Support available in your Department
Although exciting, many students find that the transition to study at a new institution can be challenging. We are here to support you so please let us know if you are having any difficulties or have any concerns and we will do our very best to assist you through this transitional period. You can contact myself or Mrs Sharon Firkins, programme administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
I will be responsible as your Personal Tutor for providing pastoral and academic support. You will also have a Peer Mentor who is a current student in the Department and will be able to share experiences with you, and answer any questions you may have about being a student here at Bath. You will have an opportunity to meet both your Personal Tutor and Peer Mentor during Welcome Week. We will also work with you to allocate a supervisor for your Research apprenticeship projects and Dissertation within the first couple of weeks.
Department pre-arrival information
We’ve put together some suggested texts to help you to read around the area of Health and Wellbeing before you commence your studies with us.
- Repko, A. F. (2008). Interdisciplinary research: Process and theory. Sage.
- Kessel, F., & Norman Anderson American Psychological Association (Eds.). (2008). Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science: Case Studies from Health and Social Science. Oxford University Press, USA.
- O'Rourke, M., Crowley, S., Eigenbrode, S. D., & Wulfhorst, J. D. (Eds.). (2013). Enhancing communication & collaboration in interdisciplinary research. Sage Publications.
Please note that these texts are only a recommendation and you are not required to purchase or read the full list.
Choosing your optional units
You will be asked to select your optional unit choices during Welcome Week via our Student Record system. You will find out more information about how to do this during your Departmental induction talks. However, you may like to look at the Programme Catalogues online before you arrive, so you can see the options available on your programme. The catalogue for the forthcoming academic year is available from the second week of August.
You can find more information about Welcome Week and things you can do in preparation for your arrival at Bath. These pages will be updated as the time draws closer to Welcome Week (particularly during September). Therefore, please do continue to visit these pages ahead of your arrival.
I very much look forward to meeting you at the end of September. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
With very best wishes,
Dr Sean Cumming
DoS, MRes Health and Wellbeing