2020 applicants
Event

School of Life Sciences - Welcome Week induction programme

  • Tue 1 - Fri 4 Oct 19

    09:00

  • Colchester Campus

  • Event type

    Welcome

  • Event organiser

    Life Sciences, School of

Your departmental induction is a compulsory part of your first week. It's your chance to find out more about your course, to talk with key members of staff such as your personal tutor, and to meet the friends you're going to be studying with at Essex.

This event runs 1 - 4 October 2019. Please see below for individual schedules.

Studying more than one subject? All students studying joint degrees are allocated a 'home' department. This is where you'll go to access key support, such as your personal tutor. During Welcome week, please attend your home department events. Find out your home department on the MyEssex portal. If you have any questions, email askthehub@essex.ac.uk.

Undergraduate students

Registration for all students: Tuesday 1 October 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Sports Hall

BSc Biomedical Science students

Thursday 3 October 2019

Event: Collect EVS handsets, lab coats, etc. from wet lab

When: 10:00am-11:00am

Where: STEM 2.1 wet lab (STEM Centre)

 

Event: Welcome event

When: 11:00am-12:00pm

Where: LTB 7 (Lecture Theatre Building)

 

Event: Lunch and mixer event with personal tutors and peer mentors

When: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Where: STEM 3.1 Conference Space (STEM Centre)

 

Event: Tours of campus

When: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Where: Meet at STEM 3.1 Conference Space (STEM Centre)

 

Event: Icebreaker activity

When: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Meet at STEM 2.1 wet lab (STEM Centre)

 

BSc Biochemistry, Genetics, Genetics and Genomics, Biological Sciences and Marine Biology students

Thursday 3 October

Event: Welcome event

When: 10:00am - 11:00am

Where: LTB 7 (Lecture Theatre Building)

 

Event: Collect EVS handsets, lab coats, etc. from wet lab

When: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Where: STEM 2.1 wet lab (STEM Centre)

 

Event: Lunch and mixer event with personal tutors and peer mentors

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: STEM 3.1 Conference Space (STEM Centre)

 

BSc Biochemistry, Genetics, Genetics and Genomics students

Event: Icebreaker activity 

When: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Meet at STEM 2.1 wet lab (STEM Centre)

 

BSc Marine Biology and Biological Sciences students

Event: Nature of campus

When: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Meet outside entrance of STEM Centre (Square 1)

 

Postgraduate Taught students

Registration: Friday 4 October 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am, Sports Arena

(Students: Please arrive promptly at 10.00am for Registration)

Friday 4 October 2019

Event: Welcome for all Postgraduate Taught students

When: 11:00am-11.30am

Where: TC 2.12 and TC 2.13 (Tony Rich Teaching Centre)

 

Event: Welcome and introduction for MSc Biotechnology and MSc Molecular Medicine students

When: 11.30am-12.30pm

Where: TC 2.14 and TC 2.15 (Tony Rich Teaching Centre)

 

Event: Welcome and introduction for MSc Tropical Marine Biology students

When: 11.30am-12.30pm

Where: TC 2.8 and TC 2.9 (Tony Rich Teaching Centre)

 

Event: Tour of the School of Life Sciences

When: 12.30pm-1.00pm

Where: Directly after welcome and introduction sessions

 

Event: Lunch

When: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Where: Bring your own lunch or visit the various food outlets on campus

 

Event: Essex Survival Guide Session

When: 2.00pm-3.30pm

Where: TC 2.12 and TC 2.13 (Tony Rich Teaching Centre)

 

Event: Afternoon Tea for all new Postgraduate students

When: 3.30pm-5.00pm

Where: The Hex (off square 4, above launderette)

 

Postgraduate Research students

Registration and Heirloom Collection: Friday 4 October 2019, 9:00am-10:00am, Sports Hall

Friday 4 October

Event: Morning refreshments with the Postgraduate Research Team and The Dean of Postgraduate Research

When: 9.30am-10.30am

Where: Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall Foyer

 

Event: Postgraduate Research university-wide welcome conference

When: 10.30am-1.30pm

Where: Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall A

The conference will include:

  • Welcome from the Dean of Postgraduate Research
  • An overview of the Postgraduate Research life cycle
  • Guidance on Making the most of your supervisor
  • Support available to you
  • Professional development for Postgraduate Research students

 

Event: Lunch and meet with your departmental Postgraduate Research Administrator (Mrs Emma Revill)

When: 1.30pm-2.00pm

Where: Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall Foyer

 

Event: Departmental Induction (Emma Revill will escort students to this event)

When: 2.00pm onwards

Where: 3SW.6.22 (School of Life Sciences meeting room)

The Departmental induction will include:

  • Guidance on meeting the requirements of a research degree - setting out individual departmental expectations during your research degree and utilising milestone documents
  • Meet your supervisor
  • Tour of the School of Life Sciences and other areas of interest

 

Event: Afternoon Tea for all new postgraduate students and current research students (including Launch of School's new name)

When: 3.30pm-5.00pm

Where: The Hex