School of Life Sciences - postgraduate departmental induction events

An essential start to your academic life at the University of Essex

  • Tue 5 - Fri 8 Oct 21


  • Colchester Campus

    Zoom and Colchester campus

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Life Sciences, School of

  • Contact details

    Dr Louise Beard

Induction into your new department is an essential part of Welcome week.

Your department induction is a compulsory part of Welcome Week. Come and find out more about your course, meet key members of staff like your personal tutor, and meet the people you’re going to be studying with.

Studying more than one subject? If you're studying a joint degree, you should access key support through your home department. If you're not sure which is your home department, you can find out on MyEssex.

Welcome to Life Sciences

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our School of Life Sciences in the coming weeks.

We have organised a schedule of talks and activities throughout Welcome Week, that will let you meet your lecturers, personal tutors, our professional services colleagues, and fellow students.

While we expect most students to attend in person, we know that some may be isolating or otherwise unable to attend campus. We have provided Zoom links for those who need to attend remotely.

Postgraduate Taught students

Tuesday 5th October 2021

Time  Event  Location 
10.15am - 10.30am Registration and right to study checks (international students only) Sports Arena
11.30am - 12.00 pm Welcome to all PGT students by Graduate Director (Taught)
STEM 3.1 (STEM Centre, Square 2) (Zoom ID - 947 0759 3001)
12.00pm -12.50 pm  

Course specific introduction and mixer:

  • MSc Biotechnology (hosted by Dr Dima Svistunenko)
  • MSc Cancer Biology (hosted by Dr Andrea Mohr)
  • MSc Molecular Medicine (hosted by Dr Ralf Zwacka)
  • MSc Tropical Marine Biology (hosted by Dr Michael Steinke)
  • Biotechnology: NTC3.07 (North Teaching Centre) (Zoom ID - 912 2307 2320)
  • Cancer Biology: NTC3.03 (North Teaching Centre) (Zoom ID - 953 0772 0568)
  • Molecular Medicine: NTC3.06 (North Teaching Centre) (Zoom ID - 936 7118 5961)
  • Tropical Marine Biology: NTC3.05 (North Teaching Centre) (Zoom ID - 916 8173 4698)
1.00pm - 2.30pm Break N/A
2.30pm - 4.00pm Essex survival guide session with Dr Steinke (PGT Director) Zoom - Meeting ID: 950 0315 2870

Friday 8th October 2021

Time Event Location
1.00pm  Campus tours Tour to be given by Peer Mentors 
Meet outside front entrance to School of Life Sciences

Returning students

If you are a returning student please visit the Moodle Welcome page for more information about your new academic year induction schedule.