School of Healthcare

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies at the School of Healthcare. We’ve also included some helpful links at the bottom to direct you to anything else you might need.

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started

What do I need to do before I arrive? 

Read the welcome letter from your programme Student Education Support/ Programme Team and ensure that you have the start date for your programme (please note that Taught Postgraduate Programmes may have different start dates). Also, ensure that you are aware of any learning materials that you have been asked to bring with you or read before the start of the programme. 

Accept the offer of your place on the programme, meet all required conditions (if applicable), and then start online registration

If you are an International student please ensure that you have given yourself sufficient time to apply for your student visa. Also, keep updating yourself on travel restrictions from your country and quarantine guidance in place before you travel. Please see Arriving.

Make sure you’ve got all of your belongings with you – don’t forget your passport and acceptance letters!

WHAT DOES MY INDUCTION TIMETABLE LOOK LIKE? 

Each Taught Postgraduate programme in the School of Healthcare has its own induction to the programme when it starts. You will be given the start date in your welcome letter. In addition there will be some generic University induction information that your programme team will share with you when you arrive. 

WHAT WELCOME ACTIVITIES DO YOU HAVE PLANNED TO WELCOME ME TO THE SCHOOL OF HEALTHCARE? 

Each Taught Postgraduate Programme will have its own induction programme to welcome you to the programme and the University. Leeds University Union also have welcome activities planned for you.

ARE THERE ANY SOCIETIES I CAN JOIN FOR THE SCHOOL/PROGRAMME? 

Information on relevant societies for your programme will be posted on the Minerva site for your programme. A full list of clubs and societies can be found on the Leeds University Union page.

How will I get to know other students?

You will have the opportunity to meet other students both online and during face-to-face sessions during the year.

HOW WILL I MEET MY ACADEMIC PERSONAL TUTOR? HOW WILL ACADEMIC PERSONAL TUTORING WORK? 

Each Taught Postgraduate student will have a personal tutor assigned to them. You will be able to make an appointment to see your personal tutor and this will be a mixture of face-to-face and online meetings. For some programmes your personal tutor will be your module leader or programme leader.

Will I be required to attend face-to-face sessions? 

During the course of your programme you will have the opportunity to attend face-to-face sessions. This will vary depending on the programme that you are enrolled on and any local restrictions provided by the Government. 

HOW WILL I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY PROGRAMME? 

You will receive communications from the University as well as from your programme team. You can also contact the SES team or the programme leader. More details can also be found on the Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue.

HOW WILL I HAVE MY SAY ON MY PROGRAMME AND SCHOOL? 

The School of Healthcare has a staff student forum where representatives from TPG programmes can raise issues. For each programme in the School of Healthcare a course representative is appointed by students to represent student views on the Programme Management Team. A TPG student representative is a member of School Taught Student Education Committee (STSEC). You can raise any issue with either your personal tutor or your programme leader.  

HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE DELIVERY OF MY MODULES? 

You have the opportunity to provide feedback on the delivery of modules by contacting your module or programme leader directly. In addition, there are opportunities to engage with the module leader during class sessions. Each module has a module evaluation in which you can provide anonymous feedback. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PROGRAMME REPRESENTATIVES AND HOW DO I VOLUNTEER? 

Information on programme representative will be provided to you by your programme leader at induction or soon after. 

HOW DOES ASSESSMENT WORK ON MY PROGRAMME AND WHAT SUPPORT IS PROVIDED WITH ACADEMIC SKILLS? 

Methods of assessments vary for each Taught Postgraduate Programme in the School of Healthcare, Skills@Library support taught students to develop academic skills through online resources and sessions. 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIALIST SOFTWARE OR SYSTEMS THAT I NEED FOR MY PROGRAMME AND WHERE DO I FIND OUT INFORMATION ABOUT IT?  

Any specialist software that you require during your programme will be made clear at the beginning of the programme or at the beginning of the relevant module. All software required for programmes are available as part of your programme. You also have the opportunity to purchase this software through the University of Leeds IT services. 

Where can I go for support?

SES team (TPG) School of Healthcare: 
MA Social Work: David Gilchrist (d.gilchrist@leeds.ac.uk)
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice: Judith Baulch (hcsjgr@leeds.ac.uk)
PGCert Clinical Assessment: Judith Baulch (hcsjgr@leeds.ac.uk)
PGDip Pharmacy Practice: Jayshree Lad (j.lad@leeds.ac.uk)
Prescribing Modules: Joseph Blunt (j.s.blunt@leeds.ac.uk)

Programme Leaders and key roles (TPG) :
MA Social Work: David Saltiel (d.saltiel@leeds.ac.uk )
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice: Ian Goulden (i.goulden@leeds.ac.uk)
PGCert Clinical Assessment: Ian Goulden (i.goulden@leeds.ac.uk)
PGDip Pharmacy Practice: Dan Greer (d.p.greer@leeds.ac.uk)
Prescribing Modules: Mary-Claire Kennedy (m.c.kennedy@leeds.ac.uk )

Academic Lead Student Wellbeing: Michelle Green (m.e.green@leeds.ac.uk) and
Stuart Gore (s.gore@leeds.ac.uk)

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