School of Healthcare

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies at the School of Healthcare. 

Scroll to the section that applies to you – new undergraduate, returning undergraduate or postgraduate student. 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

I’m a new undergraduate student 

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Before you arrive look at the guidance and resources provided by the University on study skills. Think about your study space and what resources you will need to study effectively online.

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?

The Healthcare Admissions Team will send you your induction timetable at the start of September alongside the Student Support Handbook. The school induction will be a mix of synchronous, live sessions, online activities and videos that you can explore at your own pace. The induction will introduce you to your programme and include welcomes from key people in the School of Healthcare. There will be activities on campus and opportunities for you to explore the wider University.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

Any face to face induction sessions will be identified on your timetable. Your Programme Lead will outline plans for teaching in Semester 1. Module timetables will be able on Minerva, the virtual learning environment. You will have access to Minerva once you have registered as a student.

How will tutorials/seminars, practical or lab sessions be managed?

Your Programme and Module Leads will guide you through expectations for tutorial and seminar attendance.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? 

You will meet your Academic Personal Tutor (APT), and cohort group, in induction week and they will guide you through their role and how to contact them. There will be opportunities to get to know each other and introduce you to the academic personal tutoring guide ‘Leeds for Life’ and its platform on PebblePad. Your APT will guide you through the support systems available within the University and provide you with further contacts to explore. More information on the role is available in the Student Support Handbook.

How will academic personal tutoring work?

Our APT template explains how Academic Personal Tutoring works in the School of Healthcare.

Where can I go for support?

We have developed a Healthcare Student Support Handbook which will be sent to you at the start of September and provides a guide to support and services in the School including key contacts. You will also have a Programme Handbook which provides Programme details and Programme specific contacts. Your Programme lead will inform you on where to find this in induction week. Our Student Support Team can be contacted at SoHcStudentSupport@leeds.ac.uk

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support?

In addition to skills@library you should discuss any concerns over academic support with your APT who may be able to guide you through additional strategies. Some programmes have peer support groups which your Programme Lead will explain in induction week. The School of Healthcare has an Academic Support policy (the links to this can be found in module handbooks on Minerva). For each module you will be allocated an Academic Supervisor from the module team. They will provide specific assessment support for that module. 

How will I find out more about my programme?

Your Programme Lead will provide an overview of your Programme at the beginning of induction week, giving time for questions. They will explain how to access your programme handbook.

How will I get to know other students?

There will be opportunities to get to know your cohort group in induction week. Module teaching will promote student engagement so that even when you are learning online you will still have opportunity for smaller group work and getting to know your peers.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Healthcare?

Welcome activities for the School of Healthcare will be outlined in your Programme induction. This will include communications with the Head of School, Director of Practice and Director of Student Education. 

Where can I access resources for my degree?  

Within your first weeks of teaching, your Programme Lead will outline your programme plan, showing the expectations for your full course and listing modules. Each module has a reading list in Minerva that can also be accessed through the University library. The reading lists will identify any key professional journals which will support your academic development and professional interest. Your programme and module teams will keep you updated with any additional resources or learning opportunities.

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer?

Hearing our student voice is essential to partnership working in Healthcare. Further information on opportunities can be found in the Student Support Handbook and this will be discussed in more detail in induction week.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Where professional groups in the school have an LUU society, they will introduce themselves to you in induction week. LUU will be running a range of events in induction week to introduce you to societies and opportunities.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school? 

If your programme has a peer mentoring scheme, your Programme Lead will provide information in your induction. 

How does assessment work on my programme?

The assessment strategy for your programme is outlined in your Programme Handbook. Modules will provide formative opportunities for you to develop your skills in addition to a summative assessment. In addition, the School of Healthcare provides an academic support model. You will be allocated an Academic Supervisor for each module. For information on all academic support available to you, please consult “A Student Guide to Learning Gain – using feedback and academic support to get the most out of your learning” – available on Minerva > teach > organisation > healthcare > key documents > Guide to Student Feedback. You will receive an asynchronous session on the school assessment strategy during induction week.

 

I’m a returning undergraduate student

How will my programme be delivered this year? 

An overview will be provided by Programme Leads during transition week taught sessions. 

How will my learning experience be different to last year? 

The Univeristy will be delivering teaching and learning mostly in-person, and any online delivery will be communicated to you in advance. Programme Leads will provide a overview of plans in transition week and Module Leads will provide further detail through Minerva and at introductory sessions. 

What does my transition timetable look like?

Your timetable will be shared by your Programme Lead.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

From September 2022, the University will be delivering its teaching and learning in-person; although there will not be any specific COVID-19 restirctions in place, we encourage all students to follow common sense practices, such as regular hand washing.

How will tutorials/seminars, practical or lab sessions be managed?

Individual programmes have planned their timetable and teaching strategies to meet their individual needs. It is anticipated there will be face to face sessions across all programmes.

How will I meet my Academic Personal Tutor? 

In the School of Healthcare your APT follows you through your programme. If there are any changes your Programme Lead will advise you. More information on the role of the Academic Personal Tutor is provided in the Student Support Handbook. The APT system ‘Leeds for Life’ has a new platform in PebblePad with built-in learning analytics. More information and opportunities for training will be shared as they become available. 

How will academic personal tutoring work?

Our APT template explains how Academic Personal Tutoring works in the School of Healthcare.

Where can I go for support? 

You can contact the Student Support Team at SoHcStudentSupport@leeds.ac.uk for any non-Programme based support; for Programme-based support, you can speak to your Programme Team or the SES Officer who supports your programme (details in your Programme Handbook).

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

In addition to skills@library you should discuss any concerns over academic support with your APT who may be able to guide you through additional strategies. Some programmes have peer support groups which your programme lead will explain in induction week. The School of Healthcare has an Academic Support policy (the links to this can be found in module handbooks on Minerva). For each module you will be allocated an academic supervisor from the module team. They will provide specific assessment support for that module. 

How will I find out more about my programme?

Your Programme Lead will provide an overview of your Programme at the beginning of transition week, giving time for questions. They will explain how to access your Programme Handbook.

Where can I access resources for my degree?

Within your first weeks of teaching your Programme Lead will outline your programme plan, showing the expectations for your full course and listing modules. Each module has a reading list in Minerva that can also be accessed through the University library. The reading lists will identify any key professional journals which will support your academic development and professional interest. Your programme and module teams will keep you updated with any additional resources or learning opportunities.

What facilities are available for my course, and how can I take advantage of them?

Please see guidance in your Programme Handbook and Student Support Handbook.

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer?

Hearing our student voice is essential to partnership working in Healthcare. Further information on opportunities can be found in the Student Support Handbook. Please contact Jo Lay j.lay@leeds.ac.uk if you would like to discuss this further. 

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme? 

Where professional groups in the school have an LUU society, they will introduce themselves to you in induction week. LUU will be running a range of events in fresher’s week to introduce you to societies and opportunities.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school? 

If your programme has a peer mentoring scheme, your Programme Lead will provide information in your induction. 

How does assessment work on my programme?

Any changes to assessment would be communicated by your Programme Lead.

 

I’m a postgraduate student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Before you arrive look at the guidance and resources provided by the University on study skills. Think about your study space and what resources you will need to study effectively online.

How will my programme be delivered this year? 

Your Programme Lead will provide details of your programme and timetable in induction week.

What does my induction timetable look like?

Details of your induction will be sent to you at the start of September by the Admissions Team.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

From September 2022, the University will be delivering its teaching and learning in-person; although there will not be any specific COVID-19 restirctions in place, we encourage all students to follow common sense practices, such as regular hand washing.

How will tutorials/seminars, practical or lab sessions be managed?

Any face to face induction sessions will be identified on your timetable. Your Programme Lead will outline plans for teaching in Semester 1. Module timetables will be able on Minerva, the virtual learning environment. You will have access to Minerva once you have registered as a student.

How will I meet my Academic Personal Tutor? 

You will meet your Academic Personal Tutor (APT), and cohort group, in induction week and they will guide you through their role and how to contact them. There will be opportunities to get to know each other and introduce you to the academic personal tutoring guide ‘Leeds for Life’ and its platform on PebblePad. Your APT will guide you through the support systems available within the University and provide you with further contacts to explore. More information on the role is available in the Student Support Handbook.

How will academic personal tutoring work?

Our APT template explains how academic personal tutoring works in the School of Healthcare.

Where can I go for support?

We have developed a Healthcare Student Support Handbook which will be sent to you at the start of September, which provides a guide to support and services in the School including key contacts. You will also have a Programme Handbook which provides Programme details and Programme specific contacts. Your Programme Lead will inform you on where to find this in induction week. You can also contact the Student Support Team at SoHcStudentSupport@leeds.ac.uk

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

In addition to skills@library and the Step up to Masters resource, you should discuss any concerns over academic support with your APT who may be able to guide you through additional strategies. Some programmes have peer support groups which your Programme Lead will explain in induction week. The School of Healthcare has an Academic Support policy (the links to this can be found in module handbooks on Minerva). For each module you will be allocated an Academic Supervisor from the module team. They will provide specific assessment support for that module. 

How will I find out more about my programme?

Your Programme Lead will provide an overview of your Programme at the beginning of induction week, giving time for questions. They will explain how to access your Programme Handbook.

How will I get to know other students?

There will be opportunities to get to know your cohort group in induction week. Module teaching will promote student engagement so that even when you are learning online you will still have opportunity for smaller group work and getting to know your peers.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Healthcare?

Welcome activities for the School of Healthcare will be outlined in your Programme induction. This will include communications with the Head of School, Director of Practice and Director of Student Education. 

Where can I access resources for my studies?  

Within your first weeks of teaching your Programme Lead will outline your programme plan, showing the expectations for your full course and listing modules. Each module has a reading list in Minerva that can also be accessed through the University library. The reading lists will identify any key professional journals which will support your academic development and professional interest. Your Programme and Module Teams will keep you updated with any additional resources or learning opportunities.

What facilities are available for my course, and how can I take advantage of them?

Please see guidance in your Programme Handbook and Student Support Handbook.

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer?

Hearing our student voice is essential to partnership working in Healthcare. Further information on opportunities can be found in the Student Support Handbook. Please contact Jo Lay j.lay@leeds.ac.uk if you would like to discuss this further. 

Are there any societies I can join for the School/Programme?

A range of societies and groups are supported through LUU. Please visit the LUU website to explore this further.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school? 

If your programme has a peer mentoring scheme, your Programme Lead will provide information in your induction. 

How does assessment work on my programme?

Your Programme Lead will explain how assessment works on your programme and identify where to find resources on Minerva.

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