School of Medicine: PGT

Welcome to the school of Medicine. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about  starting or returning to your Taught Postgraduate Programme (TPG). 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

ALL STUDENTS 

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 and Intercalated Programmes 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 once available. 

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

What does my induction timetable look like? 

Each Taught Postgraduate and Intercalated programme in the School of Medicine 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. 

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. 

Where can I go for support?  

SES team (TPG and Intercalated programmes) School of Medicine: Medicine_PGT@leed.ac.uk  

Student Support Team TPG SoM: somstudentsupport@leeds.ac.uk 

Academic Lead Student Support – Matthew Cotterill m.cotterill@leeds.ac.uk 

Programme Leaders and key programme staff – TPG and intercalated programmes 

Ricky Kalliecharan – Director of Students Education – TPG: R.Kalliecharan@leeds.ac.uk 

Alison Ledger – Academic Lead for Intercalated Programmes A.Ledger@leeds.ac.uk 

Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management – PGCert: John Gierula j.gierula@leeds.ac.uk 

Cancer Biology: Thomas Hughes t.hughes@leeds.ac.uk 

Child Health: Tim Lee  tim.lee1@nhs.net 

Clinical Embryology Distance Learning: John Huntriss  j.huntriss@leeds.ac.uk 

Clinical Education – Med: Maureen Brennan  m.p.brennan@leeds.ac.uk 

Clinical Education – PGCert: Barbara MacPherson B.E.MacPherson@leeds.ac.uk 

Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction (CEART): Helen Picton  h.m.picton@leeds.ac.uk 

Clinical Psychology (Doctorate): Jan Hughes J.Hughes@leeds.ac.uk; Gary Latchford G.Latchford@leeds.ac.uk 

Diagnostic Imaging: Jane Arezina j.arezina@leeds.ac.uk 

Echocardiography – PGCert: Natasha Watchorn n.watchorn@leeds.ac.uk 

Health Research (PGCert, Dip) & Advanced Health Research: Bridgette Bewick b.m.bewick@leeds.ac.uk 

International Health: Stephen Pearson  s.c.pearson@leeds.ac.uk 

Medical Imaging: Andrew Davis  a.g.davies@leeds.ac.uk 

Molecular Medicine: Thomas Hughes  t.hughes@leeds.ac.uk 

MRes Medicine: Susan Richman s.d.richman@leeds.ac.uk; Henry Wood h.m.wood@leeds.ac.uk 

Physician Associate Studies: Helen Millott h.e.millott@leeds.ac.uk 

Public Health International (12 and 18 month): Maye Omarm.a.omar@leeds.ac.uk 

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies:  Rajni Sharma rajnisharma@nhs.net; Laura Liddell lauraliddell@nhs.net 

Psychiatry (CPD): Alastair Cardno A.G.Cardno@leeds.ac.uk 

Systemic Practice (PGCert): Phil Arthington p.s.arthington@leeds.ac.uk; Kate Hall k.hall1@leeds.ac.uk 

Systemic Family Therapy MSc : Marie McGovern m.mcgovern@leeds.ac.uk 

Applied Health (Medical Education) BSc Intercalated: Alison Ledger a.ledger@leeds.ac.uk 

Cardiovascular Medicine BSc Intercalated: Mark Drinkhill m.j.drinkhill@leeds.ac.uk 

International Health BSc Intercalated: Jennifer Parr  j.parr@leeds.ac.uk 

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. 

How will I have my say on my programme and school? 

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

I’M A NEW STUDENT 

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work? 

Each Taught Postgraduate/Intercalating 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 the same academic who will be your project supervisor.  

How will I find out more about my programme? 

You will receive communication from the University as well as from your programme team. You can also contact the SES team or the programme leader. 

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. Each programme normally has a schedule of social activities where you get to meet other students.  

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

Each Taught Postgraduate Programme will have its own induction programme to welcome you to the programme and the University.  

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. 

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

Information on programme representative will be provided to you by the Student Education Support (SES) for your programme at induction or soon after. 

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. 

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 Medicine. Skills@Library support taught students to develop academic skills through online resources and sessions. 

I’M A RETURNING STUDENT 

What do I need to do before I arrive? 

Read any returning student emails from your programme Student Education Support/ Programme Team and ensure that you have the start date for your programme (please note that Taught Postgraduate and Intercalated Programmes 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. 

You need to register at the start of every academic year of study. Please start online registration once available.  

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

How will my programme be delivered this year? 

Teaching will be delivered either online or face-to-face. For some programmes you will have face-to-face classes and labs. All Taught Postgraduate/Intercalating student will have a personal tutor. 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. 

How will my learning experience be different to last year?  

We will continue to deliver the same high quality of teaching, some lectures will be delivered online and you will have the opportunity to engage with lectures and tutors individually. There will be more online learning during this academic year.  

How will practical and lab sessions be managed? 

Programmes that have lab and practical sessions will be delivered based on social distancing guidelines  provided by the University. You will have appropriate PPE provided and additional information will be provided during induction.   

Will I meet my academic personal tutor face-to-face? 

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 the same academic who will be your project supervisor.   

Where can I go for support? How is this different from last year? 

All student support is the same as last year. You can go to your Programme leader, Module leader, the Student Education Service Officers, your personal tutor and School support staff, please see under ALL STUDENTS for list. 

 

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