School of Medicine: PGT and Intercalated

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) or Intercalated Programme. 

Make sure you read the welcome guide first –  10 things to get you started covers things like tasks you need to complete before the start of term, and where to go for more information and support. 

Then scroll to the section that applies to you on this page – ‘new student’ or ‘returning 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 student 

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Read the welcome letter from your programme and ensure that you have the programme start date. 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. 

What does my induction timetable look like?

Each programme has its own induction. You will be given details of your induction in your welcome letter. In addition there will be some generic University inductions that your programme team will share with you when you arrive.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

This depends on the programme that you are enrolling on. The majority of our taught programmes will be delivered on campus and you will be required to attend in person.  If you are on a distance learning programme, you may be required to attend face to face teaching for specific weeks/or sessions to complement your online learning.  If you are on a programme that is being delivered hybrid (such as MSc Medical Imaging), you can either attend in person, online, or a mixture of both.  Information on your timetable and requirements will be shared with you at your induction. 

How will practical or lab sessions be managed?

We plan to deliver all lab based and practical sessions face to face. Additional information will be provided during induction. 

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

Each 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. 

Where can I go for support? 

Student Education Service team: Medicine_PGT@leed.ac.uk

Student Support Team: somstudentsupport@leeds.ac.uk

Programme Leaders and key programme staff

Director of Student Education – TPG: Michelle Ellwood (M.L.Ellwood@leeds.ac.uk)

Academic Lead for Intercalated Programmes: Alison Ledger (A.Ledger@leeds.ac.uk)

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?

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 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.

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

  • For each programme in the School of Medicine a course representative is appointed by students to represent student views at the Programme Management Committee.
  • A TPG student representative is a member of Taught Postgraduate Student Education Committee (STSEC).
  • You can raise any issue with either your personal tutor or your module/programme leader.
  • Each module has a module evaluation in which you can provide anonymous feedback.

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

Information on relevant societies for your programme will be posted via Minerva for your programme.

How does assessment work on my programme and what support is provided with academic skills?

Methods of assessments vary for each programme in the School of Medicine. You can see a breakdown of the assessment methods of each of your modules on the module and programme catalogue.  Your programme handbook should also provide you with this information. 

Academic skills development:

Skills@Library 

 

I’m a returning student 

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Read any emails from your programme team about the new academic session and ensure that you have the start date. 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 if applicable. 

How will my programme be delivered this year?

Most teaching will take place on campus and you will be required to attend the sessions in person. If you are on a distance learning programme, you may be required to attend face to face teaching for specific weeks. If you are on a programme that is being delivered hybrid (such as MSc Medical Imaging), you can either attend in person, online, or a mixture of both. 

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

  • For each programme in the School of Medicine a course representative is appointed by students to represent student views at the Programme Management Committee.
  • A TPG student representative is a member of Taught Postgraduate Student Education Committee (STSEC).
  • You can raise any issue with either your personal tutor or your module/programme leader.
  • Each module has a module evaluation in which you can provide anonymous feedback.

How will practical and lab sessions be managed?

We plan to deliver all lab based and practical sessions face to face. Additional information will be provided by your programme. 

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

Most teaching will take place on campus and you will be required to attend the sessions in person. Your programme team will be in touch to let you know what delivery will look like in 22-23 and you will receive a timetable ahead of your return.

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

Each 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.   

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, Student Education Service Officer, module leader, and/or your personal tutor.

Additional student support contact outside the programme:

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