Message from the Head of Division
Dear first-year optometry student,
I am looking forward to meeting you when you arrive in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry next month. I hope you are excited about the prospect of studying optometry and joining our community.
Our students are the lifeblood of the Division, and my staff and I work hard to ensure that the student experience here is a good one and extends beyond getting a good degree.
We offer support to the student organisations OpSoc and the Healthcare Alliance (HEAL), and I would strongly encourage you to get involved with these groups, as well as other clubs and societies, as they help you grow into a well-rounded healthcare professional (and can also be a lot of fun!).
Please do not forget that it is essential that all optometry students are registered with the General Optical Council – please ensure you do this before Welcome Week.
If you have any questions about any aspect of your course, please do not hesitate to contact us.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
With best wishes,
Professor Jayne Lawrence
Information for new students
See important information on registering as a student, finance, accommodation and more.
Welcome and induction events
See details of welcome and induction events for new students.
General Optical Council (GOC) registration
See how to register with the GOC so you can take part in clinical practical sessions.
Information about the health questionnaire you should have already completed.
Order your white coat
Find out how to order the white coat you will need for clinics.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
Find out how to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced criminal record check.
PASS (Peer-assisted Study Sessions)
Learn about getting support from other students on your course.
From term times to graduation, here are the key dates to note in your diary during the academic year.
Where we are
Learn how to familiarise yourself with the campus, your main areas of study and where your accommodation is.
Learn about the role of student reps on your course.