Last week, the School of Biosciences welcomed our new students, both undergraduate and postgraduate to the start of their University career.
Biosciences stage 1 students started the week with a talk from the Deputy Head of School, Professor Dan Lloyd. Prof Lloyd spoke about the start of their journey of discovery, which the School of Biosciences hoped and believed would enable them to succeed and graduate having grown personally, in confidence, and developed skills and knowledge.
Following the welcome talk, the School organised a series of team building activities to enable the students to meet their fellow course-mates including a lab based weighing task (without scales), the spaghetti marshmallow tower, a short quiz and speedy jigsaws followed by a pizza lunch on the lawn outside the Stacey building. Great fun was had by all, including the many staff that took part and organised the event.
A range of other welcome events were scheduled, including information regarding our Academic Advisor system, 1-1 meetings, an introduction to BioSoc our academic society, lab safety talks and programme director workshops.
Our postgraduate students started the week with coffee and cake which provided an opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed and friendly setting. A busy week followed with the welcome lecture, Postgraduate Symposium, Lab Health and Safety, finishing the week on a high with a social event in KBar on campus.
With the start of term underway, the School looks forward to welcoming all students back on campus at the School BBQ.