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Welcome September 2020 Postgraduate Students

Please remember to bring proof of identity for enrolment. This must be an original of one of the following documents:

  • Any current passport (with Visa if applicable)
  • Current EU National Identity card
  • Current Full UK Photo card driving licence (if born in EU)
  • Military Identity Card

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Msc / PgDip / PgCert Medical Ultrasound

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Course Leader

Clair Zawada

Welcome message

Welcome to the Medical Ultrasound programme at Birmingham City University. The teaching staff are a committed and experienced team and we are excited to share our professional knowledge and expertise with you.

We’d like to draw your attention to welcome week. In addition, your induction sessions will give you a chance to meet the team, introduce you to the University and to what is available to support you and your studies during your time with us. It will give you an insight into how the course is structured and taught, including how we assess you at the end of the course.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

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MSc Public Health

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Course Leader

Dr Olatunde Aremu

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Pre arrival activity
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Student card
  • Note pad and paper
Induction week timetable

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International

If you are an overseas student you will need to follow the online enrolment process and, once this is completed, you will need to book an with an International Adviser. They will check your original identification and qualification documents, (such as passport, BRP, certificates and transcripts). Once the International Adviser is satisfied with the documents they will enrol you onto your programme.

Msc / PgDip / PgCert Advanced Clinical Practice

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Course Leader

Sharon Bishop

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University. Whether you have studied here before or not, we hope you enjoy all the facilities we have to offer during the Course. Our induction day will ensure you have the opportunity to explore the campus, meet the course team and other students, and to be introduced to some of the student services that will support you.

We’d also like to draw your attention to induction week, which will take place during w/c 16 September. Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

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Social media

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MSc / PgDip / PgCert Advancing Diabetes Care

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Course Leader

Anne Phillips

Welcome message

We’d like to draw your attention to induction week. Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

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AdvProfDip / BSc / GradCert Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques

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Course Leader

Simon Barnett

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

Induction week timetable

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MSc Transforming and Leading in Healthcare

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Course Leader

Dr Ann-Marie Cannaby

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Pre-arrival task

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Induction week timetable

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BSc (Hons) Top up degree Habilitation Work – Working with Children and Young People

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Course Leader

Peter Cooke

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

Induction week timetable

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BSc (Hons) Top up degree – Specialist Complex Needs Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment)

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Course Leader

Peter Cooke

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Pre-arrival task

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Induction week timetable

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BSc (Hons) / PgDip Community Health Nursing Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing

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Course Leader

Rachel Hogan

I have worked within community nursing as a District Nurse for 10 years, I am also an independent prescriber and community practice teacher. I moved to BCU in November 2015 working across both Community Health Nursing and the various Prescribing Programmes. I am the Programme Leader for Community Health Nursing- District nursing programme and am passionate about Community Nursing and the impact all nurses within the community can have on the lives of patients.

Welcome message

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Community Health Nursing team and myself, to welcome you to the Community Health Nursing course. As a student on this course, we look forward to supporting you on your journey to Community Health Nurse. During the first week we will provide you with information that will enable you to understand the aims and structure of the course as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course.  Your enrolment will be completed during the induction week. I would like to encourage you to make the most of your time as a student here and get involved in the opportunities offered and be active participants in your learning and development.

We hope that you will find the course a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable educational journey and that it meets with your learning needs and expectations. As a team we wish you all the best in your studies

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day so just bring stationary and any documentation you have been asked to provide for your face to face enrolment.

Please note that to fully enrol onto the course, an enrolment officer will need to see photographic identification (drivers licence or passport).  

Induction week timetable

You will be given a timetable on the first day.

AdvDip / BSc (Hons) / Grad Cert Fundamentals of Primary Care Nursing (General Practice Nursing and Nursing Homes)

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Course Leader

Sue Shortland

Having worked in general practice for 25 years before joining BCU I am very passionate about promoting general practice nursing as a rewarding and interesting career. I am a Queens Nurse and I undertook diploma qualifications in asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease early in my career and was one of the first Non-Medical Nurse Prescribers qualifying in 2003. My PhD study is looking at the support general practice can give to people with eating disorders and I have a particular interest in mental health. I actively support practice nurses in developing research skills alongside their clinical career and becoming leaders in the GP setting. I look forward to supporting you through the course and establishing your career.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
  • Pre-arrival task
Pre-arrival task

We would like you do a small bit of pre-reading and also a short exercise before you arrive. Please download the brief for the instructions via the button below. Make sure to bring your completed task with you on your first day. If you have any questions, please email the course leader.

Download pre-arrival quiz

Induction week timetable

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Return to Practice Nursing

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Course Leader

Chris Jones

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the Return to Practice Course and I believe that your skills and expertise will improve the nursing profession. As your programme leader please contact me if you have any queries, worries or concerns.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you a laptop, USB and notepad and stationary

Pre-arrival task
  • Ensure your DBS application is in process
  • Complete online enrolment (Should be accessed via e-mail)
  • Ensure you have returned Occupational health forms
Induction week timetable

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Return to Practice Midwifery

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Course Leader

Rachel Moule

Welcome message

I hope you are looking forward to joining us for the induction day! In addition to formal enrolment onto the course, we have engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the School and the campus, and also to enable you to meet your peers and course tutors.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

Pre-arrival task

Prior to the induction day, we will email you some forms to fill out and bring with you to complete. These are a pre-course health form, an NMC upload form (needed to re-activate your PIN on successful completion of the course!), a DBS claim form, and a HEE consent form.

Please will you also bring your bank account details, this is to help us arrange your placement allowance.

Induction week timetable

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Social media

Twitter

Return to Practice Health Visiting

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Course Leader

Laura Maguire

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

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Pre-arrival task

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Induction week timetable

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Return to Practice Allied Health Professionals

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Course Leader

Claire Hartley

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

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Pre-arrival task

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Induction week timetable

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Best Interest Assessor

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Course Leader

Inderjit Patel

Welcome message

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

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Pre-arrival task

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Induction week timetable

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Social Work Practice Educator Training Programme

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Course Leader

Val Sylvester

Welcome message

We are delighted that you have chosen to study here at BCU as part of the post graduate student community.

We are sure that you will find your studies on the Social Work Practice Educator Training course an enjoyable, stimulating, transformative and engaging process. We hope you will enjoy your learning journey with us.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Pre-arrival task

We would like you do a small bit of pre-reading and also a short exercise before you arrive. Please download the brief for the instructions via the button below. Make sure to bring your completed task with you on your first day. This will be provided soon.

Induction week timetable

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Non-Medical Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals

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Course Leader

Katharine Hardware

Welcome message

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Non-Medical Prescribing team and myself to welcome you to the Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals course. As a student on this course, we look forward to supporting you on your journey to become a non-medical prescriber. During the first day, we will provide you with information that will enable you to understand the aims and structure of the course as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course.  Your enrolment will be completed on the afternoon of the first day. I would like to encourage you to make the most of your time as a student here and get involved in the opportunities offered and be active participants in your learning and development.

We hope that you will find the Principles of Prescribing course a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable educational journey that meets your learning needs and expectations. As a team, we wish you all the best with your studies.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. You will be provided with a BNF. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

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Principles of Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals (Level 7)

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Course Leader

Katharine Hardware

Welcome message

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Non-Medical Prescribing team and myself to welcome you to the Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals course. As a student on this course, we look forward to supporting you on your journey to become a non-medical prescriber. During the first day, we will provide you with information that will enable you to understand the aims and structure of the course as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course.  Your enrolment will be completed on the afternoon of the first day. I would like to encourage you to make the most of your time as a student here and get involved in the opportunities offered and be active participants in your learning and development.

We hope that you will find the Principles of Prescribing course a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable educational journey that meets your learning needs and expectations. As a team, we wish you all the best with your studies.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. You will be provided with a BNF. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

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Prescribing from the Community Practitioners Formulary (V150)

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Course Leader

Rachel Hogan

I have worked within community nursing as a District Nurse for 10 years, I am also an independent prescriber and community practice teacher. I moved to BCU in November 2015 working across both Community Health Nursing and the various Prescribing Programmes. I am the Programme Leader for Community Health Nursing- District nursing programme and am passionate about Community Nursing and the impact all nurses within the community can have on the lives of patients.

Welcome message

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Prescribing team and myself, to welcome you to the Prescribing From the Community Practitioners Formulary (V150) course. As a student on this course, we look forward to supporting you on your journey to become a non-medical prescriber. During the first day we will provide you with information that will enable you to understand the aims and structure of the course as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course.  Your enrolment will be completed on the afternoon of the first day. I would like to encourage you to make the most of your time as a student here and get involved in the opportunities offered and be active participants in your learning and development.

We hope that you will find the V150 Prescribing course a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable educational journey and that it meets with your learning needs and expectations. As a team we wish you all the best in your studies.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

TBC

Level 6 and Level 7 Module Only / BSc / BSc (Hons) / GradCert / PgCert / PgDip / MSc Professional Practice – All Pathways

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Course Leader

Alison Simons

Welcome message

The Professional Practice Course Team would like to take this opportunity to offer a warm welcome to all students who have chosen to study on the Professional Practice Course, an exciting flexible Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) programme which is designed to enable you to tailor your learning to meet your individual personal and professional learning needs. We hope that you will find the course a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable educational journey.

We’d also like to draw your attention to induction week, which will take place during w/c 16 September. Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

MSc Social Work

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Course Leader

Peter Simcock

Peter joined the Department of Social Work at BCU in January 2018, having previously been Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Staffordshire University since 2010.  Prior to working in social work education, Peter was a social worker, senior practitioner and team manager in local authority settings, and has also worked in the voluntary sector.  He has a long standing practice and research interest in deafblindness and dual sensory loss, social work and sensory impairment, social work law, and adult safeguarding, particularly the experience of vulnerability. He is co-author of the Polity Press textbook Social Work and Disability and the Department of Health and Social Care Guidelines on Social Work Practice with those affected by CJD.

Welcome message

A very warm welcome to all students who have chosen to undertake the MSc Social Work course. Our aim and vision at Birmingham City University is to develop employable social workers who have a global outlook, who are skilled and evidence informed, who are resilient, and who are empowering leaders: social workers who can transform lives and build better futures.

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week. We have many engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
Induction week timetable

The full welcome week timetable will be confirmed shortly, but will include engaging activities planned to help you learn more about the school and the course, and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Social Media

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MA Education

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Course Leader

Louise Lambert

Welcome message

We are really looking forward to welcoming you on to our Master’s in Education course here in the School of Education and Social Work. Our induction events will be the perfect opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow students and the course team and become familiar with some key services on the campus where you will be studying. It will also be an introduction to some of the key skills and concepts which will support your study throughout the course.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
Induction week timetable

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MA Education (Early Years)

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Course Leader

Helen Lyndon

Welcome message

We look forward to welcoming you to the CREC family as you embark upon post-graduate study towards an MA Education (Early Years). You will belong to a small cohort studying with expert tutors, as well as belonging to the wider learning community at CREC. Your induction will support you in making a positive start to post-graduate study and provide an overview of key concepts, theories as well as the systems which will support your journey.

Pre-arrival task

Please view the course reading materials, as provided by module tutors, prior to the first face-to-face day. Any additional requirements will be communicated by tutors once enrolment is complete.

Social media

MA Education (Conductive Education)

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Course Leader

Theresa Kinnersley

Welcome message

We are looking forward to welcoming you on to our Masters in Conductive Education. The lecturers that will teach you have many years of experience in Conductive Education, working with both children and adults. All lecturers work at the Conductive College at NICE – Centre for Movement Disorders and are well placed to support you during your studies. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

What should I bring on my first day?

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Induction week timetable

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Social media

Twitter

MA Education – Leadership in Learning (Teach First)

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Course Leader

Neil Sheasby

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for the Conference Day! We have lots of key information and activities planned to help you with starting your dissertation. We will cover research methods, ethics and the report structure/assessment. Your supervisor with be able to provide you with one-to-one support during the course duration. All of the information will be also available on Moodle - you will be able to discuss this with your supervisor if you are unable to join us.

What should I bring on my first day?

All you will need for the course is your laptop. Please bring this with you to the conference day.

Induction week timetable

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Pre-arrival task

You should try to have an aim identified for the focus of your dissertation, this will enable you to identify appropriate research methodologies and associated ethical considerations. This can be discussed in more detail during your first supervisory meeting.

PGCE Primary and Early Years with QTS / SEN Specialism / Maths Specialism / School Direct

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Course Leader
Welcome message

We are really looking forward to working with you this year. You have already spent some time last week in school and this induction day will give you the opportunity to meet your peers and the course team for the first time. We have activities planned that will start you on your journey of achieving your dream of becoming a qualified teacher.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Laptop / Tablet / Device with internet connection to enable online learning
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Student card
  • Note pad and paper
Induction week timetable

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Pre-arrival task

Download the Pre-arrival task

PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)

Induction date

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Location

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Course Leader

Stuart Mitchell

Welcome message

Welcome the PGCE PCET course. I hope you are excited to join us for your induction week! We have a range of engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the campus, meet your peers and tutors, learning more about the course you have joined.

Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens – there will not be too much writing, but you always need a pen to hand…
  • Pencils – no drawing skills required, but again, always useful…
  • Note pad – or device to make notes
  • Pre-course task work
Pre-arrival task

Download your pre-arrival task

Induction week timetable

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Social Media

Twitter

All PGCE Secondary courses

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Course Leader

Kelly Davey-Nicklin

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for your enrolment day. During your enrolment day you will be issued with your ID card and a safeguarding letter to take with you into your Initial School Engagement placement for the week of 7 September. If you have not been able to make arrangements for an ISE placement, you can discuss this with your tutor on enrolment day so that we can set you up with activities for the week of 7 September. A full induction day will take place on Monday 14 September with lectures starting from Tuesday 15 September. A timetable for the first few weeks of the PGCE will be provided in due course. Induction will include a variety of sessions where you will learn key information needed to succeed on your course. Attendance is expected, so please make every effort to engage as fully as you can.

What should I bring on my first day?

You will want to take notes during your HBSE placement and during the first few weeks of lectures so come prepared with a notebook and pen! Once you are enrolled you will have access to online library resources to engage with the pre-lecture reading.

Induction week timetable

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Social Media

Focused Course in Obstetric Ultrasound

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Course Leader

Anushka Sumra

Welcome message

Welcome to Focused course in obstetric ultrasound.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills in obstetric ultrasound which will contribute to your development as a competent practitioner in the area of obstetrics that you have chosen.

I hope that you enjoy the learning opportunities provided for you in this module and that you find the course rewarding.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

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MSc / PgCert / PgDip / Module Safeguarding

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Course Leader

Maria Clark

I joined BCU in 2019 as the Programme Lead for Safeguarding. Prior to this, I led multi-agency Advanced Clinical Practice and Contemporary Health MSc programmes. An experienced academic and specialist community public health nurse (health visitor) by background, I am also dual qualified as a midwife and general nurse. I am currently an Associate Editor of Child Abuse Review and have long-standing interests in global transnational issues, health inequities, community healthcare and women and children’s health. My safeguarding research includes domestic abuse prevention, wellbeing interventions and community based social research. I am a personal tutor for post-qualifying and undergraduate students and supervise MSc dissertation and PhD students.

Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for the start of your MSc in Safeguarding, PG Cert/Dip or standalone module! On your first day you will complete your enrolment at 9.30am and begin your first lectures later in the morning. You will meet your peers and module leader on your first day and we will explain the module aims and course timetable with you. We will email you before your course begins with the timetable and starting time and venue for your first day.

What should I bring on my first day?

We do not want you to be loaded up on your first day with all your equipment. Please see below for what to bring on day one:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Note pad
  • Photo ID
Induction week timetable

TBC