Induction Information for September 2013
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences. We are delighted that you have chosen to study within our School and are looking forward to meeting you. Please make sure to read all of the information below carefully.
If you are a Direct Entrant (entering year 2, 3 or 4 of your course) you must attend our Direct Entrant Induction programme. Please click here for further details.
All students must attend the Induction Programme at the following times:
|Wednesday 11th September
||12.15 - 12.45
||Meet and Greet by Programme Leader (Room 3090)
||Uniform Fitting (Room 3155)
|16.15 - 17.15
||Student ID Smartcard Collection (Atrium)
|Thursday 12th September
||09.15 - 11.45
||Programme Specific Talk & Personal Academic Tutor Session (Room 2090)
|12.15 - 12.45
||University Welcome Talk (Room 3148)
14.15 - 15.15
|Springboard to Information (Learning Resource Centre)
On these days you will meet QMU staff and we will be discussing all issues relating to your programme of study, e.g., timetables, book lists, handbooks and any subject specific requirements.
You must bring the following items with you to your Induction Programme:
- Photographic ID (Acceptable forms of Photographic ID are a passport, driver's licence or European Union Identification Card. Credit/debit cards are not acceptable forms of ID.)
- Proof of Tuition Fee funding (only if you are not being sponsored by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland or the Student Loans Company, or are not funding your own study.)
You can find more information about the activities that you will be taking part in during your Induction Programme below.
Important: Please read the following information carefully:
PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme Application
All students completing a Clinical Placement as part of their course must also complete a PVG Application. Details of how you can make this application will be sent to you with your Offer Letter. Where possible, please complete the application before attending your Induction . You will also need to attend one of the PVG Drop in Sessions during Induction Week so that we can sign off your form. We can also assist with any queries you may have.
PVG Drop in Sessions:
Monday 9th - Weds 11th September:
11.15 - 12.15 & 15.15 - 16.15 in Room 2168
11.15 -12.15 - Room 2177
15.15 - 16.15 - Room 3170
Friday 13th September:
11.15 - 12.15 in Room 2168
During this session you will be measured for your uniform. Information on the dates and times of these sessions are included in your Induction Programme.
Screening and vaccinations for all new Health Care workers who will have direct contact with patients. This is a Scottish Government requirement so you must attend these appointments. The timing of health clearance will be determined by the order that students go out on placement and the timetable. You will be advised of the date and time of your appointments by email. Appointments start in induction week and continue throughout the year.
Meet and Greet by Programme Leader
This is a half hour session during which Programme Leaders: welcome you, introduce themselves, advise how they can be contacted, provide a brief outline of activities taking place during induction week and provide any other relevant information/guidance.
Timetabling Drop-in Sessions
Timetabling Drop-in sessions will take place from Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th in room 1124 between 14.15 - 16.15. This room can be found at the back of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC).
Student ID Smartcard Collection
Students will proceed to the Atrium (the open area in the centre of the main Academic Building) where they will have their photographic ID and offer letter checked. Registry staff will take photos of students and produce their Student ID Smartcards. Your Student ID Smartcard is your key to the campus facilities, on campus accommodation and can be used as proof of your student status so that you can take advantage of offers and discounts available to students off campus.
Students who have had trouble matriculating online can also use this opportunity to get help from Registry staff and matriculate online using the computers in the Atrium.
Please click here for more information about Student ID Smartcards.
Programme Specific Talk
This is normally a two hour session during which the Programme Leader (and other staff as appropriate) discuss programme specific matters such as: the programme structure, activities across the year, placements, attendance requirements, programme specific regulations, and any other matters that they wish.
Meet your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
You will meet your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who will introduce themselves, advise on how they can be contacted and outline the PAT system.
Please click here for more information on the PAT System.
University Welcome Talk
The University Welcome Talks will run during the induction Week. They are led by either the Deputy-Principal or one of the Deans of School. Each talk offers a welcome from the senior staff, along with information about the University, being a QMU student, and encouragement and advice on settling in as one of our QMU community. The Head of Student Services provides an insight to the range of support that is available to help students overcome possible issues and succeed in both their academic studies and personal student life.
Last but not least, the Student President introduces the role of the Students Union in both its fun and serious aspects.
Springboard to Information
Using the Learning Resource Centre effectively is crucial to getting good grades in your assignments. This session will show you how to get started with the Learning Resource Centre with links to key information on how to find information and to help you use our systems.
Pease click here to find out more about the LRC:
Hub@QMU is an online learning environment and is a key part of studying at QMU.
There will be drop-in Hub induction sessions for students held in the computer labs within the LRC from Monday 9th - 13th September from 12.15-14.15
We strongly recommend that you try and fit these into your Induction Programme or at some point during the Induction Week and the first week of term.
Please click here for more information on The Hub.
As a student at Queen Margaret University you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union whether you are part-time, full-time, distance learning, undergraduate or post graduate.
Please click here find out more about QMU Students' Union.
IT and technology will play a large part in your studies at QMU. In order to access QMU IT facilities such as The Hub, Webmail and free Wi-Fi, you must have completed online matriculation. You can matriculate online using the student portal and you can learn more about the process here.
Please note that matriculation opens for the majority of our courses on the 2nd September 2013.
To find our more about Information Services at QMU, please click here.
QMU Email Accounts (Webmail)
Once you have completed matriculation, you will also have access to your QMU Email Account. We will use this account to keep in touch with you so please ensure you clear out any unwanted emails on a regular basis.
Your QMU email address is your Student Number followed by @qmu.ac.uk (for example firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please click here for more information on QMU Email Accounts
Information Sessions for Parents
Please note that QMU will be holding a Parent Information Session on Saturtday 7th September 2013 from 11am - 12pm so if your parents/guardians wish to attend this session, we strongly recommend that you plan your arrival for that day.
Please click here for more information.
There may be periods during your Induction Programme when you don't have anything scheduled. You can use this time to socialise, visit the Students' Union, get to know the campus or experience the events and atmosphere that make Freshers' Week at QMU such an enjoyable experience.
We are looking forward to meeting you and supporting you through your studies at Queen Margaret University.
While we always try not to make sudden schedule changes, we do advise you to check the website for any changes prior to arriving at QMU.
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