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Welcome to Swansea University 

Congratulations on securing a place to study at the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science-  School of Medicine

We can’t wait to meet you in September and wanted to give you some important hints and tips before you join us for induction. 

On this page, you will find key information that you can refer to ahead of and during your studies with us. We hope that this will get you excited about starting University and will hopefully help to settle any nerves you may have.

Remember, for your specific programme induction, check out your induction schedule below...

If you have any queries about your arrival- check out our Student Experience and Information Guide 

We look forward to seeing you in September



Induction Timetable 2023

Monday 25th September- 2023- Year 1 Students

Year 1 Induction (week commencing 25th September)

 (Medical) Genetics and/or Biochemistry

Monday 25th September:  9.30 – 12pm: Welcome induction and introduction to the school

Registration and networking from 9.30 – 10am.

Come and meet your peers and academic staff members

ROOM: Grove Lecture Theatre

Presentation from 10am


Welcome to Swansea University Medical School

Cathy Thornton

Introductions to key academic members of staff


Where to find information – tour of Canvas

Wendy Francis

Timetabling guide

Aled Roberts



Academic Integrity

Ed Dudley


Aled Roberts

Induction activities

Wendy Francis

Q&A & Close



Monday 25th September: 1 – 2.15pm: Specific provisions and academic support

ROOM: Grove Lecture Theatre



Welsh provision

Alwena Morgan

Laboratory Code of conduct

Lab technicians

Academic Mentoring & Student Engagement

Wendy Francis


Disability link tutor

Introduction to Student Experience

Student experience




Monday 25th September: 3 – 4pm: Course specific meet & greet.

ROOM: Talbot room 47




Course specific information

Introduction to MSci

Meet the PDs and current students

PDs and year lead

Monday 25th September: 4.30 – 5.30

Fun social quiz in Margam building room 314.

Tuesday 26th September Year 1 Students Friday 29th September 2023 -Year 1 students Tuesday 26th September 2023- Foundation Students Wednesday 27th September 2023- Foundation Students Thursday 28th September 2023 Foundation Students Friday 29th September 2023

Meet the teaching team


Academic Support

Laboratory induction

Student Societies

Course Hoodies