Induction on the 21st September

The timetable for induction is as follows and we look forward to seeing you then.

Liz and Helen

Induction Day: School of Health and Life Sciences Suite of Postgraduate Programmes

Date:                     Thursday 21 September 2017

Time:                    09.00 – 16.30     

Venue:                 Click on the links below to access the campus map

and directions

                Timetable: Students will sign up for the sessions on the day.

Time Session Lecturer
09.00 – 09.15 Registration


09.15 – 10.15 Introduction to GCU, School of Health & Life Sciences and Postgraduate programme suite


Dr Karen Roome
10.15 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 11.00 Introduction to the Learning Development Centre


Kim Williams
11.00 – 12.00 Getting to Know your Programme

W524; W525 ;W526

Programme Leaders



SCPHN students : Library Orientation W606


12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Library Orientation W606 Julie Smith
What is Postgraduate Study? W324 Liz Teiger
 ICT induction A536 (1-1.30 or 1.30-2pm) Lina Petrakieva
14.00 – 15.00 What is Postgraduate Study? W324 Liz Teiger
ICT induction A536 (2-2.30 or 2.30-3pm) Lina Petrakieva
Library Orientation W606 Julie Smith
15.00 – 16.00 ICT induction  A536 (3.30-4pm) Lina Petrakieva
What is Postgraduate Study? W324 Liz Teiger
16.00 –16.15 Plenary


The holiday season

Hi all

just to let you know that I will shortly be on holiday and in my absence for all enquiries related to the Pg C Education in Health and Social Care/PgC Education in Academic and Practice Settings Programmes, please contact

Agnes Rae on 0141 331 3972/ weeks beginning 17th and 31st July

and for the week beginning 24th July please contact Sarah Renton on 0141 331 3513/

Best wishes


September 2017

Hi all

Many thanks for all your applications/notes of interest for the programme. Every year we are required to inform applicants that our programmes only run if we have sufficient numbers.  The PgC programme has run every year since 2008 with sufficient numbers and this year as usual we have healthy interest with a good number of applications. So whilst we are confident that the programme will run as it has done for 9 years, I am required to follow due process and give you this information.


Any questions don’t hesitate to be in touch.



Fully funded postgraduate study

Hi all please see some information below re fully funded postgraduate study at GCU which may be of interest to you. Click on the link below to access this further infomation

  • Receive postgraduate tuition fee funding for one academic year
  • Study full-time this September
  • Available across a range of subjects
  • Apply on receipt of your offer to study at GCU
  • Closing date 1 July 2017
  • A select number of full-time places on a select number of course
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria below
  • Places are non-transferable
  • Once you hold an offer of a place, complete the funding application form

Apply before 1st July 2017.

Please review the information and don’t hesistate to contact me to discuss further. (Please note this may not be suitable for you if you are in full time emploment).

Best wishes



Introducing Liz Teiger

My colleague Liz will be acting programme leader over the summer while I am on leave to work on my doctoral thesis.  Liz is a module leader in the programme and like me welcomes all applications, notes of interest and any questions. I look forward to meeting up with many of you in September. Best wishes helen

dates for taught sessions 2017/18

Many thanks to those who have been in touch wanting to know the dates of the 6 taught class sessions for the blended version of the PgC (the other 6 sessions are online and you have 7-10days flexibility to undertake the activities).  I fully understand that you need this for planning time away from your current practice so delighted to share these dates with you.  They are as follows and all on Thursdays

Tri A Dates:  12/10/17, 9/11/17 and 14/12/17 (plus three online classes in Sept, Oct and Nov)

Tri B Dates: 8/2/18, 8/3/18 and 12/4/18 (plus three online classes in Jan, Feb and March)

For those of you who are looking at the part time option then the educational theory module is taught from 9-1pm and for those who are planning on a fulltime option (if you are working fulltime please contact me to discuss this option) the educational practice module is taught from 2-4pm.  Happy to reply to questions posted on the Blog too. Best wishes helen