Head's Report

Welcome to our second newsletter for 2017. It has been a busy year for both staff and students, with many of the activities of the past six months illustrated herein. A highlight of this time of year is the OD Student Conference (ODSC) (September 21-22nd, 2017).

The ODSC is a student-led and operated initiative, which brings together the entire OD cohort, from 1st to 4th year, for two days of learning, inspiration, and social events. The students gain experience in event organisation, in liaising with professional colleagues and sponsors, and have the opportunity to create a program of talks and workshops that steps outside the standard curriculum.  I would like to congratulate the organising committee for all their efforts in putting together a wonderful program. I would also like to thank the numerous speakers for kindly giving up your time to present at this conference and also thank the sponsors for your support of this student-run event.

For details of the ODSC please visit the ODSC website. As always, we welcome visits to the department from our alumni and friends. We also welcome any feedback regarding our programs. We hope you enjoy reading this latest newsletter.

-Prof Allison McKendrick