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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


As new concept exclusive (as far as we know!) to 1B Physiology, we have introduced Extension Sessions and Office Hours for our students. These optional activities usually take place from 1-2 PM on Thursdays during Michaelmas and Lent Terms.

The aim of the Extension Sessions is to provide additional support and guidance on the course material for our 1B students, to give experience of real-life research projects taking place in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, to give additional training in some key skills and to give a taste of where your physiology training can lead. Recent activities have included:

- Laboratory tours and demonstrations

- Essay-writing workshops led by senior physiologists

- Seminars, for example about assisted reproductive technologies

- Opportunities to talk to part II students about their research projects.

Office hours represent your opportunity to pop in and see some of the lecturers on the course, and ask them any questions you might have. They are not intended to be replacement supervisions, and the lecturers will not have any topics prepared that they wish to discuss. We’re expecting ‘office hours’ to be most useful for those students who have particular questions about the course, which their supervisors have been unable to help them with. You might also want to take the opportunity to ask the lecturers about their own research. If there’s nothing you want to discuss, we wouldn’t expect you to turn up to these sessions!