To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.
You will be given more information about which textbooks and research paperers to read, and will be introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.
We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But before your course begins, if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, you may want to prepare with the following:
- Introduction to Human Nutrition (The Nutrition Society Textbook). Susan A. Lanham-New (Editor), Thomas R. Hill (Editor), Alison M. Gallagher (Editor), Hester H. Vorster (Editor)
Useful websites to visit
Due to the nature of the programme it will be useful for you to be familiar with scientific search engines such as PubMed.
Some interesting pre-reading can be found via the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).
Things to do
To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to try the following activities:
Create a social media profile on Twitter and LinkedIn. The world of nutrition is relatively small, and connections can really help with your employability. It can equally help you find new information/studies that may be helpful for assignments.
Many journals allow you to sign up for RSS feeds. This basically means that when new articles are published you will receive an email with this. Explore this option so that when you receive your log in details you are able to set this up. This will really help ensure that you use using current information in your assignments. Some good journals to explore are:
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
- British Journal of Nutrition
- Public Health Nutrition
- Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
There are many other journals to explore and your tutors will direct you to these are part of your studies
Also take some time to explore and get to know the staff profiles listed below. This will help you identify potential areas where you may undertake your dissertation research.
Please make sure that you are available from Monday 18 of September. This is when your induction week starts and teaching the week after. The specific induction events you need to attend are on Wednesday 20 September and Friday 22 September. In these sessions we will introduce you to the structure of the programme, talk about how to submit work, and look at the transition to MSc level study.
Meet your programme lead and course specialists
Every member at Edge Hill University has a specific profile page where you can see details about their education, research interest and recent publications.
Your programme leader is Dr Tom Butler
In addition to being taught by Dr Butler, you will also have lectures delivered by:
Staff members teaching into the programme also have PhD students who may deliver some sessions, as well as external speakers.