UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Information Evening for UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

30 May 2018, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm


Are you considering or about to start a postgraduate degree in Clinical Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Nursing or in the Biology of Vision?

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UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


11-43 Bath Street London EC1V 9EL

If so, we would like to invite you to attend our UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Information Evening on Wednesday 30 May 2018, from 5.30 - 8pm.  

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet academic staff to find out about how we involve students in the research process and the creation of new knowledge; 
  • Discuss the latest thinking in Ophthalmology;
  • Learn about the clinical experience that takes place in Moorfields Eye Hospital;
  • Talk to current students about their experiences, what they have learned and their plans for the future;
  • Learn more about being a student at UCL.

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, ranked the best place in the world to study ophthalmology (2017 Centre for World University Rankings), offers a range of postgraduate taught clinical and non-clinical programmes for nurses, medics, optometrists and biomedical science graduates. In 2015/16, 100% of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students were in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating from the Institute (DLHE survey, undertaken by HESA).

The Information Evening provides a great opportunity to find out more about what we offer and ask any questions you may have.


17.30 - 18.00: Registration and refreshments

Common Room

18.00 - 18.05: Welcome - Seminar Room

Professor Andrew Dick, Institute Director

18.05 - 18.15: Introduction to UCL - Seminar Room

 Professor Nora Colton, Director of Education, Institute of Ophthlamology/Moorfields Eye Hospital

Individual programme presentations:

18.15: MRes Vision Research - Seminar Room

Dr Jacqui van der Spuy, Programme Director

18.20: PG Cert Clinical Ophthalmic Practice - Seminar Room

Dr Tim Levine, Programme Director

18.30: MSc Clinical Ophthalmology and MSc Ophthalmology with Clinical Practice - Seminar Room

Professor Sue Lightman, Programme Director 

18.35: Advanced Clinical Optometry/Ophthalmology - Seminar Room

Jay Varia, Programme Director

18.40: Drop-ins with programmes

Meet current students and learn more about the following programmes:

  • Combined science programmes (MRes Vision Research and MSc Biology of Vision) - Seminar Room
  • Clinical Ophthalmology - New Meeting Room
  • PG Cert in Ophthalmic Practice - Marcel Jay Meeting Room
  • Advanced Clinical Optometry - Common Room

19.00: Tour of labs (science programmes only)

19.15 - 20.00: Evening reception and refreshments