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Orientation Week, and
There are several things that you should think about or start to organise before you arrive:
Students taking BL1101 Biology 1 require regular access to these principal texts:
Copies of these texts are available on short-term loan from the University Library, and a pack containing all four is available in the University Bookstore in St Andrews.
It is highly recommend that you obtain at the least your own copy of the The Double Helix in order to refer to it while writing your essay.
Secondhand copies are definitely acceptable and the BioSoc has a second-hand book sale in Week 1.
There are several items of equipment which you will need, most of these can be bought in St Andrews.
You can also find out more about which modules may form part of each degree programme by using the biology degree browser or, if you prefer to work your way from individual modules to degree titles, you can do this using the biology module browser.
The process of helping you to choose the best modules for you is called advising. This happens in a meeting with your Adviser of Studies during Orientation Week.
Before advising, you should visit the pre-advising web page - read the information and then select your modules on-line.
Don’t worry too much! Your Adviser of Studies will help validate these when you meet.
Some time during the day make your way to the Medical and Biological Sciences Building (MBSB) at the North Haugh, (see locations) and follow signs inside the building to Biology Teaching Laboratories on the ground floor.
Sign up there for an appointment to meet your Adviser of Studies on Tuesday of Orientation Week. Before then, you should have
Prepared for Advising
See also University Orientation Week Events Diary
See University Orientation Week Events Diary
There is lots more information, news and links on the Biology current student pages