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Starting at NTU

Cell Biology, MRes

Welcome to your new course and your new life as an NTU student. We've gathered together all the things you'll need to know to help you settle in here – have a read through and start thinking about how you're going to engage with your subject.

Find out more about your learning and teaching in Term One.

My course

Welcome from the team

We really hope you are excited to be starting your MRes Cell Biology course with us. You’ll soon be meeting lots of interesting people and come across new research ideas. It’s understandable if you are a bit nervous as well, but we are a friendly team and there is always someone around to offer support.  We look forward to meeting your during your course induction, but in the meantime, in case you need to contact us, see below our details:


Course leader: Dr Cristina Montiel-Duarte –

Course Admin: Ms Liz Martin and Ms Trudy Tuffin -

Pre-arrival activities


You are soon going to start your MRes course, where you will dedicate a substantial part of your time to your project. You will develop a deep understanding of your topic, but, as essential as that, you will have to (learn to) communicate your research findings. And the pre-arrival activity that we have in mind for you will hopefully help you do just that.


We would like you to read the information in the ‘Scientific Communication Topic Room’ from Nature Education (Scientific Communication | Learn Science at Scitable ( There are different sections within this Topic Room and we would like you to focus on the following ones: Communicating as a Scientist; Papers; Presentations;  and Poster Presentations.

Link to induction or later course activities

This activity will be a good introduction for writing your thesis and presenting your research, which you will have to do during your course. We will guide you, but the more familiar you get with this, the better you will perform later.


Do you want to get a strong start when you arrive at NTU? Do you want a placement, work experience or a job?  If the answer is yes, please complete this Employability pre-arrival learning module on NOW.  The purpose of this module is to introduce you to some employability resources available to you before you commence your studies at Nottingham Trent University. If you have any questions about this module, please contact our Employability team.


Your course induction has been designed to introduce you to your course content and tutors. You will also meet your personal tutor and peers in your tutor group.

Take a look at your induction timetable.

You will find the most up-to-date version of your course timetable in NOW - your personal online workspace. Please note that you will need your student number and the password that you have created for yourself when you enrolled to log in to NOW.

For further information about enrolment, please take a look at the Starting at NTU enrolment pages.