BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Stage 1 Induction Information
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Essential Information for New International Students

Monday 17th – Friday 21st September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square

 This session is delivered by the International Student Advice (ISA) team and is an opportunity for new international students to meet the team and learn about the services they deliver. During this session the team will provide you with essential information designed to help you to settle in to living and studying in Plymouth. They will also advise you of your tier 4 visa responsibilities and answer any questions you may have related to your visa. There is no need to book in advance, you can just turn up.

Medical information Please read and action urgently

As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete the online medical questionnaire.  You will find the questionnaire at: . Alternatively, you can scroll down on the induction web page where you will see a link for the Medical Questionnaire (You must complete online enrolment first). The information is required solely to enable organisers of field courses, lab work and other activities you may undertake to be alerted to any special requirements or precautions which may be necessary.

Monday 17 September 2018

09.00 – 10.50 Welcome Meeting – Room 605, Rolle Building

Jon Miles

Welcome from the Head of School, Professor Deborah Greaves
Introduction to staff and some general information.

10.50 – 11.30 A series of short presentations as below. – Room 605, Rolle Building

Simon Taylor

‘Civ Soc’ (the student Civil Engineering Society) -
‘Civ Soc’ President or representative

Civ Soc is run by and for the students. They organise talks and trips about Civil Engineering, as well as social activities.

Introduction to the Students’ Union

A representative of the Students’ Union will outline all the extra-curricular activities you can enjoy, including; sports clubs and societies, volunteering, and how the Union is the hub of social life whilst studying. They provide your student support and representation.

11.30 – 12.30 Health and Safety Talk - Room 605, Rolle Building

Tony Tapp

16.00 – 17.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building

You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

10.00 – 11.00 Diving Talk – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Keiron Fraser

It is ESSENTIAL that you attend this introduction session if you wish to be considered for diver training.

11.00 – 13.00 What is expected at University –  Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Programme Manager – Ed Ellis

13.00 Lunch with Personal Tutors –  Robbins Foyer, Robbins Building, Robbins SR1, SR2 and SR3

14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Information Specialist

A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.

15.00 – 15.30 Campus tour
Jon Miles

Wednesday 19 September 2018

10.00 – 16.00 Model Making

Ed Ellis

Group 1 – Room 200, Smeaton Building
Group 2 –  Room 201, Smeaton Building
Group 3 – Room 202, Smeaton Building
Group 4 -   Room 212, Smeaton Building

You will be given instructions regarding groups and which location to go to on Tuesday.

10.00 – 16.00 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Issue - Room W014, Brunel Building
Tony Tapp

All new students will be issued with a free pack of essential PPE, required for attendance at laboratory sessions (etc). You should attend at a specific time as advised earlier in the week. Only students who have attended the Health and Safety talk will be issued with Personal Protective Equipment.

19.00 – 21.30 Welcome Party - Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to The Faculty of Science and Engineering as well as some current students and your academic staff.

Additionally the evening includes a welcome drink and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with an iPad to be won on the night.

Thursday 20 September 2018

10.00 – 12.00 Model Testing – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Ed Ellis, Trevor Bevan

Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 University Card Collection - Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building

Your card is used for entry to the Library, some room entry, handing in coursework etc.

You must complete online enrolment and upload a photo prior to attending this session. You will need to bring identification with you to this session. The preferred form of identification is a valid current passport. Please refer to our University Card Collection web page for further details.

NB: If you already have a card i.e. because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College, you do not need to attend this session.

14.00 – 16.00 - Institution of Civil Engineers registration – Room 105, Smeaton Building

Ed Ellis

You will be given instruction regarding the time that you should attend earlier in the week.

Friday 21 September 2018

14.00 – 15.00 Health and Safety Talk – Room W011, Brunel Building

Tony Tapp

For students who were unable to attend the Monday session.

15.00 – 16.00 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Issue - Room W014, Brunel Building
Tony Tapp

All new students will be issued with a free pack of essential PPE, required for attendance at laboratory sessions (etc).

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