BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year Stage 0 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.

Monday 17 September 2018

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

09.30 – 10.30 Induction Session 1 - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building 

Dr Matthew Craven

This meeting is very important. It is your first formal contact with the staff who are involved with your programme, and your fellow students. The session will be led by the Dr Matthew Craven, who will introduce you to the structure of your course, give brief details of the topics you will cover, and what is expected from you when you study at university. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

10.30 – 11.30 Introduction to the Library and IT – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Information Specialist

A presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
 
12.00 – 13.00 Buffet Lunch (free!) - Sherwell Church Foyer and Mezzanine

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

You can collect your University card from Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building during the times given above. 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.

15.00 – 16.00 Induction Session 2 – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Dr Matthew Craven

During this session you will receive your timetable for the first term. Also included will be an introduction to portal, the library and the key study skills you will need.

16.15 – 17.00 Personal Tutor Session - You will meet the Senior Personal Tutor to receive details about the personal tutorial process at Plymouth. There may also be the opportunity to meet up with your assigned personal tutor. You will be given room numbers during the 15.00 – 16.00 induction session with Dr Matthew Craven.

Wednesday 19 September 2018

10.00 – 13.00 Crash Course in Maths – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Church (Lower)

Dr Colin Christopher
 
15.00 – 15.15 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Church (Lower)

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.
 
19.00 – 21.30 Wednesday 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

Engineering students only - Room 212, Smeaton Building

10.00 – 12.30 Engineering Activity - Surnames A - K only

Technician

13.00 – 15.30 Engineering Activity - Surnames L - Z only

Technician 

15.30 – 16.00 Competition

Technician


Maths students only

Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week.


Computing students only

Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week.

15.00 – 16.00 Computing Activity (Dr Shirley Atkinson) – Room 105-107, Babbage Building


Friday 21 September 2018

Engineering students only

Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week.

Maths students only

10.00 - 12.00 Maths Activity (Dr Jenny Sharp) - Room 203, Smeaton Building


Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week.



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