BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year Stage 0 induction information
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Essential information for new international students

Monday 17 – Friday 21 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

11.00 – 11.45 Introduction – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
Dr Roy Lowry

An introduction to the University and the Foundation Science course

11.45 – 12.00 Welcome by the Head of School

Dr Mark Anderson

12.00 – 14.00 - Buffet lunch and meet your tutor – Room 001, Rolle Building

14.00 – 15.00 - Welcome party wristband collection – Room 605, Rolle Building

You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your welcome party.

16.00 – 17.00 Module choice advice – Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Dr Roy Lowry PLUS Year Zero leads    

Online module choice will open this morning If you would like to discuss your options before making your choice, please come along to see Dr Lowry.

Please ensure that you complete your option choice today. You will be able to access the modules sites on the student portal after 24 hours.

19.00 – 21.30 Monday 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.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

12.00 – 12.15 The Plymouth Award – Lecture Theatre 1 – Sherwell Church (Lower)
Karen Turvey

The Plymouth Award is designed to recognise and celebrate student achievements outside the curriculum. Many University of Plymouth students already make significant contributions to the life of the University and the communities in which they live and work. The Plymouth Award is one way of recognising the value that we place on these contributions and the learning and personal growth that students gain from these activities.

12.15 – 12.45 Introduction to the library and IT – Lecture Theatre 1 – Sherwell Church (Lower)

Information Specialist

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

12.45 - 13.00 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.

Wednesday 19 September 2018

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.

Friday 21 September 2018

09.00 – 12.00 – Activity – Room 001, Rolle Building

Alistair Bishop

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