BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Induction 2019

Please refer back to this page during your Induction week in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

•   read before you arrive
•   follow any links and check instructions
•   bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page following the online instructions. 


This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you when you attend your induction. Without this photo, your University card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you. You will need ID when you pick up your University card and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information.

NB: this is not required if you already have a University card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.


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Monday 16 September 2019

0930 - 0945 FoH Dean’s Welcome Sherwell 2 Upper Lecture Theatre

Welcome to all students enrolled within the School of Biomedical Sciences by Professor Hisham Khalil

0945 – 1000 Head of Schools Welcome Sherwell 2 Upper Lecture Theatre

Welcome to all students enrolled within the School of Biomedical Sciences by Dr Gail Rees

1100 – 1300 Introduction to your degree course with Dr Kris Jeremy – Sherwell 2 Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell building

This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff most involved with your degree course, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your programme lead, who will introduce you to the school, the structure of degrees at Plymouth, brief details of what topics you might cover during your time here, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. During this meeting you will be allocated to a personal tutor.

1400 – 1730 Laboratory skills workshop with Sarah Jamieson, Andrew Atfield, Sarah Peak – Rooms 209, Davy Building

Surname A – K 1400 – 1530
Surname L - Z 1600 – 1730

This session provides you with an opportunity to test your command of basic laboratory skills (e.g. observation, handling measurement and analysis skills). Join up with 5 other students and try to win a prize (presented to the best groups).

Tuesday 17 September 2019

0900 – 1000 – Introduction to the library with Chris Johns – Room 018, Rolle building

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

1600 - 1700 Placements and Careers Service with Paul Gillard and Lindsay Marshall - Sherwell Centre, Upper 2 Lecture Theatre

Thursday 19 September 2019

0900 - 1030 Workshop on microscopes with Kris Jeremy and Tracey Madgett – Room 301/304, Davy Building

*Groups will be allocated during your introductory session on Tuesday morning

By the end of this 2-hour laboratory session you should be able to use microscopes effectively. This is essential background for some of the practical work you will carry out later in the year.

1100 – 1300 Workshop on microscopes with Tina Joshi and Paul Laurence Young– Room 301/304, Davy Building 


*Groups will be allocated during your introductory session on Tuesday morning

By the end of this 2-hour laboratory session you should be able to use microscopes effectively. This is essential background for some of the practical work you will carry out later in the year.

1300 – 1400 Professionalism with Simon Fox – Main Hall, Davey Building

1500 – 1530 The Plymouth Award with Annette Goddard and Kris Jeremy – Main Hall, Davey Building

1530 – 1630 Safety with Phil Warburton and Paul Waines – Main Hall, Davey Building

1630 – 1730 – Introduction to IT Services with Simon Fox –   Robbins Centre, Robbins Lecture Theatre

Friday 20 September 2019

0900 - 1100 ID card collection - Room B111, Portland Square.  Please do not forget your passport

1100 – 1330 Introduction to the School of Biomedical Sciences – Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Find out about the teaching and research activities going on in our School. A chance to meet the staff who will be teaching you and chat to some current students over refreshments.


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