As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete/update the online medical questionnaire. You will find the questionnaire at: https://s3.plymouth.ac.uk/s3 . 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). You may have previously completed the questionnaire but must still open and save this even if there are no changes. Opening and saving the questionnaire will be date stamped and we will know that your information is up-to-date. This will be checked by a member of the administrative team and if information is not updated you will be refused entry to laboratories and refused attendance on any fieldwork. 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 16 September 2019
Guide to the week’s activities - Room 008-010 Babbage Building
10.30 Induction talk - Room 008-010 Babbage Building
programme will be described in some detail. Please bring 2 passport-sized
photographs with your name and course clearly printed on the reverse.
Team-building game - Room 008-010 Babbage Building
Dr Mark Fitzsimons, Dr Hayley Manners and PALS mentors
Introduction to ChemSoc - Room 008-010 Babbage Building
Tuesday 17 September 2019
9.30 – 10.45 An Introduction to the Laboratory - Room 509, Davy Building
Dr Sabine Lengger
This session will cover health and safety and good laboratory practice.
14.30 Pub Treasure Hunt - Meet outside the Main Entrance of Block A, Portland Square Building
Dr Hayley Manners and PALS mentors
Wednesday 18 September 2019
09.30 – 11.30 Introduction to Royal Society of Chemistry (+ freebies!!) – Room 411, Babbage Building
Your opportunity to join the membership and to chat to the RSC representative and to get your FREE laboratory requirements.
14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
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.
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.
19.00 – 21.45 Wednesday Welcome Party- Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe
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, entertainment and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.
Thursday 19 September 2019
10.00 – 11.00 Stage Meeting and Module Enrolment – Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Dr Mark Fitzsimons
Friday 20 September 2019
10.00 – 10.15 – Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
Student Services will outline the support available to all students and where you need to go to access this support. The session will include information about:
- Disability Services
- Student Wellbeing Services (Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing)
- Learning Development incl SUM UP
- Care Leavers
- Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)
10.15 – 10.30 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
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.
10.30 – 10.45 Careers and Employability - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
The most often quoted reason for coming to university is to enhance your future prospects and to create fulfilling career paths. Find out about how the Careers and Employability service can support you with this by; opening your eyes to a wealth of graduate options, helping you to develop skills and gain experience and providing you with all the practical help you need, from stage 0 right the way through to postgraduate study (and for up to 3 years after you finish your programme!)
16.00 Meet your Personal Tutor
Further details and location to be announced.