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
14.30 – 14.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper)
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.
15.00 – 16.00 - 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
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.
Wednesday 19 September 2018
10.00 – 11.00 Welcome and Introduction – Room 402, Babbage Building
An introduction to the School and staff.
11.00 – 11.30 Tour of the Campus
A guided tour of the campus, specifically the security-related rooms.
11.30 – 12.30 Course Overview - Room 208, Fitzroy Building
A breakdown of how the course runs and various questions about being at University, in particular, managing your expectations.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch - Atria A, Portland Square Building
A buffet lunch and a chance to chat with security staff and students from stages 2 and 4.
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.
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. Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe
Thursday 20 September 2018
11.30 – 13.00 Academic Writing and Plagiarism - Room 312, Smeaton Building
14.00 – 15.00 Team Building Activity - Room 003, Babbage Building
15.00 – 16.00 Introduction to the Security Society – Room 003, Babbage Building
A session run by the Society students.
Friday 21 September 2018
Personal Tutor Sessions
Your Personal Tutor will be in contact with you during the week to arrange a meeting with you sometime today.