Tuesday 17 September 2019
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.
11.00 – 12.00 Introduction to the Programmes Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper lecture theatre)
Dr Shirley Atkinson and Dr David Walker
This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff who are most involved with your degree programme, and your fellow students. The session will be led by both your Programme Director and the Associate Head of Computing, who will introduce you to the School, the structure of your degree, brief details of the topics you may cover in your time at the University, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Wednesday 18 September 2019
14.00 - 15.00 - Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky Building
A 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, entertainment and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.
Thursday 19 September 2019
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch – Robbins Foyer + SR1, SR2 & SR3
A Chance to meet students and lecturers form other Computing programmes over a free buffet lunch.
13.30 – 13.45 Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky 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)
13.45 – 14.00 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky Building
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.
14.00 – 14.15 Careers and Employability – Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky 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!)
14.15 - 16.15 Stage Meeting/Module Enrolment – Room 306, Smeaton Building
This meeting is a very important one and ALL Final Stage Direct Entry students should attend. There is an opportunity to ask questions about the optional modules you may cover in the final year of the programme. It will also be used to make important announcements about any changes to University processes and procedures in 2019/2020.