BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology Stage 1 Induction Information
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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: 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). 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.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

09.00 – 09.30 – Welcome – Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Dr Mairi Knight

09.30 - 10.00 - Meet the Senior Tutor – Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Dr Jonathan Ellis


10.00 – 11.30 Introduction to your degree course – Room A109, Portland Square

Dr Rob Puschendorf

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 Leader, 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.

13.00 - 13.15 - 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)

·         Chaplaincy

·         Learning Development incl SUM UP

·         Care Leavers

·         Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

13.15 – 13.30 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.

13.30 - 13.45 Careers - Lecture Theatre 2, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Claire Guy

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!)

15.00 – 15.30 Introduction to the library and IT – Lecture Theatre 1 (Lower Lecture Theatre), Sherwell Building

Kim Davis, Information Specialist

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

Wednesday 18 September 2019

12.30 – 13.00 - Introduction to Digital Learning Environment - Room 006, Lower Ground Floor, Babbage Building  

Dr Rich Boden 

19.00 - 21.45 - 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

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.


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