BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) induction 2018-2019: Truro taught site
  • Truro, Knowledge Spa, various locations

  • Turo, Knowledge Spa, Various locations

  • Truro, Knowledge Spa, various locations

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    Truro, Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

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For adult nursing students undertaking their study in Truro

Welcome to your first year in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Plymouth. You are starting on a fascinating intellectual and professional journey and you will need to stay focused and work hard, but should also aim to enjoy your studies and make the most of your time as a member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University.

You will see from the timetable below that Induction week will give you the chance to find out more about the nursing course and to meet staff and fellow students. You will also become familiar with the University both its campus and the services available to support you. There are so many opportunities for you to engage with, which will add to your experience and help you grow both academically and personally.

On behalf of the staff and students, I welcome you to the University of Plymouth and look forward to meeting you. 

Message from Louise Winfield, Interim Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

There are a number of activities you need to complete before you start your studies with the University of Plymouth:

  • Complete online enrolment by Monday 17 September 2018
  • Complete photo upload by Monday 17 September 2018

The forms below are based on the University's open learning platform. You will be asked to create an account to enable you to complete the forms.

  • Complete your name badge form by Wednesday 12 September 2018
  • Complete the self declaration. As this form needs to be current it is only available from Monday 10 September 2018 and should be completed by Monday 17 September 2018

The documents below are available for information and download

  • Check list for all the activity you need to undertake
  • Pre-course reading list
  • Key dates

Documents to bring with you on Monday 17 September 2018

  • Passport (to enable you to collect your University card)
  • Any documents requested by the admissions team

Timetable for year one induction week

Monday 17 September 2018

  • 10:30–11:00  Knowledge Spa
Arrive at Knowledge Spa Truro. Faculty staff will be available to guide you and answer any queries.  

  • 11:00–11:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session:  welcome and introduction, planning for the week ahead and information about the Welcome Party in Plymouth
Speaker: Tristan Coombe, Stage 1 Lead, Adult Nursing, Kim Young Associate Professor and Nicky Clemens, Programme Administrator

  • 11:30–12:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

Session: meet the professional services team to complete your enrolment process 

Speaker: professional services team

Please bring any documents that you have been requested to provide including:

  • your passport
  • any documents you have been requested to provide by the admissions team
  • if your fees are paid by a sponsor, you will need to provide us with written confirmation of the agreement. Please bring this information with you.
12:30 and 13:30 lunch break
  • 13:30–14:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

Session: collection of your University student ID card (collection groups will be confirmed at the morning enrolment session)

As long you have your passport and have undertaken photo upload your University card will be available for collection. Collecting your University ID card enables you to access the University library and Student Union. 

  • 14:30–15:00 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

Session: library skills

Speaker: Anne Brown, Librarian

  • 15:00–15:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

Session: introduction to technology and information services

Speaker: Lee Marshall, Support Analyst, technology and information services

Tuesday 18 September 2018

  • 9:30–10:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture theatre

Session: sustainability: the University of Plymouth and the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Speaker: Benny Goodman, Lecturer, adult nursing

There will be a break for coffee between 10:30 and 11:00

  • 1100-1200  Knowledge Spa, G10 LectureTheatre

Session: introduction to the field lead, stage lead and personal tutor roles and an opportunity to meet personal tutors

Speaker: Jacky Griffith, Field Lead and adult nursing team

12:00 and 13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–15:30 Knowledge Spa, First Floor Clinical Skill (Rooms F18 and F19)

Session: uniform fittings

Provider: Alexandra Workwear

It is important you attend the uniform fittings as the uniforms are only delivered a few days before your practice placement. The fittings have been scheduled as shown below:

  • 13:00–13:40 Group A
  • 13:40–14:20 Group B
  • 14:20–15:00 Group C
Wednesday 19 September 2018

  • 9:30-10:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

Session: introduction to clinical schools

Speaker: Professor Jill Shawe, Director of IHC and Professor in Women's Health

10:30–11:00 coffee break

11:00–12:00 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre

Session: overview of the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) course

Speakers: Tristan Coombe, Stage 1 Lead, adult nursing

12:00 and 13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–13:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: an introduction to Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker: Colin Quick, Deputy Director of Nursing, Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust
  • 13:30–14:00 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: an introduction to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Speaker: Frazer Underwood, Consultant Nurse Older People/Associate Chief Nurse, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 14:00–14:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: University counselling service

Speaker: Kate Gavagan, University Counsellor, Truro campus

  • 14:30–15:30 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre, G05 and G06
Session: Peer Assisted Learning (PALS):  An Introduction to the role of the people who are able to provide you with the advice and support throughout your course.

Speaker: Caroline Jamison, Lecturer Adult Nursing, Tristan Coombe, Lecturer, adult nursing
  • 15:30–16:00 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: admin drop-in session (including welcome party arrangements)
Speaker: professional services team

Thursday 20 September 2018
  • 9:30–10:30 Knowledge Spar, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: equality and diversity
Speaker: to be advised

10:30–11:00 coffee break
  • 11:00–1200 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Speaker: Louise Winfield, Interim Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

12:00–13:00 lunch break
  • 13:00–14:00 Knowledge Spa, G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: becoming a student representative and student ambassador

Speaker: Kim Young and Jacky Griffith, student representatives and student ambassadors

  • 14:00 onwards

This is free time for preparation for the Faculty welcome party on Plymouth Hoe.

We will finalise any transport arrangements and queries regarding your pick up points.
  • 19:15–21:30 Plymouth Hoe, Graduation Marquees
Session: Faculty of Health and Human Sciences welcome party

Friday 21 September 2018
  • 11:00–12:00 Knowledge Spa, Room G10 Lecture Theatre
Session: union representation
11:00 to 11:30 Royal College of Nursing representatives
11:30 to 12:00 UNISON Representatives
  • 12:00–12:30 Knowledge Spa, Room G10

Session: introduction to placement learning

Speaker: Adele Kane, Associate Head of School – practice learning, School of Nursing and Midwifery

12:30–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–15:00 Knowledge Spa, G09
Session: programme information event and placement fayre - your journey starts here. An insight into the adult nursing course, practice experience and University support services with information stands.
Speakers: Faculty staff, practice provider, University staff and students and unions.

Your first module NRS403 Ways of Knowing starts in the week commencing 24 September 2018.  Please make sure you have downloaded your module timetable and know where you have to go. 

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Occupational health

You will undertake a series of occupational health appointments over the next four months. It is important that you attend your designated occupational health appointment as this is a condition of attendance in placement areas.

Your first appointment will be scheduled on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

Your individual appointment date and time will be available during your first day at University. One of the rooms will be designated as a reception. Please report to the reception room in the first instance.

When attending your first appointment please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had. Please also be aware your first inoculation may also take place at this appointment and it is important that you have had something to eat prior to this appointment.

If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start via the email below. You will need to quote your name, date of birth and course in any email to occupational health.

plh-tr.OccHealth-preplacementscreening@nhs.net

Future occupational health appointment dates and times will be forwarded to you via your University email account. The schedule of appointments will be posted on the programme moodle site for your information.

Essential information for new international students

Monday 17 – Friday 21 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.

UPSU events

Friday 14 September: International Fair, the Students' Union

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee

View more information about UPSU events.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences: induction information

Welcome party

The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences invites you to attend a very special welcome party in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe:

Thursday 20 September 2018
19:15–21:45*
The welcome party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, as well as some current students and your academic staff.

Additionally, the evening includes a complimentary welcome drink, light snacks, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with a £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won on the night.

*Arrive at the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe for 19:15, or meet on top of the Student Union at 18:45 to be accompanied to the venue.

Please note that this event is invitation only, no additional guests will be allowed entry to the venue.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.