BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) Induction 2019-2020: Exeter taught site
  • Exeter School of Nursing, WESC campus, Tollards 4 and 5

  • Exeter School of Nursing, WESC campus, Tollards 4 and 5

  • Exeter School of Nursing, WESC campus, Tollards 4 and 5

  • Plymouth Drake Circus: Various locations

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For mental health nursing students undertaking their study in Exeter

Welcome message from Louise Winfield, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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.

There are a number of activities you need to complete before you start your studies with the University of Plymouth.  The activity and 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. The link can be found under "forms" above.

  • Complete online enrolment by Monday 16 September 2019
  • Complete photo upload by Monday 16 September 2019

  • Complete your name badge form by Thursday 12 September 2019
  • Complete the up date of records form. As this form needs to be current it is only available from Monday 02 September 2019 and should be completed by Monday 16 September 2019

The documents below are available for information and download

  • Check list for all the activity you need to undertake before you start
  • Key dates

Timetable for Year 1 induction week

All sessions will take place alongside BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) students

Monday 16 September 2019

  • 10:00–12:00 Exeter, Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: Welcome to the University of Plymouth and an Introduction to the BSc (Hons) Nursing Mental Health course  
  • Speakers: Valda Harding Field Lead, Adult Health Nursing, Jon Perry, Field Lead Mental Health Nursing and Sarah Tobin, Stage Lead for Adult Health Year 1
  • Information, enrolment and card collection
  • This activity will take place during the day.  Please bring any of the documents listed below to this session. Provided you have completed on line enrolment and photoupload you will be able to collect your University card. Your University card enables you to access the University library and Students' Union.
  • Your passport
  • Any documents you have been requested to provide by the admissions team
  • Any documents you have been requested to provide by the Faculty Compliance Team
  • If your fees are paid by a sponsor, you will need to provide written confirmation of the agreement. Please bring this information with you.
  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

Tea and coffee will be available over lunch time. Please bring your own lunch, or buy it from the WESC cafe. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow students from all fields of nursing.

  • 13:30–16:00 Exeter, Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: Becoming a Student Nurse and Introduction to Personal Tutors/Academic Assessors
  • Speakers: Jon Perry, Field Lead Mental Health Nursing, Valda Harding Field Lead Adult Health Nursing, Sarah Tobin Stage Lead Adult Health Nursing

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Occupational health and uniform fittings will take place during the day. Please see the separate information on this website.

  • 09:00 - 17:00 Individual Occupational Health appointments
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Uniform fittings
Please attend the sessions below:
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session:  An introduction to the Nursing programme 
  • Speakers: Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing,  Jon Perry Field Lead Mental Health Nursing, Valda Harding Field Lead Adult Health Nursing, Sarah Tobin Year 1 Stage Lead, Adult Health Nursing

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:30–15:00 Exeter Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session:  Being a Professional : Student Support
  • Speaker: Adult Health, Jon Perry, Field Lead, Mental Health,  Valda Harding Field Lead Adult Health
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Exeter Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: Introduction to Digital Learning
  • Speaker: Adult Health, Jon Perry, Field Lead, Mental Health,  Valda Harding, Adult Health Field Lead,

Wednesday 18 September 2019

  • 10:00–11:00 Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: Drop in session
  • Speaker: Student representatives

  • 11:00–12:00 Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: An introduction to PALs
  • Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead, Mental Health, Valda Harding Field Lead, Adult Health, Sarah Tobin Stage Lead Year 1 Adult Health

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–14:00 Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: Student Led PAls, small group sessions
  • Speaker: Student PALs leads
  • 14:00-15:00 Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: Sustainability: University of Plymouth
  • Speaker: Jennie Aronsson, Adult Health Lecturer

  • 15:00–15:30 Tollards 1, 4 and 5
  • Session: Welcome to the University and Faculty
  • Speaker: Professor Bridie Kent, Dean
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Tollards 4 and 5
  • Session: An Introduction to Research and Clinical Skills
  • Speakers: Professor Ruth Endacott
Thursday 19 September 2019
ALL SESSIONS TODAY WILL BE BASED ON PLYMOUTH, DRAKE CIRCUS CAMPUS
A bus will be available for transport to and from Plymouth. If you wish to use this service please complete the form on the open learning site. The link can be found under "forms to complete" above.
  • 08:00 Exeter WESC bus leaves Exeter for Plymouth Drake Circus campus
  • 0930 Please visit the events that are taking place on the University campus, including the Student Union Fayre in Rolle Marquee.
  • 10:30-11:30 Sherwell Upper Lecture Theatre, Drake Circus, Plymouth
  • Session: Introduction to Technology and Information Services
  • Speaker: Samantha Brown, Senior Information Technologist

  • 11:30-12:00 Sherwell Upper Lecture Theatre, Drake Circus, Plymouth
  • Session: Introduction to Placement Learning
  • Speaker: Adele Kane, Associate Head of School, Placement Learning
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Davey 220, Drake Circus, Plymouth
  • Session: Introduction to Student Services
  • Speaker: Dawn Hastings and Joanne Bourton
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Sherwell Foyer and Portland Square Atria B, Drake Circus, Plymouth
  • Session: Placement Fayre: An opportunity to meet the placement providers and find out more about the placement areas where you will undertake your nursing practice
  • Speakers: Placement providers across the South West, to include the placement areas below:

  • Royal Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Livewell Southwest
  • Private, Voluntary and Independent health providers across the South West
  • University Careers team
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Portland Square Atria C, Drake Circus, Plymouth
  • Drop in Sessions: Royal College of Nursing and UNISON
  • representatives from the Royal College of Nursing and UNISON

  • 16:30 Bus leaves Plymouth campus for return to Exeter WESC

Friday 20 September 2019

There are no sessions scheduled for Friday 20 September 2019.  Please take the opportunity to become familiar with:

  • Moodle site
  • Select your basic life support and manual handling groups
  • POPPI website
  • Library pages
  • Timetable

Your first taught module NRS410 Being an Accountable Professional commences on Monday 23 September 2019. Please make sure you have downloaded your timetable and know where you have to go.

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Today's events

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.

Details relating to the first appointment are shown below:

Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • 0900 - 1700 
  • Venue:  Exeter, WESC, Tollards 1 and 2
The time of your appointment will be available on Monday 16 September 2019.

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.

Uniforms fittings

Fittings for your uniform have been scheduled as shown below when you will have the opportunity to try on the tunic and trousers. 

Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • 1200 - 1330
  • Exeter WESC, Richmond FF04, FF07, FF08

Changing rooms will be available to enable you to try on the tunic and trousers.

Please ensure you attend the fittings as the order for uniforms is based on your attendance and sizing.

Adult nursing students will be provided with the following uniform:

  • Three tunics
  • Three pairs of trousers
  • 2 pairs of epaulettes
  • Name badge

 Your uniforms are scheduled to be delivered in November 2019.

Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences: induction information

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