BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Induction Information 2018 - STAGE 1


Welcome to the School of Health Professions where we pride ourselves in the quality and professionalism of our academic offer and where our programmes are designed to meet the demands of contemporary health and social care practice. As you begin your professional journey we will encourage you reach your full potential and achieve excellence in your chosen discipline. We also want you to enjoy your time with us and hope that you will embrace some of the social and recreational opportunities that are such an important aspect of university life.

From the Induction timetable you will see that many activities have been arranged for you and it is important that you attend all of these. These activities will help familiarise you with your chosen programme, introduce you to the Peninsula Allied Health Centre and the main city centre university campus and also signpost some of the support services available to you.

Bernhard Haas, Interim Head of School - Health Professions

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Monday 17 September 2018      PAHC

1000 - 1100     Welcome from the Heads of School and the Dean of the Faculty - LT1
1100 - 1300     Introduction to Occupational Therapy - LT2
1300 - 1400     Lunch Break - Students may use Common Room, Marjon Refectory or Sports Centre
1400 - 1500     Personal Tutoring - LT2
1500 - 1600     Interprofessional Showcase - Ground Floor PAHC
Tuesday 18 September 2018      PAHC
0930 - 1030     RCOT Membership - LT2
1030 - 1130     Unison - A presentation on Trade Union membership for students - LT1
1130 - 1300     Overview of the OT Programme - LT2
1300 - 1330     Lunch Break
1330 - 1430     Library - LT1
1430 - 1600     Registration  - GF22b  Please bring your completed forms and passport.
                           Card collection*** See below

Wednesday 19 September 2018      Drake Circus
0930 - 1100     Uniform Fittings** - MANDATORY - See details below - Portland Square C1, C2 and C5
1100 - 1200     Placements and ARC  - Babbage Building 008-010
1200 - 1300     UPSU Sports and Societies Fair - Ground Floor Roland Levinsky; Campus marquees
1300 - 1400     Lunch Break
1400 - 1500     Professionalism  - Scott Building 101
1500 - 1630     OT Society a Students Perspective with 3rd Years - Scott Building 101
Thursday 20 September 2018      
0930 - 1030     Student Counselling Service - LT1
1030 - 1100     Student Funding - LT1
1100 - 1130     Student Union - LT1
1130 - 1230     Lunch Break
1230 - 1500     Programme Specific Session - LT2

1600 - 1630     International Student Welcome - GF22b

1915 - 2145     Welcome Party - Plymouth Hoe See invitation at the bottom of this page
Friday 21 September 2018      Drake Circus
0900 - 1200     Occupational Health** - MANDATORY - See details below - Babbage 403, 413, 415 and 417
1200 - 1600     OT Quiz  - Rolle 001 and Rolle 101

Click the blue and white Induction Timetable button below to download a more detailed, printable timetable.
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Today's events


You will have your initial occupational health appointment during this time. Appointment times will be available from Monday 18 September in PAHC Reception. Each appointment takes approximately 30 minutes and it is important that you attend as this is a pre-requisite to attending your placement area. Details of the occupational health appointments can be found at PAHC Reception. Please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had to your first appointment. Your first inoculation may take place at this appointment, there will be a series of follow-up appointments for inoculations throughout the first term. .

If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start via   You will need to quote your name, date of birth and programme in any e-mail.

Failure to attend an occupational health appointment without notifying Plymouth Occupational Health may result in a £30 fine. It may also affect progression within your programme.


It is compulsory that you attend this session so that your uniform fits properly and is ordered in time for your placement.


We cannot issue your card if you do not bring your passport. Please note: your card is required to use the free bus scheme.

If you are currently a student on a different programme and already have a University of Plymouth card without the bus logo, please contact and we will arrange for a new card to be issued.

Essential information

Please ensure you do the following before starting your programme:

  • Enrol online
  • Upload a photograph
  • Complete all of the forms below
Please bring your passport  to the Administration session together with your completed forms and any certificates or documentation requested by Admissions.

This will enable us to issue your University card which you will need to access the Plymouth University Library, Student Union and free bus service between Plymouth University and the Peninsula Allied Health Centre.

Please note that there is no student parking on site.

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, nibbles, 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.