Welcome to Plymouth Business School for this academic year of study. You will be joining an international community of maritime business learners. One of the most exciting and important things you will be doing this year is your dissertation which officially starts in semester 2. However, you will need to choose your topic and start planning research as early as possible in semester 1. Please talk to your tutors and/or personal tutor throughout semester one about your choice of topic.
Monday 17th September
Meeting with Programme Leader and Personal Tutoring
14.00 – 16.30 CKY502
Learn more about this week's program and ask questions about your studies and timetable.
Tuesday 18th September
IT and Student Services Session
09.00 – 10.00 PSQ Stonehouse LT
This session will introduce you to the University’s IT systems. It will be useful to both novices and techies as it will take you through how we use IT systems at the University and where you can find useful and important information on our network.
12.00 – 13.00 RLB LT 2
A general welcome and introduction to Library services and resources lead by your School Information Specialist. The aim is to offer a fun but informative session to get you started in your academic life.
PBS New Students Inauguration Ceremony
18.00 Hoe Graduation Marquee
Faculty of Business Welcome Party
19.15 - 21.45 Hoe Graduation Marquee
For new students to meet other students in the Faculty of Business, the academic staff, and some past students in an informal environment.
Wednesday 19th September
10.00 – 11.00 BGB006
With Paul Harrington
Interactive Library Session with Programme Leader
11.00 – 12.00 Library Entrance
Meet just inside the library entrance.
Thursday 20th September
12.30 – 13.30 BGB005
The Careers and Employability induction session will give you all the information you need to prepare for your future. Helping students to understand everything the service offers, I will talk though who can help with placements, careers guidance, employability workshops and graduate recruitment, just to name a few. The key message will be ‘your career starts now’ and will explore the vital importance of taking all the opportunities available to you whilst studying to enhance your chances of employment after graduation. The session is run by Emily Packer the Careers Adviser for the Faculty of Business.
Friday 21st September
Meeting with Programme Leader
09.30 – 11.00 PSA A102
*From 10.30 dissertation talk for Maritime Transport and Logistics only
In this session, I will tell you more about the programme, clarify points about your studies, timetables and the coming year at Plymouth, followed by discussion for your projects.
11.00 – 12.30 Cookworthy Welcome Centre
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.
Note: Teaching will commence the week beginning Monday, 24th September.