Induction information for BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Maritime Law - Final Stage Direct Entry
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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.

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.

Library Session
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

Academic Skills
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

Careers Session
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

Welcome back and dissertation briefing
09.30 – 10.30 SCB101
In this session, I will tell you more about the dissertation, as well as our plans for field trips and the visiting speakers who are coming to talk to you about the latest developments in your industry.

Enrolment Session
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.

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Essential Information for New International Students

Monday 17th – Friday 21st 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 14th September | International Fair | Students Union

Monday 17th September | Market Day | SU Roof

Tuesday 18th September | Fresher’s Fair | RLB/SU/Marquee

Wednesday 19th September | Sports Fair | Rolle Marquee/SU

Thursday 20th September | Societies and Activities Fair | Rolle Marquee/SU/RLB/SU Roof

Friday 21st September | Volunteering Fair | Rolle Marquee

More information can be found at

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