Induction information for the GDL course
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Monday 11th September 2017

Introduction to GDL, welcome and meet staff
09.30 – 10.30 BGB413

ELSM Lecture 1
10.30 – 12.30 BGB413
Followed by tour of the campus

13.00 – 14.00 PSQ C2

Tuesday 12th September 2017

ELSM Lecture 2
10.00 – 12.00 PSQ B5

Seminar 1
13.00 – 14.00 PSQ B5

Introduction to the library and library exercise
14.30 – 16.30 Rolle 212
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 to started in your academic life

Wednesday 13th September 2017

ELSM Lecture 3
10.00 – 12.00 BGB 413

Lexis Training
13.00 – 14.30 LNK106-107

Thursday 14th September 2017

Private Study – Court Visit, Presentation Preparation

Friday 15th September 2017

Seminar 2
10.00 – 11.00 BGB413

Oral Presentation Skills
11.00 – 12.00 BGb413

Westlaw Training
14.00 – 15.30 LNK106-107

Monday 18th September 2017

Seminar 3
11.00 – 12.00 Rolle 210

Introduction to Legal Problem Solving
13.00 – 14.30 PSQ B4

UPSU Market Day
10.00 – 16.00 On top of the SU
With a big selection of mouth-watering dishes and the finest products from the South West, there will be so many flavours to try at the UPSU Market Day

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Mock Test
09.20 – 11.00 PSQ B4

Seminar 4
11.30 – 13.30 PSQ B4

Faculty of Business Welcome Party
19.15 - 21.45 Hoe Graduation Marquee
For new students to meet other students on their course, in the Faculty of Business, the academic staff, and some past students in an informal environment.

UPSU Student Volunteering Fair
12.00 – 16.00 The Rolle Marquee
Discover what volunteering opportunities you can engage with in the local community, in order to explore the surrounding area, make new friends, try something new and boost your C.V. With over 50 different community partners and organisations, there will be something for everyone.

Wednesday 21st September 2017

Presentations 1
09.30 – 10.30 PSQ B4

Presentations 2
11.00 – 12.00 PSQ B4

Presentations 3
13.00 – 14.00 PSQ B4

Presentations 4
14.30 – 15.30 PSQ B4

Presentations 5
16.00 – 17.00 PSQ B4

UPSU Sports Fair
11.00 – 16.00 On campus
UPSU brings you the biggest Sports Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 50 sports clubs to choose from, so if you are a Plymouth University student, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at

Thursday 21st September 2017

Private Study – Revision

IT and Student Services Induction
15.30 – 16.30 BGB008-010
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.

UPSU Societies and Activities Fair
11.00 – 16.00 On campus
It’s the biggest Societies and Activities Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 120 different societies and activities to choose from, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at

Friday 22nd September 2017

10.30 – 12.00 FZB203

Careers Session
12.00 – 13.00 SHC 2 Upper
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.

Meet Personal Tutor
14.30 – 15.30 FZB203

UPSU Freshers Fair
10.00 – 16.00 On campus
This bustling marketplace is full of stalls and services with amazing student offers and loads of freebies to enjoy from local and national companies. Come and grab a bargain and take advantage of loads of student offers.

Cider and Pasty Festival
12.00 – 20.00 On campus
The famous festival is back on campus. Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Freshers Ball
20.00 – 04.00
End Freshers week at the biggest party in town. Huge live performances and the biggest night of the week.

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Essential Information for International Students
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 Portland Square Devonport LT
Delivered by the International Student Advice team, this session is aimed at new international students who did not attend the International Student Orientation programme. The team will advise you of the support services they provide and answer any questions you may have related to your tier 4 visa responsibilities.

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