MNurs (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health and Mental Health) induction information 2019/2020 Plymouth taught
  • Plymouth, Drake Circus: Babbage 410

  • Plymouth, Drake Circus: Babbage 410

  • Plymouth, Drake Circus: Various venues

  • Plymouth, Drake Circus: Various venues

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For MNur mental health nursing students undertaking mental health as their first pathway studying in Plymouth                                                                                                                                                                        

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 Wednesday 11 September 2019
  • Complete the update 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
  • Key dates

Monday 16 September 2019

  • Information, enrolment and card collection

This activity will take place throughout the day and you will be guided by student ambassadors.  Please bring any of 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 us with written confirmation of the agreement. Please bring this information with you.

Timetable for Year 1 induction week

Monday 16 September 2019

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Babbage 404
  • Session: Welcome to the University and introduction to the Mental Health programme
  • Speakers: Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Rolle Marquee
  • Session: Welcome to the Faculty and School
  • Speaker: Professor Bridie Kent, Dean
  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break
Tea and coffee will be available over lunch time. Please bring your own lunch, or buy it from one of the food outlets available. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow students from all fields of nursing and midwifery

  • 13:00–16:00 Rolle Marquee
  • Session: Becoming a Student Nurse and Introduction to Personal Tutors/Academic Assessors
  • Speakers: Carol Coleman, Field Lead Adult Health, Matt Carey, Field Lead Child Health, Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing
Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Babbage 410
  • Session: Introduction to the Nursing programme (webinar and discussion)
  • Speakers: Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing
  • 12:00 - 13:00 lunch break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre
  • Session: Introduction to Technology and Information Services
  • Speaker: Samantha Brown, Senior Information Specialist
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre
  • Session: An introduction to Research and Clinical Schools
  • Speaker: Professor Ray Jones
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Rolle 018
  • Session: An introduction to Digital Learning
  • Speaker: Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing
Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Rolle 018
  • Session: Sustainability: Plymouth University
  • Speaker: Sarah Howes, Lecturer, Mental health
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Babbage 005
  • Session: Introduction to Student Services
  • Speaker: Joanne Bourton/Dawn Hastings
  • 12:00 - 13:00 lunch break
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Babbage 411
  • Session: An Introduction to PALs
  • Speaker: Sarah Howes, Lecturer, Mental Health
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Babbage 411
  • Session: PALS Support Session
  • Speaker: Student PALs leads

Thursday 19 September 2019

  • 11:00 - 11:30 Babbage 410
  • Session: Mental Health placement overview
  • Speaker Sarah Howes/Jon Perry, Mental Health lecturers
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Sherwell Upper Lecture Theatre
  • Session: Introduction to Placement Learning
  • Speaker Adele Kane, Associate Head of School, Placement Learning
  • 13:00 - 16:00
  • 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
  • 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
    Monday 23 September 2019
    The first taught module NRS410 Being an Accountable Professional starts on Monday 23 September 2019. Please make sure you have downloaded your timetable and know where you have to go.

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    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.

    Your first appointment will be scheduled on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

    • Venue:  Babbage 403, 413, 415, 417
    Your individual appointment date and time will be available during your first day at University. One of the rooms will be designated as a reception. Please report to the reception room in the first instance.

    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.


    Future occupational health appointment dates and times will be forwarded to you via your University email account. 

    Uniform fittings

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

    • Wednesday 18 September 2019
    • 16:00–17:00
    • Portland Square, C1, C2, C4

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

    Mental health nursing students will be provided with the following uniform:

    • Two tunics
    • Two pairs of trousers
    • Two polo shirts
    • One pair of epaulettes
    • Name badge

     Your uniforms are scheduled to be delivered in November 2019.

    International Students

    An additional session has been booked for you as shown below.

    Thursday 19 September 2019
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Babbage 410
    • Session: Introduction to the UKVI team and completion of UKVI requirements
    • Speaker: UKVI Officer
    • Session: Programme specific information and support available
    • Speaker: Janet Kesley, School of Nursing and Midwifery

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