MSc Biomedical Sciences Induction 2018

Please refer back to this page during your Induction week in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

•   read before you arrive
•   follow any links and check instructions
•   bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page following the online instructions. 

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you when you attend the Faculty Office during your induction. Without this photo, your University card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you. You will need ID when you pick up your University card and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information.

NB: this is not required if you already have a University card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.

UPSU events

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union Roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee
  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

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Tuesday 18 September 2018

0900 – 0915 Arrival and registration with Dr Phil Warburton– Room 307, Fitzroy building

0915 – 1000 Introduction to your degree course with Dr Phil Warburton, Dr Craig Donaldson and module leads – Room 307, Fitzroy Building

This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff most involved with your degree course, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Subject Tutor, who will introduce you to the school, the structure of degrees at Plymouth, brief details of what topics you might cover during your time here and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. During this meeting you will be allocated to a personal tutor.

1000 – 1100 Introduction to IT Services and DLE with Phil Warburton – Room 307, Fitzroy building

1100 – 1200 Library session with Chris Johns – Room 107b, Smeaton Building

A presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.

1330 – 1430 Masters level writing class with Joseph Allison – Room A109, A block Portland Square building

Thursday 20 September 2018

0900 – 1200 Project discussion with Michael Jarvis and Mat Upton - Room 404, Babbage Building

1330 – 1500 Introduction to critical appraisals with Craig Donaldson – Room 304, Roland Levinsky building

1500 – 1600 Campus tour with Craig Donaldson

1845 Meet outside Students' Union to be escorted to Plymouth Hoe

1915 – 2145 Faculty Welcome Party – Graduation Marquees, Plymouth Hoe

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to the Faculty, as well as some current students and your academic and professional services staff.

The evening includes a welcome drink and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees.

Friday 21 September 2018

1100 – 1300 Introduction to the School of Biomedical Sciences – Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Find out about the teaching and research activities going on in our School. A chance to meet the staff who will be teaching you and chat to some current students over refreshments.

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