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As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete the online medical questionnaire.  You will find the questionnaire at: https://s3.plymouth.ac.uk/s3 . Alternatively, you can scroll down on the induction web page where you will see a link for the Medical Questionnaire (You must complete online enrolment first). The information is required solely to enable organisers of field courses, lab work and other activities you may undertake to be alerted to any special requirements or precautions which may be necessary.

Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday – Thursday) University Card Collection - Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building

You can collect your University card from Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building during the times and days given above. Your card is used for entry to the Library, some room entry, handing in coursework etc.

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.
NB: If you already have a card i.e. because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College, you do not need to attend this session.

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.

Monday 17 September 2018

14.00 – 15.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building

You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party.

19.00 – 21.30 Monday Welcome Party - Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to The Faculty of Science and Engineering as well as some current students and your academic staff.

Additionally the evening includes a welcome drink and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with an iPad to be won on the night.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

09.30 - 10.00 Tour of Campus - Meet in Portland Square Foyer, ground floor (A block, by the Security Office)
Dr Sean Comber

10.00 - 11.00 Getting to know the group – Room 319, Babbage Building
Dr Sean Comber

16.00 – 16.30 Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Kate Russell, Information Specialist

16.30 – 16.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

A representative of the Students’ Union will outline all the extra-curricular activities you can enjoy, including; sports clubs and societies, volunteering, and how the Union is the hub of social life whilst studying. They provide your student support and representation.

Thursday 20 September 2018

10.00 – 12.00 Introduction to the course: training and employment opportunities and Module Choice – Room 003, Babbage Building
Dr Sean Comber

You need to make your module choices online – there is a link to this facility on the student portal student.plymouth.ac.uk. Online Module Choice opens on Monday 17 September and closes on Friday 28 September.

Friday 21 September 2018

09.15 - returning at approximately 17.00 - Depart from outside the Main Entrance of Portland Square Building (doors to Atria A, where the cafe is).  

The boat will leave at 09.45 prompt – don’t be late! A boat will take us to Mount Edgcumbe Country Park just across Plymouth Sound on the Cornish side of the Tamar estuary. Here, you will have a brief introduction to the key features of Plymouth Sound and we will spend time examining some of the woodland flora prior to meeting the Park’s bat expert to talk through how they manage bats on the site. For lunch you can choose to take your own snack lunch or buy reasonably priced food and drink at a café or pub. You make your own way back to Plymouth on the Cremyll ferry (cost £1.50) which leaves from the Edgcumbe Arms pub and docks close to the west end of Union Street in Plymouth (about 20-30 minutes’ walk to the University).

Please ensure that you have read the field work section in the Safety Handbook and that you come with Wellington boots or other suitable footwear for working on the beach, plus warm, waterproof clothing.


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