MSc Sustainable Environmental Management Induction Information
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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 International Students

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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.

Monday 18 September 2017

Between 10.00 - 16.00 today. Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On top of the SU

UPSU Market Day

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.

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 19 September 2017

14.00 – 15.30 Sustainable Environmental Management Course Administration and Handbook – Room 508, Davy Building
Nicki Whitehouse

15.30 – 16.15 Introduction to the Library and IT – Main Hall, Davy Building
Kate Russell, Information Specialist

16.15 – 16.30 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Main Hall, Davy 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.

16.30 – 17.00 Student Photographs – GeoMapping Unit, Room 708, Davy Building

Between 12.00 - 16.00 today- Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - Rolle Marquee

UPSU Student Volunteering Fair

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 20 September 2017

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Sports Fair

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 21 September 2017

10.00 – 12.00 Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Management – Room 207, Rolle Building
Peter Downs, Ian Bailey and Nicki Whitehouse

14.00 – 17.30 Field Excursion – Meet outside Block A, Portland Square Building – entrance by the café
Peter Downs and Nicki Whitehouse

We will be located within Plymouth; please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.  Bring water and a snack.

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Societies and Activities Fair

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 22 September 2017

09:15 - 17.00 Field excursion: Mount Edgcumbe

Paul Lunt

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!

You will be introduced to the Plymouth Environs from the view-point above Mount Edgcumbe; given a tour of the bat mitigation work by the site manager Nick Butcher, carry out some botanical identification and characterizing the semi-natural habitats on site.

You will need walking boots, plenty of water and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. You will be having lunch on site; bring a packed lunch or you can buy food at the restaurant. Return is via the Crèmyll Ferry at ~15.30. You will need money to pay for the return journey ~£1.50. It is a good 20-minute walk back to the University. Arrive back at the University approximately 16:30.

Monday 25 September 2017

Formal teaching starts.

Tuesday 6 October 2017

15.00 – 17..00 Wine reception – for Masters students across the school (Room 605, Rolle Building)

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