MSci (Hons) Computer Science Stage 2 Direct Entry Induction Information
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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

09.00 – 11.00 Induction Session 1 - Room 411, Babbage Building

Thomas Wennekers

New students entering Stage 2 will join Stage 1 students for this session. 

This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff who are most involved with your degree programme, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Stage Tutor, who will introduce you to the School, the structure of your degree, brief details of the topics you may cover in your time at the University, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

14.30 – 14.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper)

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.

15.00 – 16.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building

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

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 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 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.

Wednesday 19 September 2018

12.00 - 14.00 Stage Meeting – Room 005, Babbage Building         

Mario Gianni

This meeting is a very important one. The session will be led by the Stage 2 Tutor, who will give details of the topics you may cover in the second year of the programme. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

14.00 - 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Information Specialist

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

19.00 – 21.30 Wednesday 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.

Thursday 20 September 2018

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch - Atria B, Portland Square Building

A chance to meet other Stage 1 students and lecturers from other Computing programmes over a free buffet lunch.

16.00 - 17.00 Module Enrolment – Room 202, Smeaton Building
Thomas Wennekers

Friday 21 September 2018

You will also meet with your personal tutor during the week.


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