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.
As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete/update 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). You may have previously completed the questionnaire but must still open and save this even if there are no changes. Opening and saving the questionnaire will be date stamped and we will know that your information is up-to-date. This will be checked by a member of the administrative team and if information is not updated you will be refused entry to laboratories and refused attendance on any fieldwork. 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.
Monday 17 September 2018
13.00 – 14.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building
You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party
14.00 - 15.00 Welcome: Introductions, Coffee and Cake and Campus Tours – Room 410, Babbage Building
Simon Ingram and all available staff members
15.00 - 16.00 Treasure Hunt – ending at the Marine Station
Dr Simon Ingram and all available staff members
Teamwork and prizes. If you have one BRING YOUR SMARTPHONE? Induction Week Twitter Account: @DrSimonIngram
16.00 – 17.00 Tour of Marine Station - Room 103, 103a and 104, Marine Station
19.00 - 21.30 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
10.00 - 11.00 Overview of your Degree – Room 411,
Dr Simon Ingram, Dr Sarah Bass and Dr Phil Hosegood
11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to the Library and IT - Room
411, Babbage Building
Kate Russell, Information Specialist
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
14.00 - 17.00 General Information and Diving Talk –
Room 410, Babbage Building
Dr Simon Ingram and Dr Keiron Fraser
• General guidance about various operational
matters such as timetables, student support, health and safety, assessment
• Information and sign-up for adventure activities on Friday.
• Information for Scientific Diving.
Wednesday 19 September
11.30 – 11.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Room 018, Rolle 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
12.00 - 13.00 Information about Tutor Groups – Room
007, Babbage Building
Dr Phil Hosegood and Dr Gillian Glegg
13.00 - 14.00 Module Advice Session - Room 007,
Dr Simon Ingram
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.
Friday 21 September
09.00 – 17.00 Off campus activity. Details to be given at induction