Plymouth University International College - BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering Stage 1 Integrated - Induction Information
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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

09.00 – 11.00 Welcome Meeting – Room 220, Davy Building

Jon Miles

Welcome from the Head of School, Professor Deborah Greaves
Introduction to staff and some general information. 

11.00 – 12.00 A series of short presentations as below. – Room 220, Davy Building


Simon Taylor

Introduction to the Students’ Union

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.

‘Civ Soc’ (the student Civil Engineering Society)
‘Civ Soc’ President or representative

Civ Soc is run by and for the students. They organise talks and trips about Civil Engineering, as well as social activities.

12.00 – 13.00 Health and Safety Talk – Room 220, Davy Building

Steve Edmonds and Tony Tapp

13.00 – 14.00 Plymouth University International College Registration – MANDATORY SESSION  - PUIC, Room 15 Portland Villas 

Kristin Hodges

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.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

10.00 – 11.00 Diving Talk – Room 220, Davy Building

Charles Sandercock

It is ESSENTIAL that you attend this introduction session if you wish to be considered for diver training.

11.00 – 13.00 What is expected at University – Room 220, Davy Building

Programme Manager – Ed Ellis

13.00 Lunch with Personal Tutors – Robbins Foyer, Robbins Building ,Robbins SR1, SR2 and SR3

14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Information Specialist

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

15.00 – 15.30 Campus tour

Jon Miles

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

10.00 – 16.00 Model Making

Ed Ellis

Group 1 – Room 200, Smeaton Building
Group 2 – Room 201, Smeaton Building
Group 3 – Room 202, Smeaton Building
Group 4 - Room 212, Smeaton Building

You will be given instructions regarding groups and which location to go to on Tuesday.

10.00 – 16.00 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Issue - Room W014, Brunel Building 

Tony Tapp

All new students will be issued with a free pack of essential PPE, required for attendance at laboratory sessions (etc). You should attend at a specific time as advised earlier in the week.

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.

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 Model Testing – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Ed Ellis, Trevor Bevan

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

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.

14.00 – 16.00 - Institution of Civil Engineers registration - Room 105, Smeaton Building 

Ed Ellis

You will be given instruction regarding the time that you should attend earlier in the week.

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

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

Between 10.00 - 16.00 - UPSU Freshers Fair

This bustling marketplace is full of stalls and services with amazing student offers and loads of freebies to enjoy from local and national companies. Come and grab a bargain and take advantage of loads of student offers.

Between 12.00 - 20.00 - Cider and Pasty Festival

The famous festival is back on campus.  Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.

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