School of Health Professions Direct Entry students induction information 2019

Welcome

Welcome to the School of Health Professions where we pride ourselves in the quality and professionalism of our academic offer and where our courses are designed to meet the demands of contemporary health and social care practice.

As you begin your professional journey we will encourage you reach your full potential and achieve excellence in your chosen discipline.

We also want you to enjoy your time with us and hope that you will embrace some of the social and recreational opportunities that are such an important aspect of university life.

From the Induction timetable you will see that many activities have been arranged for you and it is important that you attend all of these.

These activities will help familiarise you with your chosen programme, introduce you to the Peninsula Allied Health Centre and the main city centre university campus and also signpost some of the support services available to you.

Sara Demain, Head of School - Health Professions.

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INDUCTION SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING STAGE 2 OR 3 OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES: DIETETICS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, OPTOMETRY, PARAMEDIC SCIENCE, PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PODIATRY.

Dependent on your timetable for taught modules you are advised to attend as many of the following sessions as you can.  If in doubt please contact your programme lead.

Programme Timetables

Your academic timetable will be available on the student portal once you have enrolled online.

* Occupational Health

It is a requirement of the programme that you attend all Occupational Health appointments, you will be sent individual appointments via email.

**University Card Collection - See below


Tuesday 17 September

10.30-11.00: Welcome by Head of School and Faculty Dean - PAHC Lecture Theatre 1


Wednesday 18 September 

Uniform Fittings are taking place today in Portland Square Building C4, C2 and C1.  Individual programme timeslots are as follows:

Occupational Therapy: 09.30-11.00

Physiotherapy: 11.00-12.00

Dietetics: 13.00-14.00


Thursday 19 September

13.00-15.30: Placement Fair - Sherwell Building Foyer

15.30-16.30: International Student Welcome - UKVI Compliance and Karen Beaulieu - Babbage Building 410




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*Occupational health

You will undertake a series of occupational health appointments over the next four months which will be sent to you via email. It is important that you attend your designated occupational health appointment as this is a condition of attendance in placement areas.

When attending your first appointment please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had. Please also be aware your first inoculation may also take place at this appointment and it is important that you have had something to eat prior to this appointment.

If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start by emailing: plh-tr.OccHealth-preplacementscreening@nhs.net.

You will need to quote your name, date of birth and course in any email to occupational health.


**Card collection

If you have sucessfully uploaded a photograph you may collect your card from Reception, room FF02 at the Peninsula Allied Health Centre.  We cannot issue your card if you do not bring your passport. Please note: your card is required to use the free bus scheme.

If you are currently a student on a different course and already have a University of Plymouth card without the bus logo, please email: pahc.reception@plymouth.ac.uk and we will arrange for a new card to be issued.

Essential Activities

Please ensure you do the following before starting your programme:

  • Enrol online by 16 September 2019 - this gives you access to your timetable and triggers your student loan
  • Upload a photograph by 16 September 2019 - this allows your registration card to be printed

Passport checking during 17 September 2019

Please bring your passport to the administration session together with any certificates or documentation requested by admissions.

This will enable us to issue your University card, which you will need to access the University of Plymouth Library, Students' Union and free bus service between the University of Plymouth and the Peninsula Allied Health Centre.

If your card is not available for any reason, you will not be able access the bus service free of charge.

Please note that there is no student parking on site.


Essential information for new international students

Monday 17 – Friday 21 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.

UPSU events

Friday 14 September: International Fair, the Students' Union

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee

View more information about UPSU events.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.