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.
Medical information – Please read and action urgently
As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete 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). 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
9.00–10.50 Welcome Meeting – Room 605, Rolle Building
Welcome from the Head of School, Professor Deborah Greaves
Introduction to staff and some general information.
10.50–11.30 A series of short presentations as below. – Room 605, Rolle Building
‘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.
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.
11.30–12.30 Health and Safety Talk - Room 605, Rolle Building
13.00–14.00 University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) Registration - PUIC, 15 Portland Villas
An introduction to the University of Plymouth International College.
16.00–17.00 - 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
10.00–11.00 Diving Talk – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
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 – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square 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
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
15.00–15.30 Campus tour
Wednesday 19 September 2018
10.00–16.00 Model Making
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
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. Only students who have attended the Health and Safety talk will be issued with Personal Protective Equipment.
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.
Thursday 20 September 2018
10.00–12.00 Model Testing – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Ed Ellis, Trevor Bevan
Any time between 9.00–16.00 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
You will be given instruction regarding the time that you should attend earlier in the week.
Friday 21 September 2018
14.00–15.00 Health and Safety Talk – Room W011, Brunel Building
For students who were unable to attend the Monday session.
15.00–16.00 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Issue - Room W014, Brunel Building
All new students will be issued with a free pack of essential PPE, required for attendance at laboratory sessions (etc).