BA (Hons) Social Work Induction Information 2019 - stage 1


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 course, introduce you to 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 timetable - Cookworthy Building, 235, 236, 237 and 112 

Tuesday 17 September

09:30–12:00: Welcome and introduction to the course - Smeaton Building 212
12.00–13:00: Administration and Card Collection - Smeaton Building 212                      
                      Please bring your passport.
13.00 -13.30: Introduction to library services - Babbage Building 005 
13:30–14:30: Lunch Break

14:30–16:00: Study Groups

Wednesday 18 September 
11:00–13:00: Introduction to the Service User and Carer Consultative Group and Support Services followed by Q&A - Davy Building 220

13.00-13.30:  Welcome from the Heads of School - Babbage Building 410

14.00: Lunch Break

14.00-16.00: Learning to Learn, PALS and Q&A - Rolle Building 001

Thursday 19 September 
13.00 - 15.30: Placement Fair - Sherwell Foyer

15.30 - 16.30: International Student Welcome - Babbage 410

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Essential information

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.

Suggested reading

  • 'The Spirit Level' is really cheap and accessible and would be a great pre-course starter text.
  • Pickett & Wilkinson (2010) The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone (Allen Lane).
  • Ferguson & Woodward (2009) Radical Social Work in Practice (Policy Press).
  • Turbett (2014) Doing Radical Social Work (Palgrave).

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.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences: induction information