BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering Final Stage Direct Entry Induction Information
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Medical information

As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete/update the online medical questionnaire.  You will find the questionnaire at: . 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 16 September 2019

09.00 – 10.50 Welcome Meeting –  Room 605, Rolle Building

Shanshan Cheng

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

10.50 – 11.45 A series of short presentations as below. – Room 605, Rolle Building

10.50 -11.05 Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services

Student Services will outline the support available to all students and where you need to go to access this support. The session will include information about:

  • Disability Services
  • Student Wellbeing Services (Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing)
  • Chaplaincy
  • Learning Development incl SUM UP
  • Care Leavers
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

11.05 – 11.15 Placements

Andrea Kemp

11.15 – 11.30 ‘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.

11.30 - 11.45 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.

11.45 – 12.45 Health and Safety Talk - Room 605, Rolle Building

Tony Tapp

Tuesday 17 September 2019

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

15.00 – 15.30 Campus tour – meet outside Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Shanshan Cheng

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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. Only students who have attended the Health and Safety talk will be issued with Personal Protective Equipment.

14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

Information Specialist

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

19.00 – 21.45 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, entertainment and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Thursday 19 September 2019

10.00 – 12.00 Direct Entrants Briefing for Students New to the University –  Room B6, Portland Square Building

 Dr Fethi Azizi

 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.

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If you have any queries please contact the Faculty Office on +44 1752 584584.

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