BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Stage 1 Induction Information
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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: . 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 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

10.00 – 11.00 Diving Talk – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Keiron Fraser

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
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 - meet outside Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Shanshan Cheng

Wednesday 18 September 2019

 10.00 – 16.00 Model Making

Ed Ellis, Shanshan Cheng

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

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 Model Testing – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Ed Ellis, Shanshan Cheng, 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.



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