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Essential Information for International Students

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Delivered by the International Student Advice team, this session is aimed at new international students who did not attend the International Student Orientation programme. The team will advise you of the support services they provide and answer any questions you may have related to your tier 4 visa responsibilities.

Monday 18 September 2017

Between 10.00 - 16.00 today. Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On top of the SU

UPSU Market Day

With a big selection of mouth-watering dishes and the finest products from the South West, there will be so many flavours to try at the UPSU Market Day.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

09.30 – 10.30 Induction Session 1 - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
Dr Matthew Craven

This meeting is very important. It is your first formal contact with the staff who are involved with your programme, and your fellow students. The session will be led by the Dr Matthew Craven, who will introduce you to the structure of your course, give brief details of the topics you will cover, and what is expected from you when you study at university. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. 

10.30 – 11.30 Introduction to the Library and IT - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building.
Information Specialist

A presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
 
12.00 – 13.00 Buffet Lunch (free!) - Sherwell Church Foyer and Mezzanine 


Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 University Card Collection - Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building 

You can collect your University card from Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building during the times given above. 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.

15.00 – 16.30 Induction Session 2 – Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Dr Matthew Craven

During this session you will receive your timetable for the first term. Also included will be an introduction to portal, the library and the key study skills you will need.

16.30 – 17.00 Personal Tutor Session - You will meet the Senior Personal Tutor to receive details about the personal tutorial process at Plymouth. There may also be the opportunity to meet up with your assigned personal tutor. You will be given room numbers during the 15.00 – 16.30 induction session with Dr Matthew Craven.

Between 12.00 - 16.00 today- Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - Rolle Marquee

UPSU Student Volunteering Fair

Discover what volunteering opportunities you can engage with in the local community, in order to explore the surrounding area, make new friends, try something new and boost your C.V.  With over 50 different community partners and organisations, there will be something for everyone.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

10.00 – 13.00 Crash Course in Maths - Lecture Theatre 1 - Sherwell Church (Lower)
Dr Colin Christopher
 
14.45 – 15.00 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 1 - Sherwell Church (Lower)

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.
 
15.00 – 15.20 - The Plymouth Award - Lecture Theatre 1 - Sherwell Church (Lower)
Karen Turvey

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Sports Fair

UPSU brings you the biggest Sports Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 50 sports clubs to choose from, so if you are a Plymouth University student, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at upsu.com 

19.00 – 21.30 Wednesday 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 21 September 2017

Engineering students only - Room 212 and 312 Smeaton Building 

10.00 – 12.30 Engineering Activity - Surnames A - K only
Dr Stuart Rowlands
13.00 – 15.30 Engineering Activity - Surnames L - Z only
Dr Stuart Rowlands
15.30 – 16.00 Competition
Dr Stuart Rowlands

Maths students only

Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week. 

Computing students only

Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week. 

15.00 – 16.00 Computing Activity (Dr Shirley Atkinson) – Room 105 – 107, Babbage Building

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Societies and Activities Fair

It’s the biggest Societies and Activities Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 120 different societies and activities to choose from, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at upsu.com

Friday 22 September 2017

Engineering students only

Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week.

Maths students only 

10.00 - 12.00 Maths Activity (Dr Jenny Sharp) - Room 203 Smeaton Building 


Any time today - Town Centre trail

Go and try this trail – on your own or preferably with some others. A bit of fun to see Plymouth. You will be given this earlier in the week.


Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

Between 10.00 - 16.00 - UPSU Freshers Fair

This bustling marketplace is full of stalls and services with amazing student offers and loads of freebies to enjoy from local and national companies. Come and grab a bargain and take advantage of loads of student offers.

Between 12.00 - 20.00 - Cider and Pasty Festival

The famous festival is back on campus.  Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.



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