BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Induction 2017

Please refer back to this page during your Induction week in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

•   read before you arrive
•   follow any links and check instructions
•   bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page: https://eservices.plymouth.ac.uk/app/   following the online instructions. 

This photo will appear on your University Card, which is issued to you when you attend the card collection session on Wednesday 20th September.  Without this photo, your University Card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you.   You will need ID when you pick up your University Card. The preferred ID is your passport. 

NB: this is not required if you already have a University Card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University Card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at Plymouth University.

Please check link: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/new-students/induction/online-enrolment-guidance-notes

Essential Information for International Students

Tuesday 19th – 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.

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Tuesday 19th September 2017 

0900 – 0915 Deans Welcome Sherwell 1 Lower Lecture Theatre

Welcome to the Faculty of Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry by Professor Robert Sneyd, Dean

0915 – 0930 Head of Schools Welcome Sherwell 1 Lower Lecture Theatre

Welcome to all students enrolled within the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences by Dr Craig Donaldson

0930 – 1000 Student Support and Faculty Office Administration Sherwell 1 Lower Lecture Theatre

Overview of support services available for all students of Plymouth University and an introduction to the Portland Square Faculty Office by Emma Spiers, Natalie Shute and Pam Frost

How we communicate with you; contact details; opening hours; reporting absences; extenuating circumstances; travel information and University Health and Safety.

1000 – 1200 Introduction to your Degree Course with Kris Jeremy – Main Hall, Davy Building

This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff most involved with your degree course, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Subject Tutor, who will introduce you to the school, the structure of degrees at Plymouth, brief details of what topics you might cover during your time here, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. During this meeting you will be allocated to a personal Tutor.

1200 – 1230 Introduction to Student Union – Sherwell 1 Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Building

A representative of the Student’s 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.

1400 – 1730 Laboratory Skills workshop with Sarah Jamieson, Andrew Atfield, Sarah Peak – Rooms 509 and Labplus Davy Building

Surname A – K 1400 – 1530
Surname L - Z 1600 – 1730

This session provides you with an opportunity to test your command of basic laboratory skills (e.g. observation, handling measurement and analysis skills). Join up with 5 other students and try to win a prize (presented to the best groups).

Wednesday 20th September 2017 

0900 – 1000 – Introduction to the Library with Sam Brown – Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Building

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

1130 – 1230 Student ID Card Collection – Room C203 IT Suite, Portland Square Building

Please collect your Student ID card from the School Faculty Office team who will be in the IT suite. Please ensure you have uploaded your photo online as this will delay in the collection of your card.

1300 – 1500 Workshop on Microscopes with Phil Warburton and Val Mann – Room 209, Davy Building

*Groups will be allocated during your introductory session on Tuesday morning

By the end of this 2-hour laboratory session you should be able to use microscopes effectively. This is essential background for some of the practical work you will carry out later in the year.

1500 – 1700 Workshop on Microscopes with Andy Evenden, Wondy Abate Woldie and Carole Stoddard – Room 209, Davy Building

*Groups will be allocated during your introductory session on Tuesday morning

By the end of this 2-hour laboratory session you should be able to use microscopes effectively. This is essential background for some of the practical work you will carry out later in the year. 

Thursday 21st September 2017 

1030 – 1100 E-books with Sam brown and Kortext - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

1200 – 1300 Safety with Phil Warburton and Paul Waines – Sherwell 1 Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Building

1300 – 1400 Professionalism with Pollyanna Magne – Robbins Lecture theatre, Robbins Building

1500 – 1530 the Plymouth Award with Karen Turvey and Kris Jeremy – Robbins Lecture theatre, Robbins Building

1600 – 1700 – Introduction to IT Services with Simon Fox – Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Building

1845 Meet outside Students Union to be escorted to Plymouth Hoe

1915 – 2145 Faculty Welcome Party – Graduation Marquees, Plymouth Hoe

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to the Faculty, as well as some current students and your academic and professional services staff.

The evening includes a welcome drink and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees.

Friday 22nd September 2017 

1100 – 1430 Introduction to the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences – Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Find out about the teaching and research activities going on in our School. A chance to meet the staff who will be teaching you and chat to some current students over refreshments.

1100 – 1200 Admissions with Debbie Couch – Seminar Room 3, Robbins Building

Information about transferring to the Medicine and Dental programmes

1430 – 1530 Quiz with Simon Fox and Andy Foey - Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

This is your chance to show us what you know, during a 50 question multiple choice quiz. Needless to say, there will be a prize for the winner. The quiz also provides an opportunity to get to grips with the “Optical Mark Reader”, a device which is often used for assessment in Stage 1 and which needs special care on your part. Bring your registration number to this session.



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