Essential Information for New International Students
Monday 17th – Friday 21st 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.
Monday 17 September 2018
10.00 - 12.00 Introduction to Computing & Games Development – Room 204, Babbage Building
This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff who are most involved with your degree programme, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Stage Tutor, who will introduce you to the School, the structure of your degree, brief details of the topics you may cover in your time at the University, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
14.30 – 14.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper)
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 – 16.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building
You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party.
Tuesday 18 September
09.00 - 12.00 - Retro Games Session – Room 210, Babbage Building
Group A – 09.00 – 10.00
Group B – 10.00 – 11.00
Group C – 11.00 – 12.00
12.00 – 13.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
Wednesday 19 September
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.
14.00 – 15.00 Meet the Stage 1 Tutor – Lecture Theatre 1 - Sherwell Church (Lower)
Dr Stavros Shiaeles
– 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 20 September 2018
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch - Atria B, Portland Square Building
A chance to meet other Stage 1 students and lecturers from other Computing programmes over a free buffet lunch.
13.00 – 16.00 Indie Games Session with Q + A – Room 210, Babbage Building
Group A – 13.00 – 14.00
Group B – 14.00 – 15.00
Group C – 15.00 – 16.00
Friday 21 September
10.00 – 17.00 Personal Tutorials
A first meeting with your personal tutor which will be scheduled sometime today. Details of who your personal tutor is will be given to you earlier in Induction week.