BSc (Hons) Geography Stage 1 Induction Information
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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

10.15 – 11.00 Introductory Talk and Welcome – Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Dr Matthew Rech, Stage 1 Tutor for Geography

Welcome and introductory talk from the Geography Stage 1 tutor.

11.00 – 11.15 Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

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)

11.15 – 11.30 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

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.

11.30 – 12.00 Careers and Employability - Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

The most often quoted reason for coming to university is to enhance your future prospects and to create fulfilling career paths. Find out about how the Careers and Employability service can support you with this by; opening your eyes to a wealth of graduate options, helping you to develop skills and gain experience and providing you with all the practical help you need, from stage 0 right the way through to postgraduate study (and for up to 3 years after you finish your programme!)


12.00 – 12.20 Introduction to the Geography Society and student life - Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Student REPs from Geography Society

A 20 minute interactive session for run by representatives of the University of Plymouth Geography Society

Tuesday 17 September 2019

One hour tutorial between 10.00 – 16.00 Tutorial Session

Dr Matthew Rech

Students will need to attend a one hour tutorial session today. Dr Matthew Rech will provide further details during the introductory talk on Monday.

This tutorial will introduce you to your tutor and will discuss logistical issues such as the online timetabling system and your allocation to practical groups, and will provide you with details of the times of your first week lectures so that you know exactly where you need to be when your classes start next week.

15.30 – 16.30 Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Building (lower lecture theatre)

Abigail Heath, Information Specialist

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

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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.

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 and Friday 20 September 2019

For Thursday and Friday, you will be allocated groups and given times of sessions to take part in two activities. These are:

Studying Geography at Plymouth: Dr Matthew Rech, Stage 1 Tutor. A one and a half hour, relaxed and interactive session to get you thinking about studying Geography at University level. This will focus on fundamental issues such as your expectations, aspirations and concerns about studying at University level. These sessions will be held in Room 701 of Davy Building.

Introduction to the University of Plymouth IT facilities: A one-hour class to introduce the University and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ IT facilities. These sessions will be held in Room 310, Fitzroy Building. Everybody should attend, including those already familiar with email, as we also run through general computing issues such as the local and networked storage space, printing and other IT facilities.

The table below shows which groups of students should attend each session. As mentioned before, you will be advised of your group membership at the introductory session on Monday and this will also be listed on the School noticeboard outside Room 504, Portland Square.

Student Group     Introduction to IT Facilities, Room 310, Fitzroy Building      
Group A               Thursday 10.30
Group B               Thursday 13.00                            
Group C               Friday 09.00                                  
Group D               Friday 10.30                                  
Group E               Friday 12.30                                  
Group F               Friday 14.00    

Student Group     Studying Geography, Room 701, Davy Building

Group A               Friday 10.30
Group B               Friday 09.00
Group C              Thursday 14.30
Group D              Thursday 13.00
Group E              Thursday 10.30
Group F              Thursday 09.00      



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