BSc (Hons)  Geology with Ocean Science Stage 4 Direct Entry Induction Information
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Please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Paul cole (, telephone +44 (0) 1752 585985), before Thursday 21 September 2017 to discuss your induction onto the programme. 

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

Any time today. Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU). They run all day so you can drop in whenever you’re free - SU Marquee

UPSU Market

Local food and drink from a wide range of Devon producers. Come and get a taste of the South West and enjoy some day time entertainment.

19.00 – 21.30 Monday 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. Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe 

Tuesday 19 September 2017 

09.00 – 10.00 Ocean Science Minor – Room 214, Babbage Building
Sarah Bass

A session to introduce your minor pathway in Ocean Science.
Any time today- Campus Marquees: Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU). They run all day so you can drop in whenever you’re free - Rolle Marquee

UPSU Volunteering Fair

Make a difference in the local community and have a great time. Drop in to the UPSU Volunteering Fair and learn more about the opportunities available from UPSU 

Wednesday 20 September 2017

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 Introduction to the Library and IT – Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building

Information Specialist

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

Any time today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU). They run all day so you can drop in whenever you’re free - Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building and Campus Marquees

UPSU Sports & Societies Fair

An opportunity to find out about all the UPSU societies and sports clubs, and to sign up at Joining any one of the 180+ societies or sports clubs UPSU have on offer is a great way to make the most of your University experience and have an incredible time!

Thursday 21 September 2017

Any time between 10.00 – 11.00- Module Enrolment and Stage Meeting - Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building 

Dr Paul Cole, Programme Coordinator and Dr Chris Smart, Stage 3 tutor

This meeting is a very important one and all students should attend. The session will be led by the Stage Tutor, who will relate important information about the final year of the programme. It will also be used to make important announcements about any changes to University processes and procedures in 2017/18.

Any time today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU). They run all day so you can drop in whenever you’re free - Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building and Campus Marquees

UPSU Freshers Fair

Local and national businesses, SU and University services come together to provide discounts, offers, local information and top tips. So come along and grab a bargain, freebie and learn more about what’s on offer in Plymouth and across the University. 

Friday 22 September 2017

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins 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. 

10.30 – 10.45 The Plymouth Award - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
Karen Turvey

The Plymouth Award is designed to recognise and celebrate student achievements outside the curriculum. Many University of Plymouth students already make significant contributions to the life of the University and the communities in which they live and work. The Plymouth Award is one way of recognising the value that we place on these contributions and the learning and personal growth that students gain from these activities.

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