BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) Stage 2 Direct Entry Student Induction 2017

Please refer back to this page during your Induction weeks 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 document, etc where these are specified

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

As a new student you are required to upload a photograph of yourself using the e@pplicant page.

The photo is required for your University card which will be issued to new students during welcome week. Failure to provide a photo will delay the production of your University card and you will not be able to use the free intersite travel. 

Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at Plymouth University and will be invalid once your programme is complete.  Please go to: to check out your enrolment process.

Essential Information for International Students

Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 Portland Square Devonport LT

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.

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

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Tuesday 19th September 2017 

1200 – 1230 Introduction to Student Union TBC – Sherwell 1 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.

1230 – 1300 Welcome with Craig Donaldson, Gail Rees, Kris Jeremy and Andy Foey– Room 404, Babbage Building

1400 – 1430 DS Update with Karen Hosking – Seminar room 2, Robbins Building

Update and informal discussion on DS

1430 – 1500 Campus tour with Gail Rees. Meet outside Seminar room 2, Robbins Building

1530 – 1700 Introduction to the Library with Sam Brown – Room 213, Babbage Building

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

Thursday 21st September 2017 

1100 – 1130 Student ID Card Collection – Room C206 Faculty Office, Portland Square 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 and Student Portal 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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