BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences Induction 2018

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: following the online instructions. 

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you when you attend the Faculty Office during your induction. 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 and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information:

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 the University of Plymouth.

UPSU events

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

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Monday 17 September 2018

0930 – 1000 Deans and Head of Schools Welcome Sherwell 1 Lower Lecture Theatre

Welcome to all students enrolled within the School of Biomedical Sciences by Professor Hisham Khalil, Interim Dean and Dr Craig Donaldson, Head of School

1000 – 1200 Introduction to your degree course with Dr Andrew Foey – Room 403, Babbage Building
(Between 10am and 11am stage 1 Psychology students will join this session)

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 Programme Lead, 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 Students' Union – Sherwell upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell 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.

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).

Tuesday 18 September 2018

0900 – 1000 – Introduction to the library with Chris Johns – Room 018, Rolle building

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

1000 - 1100 - 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.

1100 – 1300 Workshop on microscopes with David Price, Ansgar Poetsch and Andy Foey – 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.

1400 - 1500  Student ID card collection – Room C203 IT suite, Portland Square Building

1600 - 1700 Placements and Careers Service with Paul Gillard and Lindsay Marshall, Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins building

Thursday 20 September 2018

1030 – 1100 E Books with Chris Johns and Kortext – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins building

1300 – 1400 Professionalism with Simon Fox – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

1500 – 1530 The Plymouth Award with Karen Turvey and Kris Jeremy – Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

1530 – 1630 Safety with Phil Warburton and Paul Waines – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

1630 – 1730 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 21 September 2018

1100 – 1430 Introduction to the School of Biomedical 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.

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

This is your chance to show us what you know, during 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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