BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology Stage 2 Direct Entry Induction Information
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PLEASE NOTE: New Direct Entrants to Stage 2 or Final Year should contact the relevant Programme Leader as soon as possible, and before Monday 18 September 2017, to discuss requirements for the forthcoming academic year.

Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology – Dr David Bilton d.bilton@plymouth.ac.uk 01752 584608

Please also note – if you are on BSc Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, and already committed to being in South Africa when these events take place, we will cover much of this material either on the field course, or following our return to Plymouth afterwards.

Module choice for Stage 2 Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology - If you are going to stage 2 Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology you must complete and return the module choice form to us by 4 September 2017.

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.

Calling all ‘Top Up’ Progression students coming to Plymouth University from a Partner Institution – Dates for your Diary - Tuesday 19 September 2017 11.00-13.30 OR Thursday 21 September 2017 14.00-16.30, Rolle 605

We are running two sessions to introduce you to The University of Plymouth, its Careers and Employability service, Student Union and general campus information. These sessions are specifically aimed at students coming into their final year or 2nd to final year. You only need to attend one session.

When: Tuesday 19 September 11.00-13.30 OR Thursday 21 September 14.00-16.30
Where: Rolle 605

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Monday 18 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.

Between 10.00 - 16.00 today. Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On top of the SU

UPSU Market Day

With a big selection of mouth-watering dishes and the finest products from the South West, there will be so many flavours to try at the UPSU Market Day.

19.00 - 21.30 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.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

11.00 - 13.30 Calling all ‘Top Up’ Progression students coming to Plymouth University from a Partner Institution - Rolle 605  

Make it count

Come along and get to know the University of Plymouth Employability offer with this dedicated interactive career planning session:

 Discover more about yourself, what makes you tick and what might make you happy in your future career
 Get some top tips for your job search and unearth the hidden job opportunities
 Discover your professional identity and develop you.com, your personal brand.

There will be chocolate and drinks available – we are here to support and answer any questions you may have about studying on the Plymouth campus and we really look forward to seeing you.  If you are unable to attend today we are holding another session on Thursday 21 September from 14.00-16.30 in Rolle 605.

Between 12.00 - 16.00 today- Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - Rolle Marquee

UPSU Student Volunteering Fair

Discover what volunteering opportunities you can engage with in the local community, in order to explore the surrounding area, make new friends, try something new and boost your C.V.  With over 50 different community partners and organisations, there will be something for everyone.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

11.30 – 11.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Room 018, Rolle 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.

14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library – Room 018, Rolle Building
Information Specialist

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

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Sports Fair

UPSU brings you the biggest Sports Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 50 sports clubs to choose from, so if you are a Plymouth University student, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at upsu.com 

Thursday 21 September 2017

14.00 - 16.30 Calling all ‘Top Up’ Progression students coming to Plymouth University from a Partner Institution - Rolle 605   

Make it count

Come along and get to know the University of Plymouth Employability offer with this dedicated interactive career planning session:

 Discover more about yourself, what makes you tick and what might make you happy in your future career
 Get some top tips for your job search and unearth the hidden job opportunities
 Discover your professional identity and develop you.com, your personal brand.

There will be chocolate and drinks available – we are here to support and answer any questions you may have about studying on the Plymouth campus and we really look forward to seeing you.  If you were unable to attend the Tuesday session you are very welcome to attend this one.

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Societies and Activities Fair

It’s the biggest Societies and Activities Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 120 different societies and activities to choose from, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at upsu.com

Friday 22 September 2017

11.30 Introductory Field Trip - Meet at the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican area of Plymouth

 A boat will take us to Mount Edgcumbe Country Park just across Plymouth Sound on the Cornish side of the Tamar estuary. Here, you will have a brief introduction to the key features of Plymouth Sound and we will spend time examining some of the marine life on the seashore. Afterwards, you can explore the country park on some of the excellent walking trails or relax with fellow students and staff over lunch. You can choose to take your own snack lunch or buy reasonably priced food and drink at a café or pub. You make your own way back to Plymouth on the Cremyll ferry (cost £1.50) which leaves from the Edgcumbe Arms pub and docks close to the west end of Union Street in Plymouth (about 20-30 minutes’ walk to the University).

Please ensure that you have read the fieldwork section in the Safety Handbook and that you come with Wellington boots or other suitable footwear for working on the beach, plus warm, waterproof clothing.

Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

Between 10.00 - 16.00 - UPSU Freshers Fair

This bustling marketplace is full of stalls and services with amazing student offers and loads of freebies to enjoy from local and national companies. Come and grab a bargain and take advantage of loads of student offers.

Between 12.00 - 20.00 - Cider and Pasty Festival

The famous festival is back on campus.  Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.





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