BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year Stage 0 Induction Information
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Medical information Please read and action urgently

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

11.00 – 12.00 Introduction – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
Dr Roy Lowry

An introduction to the University and the Foundation Science course

12.00 – 14.00 – Meet your Tutor – Room 203, Fitzroy Building

16.00 – 17.00 Module Choice Advice – Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Dr Roy Lowry PLUS Year Zero leads

Online module choice will open this morning If you would like to discuss your options before making your choice, please come along to see Dr Lowry.

Please ensure that you complete your option choice today. You will be able to access the modules sites on the student portal after 24 hours.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

12.00 – 12.15 – Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Building (lower lecture theatre)

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)

12.15 – 12.30 Careers and Employability – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Building (lower lecture theatre)

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!)

12.30 – 13.00 Introduction to the library and IT – – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Building (lower lecture theatre)

Information Specialist

A 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 Wednesday 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 September 2019

14.00 – 15.00 Meet your fellow students and your Programme Manager – Room 203, Fitzroy Building
Dr Lucy Turner

Friday 20 September 2019

11.30  - returning approximately 15.30 - Introductory Field Trip - Meet at the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican area of Plymouth

We will leave at 11.30 prompt – don’t be late! 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 £2) 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. You must have completed your medical questionnaire to participate in this field trip.



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