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
10.00 – 12.00 Induction Session 1 – Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Dr Jason Hughes and Dr David Graham
Introduction and welcome to the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. This session is an important one as it is your first formal contact with the staff who are most involved with your degree programme, and with your fellow students.
The session will be led by the Stage Tutor, who will give an overview of the week and the courses and it will include some activities to help you get to know each other and prepare for your course.
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.
Tuesday 19 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 – 17.00 Induction Session 2 – Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building
Dr Jason Hughes, and Stage 1 lecturers.
At this session you will meet your Personal Tutor. There will also be a tour of the staff offices in Kirkby Place and of the Learning Resources on Campus.
Later you will divide into tutor groups to meet with your tutor in a separate room. Your tutor will introduce you to, and will discuss with you, the Famous Mathematicians activity. This will take place in various rooms.
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
12.30 – 12.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square 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.
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
19.00 – 21.30 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 and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with an iPad to be won on the night.
Thursday 21 September 2017
11.00 – 12.00 Introduction to the Library and IT - Room 006, Babbage Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
12.00 – 15.30 Induction Session 3 - Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Dr Jason Hughes and Professor David McMullan
• Famous Mathematicians activity
• Meet some second and final stage students
• A free buffet lunch at 13.00 and an opportunity to socialise with staff and students. – Atria A, Portland Square Building
• Mathematical Reasoning, introduction lecture.
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
The stage tutor and personal tutors will be available in their offices in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics in Kirkby Place to help with any problems. If necessary, please make an email appointment.
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.