BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) 2019-2020 induction: Plymouth taught site Year 1
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For adult health nursing students undertaking their study in Plymouth

Welcome message from Louise Winfield, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Welcome to your first year in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Plymouth. You are starting on a fascinating intellectual and professional journey and you will need to stay focused and work hard, but should also aim to enjoy your studies and make the most of your time as a member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University.

You will see from the timetable below that Induction week will give you the chance to find out more about the nursing course and to meet staff and fellow students. You will also become familiar with the University both its campus and the services available to support you. There are so many opportunities for you to engage with, which will add to your experience and help you grow both academically and personally.

On behalf of the staff and students, I welcome you to the University of Plymouth and look forward to meeting you.

There are a number of activities you need to complete before you start your studies with the University of Plymouth.  The activity and forms below are based on the University's open learning platform. You will be asked to create an account to enable you to complete the forms. The link can be found under "forms" above.

  • Complete online enrolment by Monday 16 September 2019
  • Complete photo upload by Monday 16 September 2019

  • Complete your name badge form by Wednesday 11 September 2019
  • Complete the up date of records form. As this form needs to be current it is only available from Monday 02 September 2019 and should be completed by Monday 16 September 2019

The documents below are available for information and download

  • Check list for all the activity you need to undertake
  • Key dates

Monday 16 September 2019

  • Information, enrolment and card collection

This activity will take place throughout the day and you will be guided by student ambassadors.  Please bring any of  documents listed below to this session.  Provided you have completed on line enrolment and photoupload you will be able to collect your University card. Your University card enables you to access the University library and Students' Union.

  • Your passport
  • Any documents you have been requested to provide by the admissions team
  • Any documents you have been requested to provide by the Faculty Compliance Team
  • If your fees are paid by a sponsor, you will need to provide written confirmation of the agreement. Please bring this information with you.

Timetable for Year 1 induction week

Monday 16 September 2019

  • 10:00–11:00 Rolle Marquee (adjacent to Rolle Building)
  • Session: Welcome to the University of Plymouth and an Introduction to BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult Health 
  • Speakers: Carol Coleman Field Lead for Adult Health Nursing, Esme Elloway, Year 1 Stage Lead

  • 11:00–12:00 Rolle Marquee
  • Session: Welcome to the Faculty and School
  • Speakers: Professor Bridie Kent
  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

Tea and coffee will be available over lunch time. Please bring your own lunch, or buy it from one of the food outlets available. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow students from all fields of nursing and midwifery.

  • 13:00–16:00 Rolle Marquee
  • Session:  Becoming a Student Nurse and Introduction to Personal Tutors/Academic Assessors
  • Speakers: Carol Coleman, Field Lead Adult Health, Matt Carey, Field Lead Child Health, Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing

Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • 0900 - 1700
  • Occupational health appointments will take place throughout the day.  Please see separate information on this website.

  • 1000–1200 (small group sessions please see rooms below)
  • Session:  An introduction to the Nursing programme (small group sessions)
  • Speaker:  Francis Thompson, Programme Lead, Nursing, Adult Health Lecturers
Rooms for small group sessions (1000 - 1200)
  • Babbage 002 
  • Babbage 204 
  • Babbage 213
  • Babbage 018/010:
  • Smeaton 201 
  • Smeaton 200
  • Fitzroy 205

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–14:00 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1
  • Session: Meet the Professors:  An Introduction to Research
  • Speaker: Professor Ray Jones
  • 14:00–15:00 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1
  • Session: Introduction to Technology and Information Learning Services (TIS)
  • Speaker: Samantha Brown, Senior Learning Technologist

  • 15:00–16:00  Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1
  • Session: Introduction to Digital Learning
  • Speaker: Carol Coleman Adult Health Field Lead,  Esme Elloway, Year 1 Stage Lead

  • 16:00–17:00 Babbage 402
  • Drop in Session: an opportunity to raise any queries
  • Speaker: Student Representatives

Wednesday 18 September 2019

  • 10:00–11:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre
  • Session: Introduction to PALs
  • Speaker: Nadine Abelson-Mitchell, Senior Lecturer, Adult Health

  • 11:00–12:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre
  • Session: The Student Experience
  • Speaker: Guest speaker

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–15:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre
  • Session: Being a Professional and Student Support
  • Speaker: Carol Coleman, Field Lead and Esme Elloway, Year 1 Stage Lead

  • 15:00–16:00 Small group sessions, please see rooms below
  • Session: PALs support session (small groups)
  • Speaker: Student PALs leads
Rooms for small group sessions
  • Rolle Building 006, 204, 210, 211, 213, 214, 305, 307
  • Babbage 018, 405, 416
  • Fitzroy 307, 508
  • Smeaton 203 
  • 16:00–17:00 Smeaton Building 100 (computer suite)
  • Session: Drop in Session: an opportunity to raise any queries/computing queries
  • Speaker: Student Representatives
Thursday 19 September 2019

  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Occupational health appointments will take place throughout the day. Please see separate information on this website.
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Uniform fittings will take place throughout the day.  Please see the separate schedule on this website.
    • 10:00–11:00 Rolle 018
    • Session: Sustainability: Plymouth University
    • Speaker: Jennie Aronsson, Adult Health Lecturer

    • 11:00–12.00 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1
    • Session: An introduction to Student Support Services
    • Speaker: Dawn Hastings/Joanne Bourton
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
    • 13:00 – 13:30 Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre
    • Session: Introduction to Placement Learning and Placement Fayre
    • Speaker: Adele Kane, Associate Head of School Placement Learning
    • 13:30 - 16:00 Sherwell Foyer, Portland Square Atria B
    • Session: Placement Fayre:  An opportunity to meet the placement providers and find out more about the placement areas where you will undertake your nursing practice
    • Speakers: Placement providers across the South West, to include the placement areas below:

    • Royal Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust
    • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
    • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
    • Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
    • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
    • Livewell Southwest
    • Private, Voluntary and Independent health providers across the South West
    • University Careers team

    • 16:00–17:00 Babbage 204
    • Session: An opportunity to raise any queries
    • Speaker: Student Representatives

    Friday 20 September 2019

    There are no sessions scheduled for Friday 20 September 2019.  Please take the opportunity to become familiar with:

    • Moodle site 
    • Select your basic life support and manual handling groups
    • POPPI website
    • Library pages
    • Timetable

    Monday 23 September 2019
    Your first taught module NRS410 Being an Accountable Professional starts. Please make sure you have downloaded your timetable and know where you have to go.

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    Occupational health

    You will undertake a series of occupational health appointments over the next four months. It is important that you attend your designated occupational health appointment as this is a condition of attendance in placement areas.

    Your first appointment will be scheduled on one of the two dates below:

    • Tuesday 17 September 2019
    • Thursday 19 September 2019
    • Venue:  Babbage 403, 413, 415, 417
    Your individual appointment date and time will be available during your first day at University. One of the rooms will be designated as a reception. Please report to the reception room in the first instance.

    When attending your first appointment please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had.  Please also be aware your first inoculation may also take place at this appointment and it is important that you have had something to eat prior to this appointment.

    If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start via the email below. You will need to quote your name, date of birth and course in any email to Occupational Health.

    Future occupational health appointment dates and times will be forwarded to you via your University email account. The schedule of appointments will be posted on the programme moodle site for your information.

    Uniform fittings

    Adult Health nursing students based in Plymouth only:

    Students from other programmes have been scheduled in the other time slots.  Please therefore only attend at the times scheduled to avoid long queues and disruption to users of the surrounding classrooms.

    • Thursday 19 September 2019
    • 12:00–13:00 and
    • 14:30–16:00
    • Portland Square, C1, C2, C4

    Fittings for your uniform have been scheduled as shown above when you will have the opportunity to try on the tunic and trousers. Changing rooms will be available.

    Please ensure you attend the fitting at the specified time as the order for uniforms is based on your attendance and sizing.

    Adult Health nursing students will be provided with the following uniform:

    • Three tunics
    • Three pairs of trousers
    • 2 pairs of epaulettes
    • Name badge

     Your uniforms are scheduled to be delivered in November 2019

    International Students

    An additional session has been booked for you as shown below.

    Thursday 19 September 2019
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Babbage 410
    • Session: Introduction to the UKVI team and completion of UKVI requirements
    • Speaker: UKVI Officer
    • Session: Programme specific information and support available
    • Speaker: Janet Kesley, School of Nursing and Midwifery

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