BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) Induction - Exeter taught site 2017-2018

EXETER PREVIEW DAY

WESC Foundation, Topsham Road. Countess Wear, Exeter, EX2 6HA

All students due to study in Exeter are invited to attend a preview day on Tuesday 12 September, 2017.  This will give you an opportunity to tour the campus, meet the academic and professional services staff and to raise any queries you have.   Please book your time using the form provided.  Sessions are available as shown below.

  • 1400 - 1500
  • 1500 - 1600
  • 1700 - 1800
  • 1800 - 1900

Parking is not available on the WESC campus.
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    Exeter, WESC campus, various locations and Plymouth, Drake Circus, various locations

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For Adult Nursing students undertaking their study in Exeter

WELCOME

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 programme 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.

Message from Louise Winfield, Interim Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 - PREVIEW DAY - EXETER CAMPUS

A preview day has been arranged on Tuesday 12 September 2017 for students who are to be taught on the Exeter campus.  For further information please see the separate information on this website and book your place.

BEFORE YOU START ON 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES THAT NEED YOUR ATTENTION 

The forms/activities below need to be completed and are all available on this website.  

  • Register to attend the Preview day on Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Complete on line enrolment which will be available from 18 August 2017
  • Complete photoupload
  • Return the bus request form by Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Complete and return the name badge form
  • Download the Self Declaration form and bring this with you on Monday 18 September 2017

The documents below are available for information and download

  • Check list for all the activity you need to undertake
  • Pre-course Reading List
  • Key Dates

Documents to bring with you on 18 September 2017

  • Completed self declaration
  • Passport (to enable you to collect your University card)
  • Any documents requested by the Admissions Team

TIMETABLE FOR YEAR 1 INDUCTION WEEK

To enable Exeter based students to meet their Plymouth colleagues and become familiar with the facilities available at Drake Circus two sessions in induction week will be based at the University of Plymouth Drake Circus campus.  The session on Thursday 21 September includes the University's welcome party for student on Plymouth Hoe.  Transport to and from Plymouth will be available on these days on the times shown below.  If you wish to use this facility please complete the transport form and return it by Tuesday 12 September 2017.

 Monday 18 September 2017 - Bus times for Exeter based students only

  • 0830 Leave Exeter WESC campus (Topsham Road) to Plymouth Drake Circus, North Hill
  • 1615 Leave Plymouth Drake Circus (North Hill) to Exeter WESC campus
Thursday 21 September 2017 - Bus times for Exeter based students only

  • 0930 Leave Exeter WESC campus (Topsham Road) to Plymouth campus, North Hill
  • 2200 Leave Plymouth Hoe (Citadel Road) to Exeter WESC campus
For students travelling separately the railway station in Plymouth is a few minutes walk away from the campus.  Students who wish to drive are advised there is no parking on the Drake Circus campus.  

Monday 18 September 2017

Sessions today aim to provide information about becoming a nurse and an opportunity to meet staff and your fellow students

  • 1000 - 1200 Rolle Marquee (adjacent to Rolle Building), Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session:  Welcome to Plymouth University and an Introduction to the BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult programme   Meet your academic staff and personal tutors

Speakers: Valda Harding and Carol Coleman Field Leads for Adult Nursing and Sarah Tobin Stage Lead for Year 1, Academic staff and personal tutors

  • 1000 - 1200 Rolle Marquee (running alongside the session above), Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session:  Information and card collection (this session will run alongside the session above)

Speaker: School of Nursing and Midwifery Professional Services team

Provision of the requested documents (below) will enable you to complete your enrolment and collect your University card.  Your University card enables you to access the University library and Student Union.

  • a copy of your completed self declaration form
  • your passport
  • any documents you have been requested to provide by the admissions team

If your fees are paid by a sponsor, you will need to provide us with written confirmation of the agreement. Please bring this information with you.

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 and 1300

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.

  • 1300 - 1400 Rolle Marquee, Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session: Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and School of Nursing and Midwifery

Speakers: Professor Bridie Kent, Dean and Louise Winfield, Head of School

  • 1400 - 1500 Rolle Marquee, Drake Circus, Plymouth
Session:  Information about your programme: Schwartz Rounds/Advice from a Student

Speakers: Valda Harding and Carol Coleman, Field Leads and Sarah Tobin Year 1 Stage lead, Zoe Young and Julie Woolman

Tuesday 19 September 2017

  • 1000 - 1200 Pyne Lecture Theatre, Tollards 4, Tollards 5, WESC, Exeter

Session: Introduction to programme documents

Speaker: Valda Harding, Field Lead Adult, Sarah Tobin Stage 1 Lead, Amanda Young, Lecturer in Adult Nursing

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 and 1300

  • 1300 - 1500 Pyne Lecture Theatre, WESC, Exeter

Session: Being a Professional: Student support

Speakers: Valda Harding Field Lead Adult, Sarah Tobin Stage 1 Lead

  • 1500 - 1600 Pyne Lecture Theatre, WESC Exeter

Session: Introduction to Peer Assist Learning (PALS)

Speakers: Valda Harding, Field Lead, Adult and Amanda Young, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Student Ambassadors

Wednesday 20 September 2017

  • 1000 - 1100 Pyne Lecture Theatre, WESC, Exeter

Session: Introduction to NURS403 Ways of Knowing

Speaker: Anna Chick, Module Lead and Child Health Lecturer

  • 1100 - 1200 Pyne Lecture Theatre, WESC Exeter

Session:  Meet the Professors: An introduction to Research

Speaker: Professor Jos Latour

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 and 1300

  • 1300 - 1400 Pyne Lecture Theatre, WESC, Exeter

Session: Sustainability and University of Plymouth

Speaker: Sarah Howes, Mental Health Lecturer

  • 1400 - 1500 Pyne Lecture Theatre, WESC, Exeter

Session:  Introduction to Personal Tutors

Speaker: Valda Harding, Field Lead and personal tutors

  • 1500 - 1600 Tollards 4, WESC, Exeter

Session:  Drop in session - an opportunity to raise any additional queries you have

Speaker: Staff/Student ambassadors

Thursday 21 September 2017
Occupational health appointments and uniform fittings for Exeter and Plymouth based students will take place throughout the day.  Please see the separate article for further information relating to venues and times. 

  • 1000 - 1100 Cookworthy 404, 405, Rolle 117, 206, Nancy Astor 002, 006, Portland Square B7
Session:  PALS support session

Speaker: Student representatives

  • 1100 - 1130 Portland Square, Devonport Lecture Theatre, Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session:  Dawn Hastings

Speaker:  Student Counsellor

  • 1130 - 1200 Portland Square, Devonport Lecture Theatre, Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session:  Disability Services

Speaker: Nicola Ayer, Disability Advisor

There will be a break for lunch from 1200 - 1300

  • 1300 - 1330 Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre, Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session:  An introduction Technology and Information Services

Speaker: Julie Moody, Senior Information Specialist

  • 1330 - 1530  Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre, Drake Circus, Plymouth

Session: An introduction to Placement Learning

Speaker: Adele Kane, Associate Head of School, Placement Learning

1400 - 1600 Sherwell Foyer and Mezzanine

Session:  Placement Fayre drop in: An opportunity to meet placement providers and find out more about their placement area

Speakers: Placement providers from across the South West

  • 1915 - 2145 Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe
Session:  Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Welcome Party

Friday 22 September 2017

There are no sessions scheduled for Friday 22 September 2017.  Please take the opportunity to become familiar with:

  • Moodle site 3303X,
  • POPPI website
  • Library pages.
  • Timetable

Your first module NRS403 Ways of Knowing starts on Monday 25 September 2017.  Please make sure you have downloaded your timetable and know where you have to go.  Information relating to timetabling can be found on the University website

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Today's events

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:

  • Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • Venue:  Exeter, WESC, Tollards 4/5
Your individual appointment date and time will be available during your first day at University. 

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. Please use their e-mail address rde-tr.occhealthfaculty@nhs.net to provide this information.  You will need to quote your name, date of birth and programme in any e-mail to Occupational Health.

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

Uniform fittings

  • Thursday 21 September 2017
  • 1200 - 1630
  • Plymouth, Drake Circus, Portland Square, C1, C2, C4

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

Please ensure you attend the fitting during the afternoon as the order for uniforms is based on your attendance and sizing.

Adult 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 2017.  

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences: induction information

Welcome Party


The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences invites you to attend a very special
Welcome Party in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe:

Thursday 21 September 2017
7.15pm – 9.45pm*

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to
the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, as well as some current students and your
academic staff.

Additionally, the evening includes a complimentary welcome drink, nibbles,
entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with a £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won on the night.

*Arrive at the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe for 7:15pm,
or meet on top of the Student Union at 6:45pm to be accompanied to the venue.

Please note that this event is invitation only, no additional guests will be allowed
entry to the venue.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of Plymouth University's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.