BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) induction: Plymouth taught site 2018–2019
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For adult nursing students undertaking their study in Plymouth


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.

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

There are a number of activities you need to complete before you start your studies with the University of Plymouth

  • Complete online enrolment by Monday 17 September 2018
  • Complete photo upload by Monday 17 September 2018

The 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.

  • Complete your name badge form by Wednesday 12 September 2018
  • Complete the self declaration. As this form needs to be current it is only available from Monday 10 September 2018 and should be completed by Monday 17 September 2018

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 Monday 17 September 2018

  • Passport (to enable you to collect your University card)
  • Any documents requested by the admissions team.

Timetable for Year 1 induction week

Monday 17 September 2018

  • 10:00–12:00 Rolle Marquee (adjacent to Rolle Building)

Welcome to the University of Plymouth and an Introduction to the BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult course  


Carol Coleman Field Lead for Adult Nursing and Tracey Viney, Stage Lead for Year 1, 

Academic staff, professional services team

  • 10:30–12:00 Rolle Marquee (running alongside the session above)

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 documents requested below will enable you to complete your enrolment and 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13:00–14:00 Rolle Marquee

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 of Nursing and Midwifery

  • 14:00–15:00 Rolle Marquee
Session: information about your course: personal tutor support


Carol Coleman, Field Lead and Tracey Viney, Year 1 Stage lead

Nadine Abelson-Mitchell, Senior Personal Tutor and personal tutors

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Occupational health appointments will take place throughout the day.  Please see separate information relating to these appointments.

  • 1000–1200 (please see rooms below)
Session:  An introduction to the course (small group sessions)


Babbage 002: Tom Walvin, Lecturer, adult nursing
Babbage 204: Jo Amy Brancher, Lecturer, adult nursing
Babbage 213: Julie McCoy, Lecturer, adult nursing
Babbage 018/010: Claire Peers, Lecturer, adult nursing
Smeaton 201: Carol Coleman, Lecturer, adult nursing
Smeaton 200: Tracey Viney, Lecturer, adult nursing

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–14:00 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

Session: Sustainability: University of Plymouth
Speaker: Janet Kelsley, Child Health Lecture / Sarah Howes, Mental Health Lecturer
  • 14:00–15:00 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1
Session: Meet the Professors: current research projects
Speaker: Professor Ray Jones

  • 15:00–16:00  Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

Session: introduction to technology and information services

Speaker: information specialist

  • 16:00–17:00 Babbage 402

Sessions: drop in session

Speaker: academic staff and student representatives

Wednesday 19 September 2018 

  • 10:00–11:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session:  equality and diversity: University of Plymouth

Speaker: Andy Grace, Senior Administrator, Equality and Diversity Support

  • 11:00–12:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session: the nursing experience: a personal story

Speakers: Tom Walvin, Suzi Robinson, Lisa-Marie Rowe

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–15:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session: being a professional and student support

Speaker: Carol Coleman Coleman, Field Lead and Tracey Viney, Stage Lead, Anna Chick, Module Lead NRS403

  • 15:00–16:00 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session: introduction to peer assist learning sessions (PALs)

Speaker: Jennie Aronsson, Lecturer in adult nursing

  • 16:00–17:00 Babbage 105 (computer suite)
Session: drop in session to resolve any issues you may have related to use of the University IT, on line enrolment/photo upload and Moodle

Speaker: academic staff and student representatives

Thursday 20 September 2018

Occupational health appointments will take place throughout the day.
Uniform fittings will also be taking place today for all adult nursing students.   
Please see the separate information for further information relating to venues and times for both of these activities. 

  • 10:00–11:00 Cookworthy 404, Cookworthy 505, Rolle 114, Rolle 117, Rolle 206, Babbage 002, Babbage 319, Davey 508, Fitzroy 212
Session: PALS support session

Speaker: student PALs representatives

  • 11:00–11:30 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

Session: Disability Services

Speaker: Nicola Ayer, Disability Advisor

  • 11:30–12:00 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

Session: University counselling service

Speaker: Dawn Hastings, Student Counsellor

  • 12:00–13:00 Lunch break

  • 13:00–13:30 Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre

Session: An introduction to placement learning

Speaker: Adele Kane, Associate Head of School, placement learning

  • 13:30–16:00 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

  • 16:00–17:00 Babbage 204

Session: drop in for students with queries

Speakers: academic staff/student representatives

  • 19:15–21:45 Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe

Session:  Faculty of Health and Human Sciences welcome party

Friday 21 September 2018

There are no sessions scheduled for Friday 21 September 2018.  Please take the opportunity to become familiar with:

  • Moodle site 3303X
  • Select your basic life support and manual handling groups
  • POPPI website
  • Library pages
  • Timetable

Your first module NRS403 Ways of Knowing starts on Monday 24 September 2018. 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 18 September 2018
  • Thursday 20 September 2018
  • 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 nursing students based in Plymouth only:

Please only attend at the times scheduled to avoid long queues and disruption to users of the surrounding classrooms.

  • Thursday 20 September 2018
  • 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 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 2018.

Essential information for new international students

Monday 17 – Friday 21 September daily between 16.30–17.00 Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square.
This session is delivered by the International Student Advice (ISA) team and is an opportunity for new international students to meet the team and learn about the services they deliver. 

During this session the team will provide you with essential information designed to help you to settle in to living and studying in Plymouth. 
They will also advise you of your tier 4 visa responsibilities and answer any questions you may have related to your visa. 

There is no need to book in advance, you can just turn up.

UPSU events

Friday 14 September: International Fair, the Students' Union

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee

View more information about UPSU events.

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 20 September 2018
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, light snacks, 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 19:15, or meet on top of the Student Union at 18:45 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 the University of Plymouth'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.