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


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

  • Complete on line enrolment which will be available from 18 August 2017
  • Complete photoupload
  • 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


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)

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)

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

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
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

Occupational health appointments will take place throughout the day.  Please see the separate article for information about time and venue.

  • 1000 - 1200  Babbage 002, 204, 213, 018/010, Smeaton 201, 200 and Fitzroy 208
Session:  An introduction to the course (small group sessions)
Speakers:  Nursing Lecturers, Tom Walvin, Julie McCoy, Sandy Knowles, Carol Coleman, Claire Peers

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 and 1300
  •  1300 - 1400 Robbins Lecture Theatre
Session:  Introduction to Personal Tutor support
Speaker: Nadine Abelson-Mitchell, Senior Personal tutor
  • 1400 - 1500 Robbins Lecture Theatre
Session:  Meeting the Professors: An introduction to research
Speaker:  Professor Jos Latour

  • 1500 - 1600  Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session:  Introduction to Technology and Information Services

Speaker: Julie Moody, Senior Information Specialist

  • 1600 - 1700 Babbage 402

Sessions: Drop in Session

Speaker: Academic staff and student representatives

Wednesday 20 September 2017 

Sessions today are focused on your journey to becoming a nurse

  • 1000 - 1100 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session:  Sustainability: Plymouth  University

Speaker: Dr Andy Nichols, Adult Nursing Lecturer

  • 1100 - 1200 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session: Campus based activities 

Speaker: Carol Coleman Coleman, Field Lead and Sarah Tobin, Stage 1 Lead

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 and 1300

1300 - 1500  Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session:  Being a Professional and student support

Speaker:   Carol Coleman Coleman, Field Lead and Sarah Tobin, Stage 1 Lead

  • 1500 - 1600 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session:  Introduction to Peer Assist Learning  Sessions (PALs)

Speaker: Jennie Aronsson, Lecturer in Adult Nursing

  • 1600 - 1700  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 21 September 2017

Occupational health appointments and uniform fittings 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 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

Session:  Disability Services

Speaker:  Nicola Ayer, Disability Advisor

  • 1130 - 1200 Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre (Group 1)

Session:  University Counselling Service

Speaker: Dawn Hastings, Student Counsellor

There will be a break for lunch from 1200 - 1300

  • 1300 - 1330 Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre

Session: An introduction to Placement Learning

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

  • 1330 - 1530 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:

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017
  • Thursday 21 September 2017
  • 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. Please use their e-mail address 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
  • 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 20 September 2018
19.15 – 21.45*

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 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.

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