BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) - Induction Information 2017-2018
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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

  • 1000 - 1200 Babbage 410

Session: Welcome and Introduction to the Mental Health programme 

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead Mental Health and Francis Thompson, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 and 1300  

Please either bring your own lunch or purchase this from one of the campus cafes.  Tea and coffee will be available in Rolle Marquee where you will also have an opportunity to meet other students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery

  • 1300 - 1400 Sherwell Foyer

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.

  • 1400 - 1500 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

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

Students from Child Health and Midwifery will join this session

Speaker:  Professor Bridie Kent Dean of Faculty and Louise Winfield, Deputy Head of School

  • 1500 - 1600 Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

Session: Meet the Professors:  An introduction to Research.  

Students from Child Health and Midwifery will join this session

Speaker: Professor Ruth Endacott

Tuesday 19 September 2017

  • 1000 - 1130 Babbage 410
Session: Mental Health programme

Speaker:  Jon Perry, Field Lead

  • 1130 - 1200 Babbage 410

Session:  Introduction to the Student Union

Speaker:  Student Union Sabbatical Officer

There will be a break for lunch between 1200 - 1300

  • 1300 - 1400 Davey Building, Main Hall
Session: Introduction to Technology and Information Services.  

Students from Child Health and Midwifery will join this session.

Speaker:  Julie Moody, Senior Information Specialist, Technology and Information Services

  • 1400 - 1500 Robbins Lecture Theatre

Session: Sustainability: Plymouth University and the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Students from Child Health and Midwifery will join this session

Speaker: Sarah Howes, Mental Health Lecturer

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Your occupational health appointments and Uniform fitting have been scheduled for today.  Please see the separate panel for information about time and venue.

  •  1000 - 1100 Rolle 018

Session: Introduction to Learning Technology

Students from Child Health will join this session

Speaker: Daniel Metcalfe, Learning Technologist

  • 1100 - 1130 Babbage 410

Session:  Disability Services

Speaker: Nicola Ayer, Disability Advisor

  • 1130 - 1200 Babbage 410

Session: Introduction to Counselling Service

Speaker: Dawn Hastings, Student Counsellor

There will be a break for lunch from 1200- 1300

  • 1300 - 1400 Babbage 410
Session: An insight into your practice placement

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead and Placement Development Team Leads

  • 1400 - 1500 Babbage 405, 018, Fitzroy 212, 307
Session:  Information and discussion about your placement area.  Small groups based on your allocated host trust for placement.

Speakers:  Clinical Placement Development Leads for Cornwall Partnerships, Livewell Southwest, Devon Partnerships and Somerset Partnerships

Thursday 21 September 2017
  • 1000 - 1200 Babbage 410

Session: An Introduction to Peer Assisted Learning (PALs)

Speaker:  Sarah Howes, Mental Health Lecturer and Student representatives

  • 1200 - 1700  Plymouth Barbican

Staff and Student social event

  • 1915 - 2145 Graduation Marquees, Plymouth Hoe
Session: Faculty Welcome Party for all students

This is an opportunity to meet other students from the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and get to know your peers. Entertainment and light refreshments are available

Friday 22 September 2017

There are no sessions scheduled for today.  

Your first module NRS403 Ways of Knowing starts in the week commencing 25 September 2017.  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 Wednesday 20 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

  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • 1500 - 1700
  • 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.

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

  • Twp tunics
  • Two pairs of trousers
  • Two polo shirts
  • 1 pair 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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