Induction information for MSc Brand and Design Management
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Monday 17th September

Introduction to the Programme and Postgraduate Studies
09.00 – 12.00 PSQ C4
This is an opportunity to meet with Dr John White the Programme Manager for the MSc Brand and Design Management, and fellow students enrolled on the programme. The structure of the programme will be discussed, and tips for making the most of your postgraduate studies at Plymouth will be outlined. In addition, you will meet with other members of the teaching team who will briefly outline in broad terms what will be covered in the modules they lead.

Visit to Plymouth Gin Distillery
14.00 – 16.00 Meet at Plymouth Gin
This is an opportunity to tour the Plymouth Gin Distillery to understand how the brand is manufactured and marketed. Established in 1793, Plymouth Gin is the oldest working distillery in England. During the tour you will discover the challenges inherited in developing and managing a premium brand, and leveraging it for sustainable growth.

Tuesday 18th September

Library Session
09.30 – 10.30 FZB201
A general welcome and introduction to Library services and resources lead by your School Information Specialist. The aim is to offer a fun but informative session to get you started in your academic life.

PBS New Students Inauguration Ceremony
18.00 Hoe Graduation Marquee

Faculty of Business Welcome Party
19.15 - 21.45 Hoe Graduation Marquee
For new students to meet other students in the Faculty of Business, the academic staff, and some past students in an informal environment.

Wednesday 19th September

One-to-One Meetings with John White
09.00 – 13.00 CKY212 or Mast House Café

IT and Student Services Induction
14.30 – 15.30 SMB107b
This session will introduce you to the University’s IT systems. It will be useful to both novices and techies as it will take you through how we use IT systems at the University and where you can find useful and important information on our network.

Careers Session
15.30 – 16.30 SHC 2 Upper
The Careers and Employability induction session will give you all the information you need to prepare for your future. Helping students to understand everything the service offers, I will talk though who can help with placements, careers guidance, employability workshops and graduate recruitment, just to name a few. The key message will be ‘your career starts now’ and will explore the vital importance of taking all the opportunities available to you whilst studying to enhance your chances of employment after graduation. The session is run by Emily Packer the Careers Adviser for the Faculty of Business.

Thursday 20th September

One-to-One Meetings with John White
09.00 – 13.00 CKY212 or Mast House Café

Enrolment Session
13.30 – 14.00 CKY109
You must complete online enrolment and upload a photo prior to attending this session. You will need to bring identification with you to this session. The preferred form of identification is a valid current passport. Please refer to our University Card Collection web page for further details.

Friday 21st September

Study Skills
13.00 – 15.00 SMB312
Delivered by Paul Harrington

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Essential Information for New International Students

Monday 17th – Friday 21st 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 14th September | International Fair | Students Union

Monday 17th September | Market Day | SU Roof

Tuesday 18th September | Fresher’s Fair | RLB/SU/Marquee

Wednesday 19th September | Sports Fair | Rolle Marquee/SU

Thursday 20th September | Societies and Activities Fair | Rolle Marquee/SU/RLB/SU Roof

Friday 21st September | Volunteering Fair | Rolle Marquee

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