Induction information for LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies - Stage 1
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Monday 18th September 2017

Meeting with Programme Leaders – Penelope Childs, Phil Bates and Craig Newberry-Jones
09.00 - 11.00 BGB006
During this session you will: Register your presence; Be informed which Induction Group you are in; Be notified who your Personal Tutor is; Receive your Welcome Pack, which includes your Undergraduate Programme Handbook, which you must try to read during Induction week and which you will need to keep for future reference.

Welcome Lunch
12.15 – 13.00 Rolle 605
An opportunity to meet more of your fellow students, the University of Plymouth Law Society (UPLS), Stage 2 Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS) Leaders, and to mingle with the Law academic staff.

Workshop 1: Meet personal tutors and campus walking tour
13.00 – 15.00
This is an opportunity to meet your Personal Tutor in a small group. Before you embark on a Tour of the Campus, your Personal Tutor will run a group exercise and set your Induction Task.
You will be informed of which session to attend
PSQA109 – Penelope Childs/Sarah Guy
RLB 303 – Andrew Clark/Luke Fisher
FZB 201 - Phil Bates
FZB 208 – Rosie Brennan/Julie Thompson
BGB 213 – Hugo de Rijke
FZB 307 – Nigel Firth
CKY404 – Nicholas Gervassis
CKY410– Craig Newberry-Jones
CKY413– Jason Lowther/Pippa Trimble
BGB 415 – Kim Stevenson/Lisa Deblasio

UPSU Market Day
10.00 – 16.00 On top of the SU
With a big selection of mouth-watering dishes and the finest products from the South West, there will be so many flavours to try at the UPSU Market Day

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Introductory Lecture with Kim Stevenson
09.00 – 11.00 BGB006

Library Session
12.00 – 13.00 BGB006
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.

Workshop 2: Meet the Law Society
14.00 – 16.00 Rolle 605
With Craig Newberry-Jones, Adam Price and the Law Society

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

UPSU Student Volunteering Fair
12.00 – 16.00 The Rolle Marquee
Discover what volunteering opportunities you can engage with in the local community, in order to explore the surrounding area, make new friends, try something new and boost your C.V. With over 50 different community partners and organisations, there will be something for everyone.

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Workshop 3: Interactive Library Activity
09.00 – 10.00 Robbins LT

Activity Inside the Library – You will be told which group you are in at the above session.
10.00 – 11.00 Group A
11.00 – 12.00 Group B
12.00 – 13.00 Group C
13.00 – 14.00 Group D
14.00 – 15.00 Group E
15.00 – 16.00 Group F

Workshop 4: Fact Finding, Referencing and Feedback
NOTE: Please bring your Law Coursework Manual with you to this session.
You will be informed of which session to attend
10.00 – 12.00 CKY411 Group E with Jason Lowther
10.00 – 12.00 CKY412 Group F with Rosie Brennan
12.30 – 14.30 CKY411 Group A with Kim Stevenson
12.30 – 14.30 CKY412 Group B with Craig Newberry-Jones
15.00 – 17.00 CKY411 Group C with Phil Bates
15.00 – 17.00 CKY412 Group D with Nicholas Gervassis

UPSU Sports Fair
11.00 – 16.00 On campus
UPSU brings you the biggest Sports Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 50 sports clubs to choose from, so if you are a Plymouth University student, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at

Thursday 21st September 2017

Meeting with PC liaison (Former PUIC and Foundation Programme students only)
12.30 – 13.30 BGB018

Enrolment Session
Cookworthy Welcome Centre
14.00 - 14.30 A - H
14.30 - 15.00 I - P
15.00 - 15.30 Q - Z
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.

UPSU Societies and Activities Fair
11.00 – 16.00 On campus
It’s the biggest Societies and Activities Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 120 different societies and activities to choose from, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at

Friday 22nd September 2017

Careers Session
09.30 – 10.30 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.

IT and Student Services Induction
10.30 – 11.30 DYB Main Hall
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.

Introduction to Law Lecture with Kim Stevenson
12.00 – 14.00 BGB006

UPSU Freshers Fair
10.00 – 16.00 On campus
This bustling marketplace is full of stalls and services with amazing student offers and loads of freebies to enjoy from local and national companies. Come and grab a bargain and take advantage of loads of student offers.

Cider and Pasty Festival
12.00 – 20.00 On campus
The famous festival is back on campus. Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Freshers Ball
20.00 – 04.00
End Freshers week at the biggest party in town. Huge live performances and the biggest night of the week.

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Note: Teaching will commence the week beginning Monday, 25th September.

Essential Information for International Students
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 Portland Square Devonport LT
Delivered by the International Student Advice team, this session is aimed at new international students who did not attend the International Student Orientation programme. The team will advise you of the support services they provide and answer any questions you may have related to your tier 4 visa responsibilities.

Additional Module Information

LAW1000PP Ethics and Justice in the Balance Module Information
This short intensive module will provide a basic introduction to ethical considerations in human activity, social life and institutional decision making. It provides a platform to enable students to evaluate concepts of justice, law and ethics as well as themes of morality, duty and responsibility, in relation to everyday individual and collective choices of action.

Following a first week of receiving a theoretical overview of ethical, philosophical and justice concepts and ideas, the class is then divided into three different streams of student choice for the remaining of the module:
• Stream A demonstrates greater critical focus on the shaping, application and experience of justice within criminalising contexts, as well as on the concerns which underpin social justice in practice;
• Stream B expands on legal ethics, exploring the moral dimensions of regulation, and broader concerns over ethical practices and common perceptions of duty in professional life; and
• Stream C places more weight on the realisation of ethical life and expectations of justice within police enforcement, while addressing emerging ethical and moral conflicts within such practices.

GOV1000PP One Planet? Society and Sustainability Module Information
This module addresses some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century from a variety of ideological and political perspectives. Through real-world case studies and critical reflection of lived experiences, we explore and debate the complex, interdependent processes underpinning sustainability and global inequality and insecurities. You develop an understanding of key drivers and public policy impacts and consider future alternative scenarios. The emphasis is on active, collaborative, learning via field trips and debates.

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