Monday 18th September 2017
Introduction to Sociology
10.00 – 12.00 Rolle117
With Mike Sheaff Programme Lead and Sociology Staff
12.00 – 13.00 FZB205
Meet staff and fellow students
Introduction to Sociology 2
14.00 – 16.00 SMB312
16.00 – 16.30 Cookworthy Welcome Centre
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 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
11.30 – 12.30 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
12.30 – 13.30 RLB Jill Craigie LT
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.
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
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 upsu.com
Thursday 21st September 2017
Intro to SOC1513
09.00 – 10.30 SMB201
12.00 – 12.30 SMB205
12.30 – 13.30 RLB304
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.
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 upsu.com
Friday 22nd September 2017
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
20.00 – 04.00
End Freshers week at the biggest party in town. Huge live performances and the biggest night of the week.
Please see https://www.upsu.com for information on events through the year.
Important: Please remember to enrol online and select your elective modules by clicking on the panel at the top of the page.
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.