MA Social Work Induction Information 2018 - stage 1


Welcome to the School of Health Professions where we pride ourselves in the quality and professionalism of our academic offer and where our programmes are designed to meet the demands of contemporary health and social care practice. 

As you begin your professional journey we will encourage you reach your full potential and achieve excellence in your chosen discipline. 

We also want you to enjoy your time with us and hope that you will embrace some of the social and recreational opportunities that are such an important aspect of university life.

From the Induction timetable you will see that many activities have been arranged for you and it is important that you attend all of these. 

These activities will help familiarise you with your chosen programme, introduce you to the main city centre university campus and also signpost some of the support services available to you.

Bernhard Haas, Interim Head of School - Health Professions

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Induction timetable

Monday 17 September 2018  
10:00–11:30: Welcome and introduction to the programme - Smeaton Building 107b
11:30–12:30: Lunch break
12:30–13:30: Introduction to programme administration and registration - Babbage 002
13:30–14:00: Introduction to library services - Portland Square Devonport Lecture Theatre
14:00–15:30: Introduction to study groups and handbook - Smeaton Building 107b
15:30–16:30: Welcome from the Heads of School - Portland Square Devonport Lecture Theatre.
Tuesday 18 September 2018  
10:00–12:00: SUCCG (Service User Carer Consultative Group) - Roland Levinsky Building 303
12:00–13:00: Lunch break
13:00–15:30: Team building - Roland Levinsky Building 304
15:30–16:00: UNISON - Portland Square Devonport Lecture Theatre
16:00–16:30:  Student Counselling - Portland Square Devonport Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 19 September 2018

No activities currently scheduled.

Thursday 20 September 2018
No University activities during the day.

19:15–21:45: Welcome party - Plymouth Hoe See invitation at the bottom of this page.
Friday 21 September 2018  

10:00–13:00: Group tutorials (6 groups) - Babbage 215, Portland Square B3, B6 and B7, Nancy Astor Building 002 and 006
13:00–14:00: Questions and answers - Smeaton Building 107b.

Click the blue and white Induction timetable button below to download a more detailed, printable timetable. 

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Essential information

Please ensure you do the following before starting your programme:

  • Enrol online by 17 September 2018 - this gives you access to your timetable and triggers your student loan
  • Upload a photograph by 17 September 2018 - this allows your registration card to be printed
  • Create an Open Site account: Go to the Open Site account to enable you to complete your self-declaration form:
  • Click the link in your email after you have created your Open Site account to access 'health and human sciences pre-enrolment” and click the continue button
  • Click the enrol me button
  • Complete the self declaration form to confirm your personal details.

If you require more detailed instructions for creating your Open Site account and completing the self-declaration form, please see here.

Passport checking during 17 and 18 September 2018

Please bring your passport to the administration session together with any certificates or documentation requested by admissions.

This will enable us to issue your University card, which you will need to access the University of Plymouth library, Students' Union and free bus service between the University of Plymouth and the Peninsula Allied Health Centre.

If your card is not available for any reason, you will not be able access the bus service free of charge.

Please note that there is no student parking on site.

Essential information for new international students

Monday 17 – Friday 21 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 14 September: International Fair, the Students' Union

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee

View more information about UPSU events.

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
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, light snacks, 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.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.