MChem Analytical Chemistry Stage 1 Induction Information
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Medical information – Please read and action urgently

As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete the online medical questionnaire.  You will find the questionnaire at: . Alternatively, you can scroll down on the induction web page where you will see a link for the Medical Questionnaire (You must complete online enrolment first). The information is required solely to enable organisers of field courses, lab work and other activities you may undertake to be alerted to any special requirements or precautions which may be necessary.

Monday 16 September 2019

10.15 Guide to the week’s activities – Room 008 – 010, Babbage Building

10.30 Induction talk - Room 008 – 010, Babbage Building

The stage 1 programme will be described in some detail. Please bring 2 passport-sized photographs with your name and course clearly printed on the reverse.

11.00 Team-building game - Room 008 – 010, Babbage Building
Dr Mark Fitzsimons, Dr Hayley Manners and PALS mentors

11.40 Introduction to ChemSoc - Room 008 – 010, Babbage Building
ChemSoc President

Tuesday 17 September 2019

9.30 – 10.45 An Introduction to the Laboratory – Room 509, Davy Building
Dr Sabine Lengger

This session will cover health and safety and good laboratory practice.

14.30 Pub Treasure Hunt - Meet outside the Main Entrance of Block A, Portland Square Building

Dr Hayley Manners and PALS mentors

Wednesday 18 September 2019

09.30 – 11.30 Introduction to Royal Society of Chemistry (+ freebies!!) – Room 411, Babbage Building

Robert Clough

Your opportunity to join the membership and to chat to the RSC representative and to get your FREE laboratory requirements.

Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 University Card Collection - Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building

You can collect your University card from Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building during the times given above. Your card is used for entry to the Library, some room entry, handing in coursework etc.

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.
NB: If you already have a card i.e. because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College, you do not need to attend this session.

19.00 – 21.45 Wednesday Welcome Party- Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to The Faculty of Science and Engineering as well as some current students and your academic staff.

Additionally, the evening includes a welcome drink, entertainment and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Thursday 19 September 2019

10.00 – 12.00 Introduction to Computing Services – Room 106-107, Babbage Building
Dr Giuliano Laudone

Please remember that you must have completed your on-line enrolment at least 24 hours before this session.

All students should attend this session, which will introduce the Computing Services used in the university. It is important that you attend this class.

Friday 20 September 2019

09.00 – 10.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building
Information Specialist

A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.

10.00 – 10.15 – Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Student Services will outline the support available to all students and where you need to go to access this support. The session will include information about:

  • Disability Services
  • Student Wellbeing Services (Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing)
  • Chaplaincy
  • Learning Development incl SUM UP
  • Care Leavers
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)


10.15 – 10.30 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

A representative of the Students’ Union will outline all the extra-curricular activities you can enjoy, including; sports clubs and societies, volunteering, and how the Union is the hub of social life whilst studying. They provide your student support and representation.
10.30 – 10.45 Careers and Employability - Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

The most often quoted reason for coming to university is to enhance your future prospects and to create fulfilling career paths. Find out about how the Careers and Employability service can support you with this by; opening your eyes to a wealth of graduate options, helping you to develop skills and gain experience and providing you with all the practical help you need, from stage 0 right the way through to postgraduate study (and for up to 3 years after you finish your programme!)

13.00 – 16.00 Meet your Personal Tutor

Further details and location to be announced.

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