Essential Information for International Students
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
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.
Monday 18 September 2017
09.00 – 11.00 Welcome Meeting – Room 220, Davy Building
Welcome from the Head of School, Professor Deborah Greaves
Introduction to staff and some general information.
11.00 – 12.00 A series of short presentations as below. – Room 220, Davy Building
Introduction to the Students’ Union
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.
‘Civ Soc’ (the student Civil Engineering Society)
‘Civ Soc’ President or representative
Civ Soc is run by and for the students. They organise talks and trips about Civil Engineering, as well as social activities.
12.00 – 13.00 Health and Safety Talk – Room 220, Davy Building
Steve Edmonds and Tony Tapp
Between 10.00 - 16.00 today. Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On top of the SU
UPSU Market Day
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 19 September 2017
10.00 – 11.00 Diving Talk – Room 220, Davy Building
It is ESSENTIAL that you attend this introduction session if you wish to be considered for diver training.
11.00 – 13.00 What is expected at University – Room 220, Davy Building
Programme Manager – Ed Ellis
13.00 Lunch with Personal Tutors – Robbins Foyer, Robbins Building ,Robbins SR1, SR2 and SR3
14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
15.00 – 15.30 Campus tour
Between 12.00 - 16.00 today- Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - Rolle Marquee
UPSU Student Volunteering Fair
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 20 September 2017
10.00 – 16.00 Model Making
Group 1 – Room 200, Smeaton Building
Group 2 – Room 201, Smeaton Building
Group 3 – Room 202, Smeaton Building
Group 4 - Room 212, Smeaton Building
You will be given instructions regarding groups and which location to go to on Tuesday.
10.00 – 16.00 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Issue - Room W014, Brunel Building
All new students will be issued with a free pack of essential PPE, required for attendance at laboratory sessions (etc). You should attend at a specific time as advised earlier in the week.
19.00 – 21.30 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 and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with an iPad to be won on the night.
UPSU Sports Fair
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 21 September 2017
10.00 – 12.00 Model Testing – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Ed Ellis, Trevor Bevan
Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 University Card Collection - Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building
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.
14.00 – 16.00 - Institution of Civil Engineers registration - Room 105, Smeaton Building
You will be given instruction regarding the time that you should attend earlier in the week.
Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus
UPSU Societies and Activities Fair
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 22 September
Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus
Between 10.00 - 16.00 - UPSU Freshers Fair
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.
Between 12.00 - 20.00 - Cider and Pasty Festival
The famous festival is back on campus. Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.