Essential Information for New International Students
Monday 17th – Friday 21st 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.
As soon as you have completed online enrolment, please ensure that you complete/update the online medical questionnaire. You will find the questionnaire at: https://s3.plymouth.ac.uk/s3 . 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). You may have previously completed the questionnaire but must still open and save this even if there are no changes. Opening and saving the questionnaire will be date stamped and we will know that your information is up-to-date. This will be checked by a member of the administrative team and if information is not updated you will be refused entry to laboratories and refused attendance on any fieldwork. 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 17 September 2018
15.00 – 16.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building
You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party.
Wednesday 19 September 2018
11.00 – 11.15 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky 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.
11.15 – 11.30 The Plymouth Award – Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky Building
The Plymouth Award is designed to recognise and celebrate student achievements outside the curriculum. Many University of Plymouth students already make significant contributions to the life of the University and the communities in which they live and work. The Plymouth Award is one way of recognising the value that we place on these contributions and the learning and personal growth that students gain from these activities.
14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library – Lecture Theatre 2, ground floor, Roland Levinsky Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
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.
Any time this week. Graduation Ceremony on the Hoe
Today are the Graduation Ceremonies for students who have completed their
degrees. Please feel free to visit the large marquees on the Hoe and see the
venue where this takes place. The School of Engineering ceremony is at 10.00.
Thursday 20 September 2018
10.00 – 10.30 Safety, Fire and Accident Procedures – Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, ground floor, Roland Levinsky Building
14.00 - 15.00 Essential
Course Information – Room 511, Cookworthy Building
Meeting with the Stage Tutor. A session to look at course structure, documentation, timetables etc. Question and answer session.
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.