BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health): direct entry Year 2 2018–2019 Exeter
  • Exeter School of Nursing, various locations

  • Exeter School of Nursing, various locations

  • Exeter School of Nursing, various locations

  • Exeter School of Nursing,various locations

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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) direct entry

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Plymouth. You have already completed part of your nursing studies and are entering a further fascinating intellectual and professional journey to enable you to practice as a nurse. You will need to stay focused and work hard, but should also aim to enjoy your studies and make the most of your time as a member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University.

The sessions scheduled below will give you the opportunity to find out more about the nursing course in Plymouth, the course documentation you will be using, timetables and meet some of the staff. You will also become familiar with the University of Plymouth both its campus and the services available to support you.

On behalf of the staff and students I welcome you to the University of Plymouth and look forward to meeting you.

Message from Louise Winfield, Interim Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery


There are a number of activities you need to complete before you start your studies with the University of Plymouth.

  • Complete online enrolment by Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Complete photo upload by Wednesday 5 September 2018.

The forms below are based on the University's open learning platform. You will be asked to create an account to enable you to complete the forms.

  • Complete the online uniform form by Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Complete the online name badge form by Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Complete the online self declaration form by Wednesday 5 September 2018.

The documents below are available for information and download

  • Check list for all the activity you need to undertake
  • Key dates.

Documents to bring with you on Thursday 6 September 2018

  • Passport (to enable you to collect your University card)
  • Any documents requested by the admissions team.

Introductory timetable for direct entry – Exeter

Thursday 6 September 2018

  • 10:00–12:00 Tollards 3

Session: introduction to the mental health nursing course, timetable and activity

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break
  • 13:00–13:30 Tollards 4 and 5.

Session: introduction to Disability Assist Services

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: Disability Assist Advisor

  • 13:30–14:00 Tollards 4 and 5

Session: introduction to Counselling Service

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: University Counsellor

  • 14:00–16:00 Tollards 4 and 5

Session: commencing placement learning

Speaker: Amanda Young, Stage Lead adult

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead, mental health


Friday 7 September 2018

  • 10:00–11:30 Tollards 1

Session: introduction to placements, POW/POPPI, placement development teams

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead, mental health

  • 11:30–12:00 Tollards 4 and 5

Session: introduction to learning and technology services 

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: learning technologist

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch break

  • 13:00–14:00 Tollards 4 and 5

Session: introduction to digital learning services

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: Dan Metcalfe, Learning Technologist

  • 15:00–16:00 Tollards 4 and 5

Session: introduction to learning support

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: Learning Support Advisor


Induction week – Year 2 – for all Year 2 mental health nursing students based in Exeter


Monday 10 September 2018

  • 10:00–11:00 Tollards 1
Session: introduction to Year 2

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead mental health

  • 11:00–12:00 Tollards 4 and 5
Session: learning developing: stepping up to level 5 study

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: Learning Development Advisor

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch

  • 13:00–15:00 Tollards 4 and 5
Session: safeguarding children

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: child health team

  • 15:00–16:00 Tollards 4 and 5
Session: technology and information services

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: information specialist


Tuesday 11 September 2018

  • 11:00–12:00 Tollards 1
Session: careers

Speaker: Paul Gillard Careers Advisor

  • 12:00–13:00 lunch

  • 13:00–14:00 Tollards 1
Session: mental health session

Speaker: mental health lecturers

  • 14:00–16:00 Tollards 4 and 5
Session: equality and diversity

This session will be held alongside adult nursing students

Speaker: to be confirmed


Additional activity you may be required to undertake

If an occupational health appointment is required this will take place on Wednesday 26 September 2018 in Tollards 1 and 2.

It is important that you attend your appointment as this is a condition to attending your placement area. Please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had to your first appointment. It is possible your first inoculation may take place at this appointment. There will be a series of follow-up appointments for inoculations throughout the first term and you will receive email notification of these.

If an occupational health appointment is required this will take place on Wednesday 26 September 2018 in Tollards 1 and 2.

It is important that you attend your appointment as this is a condition to attending your placement area. Please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had to your first appointment. It is possible your first inoculation may take place at this appointment. There will be a series of follow-up appointments for inoculations throughout the first term and you will receive email notification of these.

If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start via the email below. You will need to quote your name, date of birth and course in any email to occupational health.

Email: plh-tr.OccHealth-preplacementscreening@nhs.net

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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
19:15–21:45*
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.