MSc Biomedical Sciences Induction 2019

Please refer back to this page during your Induction week in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

•   read before you arrive
•   follow any links and check instructions
•   bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page following the online instructions. 

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you during your induction. Without this photo, your University card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you. You will need ID when you pick up your University card and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information.

NB: this is not required if you already have a University card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Various locations, please see text

  • Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

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Tuesday 17 September 2019

0900 – 0915 Arrival and registration with Dr Phil Warburton– Room  215, Babbage Building

0915 – 1115 Introduction to your degree course with Dr Phil Warburton and module leads – Room 215, Babbage Building

This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff most involved with your degree course, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Subject Tutor, who will introduce you to the school, the structure of degrees at Plymouth, brief details of what topics you might cover during your time here and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. During this meeting you will be allocated to a personal tutor.


1115 – 1215 Library session with Chris Johns – Room 109, Rolle Building

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

1215 - 1230 Campus tour with Phil Warburton

1330 – 1430 Masters level writing class with Joseph Allison – Room 203, Fitzroy Building

1430 - 1530 Library Session with Chris Johns - Room A109, Portland Square Building

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

Thursday 19 September 2019

0900 – 1200 Project discussion with Michael Jarvis and Mat Upton - Room 404, Babbage Building and DRF TBC

1330 – 1500 Introduction to critical appraisals with TBC – Room 212, Fitzroy Building 

Friday 20 September 2019

0900 - 1100 ID card collection.  Please ensure you bring your passport with you.  Room B111, B Block Portland Square

1100 – 1330 Introduction to the School of Biomedical Sciences – Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Find out about the teaching and research activities going on in our School. A chance to meet the staff who will be teaching you and chat to some current students over refreshments.

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