MSc Marine Conservation induction information
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Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday – Thursday) 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.

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.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

12.30 – 16.00 Welcome and Introductions – Meet: Main University Reception, ground floor Roland Levinsky Building at 12.30

Prof Martin Attrill, Dr Abby McQuatters-Gollop and core programme team.

A welcome to the course and overview of the programme. We will walk to the Marine Station seeing Plymouth sights on the way and there talk about the programme and start making further introductions. Time to build some teams! Return to campus via the Hoe to take in more of Plymouth’s sights and history. (Note that it takes about 30 minutes to walk from campus (see map).

Marine Station map

16.00 - 16.15 Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky 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)

16.15 – 16.45 Introduction to the Library and IT – Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Kim Davis, Information Specialist

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

16.45 – 17.15 Campus Tour

Prof Marin Attrill

A chance to be shown round the campus to find out what is where – led by some of your group, so a student’s view!

Wednesday 18 September 2019

19.00 - 21.45 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

11.30 - 11.45 Careers - Room 101, Scott Building

Claire Guy

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!)

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch – Room 410, Babbage Building

This will be an opportunity for new students enrolled in the module MAR513 across marine MSc programmes to meet staff and current students in an informal setting. Lunch will be provided.

13.30 – 15.30 Applied Marine Science and Marine Conservation – Room 208, Fitzroy Building

Course Outline and Module Choice

Dr Vasyl Vlasenko and Dr Abby McQuatters-Gollop

15.30 – 16.00 English Language Centre – Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

Dr Patrick McMahon

Friday 20 September 2019

10.00 - 16.00ish Coastal walk to discover Plymouth Sound. Meet 10.00am outside Roland Levinsky Building

Prof Marin Attrill 

Details to be confirmed earlier in the week depending on the weather, but if all goes well we will get a bus out of town and walk back along the SW Coast Path (about 4 miles) via cafes and a pub! A chance to see Plymouth Sound in all its glory and some of the surrounding countryside. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes!

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If you have any queries please contact the Faculty Office on 01752584584

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