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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.

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 and days 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.

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.

Monday 17 September 2018

14.00 – 15.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building

You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party.

19.00 – 21.30 Monday 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.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome (with tea/coffee) – Room 215, Babbage Building
Dr Stephen Essex, Dr Olivia Wilson and other members of the Course Team.

10.00 – 11.00 Tour of campus (including Library and Lab+)

11.00 – 13.00 Course information – Room 203, Fitzroy Building
Dr Stephen Essex, Dr Olivia Wilson and other members of the Course Team.

14.30 – 15.30 Introduction to the Library and IT – Room 310, Fitzroy Building
Information Specialist 

A short presentation introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.

15.45 – 16.30 Introduction to group exercise and presentations – Room A109, Portland Square Building
Dr Stephen Essex

Wednesday 19 September 2018

(Only non-cognate students need to attend today, although any students are welcome to attend all or part of the day).

09.30 – 11.30 Introduction to the Planning System – Room 214, Babbage Building
Dr Stephen Essex and Dr Olivia Wilson

A session designed especially for new students from non-cognate disciplines.

15.00 – 15.15 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Church (Lower)

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.

Thursday 20 September 2018

09.30 – 10.30 Writing academic assignments – Room 416, Babbage Building

Dr Stephen Essex and Dr Olivia Wilson

10.50 – 11.30 Referencing Conventions – Room 416, Babbage Building

Dr Stephen Essex and Dr Olivia Wilson

11.30 – 12.15 Information about the Specialist option modules with module leaders – Room 416, Babbage Building

12.15 - 12.45 Careers & Employability Service – Room 416, Babbage Building

Claire Guy

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 16.00 Group preparation for presentations – Room 416, Babbage Building

16.00 – 17.00 Presentations – Room 416, Babbage Building

Dr Olivia Wilson and Dr Stephen Essex

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