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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. .

Tuesday 17 September 2019

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome – Room C4, Ground Floor, Portland Square 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 203, Fitzroy Building

Dr Stephen Essex

Wednesday 18 September 2019

(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 Student Wellbeing Services – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Building (lower lecture theatre)

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)


15.15 – 15.30 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 1, Sherwell Building (lower lecture theatre)

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.

19.00 – 21.45 Wednesday 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

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 – Room 416, Babbage Building

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!)

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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