MSc Sustainable Environmental Management Induction Information
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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.

Monday 16 September 2019

10.00 – 12.00 Sustainable Environmental Management -  Introduction to the Course/Course Administration – Room 212, Fitzroy Building
Nicki Whitehouse

Tuesday 17 September 2019

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
Kate Russell, Information Specialist

16.45 – 17.00 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

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.

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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

10.00 – 12.00 Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Management – Room 207, Rolle Building
Nicki Whitehouse and Ian Bailey

You need to make your module choices online – there is a link to this facility on the student portal Online Module Choice opens on Monday 17 September and closes on Friday 28 September.

Friday 20 September 2019

09:00 - 16.00 Fieldtrip to Cornwall Moorland landscapes (Bodmin Moor), led by Dr Nicki Whitehouse and Prof Dave Gilvear. – Depart from outside Portland Square Building at 09.00, returning by 16.00.

Fieldtrip to Cornwall Moorland landscapes led by Dr Nicki Whitehouse and Prof Dave Gilvear.

Please bring along a packed lunch, refreshments, and suitable outdoor clothing, including waterproofs (jacket and trousers) in case of poor weather. Please wear walking boots or wellingtons, as we will be accessing wet areas where trainers may be insufficient. If the weather is warm, bring along sunscreen. We will be looking at upland moorland landscapes during the day.

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