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
15.00 – 16.00 - Welcome Party Wristband Collection – Room 605, Rolle Building
You will need to collect your wristband in order to attend your Welcome Party.
Tuesday 18 September 2018
09.00 – 11.00 Induction meeting - Room 001, Scott
New students entering the final year will join year 1 students for this session. This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff who are most involved with your degree programme, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Programme Manager, who will introduce you to the School, the structure of your degree, brief details of the topics you may cover in your time at the University, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Any time between 09.00 – 16.00 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
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.
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch and meet the tutors - Room 312, Smeaton Building
Nick Outram, Toby Whitley and Paul Davey
Meet your tutors and lecturers over a light lunch.
14.00 – 17.00 Head Banging Buggy Introduction - Rooms 303 a,b,c Smeaton Building
You will be divided into teams to build a “head banging buggy”. You will be working on your buggy during the week. Each team’s buggy will compete against the buggies of the other teams. Who can hit the most head bangs?
Wednesday 19 September
13.15 – 14.00 Mechanics workshop tour - Smeaton Building, ground floor, west end (opposite end to cashpoints)
An introduction to the mechanics workshop, showing the range of equipment and services available.
14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Library and IT - Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
19.00 – 21.30 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 and nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with an iPad to be won on the night.
Thursday 20 September 2018
10.00 – 11.00 Stage Meeting for BEng/MEng – Room 208, Fitzroy Building
This meeting is a very important one. You will meet with the current final stage students and staff. You will be told what is expected of you for the final year. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
13.30 – 13.45 Introduction to the Students’ Union – Lecture Theatre 2, 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.
13.45 – 14.00 The Plymouth Award - Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
The Plymouth Award is designed to recognise and celebrate student achievements outside the curriculum. Many University of Plymouth students already make significant contributions to the life of the University and the communities in which they live and work. The Plymouth Award is one way of recognising the value that we place on these contributions and the learning and personal growth that students gain from these activities.
Friday 21 September 2018
10.00 – 12.00 Buggy Competition and Prize-giving – Room
001, Scott Building
This is where the head-banging buggies are pitted against each other. A high energy event in which one team will emerge victorious!