Essential Information for New International Students
Monday 17 – Friday 21 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.
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: https://s3.plymouth.ac.uk/s3. 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.
Monday 17 September 2018
9.00–10.30 Welcome and Introduction – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Welcome to the School of Engineering and an introduction to the BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical engineering with Composites/Marine Technology programme.
10.30–11.00 University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) Registration - UPIC, 15 Portland Villas
An introduction to the University of Plymouth International College.
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
9.00–11.30 Essential Information Session – Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building
Find out about the course structure, documentation, timetable etc. Meet other students from your course.
13.00–14.00 Group Engineering Exercise – Briefing – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
14.00–17.00 Group Engineering Exercise – Smeaton Building, Rooms 200, 201, 205
Group exercise (videos and group work)
Wednesday 19 September 2018
10.00–11.00 Introduction to the Library – Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.
11.00–11.15 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.
11.15–11.30 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.
19.00–21.30 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.
Any time this week. Graduation Ceremony on the Hoe
Today are the Graduation Ceremonies for students who have completed their degrees. Please feel free to visit the large marquees on the Hoe and see the venue where this takes place. The School of Engineering ceremony is at 10.00.
Thursday 20 September 2018
10.00–10.30 Safety, Fire and Accident Procedures - Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building
10.30–12.00 Essential Information Session - Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building
Find out more about the University’s support systems and resources to help you study. Question and answer session. Personal tutor allocation.
Any time between 9.00–16.00 University Card Collection - Room 015, Ground Floor, Smeaton Building
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.
15.00–16.00 Meet with Tutors -
Adam Kyte - Group A – Room 002, Babbage Building
Joachim Gingele - Group B – Room 307, Fitzroy Building
John Summerscales - Group C – Room 203, Smeaton Building
Daniel Hatton - Group D – Room 018, Babbage Building
Ming Dai - Group E – Room 319, Babbage Building