Plymouth University International College - BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites Stage 1 Integrated - Induction Information
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Essential Information for International Students

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Delivered by the International Student Advice team, this session is aimed at new international students who did not attend the International Student Orientation programme. The team will advise you of the support services they provide and answer any questions you may have related to your tier 4 visa responsibilities.

Monday 18 September 2017

09.00 – 10.30 Welcome and Introduction – Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Joachim Gingele

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 Plymouth University International College Registration – MANDATORY SESSION - PUIC, Room 15 Portland Villas

Kristin Hodges

Between 10.00 - 16.00 today. Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On top of the SU

UPSU Market Day

With a big selection of mouth-watering dishes and the finest products from the South West, there will be so many flavours to try at the UPSU Market Day.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

09.00 – 11.30 Essential Information Session – Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinksy Building

Joachim Gingele

Introduction to Workshop Practice.
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

Joachim Gingele

14.00 – 17.00 Group Engineering Exercise – Rooms 200, 201 and 205 Smeaton Building

Joachim Gingele

Group exercise (videos and group work)

Between 12.00 - 16.00 today- Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - Rolle Marquee

UPSU Student Volunteering Fair

Discover what volunteering opportunities you can engage with in the local community, in order to explore the surrounding area, make new friends, try something new and boost your C.V.  With over 50 different community partners and organisations, there will be something for everyone.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

10.00 – 11.00 Introduction to the Library – Room 102a/b, Smeaton Building

Information Specialist

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 – Room 102a/b, Smeaton 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 – Room 102a/b, Smeaton Building

Karen Turvey

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.

Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Sports Fair

UPSU brings you the biggest Sports Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 50 sports clubs to choose from, so if you are a Plymouth University student, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at upsu.com 

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 21 September 2017

10.00 – 10.30 Safety, Fire and Accident Procedures - Room 220, Davy Building

Steve Edmonds

10.30 – 12.00 Essential Information Session - Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building

Joachim Gingele

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 09.00 – 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 413, Cookworthy Building
Joachim Gingele - Group B – Room 001, 8 Kirkby Place
John Summerscales - Group C – Room 203, Smeaton Building
Daniel Hatton - Group D – Room 212, Fitzroy Building
Ming Dai - Group E – Room 411, Cookworthy Building


Between 11.00 - 16.00 today - Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

UPSU Societies and Activities Fair

It’s the biggest Societies and Activities Fair in the South West for Plymouth University students. We have over 120 different societies and activities to choose from, come and find out more and discover how to get involved. Sign up online anytime at upsu.com

Friday 22 September

Don’t miss key events led by the Students’ Union (UPSU) - On Campus

Between 10.00 - 16.00 - UPSU Freshers Fair

This bustling marketplace is full of stalls and services with amazing student offers and loads of freebies to enjoy from local and national companies. Come and grab a bargain and take advantage of loads of student offers.

Between 12.00 - 20.00 - Cider and Pasty Festival

The famous festival is back on campus.  Great South West ciders and the best pasties you will ever try.


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