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
09.00 – 10.00 Plymouth University International College (PUIC) Registration - PUIC, 15 Portland Villas
An introduction to Plymouth University International College.
10.00 – 12.00 Introduction – Room 203, Fitzroy Building
An introduction to your course with first contact with the staff who will teach you and your fellow students.
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
10.00 – 12.00 Networking Lab 1 – Room 306, Smeaton Building
12.00 – 13.00 Buffet Lunch – Room 203, Smeaton Building
A chance to socialise with your fellow students and staff on the course.
13.00 – 15.00 Networking Lab 2 - Room 306, Smeaton Building
Dr Giovanni Masala
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.
Wednesday 19 September
14.00 – 15.00 Meet the Stage 1 Tutor – Lecture Theatre 1 - Sherwell Church (Lower)
Dr Stavros Shiaeles
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. Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe.
Thursday 20 September 2018
10.00 – 11.00 Surviving the course – Room 214, Babbage Building
Dr Giovanni Masala
11.00 – 12.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Room 006, Babbage Building
A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the
facilities and services of the University library.
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
Personal tutor meeting
Your first meeting with your personal tutor. Arrangements for this meeting will be advised during induction week.