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
9.00 – 10.00 Plymouth University International College Registration – MANDATORY SESSION
- PUIC, Room 15 Portland Villas
10.00 – 12.00 Introduction – Room 304, Roland Levinsky Building
Dr Jasper Graham-Jones and Dr Alistair Cree
Welcome by Head of School, Dr Deborah Greaves
Introduction to the course and explanation of the induction week programme
Tour of campus.
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 – 11.00 Open office time for individuals - Room 001, Reynolds Building
Meet in Dr Jasper Graham-Jones' office to sort out course and any other questions. Just turn up if required.
11.00 – 12.00 Induction Session 1 – Room 202, Smeaton Building
Dr Jasper Graham-Jones
Introduction to Workshop Practice
Neil Fewings and Rick Preston
We will also announce tutor groups and give out IT information and details of the Progress Project.
12.30 – 17.00 Group research exercise – Room 204, Babbage Building
Dr Jasper Graham-Jones
Introduction to Warship Design project and video.
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
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
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.
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
10.30 – 11.30 Induction Session 2 – Room 213, Babbage Building
Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, Dr Alistair Cree and tutors
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.14.00 – 16.00 - Tutorial Groups - Meet your Personal Tutor
Dr Jasper Graham-Jones – Room 402, Babbage Building
Dr Alistair Cree – Room A109, Portland Square Building
Dr Md Jahir Rizvi – Room 117, Rolle Building
Dr Stephen Grove – Room 200, Smeaton Building
Confirmation of your tutor and which room to attend will be given during session 2.
15.00 – 16.00 – Review your findings with your tutor.
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.