University of Plymouth International College - BSc (Hons) Computer Science Stage 1 Integrated - Induction Information
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Monday 16 September 2019

13.00 – 14.00 University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) Registration - UPIC, 15 Portland Villas

Drew Kearney

An introduction to University of Plymouth International College.

14.30 – 14.45 Introduction to Student Wellbeing Services - Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper lecture theatre)

Student Services will outline the support available to all students and where you need to go to access this support. The session will include information about:

  • Disability Services
  • Student Wellbeing Services (Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing)
  • Chaplaincy
  • Learning Development incl SUM UP
  • Care Leavers
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

14.45 – 15.00 Introduction to the Students’ Union - Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper lecture theatre)

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.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

11.00 – 12.00 Introduction to the Programmes Lecture Theatre 2 - Sherwell Church (Upper lecture theatre)

Dr Shirley Atkinson and Dr David Walker

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 both your Programme Director and the Associate Head of Computing, 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.

12.00 – 13.00 Introduction to the Library and IT – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Information Specialist

A short presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library.

15.00 – 17.00 Failing to plan = Planning to fail! – Main Hall, Davy Building

Dr Liz Stuart

Helpful time management information for your time at University

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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 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 – 15.00 Meet the Stage 1 Tutor – Lecture Theatre 1 - Sherwell Church (Lower lecture theatre)

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, entertainment and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Thursday 19 September 2019

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch - Requested Robbins Foyer + SR1, SR2 & SR3

A chance to meet other Stage 1 students and lecturers from other Computing programmes over a free buffet lunch.

13.00 – 15.00 Course specific Q&A – Room 001, Scott Building

Friday 20 September 2019

10.00 – 17.00 Personal Tutorials

A first meeting with your personal tutor which will be scheduled sometime today. Details of who your personal tutor is will be given to you earlier in Induction week.


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