Online information day for Clearing

Sunday 16 August, 10:00–16:00

This is an opportunity for students who are applying through Clearing to learn more about the University of Plymouth.

At this virtual event you'll be able to engage in live Q&A sessions via Zoom with lecturers from your courses of interest.

We'll also be giving you opportunity to find out handy advice and information from our student service areas including mental health and counselling, accommodation, student funding and advice for disabled students.

Watch a welcome to the day from Isobel Rossiter, Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions.

Things you need to know

Before you register for the virtual event, please take the time to read how to session will run.

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email which will contain a full schedule of events including Zoom links to the virtual Q&A's

Using Zoom: The Q&A's will be given via Zoom, if you do not have a Zoom account please set one up for free by visiting the Zoom website.

You will need to be logged into your own zoom account to be able to join the sessions.

On the day of the Q&A, follow the URL that will be provided on your confirmation email to get to the zoom meeting.

If you are early to the meeting, Zoom will update and refresh your page when the meeting host has started the meeting.

Your camera and microphone will be automatically turned off and muted when you enter the session and will remain so throughout.

Your zoom username will be displayed on screen and will be visible to other participants in the meeting.

If you would like to ask a question in the session please ask them via the chat function, but please remember your question will be visible to the other participants.

The member of staff hosting the Q&A will be able to see your questions and answer them during the session.

If you would like to leave the meeting at any point, please press the ‘Leave meeting’ button found in the bottom right hand of the screen.

Once the Q&A has finished the host will do this for you which will automatically end the meeting.

The zoom link you will receive when registered will be for the whole academic school. Once you arrive into that meeting there will then be the subject specific rooms where the Q&As will take place - please see below for lists of subjects that belong in each school.

For the subject specific Q&A’s we will allocate you into your rooms based on your course choice on the registration form so please select the course whose Q&A session you would like to attend.

If you want to move to a Q&A session for another course, please leave the room and go back to the main meeting room where you can let the host know which room you would like to be moved into.

 

Subject sessions available on the day

Art, design and architecture

Time: 10:00–12:00

Subjects: 

  • architecture
  • 3D design
  • architectural engineering
  • building surveying
  • construction project management
  • quantity surveying
  • digital media design
  • fine art
  • illustration
  • creative media and filmmaking
  • game arts and design
  • graphic design with typography
  • photography
  • publishing
  • all foundation courses (graphic design, illustration, photography, fine art, creative media). 

Biological and marine sciences

Time: 11:00–13:00

Subjects:

  • marine biology
  • marine biology and coastal ecology
  • marine biology and oceanography
  • marine biology with foundation year
  • biological sciences
  • animal behaviour and welfare
  • conservation biology
  • zoology
  • biological sciences with foundation year
  • bioscience (top up route only)
  • oceanography and coastal processes (available only between 11:00–12:00)
  • ocean science and marine conservation (available only between 11:00–12:00)
  • ocean exploration and surveying (available only between 11:00–12:00)
  • ocean sciences with foundation year (available only between 11:00–12:00).

Biomedical sciences

Time: 11:00–13:00

Subjects:

  • biomedical sciences
  • clinical physiology
  • nutrition, exercise and health
  • human biosciences
  • biomedical science with integrated foundation year
  • health and fitness.

Education

Time: 11:00-13:00

Subjects:

  • education
  • education with foundation
  • early childhood studies
  • early childhood studies with foundation

Engineering, computing, mathematics and navigation

Time: 11:00–13:00

Subjects:

  • civil and coastal engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering and robotics
  • mathematical sciences
  • navigation
  • computing.

Geography, earth science and environmental sciences

Time: 14:00–16:00

Subjects: 

  • chemistry
  • chemistry with foundation year
  • analytical chemistry
  • environmental science
  • environmental science with foundation year
  • environmental management and sustainability
  • geology with foundation year
  • physical geography and geology
  • geology with ocean Science
  • geology
  • geography
  • geography with ocean science
  • geography with international relations.

Health professions

Time: 11:00–13:00

Subjects: 

  • occupational therapy
  • podiatry (available only between 11:00–12:00)
  • dietetics (available only between 11:00–12:00)
  • optometry
  • physiotherapy
  • paramedicine
  • social work

Humanities and performing arts

Time: 12:00–13:00

Subjects:

  • music
  • Plymouth Conservatoire
  • history
  • English
  • anthropology and art history.

Law, criminology and government

Time: 11:00–13:00

Subjects:

  • law
  • criminology
  • sociology and politics and international relations.

Nursing

Time: 10:00–12:00

Subjects: 

  • adult nursing
  • child nursing
  • mental health nursing

Please note that there will not be a midwifery Q&A session involved in this event.

Plymouth Business School

Time: 13:00-15:00

Subjects:

  • accounting and finance
  • economics
  • marketing
  • maritime business
  • business (international business, business management)
  • tourism and hospitality (cruise, events, hospitality)
  • top-up programmes

Psychology

Time: 11:00–13:00

Subjects: 

  • psychology
  • advanced psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • psychology with criminology and criminal justice studies,
  • psychology with human biology
  • psychology with integrated foundation year
  • psychology with sociology and human neuroscience
 

Service areas Q&A sessions

Accommodation sessions

Accommodation sessions:

10:00–11:00
12:00–13:00
14:00–15:00

Careers session

Careers session:

Pre-recorded talk (information to follow)

Disability advice sessions

This Q&A session will be one to one confidential drop in sessions hosted by our Disability Services team. When joining the session you will be entered into a queue in the zoom waiting room. Once you are at the front of this queue you will be accepted into the meeting and allocated to a breakout room where an advisor will be there to answer your questions. You can ask questions through the chat function, or you can unmute yourself and ask your questions verbally if you would prefer.

Disability advice sessions:

11:00–12:00
14:00–15:00

Mental health and counselling advice sessions

This Q&A session will be one to one confidential drop in sessions hosted by our Mental Health and Counselling team. When joining the session you will be entered into a queue in the zoom waiting room. Once you are at the front of this queue you will be accepted into the meeting and allocated to a breakout room where an advisor will be there to answer your questions. You can ask questions through the chat function, or you can unmute yourself and ask your questions verbally if you would prefer.

Mental health and counselling advice sessions:

11:00–12:00
14:00–15:00

Student funding advice sessions

These Q&A sessions will be one to one confidential drop in sessions hosted by our Student Funding team. When joining the session you will be entered into a queue in the zoom waiting room. Once you are at the front of this queue you will be accepted into the meeting and allocated to a breakout room where an advisor will be there to answer your questions. You can ask questions through the chat function, or you can unmute yourself and ask your questions verbally if you would prefer.

Student funding advice sessions:

11:00–12:00
14:00–15:00

We also have a helpful presentation all about student finance and budgeting:

Watch student finance and budgeting presentation

Student life sessions

Student life sessions:

10:00–11:00
13:00–14:00