The first week of term is known as ‘induction’. During this time your tutor will show you around and introduce you to other College staff, arrange a programme of activities to help you settle into the College, your course and life as a City College Plymouth student.

Your induction may include:

  • meeting your tutor, lecturers and other students on your course/study programme
  • enrolling on your course/study programme and getting your student ID card and lanyard (which you need to wear at all times when at College)
  • an outline of your course/study programme, assessment methods and a timetable for your course/study programme
  • an introduction to Student Central (the gateway to all learning platforms and student support services)
  • an overview of the faculty you are joining, including information on useful people to contact
  • a tour of the College, including the new social distancing measures designed to keep you safe 
  • an introduction to the library and computer facilities, and any specialist learning resources for your course/study programme
  • an introduction to our Work Placements team and how our links with employers can benefit you
  • more information on:
    • financial support for students, including meal support
    • careers education and guidance
    • travel and subsidised travel passes
    • being safe in the College
    • how to change course/study programme if you are not happy
    • the College’s Students’ Union and activity teams
  • a fun team-building exercise, which could be off-site
  • for University of Plymouth or Plymouth Marjon University higher education students, an introduction to the support, facilities and events available to you through the universities.

Throughout induction you will be given plenty of opportunities to ask College staff questions. We are here to help you get the most out of your experience.

‘STEP-IN’ for Higher Education Students

If you are a higher education student, during the second week of term you will start your teaching timetable. In addition, during this time your group will be invited to join in a number of ‘STEP’ activities to support your transition into higher education. Whether you have come straight from A Levels or are returning to education for a career change, we want to make the transition as smooth as possible for you.

STEP activities may include:

  • study skills support
  • team building activities
  • motivational talks
  • subject specific masterclasses
  • budget management
  • IT support
  • site visits
  • talks from employers/industry experts.
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