Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at University Centre South Devon!
The HE team are looking forward to welcoming you to UCSD for the coming academic year.
Our tutors have prepared videos to welcome you onto your course. Use the button below to find your course.
Stepping Up to Higher Education
The Stepping up to Higher Education programme has been developed in conjunction with UCSD students and what they consider to be helpful to know before teaching commences.
The Stepping Up to Higher Education programme consists of five online guides and two practical workshops.
The online guides introduce new concepts and provide advice and guidance to help you make the transition to university level study. The two workshops enable you to apply and practice the skills you need to be a university student and successful professional.
Go to the Stepping Up to Higher Education programme page here.
Enrolment will be taking place online over the summer term, once you have a confirmed unconditional place. You will receive an email inviting you to complete the online enrolment form along with some instructions and more information about starting your programme in September.
A copy of the enrolment instructions can be found here, please note you will only be able to complete your enrolment once you have confirmed your qualifications with the HE Team.
24 hours after enrolling your online induction will be available to you.
Your online induction has been developed in conjunction with UCSD students and teaching teams to collate together the information you need prior to your onsite induction.
The online induction consists of three guides, once you have completed them you will be prompted to an online form to confirm that you have watched the videos, actioned the points and understood the information provided.
Onsite induction for September 2021 consists of one day and starts the week commencing 20th September 2021 for the majority of our programmes. Those on the Diploma in Education and Training (DET) and some Health programmes will have their induction the week commencing 13th September 2021.
Please see the table below with your day and start times for the onsite induction:
|Monday 20th||09:00||BA (Hons) Leadership and Management|
|Monday 20th||09:30||FdSc Biosciences|
|Monday 20th||10:00||FdSc Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management|
|Tuesday 21st||09:30||FdSc Psychology and Counselling Skills|
|Tuesday 21st||09:30||FdSc Psychology and Criminology|
|Tuesday 21st||09:30||FdSc Psychology and Sociology|
|Tuesday 21st||10:00||FdSc Computing|
|Tuesday 21st||10:00||FdSc Sports Coaching and Fitness|
|Wednesday 22nd||09:00||BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science|
|Wednesday 22nd||09:00||BSc (Hons) Coaching (both pathways)|
|Wednesday 22nd||09:30||FdA Contemporary Arts Practice|
|Wednesday 22nd||09:30||FdA Illustration with Graphics and Animation|
|Wednesday 22nd||10:00||BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering|
|Wednesday 22nd||10:00||FdSc/HNC Civil and Coastal Engineering|
|Wednesday 22nd||10:00||FdSc/HNC Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering|
|Wednesday 22nd||10:00||FdSc/HNC Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering|
|Wednesday 22nd||10:00||FdSc/HNC Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment|
|Thursday 23rd||09:00||FdSc Animal Science|
|Thursday 23rd||09:00||FdSc/HNC Marine Technologies|
|Thursday 23rd||09:30||FdA Film and Photography|
|Thursday 23rd||09:30||FdA Games and Interactive Design|
|Thursday 23rd||09:30||FdSc Outdoor Leadership|
|Thursday 23rd||10:00||BA (Hons) Child Development and Education|
|Thursday 23rd||13:00||BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society|
|Friday 24th||10:00||FdA Education and Childhood|
|Friday 24th||10:00||FdA Working with Children, Young People and Families|
Teaching will start the week commencing Monday 27th September (although not all programmes will start on the Monday).
There are also some exceptions to this, including DET and some Health students, who may be starting slightly earlier or later, these will be communicated directly to you over the summer period.
Provisional timetables will be available in the summer term of 2021 for September starts.
If your course does not appear in the list below, please check back over the summer to view your provisional timetable.
You will be able to access your timetable though SDConnect (our app) after enrolment. Information on how to access this app will be provided to you after enrolment.
Student Support Hub
The Student Support Hub (SSH) offers a range of services and is students’ first port of call for study, wellbeing, disability, employability and progression support.
To find out more about the services and support we provide to our students please click here
If you have a disability, make sure you get in touch so we can discuss what support we can put in place for you – email us at [email protected] or call us on 01803 540728.
House shares are available for September, these consist of a room in a house share with other students, at a cost of £425-475 per month, inclusive of all bills and fully furnished! These are located in the local area of Torbay with good travel links to UCSD.
Information has been made available via our Essential Information pages including our Student Contract, which is the contract agreed between you and South Devon College when you accept your offer. You can view the contract here: Consumer rights for USCD student 2021/22
If you need a copy of the contract, or any of the other documents in a different format, please contact us by emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to provide this for you.