Hello and welcome to your online induction. There are three parts to the induction – each one contains important information, videos and links to help prepare you for university study and make the most of your time at UCSD. At the end of each part, you will be asked to complete a quick quiz. 

Once you have completed all three parts, you will be prompted to complete an online form to confirm that you have watched the videos and understood the information provided. 


Contact us

If you need support or have any questions relating to the online induction: email [email protected] or phone 01803 540780.  

COVID-19: our safety measures and plans for delivery

During this time of change, our priority is to ensure that you can enjoy a safe and successful student experience. We want you to feel comfortable, knowing what to expect and how to prepare for university life at UCSD.

Follow this link to our 2020/21 FAQs to read about the safety measures we have in put in place on campus and our plans for September.

Part One

The Student Charter

Being successful in university education requires commitment, determination and partnership between students and staff. Our Student Charter sets out what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you. Read the Student Charter here.

Meet the Team

Meet the members of staff working alongside academic teams to help you make the most of your time at UCSD. Visit our Meet the Team page.

Before you come onto campus, please familiarise yourself with the interactive information resources below:

Digital Skills Assessment

South Devon College are running initial digital skills assessment sessions. These are designed for you to come and find out your current working level so that we can better support your digital skills development. Click here to find out more.

Part Two

Please complete the following activities in your own time during the week of your onsite induction (21st -25th September).

Essential Information

The following video shares essential information relating to the academic calendar, your student ID card, council tax reduction, car parking, student accommodation and the UCSD bursary.

Student Support Hub

The resource below introduces our Student Support Hub and the range of support available. You can also visit our Student Support Hub webpage for more information and self-help resources.

If you would like to request support, you can complete this form for help with almost anything relating to your studies – from study skills, wellbeing, support with a disability and research methods, to Student Finance, academic regulations and employability.

Stepping Up to Higher Education

Stepping Up to Higher Education provides information and practical advice on stepping up to study at degree level. Through a series of interactive tutorials, find out about the skills you need at university and how it differs from what you have done before.

If you completed the Stepping Up to Higher Education videos, activities and reading over the summer, you have now completed part two.

If you have not yet completed Stepping Up to Higher Education, access the tutorials here.

Part Three

Learning Resources

The resource below provides information on the learning resources available to you at UCSD, including how to search for books and access journals and databases online.

Academic practice and assessment procedures

The following animations cover some academic practice and assessment procedures which it is important to be aware of, for effective study. Please watch the animations and raise any questions with your lecturer or email [email protected]

Additional information for University of Plymouth students

If your degree is awarded through the University of Plymouth, please work your way through the interactive resource below. It covers some additional information to support you in your studies.

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