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Freshers Events

First weeksInformation on Freshers Events and Activities can be found in the What’s on Guide. A hard copy of the guides will be handed out at your Registration, as well as being located at key points around the campus.

Some events just require you to turn up, whereas others need you to have signed up before hand.

Details of this can be found in the Guide.

Get online

Wireless Internet access is available across the campus. Click here for information on how to connect to MarjonWiFi.

Please note it is ESSENTIAL that you read through the ICT Usage: Code of Practice and comply by the rules set out in the document.

Accessing your university email account

The University uses student email accounts as its primary form of communication with you. It ESSENTIAL that you check your University email on a daily basis. Please also remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that your inbox has enough memory to receive incoming vital information.

Further information on accessing your University email will be provided at your compulsory IT @ Marjon session during Welcome Week. (Your Welcome Week schedule can be found once you complete online enrolment). There are also a number of guides available in the email section of our FAQs page.

If you experience any problems with your email, click here for information about possible causes and how to contact Computing and Media Services.

Change your university password

For information on how to change your University email password,  Click here.

Accessing your study timetable

If a student has successfully online enrolled then their study timetables can be access via these steps:

  • Go to the Main University Website .
  • Scroll down to the very bottom of the page.
  • There you will find a black tab with a link entitled “Staff & Students” in the far right hand corner.
  • Click “Staff & Students”.
  • Clicking that will present you with a red bar. Click the link called “Learning Space”.
  • You will then be taken to Learning Space (your virtual learning environment that you will use on a regular basis as a student).
  • Log in using your username/password log in (the one that allowed you to online enrol).
  • Once logged in click the tab on the top right hand corner called “My Marjon” and scroll down to the “My Timetable” option and click.
  • You will then be able to access your study timetable.

* Please note that the creation of new timetables is a lengthy process and therefore some courses will not be able to view their timetables yet. If your timetable appears blank, do not panic. Students whose timetables are not currently ready will be by 5 days before the start of their course*

In addition, if you are confident that you have successfully online enrolled, as well as registered, and can still not log into Learning Space to access your timetable, please email LSHelp@marjon.ac.uk.

Information Hub

Who are we:

Alison Spencer – Campus Services Manager
Janine Borne – Senior Information Hub Assistant
Lisa Byrne – Information Hub Assistant
Ann Cullum – Information Hub Assistant

What we do:

  • Customer enquiries; students, visitors in person, by email and telephone – acting as a first contact assistance
  • Maintaining student records – Unit-e
  • Student Accommodation – campus allocations
  • External letting
  • Issue of keys
  • Out of Hours Security
  • Mail – collect your mail from the Hub or drop off mail to go
  • Green travel – sale of bus vouchers, parking permit processing and staff car hire

Contact:

Email: info@marjon.ac.uk
Phone: 01752 636700
In person: University Main Entrance

Library

During Registration students will be provided with their University Card. You will need your card to use the Library’s services and facilities and to use the University’s multi-functional devices to print, photocopy and scan.

The University Library aims to provide you with all the resources you need for your studies. As well as print and electronic resources there are a range of study spaces to fit your needs. Our staff also offer support with research enquiries and run training sessions to enable you to get the most out of our resources. To ensure all students benefit from our services we ask you to respect other users and comply with our rules and regulations

Get the Marjon App

Marjon Mobile is the official app for students, staff and visitors of Plymouth Marjon University. By logging in to the app using Marjon account details students can quickly gain access to a range of personalised information including their timetable and campus updates.

The Marjon Mobile app is also used for the ‘Marjon Checkin’ system. Use the app for checking into timetabled sessions as well as any private study or events where a ‘CheckIn’ QR code is visible in that location.

For more information on the mobile app Click here

Get Involved

Getting used to a new environment is not always easy but the best way is to get involved.

There are a range of volunteer opportunities, both one-off and longer-term with local charities. You can build up your volunteering hours towards an award.

There are also opportunities wth the Student Union, just pop into their office or check out their websiteFacebook Page or Twitter to find out how to become a Student Rep, join or start a society or club, volunteer with the Student Union, or get involved in their events!

The Chaplaincy also has a range of volunteering opportunities and holds regular social events for students. Many of the events they hold are not faith related, but they always include food! More details can be found on their Facebook Page.

Look out for new opportunities during Welcome Week!

Bus Travel

There are three bus companies in Plymouth – StagecoachPlymouth City Bus and Target Travel. You can buy daily, weekly and monthly tickets for travel with most of these bus companies.

The Information Hub offer weekly discounted tickets for the Stagecoach bus service, and you can also get your free George Park & Ride bus voucher from the Information Hub. For more travel information speak to staff at the Information Hub.

Buses going towards the City Centre (the Number 1 Stagecoach Service and the 42A, B, and C Plymouth City Bus service) will stop at Royal Parade.

IT Guides and Support

If you need support with any of the applications used at Marjon, visit the Marjon Digital Skills help site by clicking here

For a list of FAQs relating to all things online, click here.

Please note it is ESSENTIAL that you read through the ICT Usage: Code of Practice and comply by the rules set out in the document.

Making Friends

There is nothing wrong with being independent but sometimes everyone needs a good friend, especially if you are moving away from home for the first time. At times like these it is only natural to feel lonely sometimes when you are separated from friends, family and familiar places.

Often the best way to combat these feelings and help you to settle in is by meeting new people. Be friendly, smile, join in social activities on offer (as can be found in the What’s on Guide 2018) and try something new!

There are a range of volunteer opportunities, both one-off and longer-term with local charities. You can build up your volunteering hours towards an award. There are also opportunities with the Student Union, just pop into their office or check out their Facebook Page to find out how to become a Student Rep, join or start a society or club, volunteer with the Student Union, or get involved in their events!

The Chaplaincy also has a range of volunteering opportunities and holds regular social events for students. Many of the events they hold are not faith related, but they always include food!

If you do find yourself feeling a bit lonely or homesick or you have any concerns or personal issues that are stopping you from feeling at home or joining in, you can make an appointment with our Well-being Signposting Service (email studentsupport@marjon.ac.uk) or drop into the Chaplaincy Listening Post (drop-in to the Chapel Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm or email mparkman@marjon.ac.uk).

Payment of Fees

For information on funding and payment of fees please click here

*Students must register at university or college to get their first student finance payment.

Our ‘Getting Paid’ film explains what steps they need to take to get their money in time for the start of their course. It can be shared on your website and across your social media channels to help make sure students know what they need to do to get paid as quickly as possible – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4wogSHG9Pv_ms0a7p7lqJQ7-A5ZoNGuN

The ‘Student Finance Zone’ also has some tips on how students can make sure they get their money in time for the start of their course.

Looking after yourself at University

For information and guidance on looking after yourself at University go to the Health and Wellbeing pages in the who to talk to pages.

Keeping Safe Online and Protecting your IT equipment

For information on keeping safe online and protecting your IT equipment please click here

Have your Say @ Marjon

Student Representatives are the voice of students at Plymouth Marjon University. They are elected/volunteered at the start of the academic year to represent their coursemates at Staff Student Liasion Committes (SSLCs) and the Student Experience Council (SEC). The role of a Student Rep is a highly rewarding one. You get to make a real difference to the student experience by discussing and influencing important decisions and changes at the University, plus it looks great on a CV!

Interested in becoming a Student Rep? Tell your Programme Leader so they can pass on your details to the SEC Secretary. If you have any other questions you can also speak with the MSU as the President & Deputy President are Co-Vice Chairs of SEC. Alternatively, you can talk with the SEC Secretary who is based in Student Support.

More information can be found on the ‘Have Your Say’ section of Learning Space. You will need to be logged into Learning Space to view all the documents.
Keep up to date with all things Student Experience Council related by following Have your say… @marjonSEC on Twitter.

Voting in Local & General Elections

For up to date information on how to register to vote in national/local elections as a student then please click here.