Welcome from your Dean
"As I started to write this welcome, I was struck by how easy it was to find positive words to describe the staff, students and programmes that I am responsible for as Dean. Motivated, passionate, supportive and friendly can be applied to both students and staff; for our programmes, it would be involving, relevant, experiential and, for many, professionally-accredited.
At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the desire to give you programmes that are driven by research-informed teaching and are at the leading edge in their fields. We want you to be hands-on with as much of our equipment as possible, to develop skills as well as knowledge.
If you arenâ€™t in the lecture theatre or the lab, you may well be in the field â€“ we are lucky to have a location that supports our field-based programmes. If you are not on a field-based programme, you will still find the sea, the moors and the city to be very beneficial for social and leisure activities.
Iâ€™ve been at Plymouth since July 2014 but I still recall what I experienced then and what you will find when you come to Plymouth â€“ the warmth of the welcome, the friendly, supportive environment and the thrill of discovering the amazing things that we do here. I look forward to you joining me and experiencing this for yourselves.
Professor Kevin Jones
Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering