Business With Business Communication Topup BA (Hons) - Year 3: Induction information


Welcome back to Portsmouth. We hope you enjoyed the summer and are excited to start the next year of your degree.

Welcome message from Professor Gioia Pescetto, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

Welcome back to your University and your course in the Faculty of Business and Law. I hope that you’ve had the opportunity to rest and recharge over the summer, even if this was a different summer. As a student in the Faculty, you are one of us and your experience is important to us. We wish to ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable.

Studying a course in Business, Economics or Law will provide incredible opportunities as you develop your knowledge and skills. Our expert academics and practitioners will help shape your understanding of critical issues within the discipline. Engagement with your subject will open new frontiers of knowledge as you develop and work towards your goals and aims for the future. The experiences you have during your time here will be instrumental in shaping your life, both academically and socially.

Do seriously consider every opportunity open to you and take as many as you can. Your time with us will be a period of personal growth for you. You will make friends for life and take important decisions. Always remember that we are here for you.

I wish you the best with your studies. Be bold, be confident, and never settle for second best!

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Staying safe on campus

We’ll have all appropriate safety measures and a few restrictions in place. And every building will be open in line with Government guidance – including teaching spaces, communal spaces, toilets, cafes and the library. For more information about how we're ensuring your safety on campus, head to the 'Campus and city life 2020/21' page.

Due to coronavirus, we've made some changes to teaching to keep you safe. You'll take part in most large teaching sessions online. And any face-to-face teaching will be in small groups with social distancing measures in place. We've set up sanitisation stations across campus, one-way systems in busy areas and protective screens at certain locations.

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the pandemic, we may need to make further changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these changes.

International and EU students 

If you're joining us from overseas, find out about our International Orientation events and what you need to do during your first week.

If you can't travel to the UK, or you don't feel safe to travel, your course's first teaching block will be delivered completely online. The majority of Orientation events will also be online, so you'll still be able to get involved in welcome talks and social activities, as well as meet other new students.

Meet your lecturers

We're looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to your first lecture. Below you'll find information of key lecturers who'll teach you during your first teaching block.

Khaldoon Albitar

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Welcome message from Claire Sparrow, Head of Undergraduate Business Courses in the Faculty of Business and Law

A warm welcome from the Portsmouth Business School. Wherever you are from – and wherever you are studying this term – you are a part of the Business School and this is your academic home within the University.  

We know things are a bit different at the moment while we all need to take steps to study and socialise in a safe way. Your learning has been designed with a mixture of face to face and online material and activities. The University is gold-rated for its teaching and learning and you will be working with skilled lecturers who will ensure you get the best educational experience possible. 
Many of you have had a long break from intensive study and may be a bit worried about getting back into the swing of things. We understand and we will be supporting you to rekindle your enthusiasm as well as brush up your study skills.
The first step is to engage with your induction programme. It has been designed to help you understand your course this year and how things will work - as well as the incredibly important part of helping you to connect with others. Keep talking to each other and to us. We are all here to help you thrive and succeed in the coming year. Good luck and have an excellent year!

Your induction timetable

You'll need your student account details to access many of your online induction activities. If you haven't already activated your student account, please activate it now. Your username will consist of 'UP' followed by your student ID number (for example, UP123456).

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Tuesday 6 October

3.00pm–5.30pm: Introduction to the degree and meet staff

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Thursday 8 October

10.00–12.00pm: First personal tutorial session

Location: Anglesea 0.28

Friday 9 October

11.00am–12.30pm: With Comms Course Meeting/Q&A Session (details to be advised)

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Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.

We recommend you bookmark, favourite or save a link to this webpage so you can revisit it before you arrive and when you're on campus.

Further information

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