Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology BA (Hons) – Year 2: Induction information


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

Message from Dr Theresa Callan, Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome back!  We are delighted to see you return to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

It's a rather different world than that which we knew but we all remain as passionate as ever about understanding it and together making it a better place.

I hope you have a productive and enjoyable academic year ahead - deepening your understanding about your subject area, catching up with your peers and tutors, and developing those skills which will prepare you for a successful career after your studies.

Best wishes

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Staying safe on campus

We have all the appropriate measures in place to keep you safe. 

We’ve invested £8 million in reopening the campus with hand sanitiser stations, temperature scanners, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, protective screens and two Covid-19 testing sites. These safety measures give you access to Covid-safe teaching rooms, the library and other student services across campus – plus IT resources and laptops you can borrow

We’ve made some changes to teaching, following Government safety advice. Most teaching sessions will be online to start with, and any face-to-face teaching will be in small groups with social distancing measures in place. 

As circumstances around the pandemic change, we may need to make further changes to courses for your safety and to comply with Government guidelines. Though it’s a fast moving situation, we'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any changes. The University and your course leader will inform you of these changes.

Find out more about campus and city life and what your study experience will be like.

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. Our International 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.

Meeting and working with other students

You'll meet other students through friendly forums within our virtual learning environment, Moodle. You'll have access to a school-wide common room and a specialist group for your course.

There's also a Facebook group, run for students by students, that you may wish to join; search for the University of Portsmouth Childhood Students 2020 Entry group. 

You'll have a one-to-one meeting with your personal tutor within the first five to six weeks, to help you build your individual relationship with your course. 

Read our best practices in communicating digitally.

Meet your lecturers

During induction week, you'll meet members of your course teaching and administration team, Faculty support staff and other new students. You'll be assigned a personal tutor in your first week, who is an experienced member of academic staff.

Welcome from Catherine Carroll-Meehan, Head of the School of Education and Sociology

Welcome back! It is hard to imagine that when I came around to do welcome talks last year, we would have had the year we had in 2019/20. One thing I have learnt about myself, my colleagues and our students during this period is that we are resilient, and in spite of all the challenges we finished the year successfully.

During the summer period, we're busily preparing to welcome you back to the campus. Please be reassured that many things will be the same, but you will notice some big differences. The University campus is planning a COVID-safe place with many safety measures in place for staff and students to engage in learning and teaching. In addition to the planned and timetabled face to face sessions, we'll support your learning with flexible options to study using blended materials on Moodle and other communication platforms online. See you soon from October 5th, and we look forward to an even more exciting and successful academic 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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Monday 5 October

Self-directed study

Tuesday 6 October

Self-directed study

Wednesday 7 October

11.30am–12.10pm: Welcome back meeting group 1

Mildam LE 1.01

12.10pm–12.50pm: Welcome back meeting group 2

Mildam LE 1.01

12.50pm–1.30pm: Welcome back meeting group 3

Mildam LE 1.01

2.00pm–3.00pm: What is new in Criminal Justice? CYS w/ Criminology ONLY


3.00pm–4.00pm: Information meeting with guest speakers and expectations


Thursday 8 October

1.00pm–2.00pm: Choice of workshops - Research Methods, Credibility of sources, Reflective writing


2.00pm–3.00pm: CYS w/psych 


Friday 9 October

Self-directed study

All induction sessions online will be conducted via Zoom. To ensure an enjoyable and stress-free experience during the Induction week, we highly encourage you to download and install the Zoom Application prior to 5th of October.

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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