Leadership Business And Management Top Up BA (Hons) - Year 1: Induction information
Welcome to Portsmouth and the first year of your degree. We hope you're excited to start your new life at university.
Welcome message from Professor Jeremy Howells, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law
A very warm welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law. We are delighted that you have chosen to be with us this year and we want to ensure that, above all, you feel welcome and comfortable, especially during this time of uncertainty with Covid.
Your decision to study a course in Business, Economics or Law at Portsmouth will open up incredible opportunities for you as you develop your knowledge and skills during your time with us. Our world-leading academics and practitioners will help inform and shape your understanding of key issues within your chosen subject and discipline. Engagement with your subject will open new frontiers of knowledge as you develop and work towards your goals and aims for the future.
Please be open to taking up every opportunity available to you and engage in as many as you can. The experiences you have during your time here will be instrumental in shaping your life, both academically and socially. Your time with us will therefore be a period of personal growth for you and where you will make friends and take important decisions that will affect your whole life. Always remember that we are here for you.
Lastly, I wish you the very best with your studies. Be bold, be confident and never settle for second best!
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
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.
The Faculty Office is on the ground floor of Richmond Building (also known as MyPort Richmond), where staff can answer questions and support you as you find your way around the University. You can also contact them by email at email@example.com.
You should attend all timetabled induction activities and regularly check for messages from the University, which will be sent to the contact details provided on your application.
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).
Log into your Moodle course page
Tuesday 6 October
4.00pm–4.20pm: Welcome by Elaine Rust, Course Leader
4.20pm–4.30pm: Introduction to Course Administrator
4.30–5.00pm: Introduction to Module Coordinators
5.00pm–5.30pm: Introduction to Study Support with Karen Findon, Study Support Tutor
5.30pm–5.45pm: Refreshment break
5.45pm–6.00pm: Former student insight with Michelle Kane
6.00pm–6.30pm: Activity (TBC)
6.30pm–7.00pm: Question and answers with Elaine
Location: Richmond Building 2.01 (TBC)
Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.
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