Media Studies 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.
Welcome message from Professor Trevor Keeble, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Welcome back! The past few months have been incredibly challenging so I am delighted to welcome you back to Portsmouth and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. I’m very proud to work alongside the many talented and innovative students and staff, that make up the community of CCI. We have been working incredibly hard to ensure that your experience returning to the Faculty is excellent in spite of the challenges that we currently face as a consequence of the pandemic. Things will be done slightly differently to before and will no doubt take some getting used to but I know that working safely together, we will thrive. Have a great year. I wish you every success in what you do and hope you enjoy a fantastic year.
Staying safe on campus
Most classes will be both non-practical and online during your first semester. For any practical filmmaking, you should prepare online by completing the ScreenSkills module Coronovirus Basic Awareness on Production Training. It takes approximately 40 minutes followed by a multiple choice test of 20 questions. Registration is required to access ScreenSkills.
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. 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. 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.
Welcome from the School of Film, Media and Communication
The School of Film, Media and Communication (FMC) is based in the Eldon Building. You'll find information about your course, academic issues, pastoral support and extra-curricular opportunities in the Film, Media and Communication (FMC) Common Room on Moodle (our virtual learning environment). Follow us on Twitter for upcoming opportunities and news.
Below you'll find your schedule of induction events, which you should read carefully. More support and information about what to expect during your studies is in your Student Handbook and the University assessment regulations.
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
Wednesday 7th October
1.00pm-2.00pm: Level 5 Meeting (with Van Norris)
Online Live via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/agd-cvad-dhz?hs=122&authuser=0
3.00pm-4.00pm: Personal Development 2 Plenary (with Emma Austin)
Online Live via Google Meet: http://meet.google.com/bpj-jqut-csf
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.