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

Jump to your induction timetable

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.

Read our best practices in communicating digitally.

Welcome from Stephen Corbett, Head of the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome both new and returning students to the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature. We're pleased that you'll be joining us this academic year. It's important that you are fully engaged with your studies, so we provide a wide range of support, both academic and pastoral. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will help you to navigate support and opportunities throughout your study with us, such as the Academic Enrichment Programme offered by each subject area in the School.

I wish you success during your time with us.

Dr Stephen Corbett, Head of School

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

If you're having problems logging into Your Student View, please contact the Service Desk – call +44 023 9284 7777 or email servicedesk@port.ac.uk.

Your course page on Moodle will have more information about induction week (your course site can be found under the 'my sites' tab). Please check regularly for updates.

MONDAY 5 October 2020

No events

TUESDAY 6 October 2020

11.00am-12.00pm: Level 5&6 skills workshops

WEDNESDAY 7 October 2020

No events

THURSDAY 8 October 2020

9.00am-10.00am: Year meeting, Brigitte Leucht


The video will be available on Moodle from this time

12.00pm-1.00pm: Dissertation and Personal Tutor Groups


Please check Moodle to see which room to attend

FRIDAY 9 October 2020

11.00am-12.00am: Equality, Discrimination and Race in Britain seminar


Please check Moodle to see which room to attend

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

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