Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng – Year 2: Induction information

Welcome

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 Djamel Ait-Boudaoud, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Technology

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Portsmouth.

While we live in a rapidly changing world and despite the challenges facing our society in these unprecedented times, one thing that hasn't changed is that the learning and skills you'll gain here will remain in great demand around the world for now and in the future.

Each year, around 1,000 students graduate from courses in the Faculty of Technology. These graduates are making big differences to the world, whether it be helping to protect the environment by exploring alternative energies, building water treatment plants in developing countries, helping to keep the nation's data systems secure, or educating the next generation of maths teachers.

Such great expectations might seem daunting at the moment, and we understand that studying at University can have its difficult moments, but we've all been in your position ourselves and are here to help you. Be intellectually curious, make use of the resources available, and if there's ever something you need help with, feel free to ask.

You have the potential to succeed on your course, to excel and make a positive difference in the world. We're here to help make this happen. I look forward to congratulating you when the time comes for you to graduate.

Jump to your induction timetable

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.

Meeting and working with other students

The Mechanical Engineering Moodle page contains course-related information you'll find useful throughout your studies. You can use the forum to post questions and chat with other students on the course.

All your taught modules have dedicated Moodle pages which are listed on your Moodle course page.

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.

Jovana Radulovic

Course Leader

jovana.radulovic@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find out more about Dr Jovana Radulovic

Sergey Khaustov

Teaching Fellow

sergey.khaustov@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Sergey Khaustov

James Buick

Senior Lecturer

james.buick@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr James Buick

Dr Antigoni Barouni

antigoni.barouni@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find out more about Dr Antigoni Barouni

Petko Petkov

Senior Lecturer

petko.petkov@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Petko Petkov

Mariana Dotcheva

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader

mariana.dotcheva@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Mariana Dotcheva

Welcome message by Dr Jovana Radulovic, Interim Head of the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

We're delighted to welcome you back.

You'll find all the information and resources you'll need to get started this term on the welcome pages on the MyPort website.

The beginning of this academic year will be a little different - there'll be additional safety measures around the campus, and we've been working hard to develop an accessible and stimulating blend of online and on-campus learning.

You'll receive a lot of information during induction week. You'll meet with your course team and personal tutor and you'll have opportunities catch-up with your course mates and find out more about clubs, societies and extracurricular activities.

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.

Tuesday 6 October

1.00pm–5.00pm

Meet your Personal Tutor. Online. You'll be sent an invite link directly from your Personal Tutor. 

Thursday 8 October

10.00am–11.00am

Welcome to the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering. Go to Webex session. The password will be emailed to you. 

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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