Economics. Finance And Banking BSc Econ (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!

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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.

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.

Giorgio Bendoni

Read more about Giorgio Bendoni

Alan Leonard

Read more about Alan Leonard

Paul Lovejoy

Read more about Paul Lovejoy

Georgios Magkonis

Read more about Georgios Magkonis

A welcome message from Lester C Hunt, Head of the Economics and Finance Subject Group

We welcome new and returning students to the Economics and Finance Subject Group. You join us for a year of substantial economic change, when an ability to think systematically and factually about the consequences of the global pandemic, the US election, and Britain’s transition to a new trade rules, will be valued skills. We are making some changes to the ways in which we interact. But the fundamentals of our approach – focus, intent, commitment, and enthusiasm – remain unaltered.

It will be particularly important this year that we work together. Our experience since March is that communication has become more important when we meet less often. So please stay alert to emails for news and updates as things will change often and regularly check the University web pages. Ask often, whether your query be great or small. And never be afraid to ask for support and guidance if you are finding the year difficult.

Higher education is changing and we are embracing the new. We look forward to working with you and on behalf of our subject group I wish you every success in this year’s journey through the world of economics.

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

Monday 5 October 

11:00-12:00 Welcome – Course Leader, Adam Cox and Year tutor, Giorgio Bendoni

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13:00-14:00 Meet your personal tutor

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Tuesday 6 October 

10:00-10:50 Mathematics for Economists
11:00-11:50 Statistics for Economists 
13:00-13:50 Macroeconomics 
14:00-14:50 Microeconomics 

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Wednesday 7 October

10:00-10:50 Issues in Economics/Issues in Finance and Banking
11:00-11:50 Professional Development Planning for Economists 
12:00-12:50 Planning for success at Level 4

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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.

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