Business And Supply Chain Management BSc (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 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.
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.
A welcome message from Mark Xu, Head of the Operations and Systems Management Subject Group
A warm welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law and thank you for choosing the courses offered by the Operations and Systems Management subject group. We know these are uncertain times and we are doing our best to make your time in the faculty as interesting and safe as is possible to be. Please keep an eye on the website and your emails for news and updates as things will change often, as they have been since the start of the pandemic.
This is the year we have seen our first batch of successful graduates from the BSc (Hons) Business and Supply Chain Management, and launched a new degree in MSc Digital Business Management alongside the existing degrees in Project Management and Strategic Quality Management. You have embarked upon an exciting life change journey and we hope that you use all opportunities to develop your potential and to make a difference in the new world.
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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Tuesday 6 October
12.00pm–1.00pm: BSc Business and Supply Chain Management Induction
Location, LG 2.04b
Thursday 8 October
12.00pm–1.00pm: Online Course Talks
Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.
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