Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons) – Year 1: Induction information

Welcome

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 Trevor Keeble, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

I’m delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of Portsmouth. I’m so pleased that you have chosen to come and study with us and hope that your time at Portsmouth will be challenging, rewarding and fun. I’m very proud to work alongside the many talented people who make up our academic, technical and professional support teams in CCI. We have been working incredibly hard to ensure that your experience as a new student in the Faculty is excellent in spite of the challenges that we currently face as a consequence of the pandemic. Things will obviously be done slightly differently to how they have been done before 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 that your time at Portsmouth is a very happy one.

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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.

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.

You can also find out more about us at our Games Portal.

Meeting and working with other students

We'll be using Google Meet, Discord, Twitch and Webex to support group work.

Lectures and seminars will often be live-events hosted by Google Meet, Webex or Twitch.

Learning content for each of your modules can be found on Moodle.

Please use this invite link to join us on our Discord server. There are text and chat channels for each module, and a number of other channels with useful information and ways to become part of the community with your course mates, alumni and staff.

We also have a Facebook group,: Games Tech Crew, which we share with the students, staff and alumni from both Computer Games Enterprise and Computer Games Technology.

Welcome from the School of Creative Technologies

During your induction in the School of Creative Technologies, you'll meet staff who'll support and challenge you during your time at university. This includes your personal tutor, who'll work closely with you while you're a student here. You should aim to settle into university life as quickly as possible so you can start developing your understanding and skills. You're joining a community of staff and students, and we're all here to support you – don’t be afraid to ask if you’re unsure about anything.

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.

Monday 5th October


3.00pm-6.00pm: Year 1  Induction


Online Live


Tuesday 6th October


12.00pm-1.00pm: Competition Part 1


Online Live


Wednesday 7th October


12.00pm-1.00pm: Level 4 School Welcome


Online LIVE


Friday 9th October


9.00am-12.00pm: Competition Part 2


Online Live


Please also refer to your timetable for any teaching sessions



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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