BSc (Hons) Marine Environmental Science – Year 2: Induction information
Welcome back to Portsmouth. We hope you enjoyed the summer and are excited to start the next year of your degree.
Message from Professor Sherria Hoskins, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Health
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to the Faculty of Science. Many things about our world are very different at the moment but one thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to giving you a fantastic experience at University.
This year, approximately 1,500 students graduated from one of our programmes. I feel immensely proud that we have made such a significant contribution to the pool of scientists and health practitioners.
Science and health studies represent an adventure of the mind, seeking truth that can make a difference to the world, as we have seen more than ever in recent times. I hope we give you an understanding of how to use your knowledge and an understanding of its intrinsic value to yourselves and others.
I also hope that we inspire you with confidence and curiosity throughout your studies so that you can go on to realise your own vision; to know the world as it is and be able to imagine it as it might be, to glimpse the possibilities of change, of improvement and of your contribution.
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.
Welcome from Michelle Hale, Head of School
Welcome back to the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences! Teaching and assessment are going to be a little bit different this year, but we are following best practice in developing a blended learning approach to the delivery of your modules. We will be taking a flipped learning approach to a lot of teaching delivery, where you will be able to cover lecture content online, in your own time, and face-to-face teaching will be focused on applying the knowledge that you have learned in laboratory, fieldwork, workshop and seminar sessions in small, socially distanced groups. As always, your personal tutor will be your first port of call for support and guidance, so please attend your tutorials and let your tutor know if you have any issues. Wishing you all the best for an exciting year of learning!
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
Tuesday 6th October
3.00pm-4.00pm: Induction Group 1 - Q&A session (Sarah Reynolds)
Buckingham Building 3.03
4.00pm-5.00pm Induction Group 2 - Q&A session (Sarah Reynolds)
Buckingham Building 3.03
Note: Students will be informed of their group via email prior to induction
Wednesday 7 October
2.00pm-2.45pm: Yr 2 Online Induction event - for remote learner
See Moodle course page for link to zoom meeting.
Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.
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