Physics BSc (Hons)/MPhys – Year 3: Induction information
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.
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.
Welcome message from Dr Hooshyar Assadullahi, Associate Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics
Welcome back to Physics at the University of Portsmouth.
This year - at least for the start - we'll be offering a blend of online and campus-based activities. I'm sure you have plenty of questions but your lecturers, personal tutors and I will be able to address them all during induction week. If you'd like to discuss anything before induction week please don't hesitate to contact me.
To help you adapt to the new and more socially distanced approach, we'll encourage you even further to speak with other students on your course and enjoy the community of Physics students here at the University.
We very much look forward to seeing you in October for another busy but exciting year ahead.
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.
Thursday 8 October
Physics conference. Go to Zoom session.
Friday 9 October
Associate Head of Physics curriculum: Induction. Go to Zoom session.
Careers information. Go to Zoom session.
Meet your personal tutor. Online. You'll be sent the link by your personal tutor ahead of the session.
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.