BSc (Hons) Science with Foundation Year: Induction information


Welcome to Portsmouth and the first year of your degree. You're joining a community of staff and students who are all here to support and encourage you, and we hope you're excited to start your new life at university.

Over the next few years, you'll delve into your chosen subject, make friends for life, and develop skills to prepare you for a successful career after your studies.

We wish you every success in everything you do here at Portsmouth.

University arrangements for Monday 19 September

Induction activities on Monday 19 September have been rescheduled for the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, which will now be a UK bank holiday.

We will email you to confirm that your timetable has been updated.

Accessing your online accounts

If your induction includes online activities, you'll need your student account details to access them. Your username will consist of 'UP' followed by your student ID number (for example, UP123456).

You’ll also need to log into Moodle to find all the details about your course. You’ll only have access to Moodle once you complete your registration with us.

If you're having problems logging into any University systems, please contact the Service Desk – call +44 023 9284 7777 or email

Your first week timetable

Times are given in British Summer Time (BST)

Week Commencing 19 September 2022. 

Tuesday 20 September

11.00am – 12:00pm: Meet your tutor

An opportunity to meet with your personal tutor and your fellow course students.

  • Dennis Sciama Building, Room 1.07, 1.08 and 1.10
  • Lion Gate Building, Room 2.03 and 2.05
  • Portland Building, Room 1.66 and 1.67
(Room to be given during the Monday Course Welcome Session)

3.00pm – 5.00pm: Course leader welcome, tea and coffee session, and icebreakers

Join in for some games, quizzes and tea and coffee; whilst getting to know your tutors and fellow students.

Buckingham Building, Room 3.06

Wednesday 21 September

11.00am – 12:00pm: Health and Safety Talk

This is an introduction to Health and Safety on the course.

With Martin Schaefer (Health and Safety Coordinator), Brian Baily (Course Leader) and Joseph Dunlop.

Anglesea Building, Room 2.06


If you have any queries about your induction timetable, please contact or +44 23 9284 6967.

If one or some of your timetabled events has multiple venues or groups, your personal tutor will confirm where you need to go prior to induction week. Please also check your course Moodle page for further information.

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 weeks.

You'll need to join us in Portsmouth for the start of course. Information about registering, collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card) and ID checks for the new academic year will be sent to you by email. 

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.

Further information