BSc (Hons) Social Work – Year 3: Induction information

Welcome

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.

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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.

Helen Sewell

Course Lead

helen.sewell@port.ac.uk

Welcome from Dr. Jason Oakley,  Head (Interim) of School

Welcome back to the School of Health and Care Professions. It was a challenging end to the academic year and I would like to thank you all for your support and professionalism.  We are now all looking forward to the new academic year and even in these unusual times our aim will be to deliver the best learning experience possible and ensure that you all have the opportunity to meet the learning outcomes of your course.   

In the first few weeks of your course we will also provide virtual means for you to meet your fellow students and the staff. We will also provide you with further details about how we will be delivering your course, utilising our simulation facilities and how we will be coordinating placements in light of the coronavirus.    Your course teams will be available via a variety of means, but in whichever way they can, they are there to support you in your studies and you mustn’t hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.  

I look forward to welcoming you back in person or virtually during the first few weeks and would like to take this opportunity to wish you well with your studies.

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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Monday 14 September

10.00am-11.00am Welcome back to BSC Social Work - live session

Welcome back and introduction to Level 6

Google Meet live session with Helen Sewell (Course Leader)

Level 6 group tutorials:

There will be group tutorials in induction week

Please see MYPort timetable for dates and times.

Personal tutors for Level 6 are:

  • Helen Sewell
  • Hanna Wilde
  • Nick Reeve

Module teaching and learning in induction week

The module coordinators for Level 6 are:

  • Project - Zimar Sivaredeen and Lucy Porteous
  • BSc Social Work placement 2 - Jeannette Rowsell - jeannette. rowsell@port.ac.uk
  • Safeguarding - Adults and Children - Helen Sewell
  • Professional development and Employment - Helen Sewell

Teaching starts in induction week for: 

  • Safeguarding-Adults and Children
  • Project
  • BSc Social Work placement Two

There will be live lecture-seminars for these modules to attend on line in week 9 dates to be confirmed

Please see details on Moodle module page and My Port timetable for lecture and seminar information

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

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