Welcome

Welcome to Portsmouth and the first year of your degree. We hope you're excited to start your new life at university.

Message from Dr Theresa Callan, Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. We're delighted to welcome you to our diverse and inclusive community which is passionate about understanding the world, and discovering how we can individually and collectively contribute to making it a better place.

Over the next few years, you will learn about your chosen subject, make friends for life, and develop skills to prepare you for a successful career after your studies.

I wish you a productive and enjoyable University experience in which you realise your highest potential.

Best wishes
Theresa

Jump to your induction timetable

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.

Meeting and working with other students

You'll meet other students through friendly forums within our virtual learning environment, Moodle. You'll have access to a school-wide common room and a specialist group for your course. 

You'll have the chance to join the Sociology Society, and you can find us on Twitter and Instagram

Read our best practices in communicating digitally.

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 from Catherine Carroll-Meehan, Head of the School of Education and Sociology

Welcome to your studies in the School of Education and Sociology. You're embarking on an exciting new phase of your education at a time when we are all adapting to the challenges of living with COVID. Like anything new, you're bound to feel a bit nervous about what life will be like as a student, but be reassured that you'll make new friends, you'll learn new things, and you'll be challenged and grow during your time at University. You'll meet my colleagues in person for teaching sessions on campus, and your studies will be supported by blended learning materials on Moodle and other communication platforms. We are excited that you have decided to join us in Portsmouth in 2020, a year that many of us will never forget!

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 5 October 

11.00am–12.00pm: Sociology subject area welcome meeting

Online

2.00pm–3.00pm: BSc Sociology L4 cohort meeting

Online

Tuesday 6 October 

9.00am–10.00am: Taster lecture

Online

11.00am–1.00pm: Meet your tutor

Online and face-to-face

3.00pm–4.00pm: Social event

Online

Thursday 8 October

9.00am–10.00am: Drop in Q & A with your course leader

Online

All induction sessions online will be conducted via Zoom. To ensure an enjoyable and stress-free experience during the Induction week, we highly encourage you to download and install the Zoom Application prior to 5th of October.

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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