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

Welcome message from Professor Jeremy Howells, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

A very warm welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law. We are delighted that you have chosen to be with us this year and we want to ensure that, above all, you feel welcome and comfortable, especially during this time of uncertainty with Covid.

Your decision to study a course in Business, Economics or Law at Portsmouth will open up incredible opportunities for you as you develop your knowledge and skills during your time with us. Our world-leading academics and practitioners will help inform and shape your understanding of key issues within your chosen subject and discipline. Engagement with your subject will open new frontiers of knowledge as you develop and work towards your goals and aims for the future.

Please be open to taking up every opportunity available to you and engage in as many as you can. The experiences you have during your time here will be instrumental in shaping your life, both academically and socially. Your time with us will therefore be a period of personal growth for you and where you will make friends and take important decisions that will affect your whole life. Always remember that we are here for you.

Lastly, I wish you the very best with your studies. Be bold, be confident and never settle for second best!

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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.

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.

Emily Walsh


Read more about Emily Walsh

Charlotte Harrison


Read more about Charlotte Harrison

Alison Poole


Find out more about Alison Poole

Henry Pearce


Read more about Henry Pearce

A message from Caroline Strevens, the Head of Portsmouth Law School

We welcome our new students to the Portsmouth Law School. We look forward to meeting you and explaining your new learning environment. You will get to know your personal tutor in your first week and will be able to ask lots of questions. Do come to all our events because they are designed with you in mind.

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.

If you have not already activated your student account, please do so here. Your username will consist of "UP" followed by your student ID number (for example, UP123456).

Monday 5 October

9.00am–4.00pm - Welcome to the Law School

Course's Moodle Page

10.00am–10.30am - Welcome and what ICJS can offer (Law with Criminology only)

Course's Moodle Page

Before 2.00pm - Browse the Level 4 section of the Law Courses Moodle site

Course's Moodle Page

11.00am–1.00pm - Personal Tutor Allocation - Listed on the Level 4 section of the Law Courses Moodle site

Course's Moodle Page

2.00pm–3.00pm - Welcome meeting with your Personal Tutor

Course's Moodle Page

Tuesday 6 October

9.00am–4.00pm - Online registration continues

9.00am–10.30am - Browse the Law Courses Moodle site

Course's Moodle Page

11.00am–12.00pm - Tutor Group Meeting - Introduction the Library

Course's Moodle Page

2.30pm–3.30pm - Short intro to Academic Writing 101 (Law with Criminology only)

12.00pm–4.00pm - Tasks for you to do with your PT Support Group

Wednesday 7 October

9.00am–4.00pm - Online registration continues

10.00am–7.00pm - Freshers Fayre

Course's Moodle Page

10.00am–12.00pm - Look at the Level 4 Personal Tutor Handbook and the Course Handbook. Complete the induction quiz.

Course's Moodle Page

12.00pm–2.00pm - Continue browsing the Law Courses Moodle site

Course's Moodle Page

Thursday 8 October

10.00am–11.00am - Torture Debate (Law with Criminology only)

10.00am–11.00am - If you have any questions Alison Poole (Law level 4 tutor) is available in her office by prior appointment only

Timing TBC - Q&A Session: Criminology and Combined Honours (Law with Criminology only) with Dr Katherine Brown

Course's Moodle Page

Timing TBC - Meeting with Dr Melita Lazell (Law with International Relations only)

Course's Moodle Page

Timing TBC - Meeting with Dr Emily Walsh (Law with Business only)

Course's Moodle Page

Friday 9 October

10:00am–12.00pm - Find and complete the written Induction task

Course's Moodle Page

1.00pm –3.00pm - Student Law Society Activity (Places are limited so you must sign up in advance)

Courtroom, Anglesea Bulding

Before 5.00pm - Induction task deadline

Course's Moodle Page




Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.

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