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

Welcome message from Professor Gioia Pescetto, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law. We're pleased that you've chosen to be with us this year. We wish to ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable.

Your decision to study a course in Business, Economics or Law will provide incredible opportunities as you develop your knowledge and skills. Our expert academics and practitioners will help shape your understanding of critical issues within the discipline. Engagement with your subject will open new frontiers of knowledge as you develop and work towards your goals and aims for the future. The experiences you have during your time here will be instrumental in shaping your life, both academically and socially.

Do seriously consider every opportunity open to you and take as many as you can. Your time with us will be a period of personal growth for you. You will make friends for life and take important decisions. Always remember that we are here for you.

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

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.

Meet your lecturers

We're looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to your first lecture. Below you'll find information of key lecturers who'll teach you during your first teaching block.

Matthew Atkins


Read more about Matthew Atkins

Pat Feast


Read more about Pat feast

Daniel Bedford


Read more about Daniel Bedford

Caroline Cox


Read more about Caroline Cox

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 - 9 October (all week)

By Level 6 you will already be mostly familiar with the way the University works – though we know things might be a bit different from usual this year! As there cannot be a live induction lecture there will be video recordings and documents with useful information available on the 'A doorway to Law – The Law Courses Moodle Page'. This info will be available from Monday 5th October.

At Level 6 your personal tutor is also your supervisor on one of your optional modules. If you are doing the Law in Practice or Legal Clinic modules then your personal tutor is your supervisor on that course, if you are doing a Dissertation then your personal tutor is your Dissertation supervisor, and if you are doing a Legal Project then your personal tutor is your Legal Project Supervisor. Please send an email this week to introduce yourself to your personal tutor and to arrange an initial online meeting (most personal tutor contact this year will be online).

Wednesday 7 October

2.00pm–3.00pm: Students who are studying on the Legal Clinic module this year will have received an email from Pat Feast inviting them to an online Induction specific to that course. Please contact pat.feast@port.ac.uk if you should have received this email and have not got it.

Thursday 8 October

1.00pm–2.30pm: Drop in Question and Answer session. As I can’t give an induction lecture, you can come and ask me any questions you have face to face. You do not have to come, only come if you have questions, as I can only see students one or two at a time to answer their questions. You can also email me with any questions you have: matthew.atkins@port.ac.uk 

Location Portland 1.66

3.00pm–4.00pm: For students returning from placement last year, we know the transition back to university can be hard. If you are returning to study from a placement last year then you can come along to hear about any changes to study since your second year and to meet other returning placement students so you have some contacts from your original year group.

Location Portland 1.66

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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