Law With International Relations Llb (Hons) - Year 2: Induction information


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 Gioia Pescetto, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

Welcome back to your University and your course in the Faculty of Business and Law. I hope that you’ve had the opportunity to rest and recharge over the summer, even if this was a different summer. As a student in the Faculty, you are one of us and your experience is important to us. We wish to ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable.

Studying 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

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

Cheryl Buck

Read more about Cheryl Buck

Sarah Atkins

Read more about Sarah Atkins

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

We welcome our students back 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

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

All day: Today will focus on a series of activities. In order to access these please visit the ‘A doorway to Law - Law Courses Moodle site’ and click on the Level 5 button. You will see a link to induction week – please click on this and complete the chapter entitled ‘Monday – Welcome to Level 5’

Moodle login

Tuesday 6 October

1.00pm–2.00pm: Meet your personal tutor. You will receive an email introducing you to your personal tutor and the room that you will be meeting them in. Please refer back to this email or visit the ‘A doorway to Law - Law Courses Moodle site’ for details.

Please check your emails

Wednesday 7 October

Today will focus on a series of online activities focusing on your move up to Level 6. Please visit 'A doorway to Law - Law Courses Moodle site' for details of this and follow the chapter entitled ‘Wednesday – Thinking Ahead to Level 6'.

Moodle login

1.00pm–2.00pm: Online question and answer session with Level 5 Tutor Cheryl Buck and CLE representative Vicki Brown.

Log into google meet via Moodle

Thursday 9 October

11.00am–12.30pm: LexisNexis Training with Freya Piper – Certificate Awarded upon successful completion

Join via zoom via Moodle

2.00pm–3.30pm: Online Westlaw Training  - Certificate Awarded upon successful completion

Do the exercises here

Friday 9 October

12.00pm–1.00pm: Drop-in Session with Cheryl Buck  - here to answer any last minute questions you may have

Moodle login


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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