Welcome

Welcome back to Portsmouth. We hope you enjoyed the summer and are excited to start the next year of your degree.

Welcome message from Professor Djamel Ait-Boudaoud, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Technology

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Portsmouth.

While we live in a rapidly changing world and despite the challenges facing our society in these unprecedented times, one thing that hasn't changed is that the learning and skills you'll gain here will remain in great demand around the world for now and in the future.

Each year, around 1,000 students graduate from courses in the Faculty of Technology. These graduates are making big differences to the world, whether it be helping to protect the environment by exploring alternative energies, building water treatment plants in developing countries, helping to keep the nation's data systems secure, or educating the next generation of maths teachers.

Such great expectations might seem daunting at the moment, and we understand that studying at University can have its difficult moments, but we've all been in your position ourselves and are here to help you. Be intellectually curious, make use of the resources available, and if there's ever something you need help with, feel free to ask.

You have the potential to succeed on your course, to excel and make a positive difference in the world. We're here to help make this happen. I look forward to congratulating you when the time comes for you to graduate.

Jump to your induction timetable

Staying safe on campus

We have all the appropriate measures in place to keep you safe. 

We’ve invested £8 million in reopening the campus with hand sanitiser stations, temperature scanners, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, protective screens and two Covid-19 testing sites. These safety measures give you access to Covid-safe teaching rooms, the library and other student services across campus – plus IT resources and laptops you can borrow

We’ve made some changes to teaching, following Government safety advice. Most teaching sessions will be online to start with, and any face-to-face teaching will be in small groups with social distancing measures in place. 

As circumstances around the pandemic change, we may need to make further changes to courses for your safety and to comply with Government guidelines. Though it’s a fast moving situation, we'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any changes. The University and your course leader will inform you of these changes.

Find out more about campus and city life and what your study experience will be like.

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. Our International 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

The Mechanical Engineering Moodle page contains course-related information you'll find useful throughout your studies. You can use the forum to post questions and chat with other students on the course.

All your taught modules have dedicated Moodle pages which are listed on your Moodle course page.

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.

Jovana Radulovic

Course Leader

jovana.radulovic@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find out more about Dr Jovana Radulovic

James Buick

Senior Lecturer

james.buick@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr James Buick

Jason Knight

Senior Lecturer

jason.knight@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Jason Knight

Andrea Bucchi

Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of School (Research and Innovation)

andrea.bucchi@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Andrea Bucchi

Martino Pani

Lecturer

martino.pani@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Martino Pani

Afshin Ansarri-Benam

Senior Lecturer

afshin.anssari-benam@port.ac.uk

Available online, Tuesdays 1.00pm-2.00pm, throughout the academic year

Find more about Dr Afshin Ansarri-Benam

Welcome message by Dr Jovana Radulovic, Interim Head of the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

We're delighted to welcome you back.

You'll find all the information and resources you'll need to get started this term on the welcome pages on the MyPort website.

The beginning of this academic year will be a little different - there'll be additional safety measures around the campus, and we've been working hard to develop an accessible and stimulating blend of online and on-campus learning.

You'll receive a lot of information during induction week. You'll meet with your course team and personal tutor and you'll have opportunities catch-up with your course mates and find out more about clubs, societies and extracurricular activities.

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.

Tuesday 6 October

1.00pm–5.00pm

Meet your Personal Tutor. Online. You'll be sent an invite link directly from your Personal Tutor. 

Friday 9 October

12.00pm–1.00pm

Course meeting Year 4. Portland Building, PO1.44

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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