Welcome Month February 2022

Students smiling and getting to know each other on benches outside of the Students' Union

Welcome to Portsmouth

Explore our Welcome Month activities and get started with university life

Your first month of uni is a great chance to meet new people, settle into your accommodation and get to know your campus and city.

Join in with a mix of virtual events and face-to-face activities that will help you meet other students, make new friends, explore and join clubs and societies, get to grips with your studies and learn more about life at uni. 

Important dates

You'll need to complete your registration before Welcome Month.

Themes

Welcome Month events are in three main themes. Use them to help you plan your events diary and spot the events most important to you.

Student life

Discover the opportunities available to you outside study by exploring societies, new hobbies and Portsmouth.

Support and guidance

Attending support and guidance events will help you get set up and prepared for the new year ahead.

Countdown and Connect Challenge

Register for the challenge and earn extra entries into the weekly prize draws by attending these events.


Week 1: 31 January - 6 February

Course induction

You'll attend induction events to introduce you to your course tutors and hear more about our services including the Library, Careers and Employment, and the University Wellbeing Service. We'll contact you on your University email to tell you how to access your induction schedule before your first week, or find your timetable here:

Postgraduate Research students will be invited to the Graduate School's Getting Started with Your Research Induction event. If you haven't received your invite yet, please contact graduate.school@port.ac.uk.

South parade pier

Monday 31 Jan

7.00am-11.00am: Free Gym Access - St Paul's Gym

10.00am-3.00pm: Drop-in Glass Painting, University Chaplaincy (Free. No booking needed but you may need to return later if the event is full,)

 

Historic dockyard

Tuesday 1 Feb

7.00am-11.00am: Free Gym Access - St Paul's Gym

10.00am-3.00pm: Winter Freshers Fayre, Students' Union

10.00am-3.00pm: Drop-in Glass Painting, University Chaplaincy (Free. No booking needed but you may need to return later if the event is full,)

 

Nuffield centre

Wednesday 2 Feb

7.00am-11.00am: Free Gym Access - St Paul's Gym

10.00am-3.00pm: Winter Freshers Fayre, Students' Union

10.00am-3.00pm: Drop-in Glass Painting, University Chaplaincy (Free. No booking needed but you may need to return later if the event is full,)

   

3.00pm-4.30pm: Wellbeing Cafe, 5th Floor City View Cafe

International students in Portsmouth

Thursday 3 Feb

7.00am-11.00am: Free Gym Access - St Paul's Gym

10.00am-3.00pm: Winter Freshers Fayre, Students' Union

10.00am-3.00pm: Drop-in Glass Painting, University Chaplaincy (Free. No booking needed but you may need to return later if the event is full,)

 

Student union tour

Friday 4 Feb

   

11.00am-3.00pm: Housing Fair


Week 2: 7 - 13 February


Week 3: 14 – 20 February

Student at art night

Wednesday 16 Feb

Connect and Reconnect Event - deadline to register for the Countdown and Connect Challenge

   

10.00am: Writing An Argument

11.00am-3.00pm: CV Wednesday, Careers Centre

 

3.00pm-4.30pm: Wellbeing Cafe, 5th Floor City View Cafe


Week 4: 21 – 27 February

Male student in yoga class

Monday 21 Feb

 

Enterprise showcase

Tuesday 22 Feb

 

10.00am: Writing an Argument

10.30am: Getting: Critical: The Art of Deep Thinking and Writing

12.00pm: Get writing: Writing in the Sciences

12.30pm-1.30: Employer Event - National Probation Service, Virtual

two female students getting health and wellbeing support

Wednesday 23 Feb

   

3.00pm-4.00pm: Wellbeing Cafe, 5th Floor City View Cafe

Student singing karaoke

Thursday 24 Feb

 

10.00am: Paraphrasing: Writing the Ideas of Others in Your Own Words

14.00pm: Getting Started with Assignments: The Art of Understanding the Question

14.00pm: Get reflecting: an intro to reflective writing

11.00am-12.00pm: Build the best CV - Carrington West, Virtual

2.00pm-3.30pm: #I Am Remarkable - Google Initiative, Careers Centre


Week 5: 28 February - 6 March

Monday 28 Feb

1.00pm-2.00pm: Employer Event - Hampshire Constabulary, Virtual

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