Whether you're starting your Master's degree with us or returning after your first year, we're pleased to welcome you to the University. We hope you are excited to get started.

Message from Dr Theresa Callan, Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome!  We are delighted to see you in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

It's a rather different world than that which we knew but we all remain as passionate as ever about understanding it and together making it a better place.

I hope you have a productive and enjoyable academic year ahead - deepening your understanding about your subject area, catching up with your peers and tutors, and developing those skills which will prepare you for a successful career after your studies.

Best wishes

Jump to your week 1 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.

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.

Welcome from Carmen Pasamar, interim Head of School

Welcome to the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics. Our reception is based on the first floor of Park Building, where one of the team will always be able to help you.

In Week One, you'll be assigned a Personal Tutor, who will guide you throughout your studies. You'll also meet your Course Leader, who will tell you more about your course and will be able to answer any questions you may have about your options. They'll also explain our blended learning approach, and will tell you about all the measures we have put in place to ensure your safety.

In addition, your lecturers will welcome you to your modules on Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment.

You'll have opportunities to learn more about the wide range of University services as well as other extra-curricular activities that will take place throughout the year such as the Language Corner or Global Cafe, and our Academic Enhancement Programme.

Your Personal Tutor will be supporting you throughout your studies, so don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you may have!

Your week 1 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).

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.

All sessions will be held in Zoom. You'll receive joining details directly.

Campus students

Monday 1 February 2021

  • 9.00am – 10.00am: Welcome session for campus students 

Thursday 4 February 2021

  • 11.00am – 12.00 noon: Zoom Q&A 

Distance learning students

A welcome presentation / video will be available in Moodle

Monday 1 February 2021

  • 10.00am – 11.00am (UK time):Welcome session 

Thursday 4 February 2021

  • 12.00 noon – 1.00pm (UK time): Zoom Q&A, and get to know other students

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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