Business Communication for International Leadership MA – Your course starts here
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 enjoyed the summer and 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.
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.
Meeting and working with other students
You'll meet other students through friendly forums within our virtual learning environment, Moodle.
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.
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).
Your timetable information will appear here towards the end of September.
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.