Media and Communication 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 are excited to get started.
Welcome message from Professor Trevor Keeble, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
I’m delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of Portsmouth. I’m so pleased that you have chosen to come and study with us and hope that your time at Portsmouth will be challenging, rewarding and fun. I’m very proud to work alongside the many talented people who make up our academic, technical and professional support teams in CCI. We have been working incredibly hard to ensure that your experience as a student in the Faculty is excellent in spite of the challenges that we currently face as a consequence of the pandemic. Things will obviously be done slightly differently to how they have been done before but I know that working safely together, we will thrive. Have a great year. I wish you every success in what you do and hope that your time at Portsmouth is a very happy one.
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.
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
All teaching during the first semester will be delivered online over Google Meet, where you'll also be able to interact directly with fellow students and course lecturers. You'll also be supported by Moodle.
Read our best practices in communicating digitally to get the most out of your online learning.
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 the School of Film, Media and Communication
The School of Film, Media and Communication (FMC) is based in the Eldon Building. You'll find information about your course, academic issues, pastoral support and extra-curricular opportunities in the Film, Media and Communication (FMC) Common Room on Moodle (our virtual learning environment). Follow us on Twitter for upcoming opportunities and news.
Below you'll find your schedule of induction events, which you should read carefully. More support and information about what to expect during your studies is in your Student Handbook and the University assessment regulations.
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).
Tuesday 6th October
University Learning Centre 1.17
3.00pm-4.00pm: Library Introduction
Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.
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