Cyber Security Forensic and Information Technology MSc – 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.
Welcome message from Professor Djamel Ait-Boudaoud, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Technology
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Technology. I'm delighted you've chosen to study one of our Master's courses and we will endeavour to give you the best possible learning experience. You’ll soon get to know other students on your course and academic staff who will guide and support you.
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.
Our postgraduate students 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.
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.
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.
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 message from Dr Nick Savage, Head of the School of Computing
Welcome to the School of Computing.
We hope you'll find in our School a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and supportive home, where you'll develop a sense of belonging and community.
Our School activities are mostly based in Buckingham, Lion Gate, Anglesea and Portland buildings. On the first floor of Buckingham Building, you'll find your Tutor's offices and displays of information about societies you can join and events you can participate in throughout the year.
We value ambition and we hope that you'll participate in as many School activities as possible.
During your first week, you'll meet members of staff responsible for your postgraduate studies. This will include your course team and your personal tutor, who'll support you throughout your Master's.
Whether your meetings are online or on-campus, if you're not sure where you need to be, just get in touch with me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll do my best to help.
On behalf of all staff in the School, I’d like to wish you a warm welcome for a successful year.
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).
Thursday 8 October
Course leader meeting. Go to your course Moodle page for details.
Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.
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