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

Accessing your online accounts

If your induction includes online activities, you'll need your student account details to access them. Your username will consist of 'UP' followed by your student ID number (for example, UP123456).

If you're having problems logging into any University systems, please contact the Service Desk – call +44 023 9284 7777 or email servicedesk@port.ac.uk.

Your first week timetable

Times are given in British Summer Time (BST)

Week commencing 04 October 2021

Tuesday 5 October

All sessions on this day will take place in Liongate Building, Rooms 2.02 and 2.05

9.00am – 9.30am: Coffee

Please arrive promptly ready for the session to start at 9:30.

Liongate Building, Room 2.05

9.30am – 10.45am: Welcome to the MSc IHRM and MSc HRM

Dr Sarah Lee – Course Leader and Sally Rumbles – HRM Programmes Course Director

  • Welcome to Faculty and OSHRM subject group
  • Course overview
  • Student introductions

Liongate Building, Room 2.05

10.45am – 11.00am: Comfort break

11.00am – 12.30pm: Module overviews

Sally Rumbles and module tutors

Liongate Building, Room 2.02

Teaching Block 1:

  • Resourcing and Talent Management: Sally Rumbles
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership: Ganess Dirpal
  • Managing Employment Relations: Iona Byford
  • Issues and Debates in International HRM: Julie Spurgeon

Teaching Block 2:

  • The HR Practitioner: Julie Spurgeon
  • Research Skills for the HR Professional: Le Bo
  • Organisational Learning and Development: Adele Bezuidenhout
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People: Michele Towell

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Buffet lunch

1.30pm – 1.45pm: Placements

Sally Rumbles and Helen Mould / Alyson Watts (Placements Team)

Liongate Building, Room 2.02

1.45pm - 2.00pm: Talk by former students

Sally Rumbles and recent course graduates

Experience and tips for success

Liongate Building, Room 2.02

2.00pm – 2.30pm: Introduction to Master’s Level Study: expectations and approach 

Dr Sarah Lee  

  • Key information about your course
  • Key dates
  • Assessment and regulations
  • Course Representative
  • Moodle and email use
  • In-Sessional English (ISE)

Liongate Building, Room 2.02

2.30pm – 2.45pm: Day one close and Q&A

Sally Rumbles 

Liongate Building, Room 2.02

Wednesday 6 October

All sessions on this day will take place in Liongate Building, Room 2.05

9.00am – 9.30am: Coffee

Please arrive promptly ready for the session to start at 9:30.

9.30am – 9.45am: Sources of Support and Guidance

Dr Sarah Lee and Lauren Payne, Course Administrator (lauren.payne@port.ac.uk)

9.45am – 10.00am: Student engagement team

Rebecca Entwistle  (balengagement@port.ac.uk)

10.00am – 10.30am: University of Portsmouth Library 

Hannah Porter – Subject Librarian (hannah.porter@port.ac.uk / library@port.ac.uk)

10.30am – 10.45am: Comfort break

10.45am – 11.15am: Study Support

Kevin Jacks (studysupport@port.ac.uk)

11.15am – 11.30am: Careers and employability

Luke Hahn (careers@port.ac.uk)

11.30am – 12.45pm: Working in groups and teams

Dr Sarah Lee and Sally Rumbles 

12.45pm – 1.00pm: Day two close and next steps

Dr Sarah Lee

The afternoon is free so that you can visit the University Freshers Fair.

Thursday 7 October

Today's session will take place in Liongate Building, Room 2.02

9.00am – 1.00pm: Course Leadership one-to-one appointments and drop-in session (Optional)

Dr Sarah Lee and Sally Rumbles 

This is an opportunity for a short one-to-one discussion with your Course Leader either by booking an appointment or by attending the drop-in session during the morning. 

If you have not already done so:

  • Complete registration / student card and other administration
  • Online Moodle familiarisation 
  • Read through the MSc HRM/International HRM Course Moodle page to review the material covered in Induction Days One & Two.
  • Familiarise yourself with your TB1 module Moodle pages
  • Take a University campus tour and visit the library
  • Check your timetable and ensure you know where to find your classrooms.


If you have any queries about your first week timetable, please contact myport-richmond@port.ac.uk.

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 weeks.

We encourage you to join us in Portsmouth as soon as possible. But If you're unable to join us on campus due to visa, country, travel or other restrictions, you can study with us online. However, for some of our courses it is not possible to join online so you will need to be on campus to study these courses. Further information can be found in the International Students Coronavirus FAQs page. You need to let us know how you will be studying when you register, by indicating whether you'll be studying on campus or remotely. Information about registering and ID checks for the new academic year will be sent to you by email.

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