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 4 October 2021.

Tuesday 5 October

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

9.00am – 9.30am: Coffee

Please arrive promptly ready for the session to start at 9.30

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

With Dr Sarah Lee, Course Leader and Sally Rumbles, HRM Programmes Course Director

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

10.45am – 11.00am: Comfort break

11.00am – 12.30pm: Module overviews

With Dr Sarah Lee and Module Tutors

Teaching Block 1:

  • Managing Employment Relations in a Global Context: Steve Williams
  • Issues and Debates in International HRM: Julie Spurgeon
  • Resourcing and Talent Management: Sally Rumbles
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership: Ganess Dirpal

Teaching Block 2:

  • Learning and Development: Michele Towell
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People: Michele Towell
  • The International Business Context: Cherry Hood
  • Research Skills for the HR Professional: Le Bo 
  • The HR Practitioner: Julie Spurgeon

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Buffet lunch

1.30pm – 2.00pm: Introduction to Master’s Level Study: expectations and approach

With Dr Sarah Lee

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

2.00pm – 2.30pm: Talk by former students

With Sally Rumbles 

Experience and tips for success

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

With Sally Rumbles 

Wednesday 6 October

All sessions on this day will take place in Lion Gate 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

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

9.45am – 10.00am: Student engagement team

With Rebecca Entwistle (balengagement@port.ac.uk)

10.00am – 10.30am: University of Portsmouth Library 

With 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

With Kevin Jacks (studysupport@port.ac.uk)

11.15am – 11.30am: Careers and employability

With Luke Hahn (careers@port.ac.uk)

11.30am – 12.45pm: Working in groups and teams

With Dr Sarah Lee and Sally Rumbles 

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

With 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 Lion Gate Building, Room 2.02

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

With 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.

You'll need to join us in Portsmouth for the start of course. Information about registering, collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card) 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