Welcome

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).

You’ll also need to log into Moodle to find all the details about your course. You’ll only have access to Moodle once you complete your registration with us.

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 induction timetable

Times are given in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Week commencing 16 January 2023.

Monday 16 January

10.00am - 11.15am: Welcome Meeting

An informal meeting and an opportunity for you to meet your fellow students and staff from the Logistics, Operational Research and Analytics Group (LORA) and the School of Mathematics and Physics. There will also be a welcome speech from Dr. Chee Khian Sim (MSc Induction Tutor).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.2

1.00pm - 1.20pm: An Overview of Student Services and Support

With Dr. Chee Khian Sim (MSc Induction Tutor).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

1:30pm - 2:10pm: An Overview of the MSc Course

With Dr. Graham Wall (MSc Course Leader).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

2:20pm - 2:35pm: Introduction to MSc Project

With Xiang Song (MSc Project Coordinator).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Introduction to Moodle

With your Online Course Developer.

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

3:10pm - 3:20pm: Math Café

With Banafsheh Khosravi (Math Café Coordinator).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

Tuesday 17 January

1:00pm - 1:25pm: University Library and its Services

With Timothy Collison (Faculty of Technology Librarian).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

1:35pm - 2:00pm: Resources for Academic Skills 

With Heather Lee (Academic Skills Lecturer, Academic Skills Unit).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

2:10pm - 2:35pm: Employability and Careers

With Kelly Biggs (Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service).

Buckingham Building, Room 0.20

Friday 20 January

10:00am - 11:00am: Q&A Session (online)

With Dr. Graham Wall (MSc Course Leader) and Dr. Chee Khian Sim (MSc Induction Tutor).

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If you have any queries about your first week timetable, please contact myport@port.ac.uk or +44 (0)23 9284 4444. Alternatively, you can find further information via your MyPort Information Hub.

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. 

Further information

Welcome to Portsmouth

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Joining the University

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