Welcome

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 Gioia Pescetto, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law. We're pleased that you've chosen to be with us this year. We wish to ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable.

Your decision to study a course in Business, Economics or Law will provide incredible opportunities as you develop your knowledge and skills. Our expert academics and practitioners will help shape your understanding of critical issues within the discipline. Engagement with your subject will open new frontiers of knowledge as you develop and work towards your goals and aims for the future. The experiences you have during your time here will be instrumental in shaping your life, both academically and socially.

Do seriously consider every opportunity open to you and take as many as you can. Your time with us will be a period of personal growth for you. You will make friends for life and take important decisions. Always remember that we are here for you.

I wish you the best with your studies. Be bold, be confident, and never settle for second best!

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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.

Ann Stewart

Ann.Stewart@port.ac.uk

Read more about Ann Stewart

Mark Gannon

mark.gannon@port.ac.uk

Read more about Mark Gannon

Azad Camyab

azad.camyab@port.ac.uk

Read more about Azad Camyab

Nigel Williams

nigel.williams@port.ac.uk

Read more about Nigel Williams

A welcome message from Mark Xu, Head of the Operations and Systems Management Subject Group

A warm welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law and thank you for choosing the courses offered by the Operations and Systems Management subject group. We know these are uncertain times and we are doing our best to make your time in the faculty as interesting and safe as is possible to be. Please keep an eye on the website and your emails for news and updates as things will change often, as they have been since the start of the pandemic.

This is the year we have seen our first batch of successful graduates from the BSc (Hons) Business and Supply Chain Management, and launched a new degree in MSc Digital Business Management alongside the existing degrees in Project Management and Strategic Quality Management. You have embarked upon an exciting life change journey and we hope that you use all opportunities to develop your potential and to make a difference in the new world.

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).

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

Monday 5 October (day is for both group 1 and 2)

9.00am–9.30am: Welcome and course outline. Interactive online for all students

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9.30am–10.00am: Students who wish to attend Face-to-face Tutorials complete form

10.30am–12.30pm: Online lecture: Course Introduction & what do you want from this course for all students; followed by interactive question and answer

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1.30pm–2.00pm: Online Interactive: details of the split into Group 1 and Group 2

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2.00pm–3.00pm: Online lecture: Critical thinking. Followed by online interactive Group 1 Timetable explained to Group 1 only

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2.00pm–3.00pm: Online lecture: Critical thinking. Followed by online interactive Group 2 Timetable explained to Group 2 only

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3.00pm–4.30pm: Interactive, Course Leader available to answer questions and understand problems.

Tuesday 6 October (group 1 only)

9.00am–12.30pm: Tutorials on critical thinking and interactive lecture on Library introduction

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1.30pm–4.30pm: Tutorials on Library introduction and interactive lecture on Moodle and Study support

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Wednesday 7 October (group 1 only)

9.00am–12.30: Tutorials on Moodle, research articles and interactive lecture on Administration

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1.30pm–4.30pm: Tutorials on Administration, and interactive lecture on Approaching your first assignment

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Thursday 8 October (group 1 only)

9.00am–12.30pm: Tutorials on  Approaching your first assignment and interactive lecture on Do and Don'ts

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1.30–4.30pm: Tutorials on Do and Don'ts and interactive lecture on Dissertations

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Friday 9 October (group 1 only)

9.00am–12.39pm: Tutorials on Dissertations

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1.30pm–4.30pm: Online interactive session with question and answers

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Monday 19 October (group 2 only)

9.00am–11.00am: Welcome and questions and answers session.

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Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.

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