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 back to your University and your course in the Faculty of Business and Law. I hope that you’ve had the opportunity to rest and recharge over the summer, even if this was a different summer. As a student in the Faculty, you are one of us and your experience is important to us. We wish to ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable.

Studying 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.

Sara Hadleigh-Dunn


Read more about Sara Hadleigh-Dunn

Risto Talas


Read more about Risto Talas

Kate Buttriss


Read more about Kate Buttriss

A welcome message from Paul Trott, Head of Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

We welcome new and returning students to Strategy Enterprise and Innovation Subject Group. We know these are uncertain times and we are doing our best to make your time with us as interesting and safe as possible. Please keep an eye on your Moodle pages and your emails for news and updates as things may change, as they have been since the start of the pandemic.

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.

The MSc Risk Crisis and Resilience Management programme had induction on 15 and 16 September. This was hosted on Moodle on the Course Page P2493 2020 under the Induction section.

There are pre-recorded presentations, readings and exercises on there. Please review these.

Tuesday 15 September

9.00am–10.30: Introductions

11.30am–12.00pm: Pre-recorded sessions (please watch on Moodle)

12.30pm–1.00pm: Group exercise

1.30pm–3.00pm: BAL study support

3.30pm–5.00pm: Feedback on article group exercise

Find all recorded content here Course's Moodle Page

Wednesday 16 September

9.00am–9.45am: Research and learning resources

10.30am–11.30am: Assessments

11.45am–12.15pm: Assignment exercise (Last session for MSc Risk Crisis and Resilience Management Students)

1.30pm–5.00pm: Degree apprentices only

Find all recorded content here Course's Moodle Page


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

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