PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists: Induction information


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.

University arrangements for Monday 19 September

Induction activities on Monday 19 September have been rescheduled for the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, which will now be a UK bank holiday.

We will email you to confirm that your timetable has been updated.

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

Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Talk

An unique opportunity to hear from Professor Graham Galbraith in person about how we support you to make the most of the opportunities available at university to achieve the best outcomes.

Wednesday 21 September

9.00am – 10.00am, Portsmouth Guildhall

Your first week timetable

Times are given in British Summer Time (BST)

Week commencing 19 September 2022

Wednesday 21 September

9.30am - 11.00am: Welcome to the University

Park Building, Room 2.09

11.30am - 12.30pm: Welcome to the course

Introducing the RPS competency framework for prescribers and identifying your scope of practice

Park Building, Room 2.09

1.30pm - 3.00pm: Library induction

Accessing resources and introduction to literature searching

St Andrew's Court, Room 3.01

3.30pm - 5.00pm: First tasks

Your portfolios and first tasks

St Michael's Building, Room 2.07 a/b

If you have any queries about your first week timetable, please contact or +44 (0)23 9284 6972.

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