Faculty of Technology

Level 4 (Year 1) Mathematics Students

Induction Week

Induction Week Events for all Level 4 (First Year) students on the following courses:

  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Mathematics for Finance and Management
  • BSc Mathematics with Statistics
  • MMath Mathematics

Monday 18 September

10:00am - 11:00am

Buckingham Building Room 3.06

Welcome Meeting

Head of Department, Professor Andrew Osbaldestin will give a welcome speech, after which there will be an opportunity for you to meet other students and staff.

All Students

11:00am - 12:30pm

Lion Gate Building Technology Learning Centre, Room 0.14

ID Check and Campus Card Collection

Please remember to register online before attending this session. You will be required to present your ID (passport, EU identity card or photo driving licence) to confirm your registration. Once confirmed you will be able to collect your Student Campus Card. You are not fully registered until your ID has been checked.

Home & EU Students only

12:45pm - 1:10pm

Students' Union Third Space

Students' Union

An introduction to the Students’ Union and the Student Voice.

All Students

1:10pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 3:45pm

Richmond Building Lecture Theatre 2

University, Department, Course, Timetable and Unit Information

Lecturer and Year 1 Course Leader, Dr Thomas Kecker and a representative from the CAM (Computing and Maths) Admin Office.

All Students

Introduction to Maths Café and Learning Support

Academic Learning Support Coordinator, Dr Mateja Presern and Learning Support Tutors.

All Students

Student Wellbeing Services

Information about the support and advice available to you from Wellbeing Services.

All Students

Tuesday 19 September

10:00am - 12:30pm

Buckingham Building Room 1.01

A Talk on a Mathematical Topic

Head of Department, Professor Andrew Osbaldestin

All Students

Industrial Placement Opportunities

Natasha Kerven, Student Placement and Employability Centre (SPEC)

All Students

Introduction to Purple Door

Support and advice on developing your career-enhancing skills and experince through part-time work, volunteering, enterprise and work experince, with Careers Advisor, Kelly Biggs.

All Students

The Personal Tutor System: Meet your Tutor Group and Personal Tutor

All Year 1 Tutors, All Students

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Free Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Lion Gate Building Room 0.07

Introduction to Online Submissions

Surnames A-G: 2:00pm

Surnames H-O: 2:40pm

Surnames P-Z: 3:20pm

Wednesday 20 September

9:00am - 12:00pm

Buckingham Building Room 3.06

Group Problem Solving

Each tutor group will choose one of three mathematical problems to try to solve as a team. Prizes will be awarded for the best solutions.

All Students

Thursday 21 September

10:00am - 4:00pm

Ravelin Park

Freshers' Fayre

Meet members of the University of Portsmouth Students' Union (UPSU) and representitives from clubs, societies and a range of student services. The Freshers' Fayre takes place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

All Students

Friday 22 September


Free time

An opportunity to explore the City, look at the Moodle pages for your course and other services, check your university email (GMail) or get in touch with your tutor group.

All Students

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