Arrivals take place from Thursday 17 to Tuesday 22 of September and Welcome events run from Wednesday 23 September to Sunday 27 September 2020.

Find out where to go

Look at our campus map to get directions to your sessions.

Help with Technology

If you have any problems with IT hardware and software, contact our IT helpdesk. You can also purchase equipment from them.

You will also be invited to attend a University Life session, you can find your time slot on this page and the link will be sent to you via Microsoft Teams. It’s important that you attend this.

Your timetable

When ready, the links to join Virtual Meetings will be added to a schedule on the Department induction Moodle page.

Wednesday 23 September

Start Finish Location Description
10am 10.15am Virtual Departmental Welcome to all students studying within Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS)
10.15am 11.30am Virtual Politics Director of Studies welcome (Politics with Economics, Politics and International Relations and International Politics and Modern Languages): Key introduction to your course, followed by Introduction to the Library.

Thursday 24 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.30am 10am Virtual Welcome Meeting French: introductory meeting for everyone studying French
10.15am 10.45am Virtual Welcome Meeting German: introductory meeting for everyone studying German
11am 11.30am Virtual Welcome Meeting Spanish: introductory meeting for everyone studying Spanish
11.45am 12.15pm Virtual Welcome Meeting Italian: introductory meeting for everyone studying Italian
11.45am 12.15pm Virtual Welcome Meeting Mandarin: introductory meeting for everyone studying Mandarin
11.45am 12.15pm Virtual Welcome Meeting Russian: introductory meeting for everyone studying Russian
12.30pm 1pm Virtual Drop-in for students with queries with Director of Studies (Non-compulsory) (1of 2)
2.15pm 5.15pm Virtual Meet Your Personal Tutor: please look out for an email to arrange this.
3.15pm 4.30pm in-person Campus Tours will be running on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please sign up via PoLIS Moodle induction page.

Friday 25 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 12.45pm in-person Campus Tours will be running on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please sign up via PoLIS Moodle induction page.
11.15am 12.15pm Virtual Meet your Peer Mentor: meeting with a Second Year student, who will help you settle into University Life
3.30pm 4pm Virtual Drop in for students with queries with Director of Studies (non-compulsory) (2of2).

Please check this page regularly as sometimes we need to change the times and locations of Welcome events. During Welcome, we would recommend you check your timetable at the start of each day.

As well as these compulsory events, you can also get involved in optional activities run by The SU.

Link to other students on your course

We have set up a Microsoft Team for your course. You can use this to ask questions and start to get to know the people on your course. You will be able to access this from the end of August

Moodle

Moodle is our Virtual Learning Environment. During Welcome events you may need to access learning materials which will be in your Moodle Induction Module. You will be able to access Moodle once you have completed registration in September.