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 (Hons) Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics
  • MMath Mathematics

Monday 17 September

10:00am - 11:00am

Buckingham Building Room 3.06

Welcome Meeting

The Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics, 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



1:30pm - 1:55pm

Students' Union Third Space

Students' Union

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

All Students

2:15pm - 4:00pm

Buckingham Building Room 1.01

University, Department, Course, Timetable and Unit Information

2:15pm - 3:00pm

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

All Students

Basic Self-Assessment Skills Test

3:00pm - 3:15pm

All Students

Introduction to Maths Café and Learning Support

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Dr Ilia Roustemoglou and Learning Support Tutors.

All Students

Student Wellbeing Services

3:45pm - 4:00pm

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

All Students

Tuesday 18 September

10:00am - 12:30pm

Buckingham Building Room 1.01

A Talk on a Mathematical Topic

10:00am - 10:45am

Head of Department, Professor Andrew Osbaldestin

All Students

Industrial Placement Opportunities

10:45am - 11:30am

Emily Parry, Student Placement and Employability Centre (SPEC)

All Students

Introduction to the Careers and Emplyability Service

11:30am - 11:45am

Support and advice on developing your career-enhancing skills and experience 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

11:45am - 12:30pm

All Students

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Free Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm

St Andrew's Court Room 3.01

Introduction to Mathematical Typesetting with Lyx

With Dr Ittay Weiss and Tutors.

Students with surnames A-G: 2:00pm

Students with surnames H-O: 2:40pm

Students with surnames P-Z: 3:20pm

Wednesday 19 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

10:00am - 7:00pm

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.

All Students

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