Newcastle University Business School


Induction Week


Induction Week is designed to help you settle into university life, giving you the opportunity to explore Newcastle and make new friends from around the world.

The information below applies to September 2019 Induction Week. 

Induction Week provides you with essential information about your programme and gives you the chance to meet members of your programme team.

It aims to: 

  • embed a culture of networking and teamwork
  • generate energy through interactive sessions
  • set expectations for the course of study ahead
  • provide a community for you to engage with and become part of

It also exposes you to a range of opportunities that will boost your employability, help you to get involved in the University and make you ready for global business.

The week is compulsory for all new students.

International students

International students may also wish to attend International Welcome Week which runs from Monday 16 September to Sunday 22 September.

Additional arrival events

In addition to the induction activities, we are pleased to offer the following arrival events to help you settle in and make friends. 

You should always prioritise your induction activities. Any additional activities must fit in around these.



Close up of a student attending international welcome week.

Induction Schedules

Your induction schedules for the 2019/2020 academic year can be found below.

Induction Checklist

It is essential that you complete a number of activities by the end of induction week. You should make sure you complete each of these actions.

Student checklists

Complete your online registration

You must complete your online registration via the Student Self Service Portal (S3P)

Collect your Smartcard

Your Smartcard gives you access the library, sports centre, other University facilities and the Business School out of hours.

You can collect your Smartcard from the Hadrian Building during the main induction period or from the Robinson Library at other times.

Hadrian Building is building number 4 on the campus map. It is located in the centre of the main campus.

Find out more about how to collect your Smartcard.

Complete the University English Language Assessment (non-native English speakers only)

You must complete the University English Language Assessment (UELA) or have exemption approved.

This is an important part of the registration process for non-native English speakers. It ensures that we can provide you with the appropriate level of English language support. 

If you have completed a Pre-Sessional programme with Newcastle University in summer 2018 you do not need to complete a UELA. 

Access your University email and Blackboard

You should check your University email daily for updates relating to your studies.

It is also important to review the module and programme information provided on Blackboard. Find out how to get started with the University's IT services.

Check your programme timetable

Your timetable is available online. 

Changes to the timetable may be necessary throughout the year. You should check the timetable web pages as they may vary on a weekly basis. 

You should subscribe to an iCalendar for information on your lecture timetables. This is automatically updated when there are any changes to scheduled lectures. The timetable web pages give details on how to do this.

You will be notified of the seminar group and/or computer cluster group you are allocated to for any relevant modules.

Visit the Robinson Library

You should familiarise yourself with the Philip Robinson Library and its resources as you will need to make use of these throughout your studies.

The Robinson Library is number 35 on the campus map.