School of Computing


Induction 2018

Welcome to the School of Computing

USB. Credit:Hawkins Brown


Welcome and Induction Week starts on Monday 24 September 2018. Teaching starts on Monday 1 October. Here you can find an induction timetable for your specific programme.


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:

Complete your online registration 

You must complete your online registration via the Student Self Service Portal (S3P). This is where you can request a Council Tax Certificate or a bank letter.

Collect your Smartcard

Your smartcard gives you access to the library, sports centre, other University facilities.

You can collect your Smartcard from the King’s Road Centre during the main induction period or from the Robinson Library at other times.

King's Road Centre 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.

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 for teaching w/c 01.10.2018

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.

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.

Attend your School induction activities

Refer to your induction timetables.

Register with a Doctor Event

Newcastle University is committed to encouraging all students to register with a Doctor upon arrival.

If, like most students, you spend more weeks of the year at your university address than your family's address, you are advised to register with a doctor near university as soon as possible.

The Register with a Doctor event during University registration/Freshers week will have University and NHS staff on hand to help with this process. 

Non-native English speakers only: 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.


Here you will find useful dates.

Start of teaching

Monday 1 October 2018

Term dates

Find terms and semester dates

Exam period

School Employability Week

5 - 9 November 2018


Here you will find contact numbers and links to professional services within the School and University.

School Reception 2nd Floor USB Building

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 7972
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 8232

General teaching enquiries:
Student admissions email:

IT Service Desk

Central services