School of Computing


Induction 2020

Welcome to the School of Computing

USB. Credit:Hawkins Brown


Our induction period starts on Monday 28th September 2020.

This extended 3-week induction period will enable all UG, PGT and PGR students to access the programme via Canvas as you ‘arrive’ virtually on-campus. For those arriving into Newcastle, please adhere to the phased arrival dates stated on the University website. Once registered, you should find that you are already enrolled on the Canvas core induction programme (see Welcome and Induction) and relevant school community (from 28/09/20).

The core induction programme will align and link to NUSU’s blended programme of welcome activities, the ResLife programme for students in University accommodation, International Student Welcome, the Faculty PGR training programme and school/subject-specific inductions.

The school’s induction online learning materials will cover topics such:

  • Support at the School of the Computing
  • Key Contacts
  • Overview of your programme
  • Get to know your cohort
  • The USB and facilities
  • Health and Safety
  • Relevant academic processes
  • Learning at the School of Computing
  • Additional technologies and installation

To supplement the Canvas online learning materials there will be some synchronous induction events.

It is vital that you engage and attend with both of these activities to ensure that you have all the information you need to have a successful and enjoyable time while studying this year.

Teaching will begin on Monday 19th October but if you have any questions before then please contact us (

Note: Please keep checking this website as we will continue to make updates these pages leading up to the Induction Period.


Here you will find useful dates.

Start of teaching

Monday 19th October 2020

Relevant Links

Term and Semester Dates

Exam Dates and Timetable


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

General teaching enquiries:
Student admissions email:

IT Service Desk

Central services