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Student Induction

Student Induction

Welcome to the School of Engineering.


We hope you're looking forward to joining us and we welcome you to the first step in a rewarding learning journey set in a supportive environment providing access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Induction takes place during your first few weeks here and our aim is to help you settle into university life as smoothly as possible through a tailored programme of activities.

A few things to note

Do check the University's pre-arrival pages which will provide you with some useful information regarding accommodation, University facilities, registering to ensure important things such as email and access to the Student Self Service Portal (S3P) are set up.

Finding your way around

Access maps of the campus and city to help you find your way around. You can download and print our PDF campus maps or find us on Google Maps.

Induction timetables

Induction timetables for September 2020 can be accessed via Canvas

Induction pack

Student guide (support and guidance)

Introductory information

Degree programme and module information

Student support

Circumstances affecting your studies

Assessment and feedback

Student representation and feedback

Ensuring the quality of your degree



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 following actions:

Complete your online registration

Up to date information on how to complete your online registration can be found here.

Get your smartcard

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

You need to upload a photo using the university app. Once you have uploaded your photograph the app will display a digital version of your University Smartcard. For students who are studying remotely or who are due to arrive on campus after the official start of their course you can use the digital card as your student identification. You only need a physical card if you are studying on the Newcastle campus.

More information on receiving your smartcard can be found here.

Access your University email and canvas

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 Canvas. Find out how to get started with the University's IT services.

Check your programme timetable for teaching

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.

Attend your school induction activities

Refer to your induction timetables for information.

Register with a doctor

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 home address, you are advised to register with a doctor near university as soon as possible.

Information on how to register with a Doctor can be found here.

Contact us

Contact numbers and addresses within the School of Engineering.