School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics


Induction 2020

Welcome to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics


Welcome and Induction starts on Monday 28 September 2020 and will last three weeks. Teaching starts on Monday 19 October 2020. Here you can find information on how to access your induction materials.

Useful Information

Here you will find links that will help make starting your study at Newcastle as simple as possible.

Visit these links before you start

Information to aid your learning

Most of your course work will be submitted in hard copy to the School Office, and some larger projects may be submitted electronically through Canvas:

For the hardcopy submissions, you need to attach the Ness Header Sheet to the front of your work for each submission. This is available on the NESS system, after you start with us, and a guide to printing this is here.

Who is my mentor/tutor?

  • Contact the School Office for this information, or check S3P for details of your personal tutor.


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.

Find out more about how to collect your Smartcard.

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.

Visit the Philip 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 Philip Robinson Library is campus and city map.

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.


Start of teaching

Monday 19th October 2020

Change module choice deadline

Friday 23rd October 2020

Term dates

Find terms and semester dates


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

School Office 3rd Floor Herschel Building

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3944

General email:

IT Service Desk

Central services


Here are links to the Student Handbook and the Degree Programme Handbook

Generic handbooks

Pre-Arrival Support and Guidance

Subject specific handbooks

Maths and Stats General Undergraduate Handbook 2020-2021‌ (PDF 782KB)

Physics General Undergraduate Handbook 2020-2021 (PDF 1.14MB)