School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics


Induction 2019

Welcome to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics


Welcome and Induction Week starts on Monday 23 September 2019. Teaching starts on Monday 30 September 2019. Here you can find an induction timetable for your specific programme.

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

Practice tests A practice test is available to help with your Stage 1 study.

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

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.

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

Hadrian Building is campus and city 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 30.9.2019

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 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.

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.


Start of teaching

Monday 30 September 2019

Change module choice deadline

Friday 11 October 2019

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