Welcome To ALL NEW And RETURNING Students!

By Gemma McCann,

Written by Gemma McCann

What is welcome week?

Welcome week is a fun time for students to get to know the university. Students can familiarise themselves with fellow students, university staff, supportive teams and the buildings and what they offer. Get to know your Student Union: www.staffsunion.com

Welcome week will be filled with lots of fun activities, and you will be able to find out about what societies and clubs are available around campus. Come and meet the Career Connect Team and have a go on Spin to Win.

Feeling nervous? 

If you are more of an introvert, then the thought of lots of people can be daunting. Don’t worry, you can join in with as much, or a little of the welcome week as you like; you can also interact with as many people as you like. This means that you can take full control and do whatever you feel most comfortable with. 

What do I need to bring? 

Yourself. You don’t need to worry about carrying lots of things around with you. Welcome week is a really calm and chilled so you can just take a stroll around the activities that are available. Similarly with the welcome talks, as long as you are present, you will get all of the information that you need. 

If you do need to bring anything for any of the events happening through welcome week, you will be told before hand. 

Top Tips for settling in:

  • Familiarise yourself with the campus and where to access everything you will need e.g. library, student union shops, student union and where to get food etc. 
  • Get to know some people, if you are staying at campus then you could get to know the people in and around your accommodation, if you don’t live near then you can get to know some people on your course – you may find some that live near you. Join your social groups. 
  • Have fun! Spend the first couple of weeks calm and finding your feet at university and focus on settling into university life. 
  • If you have any worries or concerns, make sure you speak to someone, whether it be peers, parents, or staff – don’t suffer in silence. 
  • Ask questions, if there is anything that you are unsure of then make sure to ask plenty of questions. 

Thinking about your finances?  Watch out for the Part Time Fair on October 5th in the LRV.  

Looking for a placement or Graduate Role get Connected Futures in your calendar, Starts on Monday 31st October. 


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