So, with all the events that the SU are putting on for Welcome Week, it seems absolutely crazy that there would be time for anything else!
So, your courses have decided to put on events too. Yes, really.
Now, every course will have a different Welcome Week timetable, and I don’t want to flood Inside Edge with Welcome Week Timetable content more than I already have. (However, if the other bloggers choose to do so, they can do that!)
So, instead of going into detail about all of the events, I’m going to lump them into different categories, based on their overall goal! With that said, here we go!
Importance: YOU MEET THE TUTORS AND STUDENTS FOR YOUR COURSE.
This is – bar none – THE most important part of Welcome Week. You will meet the people most integral to your life at Edge Hill University and receive invaluable information and resources that will make your time here infintely easier.
Introductions To University Services
Importance: You will get introduced to various non-Course departments on campus.
These departments will act as your support frame during your time at University. Whilst it can be a big leap for some into independent life, you aren’t expected to go it alone – there will be people there to help you if you need it.
Importance: You get a chance to meet your Personal Tutor and Peer Mentor.
You will have two personal contacts whilst studying at Edge Hill: a Personal Tutor (a member of departmental staff) and Peer Mentor (a current student on your course) who will both be able to offer you advice throughout the year about any possible issue you might have.
Importance: Get to meet people on your course in a more casual setting.
Whilst you will get to meet many new people whilst at Edge Hill, your coursemates will be the people you see the most frequently (possibly second to people in your dorm, but depends on your relationship with them), so getting to know them early on helps to build strong bonds throughout the three years!
OK, NOW that’s everything that takes place throughout Welcome Week! As I said, the SU likes to make Welcome Week the biggest event ever, but don’t forget why you’re at University to begin with – you’re there to learn (sorry for being a spoilsport) and these events are here to act as your starting block for your degree!