Everything that comes with Freshers Week
So this post is going to inform you everything there is to know about Freshers Week from my perspective. Since my lectures have only started today, there is still part of the Freshers Week that I might not know off (apologies if that’s the case), but I’ll start off with what happened over the last weekend.
Arrivals Weekend – I was helping out with the process where students got to move into their accomodation. It was joy for many of them with a few tears shed here and there. The university was kind enough to rent a whole load of trolleys to make it easier for the students and parents to carry the bags and luggage. I think through this mechanism, the whole moving in process went a lot smoother. Moving in at the weekend allows students to meet their flatmates and explore the joy of Casper.
Exploring Campus – Since most people get on campus a lot earlier than the teaching begins, freshers have a chance to explore the campus. Conveniently, Tesco’s as well as other shops are within walking distance of the Warwick campus, hence shopping is great here! Also, Coventry city centre is a 10/15 min bus journey and has a wider range of shopping available.
Fresher’s Fair – To those of you that had the time to attend the Freshers Fair, you would have noticed that there’s quite a bit of careers advice as well internship placements available for the summer. This is not only for freshers, but open to second or even third year students as well. There were a lot of stalls ranging from the bus services to commercial companies. Domino’s also provided free pizza to everyone.
Societies Fair/Sports Fair – Warwick has about 200 societies on offer, so joining a society that interests you could make your experience at Warwick even better. The sports fair is on today – this gives you a chance to find out about different sports events as well as clubs. T
he societes fair is tomorrow and besides the fact that you get a lot of freebies, you can sign up and have a look at all the different societies on offer. Whether your interests lie in languages, theater or art, we have everything you’re looking for!
Language Centre – Not many are aware of this even I didn’t know this myself in the first year, however if you are really interested in languages, you might be able to take up extra modules (up to 30 CATS) with the language centre, subject to the agreement of your department. This would have to be approved by your personal tutor, but if languages is something you’re interested in, it’s good to take one up!
I hope this post helps you get an idea of what to expect this week! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. I’d be more than happy to help.
Happy Freshers Week!