Why you should attend welcome week

Welcome Week is still well underway! Student Melissa shares her reasons for making the most of this week…

Welcome week is finally here and although you may have a mix of emotions about starting a new course and routine, it promises to be an exciting experience.  Here are some top tips for attending the week’s events

1 Meet new people – For many new students, the prospect of meeting a sea of new faces can be overwhelming but everyone is in the same boat. Join in with what welcome week has to offer and you’re sure to meet the people that will be your friends for life.

2 Freshers and societies Fayre-with over 100 societies, sports and clubs to choose from, you’re sure to find a society where you can meet like minded people. From the jiu jitsu and rugby society to the Rock soc, Video Games and circus socimketies, you’’ll be spoilt for choice. Don’t forget the freebies!

3 Meeting your academic tutors – This a valuable way for you to get to meet the academic tutors who will be teaching you and providing you with support on the road to getting your degree- speaking to them face to face about any queries is a good way to prepare for day 1.

4 Go on a campus tour- You’ll be spending at least the next year around the campus, so be productive and get to know the surroundings, the library, support centres, services and buildings. Go and see where your classes will be and don’t forget to check out Harris gardens!

5 Enjoy the free events- Did someone say board games night? Free breakfast and soup lunch? Martial arts?! These activities are unmissable and free-why not join in?

6 Walking tour to reading town centre (Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th Sept)- Reading is a friendly student town that offers history and shopping-  find out where the 21 bus stop between town and campus is, visit The Oracle and the train station and enjoy the sights that Reading has to offer.


7 Ikea Shuttle Bus (Thursday 27th)- Whether you’re living on or off campus, you’re bound to want to make your new room feel homely and add some personal touches; the FREE shuttle to Ikea gives you a convenient way to get lots of new furnishings and accessories to make your new home..home!

8- RUSU nights (all week, click here)- Karaoke, quiz night and networking night at RUSU shows you a taster of what the bar has to offer. With its various themed nights catering to all ages, you’ll meet others and have a fun filled evening at RUSU.

9 School team building (Friday 28th Sept)-Meet your course mates and take part in some fun team building and ice breaking activities that will help you get to know those who will be studying similar subjects to you.

10-Finally – Enjoy the week and the activities on offer- join in and settle in!


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