If you went down to our campus last week, you’d have been sure of a big surprise. For there in the cloisters were many of our students, clustered in tangled heaps.
The IoE’s Dr Helen Bilton approaches Welcome Week with her unique blend of enthusiasm and creativity. This year saw the students playing physical games that helped them to let their guard down and feel part of things straight away. Helen said: “When you play daft games you also just hopefully show a true side of yourself!”
Helen, a National Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor of Education at the IoE explained further:
“Welcome Week is about creating a sense of belonging with our University- hence the title. Research shows where people feel a sense of belonging they feel a lot happier. So team games were devised for all departments in the University to join in with on the Friday.
“The games helped students to have fun whilst feeling part of our “Team IoE”. They also got to know each other across programmes – really rather well, as the pictures demonstrate. We hope it gave them a laugh and a good feel about the IoE,” she concluded.