Student Welcome Week

Academic Welcome and Induction 

Guidance has been provided for staff to support students transitioning into university.  A repository of resources has been developed and is available from the Retention and Success Blackboard 

The resources include principles of Good Academic Induction and documents to support the planning process to help course directors to provide academic inductions that support students to encourage early engagement.  

Before students join us for their welcome week they will have registered online and received communications from their course teams on the detail of their course welcome which will be 75% on campus and should include: 

  • Course Induction 
  • Social activity 
  • Library / IT / Learning Skills induction 
  • PAT meeting 

We will also have on campus Welcome Fairs in outdoor spaces – w/c 5th September and w/c 19th September with Freshers Fayre running on North Holmes Rd Wednesday 21st September, Medway Welcome Fair – w/c 19th September. These will include: 

  • Student Wellbeing Services  
  • CCCU Sport and Active Health 
  • Students’ Union – various activities inc. Freshers Fayre 
  • Chaplaincy 
  • Careers, Unitemps & volunteering 
  • Sustainability 
  • Accommodation 
  • Estates and Facilities (security / travel / catering) 
  • GP and voting sign up  
  • Teaching Unions  
  • Occupational Health checks
  • Uniform issue and exchange

 Welcome and Induction to the University and Support Services   

This is currently provided via the New Student Welcome Hub   

The Welcome Hub is a comprehensive virtual welcome environment that is accessible and suitable for all students and provides them with a wealth of information about our university. Content includes 

  • Step by step guides and Must Do Tasks 
  • New Welcome video – created by students  
  • A – Z list of Academic Welcome Schedules / welcome week timetable 
  • Freshers events and social activities 
  • Links to Library, Digital Tools, Student Support, Careers, Sustainability and more 
  • Tailored information for Medway, PG, International, combined, BAME, Partners, Care Leavers and students with disabilities. 

The hub is great tool to encourage student engagement with information about:  

  • Christ Church sports  
  • Unitemps for part time work  
  • Register to vote  
  • Register with a GP

 The Hub also provides information about   

  • Student registration  
  • Accessing student timetables  
  • Health and Safety (currently support during Covid – 19)  

Please note this list of Welcome Hub content is indicative. For details contact us: transitions@canterbury.ac.uk 

 

 

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Last edited: 03/11/2021 10:48:00