News - September 2012

Warm welcome to students old and new

20 September 2012

The University is gearing up for the start of the new semester with Welcome Week 2012.

The University of Hull Venn Building

New students get a chance to learn about what the University and Hull University Union (HUU) have to offer, whilst existing students can find out about what’s new for this year and meet up with old friends.

Welcome Week officially starts on 22 September, but many students have already arrived and are settling in at both the Hull and Scarborough campuses.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Calie Pistorius, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning students. The University is proud of its relationship with its students and, along with HUU, is committed to providing an outstanding student experience.

“I look forward to the start of the new semester and seeing our campuses come alive with activity after the summer break.”

New HUU President Magid Mah said: “I am excited to welcome students old and new back to both the University and the NUS Students Union of the Year 2012! There have been a lot of changes over the summer to create new spaces for our members and I can’t wait for them to start filling up with students.”

To help welcome those starting their studies this year there will be a calendar of events and activities all aimed to help students get their bearings, make new friends and get to grips with university life.

But we are not forgetting those who are already part of the University of Hull community. Whether you are a second or third-year, a postgraduate student or you’re studying for a foundation degree, you can also take part in our Welcome Week programme taking place at University House (The Hull University Union building).

Highlights at the Hull Campus include a Comfort Zone for advice and help with settling-in, Ice Disco at Hull Ice Arena with DJs from Asylum nightclub, The Tower Annual Beach Party and The Next Step- advice from the Job Shop and Careers Service.   

Highlights at the Scarborough Campus include ghost walks around Scarborough town, Laser Quest, and trips to attractions in North Yorkshire such as Go Ape, Whitby, and Flamingo Land.

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