Make new friends, reconnect with old ones and get to know your campus.
Everyone has been very welcoming. As a new student, I felt settled within a week, so I could focus on making friends, getting to know the town and travelling around.
Read about some of our students experiences of Welcome Week and take a look at what we have planned for you!
Tayaba is studying Sociology and is in her second year
I quickly found my place by joining societies such Kent Sing and Pakistani Society, and attending most of the Welcome Week events such as Freshers’ Fair and Freshers’ Ball.
Rio is in his first year studying Human Geography
Before I arrived, I was a bit daunted with the thought of living on my own, cooking for myself, cleaning for myself, but settling in was easy enough for me. My classmates were very nice and talkative, and so were my flatmates.rio-finch-
Evelyn is in the first year of her Psychology degree
It was actually really easy to make friends as the University organised multiple events in the Welcome Week where you can interact with a lot of people.eve
Ellie is a final-year student studying Digital Arts with a Year in Industry
In Welcome Week, leave your door open – get a door stop, talk to other people. Go to societies. Don’t worry about over-committing because if, in the second week, you decide you don’t want to carry on with a particular society, that’s OK.