Freshers Week at Leeds University
Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing a number of articles all around Freshers Week at Leeds and Leeds Met University, providing the perfect resource for any new or returning students.
At the start of each and every academic year thousands of students across the UK are packed off to start their degree subjects in one of the country's many university cities. The first contact that these students will have with their university on arrival is fresher's week. This week is often much anticipated by students and is often a very memorable experience. The fresher's week at Leeds University is certainly no exception. But what is in store for you during fresher's week at Leeds University?
First and foremost, fresher's week is an opportunity for you to adjust to your new surroundings. The chances are that you are not familiar with Leeds, the university or your new student halls. Fresher's week therefore offers you the opportunity to get acquainted with the city, the university and your new home. It is a time to make new friends among those who you now live with and others. It is also a time to get settled before starting your degree course the following week. All in all, fresher's week serves to ease new students into the university way of life.
An integral part of fresher's week is the fresher's fair. This is held at the Leeds University Student Union every year. It is an opportunity for you to sign up for the various societies and groups that put on activities for students at the university. Whatever your interests, the chances are that there will be a society that will appeal to you. Or perhaps you would prefer to try something completely new. The fresher's fair is also a great opportunity for freebies. There will be many companies and organisations trying to market their products and services, so you might as well take advantage!
The majority of schools within Leeds University will have a schedule of their own during the course of fresher's week. The purpose of this schedule will be to introduce you to your department and the specific course that you will be beginning in the week that follows. This serves as a good introduction to your degree subject and offers a taste of things to come in the following weeks. Fresher's week also gives you the chance to become familiar with the buildings that you will be studying in and the academic staff that will be teaching you.
The aspect of fresher's week, however, that often makes this week so memorable is the social side of things. More often than not you will start the week living with a group of people who you have never met before and end the week with a new group of close friends. The majority of students use fresher's week to get to know their flatmates while easing into their new surroundings and enjoying themselves. Fresher's week is something that the vast majority of students will only experience once and you should therefore make the most of it. For students at Leeds University fresher's week is sure to be a memorable time in your life at the university and you will look back at it with fond memories.
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