How to survive Fresher’s Week
Fresher’s Week is the point where all first year students arrive on campus and get a feel for what university life is all about.
During Fresher’s Week each institution will run lots of events so that everyone knows what’s on offer, this can range from which sports clubs and societies to join to the kinds of academic, financial and practical support available.
The Learning Support Centre provide support to students who have a range of learning differences and are in receipt of funding called Disabled Student Allowances (DSA). The types of support on offer include note-taking which is a member of Academic Support Worker team taking note of the most relevant points from a lecture or seminar and then hand them over to their student at the end of the session. Study Skills are one to one sessions where tutors are matched to students to support them in producing written work, this support is often offered to students with dyslexia. There are many other support types available which include specialist transcription, mobility and library assistance as well as assistive technology training.
It is important for students to know that they are not alone when moving to a brand new place to study. Fresher’s Week is the opportunity to meet 100’s of new people who are in the same boat, and you can never have too many friends, right?