Congratulations on achieving a place to study at the University of Chester. We hope you’re excited about what’s in store. Whether you’re living on campus, or commuting from home; travelling from the other side of the country, or local to Chester, we want to help you settle in as quickly and as easily as possible.
Thanks to our Induction Week, settling in will be easy. Jam packed full of fun social events, as well as opportunities to explore your academic department and complete your enrollment if you haven't already done so, it's the ideal way to welcome you into University life. For information on what you can expect from Induction Week 2016 take a look at our blog.
If your moving into University or partnership accommodation, your moving in date is Sunday 25th September. This is when you’ll see your room for the first time and meet your new house/hall mates. It’s a whirlwind of a day, full of every sort of emotion, from nerves to excitement, smiles to sad goodbyes. But there’s no need to worry about arriving onto the campus. Our team of student helpers and the Students’ Union will be on hand to point you in the right direction and help you find your feet. And when they aren’t around, our dedicated team of Hall Wardens, Personal Academic Tutors and Porters (who operate 24/7) will be on hand throughout your time here, just in case you need them.
So, whether you’re excited to get here, or feeling a little apprehensive, take a look at these top tips for settling in:
1) Be yourself
Don’t feel the need to change to fit in. At university you are free to be whoever you want to be. With thousands of students across the University you’ll no doubt find somebody who has similar interests to you. Who knows, they could end up becoming your friend for life.
2) Put yourself out there
Don’t hide in your room; go out there and meet new people. Wonder the corridors, or head to the kitchen and pop the kettle on. You’re bound to bump into somebody in no time. Chances are they are experiencing the same feelings as you, so you already have a conversation starter!
3) Explore the local area
Whether you’re studying at Warrington or Chester, there are lots of things for you to discover nearby. Grab your new friends and go and explore.
4) Try something new
University is the time to discover a new hobby and step outside your comfort zone. With over a hundred different clubs and societies to sign up to, you’ll be overwhelmed with choice.
5) Take advantage of the services on offer
We have multiple support departments including Student Support and Guidance, the Students’ Union, and Learning Support. Don’t be afraid to talk to any of them, as they’re on hand to offer information, advice and guidance throughout your time at University.
6) Nerves are normal
It’s okay to feel nervous about coming to university. In fact, if you speak to anybody moving in on the day they’re more than likely to be a little nervous too. Just take it slow, find your feet, and you’ll forget about your worries in no time.
In the meantime...
If you have any questions in the meantime then just get in touch, we are more than happy to help:
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