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Welcome and Induction Week – Thursday 30 September

Updated 9.09.2021

Thu 30 September 2021

09:00 – 21:00

These events are for University of Northampton students only. Locations of the events are listed below.

Free

Welcome to the University of Northampton!

During Welcome and Induction Week you’ll have the opportunity to settle into life at UON, make new friends and feel like a member of our community. As well as your academic introduction sessions taking place throughout the week you will also have the opportunity to attend events organised by our Student Support teams and find out how we can support you throughout your studies.

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Here are the events taking place on Thursday 30 September 2021:

Don’t forget to enrol if you haven’t done so already! Our Enrolment team are running a session between 9.30am and 12pm in the Learning Hub on Thursday 30 September. Check out our Enrolment information pages for more details.

Drop In Vaccination Clinic

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Location: Learning Hub 013

Sign up: No need to book an appointment, just come along!

If you would like to receive a Covid-19 vaccination then please drop in to the vaccination clinic being ran during Welcome and Induction Week. Check out our Situations Updates page for more information on getting the vaccine.

Students Union Welcome Tent

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Delapre Place

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

Come along and meet your new Students Union! The SU staff will be in the Welcome Tent from 10am – 6pm to chat to. If you’ve already purchased your Welcome Week Wristband then you can collect it from the Welcome Tent. You can find more information about your Welcome Week Wristband and what the SU are up to during the week on the Students Union website.

Live Pizza Making

Time: 8am – 4pm

Location: The Market

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

Visit The Market on the ground floor of the Learning Hub to grab a pizza!

Induction Investigation

Time: Anytime – this is virtual experience that you can do in your own time or you’ll be doing as part of your academic induction

Location: Learning Hub or online

Sign up: Details on how to join can be found below!

Our Library and Learning Services teams (LLS) have put together an online ‘escape room’ which will help you get to know the Learning Hub and the services that the teams can offer you.  You will either come along to the Learning Hub with your course (check your timetable for details) or you can take part in the activities online in your own time. LLS staff will also be around on the upper floors of the Learning Hub to answer your questions.

Welcome Breakfast for International Students – Virtual Event

Time: 9am – 10am

Location: This event is being held virtually

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up for this event

Virtually join our International Students Support team for a ‘Welcome Breakfast’.

Campus Security and Safety Team Drop-In

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

Location: Learning Hub Ground Floor

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along

You can drop in with our Campus Security and Safety team between 9.30am and 12pm to ask any questions you might have about the security and safety on campus and around the town. A PCSO will be there too and offering a “Bike Mark” to individuals bicycles and place them on the Police database should they go missing.

International Student Experience (International students only) – Virtual Event

Time: 11am – 12pm

Location: This event is being held virtually

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up for this event

Join our International Student Support team as they talk you through the International Student Experience. Come along to this event and ask our team any questions you may have about being an International student at Northampton.

Tea & Talk – with The Lowdown

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Engine Shed

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along with your SU Wristband!

Join the SU and The Lowdown, a local Mental Health Charity, for a Tea and Talk session in the Engine Shed.

Challenger Games

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Creative Hub Lawn

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along with your SU Wristband!

Join the SU for the Challenger Games on the Creative Hub lawn, an afternoon full of activities including huge inflatables, large games, a pizza box challenge and lots of free prizes!

Meet the Teams: ASSIST and Financial Guidance

Time: 12.30pm -4pm

Location: Learning Hub Ground Floor

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

Drop in with staff from our Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) and Financial Guidance Team get your questions answered. Our ASSIST team offer private meetings that you can book directly them.

Developing your Academic Skills (International Students only) – Virtual only

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Location: This event is being held virtually

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up for this event

The session, for International students, will inform you about the types of support the Educational Linguistics team offers during the academic year and will provide suggestions to help you develop some key skills, including critical thinking and planning for assignments.

Treasure Hunt

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Waterside Campus and Town Centre

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along with your SU Wristband!

Join the SU for a Treasure Hunt across the campus and town centre. A great way to get to know the campus and the town!

Cocktail Evening with Changemaker

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Waterside Bar & Restaurant

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up for this event. 80 spaces available

Join our Changemaker Team at the Waterside Bar & Restaurant for a evening of cocktail making. Back by popular demand – make your own cocktail! There are 80 places to fill, which will go quickly so book now. Come along with new friends or use this as a chance to meet new like-minded people! Prizes to be won for the best-looking cocktail with the added bonus of DJ playing from 7pm till late.

Live DJ 

Time: 8pm – 10pm

Location: Waterside Bar & Restaurant

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

Come along with your friends to a live DJ set and enjoy 2-4-1 drinks at our Waterside Bar and Restaurant. There is no need to book, just come along with your new friends.

LGBT Traffic Light Party

Time: 9pm – late

Location: Element, Town Centre

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along with your SU Wristband!

Head out for an LGBT Traffic Light Party hosted by the Students Union at our nightclub in town, Element.

 

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