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Welcome and Induction Week – Tuesday 28 September

Updated 9.09.2021

Tue 28 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 Tuesday 28 September: 

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 Tuesday 28 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: Engine Shed

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 homemade 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.

Campus Security and Safety Team and Cyber Fraud 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. On Tuesday, the Cyber Fraud Team from Northants Police will be here and will be providing advice on how to stay safe online.

Meet the Teams: ASSIST, Counselling and Mental Health and Financial Guidance

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

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)Counselling and Mental Health Team and Financial Guidance Team get your questions answered. The ASSIST and Counselling and Mental Health Team also offer private meetings that you can book directly with the teams.

Charity Cake Sale with Changemaker

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: The Market

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

Our Changemaker Team are running a Charity Cake Sale in The Market – come along to support our local charities by buying a slice of heaven! They’ll be selling cakes and other bakery items from 10am – 12pm.

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 to attend this event

Join our International Student Services 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.

Union Day 2

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Location: Engine Shed inside and outside

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

Union Days are the best way to find out about all the different sport clubs and societies that are available at the Students Union. You can meet current students are part of the sports clubs and societies and sign up for anything you might be interested in. You don’t have to sign up for this event, just come along with your friends between 12pm – 5pm.

Afternoon Tea with Changemaker

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Location: Learning Hub Lawn

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

Join our Changemaker Team for a spot of Afternoon Tea on the Learning Hub Lawn. This is a great opportunity to chat with our Changemaker Team about the services they offer and share an afternoon tea with your fellow new students.

Multi-Faith Social

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm

Location: Engine Shed

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

Come along to the Engine Shed to take part in the Multi-Faith Social. Meet new students from across the University!

Quiz Night

Time: 7.30pm – 10pm

Location: Waterside Bar and Restaurant

Come along with your friends a quiz night where you can get a burger and pint for £5 and 2-4-1 drinks at our Waterside Bar and Restaurant. There is no need to book, just come along with your new friends.

Bar Crawl

Time: 9pm – late

Location: Staring at Element and then the town centre

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

The SU are hosted a bar crawl through Northampton town centre! Starting at Element, which is the SU venue in town, and then hitting the best student spots for a good night out!

Bar Crawl After Party

Time: 9pm – late

Location: Element

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

The SU Bar Crawl will end at Element where they’ll be throwing a Bar Crawl After Party!

 

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