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Welcome and Induction Week – Wednesday 29 September

Updated 9.09.2021

Wed 29 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 Wednesday 29 September: 

Don’t forget to enrol if you haven’t done so already! Our Enrolment team are running a session between 1.30pm – 4pm in the Learning Hub on Wednesday 29 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.

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

Time: 9am – 10am

Location: Engine Shed

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

Join our International Students Support team for a ‘Welcome Breakfast’ at the Engine Shed.

Climbing Wall with Changemaker

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Senate Lawn

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event but at busy times a queuing system will be in operation

Face your fears on the Changemaker Hub Climbing Wall! University is a time for new experiences and having lots of fun – and the climbing wall is guaranteed to give you both, along with a view of the campus not normally seen by students! If you feel up to a challenge, why not climb on all 4 different sides of the wall? You can challenge yourself on each climb and try out different routes, building up your skills each time. Each route offers every student differing levels of climbing – from easy to hard.

WIN! – Every student who braves the wall will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 3 x Amazon gift cards worth £25 each!

Introduction to the Student Information Desk (for International students)

Time: 11am – 11.30am

Location: This event is being held virtually

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

Our International Student Support team will give you an introduction to the Student Information Desk (SID) and the services it can provide.

Welcome to the UK (for International students) – Virtual Event

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Location: This event is being held virtually

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

Join our International Student Support team as they welcome our new International students to the UK. Come along to this event and ask our team any questions you may have about arriving to the UK and starting your studies with us.

Sports Taster Day – ‘Play Don’t Pay’

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Location: Sports Facilities

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

Fancy joining a sports team? Come along to the Sports Taster Day ran by the SU to explore and try out the different sports teams we have available here.

Campus Security and Safety Team Drop-In

Time: 1.30pm – 4pm

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.

Northampton Town Tour

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: Starting outside the Visitor Centre

Sign up: You’ll have to sign up to attend this event

Our International Student Support team are taking you on a guided tour around Northampton Town Centre. Join the team as they show you the sites of Northampton, including our Students Union building, Element.

E-Sports Tournament

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: Creative Hub

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

Come along to the Creative Hub to take part in an E-Sports Tournament with the SU.

Pool Tournament

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: Engine Shed

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

Join the SU for a Pool Tournament at the Engine Shed.

Food Festival

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: Nene Square (outside the Creative Hub)

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

The SU are hosting a food festival on campus. Come along for some yummy food and drinks!

Comedy Night

Time: 7.30pm – 10pm

Location: Waterside Bar & Restaurant

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

Come along with your friends to a night of live comedy and £10 sharing platters and pitchers at our Waterside Bar and Restaurant. There is no need to book, just come along with your new friends.

Midweek Mashup Launch 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 a Midweek Mashup club night hosted by the Students Union at our nightclub in town, Element.

 

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