Early Arrivals and International Welcome Week

students walking past the Fielding Johnson BuildingStarting University is a big step. Moving to a new country is even bigger.

We want to make you feel welcome and happy and comfortable from the moment you arrive here. We also want to introduce you to your three new homes: the University, the City of Leicester and the UK.

The events this week are aimed at students joining us from overseas but they are also suitable for any UK students who turn up in Leicester before most people get here.

Because one week isn't enough to tell you about all the great things at the University of Leicester, next week is our general Welcome Week for all students.

Timetable



NB. Please check start and end times - some events overlap.

Monday 18 September 2017

Start

End

Event

Description

12.00pm

2.00pm

Welcome event

Come and meet some of our international student societies and pick up your very own welcome goodie bag!

2.00pm

4.00pm

Arrivals Lounge

Need support and advice or want to find out more about the Students’ Union? Drop in to speak to the various stalls available, including student support and our Academic Services.

3.00pm

4.00pm

Attenborough Arts Tour

Enjoy the arts and discover how you can get in touch with your creative side with the various performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities the Attenborough Arts Centre has to offer.

4.00pm

5.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Start

End

Event

Description

11.00am

12.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

12.00pm

1.30pm

Chaplaincy soup lunch

Open to all faiths and even those who follow none, relax and meet new people over a soup lunch.

1.00pm

3.00pm

Arrivals Lounge

Need support and advice or want to find out more about the Students’ Union? Drop in to speak to the various stalls available, including student support and our Academic Services.

3.00pm

4.00pm

Money and employment

Find out about financial support, setting up a bank account, applying for part-time jobs and how you can complete the Leicester Award.

4.00pm

5.00pm 

Health and safety

Get some useful tips and advice for a healthy lifestyle and campus safety.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Start

End

Event

Description

11.00am

12.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

12.00pm

1.30pm

Chaplaincy soup lunch

Open to all faiths and even those who follow none, relax and meet new people over a soup lunch.

1.00pm

3.00pm

Arrivals Lounge

Need support and advice or want to find out more about the Students’ Union? Drop in to speak to the various stalls available, including student support and our Academic Services.

2.00pm

3.00pm

Attenborough Arts tour

Enjoy the arts and discover how you can get in touch with your creative side with the various performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities the Attenborough Arts Centre has to offer.

3.00pm

4.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

4.00pm

5.30pm

Chaplaincy English tea party

Open to all faiths and even those who follow none, relax and meet new people over an English tea party.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Registration will also take place today - you'll be contacted with more information about registration at a later date.

Start

End

Event

Description

11.00am

12.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

12.00pm

1.30pm

Chaplaincy soup lunch

Open to all faiths and even those who follow none, relax and meet new people over a soup lunch.

1.00pm

3.00pm

Arrivals Lounge

Need support and advice or want to find out more about the Students’ Union? Drop in to speak to the various stalls available, including student support and our Academic Services.

3.00pm

4.00pm

Money and employment

Find out about financial support, setting up a bank account, applying for part-time jobs and how you can complete the Leicester Award.

4.00pm

5.00pm

Health and safety

Get some useful tips and advice for a healthy lifestyle and campus safety.

Friday 22 September 2017

Start

End

Event

Description

11.00am

12.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

12.00pm

1.30pm

Chaplaincy soup lunch

Open to all faiths and even those who follow none, relax and meet new people over a soup lunch.

1.00pm

3.00pm

Arrivals Lounge

Need support and advice or want to find out more about the Students’ Union? Drop in to speak to the various stalls available, including student support and our Academic Services.

3.00pm

4.00pm

Campus tour

Gain an insight into campus life with a tour of the facilities at the University of Leicester.

6.00pm

8.00pm

Welcome dinner

An informal buffet dinner to welcome you to Leicester. This is a great chance to meet your fellow students from around the world.