Hello everyone! I hope all is well on your side. Freshers’ Week may have come to an end but there is lots more to come your way through the year. Don’t forget to attend the Festival of Careers next week from the 3rd to the 7th of October. It is a great opportunity to engage in discussion with potential employers and ask as many questions as you like!
Over the summer, the university has worked hard on making some changes to the campus and even though most of you may have heard of or seen them, I would like to take some time out to mention them to you:
a) Touch Green to be Seen
Registering your attendance on paper for timetabled taught events can be a little bit time consuming. To save time and make registering yourself for an event a lot more easier, the university has introduced the ‘Touch GREEN to be SEEN’ initiative where students have to touch their student IDs against one of the readers in the scheduled room until it turns green. It is that simple! It is quick and also saves an insane amount of paper. However, this does not suggest that all your lectures or other teaching events are compulsory. Check with your department for more information. For now I shall leave you with this link if you are interested in knowing more about this initiative.
b) The School of Business
As a proud student of the Leicester School of Management, I am pleased to announce that the university has brought together their expertise in Management and Economics to create your very own Leicester School of Business. The establishment of the School of Business ensures its students many more fantastic opportunities with its unique approach to teaching and research. Click on this link to know more!
c) The Fielding Johnson Square
The Fielding Johnson car park is in the process of being turned into a vibrant new open space for its students and staff. The success of all the events held there previously, such as the Christmas Market and Freshers’ Week, have shown potential for further transformation to create a more open space to hold events and activities on a larger scale. I am excited for this one!
d) Student Services Centre
The university has worked to bring all the key student support offices in one area. The Charles Wilson Building foyer now serves as a reception area where students can get appointments with Registry, Unitemps, Careers Development Office, Accommodation and many more. Follow this page to find out what suits you.
The Careers Development Service space in the Percy Gee Building has now been transformed into a cozy little shop with a fresh vintage feel to it. The SHOP! sells everything from stationary, clothing, memorabilia to club night tickets and buss passes. Sounds great, doesn’t it?!
The university has introduced its new MyUoL app available to all students now. It opens you up to a range of services such as viewing your timetable, finding a vacant PC on campus, library search, campus map, university news and a lot more! Download yours if you haven’t yet. It is quite handy.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Peace out! 🙂