Students Staff
University of Essex

22 November 2010

Life on Campus – First Impressions

Filed under: First impressions,First Year UG,Mature Students,Mike Foote — admin @ 9:37 am

As a mature student, I attended the House warming event in early September, so I and my fellow mature students had the advantage of an early welcome to the campus community. The first thing that we noticed was the warmth of the welcome and the friendly atmosphere, which remains every day since we started ‘for real’, from Freshers Week to the start of lectures and seminars and since.

Of course there is naturally the challenge of the exciting chaos and confusion that is the amount of information to be absorbed: course reading, various handouts, timetables, room numbers, schedules and navigating around the maze of corridors. SatNav would have been useful! This simply reflects the natural effect on students, mature or otherwise.

The support and friendliness of the staff is self evident, as is the atmosphere across the whole campus. These are, of course, early days, and this piece is just recording first impressions of a welcome to the rich fabric that is the University of Essex.