Students Staff

5 October 2018

Thank you

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 1:00 pm

We’re nearly at the end of Welcome Week and we’re sure like us, you are ready for the weekend!

Hannah Lamb and Hannah Gott

Hannah Lamb and Hannah Gott

Welcome week is University-wide effort involving every department, school, professional service, and of course the Students’ Union. Staff and volunteers have clocked up the hours this week, with many working Arrivals Day on Sunday as well as through Welcome week to ensure that activities run smoothly.  We’ve had volunteers working in force in registration, helping students to find their way around campus, queue-busting and supporting events.  It’s been great to work with you all and to see so many of the University community coming together to support new and returning students.  The positive energy you create is palpable and is key to the happy welcoming atmosphere on campus, showing Essex off at its hospitable best.

So whatever your usual job, or what you’ve stepped up to do at Welcome, a massive thank you to you!

Whilst Welcome Week might be nearly over, students are still arriving on our campuses and we will continue to work with colleagues across our University over the next few weeks to ensure that these students are welcomed and inducted.  So, as you go about your normal day, please remember to smile and be helpful by supporting students to find their way, an making sure they have a warm welcome into the autumn term!

Still fancy volunteering?

It’s not too late to get a green ‘Welcome’ t-shirt or volunteer as a Welcome helper to support registration and induction activities over the next couple of weeks.  Give us a call on 3459 or pop in – T-shirts can be collected either from the Student Engagement Team office (4.403 on square 2 in Colchester) or the spare office in TF.2.24 in Southend, either by individuals or on behalf of a group.  Just remember to return T-shirts, so we can use them for future Welcome weeks.

Want to offer some feedback?

We’re keen to hear your feedback in order to inform planning for Welcome in future years. We want to know what has gone well, what hasn’t gone so well and what could be done differently to improve the Welcome experience for students and staff. Perhaps you’ve overheard a student making a particularly positive comment and want to feed that back, or you’ve received the same query a number of times and you think communications to students could be improved for future years. Please tell us all about it.

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