Internatonal Students Welcome Programme
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Internatonal Students Welcome Programme

on

  • 856 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
856
Slideshare-icon Views on SlideShare
856
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Internatonal Students Welcome Programme Internatonal Students Welcome Programme Document Transcript

    • Student Welfare ServiceInternational Students’ Welcome ProgrammeTuesday 28th September – Friday 1st October 2010www.le.ac.uk/welfare
    • 2 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICE Dear Student, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the University of Leicester and to our ISWP designed especially for international students. The University of Leicester is a leading international university which is involved in the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. A degree from this University will therefore be a major achievement which will certainly help to promote your future career. Our Welcome Programme aims to provide an introduction to both studying and living in Leicester. You will be shown around the University campus and given a guided tour of the City of Leicester. The International Students’ Services Fair will provide information about the excellent student support services which will be available to you during your studies here. There will be many opportunities for you to ask questions plus free time and social activities during which we hope that you will meet new friends. The beginning of term is an extremely hectic time. We hope this gentle introduction before the start of the academic year will provide time for you to acclimatise, to get used to the British way of life, to answer those pressing questions and generally to settle in. I wish you every success with your studies. Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Vice-ChancellorINFORMATION DURING THE ISWPWhere can I ask questions about theISWP?During the ISWP, there will be an Information Desk in the entrance spaces on some of the workshops due to room sizes. We do nothall of the Students’ Union Building from 09.00 to 16.00 every day. ask you to pre-book for any of the workshops but you shouldUse this Information Desk to sign up for walking and cycling tours, book for all the tours. Please be aware that you may not alwayscollect your Discover Leicester Bus Tour ticket and ask questions. be able to go to your first choice of session. There are a variety of workshops and events which run at the same time in order toYou will also be able to ask unofficial questions about living and minimise disappointment and you are advised to get to the roomstudying in Leicester by leaving your questions in the ‘Living in early. On page 4 there is space to write the time and date ofLeicester’ Question Box on the ISWP Information Desk – these will your preferred sessions so you won’t forget!be answered by current students at the ‘Living in Leicester’workshop on Friday. What are Student Assistants and howWhat is in my Welcome Pack? can they help?You will have received a Welcome Pack when you registered onto Our Student Assistants are the friendly and helpful peoplethe ISWP. It contains important material, such as information about wearing blue shirts with a University of Leicester logo. They areUniversity services, a campus map, a free phone SIM card with experienced and knowledgeable students who want to help yousome free credit and other useful information. Spare Welcome to settle in and will answer your questions.Packs are also available at the ISWP Information Desk if you loseyour pack. Where can I access the Internet during the ISWP?What sessions can I attend and should I If you are in University Accommodation, then you will be able toreserve a place? access the internet in your room. You can also access theWe would recommend that you attend the morning lectures as internet from the Library IT Room 1 (ground floor) from 12:00-they contain essential information. These are held in large lecture 16:00 on Monday to Thursday during the ISWP. On Friday, Kentheatres. Other events are optional and you can come to as many Edwards computer room 101 is available. It is always a good ideaor few sessions or events as you like. There are a limited number of to contact your family and inform them of your safe arrival.
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 3SAFETYAm I safe in Leicester?Leicester is a safe place to live, but as in all cities you need to beaware of your own safety and security. There is an importantsafety talk during the ISWP facilitated by the campus policeofficer and there will be more safety information available at theServices Fair on Wednesday afternoon.A useful website for international students in the UK iswww.educationuk.org/Life-in-the-UK/creating-your-life-in-the-uk/Stay-safe-during-your-UK-studies The Safety Bus will be able to take you back to your accommodation throughout the ISWP from Tuesday – FridayFOOD AND DRINK between 21.00 - 00.00 for £2.Where can I buy food and drink on campus?Most of the catering outlets are located in the Charles Wilson TRANSPORTBuilding, the David Wilson Library and the Students’ Union.Please ask the student assistants if you need directions or look How do I travel around Leicester?at the leaflet in your Welcome Pack. For students in catered accommodation (in Oadby) Buses during the ISWP dinner will be served in Beaumont Dining Hall at 17:30 The number 80A Arriva bus will depart for campus every night during the ISWP except for Thursday where each morning from Oadby Student Village during the it will be served at the earlier time of 17:00 so that you ISWP at: will have time to prepare for the Mayor’s Reception. 07:45 08:15 08:45 09:15 09:45 Bus stops are on Manor Road, Oadby (outside Stamford and Digby Halls). Please note that this bus also runs via Mary Gee Houses (Ratcliffe Road). The same service will operate from campus back to Halls of Residence each afternoon during the ISWP at: 16:15 16:45 17:15 17:45 18:15 A single ticket costs £2.10; a day ticket is £3.60 and the driver will give you change if you do not have the exact cash. AWhere can I shop for groceries and other weekly pass costs £15.00. You can buy an Arriva City Plusessentials? Student Ticket at the Services Fair for £280 for the academicThe University main campus is located within walking distance of year. This gives you unlimited travel within Leicester on anyMorrisons supermarket. It is about 10 minutes walk from both Arriva bus.the Nixon Court and Freemen’s Common accommodation sites, A free Ausden Clark bus service has been arranged forand approximately 15 minutes from Opal Court and Oadby and Mary Gee students to travel to and fromRegent/Salisbury accommodation sites. evening events on campus and this service will depart fromOadby Student Village Halls are located close to Asda the marked bay at the side of the Charles Wilson Building.supermarket. During term-time, there is a free Asda Bus service Please see the daily schedules for more information.that operates from City Living accommodation sites. Look out for Both bus stops are marked on the University map on page 14.the Asda Bus posters in your accommodation giving informationabout the day of the week on which this service operates. Cycling: You can also cycle in Leicester. We have arrangedDuring the ISWP, Student Assistants will help guide you to special cycling tours with local organisation ‘Cyclemagic’ so thatMorrisons, Asda and the Chinese Supermarket so that you can you can practise safe cycling in Leicester during the ISWP. Placesbuy essential items. Leicester also has one of the biggest open- are limited to 12 people per tour so you will need to sign up forair markets in the UK located within the city centre. You will a time at the Information Desk in advance. Cycling tours arefind an open-air fruit and vegetable market and a closed available every afternoon during the ISWP – you can check themarket selling meat, fish and cheese. daily schedules for more information.
    • 4 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICEThe Safety Bus will be available for safe travel home at night if Treasure hunt: This will be an ongoing challenge throughout theyou need to leave outside of the advertised bus times. You will ISWP! Come and sign up at The Point (Students’ Union Percy Geefind the Safety Bus parked on the marked bay at the side of the Building) at either 12:00 or 13:00 each day. Here you will receiveCharles Wilson Building and the bus will leave when full and then a list of clues and challenges to complete, to help you get yourreturn back to campus. bearings and meet important people around campus. There will be prizes for the winning team! These include gig tickets, 50%You may wish to buy a minibus card in the Students Union as off your bill at 1923 Restaurant, and merchandise vouchers forthe Safety Bus service also operates during term time. Prices are Willingales and the Union shop. Make sure you hand in your£40 for a term and £99 for a year. completed forms to ‘The Point’ by 4pm each day.Taxis: Local taxi firms include ABC Taxis: 0116 2555 111 andQueens Cabs: 0116 2701 300. Don’t forget to use a taxi or theStudents’ Union run Safety Bus during the evenings if you need RELIGIOUS PROVISIONto get home by yourself. Can I attend a worship service during the ISWP?LEICESTER The Chaplaincy will be open daily from 10am - 4pm, for tea, coffee, and the chance to meet the University’s Chaplains andHow can I find out more about the city of have a chat. There will be two mass services for Catholic students at 12:30pm on Wednesday 29th September and Friday 1stLeicester? October. Also on Thursday 30th September there will be aFor more information about the city and the surrounding area, Welcome Communion Service at 1pm.come to the ‘Find out more about Leicestershire’ talk on For more information about practising your faith in Leicester forWednesday, go on a ‘Discover Leicester Tour’, sign up for a all religions, please visit the Services Fair on Wednesday wherewalking tour or visit the Tourist Information Office located at representatives from Leicester Council of Faiths will be present.Town Hall Square in the city centre.City and campus maps are available online – IMMIGRATIONwww.le.ac.uk/mapsWalking Tours: Leicester Civic Society will running interesting My visa sticker says that I need to register withwalking tours, throughout the week, showing you some of the Police – what do I do?Leicester’s best known and interesting historical sights. Placesare limited to 30 per tour so please make sure you book at the The University have organised police registration on campus forInformation Desk. The themes of each walk are listed in the those who need to do this for the first time. You will need to signdaily schedules and you should take note of the time allowed up at the ISWP Information Desk where you will be given a timefor each walk. and place to attend – you must be punctual. You can find out more about police registration and the documents you will needPlease note that you can only book for one walking tour at the Student’s Guide to Immigration session on Wednesday.during the ISWP.Use this table as a helpful memory aide of your choice of workshops and tours you would like to attend. Title of Workshops/Tours Date and Time Comments To Do
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 5Tuesday 28th SeptemberTime Programme10.00 onwards Arrive at your accommodation and collect your room keys Register for the ISWP in Queen’s Hall in the Students’ Union Building, collect the ISWP schedule and a Welcome Pack.Tours leave every Discover Leicester Tourhour from 13.00, Venue: Meet at University Bus Stop (side of Charles Wilson Building). You will need your ticket14.00 and 15.00 to get on the bus. Repeated on Friday Take a tour of Leicester on a red open-topped bus. A guide onboard the bus will tell you about the city’s history and places of interest, such as the Golden Mile, National Space Centre and Abbey Park. There are only 70 places per tour so please ensure that you board the correct bus at the time stated on your ticket. Tickets are available at the ISWP Information Desk in the Queen’s Hall Building Entrance Hall.13.30 Meet a Student Assistant at the ISWP Information Desk to guide you to the start of the walking tour. Walking Tour: Ancient Leicester Part 1 (see page 4)14.00 - 16.15 Survivals from Leicester’s distant past. Bow Bridge to Castle Gardens & St. Mary de Castro. Limited to 30 per tour. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.Tours leave Campus Tours Repeated on Wednesdayevery hour Venue: Meet at the Students’ Union Building Entrancefrom 14.00,15.00 and Where are the important buildings on campus? Student Assistants will lead the campus tours to familiarise16.00 you with the important services and facilities on campus like the Library, support services, food outlets and academic departments.14.00 - 15.30 Welcome Event for Erasmus Students Venue: The Scholar (Bar), Students’ Union Building This is an introductory session to meet and make friends with other Erasmus students who are at the University of Leicester. Refreshments will be available. You can also meet the University’s Erasmus Coordinator and the Erasmus Team.14.00 Shopping Trip to a Supermarket – Morrisons (near main campus – ten minute walk) Venue: Meet at the Students’ Union Building entrance Would you like to know where to buy food and other essentials? Student Assistants will accompany you to Morrisons, a local supermarket, assisting you with your first food shopping trip. Morrisons is located near Nixon Court and Freemen’s Common.Tours leave at Cycle Tours14:00 and 15:00 Venue: Meet your guide at The Square, Students’ Union Try cycling in Leicester – Cyclemagic will take you on a guided ride with routes around the centre and to student accommodation. Limited to 12 per tour. Repeated during the week. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.15.00 - 17.00 ‘Relax and Pamper Yourself’ Session ‘Games Room’ Session Venue: Chaplaincy, University Road Venue: Chaplaincy Patio Room We have organised this session specifically for One for the boys – join us in the games room to women attending the ISWP. Take a moment out play darts, cards and dominoes and make new from the hectic schedule to relax, be pampered friends. and make friends in this welcoming environment.
    • 6 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICETuesday 28th September (continued) 15.00 Shopping Trip to a Chinese Supermarket (located on Melton Street – 20 minute walk from main campus) Venue: Meet at the Students’ Union Building Entrance Would you like to know where the Chinese supermarket is in Leicester? A Student Assistant will accompany you there. 16.00 Shopping Trip to Supermarket – Asda (near Oadby Student Village – ten minute walk) Venue: Meet at Gilbert Murray Stamford Reception Would you like to know where to buy food and other essentials in Oadby Student Village? A Student Assistant will accompany you to Asda, a local supermarket, assisting you with your first food shopping trip.17.15 Free Ausden Clark bus service for students in Mary Gee Houses to Accommodation Event Venue: Mary Gee bus stop17.30 For students in City Living and Private For students at Oadby Student Village: Accommodation (including Mary Gee): Evening Meal Evening Meal Venue: Beaumont Hall Dining Hall (Oadby) Venue: O2 Academy 1, Students’ Union Building (main campus) A free meal is provided at this event and a bar will be open selling a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. 18.30 Welcome to your Accommodation Talk Welcome to your Accommodation Talk Venue: O2 Academy 1, Students’ Union Building Venue: Stamford Bar Junior Common Room Senior Sub-Wardens give an introduction for students Following dinner, Richard Mobbs gives an living in self-catered and private accommodation and introduction for students living at Oadby Student how to solve or avoid potential issues. The Community Village to living in University Accommodation and Warden will also talk about what to look for in private how to solve or avoid potential issues. accommodation. Presenter: Dr. Richard Mobbs (Warden) Presenters: Rebecca Roberts and Edmund Hockley (Senior Sub-Warden/Community Warden)19.30 - 22.00 Welcome to Leicester: An Evening of Fun and Games Venue: O2 Academy 1, Students’ Union Building Venue: Stamford Bar Junior Common Room Have lots of fun while you meet new people and make new friends at this enjoyable icebreaker session. Join in the pub quiz with your team – you may win a prize! The event takes place on two sites – main campus and Oadby Student Village. Enjoy live music at the Open Mic sessions hosted by the Band and Gig Society between quiz rounds in the O2 Academy 1 venue. You are also welcome to bring your own instruments to the O2.22.15 Free Ausden Clark bus service for students needing to return to Mary Gee Houses Venue: Bus leaves from the campus bus stop (side of the Charles Wilson Building)
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 7Wednesday 29th September09.45 ARRIVAL AND INTRODUCTION Postgraduate Students Undergraduate Erasmus Students Study Students Abroad/Exchange (Students on full time (European students on a Students courses) (Students on full time short course of up to courses) one year) (One semester or one Venue: David Wilson year only students) Library Lecture Venue: Ken Edwards Venue: Rattray Lecture Theatre Lecture Theatre 1 Theatre Venue: Rattray Lecture Theatre10.00 Stay Safe Banking in the UK Vice-Chancellor’s Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Welcome Advice from the Campus Find out how to open Police Officers on safety a bank account in the Professor Sir Robert Professor Sir Robert whilst studying in UK, what documents Burgess, our Vice- Burgess, our Vice- Leicester. you need and how to Chancellor personally Chancellor personally obtain them. welcomes you to the welcomes you to the Presenters: PC Harvey University. University. Watson and PCSO Amarjit Presenter: Katrina Singh Sanghera Abatis (International Student Adviser) Voted Best Session in 200910.30 Banking in the UK Vice-Chancellor’s Stay Safe Stay Safe Welcome Find out how to open a Advice from the Campus Advice from the Campus bank account in the Professor Sir Robert Police Officers on how to Police Officers on how to UK, what documents Burgess, our Vice- keep safe whilst studying keep safe whilst studying you need and how to Chancellor personally in Leicester. in Leicester. obtain them. welcomes you to the Presenters: PC Harvey Presenters: PC Harvey University. Presenter: Katrina Watson and PCSO Watson and PCSO Abatis (International Amarjit Singh Sanghera Amarjit Singh Sanghera Student Adviser) Voted best session in Voted best session in 2009 200911.00 Vice-Chancellor’s Student’s Guide to Banking in the UK BREAK Welcome Immigration (not Find out how to open a relevant if you are Professor Sir Robert bank account in the from the EU) Burgess, our Vice- UK, what documents Chancellor personally An important session you need and how to welcomes you to the for anyone on a student obtain them. University. visa. Includes advice Presenter: Katrina over working Abatis (International regulations, visas and Student Adviser) police registration. Presenter: Julia Coats (International Student Adviser)
    • 8 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICEWednesday 29th September (continued) Postgraduate Students Undergraduate Erasmus Students Study Abroad / Students Exchange Students Venue: David Wilson Venue: Rattray Lecture Library Lecture Venue: Ken Edwards Theatre Venue: Bennett Theatre Lecture Theatre 1 Lecture Theatre 2 11.30 Student’s Guide to Stay Safe Erasmus Registration Study Abroad Immigration (not Procedures Information Session Advice from the Campus relevant if you are and Registration Police Officers on how to Venue: Rattray Lecture from the EU) Procedures keep safe whilst studying Theatre An important session in Leicester. Venue: Bennett All the information for anyone on a student Lecture Theatre 2 Presenters: PC Harvey required to enable you visa. Includes advice Watson and PCSO to register as an Erasmus Find out more about over working Amarjit Singh Sanghera student in Leicester. the programme and regulations, visas and registration procedures police registration. Voted Best Session in Presenter: Cleo Bowen 2009 (Erasmus Programme Presenter: Paul Beavitt Presenter: Julia Coats Manager) (Study Abroad Co- (International Student ordinator) Adviser) 12.00 - 14.30 LUNCH will be available in all University catering outlets. 12.00 - 16.30 Face to Face Registration for fee-paying International Students only (Wednesday – Friday) Venue: Sports Hall, ground floor of the Charles Wilson Building Fee-paying International students must complete their registration at the University. You will have received an appointment time when you registered for the ISWP at the ISWP Information Desk. You must already have successfully completed online registration. You must attend your appointment – it is compulsory. If you are unable to attend, you must attend Monday to Wednesday of the first week of term. Please bring your passport, photocopies of your passport (visa and photo page) and biometric card with a copy (if applicable). Study Abroad/Exchange and Erasmus students have their own arrangements to complete their student registration. This information will have been given to you at the Wednesday morning session on Registration Procedures. Tours leave at Campus Tours 13.00, 14.00, Venue: Meet at the Students’ 15.00 and 16.00 Union Building Entrance Where are the important buildings on campus? Student Assistants will lead the campus tours to familiarise you with the important services and facilities on campus like the Library, support services, food outlets and academic departments.
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 9Wednesday 29th September (continued)13.00 - 16.00 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES FAIR Venue: The Square, Students’ Union This is a chance to find out more about the range of student support services available at the University and in the city of Leicester. • Discover where places of worship are located • Take the opportunity to talk to local organisations and banks • Find out more about University and Students’ Union services13.00 - 16.30 Workshop Programme Each session is at 13.00 then repeated at 15.0013.00 and 15.00 Find out more about English Language Support Living on a Budget Leicestershire Venue: Rattray Lecture Venue: David Wilson Library Venue: Bennett Lecture Theatre Lecture Theatre Theatre 2 A member of staff from the Find out how you can maximise Would you like to know about English Language Teaching Unit your income, minimise your living the city and the surrounding will explain the English language expenses and get the most out of a area of Leicester? A support available during your limited budget, without feeling that professional guide will tell you course, how to enrol and some you’re missing out. Includes advice more. practical tips on how to improve about cheaper things to do and buy your English whilst you are here. in Leicester and how to budget. Presenter: Alan Joyce (Professional Guide) Presenter: Stella Smyth Presenter: Katrina Abatis (Study Skills Director) (International Student Adviser)13.30 Meet a Student Assistant at the ISWP Information Desk to guide you to the start of the walking tour.14.00 - 16.00 Walking Tour: Ancient Leicester Part 2 (see page 4) Survivals from Leicester’s distant past. Jewry Wall Roman Baths & Saxon Church of St Nicholas to the Guildhall. Limited to 30 per tour. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.Tours leave at Cycle Tours14:00, 15:00 and Venue: The Square, Students’ Union16:00 Try cycling in Leicester – Cyclemagic will take you on a guided ride with routes around the centre and to student accommodation. Limited to 12 per tour. Repeated during the week. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.19.00 Free Ausden Clark bus service for students in Oadby and Mary Gee to main campus Venue: Manor Road (outside Gilbert Murray Hall).19.30 - 22.30 Social Event: Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-li) Venue: O2 Academy 1, Students’ Union Building A Ceilidh is traditional Irish and Scottish dancing and music. There is dancing, laughter and an opportunity to make more friends. It is great fun and international students always enjoy the evening. Don’t worry that you don’t know the steps because the ‘caller’ will tell you what to do, just join in and have fun. Voted most popular social event in 2009Bus departs Free Ausden Clark bus service for students needing to return to Oadby Student Village and22.30 and 23.00 Mary Gee Houses. Venue: Buses leave from the campus bus stop (side of the Charles Wilson Building)
    • 10 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICEThursday 30th September Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students Erasmus/Study Abroad Students Venue: David Wilson Library Lecture Theatre Venue: Rattray Theatre 09.00 ARRIVAL AND INTRODUCTION 9.15 - 10.15 Studying Successfully at a British University Your Students’ Union Venue: David Wilson Library Lecture Theatre An introduction to the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports, politics, We want you to succeed in your studies while you entertainment, student support – and how you are at the University of Leicester. This session is an can get involved. introduction to the British style of learning and teaching. It designed so that you can find out how Presenter: Kate Newton (SU Welfare and you can enhance and improve your learning at the International Officer) University, access support to improve your studying techniques and explains the range of services on offer from the Student Development. Presenter: Marta Ulanicka (Learning Development Adviser) 10.15 BREAK 10.30 - 11.30 Your Students’ Union Studying Successfully at a British University An introduction to the University of Leicester’s Venue: David Wilson Library Lecture Theatre Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports, politics, We want you to succeed in your studies while entertainment, student support – and how you you are at the University of Leicester. This session can get involved. is an introduction to the British style of learning Presenter: Kate Newton (SU Welfare and and teaching. It designed so that you can find out International Officer) how you can enhance and improve your learning at the University, access support to improve your studying techniques and explains the range of services on offer from the Student Development. Presenter: Marta Ulanicka (Learning Development Adviser) 11.00 - 16.30 Face to Face Registration for fee-paying International Students only (Wednesday – Friday) (See page 10 for details) Venue: Sports Hall, ground floor of the Charles Wilson Building 12.00 - 14.30 LUNCH will be available in all University catering outlets. 13.00 - 16.00 Sports Activities Venue: Victoria Park Playing sports together is always a good way to make friends. We have organised an afternoon of different sports for you to try.
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 11Thursday 30th September (continued)13.00 - 16.30 Workshop Programme Each session is at 13.00 then repeated at 15.0013.00 and 15.00 Introduction to British Culture UK Higher Education Experience Looking for Work Venue: Library Seminar Venue: David Wilson Library Venue: Rattray Lecture Rooms 1,2,3, Basement of the Lecture Theatre Theatre David Wilson Library An academic member of staff gives How can I increase my chances What is British culture? Explore an overview about the UK academic of getting a job? Can I get help these questions (and a few ideas!) system at Leicester and how it may on writing my CV? Find out with an International Student be different from your home how the University can help you Adviser. country. get a job and a career. Presenter: Katrina Abatis Presenter: Dr Nick Ellis (Programme Presenter: Valerie Matthews- (International Student Adviser) Leader: MSc Marketing) Lane (Careers Adviser)13.30 Meet a Student Assistant at the ISWP Information Desk to guide you to the start of the walking tour.14.00 - 16.15 Walking Tour: Victorian Leicester (see page 4) The Architect, the Inventor and the Travel Agent. The Guildhall Cells to Welford Place. Limited to 30 per tour. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.13.30 Meet Student Assistants at the ISWP Information Desk to guide you to the Curve Theatre and Phoenix Square14.00 Tour of the Curve Theatre and Phoenix Square We have arranged a tour of Leicesters state of the art Curve Theatre, located in Leicesters Cultural Quarter. Places are strictly limited to 30 people so make sure you sign up at the Information Desk in advance.Tours leave at Cycle Tours14:00, 15:00, Venue: Meet your guide at The Square, Students’ Union16:00 Try cycling in Leicester – Cyclemagic will take you on a guided ride with routes around the centre and to student accommodation. Limited to 12 per tour. Repeated during the week. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.17:30 - 18:30 Meet Student Assistants to guide you to the Museum for the ‘Welcome to Leicester City’ event Venue: Outside Students’ Union Building18:30 Free Ausden Clark bus service for students in Oadby and Mary Gee to event Venue: Manor Road (outside Gilbert Murray Hall).18.00 - 20.00 ‘Welcome to Leicester City’ – by the Lord Mayor of Leicester Venue: New Walk Museum For this special evening, we invite you to dress in your national costume and attend a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leicester.20.00 - 00.00 Cultural Night Venue: O2 Academy 1, Students’ Union Building A highlight of the ISWP week, we invite you to join new friends for an evening of entertainment. There will be musical and dramatic performances by fellow students. You are welcome to show off your country and your culture with a dance, a poetry reading, a song or a dramatic performance if you wish.Bus to Oadby Free Ausden Clark bus service for students needing to return to Oadby Student Village andStudent Village Mary Gee Houses.departs 23.30 and Venue: Buses leave from the campus bus stop (side of the Charles Wilson Building)00.00
    • 12 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICEFriday 1st October Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students Erasmus/Study Abroad Students Venue: David Wilson Library Lecture Theatre Venue: Rattray Lecture Theatre 09.30 ARRIVAL AND INTRODUCTION 09.40 Health Issues HOST and FOSSIL An important presentation providing information Would you like to meet a British family during about the National Health Service, how to your stay in the UK? HOST UK works with register with the doctor and what to do if you international students to give them a day or a become ill. weekend visit anywhere in the UK. FOSSIL is a Leicester based organisation that arranges visits Presenter: Gill Miles (Student Healthy Living so you get the chance to meet local families. Manager) Presenters: Dr Chris Willmott (FOSSIL Organiser) and HOST UK Representative 10.00 Student Support and Development Service Health Issues The University provides a fully integrated Presenter: Gill Miles (Student Healthy Living development and support service for students. Manager) Find out more about the wide range of central support services and how to access them. Presenter: Clare Taylor (Head of Student Welfare) 10.20 HOST and FOSSIL Student Support and Development Service Presenters: Dr Chris Willmott (FOSSIL Co-ordinator) Presenter: Clare Taylor (Head of Student and HOST UK Representative Welfare) 10.40 BREAK 11.00 and 15.00 “Living in Leicester – what is it really like?” Venue: David Wilson Library Lecture Theatre Discussion Groups with current students and Student Assistants who can probably give you all the unofficial information you need! Questions from the ‘Living in Leicester’ Question Box on the ISWP Information Desk will be drawn and answered during this workshop. Presenter: Kate Newton (SU Welfare and International Officer) 11.00 - 16.30 Registration for fee-paying International Students only (on Wednesday – Friday) (See page 10 for details) Venue: Sports Hall, ground floor of the Charles Wilson Building 13.00 - 16.00 SOCIETIES FAIR Venue: The Square, Students’ Union This is a chance to join student societies and associations, which is a great way of meeting like-minded people at University. National societies, creative societies and religious societies – the Fair will have it all so come to sign up!
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 13Friday 1st October (continued)Tours leave every Discover Leicester Tourhour from 13.00, Venue: Meet at University Bus Stop (side of Charles Wilson Building)14.00, 15.00 and16.00 You will need your ticket to get on the bus Take a tour of Leicester on a red open-topped bus. A guide onboard the bus will tell you about the city’s history and places of interest, such as the Golden Mile, National Space Centre and Abbey Park. There are only 70 places per tour so please ensure that you board the correct bus at the time stated on your ticket. Tickets are available at the ISWP Information Point in the Queen’s Hall Building Entrance Hall.13.30 Meet a Student Assistant at the ISWP Information Desk to guide you to the start of the walking tour.14.00-16.00 Walking Tour: New Walk & The Georgian New Town (see page 4) Elegance, deference and service. Welford Place to Victoria Park Gates. Limited to 30 per tour. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.14.00 - 16.00 English Tea Party Venue: Chaplaincy, University Road Drop into the Chaplaincy for an English style tea. Find out what a cream tea is, have an informal chat to University staff and make friends. If you have brought your family to Leicester, why not you bring them along with you.Tours leave at Cycle Tours14:00 and 15:00 Venue: Meet your guide at The Square, Students’ Union Try cycling in Leicester – Cyclemagic will take you on a guided ride with routes around the centre and to student accommodation. Limited to 12 per tour. Repeated during the week. Booking is essential – sign up at the ISWP Information Desk.19.00 Free Ausden Clark bus service for students in Oadby and Mary Gee to main campus Venue: Manor Road (outside Gilbert Murray Hall).19:30 Postgraduate Cheese, Wine & Soft Drinks Night Venue: Senior Common Room, 5th Floor, Charles Wilson Building This event is designed exclusively for postgraduate students, especially mature students. Relax and chat to other postgraduate students over a selection of wines, cheeses and soft drinks (event closes at 22:00).19:30 - 00.00 Karaoke Night Venue: Students’ Union Building: The Scholar (karaoke) How is karaoke different in England from Asia, Europe or America? Find out as you show your new friends your singing skills. The Students’ Union will be open afterwards for ‘The Big Shabang’ club night from midnight until late.Bus to Oadby Free Ausden Clark bus service for students needing to return to Oadby Student Village andStudent Village Mary Gee Houses.departs 23.30 and00.00 Venue: Buses leave from the campus bus stop (side of the Charles Wilson Building)
    • 14 UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER · STUDENT WELFARE SERVICE Saturday 2nd October 2010 You will need to vacate your room by 10am at the latest. Trip to Nottingham Castle The International Students’ Association have arranged an afternoon trip to Nottingham Castle. For more information and to buy tickets please visit ‘The Point’ (Students’ Union box office). Sunday 3rd October 2010 Trip to Warwick Castle Tickets will be sold from Wednesday – Friday, 9am - 4pm at The Point (Students’ Union box office). Numbers are limited to 300 places. www.warwick-castle.co.uk Cost £20 per person Transport and Castle Admission included in cost – there are places to eat at the Castle, or you could take a picnic lunch. Warwick Castle is less than a one hour drive from the University. Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, the castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Avon. The castle was used as a fortification until the early 17th century when it was converted into a country house. It is now owned by the Tussard’s waxworks group who have introduced excellent interactive exhibitions including Kingmaker, Royal Weekend Party, Haunted Towers, Dungeons, Maiden’s Tower and many other attractions. The grounds are extensive and there is lots to see and do. Coaches will leave: Beaumont Hall at 09:45 (for students staying at Oadby Student Village) Mayor’s Walk, Main Campus at 10:00 (for students staying at City Living sites) We will leave Warwick Castle at 16:00, arriving back at approximately 17:00.
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME PROGRAMME 15Checklist – when you arrive in Leicester Tell your family you have arrived Arrange payment of accommodation fees Arrange payment of tuition fees Register with the Freeman’s Common Health Centre Complete online registration with the University Insure your belongings Complete face to face registration Buy a Television Licence (if you buy a TV in your room) Open a bank account Register with the Police (if applicable) Arrange payment of accommodation fees
    • Further advice and information:The Student Welfare Service is based in the Students’ Union Building (firstfloor). The International Student Advisers are available from Monday –Friday between 10.00-16.00 but you may need to book an appointment.Student Welfare ServicePercy Gee BuildingUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterLE1 7RHTel: +44 (0) 116 223 1185Fax: +44 (0) 116 223 1196Email: welfare@le.ac.ukwww.le.ac.uk/welfare© University of Leicester 2010Leicester LE1 7RHUKwww.le.ac.uk 2641_09/10