Is freshers week compulsory? Watch
So I was wondering if anyone who has been to uni of manchester or is currently there or if someone who knows well, do I *have* to go to freshers week? Is there anything compulsory during that week that I have to attend? (e.g. lectures, labs e.t.c.)
As a side note my course is (hopefully) Physics with philosophy MPhys
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Of course, it might be different for your degree. I know people who had introductory lectures during welcome week, but these people were overwhelmingly new medical and nursing students, or otherwise undergrads in the Faculty of BMH, which physics is not part of.
At some point, you will receive an email with a timetable for Welcome Week. As far as I can see, the timetables for your course haven't been released yet. All degree welcome weeks are different. Some degrees require you to choose course units during Welcome Week, but this is done online anyway, and not all courses offer optionals in the first year - but even if that is so, you will still need to choose seminars, which is also done online.
I met most of the people on my degree during lectures and seminars.
I would say that you do make an effort to be introduced to your academic adviser, even if you don't manage it during welcome week. Just so you know who they are and they know who you are.
Like I say, many courses don't have lectures or anything during Welcome Week. You will receive a timetable at some point.
just finished my first year at UoM