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I did, at 46. We did a campus tour, met tutors, did IT admin, joined the library, had a careers talk, had a bbq at end of the week. Also had the societies fairs and explored campus.
I was done by 4 each day. So handy to attend, met my classmates, no toga parties! This was all organised by my faculty, I imagine halls also had events but I wasn’t living In halls.
Nowadays, it's as much about introducing you to the university, the department and wider facilities available. Unis are quite keen to move on from the image of fresher's week being some week-long sesh.
Feel free to dip in and out with whatever elements suit you, but it can be a good chance to socialise with other newbies.
At my uni there were some compulsory things (e.g. registration) during Freshers week and inportant things like introduction lectures where we got given reading lists. It's also an opportunity to sign up to a GP, look at any societies you might be interested in, and familiarise yourself with the campus so you're not too late to your first classes.
Portsmouth freshers week is where you will gain a lot of important and useful information. We hold freshers fayre which is where you can sign up to some societies and these don't have to be sport, but those that assist with academic support, career advice, volunteering work etc.
You'll also receive lectures from your course about important dates and what the course will be. You will be shown around the university and how to use all the systems and how to take out books and find materials. You'll be given your student ID card to get around the university.
I hope this helps!
Chloe - Official Student Rep
very useful information so thank you. Do lessons begin after Freshers Week then?