With Welcome 2022 just around the corner, we spoke to Vice President for Education Obinna Okereke about what's on...
With the start of the New Year, we welcome both new and returning students back to campus with our Welcome 2022 week, starting Monday 17th January! The week will comprise of a host of events, from coffee breaks to nightclub events; there is something for everyone!
Our Vice President for Education Obi has been a part of the officer team for three previous Welcome weeks, and this will be his last. He will be making the most of it!
“I look forward to all of the events, including the Officer Games night, the Big Quiz, the Officer Tours, and of course the huge Welcome Fair”, he told us.
“These events have been put together to ensure students have a wholesome university experience, make friends and have fun! We hope you enjoy them!”
“One of the best things about being an officer is seeing students have the full university experience.”
Taking place on Monday, we start our Faculty introductions with FBL. These will run each day from 11am until 3pm – here is the running order:
We have both Speed Friending and our Officer Games night later on in the day. These are the perfect opportunity to meet more people as new students to Coventry! You can sign up for either Speed Friending event here; Officer Games night does not require a ticket, so feel free to show up from 5pm - a list of games can be found here!
The fun doesn't stop after a huge first day of Welcome 2022. As well as the huge Welcome Fair, we have loads more going on in Coventry campus! To find out more about the Welcome Fair, follow this link.
The Welcome Fair will have loads of local and national companies giving out freebies but will also have our Add+Vantage stall. The guys there are able to answer any questions you may have! Find out more here if you are interested in finding out about this stall.
For students who are less familiar with Coventry, the Officer Tours kick off on Tuesday too. There will be another on the Friday of Welcome too. You can sign up for these Tours here.
The Advice team will be on hand offering housing contract checks. This is pre-booked 30-minute sessions, so sign up now - and you could win a £50 Amazon voucher! If you have any issues that you’d like to address, but are unsure who to turn to, SUAC can help. You can find the list of free slots and sign up here.
In the evening, the REPs quiz will be back and bigger than ever. Think your general knowledge is strong enough? Get a team together and come along - make sure you sign up now!
We still have loads of fun activities to get up. The two-day Sports and Societies fair begins on Wednesday - find out about joining one of our amazing clubs!
On Thursday, we have the Employability Team Coffee and Meet - find out what they offer to help to enhance your CV during your time here.
In the evening, we have a Games Night for our Postgraduate students. Hosted by our PG Officer Amaka, this is free to attend, and no tickets are required, so get down to the Hub for it!
Finally, we cap the week off with the Volunteering team bringing back their BSL Cafe event - designed for beginners through to those fluent! To sign up, click here.
Paint and Sip also returns, with both a child-friendly and all student's sessions. These have limited spaces and were hugely popular in September 2021 Welcome, so don’t delay in securing your space.
Whatever you decide to attend, we hope you have a great time. Obi and the rest of the Officer team will be attending, so look out for them!