Mohammed Alim, our new Wales blogger tells us what to expect during your induction week.
The induction week is the week in which all students are given information about their courses, and are helped settle down. It is an entire week before the studies begin. You fill out forms, forms and guess what…more forms. It is also a week in which you get to know your friends, teachers and everyone with whom you’ll be spending the next 9 months with. Don’t let the words “forms” turn you off though, as filing out those forms with your new friends is fun as well.
Like I said, you get to meet new people. But also visit new places. The induction week is supposed to help a student settle down, and therefore, the teachers @ WISC also encourage students to go to the town centre and visit local areas so that the students have an idea as to where to go when it comes to shopping needs and so on.
You spend about three days filling in forms (I know your eyes are wide open now). I know this may sound tiring already, but it really isn’t. Three days doesn’t really mean 72 hours. You just fill them for about 15 minutes each day (You may take a big sigh now) .
What about the other four days? Well, during these days, you are distributed your student handbooks, local information, maps, papers and so on. For those students who have to register with the police, they will be sent in a group.
Boring stuff…isn’t it? Here’s where the fun part comes. After all your paperwork is done with, WISC will organize a movie night, in which students will be shown a movie in WISC itself. And what’s a movie night without popcorn and pizza? Don’t worry. WISC has got it all.
The fun doesn’t stop there. The next day, WISC will organise a trip to Cardiff city, and all students will be taken to a bowling centre for a game of bowling. It is that place, where you make your new friends. After the game of bowling, the students are encouraged to go over to the Cardiff bay (which is just about 5 minutes walking distance from the bowling centre). You will be amazed by the beauty of that place.
My friends and I have enjoyed each and every day of the induction week and I hope you will as well. Of course you will.
This is all about the induction week that every student has to go through when he/she arrives at WISC. If you need more information, feel free to leave comments. They will all be answered.
That’s it from me now. Stay tuned in for more.