To officially register when you arrive at the University make sure you confirm your attendance by activating your IT account and registering online. Keep an eye out for a confirmation email to see how to do these important steps! Once you have completed these, pick up your student card on campus. Details of where to collect can be found here.
Sorting Student Finance can be a lengthy process – try to be patient waiting for your loan! There are a number of services available to support students with the financial costs of uni. The Student Money Advice Service is located in The Atrium, 1st Floor, University Place where guidance appointments can be arranged. If you are feeling the pinch, visit the Student Union’s Advice Centre to discuss the option of a small emergency loan.
- Settling In
For many of you this will be the first time you have lived away from home and can be a very exciting time! But we understand it can also be fairly daunting settling in and making new friends. The Students’ Union’s Welcome Fair is a great opportunity to sign up for clubs and societies and meet new people to make the most of what uni has to offer! If you do ever feel homesick or unsure of your new surroundings don’t hesitate to contact the Student Support Advisors in The Atrium who can also refer you to the counselling service. On the back of your student card is the number for Nightline, a confidential listening and info service run by students. Most importantly we want you to enjoy your time at UOM.
- What will you need?
Make sure you’re sorted for stationery – you don’t need to spend a fortune as there are student discounts available at Ryman’s! Find out through your introductory lectures which textbooks you really need so you don’t buy things you won’t use! For those of you living in halls don’t forget your essential household items such as cutlery, toaster, bedding, coat hangers and slippers. But don’t worry if you forget some of these as they are easily purchased in town and supermarkets local to halls!
Lectures may take some adjusting to but don’t panic if they overwhelm you in the first few weeks. Trying to write down everything is hard and it can be helpful to record lectures on a Dictaphone (after asking your lecturer for permission first). For some courses, printing your slides beforehand to annotate can be much more efficient and clearer to refer back to for revision.
N.B : – For more detailed information on your first week at uni click here http://www.welcome.manchester.ac.uk/firstweeks/