Arrivals and Welcome Weeks 2017

Arrivals and Welcome Weeks 2017

It’s just a few days until our arrivals week and we’re so excited about welcoming all our new student residents for the upcoming academic year! We know that living away and starting a new course can be a little scary so we have lots of events planned to help you settle in and get to know your fellow residents and the Community staff. Here’s what we have lined up.

Saturday 23 September: Start of arrivals week. Welcome to all our new students! Make yourself feel at home in your new room!

Friday 29 September: Macmillan Coffee Morning, 10:30am. We’ll be joining in with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer, a British charity that helps those affected by cancer. Come along and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, a piece of cake and a good chat all for a good cause!

Monday 2 October: Speed Friending, 7:30pm in the Café. A fun way to break the ice with your fellow residents. You’ll only have a matter of seconds to introduce yourselves and learn about each other. There’ll be no social media friending here, just a good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation!

Tuesday 3 October: Mandatory Health and Safety Meeting (for residents living in the Basement and on Floors 1 and 2), 7:30pm in the Café. Followed by an Ice Cream Party (your reward for attending the meeting)!

Wednesday 4 October: Quiz Night, 7:30pm in the Café. Come and experience a pub quiz (a truly Great British tradition!), flex your brains and have a laugh. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday 5 October: Mandatory Health and Safety Meeting (for residents living on Floors 3, 4 and 5), 7:30pm in the Café. Followed by an Ice Cream Party (your reward for attending the meeting)!

Saturday 7 October: Worship Café, 7:30pm in the Café. Sit back and enjoy a relaxed evening of music and worship, led by our talented Community staff. There’ll be no pressure for you to sing or pray, just come along, listen to the music and have a nice drink.

Sunday 8 October: Invite to local churches. Our Community staff will be leading invites to local church services. Details to be confirmed shortly.

Thursday 12 October: Movie Night & Popcorn, 7:30pm in the Café. Get away from that Netflix binge and enjoy a classic film in the company of other people! There will, of course, be popcorn!

Sunday 15 October: Invite to local churches.

There will also be tours of the building for new residents every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 5:45pm. As part of our arrivals and welcome weeks, these tours will take place on 23 September, 25 September, 27 September, 30 September, 2 October, 4 October and 7 October. Meet in Reception to start.

Additionally, we host a free coffee bar in the Café every Monday to Saturday evening. Pop down anytime from 7pm till 8pm and get a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate, served by our lovely Community staff. We serve a delicious selection of fruit teas courtesy of Clipper Teas too and there are board games and magazines if you just want to relax and unwind.

You are very welcome as well to join us every Monday to Saturday at 8:30am for our morning Chapel services. A great way to start your morning and reflect on the day ahead.

We hope that you will come to one or as many of these events as possible! Don’t forget to like, follow and subscribe to us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramYouTube and Google Plus for all the latest information about the above! We can’t wait to see you!