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Welcome Week Recap

28 Sep 2020

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In case you missed it and didn’t manage to catch all the Welcome Week online sessions, don’t worry, we’ve got a recap right here with all the links, information, advice and support that you need. 

Although Welcome Week was different this year, there was still lots going on and plenty of advice, information and activities online that you can view whenever is convenient for you. However, the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be up to speed with everything you need to prepare you for your studies and the year ahead.

  1. Blackboard and Microsoft Teams are key academic tools that you will use practically every day during your studies. Whether you’re familiar with them and how they work or not, you will need to know and understand how they are used as part of your course delivery. View the Deeper Look 1: Academic Technologies session to find out more.
  2. Here at UCLan we have range of systems and learning resources that you will use throughout your student life, including the library, training via LinkedIn Learning and more. Some learning resources are subject specific and others are additional tools that may help. See what is available to you and how to make the most of them.
  3. You will have to do assessments as part of your course, so it important you understand how assessments are set, what the criteria involves, what support is available and how the grade banding and degree classification works. We have put together a useful guide to help you understand assessments and the process involved.
  4. Once you have submitted your assessments you will always get feedback from your lecturer or course tutor. Understanding feedback and what to do next is important. Read the Feedback and Feedforward guide to help you to interpret and work with the feedback you are given.
  5. Welcome to UCLan’s Students’ Union.  There’s still Freshers activities to take part in like a knockout University Challenge quiz and drop-in evening sessions, plus you can find out about the societies, clubs, help and advice that’s available to you all year round.
In the weeks ahead, you will also hear more about a Town Hall event with your Head of School and an end of first semester Reflection Exercise, where you can identify what went well and what didn’t before writing a personal development plan for the second semester.

If you have any further questions, please contact your course team, tutor or course administration service (CAS) hub.