My set (2022/2023 MSc students) has presented the school a never-before-witnessed population of newly admitted students into UCLan according to one of our lecturers, Dr Oladapo.
This has made irrefutably necessary for a higher demand in academic cohesiveness and social interaction amongst the students. Some students spend up to 6 weeks without even knowing their course mates or that a program like WISER exists! While instruction week is there, it is only done once and not even all students get to know about it or will be available as at that time - especially for international students like me.
Without a doubt, this poses some considerable level of strain on smooth transition of academic activities for students who came in late (due to some reasons beyond their control like airport strikes in their respective countries or train strikes in the UK) or could not get access to the relevant information for one reason or another.
Giving the students a hall or class they can use to give themselves some basic academic guide or awareness, following the rules of the school, will go a long way in helping them settle in early. I suggest that this should be done before school's introduction week by previous sets and after (to accommodate more). I also suggest that this should be under the official watch and control of the school authority but be handled by the office of respective school presidents.
Positive changes, no matter how little, someday, will create a big positive result.
According to my beautiful school, Opportunity creates success. Thank you.