In case you missed it, last week was Welcome Week, where we welcomed over 500 new students to the School of Psychology with a week of activities to help you get to know your surroundings and each other.
We hope that our Welcome Week events calmed our new students’ nerves (brain pun intended) and that you have all have settled in smoothly! Welcome Week takes place at the beginning of the academic year. It is a week full of events and activities designed to help new students make friends, familiarise themselves with their new surroundings and have a lot of fun.
To kick off was the HSS division-wide scavenger hunt, where new students from all four schools were invited to get their creative juices flowing to win prizes. Entrants were given a list of various campus locations or items to grab arty photographs of, upload to social media with the hashtag #wwscavenge22, and then race back in time for the judging. Our Psychology teams included Boris the Spider, Unicorn, The Bears, and Spongecake, with the overall Winning Scavengers being ‘Banana Man’ from the School of Psychology (woop!).
On Tuesday afternoon, our academic staff gathered to welcome new students, introducing them to the school and the various aspects of their psychology degree course. Followed by a drinks reception, an opportunity for our new students and staff to get to know each other more informally.
On Wednesday, our new UG and PG students all got the chance to unwind together at The Chill Zone. Who wouldn’t feel at home with board games, and Mario Kart?!
KentUnion’s Welcome Fair, which was a massive success! The sun came out, students joined societies, and President Max Porter expertly promoted the Psychology Society along with committee members Alessandra Gentile, Maddie Webber, Rianna Ebanks, Shivani Gohil, Mikaela Papadopoulou, Alexandra Dinu, and Yasmin Russell.
Friday concluded with another jam-packed day of hoarding free merch and running from stall-to-stall to shelter from the rain! Societies are a great opportunity to make friends and nurture your interests outside of your subject disciplines so we really hope you get a chance to satisfy your curiosities!
What a great start to the first term of our 2022-23 Academic Year! We are really looking forward to working and learning with you all this year; welcome to (or back to!) the School of Psychology.