The adventure begins with Welcome Week – Monday 21st – Friday 25th September 2020
Welcome Week is the exciting period just prior to the start of the academic term where the School of Anthropology and Conservation welcomes all of its new students to its facilities and academic activities alongside introducing key members of academic and support staff. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this year the majority of welcome activities will take place online via Microsoft Teams (links to join the meetings are included below), but there is still plenty to enjoy amongst all of the important information to absorb.
Within the School
On Monday morning, 21st September, there is a general introduction for all undergraduates followed by the all-important programme introductions. This will be a great way to meet the staff who will be teaching you, see who else is on your course and find out some essential information about how your course will be running whether you are studying on:
- BA Social Anthropology
- BSc Anthropology or Biological Anthropology
- BSc Wildlife Conservation
- BSc Human Geography or BA Environmental Social Sciences.
Straight after this will be a session with the experienced student support team, who will introduce themselves and offer an informal forum for you to ask any questions you may have.
As the week progresses there will be:
- Mindfulness introduction
- Library and IT induction
- Introduction to a Year in Professional Practice
- Meet your academic adviser session
- Making the most of blended learning session
- School declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency one-year anniversary event
There will also be student-led virtual tours and introductions from both the Anthropology Society and the Conservation Society, and an opportunity to read the campus landscape on the Human Geography/Environmental Social Sciences programme field visit.
Kent Union’s Virtual Welcome Fair will give all new students the chance to meet all of Kent’s sports clubs, societies and community action groups that you can get involved with as a Kent Union member.
There will be the opportunity to chat to the student committees, sign-up for the things you may be interested in and meet like-minded students! Each new student can express their interest in a group without needing to buy membership straight away, so there’s no immediate commitment!