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Arrival

Arriving at university is an exciting and busy time with a lot to take in. Our induction programme is designed to help you settle in as quickly as possible, with help or advice available whenever you need it. For most students, 'arrival' means getting to your halls of residence a week or so before the start of the teaching year.

Before you arrive

There are some things that you will need to do before you arrive; the University has produced a checklist to help you make your preparations. To find out what you need to do before you arrive, visit www.areyouready.southampton.ac.uk.

When you arrive

The checklist also highlights some actions to follow up when you arrive, during the induction week before the academic year begins (also known as Freshers’ Week). This includes welcome events and introductions from your department and the Students' Union, plus a variety of social activities. To help find your way around, it is worth investing in a Southampton (or Winchester if you will be attending Winchester School of Art) street map.

The following is an example timetable for first year UK students:

Mathematics holds an induction to help you familiarise yourself and get to know your tutors and fellow students. You will also be welcomed by the student led Mathematics and Actuarial societies.

There is an enormous amount of information available within the University on support available and your personal tutor or your course lecturers will be happy to assist.

During my induction week I meet many students who were one my course, so I made friends early on before the start of my semester.

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