The University of Bolton has welcomed a host of new students as the new academic year begins. All students have been invited to induction sessions as they enrolled on their courses over the past three weeks.

Dr Emily McIntosh, Director of Student Life at the University of Bolton, said:

“Our induction programme is vital to ensuring that our students feel welcomed and understand our expectations and how we can support them.”

Induction sessions were held in the Student Learning Zone in the Chancellor Building.

Heads of Schools introduced themselves and gave an insight into the university and the students’ chosen courses.

Simon Wiggins, Head of the School of Creative Technologies, last week welcomed between and 4-500 new students on course, which cover Special and Visual Effects, Gaming Technology and Computing.

He told the induction audience:

“Our aim is to get you ready for industry. You will get a real insight into what it is like to work in the industry as a lot of the staff have a background in the industry or still work in the industry.

Now is the time to get to know your groups and the members of staff.

Be ready to work hard and enjoy yourself.”

Dr McIntosh said:

“We have inducted almost 2,000 students over a three week period.

It is critical for us to set out our expectations and explain the learning culture and help them to get settled in and feel welcome.”

All students have access to the pioneering Leap Online learning programme and will also have personal development programmes created to support them throughout their university experience.

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