Monday, 19 September 2011

Freshers!

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well!!! I know induction has not started yet but I would like to say an official welcome to our new batch of students.

Induction starts on Monday 19th but this depends on your programme. You may have received information through the post sent directly from our schools but if you haven’t then please visit this website: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/students/new/startdates. Select the school you belong to and it will list all the courses... just make sure you check your course details carefully. This applies to clearing applicants too. Good preparation is essential.

If you have completed both parts of your registration, please remember to apply for the 18+ Oyster card. Once you apply and pay... the University will confirm your student status and you will receive your card as soon as possible. Make sure you use it because it’s perfect for travel cards as you get 30% off.

Visit our very own fresher’s 2011 website: http://gre.ukmsl.net/freshers2011/. Check out what sort of events will take place and many more. Enjoy!!! Most importantly, read our blogs too. We will provide more useful information for you all and if there is anything you want us to cover then please compose an email to us and we will respond.

I know that some of you will be excited and some who may feel nervous about your first day. Don’t worry because if you are prepared then it will be ok... trust me. I still remember my first day when I went to my induction session! I was feeling alright to be honest. I met my new class mates and my tutors etc. Basically it’s like your first day in secondary school or college. The induction week is very important for you to realise what the University has to offer regardless of what campus you’re based at. Remember to have questions to hand so that you can address it with your personal tutor. You may also need to do a test (numeracy and literacy) this depends on your course. I know this because I had to do one! Therefore, just revise a bit and you will be fine.

So once again... welcome to the University of Greenwich!!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Good times!

We all celebrated EID last week and once again it was a memorable one at work and at home too. We all dressed up and it was good... all round smiles! This year, Ramadan was difficult at start but then got easier because we had vast amounts of experience to keep us going. As I mentioned to my colleagues it felt really weird in the morning to actually eat something. But it didn’t stop me to munch big when I got home though. The food was super and it would be good if I could go through it again.

I would like to say a big thank you to my blog boss Uzma who went out and bought me a book called “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. The reason why she gave it was because she was appreciative for the blogs I do for you all. To be honest, I haven’t read a book for ages and Uzma is aware of this fact. I have promised her that I will read the book of course and report back to her. I also would like to thank everyone in the Enquiry Unit for supporting me throughout and I am very appreciative to the award they had given me for my valuable contributions I have made to date. Thank you!!!

I must now move on to important information about registration. You may all have received two separate emails about online registration part 1. Your username and password are disclosed on these emails for you to complete this section. Once you complete online registration you will need to come in for registration part 2. Part 2 is where you bring in your documents (Passport and certificates of your qualifications). Please visit this link to see the timetable: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/current-students/reg/new. Just click on the campus which you are based at to find out their timetable. Any problems, please call us.

Hope this helps.