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Freshers Fortnight Celebrations to Kick-Off Autumn Term

Released: 07.09.15

Thousands of new and returning students around the country will arrive at University campuses this month, as Freshers’ Fortnight kicks-off the autumn term with a bang.

At the University of St Mark & St John’s stunning green single-site campus on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon - complete with tranquil lake, wild flower gardens and its own allotment - Freshers’ Fortnight is no exception.

The paint in the redecorated student halls of residence has dried, paper and pens have been bought, and bags have been packed.

Everything is ready for students to start their journey of exploration and discovery; into higher education, new friendships and new beginnings here at the University of St Mark & St John.

To help the transition to University life, the Student Union has compiled a unique welcome week programme of diverse activities which offers something for everyone to get involved in, ensuring the year gets off to a great start.

The What’s On Guide includes full university events such as a King Pong tournament, cooking for beginners, slack-lining, cheer-leading, dance society, beach clean, circus skills, yoga, fish and chips on Plymouth Hoe, an ice disco, a vicars tea party, and much, much more.

On Welcome Sunday,(20 September)moving in day, students will be treated to a barbeque from 14:00-16:00 and the first week includes a personal welcome from the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Cara Aitchison, along with fun introductions to the University’s systems; IT, Library, and short subject sessions.

On behalf of everyone at the University of St Mark & St John, we look forward to welcoming you.

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