University of Bath welcomes new cohort of International Exchange students
After almost two years of lockdown, not being allowed to travel and the uncertainty that came with a global pandemic, the International Mobility Team was thrilled to be welcoming 93 students at the Chancellors Building. Despite the pouring rain on a Tuesday afternoon, you could feel the air filled with excitement from students and staff, everyone was eager to finally meet each other and keen to embark on their University of Bath journey.
The 93 exchange students were from 41 exchange partner universities and of 19 nationalities - of these the biggest nationality groups were French (27), Spanish (17), and German (13).
Held at the beginning of Welcome Week, the Induction gave students the chance to mingle, meet the International Mobility Team, raise any concerns they had and learn more about administrative requirements in their first week.
The students also received presentations from Sam Cook who introduced to the students the Peer Assisted Learning Programme; Meg Crossman of the Students’ Union who covered how to make the most of university life whilst here at Bath; Diana Hopkins and Tim Ratcliffe introduced the students to opportunities offered by the Skills Centre, in particular British Studies and English language classes; and Harriet Byrne represented Student Services and the invaluable support they offer. The induction concluded with a campus tour, led by student ambassadors.
The induction was a success and we hope our international students have a wonderful time during their stay at the University of Bath.
As part of their Welcome Week activities, on Wednesday 6 October the students headed to the Abbey Churchyard for a city tour of the beautiful city of Bath. We like to keep them busy!