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Friday, 18th September

  1. 10:00am – 11:00am International Students only

    International Students Welcome

    The session will cover the essentials for international students including culture shock; things to do in London; travel around London and other important information.

    The session will be interactive and fun with opportunities for students to talk to each other in breakout rooms. Students will need a book a place, and information will be available on the Student Hub.

    You must attend one session but you can pick either 10:00 - 11:00 or 14:00 - 15:00

    https://studenthub.city.ac.uk/new-students/your-first-weeks/events-for-international-students

    Mandatory session

  2. 2:00pm – 3:00pm International Students only

    International Students Welcome

    The session will cover the essentials for international students including culture shock; things to do in London; travel around London and other important information.

    The session will be interactive and fun with opportunities for students to talk to each other in breakout rooms. Students will need a book a place, and information will be available on the Student Hub.

    You must attend one session but you can pick either 10:00 - 11:00 or 14:00 - 15:00

    https://studenthub.city.ac.uk/new-students/your-first-weeks/events-for-international-students

    Mandatory session

Monday, 21st September

  1. From 9:00am This is a pre-recorded video that can be watched at any time

    Virtual Campus Tour

    Explore some of the highlights of City, University of London in our high speed campus tour.

    Situated in the heart of London, City is a mix of the traditional and modern, with newly refurbished social and learning spaces and exciting research facilities.

    Watch the videos in our Virtual Campus Tour playlist for an in-depth look at each area of the University.

    Optional session

  2. 10:00am – 12:45pm Year 1 students only

    Year 1

    Join Here: Zoom link 1

    10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome to Economics: Dr Spyros Galanis, Head of the Economics Department.

    10:15 - 11:00 - Icebreaker: Group Recognition Game: an ice-breaking activity to help you meet other students on the course -  Dr Dagmara Celik Katreniak.

    11:00 - 11:15 - Meet the Undergraduate Team: A welcome from the people who run Year 1 Economics programmes -

    • Dr Firat Yaman, Head of Undergraduate Economics
    • Dr Arina Nikandrova, Deputy Head of Undergraduate Economics
    • Prof Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education
    • Ms Rebecca Lawlor, Year 1 Course Officer
    • Dr Claudia Jefferies, Senior Tutor
    • Dr Xeni Dassiou – Academic Head of Placements
    • Dr Zahra Gambarova, Undergraduate Support Team
    • Dr Khansa Al-Sabah, Undergraduate Support Team

    Expectations when studying at University: Discussion - Dr Guglielmo Volpe

    12:00 - 12:30 - Meet your Academic Tutor: An opportunity for you to meet your academic tutor and discuss the tutoring and supporting role in the Department - Dr Claudia Jefferies and Personal Tutors. Join Here: Zoom link 2

    12:30 - 12:45 - Plan for the following day

    Mandatory session

  3. 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Virtual Sport in the Square Live Event

    Virtual Sport in the Square live event. An opportunity to meet the Sports Clubs and Teams in an informal, virtual setting. Learn more about Sport at City, The Wolfpack, and how you can enhance your student experiences!

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebT3RLaRKFV4Lg9

    Optional session

Tuesday, 22nd September

  1. 10:00am – 11:00am Year 2 & Year 3 students only

    Thriving@City

    These online talks will introduce you to a number of our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8cutSrkCVUZoqy1

    Attend one of these sessions

    Mandatory session

  2. 10:00am – 1:00pm Year 1 students only

    Year 1

    10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome to the second day of Welcome Week!

    10:15 - 11:00 - Let's play a game: Cakeconomics! An 'ultimatum' game in which we learn about game theory in economics - Dr Arina Nikandrova

    11:00 - 12:00 - The Secret Services Game: This game will help you to familiarise about the various resources the University makes available to students - Dr Zahra Gambarova

    12:00 - 12:45 - Cakeconomics: The Results - Dr Arina Nikandrova

    12:45 - 13:00 Plan for the following day

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

  3. 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Virtual Sport in the Square Live Event

    Virtual Sport in the Square live event. An opportunity to meet the Sports Clubs and Teams in an informal, virtual setting. Learn more about Sport at City, The Wolfpack, and how you can enhance your student experiences!

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebT3RLaRKFV4Lg9

    Optional session

  4. 3:00pm – 4:00pm

    A Student’s Guide to City’s Online Learning Platforms: Moodle, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom 

    In this hour-long webinar, three City students will teach you the best ways to get the most out of your platforms for online learning and socialising, including: Moodle, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. To join the session, simply click the link.

    Mandatory session

Wednesday, 23rd September

  1. 10:00am – 1:00pm Year 1 students only

    Year 1

    10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome to the third day of Welcome Week - Dr Firat Yaman, Head of Undergraduate Economics

    10:15 - 10:30 - Meet the Admin Team: An opportunity to meet with your Course Officer and learn about the support the admin team provide - Ms Rebecca Lawlor, Year 1 Course Officer.

    10:30 - 12:00 - The Trade Game: Play the trade game and learn what economics teaches us about the importance of trade - Dr Firat Yaman, Head of Undergraduate Economics

    12:00 - 12:45 - Studying at University: sharing experiences. An opportunity to meet with current students and share their experience of studying at University

    12:45 - 13:00 - Plan for the following day

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

  2. 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Virtual Sport in the Square Live Event

    Virtual Sport in the Square live event. An opportunity to meet the Sports Clubs and Teams in an informal, virtual setting. Learn more about Sport at City, The Wolfpack, and how you can enhance your student experiences!

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebT3RLaRKFV4Lg9

    Optional session

  3. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Year 1 & Year 2 students only

    Thriving@City

    These online talks will introduce you to a number of our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8cutSrkCVUZoqy1

    Attend one of these sessions

    Mandatory session

Thursday, 24th September

  1. 10:00am – 1:00pm Year 1 students only

    Year 1

    10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome to the fourth day of Welcome Week: Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    10:15 - 11:30 - Placements and Careers: Talk to our placement team to learn about placement opportunities during your studies - Ms Fiona Gibson Exchanges, Placements and CPD Officer, Dr Xeni Dassiou Placements Academic Lead and Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education.

    11:30 - 11:45 - Study Abroad Opportunities: Learn about studying abroad - Ms Roma Ivanauskaite, Exchanges, Placements and CPD Officer

    11:45 - 12:45 - The 2020 Game: Learn about working in teams and time management - Dr Zahra Gambarova, Undergraduate Support, Academic Team

    12:45 - 13:00 - Plan for Friday: Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

  2. 1:00pm – 2:00pm International Students only

    Tier 4 Induction Session

    This is an hour interactive session on Zoom about the main principles of the Tier 4 visa route, Tier 4 students role and responsibilities and how we can support the students with advice and guidance.
    There will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with fellow international students via breakout sessions.

    The link for this event has been directly emailed to you by the International Student Team.

    Please note that this session is compulsory for all Tier 4 Students.

    Join Here: Zoom link

    The password will be emailed to you directly.

    Mandatory session

  3. 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Virtual Sport in the Square Live Event

    Virtual Sport in the Square live event. An opportunity to meet the Sports Clubs and Teams in an informal, virtual setting. Learn more about Sport at City, The Wolfpack, and how you can enhance your student experiences!

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebT3RLaRKFV4Lg9

    Optional session

  4. 2:00pm – 5:15pm Year 2 students only

    Year 2

    14:00 - 14:15 - Welcome to Year 2: Dr Spyros Galanis, Head of Economics Department

    14:15 - 15:00 - Expectations in Year 2: Discussion about your expectations for the new academic year - Dr Guglielmo Volpe Head of Education, Dr Khansa Al-Sabah, Undergraduate Support, Academic Team and Ms Bethany Ward, Year 2 Course Officer.

    15:00 - 15:45 - The Microplacement Module: A session to explore the opportunities provided by the final year module "Microplacement" - Ms Selin Keskin, Micro-Placements Programme Coordinator

    15:45 - 16:00 - Study Abroad: An opportunity to discuss spending a year abroad through the exchange programme - Ms Roma Ivanauskaite, Exchanges, Placements and CPD Officer

    16:00 - 17:00 - Careers in Economics: A Talk by Ofcom.  Meet economists from Ofcom and discuss careers opportunities for graduates in economics - Dr Arina Nikandrova, Deputy Head of Undergraduate

    17:00 - 17:15 - Plan for the following day

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

  5. 3:30pm – 4:30pm Year 1 & Year 3 students only

    Thriving@City

    These online talks will introduce you to a number of our key support services and explain how they can help you to navigate the highs and lows of higher education, offer support in an online environment and provide advice on living in London and making the most of your student experience.

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8cutSrkCVUZoqy1

    Attend one of these sessions

    Mandatory session

  6. 4:00pm – 5:15pm Year 3 students only

    Year 3

    16:00 - 17:00: Careers in Economics: A Talk by Ofcom - Meet economists from Ofcom and discuss careers opportunities for graduates in economics - Dr Arina Nikandrova, Deputy Head of Undergraduate Economics

    17:00 - 17:15 - Plan for Friday

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

Friday, 25th September

  1. From 9:00am This is an online resource that can be viewed at any time

    Careers and Employability Induction

    This Moodle module will introduce students to the support and activities provided by the Careers & Employability team.

    It will help new students start thinking about their career goals and returning students to continue to engage with skills development, career advice and guidance, and practical information as they apply for placements, internships and graduate roles.

    Students can access from Moodle dashboard: https://moodle.city.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=39814

    Optional session

  2. From 9:00am This is a pre-recorded video that can be watched at any time

    President's Talk and Dean's Welcome

    Professor Sir Paul Curran will be joined by each school Dean and the Students’ Union President to welcome new students to City.

    School of Arts and Social Sciences

    Mandatory session

  3. From 9:00am This is an online resource that can be viewed at any time

    Student Academic Skills and Wellbeing

    This is a module on Moodle for all students which has a range of material to support you studying at City. It has been divided into sections for new undergraduate students, returning undergraduate students and postgraduate students.

    It will include information on a range of services provided by City that will help and advise you when completing your work, including referencing help and study skills.

    Students can access from their Moodle dashboard: https://moodle.city.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=38922

    Optional session

  4. 10:00am – 12:30pm Year 1 students only

    Year 1

    10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome to the last day of Welcome Week - Dr Khansa Al-Sabah, Undergraduate Support, Academic Team

    10:15 - 10:45 - Library and Study Resources: Learn about the various study resources the library makes available to you - Mrs Antonella Yarnold, Subject Librarian

    10:45 - 11:15 - Reflecting on your first week at University: Meet your academic tutor to reflect on your first week at University - Dr Claudia Jefferies, Senior Tutor

    11:15 - 11:45 - Imagery Competition: vote for the best picture! Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    11:45 - 12:15 - First year competition: vote for the best video! Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    12:15 - 12:30 - End of Welcome Week and plan for the first week of teaching. Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

  5. 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Virtual Sport in the Square Live Event

    Virtual Sport in the Square live event. An opportunity to meet the Sports Clubs and Teams in an informal, virtual setting. Learn more about Sport at City, The Wolfpack, and how you can enhance your student experiences!

    https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebT3RLaRKFV4Lg9

    Optional session

  6. 2:00pm – 4:00pm Year 3 students only

    Year 3

    Join Here: Zoom link 1

    14:00 - 14:15 - Welcome to Year 3! - Dr Spyros Galanis, Head of Economics Department

    14:15 - 15:00 - Expectations about Year 3: An opportunity to explore the expectations and challenges of the final year - Dr Khansa Al-Sabah, Undergraduate Support, Academic Team, Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education and Ms Charlotte Smith, Year 3 Course Officer

    Join Here: Zoom link 2

    15:00 - 15:15 - Library and Study Resources: Learn about the study resources the university makes available to you - Mrs Antonella Yarnold, Subject Librarian

    15:15 - 15:45 - Meet you Academic Tutor: Meet your academic tutor to discuss the year gone and the year ahead! - Dr Claudia Jefferies, Senior Tutor, and the Tutors

    15:45 - 16:00 - End of Welcome Week and plan for Week 1 - Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    Mandatory session

  7. 2:00pm – 5:00pm Year 2 students only

    Year 2

    14:00 - 14:15 - Welcome and plan for the day -  Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    14:15 - 15:00 - Let's Play Cakeconomics! Play the 'ultimatum' game and learn about game theory in economics - Dr Arina Nikandrova, Duputy Head of Undergraduate

    15:00 - 15:15 - Library and Study Resources: Learn about the study resources the university makes available to you - Mrs Antonella Yarnold, Subject Librarian

    15:15 - 16:00 - Meet your Academic Tutor: Meet your academic tutor to discuss the year gone and the year ahead! - Dr Claudia Jefferies, Senior Academic, and Tutors.

    16:00 - 16:45 - Cakeconomics: the results! The results of the cakeconomics game are presented and discussed - Dr Arina Nikandrova, Duputy Head of Undergraduate

    16:45 - 17:00 - End of Welcome Week and a look at Week 1: Dr Guglielmo Volpe, Head of Education

    Join Here: Zoom link

    Mandatory session

  8. 3:00pm – 4:00pm

    The Big SASS Quiz Undergraduate Edition

    Join us for this battle of wits for a chance to make new friends, compete for the Grand Prize worth £250 and to meet our mystery celebrity host! To join the session, please click the link and fill out a short registration form.

    Optional session

Monday, 5th October

  1. 12:00pm – 1:00pm International Students only

    Tier 4 Induction - Late Arrivals and Non-Attendees

    This is an hour interactive session on Zoom about the main principles of the Tier 4 visa route, Tier 4 students  role and responsibilities and how we can support the students with advice and guidance.
    There will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with fellow international students via breakout sessions.

    The link for this will be emailed to you from the International Students Team.

    Mandatory session