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School of Geography

Welcome to Geography!

Congratulations on your results and gaining a place in the School of Geography!

We look forward to your arrival here in Leeds and helping you settle into your studies. Many of you will be wondering what to expect from your first week. Firstly, look out for your Induction Week Timetable, found here. We will also email this to you as part of your Welcome Pack.

Your first day will be Monday 18th September 2017. Starting on Monday, we will provide you with a vital introduction to the School and the University. The schedule is highly varied and includes meeting your programme manager, time to join one of the Student Union's many clubs and societies (which cover an enormous range of academic, cultural, sports, political, and leisure interests), and informal sessions to help you settle in. On Tuesday, you are invited to join us for the annual Social for New Geography Students, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet people, make friends, and start to feel part of the wider School of Geography community.

Induction week will fly by as you start to familiarise yourself with life in Leeds and get to know other students and staff. Don't worry if you have lots of questions after the first week - the process of 'induction' continues throughout the first year as you learn more fully what a large, lively and diverse university like Leeds has to offer. If you have questions or encounter any difficulties, there are plenty of people who are here to help. These include your personal tutor (who will be assigned in the first week of lectures), support staff, and student ambassadors. Of course, as Head of School, I am also always happy to be approached for help or guidance.

Here on the Flying Start web-pages you can meet the students dedicated to helping support your first year, find out how your learning will be supported, and learn the names of key contacts within the School. More detailed information on the School and our policies is covered in the Undergraduate Handbook which you receive a copy of in your Welcome Pack.

Welcoming a new cohort of undergraduate students is always one of the most exciting times of the academic year. I look forward to seeing you at 11am on Monday 18th September 2017 in the Conference Auditorium, Room 1.