We've been running our Welcome Rep scheme for over 10 years now - this year will be no different in that the scheme will be running, but we have adapted it slightly to take into consideration changes required due to the current pandemic and associated best practice and legislation. The safety of our students is paramount; we are also really keen to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be involved and feel part of our amazing community. Our Welcome Reps (who are all current students) are here to help new students settle in to University life and become part of our University Community.
The main aim of the scheme is to give all new students someone to talk to informally so that no student is left feeling excluded or isolated. Welcome reps are current students and a great source of information helping the settling in process.
Welcome Reps are each assigned to one of our main sites (Chichester Campus, Bognor Campus, Stockbridge or Fishbourne Halls) and will be on hand to welcome new students moving into University accommodation during the arrivals period (9th to 13th September), throughout welcome week and through until 9th October.
Welcome reps help new students to settle in at university by assisting them in getting to know each other through ice-breaking games and socials, as well as providing tips about living in halls/private accommodation, answering any queries on University life and directing students to relevant support teams as required.