If you’re anything like me by the end of August you’re yearning for a little bit of consistency! Usually school provides the structure that I crave but this year I have a much longer summer than ever before and have been looking for ways to fill up my time. I’ve done a lot of research into the Exeter semester and I’ve developed a list of things for all of my fellow Ken-Exers to do in their spare time:
- Go look at the Welcome Week Schedule. Sure we all just went through freshamn orientation two years ago, but remember how much fun it was? Well we all get the unique experience of going through all of it again: the inability to find anything, the rush of moving to a new place.It looks like the week will be filled with many opportunities to tour both the campus and the library, to visit the beach and to get a peek at club activities. One of the things I’m most excited about is trying a ballet class with the ballet club! It’s been years since I’ve had the opportunity to take a class and this sounds like a great way to get back into it!
- Look into the bedding options offered by the University. One of my biggest dilemmas in planning for my trip abroad has been trying to decide how to get all of my towels and bedding over! A self-confessed clothes lover I haven’t been able to bear the thought of giving up precious suitcase space for housewares. All of my worrying has been solved since I emailed the accommodation office at Exeter. They were able to give me the website of this company with bedding, towels and housewares for sale. Now that isn’t too impressive, lots of places sell these things BUT their place has a contract with the Uni and will deliver everything to your flat before you arrive—it’s an international student’s dream!
- Browse the intros for Welcome Week Staff. One of the worst parts of going to a new place is not knowing anyone there. Now all Ken-Exers have the luxury of knowing eachother, but wouldn’t it be nice to at least recognize someone working at the Uni? Exeter has very generously provided videos of those working welcome week so that new students can familiarize themselves with the staff—-how thoughtful!
More updates on what to do later!