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Join a friendly group of other new students

If you've just started as a new student here, there's a place for you in one of our Welcome Groups. These are online networks led by a student Welcome Ambassador who's been at the University for at least a year. 

There'll be 15 to 20 other new students who share similar interests in your Welcome Group, so you can make friends beyond the people you meet on your course or where you live. 

Welcome Ambassadors will guide the conversations and give you tips for settling in. They'll share their knowledge of the University, the city and university life, answer questions and point you in the right direction of useful information. They'll organise a meet up at the start of term for everyone in your Welcome Group. 

New Welcome Groups will start during September and October. You can chat to your new friends in your Welcome Group through to November. 

Sign up

Sign up to the Welcome Group using the form below. Choose from the selection of interests to help us connect you with other students.

For more information or if you have questions, please email