Your student experience is important to us!
We have developed a five-week programme to help you settle into college life and to make the transition to third-level education easier, whether you have come directly from secondary school or have been out of education for some time.
We realise that moving away from home, family and friends can be daunting. The #First5weeks programme will help you adjust to this change.
#First5weeks Welcome Programme 2018
The #First5weeks Welcome Programme starts on Monday, 3rd September, 2018.
International student induction takes place that week also.
It includes a Family Afternoon on Tuesday, 4th September.
**Download your #First5weeks Welcome brochure here** (PDF, 7MB)
Themes for the #First5weeks Welcome Programme include:
WEEK 1 - College Knowledge
An important few days of activities for first year, mature, transfer, further education, and international students including:
- Family Afternoon
- Information from non-academic support services including Student Services, Students Union, IT, Library, Fees, Exams etc.
- Introduction to your School, Department, Lecturers and programme of study
WEEK 2 - Equality and Diversity
This week will have events and information pertaining to the seven strands of equality, displaying how GMIT welcomes such diversity:
- Sexual Orientation
- Race & Ethnicity
- Religion & Belief
WEEK 3 - Freshers Week
Freshers week will include the ever popular “Sports & Societies Day”, a “Stay Safe Day” and a “Welfare Day” as well as social activities organised by Students Union
WEEK 4 - Healthy Campus
Advice and activities focusing on healthier eating habits, smoking and drinking less, exercising more and minding our mental health will be promoted this week.
The week will also include a day devoted to Green Campus initiatives.
WEEK 5 - Be Inspired
The annual careers fair plus a part-time jobs fair will take place during this week. Inspirational speakers, consisting of both public figures and former graduates will be invited in to give talks.
The International Office will promote their links abroad offering opportunities to study abroad.
Information on Civic Engagement and volunteering with also be promoted.
"Smart Consent Workshops" will also be rolled out during the first couple of months to all first year students.