Welcome to Ulster - Week Zero International Orientation September 2024

Events

Listed below are all dates for Orientation: 16 to 20 September 24.

Monday 16 September

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Welcome to Ulster - Living and Learning in Northern Ireland

Monday 16 September 2024 @ 10:00 AM

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Find out more about living and learning in Northern Ireland and get prepared for the week ahead. We'll cover life at Ulster, the local area, how to register with a GP, open a bank account and use public transport.

You'll also get some tips and advice from our Global Ambassadors and have the chance to ask them any questions you might have.

Essentials Shopping Trip

Monday 16 September 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Meet outside Global Lounge

Meet outside the Global Lounge at 1.00pm. A private coach will take us to explore Coleraine town centre and then onto Riverside Retail Park for everything you will need to set up your new home.

We'll show you some local supermarkets so you can stock up on some groceries too!

Tuesday 17 September

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CELT Session 1: Intercultural Fluency

Tuesday 17 September 2024 @ 10:00 AM

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Our CELT workshops are designed to cover key topics which will prepare you for academic study at Ulster.

Exchange Student Library Induction

Tuesday 17 September 2024 @ 1:00 PM

H320 (Library)

Meet the library team and learn how to access library materials, e-books, and journals. As well learn how to book a 1-1 appointment with your subject librarian.

Student Wellbeing and Money Team

Tuesday 17 September 2024 @ 2:00 PM

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Our wellbeing team offer a wide range of support including counselling services, financial advice and much more. You'll also find out about the Informed Minds App and how to get free access.

Disc Golf

Tuesday 17 September 2024 @ 3:00 PM

Meet outside Global Lounge

Experience the beauty of the Coleraine campus grounds and try something new with a game of Disc Golf!  A fun and light hearted end to the day.

Wednesday 18 September

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CELT Session 2: Academic Culture & Etiquette

Wednesday 18 September 2024 @ 9:00 AM

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Our CELT workshops are designed to cover key topics which will prepare you for academic study at Ulster.

Meet Your Students Union

Wednesday 18 September 2024 @ 1:00 PM

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In this orientation session you will meet our fantastic Students Union staff and officers. Learn about the range of support offered by our Students Union Advice Bureau, as well as the various initiatives and societies you can get involved with.

Coffee and Campus Walk

Wednesday 18 September 2024 @ 2:00 PM

Meet at Global Lounge

Join our Global Ambassadors for a tour of Coleraine campus. As well as our beautiful woodland trail, find out how to navigate your way to your classrooms, sports facilities, Students Union and much more! We will also show you the campus bus stops.

CELT Session 3: Critical Thinking - Developing Higher Level Skills

Wednesday 18 September 2024 @ 3:00 PM

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Our CELT workshops are designed to cover key topics which will prepare you for academic study at Ulster.

Thursday 19 September

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Welcome to Ulster Catch Up - Living and Learning in Northern Ireland

Thursday 19 September 2024 @ 10:00 AM

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Another chance to attend this session if you missed it on Monday.

Find out more about living and learning in Northern Ireland and get prepared for the week ahead. We'll cover life at Ulster, the local area, how to register with a GP, open a bank account and use public transport.

You'll also get some tips and advice from our Global Ambassadors and have the chance to ask them any questions you might have.

Understanding Your Student Visa

Thursday 19 September 2024 @ 1:00 PM

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An important session delivered by our Compliance Team, outlining your responsibilities as a Student visa holder. This session is mandatory for all Student visa holders.

HSBC Account Walkthrough

Thursday 19 September 2024 @ 2:00 PM

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Opening a UK bank account is an important step to take as soon as you arrive and complete your registration. This interactive session will guide you through the process of opening an account as an international student.

Employability Advice

Thursday 19 September 2024 @ 3:00 PM

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A chance to meet our Employability and Graduate Futures team who will share about the services they offer, including events, coaching workshops and part time work opportunities.

Jet Centre 10 Pin Bowling Trip

Thursday 19 September 2024 @ 5:00 PM

Meet at Global Lounge

A great opportunity to get social and make friends as we head to the North Coast's premier entertainment complex to play 10 pin bowling!

Friday 20 September

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North Coast & Giants Causeway Trip

Friday 20 September 2024 @ 9:30 AM

Pick up at steps outside main entrance

Sign Up to our Away Day trip to the Giant's Causeway.

A bus will take you from Coleraine to Northern Ireland's famous Giant's Causeway, stopping off for lunch in Portrush on the way back. The cost is just £10 per person and includes travel, entry to the Giant's Causeway and lunch. But hurry - spaces are limited!