wow, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Bad me. Apologies for this, if someone has been dying to read more of my writings!
In any case, I am now writing about a project that has taken a significant amount of my time and that I will now need volunteers for.
“International student experience & transition into higher education:
The aim of the project is to enhance the international student experience of transition to University of Birmingham by developing a culture of student feedback into transition. This will be achieved through the creation of a student-designed brochure for the Welcome Week Pack which will also be distributed to staff involved in International Recruitment, Welcome Week, Induction, and BFA. The brochure will be developed by current international students.
This will be done by creating a Focus Group of 20 international students (comprising students from each College and the BFA) to develop a student authored Welcome Week brochure for all incoming new international students. The Group will be led by the Guild’s International Student Officer, Saara Pokki and will be supported by University Senior Tutor, Donna Lee, Kelly Villiers (Student Services), and Helen Eastham (ISAS). It will meet over two full days to discuss key transition issues that international students experience as they prepare for their move to the UK and study/life at the University of Birmingham during the first year of their studies. The dates for this have been confirmed as April the 9th to April the 11th.
The Brochure will be included in Recruitment materials, Welcome Week pack for all incoming 2013-14 international students. A small number of hard copies will be printed for use by ISAS, BFA welfare tutor, Welcome Week staff, and School Senior Tutors and School Induction leads.
The project will need for the volunteers to commit fully for the dates mentioned, as the days will be wholly spent working on the brochure. The students’ hotel accommodation and all meals will be paid for, and on top of that they will receive £100 worth of vouchers each after participation.”
This is a hugely important project that I hope will be very successful. However, that cannot happen without you, current international students at UoB, participating. As you can see, for your time and effort you will not only have helped generations of future international students, but also will get very well rewarded for.
Any student participating the project needs to be a good team worker, willing to commit and available for the dates mentioned. If you’re interested in taking part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 18th of March outlining your name, where you’re from, your course of study and a motivation letter of 100-150 words, outlining why you would be a good participant for the project.
That is all for now; if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop an email for email@example.com!