Welcome to Maths 29th September 2014
On my first day inside the University of Manchester, it was easier than I thought to stumble across people on the same course as me. After asking around, we were soon in a little group signing up for societies together and getting to know one another. The Alan Turing building is modern and spacious and the staff have been really helpful and inviting. The staff at the reception are welcoming and any problem or query you have, they will help. This week, I needed some help with understanding parts of my timetable, within minutes they had it sorted! I was a bit shy at first to go and ask for help, but after that, I realised I has absolutely nothing to worry about.
Not only are there plenty of maths related clubs and societies to sign up to, but there are SO many more non-maths related clubs I got to nosey at during the Student Fair. From Self Defence and Pole Fitness to Sky Diving and Mountaineering, there is so many to choose from that you are bound to find something that floats your boat. The walk along the Oxford road which runs through the campus is a struggle during ‘Welcome Week’, to say the least. You literally have to dive and duck away from all of the people giving out leaflets and free pens – although, who doesn’t like a freebee, I guess?
As welcome week has come to an end, I have got to know so many people. As I am someone who isn’t into partying “freshers” style, I was worried it would be difficult to get to know people. BUT there are plenty of other ways to make friends and socialise. I have no doubt that by this time next week I will already be knee deep in work, but I can’t wait to see what the next few weeks will hold and I am excited to share it with you through this blog!