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Your first day on the FDLT course


Some reminders about the first day on the FDLT course.

Where should I come to on the first day?

Each group will be going to their venue for the first day of the course in week beginning September 12th:

Tuesday September 13th: UON group at Waterside Campus, Northampton

Thursday September 15th: Leicester group at Devonshire Place, Leicester.

You will have been told which room to look for at enrolment and induction on Saturday 10th September. 

What will happen on the first day?

On your first day you will meet  Abbie Deeming or Jean Edwards. You will have met both of us on Saturday. We will guide you through the day which comprises of two sessions, the morning session from 9am until midday and the afternoon session from 1pm until 4pm. 

What should I bring?

You should also bring a pen, something to make notes in, your laptop and the reading and other paperwork that we gave you at the induction on Saturday 10th September. 

You might like to bring a drink and snacks although there are refreshments available to buy at Waterside and there ore local shops and cafes very near Devonshire Place.

What if I have any worries or questions?

It is natural to feel nervous when you are embarking on a new part of your life. Starting at university is a big step but you have all applied for and been offered a place on the course because it is the appropriate next step for you right now. There will be lots of people supporting you at home and at school and you will find that there are lots of people here at university to help you too, both as part of the course and in the wider organisation. 

If you have any immediate concerns or questions email the Admissions Tutor, Jean Edwards, jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk or the course leader, Jean Edwards jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk 

We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you on the FDLT course. 

Author: Jean

Senior Lecturer, Education at the University of Northampton. Admissions Tutor for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching.

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