Orientation programmes at the University of Ulster are designed to introduce you to other new students and to the systems and cultural life of the University. We think it is very important for you to have a good understanding of how the University works to ensure that you have a successful start to your time studying with us. We therefore strongly encourage you and all other new international students to attend and participate in the Orientation programme being offered on your campus.
To help you get to know us and the University we have arranged Orientation programmes on the Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee campuses from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September. Students on the Belfast campus should attend the Orientation programme on the Jordanstown campus.
Orientation will include a meet and greet at both Belfast Airports for all international students arriving on Tuesday 10th September 2013, followed by a Welcome Dinner the same evening.
On Wednesday 11th September 2013 campus orientation will take place where you will get a chance to meet fellow students and receive information and support on how to make the most of your studies at Ulster with some time organised to shop locally for essentials.
On Thursday 12th September 2013, orientation will include an academic overview for all students followed by an organised trip within the local area to give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings.
Then on Friday 13th September 2013 we hope you will join us on our away day to the Antrim coast to give you the opportunity to meet all new international students across all campuses.
The Orientation Timetable will be available to view and download week commencing Monday 1st July 2013.
Please arrive on or before Tuesday 10th September 2013. If you intend to arrive at the weekend please let the Accommodation Office at your campus of study know your date and time of arrival.
The Orientation programmes will take place as follows:
On Tuesday 10th September 2013 the University is providing free transport for international students from George Best Belfast City airport and Belfast International airport (Aldergrove) to all campuses. If you are arriving on this date please complete the Arrival Form and return no later than Friday 30th August 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not arriving on Tuesday 10th September 2013 please look at the information below to assist you in making your own travel arrangements to your campus:
There is a direct AIRporter bus service in operation from George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport to Londonderry City centre. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. Seats must be booked in advance. Please note that the AIRporter bus service is not a University of Ulster service. By making a booking you are making a commitment to travel with the AIRporter and you are responsible for the payment.
You may book the AIRporter online here, or telephone the Londonderry Office on +44-28 7126 9996. Office hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00; Saturday 08:00 - 15:30; Sunday 12:30 - 18:00. The AIRporter timetable may be found here.
There are different ways to travel to your campus by public transport:
Please come along to the orientation programme; it will help you to settle in and to make the most of your time here. We will introduce you to the campus and its facilities (e.g. computer, library, sports facilities), show you how to access online information (e.g. module information and timetables), prepare you for registration, tell you where you can go for support, and give you the opportunity to begin making friends.
We hope to see you then.