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Refreshers’ 2018 - Reintroducing services to enhance the Student Experience

30 January 2018

Following the Christmas break, Welcome Back events including Refreshers' Fayres have been organised in conjunction with the FXU and the Universities, to welcome and reintroduce students to key support services.

The Refreshers’ Fayres (Support Services) was a new event for 2018 and part of the FXU’s ‘Give it a Go’ week long programme of activities, which aimed to encourage students to try something new.

At the Refreshers’ Fayres, nearly 200 Compass Student Packs were given away which included guidance on Living Well, SilverCloud Health, Library & Academic Skills, IT, Sports, Careers and Student Services.

Jamal Clarke, FXU President - Student Experience said: “It was good to get out there and be visible. There is so much on offer at university, but students often have to be outgoing and forthcoming in order to find and access these opportunities. That is why weeks like Refreshers’/ Give it a Go are so important, as we are able to meet the students halfway and engage them in way that they may not have been previously.”

At the Refreshers’ Fayres, Library & Academic Skills demonstrated their new online subject guides and issued StudyHub ‘Give it a Go’ Activity Packs. IT Services offered a free prize draw to win an Amazon Alexa, and gave away mugs and posters to highlight their safe and secure campaign ahead of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law coming into force in May.

Other market stalls included the FXU team and the Falmouth Anchor FXU Society, Student Mentors, Career Zone, Lynda.com for Falmouth University and FX Plus students and staff, the Sports Centre and Travel and Transport providing information about the Mussel Card.


Photograph by Tom J Johnson/MAYN Creative