Monday, 24 September 2007

Freshers' Week

Today at 10am
220 students will sit in the Lecture Theatre
for the first time.

We will tell them about timetables and seminar groups;
about assessment, consultation and plagiarism.

We will advise them to manage their time and eat fruit.
We will tell them that we are there to help them.

For just a few it will be overwhelming,
away from home for the first time,
it will be the beginning of the end.

But for the others it will be
just the beginning.

5 comments:

dottycookie said...

Oh my goodness, Freshers' week - now there's a memory. How homesick I was, how much I did NOT want to be at college - and what a wonderful time I ended up having.

I trust there will be a large G&T ready for you at the end of the day ...

Tracy said...

Ah, what a bittersweet post this *SIGH* ((Hugs))

carrie said...

What a time that was!

Thanks for reminding me how far I've come since my Freshmen year at college -- so hopeful and full of excitement!

Anne said...

My son's girlfriend has been away now for a month. She spent Sunday at our house and while here she slept for a good portion of the day and did her laundry. She was planning on leaving early to go back to school, and when I offered her dinner and told her what it was she perked up. So I suggested we eat several hours earlier so she could join us. I can tell she's a college student!

alice c said...

Well..I met one homesick Fresher, one returning Drama student in bright pink glittery Spandex and five who breathed alcohol all over me so a pretty normal day really.