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The new academic year has formally begun with students either arriving on campus or returning for another year of study and co-curricular activities within Modern Languages & Cultures. Much of the week was devoted to ensuring that new first-year students are ready and fully equipped to start the intellectual work of the new term.

Professor Matthew Philpotts addresses new students at the start of term

Professor Matthew Philpotts addresses new students at the start of term

In addition to subject-specific talks, students have been given the opportunity to visit the library, meet with key staff, and settle into their new lives on campus.On the last day of Welcome Week, new students were introduced to their academic advisers and, in a new initiative to encourage staff and students to spend time together, undertook brief tours of important parts of the South Campus, identifying people, offices, and buildings that will make the first year at Liverpool run as smoothly as possible. Staff and students were encouraged to tweet images of some of the things they encountered, using the hashtags #MLCWW1 and #MLCWW2.

Staff & students gather for refreshments at the end of Welcome Week

Staff & students gather for refreshments at the end of Welcome Week

With staff and students limbering up for the first classes of the academic session on Monday morning, the week came to a close with a light lunch, where new first-year students could chat informally with their tutors, and also take the opportunity to join the subject-specific student societies who each had a stall at the lunch venue.

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