Uni Hall at UCA Student Village has launched its first 2017 highlight video capturing a new resident’s most important memories – Move In Day.
Transitioning from living at home to living in university accommodation can be challenging for parents and residents alike. Move In Day is treated as a special event by the Uni Hall team and every step is designed to embrace the new residents and set the scene for positive community engagement during the year.
Greeted by banners, friendly staff, welcome games, a free lunch and information on the V1 – First Year Uni student experience program, Uni Hall’s new students and the parents that accompanied them certainly had an experience to remember!
“Summer is over so having it full of students again and busy…It’s exciting. I’m loving it!” said Community Manager, Jenna Lockhart, who worked with her Resident Assistant team to start the year with a range of exciting V1 and O-Week events.
“V1 is all about being the best version of yourself. There is so much learning that you do in the first few weeks when you’re coming to university. It’s really important that we support our residents and give them the best start and the skills to actually succeed at university and at life,” she said.
Parents and students agree. “It’s been awesome,” said Paul, whose son Joe had just moved in to the village. “This morning’s been brilliant. The energy in the place is phenomenal.
New Uni Hall resident, Joe, admitted he was nervous but excited. “Bit of a sleepless night last night, but getting over it,” he said.
“We have had such an amazing day,” said Shelly Peebles, CLVnz Director of Marketing. “The team checked in about 400 people, and with all of the parents, there would have been about 700 – 800 people through the village today.”
“I am really proud of all the staff and the hard work they put in to the day,” said Anna Williams, Village Manager. “The residents are all looking forward to getting involved in the community and starting their university career.”
Watch the video here!