I hope you're all enjoying the last few weeks at home before you all arrive! While you've still got the chance, make sure you learn how to cook a couple of dishes and stock up on fancy dress.
Please find new timetables of a week in the life of Butler Freshers - they'll give you a taste of what you can expect your life at Durham to be like.
If you have any questions at all (what's the Mound for, what are the kitchens like, how do I register for modules), please email me at email@example.com or find the Freshers' Facebook page :)
We're now officially into September, which means that you'll all be arriving soon! If the freshers' Facebook page is any indication, you've got lots of questions about Butler, accommodation, university life, Durham and everything in between, so your Freps have put together a list of their advice and experiences. Having been through their first year at uni already, they're experts on matters like how much fancy dress to bring (lots!), how to get half-price textbooks and other insiders' tips to Butler! Hopefully this helps you with everything you're wondering about!
Congratulations to you all on getting into Durham! Hope you're all really excited about coming to Butler - just over a month left!
To give you something to look forward to and to give you a taste of what your week in Durham might look like, take a look at Week in the Life of a Butler Fresher! With lectures, tutorials, societies, sports, committees, events and goings-on in Durham, there's certainly enough to keep you busy. Keep checking the Josephine Butler JCR website for more first year timetables from other subjects :)
If you haven't already, join the Josephine Butler College Freshers 2012 page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/328119683949097) to meet your fellow freshers, ask any and all questions and get updated about information for Butler freshers.
Here's the link to the official Freshers' Handbook 2012! Get the rundown on some Butler FAQs, acquaint yourselves with your Freshers Reps and get excited for Freshers' Week 2012!
I’m guessing that the reason you’re reading this is that you now have a confirmed offer to study at Durham! Congratulations! Now you definitely deserve to enjoy the last few weeks of summer before uni starts.
Simon and I are your Head Freshers’ Representatives, meaning that we’re spending the summer planning Freshers’ Week and all sorts of amazing events and fresher fun to ensure that you feel completely welcomed and settled into Butler and get the best possible start to student life. We can’t wait for you all to arrive – just 46 more days!
At the moment you’re probably still reeling from your results, but also feeling a bit nervous and hopefully excited too. Just rememberthat it is everyone else’s first time at uni too, and that we’re here to help you with anything and everything.
If you haven’t already, please join the “Josephine ButlerCollege Freshers 2012” group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/328119683949097/ It’s a group for you to ask any and all questions about Durham and Butler, meet your fellow freshers and keep updated on information.
Freshers’ information packs will be sent out to you by post in a few days, but if you can’t wait that long I’ve uploaded a copy of the Freshers’ Handbook 2012 to keep you excited :)
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time if you have any questions or want to know more about Butler, freshers’ week or Durham in general :)
See you soon!
This year, the Alumni Association will be producing the first ever Josephine Butler College Alumni Magazine, for distribution in the summer of 2012. If you would like to contribute anything to the magazine, or have any ideas for it, please get in touch using the contact options below. There will also be organised reunions, newsletters and careers events throughout the year and alumni are welcome back to college at any time.
This year will also see progress with the beer garden which you can find out more about at http://www.dur.ac.uk/butler.college/alumni/beergarden/
We want to keep in touch with you so if your details have changed, please visit http://www.dur.ac.uk/butler.college/alumni/ to update them.
On Saturday 2nd June, a selection of Butler alumni will be returning to Butler to chat to current students about careers and life beyond Butler. This is a great opportunity to talk to a variety of Butler alumni who have been in your position, whether you know what you want to do with your life or haven't a clue!
The event will take place in the Seminar Room and Howlands Hall, beginning at 6:30pm. There will be a free buffet and drinks. The dress code is smart casual.
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