Over the course of the orientation week, ULaw students at GISMA had a full induction to their MSc programmes, learnt about the services offered by GISMA and ULaw and had the opportunity to network with students and staff.
All events were hosted in a hybrid format, allowing students who have not yet arrived in Berlin to access the information remotely, while also having the opportunity to interact directly with those in Germany. Students could also interact with those in the UK through a series of multicampus events across ULaw campuses in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester among others.
On Wednesday 28 September, which marked the International Right to Know Day, Professor Dr Stefan Stein, President of GISMA Business School, addressed the new students in a speech and welcomed them to GISMA.
He said: “For us as GISMA, as an education institution, the right to know is core. Access to unfiltered knowledge and information secures personal freedom. We are proud to contribute with our studies as our part to the knowledge transfer. It’s about values and respecting each other, and the way to get there is education.”
Kris Scendo-Kokot, FHEA, International Programmes Director at ULaw Business School, said: “The diversity of the student body is impressive, covering Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America so far. This induction week is a fantastic opportunity for international students in particular to fully engage with ULBS and GISMA ahead of their academic, professional and personal journey in Germany, while receiving the best possible start and a seamless transition into our global community of academics, professionals and students across countries.”
Each individual student services department at GISMA also presented to the new students. The presentations gave comprehensive and practical information on registry, as well as accommodation and Student Services available on-campus. The teams pointed out the resources from ULaw, including ULaw Library and Skills Academy, Blackboard Elite and IT as well as the Student Union.