Welcome Week: New Students

Welcome to all new students joining us in September 2022!

Welcome Week commences on Tuesday 20 September and we look forward to meeting you all in person and welcoming you to the RNCM. However, before you arrive, here is some pre-arrival information so you can familiarise yourself with the College, your programmes of study and our facilities. You will also find information about our Students’ Union and the activities they have planned to help you settle in, make lifelong friends and begin what we hope will be a lifelong love of Manchester! The RNCM is a great place to study and learn, in a fabulous city, with music at its heart.

So, use these pages to get to know us a little more before you join in person. When you do arrive, we have a schedule of face-to-face activities planned where you can meet staff and hear more about the College, details of which are listed below. You will also find a map of the building, but don’t worry, the RNCM will be full of staff and Student Ambassadors who are always happy to help – so do not hesitate to ask us anything!

Emma Hilton-Wood
Academic Registrar

Welcome Week Overview

The timetable below includes an overview of Welcome Week activity. Please visit ASIMUT (our room booking and timetabling system) to view your full, personal timetable. A video guide to using ASIMUT can be found here.

Monday 19 September

Due to the funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Monday 19 September is a bank holiday and the RNCM is closed to staff, students and the public.

Tuesday 20 September

New students
ID card collection and document check
9 – 11am, Upper and Lower Concourse
Please check your individual schedule for timings for your School and remember to bring official photo ID (such as a passport or driving license) to verify your identity.

International students must also present their immigration documents to complete their enrolment.

New students   
Welcome from the Principal and Director of Programmes

11 – 11.45am

New postgraduates
Module Presentations
11.45am – 12.45pm
Module Q&A
2 – 2.30pm

New BMus students
Cohort Talk
1 – 2pm

New BMus (Pop) students
Induction
1 – 2pm

New postgraduates
Managing Performance Anxiety
2.30 – 2.45pm

New students
School-Specific Activity
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

New students
Consent training
3 – 4pm

Wednesday 21 September

New students
ID card collection and document check
9 – 11am, Upper and Lower Concourse
Please check your individual schedule for timings for your School and remember to bring official photo ID (such as a passport or driving license) to verify your identity.

International students must also present their immigration documents to complete their enrolment.

New students
School Activities
9am – 4pm
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

New students
Library Induction (School Specific)
Various times
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

New students
Introduction to Alexander Technique
4 – 5pm
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

Thursday 22 September

New students
ID card collection and document check
9 – 11am, Upper and Lower Concourse
Please check your individual schedule for timings for your School and remember to bring official photo ID (such as a passport or driving license) to verify your identity.

International students must also present their immigration documents to complete their enrolment.

New international undergraduates
English Language Feedback
9am – 4pm

New students
Introduction to Jazz
9.30 – 10am

New students
Library Induction (School Specific)
Various times
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

New students
Wellbeing and Personal Safety
12.30 – 1pm

New undergraduates
Introduction to the RNCM Student Ambassador Scheme
1.30 – 2pm

New and returning students
School Activities
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

Friday 23 September

New students
ID card collection and document check
9 – 11am, Upper and Lower Concourse
Please check your individual schedule for timings for your School and remember to bring official photo ID (such as a passport or driving license) to verify your identity.

International students must also present their immigration documents to complete their enrolment.

New international undergraduates
English Language Feedback
9am – 4pm

New undergraduates
Funding and Fundraising Talk
9.30 – 10am

New students
Introduction to Professional Practice 
12.30 – 1.10pm

New postgraduates
Introduction to the RNCM Student Ambassador Scheme
1.30 – 2pm

New students
Library Induction (School Specific)
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable

New students
School Activities
Please check ASIMUT for your individual timetable


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