Monday, October 20, 2008

The Welcome, B-School and the First week.

5th October, 2008 triggered off a significant week, one that any fresher at the Imperial would remember all life. It started with a welcome speech by Sir Roy Anderson, the Rector which was followed by high tea in the Senior Common Room of the Sherfield Building. The sheer number of freshers left one feeling overwhelmed. The enthusiasm amongst them at having started their term at Imperial was contagious to say the least. Having interacted with some batchmates, the old soul took the tube back to South Ealing.

Evening saw the warden at Clayponds address the entire group of post graduates. (Did I tell you Clayponds is for post-graduates and PhDs?). What followed was an evening of fun as barn dance event ruled the roost with most trying it out for the first time. The band from the Medics was truly amazing with the lead singer also doubling up as a master of ceremony for this event. Sadly, the evening had drawn to a close, with the expectations of term time tucked away in some corner for the time being.

Induction week:

At the Imperial College Business School, the first week was also the Induction week during which one went through the paces of all the facilities that were at the disposal of the students with some wonderful simulations being handed out which were to be undertaken as groups. The purpose was to serve as an Ice breaker and also a good team building exercise. One was also introduced to the faculty and the Career and Professional Development Services team who would be very instrumental in shaping the future of the students starting out to chalk their careers in a turbulent market in the next one year. Needless to say, their confidence was quite reassuring. Again, students at the ICBC were given a glimpse of the high standards expected of them as they were introduced to the rigorous schedule.

One also had the Union Clubs and Societies putting up their stalls at the campus to let the students know of the world of opportunities they had to participate in the activities they desired to. With more than 300 such clubs and societies, an Imperial student is bound to have a full social calendar.

While at it, a walk to the Imperial Sport Club, Ethos was to be made. Situated right across the street off Exhibition Road near the Tanaka Building, the Ethos boasts of the state-of-the-art facilities which were there for the taking for the students, something very few would let go.

As the week drew to a close, event at the Union after college hours started to keep one busy. Clayponds was not to be far behind with each evening having a special event for the students there. Sport night, Pub crawl, movie night were all part of the week that went by. The week finally culminated into an all night dancing at the Club Oceana, Kingston, while also showing the newbies of the town how to get about in London at night.

At 4:00 am on Sunday, as I jot this down, life at Imperial can leave you ready to sleep at the end of the day but love every moment of it and it definitely gives you a high. If morning shows the day, one seems to be in for a fun-filled year.

I call it a day/week as a game of football awaits me in the morning. Rock on!!


Cuckoo said...

Cobgrats and all the best for your life there about which we'll get to know more from you in coming days.

Keep writing.

Keshi said...

WOW London got to see our darling Sam! :)

All the best in everything mate! Seems like ur loving it there. And do tell us when u and Cheesy meet up.



Keshi said...

Sam its only 10:45am here in Sydney..should I be sleeping at this time? NO. cos Im at work! lol Sam!


Meghna said...

Waitin for more...wish u luck and conratzz!!

Sumit said...

@cuckoo: yes you would... am intend to be failry regular over here!!

@keshi: lol.. for a moment u had me there.. i had forgotten the time diff between UK and Australia...
as for cheesy have had a word with her... dunno when we'll meet up!!

@meghna: thank you!! and your wait would be over soon

Macadamia The Nut said...

Oh wow!!
Like my darling Enid Blytons

Pri said...

woww...thats cool..all the best to ya! :)

Sumit said...

@mac: can't promise you blyton... sam's chronicles for sure :)
i hope you woudl like it.

@pri: thanks buddy. hows your time going at the hsopital?

Debasmita said...

Seems like u have settled dwn well there in...keep rockng!!Cheerio!! Lukng forward to more updates in ds space :)

Phoenix said...

wohooo someone seems to have settled down just!! :)

Sumit said...

oh yes, i have settled down alright!! don't worry about that...