Here at ALRA we feel it is paramount the students feel clued up about starting on their journey with us here at ALRA.
The Induction Week is ALRA’s version of Fresher’s Week, unfortunately – or fortunately for some, minus the partying!
The Induction Week covers everything from Street Safety to Orientation, where students learn the geography of the building; which is important for their 8:40am call on the Monday morning of their first day! Students will also learn about Wellbeing, understanding just how essential breakfast is when you’re on your feet for 8 hours will be your saving grace!
New students will also be allocated a buddy from the second year, someone they can turn to outside of the body of staff who will always be on hand. Students are also assessed on the Learning Needs and a short test will be carried out to see if any student needs extra help due to dyslexia or dyspraxia. We have a dedicated team of Learning Support tutors in both the North and South who provide weekly classes to help students who need additional support.
You can see an example timetable below for Induction Week.
Shadow and Taster Days
The Shadow Days are offered to all incoming students on the waiting list to attend. The aim of these days is for students to get a taste of what happens at ALRA, talk to current students and get a feel for how the building is laid out.
Later in the year we offer a Taster Day; on these days students will be able to participate in lessons so they will get a real understanding of what will be expected of them and the high level of energy needed! Students will be contacted in regards to the date of the Taster Day by the Registrar.
Why not watch our virtual open day? View the ALRA South Virtual Open Day