Pearson College Induction Weekend 2014

PCL Induction Week

Ahead of our January starts in 2015, take a look back at our Student Induction Weekend in September, where we welcomed our new students for 2014.

A warm welcome

Our new students arrived at Pearson College London over the weekend (27 and 28 September 2014) ready to kick start a new chapter of their lives and embark on a very exciting journey.

Applications for the 3 year degree programmes at the Pearson College London Business School have risen by 68% over the last year, an increase sparked by our strong industry connections and enterprising academics.

All of our newcomers were given a warm and friendly welcome and our existing cohort helped to organise a packed schedule of activities to help students settle in, forge new friendships and find out about the opportunities available to them both academically and socially. The schedule included an introduction to the Pearson College London Student’s Association (PCSA) by Harry, the PCSA President; a fun and lively Societies Showcase; a taster session for PeerLink, a peer to peer mentoring resource run by the student body to help newcomers connect with our vibrant community, and an introduction to the Fresher’s Week student social events organised by the ‘All Access’ social society.

"We were delighted to welcome a new intake of bright, engaged students this weekend, united in their diversity by a passion for business and a desire to learn. We look forward to working with them over the coming months to develop their skills and knowledge as they embark upon their individual student journeys at Pearson College", said Ben Hughes, Vice Principal (Academic Delivery).

The students were also given a flavour of things to come on their Business degree programme as they were encouraged to get their creative hats on and work in a team on the marketing strategy for a chosen product during a business challenge session; guest speaker Geoff McDonald, Unilever's ex Global Vice President for Human Resources gave a motivational and inspiring speech and Tonyeh Vincent, Head of Talent Development at Pearson College gave the students an overview of key milestones and details of the support available for them throughout their degree programme to equip them with the skills graduate employers are looking for.

The first day of activities was rounded off with a champagne reception; the existing cohort of students also organised evening events to welcome everyone to London and most importantly to life at Pearson College London!