We recommend hosting your welcome call sometime in the week following results day (9 August for Scottish Highers, 18 August for A levels). This gives you as a CU time to publicise the event to new students and for them to find the information.
You may want to consider having a second welcome call closer to the start of term to give another opportunity to welcome students who have gone through clearing. If the majority of students at your university go through clearing you could even have this later date as your primary welcome call.
In order to host the CU welcome call in the way we’re suggesting, you’ll need a Zoom Premium account – this will allow you to use breakout rooms and will remove the time limit. You may opt to use Google Meet as a free substitute to Zoom.
If you’re a big CU and expect many on the call, you may need several tech hosts to:
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