UWS has launched an initiative to maximise the unifying power of reading to help new students settle into university life.
Around 500 new and direct entry students from the University’s School of Business & Enterprise BA Business course were given a special copy of Gail Honeyman’s award-winning debut novel, ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ as they embarked on their studies. The copies included a letter from both the author and Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS.
Now, students, staff and interested members of the public are being given the opportunity to attend an audience with Gail Honeyman at UWS’ Paisley campus on Thursday 22 November to take part in a question and answer session and hear a reading from the author.
The idea behind the initiative is that books bring people together, giving new students something in common to talk about from day one, helping them to feel more welcome in their new environment.