First Year Fridays

What is First Year Fridays?

First Year Fridays (FYF) programme is designed for first year FNU students to kick-start the semester on a high note at the university. These Friday virtual sessions are a chance for new students to acquaint themselves with university life, via discussion with Student Success Specialists at the Centre for Learning and Teaching Enhancement (CLTE). It is an opportunity to learn some essential tips on navigating challenges of life at FNU, locating the much needed resources, becoming aware of support services available, and building a solid foundation for success. FYF will happen every Friday from week 2 to 4. Each one will last about an hour. All First-Years are welcome!

How it works

Students can join the Zoom meeting by clicking on the link in the schedule provided below. Refer to this Zoom guide by CLTE if you face any difficulties in joining the webinar or contact ICT help desk for more assistance.

What to expect during First Year Friday sessions?

First year at university can be a fun and exciting time, but it can also come with a lot of unexpected challenges which can get a bit overwhelming at times. First Year Fridays webinar will help you connect with support services, identify common challenges first year students tend to face and how best to deal with them, together with introducing you to essentials of what it takes to be successful in university. You can bring your own questions, use the ones we provide, show up to participate, or drop in to listen, to become better informed students. First Year Fridays are inclusive, welcoming spaces dedicated to easing your transition to FNU. You will have productive interactive sessions with friendly and approachable Student Success Specialists at CLTE.

First Year Fridays Schedule – Semester 1, 2024

Date Time Zoom Link
23 February 1–2pm
1 March` 10–11am
8 March 9–10am


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can join the FYF meeting?
All first-year students who are registered with FNU.

2. Can I attend more than one session?
Yes, the session will run for three weeks (weeks 2,3 &4). You can attend any session you want.

3. Is attendance compulsory?
No. However, students are encouraged to attend the sessions to broaden their knowledge on life at FNU.

4. What if I have a question that is not answered here?
Please feel free to email Ms. Ferine Bano at