Start-up for more than 6.500 students
We expect the number of students at Telemark University College (TUC) will reach 6.500 this year, said Rector Kristian Bogen Monday as he addressed the new students during the official opening ceremony for the academic year of 2012 – 2013.
The official start-up ceremony at TUC was held at campus Porsgrunn on Monday, Aug. 20th, at 10:00 am.The start-up festivities in Porsgrunn took place in a festival-like setting, featuring a popular Norwegian rock band called Oslo Ess as the main attraction.
A couple hours later there were similar local start-up ceremonies at the Bø and Notodden campuses.
At campus Rauland the start-up will be on Wednesday, August 22nd, while TUC’s students in Drammen already started on August the 14th.
In his address to the new students, Rector Kristian Bogen encouraged to be be inquisitive
and seek new challenges. He also invited the students to consider themselves as part of a larger community – locally, nationally and globally, and to use their own efforts and talents for the service of the greater community.
Mayor Øystein Beyer of Porsgrunn welcomed the students to Porsgrunn, and president of the Student Organisation in Telemark, Ann-Kristin Stuberød and the president of the Grenland Student Association, Julie Sollie Hamre, invited the new students to be active in the student’s democratic bodies and the many social activities offered.
At the opening ceremony at campus Bø, the Norwegian author Vidar sundstøl was the key-note speaker, while the musical entertainment was by the band Ni Liv.
In Notodden the new students were invited to let themselves be inspired by Godi Keller - writer, author of chronicles and educationalist.