Happy New Year!
To our new students who joined us on January 2022, welcome to the LUG family!
2021 definitely had its challenges, and we all hoped that that by the end of the year we would have seen the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, with the advent of the new Omicron variant in December last year, it was evident that we are not completely out of the woods yet.
It was however a testament to your resilience and tenacity that with all the uncertainty, the university with your support successfully completed the first term of the 2021-22 academic year transitioning from online studies during the previous academic years to in-person studies, and now continues to offer 100% in-person studies to our students.
The university’s re-location to a new purpose-built campus in October 2021 also offered the best possible opportunity for our students to maximize the Lancaster experience and the holistic education we have always wanted our students to enjoy. Management of the university is not oblivious of the challenges that confronted the university with the re-location. This, we however considered as teething problems which are surmountable, and these problems have and will continue to be addressed in 2022.
As we continue with the Lent term and then proceed to the Summer Term with examinations later in the year, I encourage you all to make the most of the numerous resources available to you. You have a wealth of information and tools at your disposal, and you owe it primarily to yourselves to make the most of your time here.
I wish you all the best in the rest of the academic year!
Dr Emmanuel Arthur
Head, Business Studies Dept & Interim Provost,
Lancaster University Ghana.