Persuading freshers to read
Last year St Andrews gave a novel to all freshers to get them reading, discussing and engaging with each other.
This year, according to theBookseller.com, the scheme seems to have expanded:
Nearly 18,000 freshers across five UK universities have been given copies of a winning or shortlisted Man Booker novel for the autumn term.
First year students enrolling at Imperial College, London, Liverpool University, Newcastle University, St Andrew’s University, and the University of East Anglia received a copy of a Man Booker title to read over the summer, regardless of their area of study. Georgetown University, Washington has also initiated a similar scheme.
Just a really good idea. Would be interested to hear how it went.