On 1 September SCIT started a new academic year. The School opened its doors to those who successfully passed through the sieve of distant entrance examinations, and for the first time they walked the SCIT corridors, appreciated the new equipment, met the teachers and graduates. The opening ceremony was without pomp, there were no important guests or long speeches, but it was not less warm for that! The traditional tea party gave the newcomers the chance to get to know each other better, ask their trainers or graduates some questions. For the first time the new students have felt they are becoming a part of a big professional community, and only hard work can earn them a worthy place there. Ahead of them is a fascinating though difficult year, let us wish them inspiration and perseverance!