I met the new students for the first time in a lecture yesterday. They are absolutely clued up and raring to go. They are going to be a delight to work with. It really is good to talk to students about writing and have them so attentive. They are bursting with ideas. At the end of the session, I had a real job getting away form them.
They are proactive:
There are more people willing to be student reps than there are vacancies.
They are forming their own critique group.
All good stuff.