The good news is that some of the course attendees have already begun to connect via social media.
Keen tweeters who will be taking part in the journalism sessions include David Acock and Becca Veale.
And the latest to connect are Twitter newcomer Louise Hartley and Harper Adams agri-food marketing student Sophie Cawley.
Why not follow and keep in touch with course events? I'll be using the hastag #GAJJD12.