Freshers week, also known as “Welcome Week”, sees thousands of students descend upon a new city as they move to university for the first time. Every university hosts a huge range of society meetups, freshers fairs, bar crawls and student club nights during freshers – giving everyone the chance to join university groups and meet new people.
At first, freshers week may seem quite daunting, especially if you’re moving away from your friends and family. You’re not quite sure what to expect and may find it difficult getting out of your comfort zone. You’re not alone! However, we’re here to assure you that many students regard it as one of the best experiences of their lives.
If you’re staying with a university affiliated accommodation, there will be a ton of other ‘freshers’ within close proximity. Do take some time to unpack early, knock on a few doors to introduce yourself to your neighbours & flat-mates. You never know, they may end up being your ‘pre-drinks partners’ for the entire year! You can also expect to meet fellow first-years whilst attending several freshers events and socials, held at the town’s most popular bars and nightclubs. You can find a list of events in the ‘Freshers Tickets’ section above.