Starting university is an exciting new experience and we want to make sure you kick start your student years with a fantastic Freshers’ Week (which is in fact three weeks!). Some of you will have your Freshers’ events organised and ready; others might be unsure what to expect. We are here to help out.

We have an amazing line-up of events and activities planned for you. Freshers’ is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, discover new hobbies and experience everything the Union has to offer. It’s also chance to enjoy some huge student parties and great entertainment. We can’t wait to get things started…

Our Freshers’ Master Pass provides you with access to twelve of the biggest student events in Southampton: Welcome Party, Freshers’ Ball, U-Neon Party, Freshers’ Rave, two sessions of Sin City, Laughter Lounge, Bloc Party, Big Night Out and three doses of Student Therapy. This pass is perfect for night owls who want to enjoy our fantastic Union parties and everything Southampton clubs and bars have to offer!

Want to do Freshers’ a little differently? Our Variety Pass is great if you want a jam-packed week of entertainment. This pass gives you entry to six brilliant events: Waffles, Cakes and Shakes, Murder Mystery evening, Roller Disco, Cards Against Humanity, “Take a Trance on Me” hypnotist show and Trickhead: An Evening with Ben Hanlin.

We have plenty to discover throughout the day but with so much to see, it can all get a bit confusing. Here’s a handy run-down of the big daytime events:

Freshers’ Fayre: A chance to see all Southampton has to offer for you lucky students with games, prizes, freebies and lots of free pizza! Check out the photos from last year here.

Union Fayre: A fab opportunity for us to share everything the Union can offer you with games, prizes, demos and much more. Come along and say hello! You can see the photos from last year here.

Bunfight: Bunfight is our clubs and societies fayre. All of our societies will be there for you to meet and greet, whether you want to join a sports club, start a new hobby or are interested in joining one of our student groups such as SUSUtv or Surge Radio. Our Southampton RAG (Raise and Give) will also be there for anyone keen to fundraise and take on some unique challenges. Check out the photos from last year here.

Intramural sports tasters’: Intra-mural sport is a chance to try a new sport, or take part in one you already enjoy, in a friendly, laid-back environment. You can find out more about intra-mural sport in your Union Guide and Freshers’ magazine.

Athletic Union sports tasters’: Enjoy playing your favourite sports, or have a go at something completely new, and try out for out Team Southampton sports teams. You can find out more about Team Southampton in your Union Guide and Freshers’ magazine.

And that’s just for starters. Why not come along to TBN Festival, Humans vs Zombies, Meet the Hearing Dogs, our gin and rum festivals, free film screenings and not forgetting our Biggest Night In. Check out our website calendar to see a full list of all our events and activities and remember to keep an eye on our social media channels for updates too.

There are lots of Freshers’ events over at our WSA campus, including a vintage pop-up fair, afternoon tea and our WSA Big Day.

Individual tickets are available for all our ticketed events so you can pick ‘n’ mix your own Freshers’ line-up.

Tickets and passes are now on sale from our Box Office – grab them soon to make sure you don’t miss out!

We hope you have a wonderful Freshers’ at Southampton. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch on Facebook and Twitter.

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