Wow, what an incredible Tuesday morning! Those of you who set your alarms, got out of bed early and made it on time for our 09:00 guest lecture today were instead surprised with a secret gig from Jax Jones and Raye in The Cube.

We advertised this event as ‘The Best Lecture You Ever Heard’, with a lecture from “Professor J. Jones” focusing on “The Early Bird Theory” – the theory that those who get up earlier are rewarded for their efforts.

The Cube was transformed into a huge early-morning party with confetti, t-shirt cannons, carnival dancers and fantastic music. Jax and Raye performed their hit collaboration, You Don’t Know Me and Instructionalong with many other crowd-pleasing tunes. Students were encouraged to dance with Jax on stage and party the morning away as a reward for making it to the lecture on time.

We hosted this event in collaboration with Coca-Cola and Create Productions, with students receiving a free Coke Zero after the event and having the opportunity to enter a competition to see Jax Jones live once more in concert.

Our VP Engagement, Dan Varley, came along to the set and said: “What an amazing way to start a Tuesday. The set from Jax and Raye was fantastic and it was great to see so many students enjoying themselves. It just goes to show it’s always worth turning up to a 09:00 lecture, you never know what’s in store!”

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