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Hello Freshers’ 2019

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You did it! We can’t wait to meet you! We hope you’re as excited as we are for Freshers’ 2019 to begin. Check out everything we’ve got planned for you below 👇

Freshers’ officially begins Saturday 21 September and we’re pretty confident we’ve got something for everyone…

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Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 // 21:00 – 02:00: Welcome Parties

your welcome weekend starts here! 4000 students, One HUGE ‘Hello!’ There’ll be a live DJ, neon and UV zones and face painting! Tickets are £5 or £7 on the door.

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7 things you should do after moving into Halls

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Now that you’ve arrived at the University of Southampton and you’re settling into your new home, it’s time to go and meet your housemates and get stuck into Freshers’ here at the Students’ Union! Here are a few top tips to help kick-start your student experience in the best way possible…

1.Don’t hide away in your room

Staying behind closed doors doesn’t exactly encourage conversation – go introduce yourself to your new housemates! Hanging out in the communal kitchen or Hall’s bar is also a good way to settle in.

2.Swap phone numbers

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Freshers’ 2018 Sports Tasters Timetable

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Join us during Freshers’ to try different sports for FREE! Our full schedule of tasters is below…
For any tasters held at Wide Lane Sports Ground, the nearest Unilink bus stop is Airport Parkway Road. Wide Lane is located opposite this stop.
Men’s Football 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
Lifesaving 20:00 – 22:00
Basketball 09:00-12:00
Netball 12:00-15:00
Volleyball 15:00-18:00
Trampolining 18:00-20:00
Fencing 18:00-21:00
Cricket Mens 11:00-14:00
Archery 14:00-17:00
Korfball 17:00-19:00
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Celebrate Freshers’ with your Halls

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One of the best ways to celebrate Freshers’ is to chill out and party with your new house mates and course mates! We’ve got something for everyone at Freshers’ this year, whether you want to watch a film, play video games, boogie at a roller disco, test your knowledge at a pub quiz or dance the night away. It’s the perfect chance to make memories you’ll never forget and meet friends for life!

If you’re unsure which night to join us for Freshers’, we’ve allocated each Halls to a different night of the week (psst, this doesn’t mean you can’t … Read the rest

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Freshers’: Things you’re probably worried about that will actually be ok

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As the big move to University gets closer, there’s bound to be some things you’re feeling a little nervous about, and that’s okay!

We hope these tips put some of your worries at ease…

I’m not going to make any friends

Remember: There are lots of opportunities to meet new people, some even specifically created to help you make friends.

We have a wide range of Freshers’ events whatever your interests and they can be a great way break the ice. If you want to get a head start, there are loads of Facebook groups you can join to find … Read the rest

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Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…

Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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The Greatest Freshers’ Ball 2018

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This is The Greatest Freshers’ Ball 2018!

We are incredibly excited to announce our Freshers’ ball 2018 line-up and spectacular theme – it’ll be a night you never forget! Dress to impress and prepare for a magical journey at the biggest, boldest and best Freshers’ Ball in town!

Our line-up of entertainment includes:

  • Live DJs in The Cube
  •  Soul 45 DJs
  • Live Circus performances including fire eaters, trapeze artists, aerial hoop artists, hula hoop performers, acro troup and much more!
  • Meet P.T Barnum and his performers!
  • Live The Greatest Showman performances
  • Magician
  • Silent Disco
  • Dodgems and rides
  • Hall of Mirrors
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Master Pass: The Ultimate Freshers’ Experience

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Party animal? We’ve got the perfect Freshers’ lined up for you! For only £80* (save a massive £25) our Master Pass gives you access to 12 of the biggest Freshers’ events in Southampton.

With our Master Pass, you’ll gain entry to:

Freshers’ Welcome Parties 

We’re kick-starting the year with our famous Welcome Parties. Spread over three days, the Welcome Party you attend will depend on which Halls you’re living in. This is the perfect way for you to mix and mingle with your fellow residents.

  • Welcome Party 1 – Saturday 23 September, 21:00 – 02:00, the Union (for Archers
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Refreshers’: Bloc Party

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While you’re winding down to the Christmas holidays, we’re busy working like little elves to organise an immense Refreshers’ programme for your return.

Refreshers’ Week is like a mini Freshers’, where you can relax and unwind after your deadlines, exams and hand-ins and enjoy some time to party with your friends. Unlike September, you’ll have none of the worry about making friends and all of the fun!

We’ll be holding our sell-out Bloc Party once again on Monday 30 January. Hit Bedford Place for a January blowout, this time with hot tubs, balloon releases, free photobooths and much more!

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Gin Garden on Wednesday

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If you cast your minds back to Freshers’, we held an evening of gin tasting. Due to popular demand, we’ve hand selected some of the finest gins to give you a refreshing break from lectures every Wednesday in The Bridge from 17:00.

We’re inviting you to join us for a G&T choose from a range of delectable gins infused with botanicals accompanied with a complimentary tonic.

To whet your appetite, here’s what you can expect…


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