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Fri 17th September

Shisha @ The Packhorse
7pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
Head down to The Packhorse - the Students' Union's very own pub - for the ultimate chilled out shisha experience.
Returners' Party
10pm - 3am
Union Venue
It’s time to celebrate all our returners. Make your way to the Union Venue for a night full of the best tunes, best drinks and best people – yes, we mean you. DJ Karl Thomas and DJ CeeB will be spinning the tunes to make sure you have an epic night!

Sat 18th September

Restart Party
7pm - 2am
Medicine
Start Freshers' Festival off with a bang by heading down to Medicine - expect cheap drinks and banging tunes.
Restart Project
10pm - 3am
Union Venue
After what feels like an eternity, the Union Venue is back open and we're so excited to welcome you all back for the opening night of this year's Freshers' Festival.

Sun 19th September

Welcome Party
7pm - 2am
Medicine
The weekend celebrations continue as we welcome you all to campus with cheap drinks and resident DJ Marky B spinning the tunes to get you in that feel-good groove.
Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!
VK presents #WeAreCosmic
10pm - 3am
Union Venue
We’ve teamed up with VK to bring you a wild Freshers’ Festival night featuring a VK bar, giant inflatable VK bottles, and loads of giveaways including sunglasses, neon bracelets and PopSockets!

Mon 20th September

Freshers' Fair - Day One
noon - 5pm
Sports Centre
One of the biggest events on the calendar, Freshers' Fair is your chance to come and check out what you can get involved in for the upcoming year. Meet our student groups and pick up loads of freebies, including free pizza from Domino's!
Toast
7pm - 2am
Medicine
Your new favourite Monday night is here - let us introduce you to Toast where cheap drinks and a party atmosphere come as standard!
Sunset Sessions
8:30pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
We know it's September, but that doesn't mean you can't relive the summer vibes. Cooked up by the duo of Tom One and Ash on Sax, expect a night featuring the finest cuts of Ibiza house grooves accompanied by a side of smooth sax.
Ibiza Sunset ft. Karen Harding
10pm - 3am
Union Venue
Sick of staycations and in need of a holiday? It’s time to pretend you're sipping cocktails in the Mediterranean as Karen Harding supplies the pool party bangers!

Tue 21st September

Market Day
10am - 4pm
Students' Union
It's Market Day every Tuesday at the SU - stock up on fruit and veg at our indoor market and grab a tasty hot lunch from one of our international food stalls on the Union Plaza.
Freshers' Fair - Day Two
noon - 5pm
Sports Centre
One of the biggest events on the calendar, Freshers' Fair is your chance to come and check out what you can get involved in for the upcoming year. Meet our student groups and pick up loads of freebies, including free pizza from Domino's!
Two For Tuesday
5pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
Join us at The Packhorse and indulge in two for one on selected food and drinks, every Tuesday from 5pm!
MedsBevs: Reggaeton Night
7pm - 2am
Medicine
It's time to 'get busy' as Medicine prepares to get down to some Reggaeton classics. Expect drum beats and a fast rhythm that will keep you jammin' until the early hours.
Glitterbomb ft. Baga Chipz
10pm - 3am
Union Venue
RuPaul’s audience favourite Baga Chipz is joining us for all the chart hits at our special Freshers’ Festival Glitterbomb night as we celebrate our wonderful LGBTQ+ community on campus! Expect tons of confetti, glitter, dancers, and inflatable fun!

Wed 22nd September

Poster Sale
9am - 5pm
Students' Union
On Campus Art are bringing their poster and art print sale to the SU from 22-24 September. Come along, browse through their prints and fill your new pads with their fun new and classic designs!
Design a Door Sign
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
To kick things off for Freshers' Festival, we're giving you the chance to get creative by decorating your own door sign!
Tea @ Tommy's
3pm - 5pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Freshers' Festival and grab yourself a drink, snack and a sit down. We'll be providing a range of hot and cold drinks + biscuits for you to indulge in!
Karaoke Night
7pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
Everyone loves a bit of karaoke so put those hairbrush rehearsals into practice, and sing your heart out to all your favourite tunes at The Packhorse.
MedsWeds
7pm - 2am
Medicine
With great music and loads of drink offers all night, Medicine is a great place to be every Wednesday night.
Board Games Night
7:30pm - 10pm
Imagine
Head along to Imagine for the ultimate night of gaming where we've got a range of board games for you to enjoy.
Flawless ft. ArrDee
10pm - 3am
Founder's South Quad
Freshers' Festival takes its first venture to the iconic Founder's Building with ArrDee providing some more Oliver Twist to ensure the party lasts long into the night!

Thu 23rd September

Poster Sale
9am - 5pm
Students' Union
On Campus Art are bringing their poster and art print sale to the SU from 22-24 September. Come along, browse through their prints and fill your new pads with their fun new and classic designs!
Petting Zoo
10am - 4pm
Founder's Field
One of favourite events of the year - join us on Founder's Field and make friends with some lovely animals who are here to brighten up your Freshers' Festival.
Latham Street £20 Fill-A-Bag Thrift Sale
10:30am - 4:30pm
Students' Union
Latham Street's £20 Fill-A-Bag Sale is hitting the SU this Freshers' Festival - rummage through rails and rails of vintage thrift to and fill your bags - all for just £20!
Rainbow Rave
7pm - 2am
Medicine
Get your glitter and sequins at the ready as we celebrate our amazing LGBTQ+ community on campus in what will be a truly unforgettable Freshers' Festival night.
Transmission
7pm - midnight
The Packhorse
Brought to you by The Packhorse, enjoy £2 on selected drinks and £4 on selected cocktails as we bring you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Disney Movie Night
7:30pm - 9pm
Founder's Lecture Theatre
Come along to Founder's Lecture Theatre and join us for the screening of a classic Disney movie. We all have our favourite, and we're sure this one won't disappoint.
Smells Like Teen Spirit ft. Deaf Havana DJ Set
10pm - 3am
Union Venue
Freshers' Festival wouldn't be the same without an indie rock night and we're delighted to be joined by James and Matty from Deaf Havana for a DJ set that will surely bring the house down.

Fri 24th September

Poster Sale
9am - 5pm
Students' Union
On Campus Art are bringing their poster and art print sale to the SU from 22-24 September. Come along, browse through their prints and fill your new pads with their fun new and classic designs!
Treasure Trail
10am - 6pm
Meet at the Students' Union
Come and familiarise yourself with campus by taking part in our Treasure Trail - a great way to get to know your way around as well as meet new people.
MedsBevs
7pm - 2am
Medicine
MedsBevs is a simple concept - great drinks at great prices shared with some (hopefully) great friends. What's not to love about this Medicine staple?
Craft Night
7:30pm - 10pm
Imagine
Flex those creative muscles and impress us with your skills as you decorate your choice of item(s) - we've got mugs / glasses / photo frames / bags / tealights / coasters / keyrings so plenty to keep you busy!
Juicy ft. 220 KID & Cuppy (DJ Set)
10pm - 3am
Founder's South Quad
Friday nights don't come much better than this! Join us in Founder's South Quad as Freshers' Festival continues in style with 220 KID & Cuppy (DJ Set) providing the soundtrack to your evening.

Sat 25th September

Trip to IKEA
noon - 5pm
Union Plaza
Join us for a trip to IKEA and kit out your new room with whatever you desire (or just go for the meatballs).
Fancy MedsBevs
7pm - 2am
Medicine
Can't make it to Freshers' Ball? Do not fear… We are putting on an extra fancy MedsBevs night for you! Expect prosecco popping, red carpets and balloons!
Freshers' Ball ft. ELLA HENDERSON & more
9pm - 3am
Founder's South Quad
Dress up to the nines and round off Freshers' Festival in style as we throw a massive ball in Founder's South Quad where ELLA HENDERSON will be headlining the biggest party of the week.

Sun 26th September

Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!
Outdoor Cinema
8:30pm - 11:30pm
Founder's South Quad
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie in the beautiful location of Founder's South Quad.

Sun 3rd October

Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!

Wed 6th October

Karaoke
7pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
Everyone loves a bit of karaoke so put those hairbrush rehearsals into practice, and sing your heart out to all your favourite tunes at The Packhorse.

Sun 10th October

Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!

Sun 17th October

Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!

Wed 20th October

Karaoke
7pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
Everyone loves a bit of karaoke so put those hairbrush rehearsals into practice, and sing your heart out to all your favourite tunes at The Packhorse.

Sun 24th October

Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!

Sun 31st October

Pub Quiz
8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
It's time to show your general knowledge skills with our weekly quiz night. If you like a laugh and a bit of friendly competition, this is the night for you!
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