Give It A Go.

If you’re looking to develop a new skill, flex your creative muscles, or simply unwind after a day of lectures, you’ll find something in our calendar of Give It A Go events.

These are smaller-scale events that are predominantly alcohol-free and focused on you meeting new people in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment. Some previous highlights include a campus Colour Run, Petting Zoo, pamper sessions, a free pop-up ice cream parlour, and loads more.

So whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, culture vulture, sports fanatic, or just love trying new things, we’ll have something for you!


Upcoming Events

Design a Door Sign
22nd September
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
22nd September
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!
Board Games Night
22nd September
Imagine
Head along to Imagine for the ultimate night of gaming where we've got a range of board games for you to enjoy.
Petting Zoo
23rd September
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.
Disney Movie Night
23rd September
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.
Treasure Trail
24th September
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.
Craft Night
24th September
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!
Trip to IKEA
25th September
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).
Decorate A Wine Glass
27th September
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and get involved in our 'crafternoon' and decorate your own wine glass (or another style of glass if wine isn't your thing!)
5 Week Beginners Sign Language Classes
28th September
Munro Fox Seminar Room
Come and learn the basics of British Sign Language with this beginners course
5 Week Beginners Self-Awareness and Defence Classes
30th September
International Building 243
Come and learn the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Mocktail Making Masterclass
7th October
Tommy's Bar, Students' Union
Fancy a mocktail or three? Well here's your chance!
Decorate a Mug
8th October
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come along and put your creative skills to use by decorating a mug.
Cocktail Making Masterclass
12th October
Tommy's Bar, Students' Union
Fancy a cocktail or three? Well here's your chance!
Art Masterclass
15th October
Online via MS Teams
A one-off art masterclass, focusing on contemporary landscape drawing and suitable for all abilities.
Day Trip to Brighton
16th October
Meet at Union Plaza, Students' Union
We're heading to culture-filled Brighton for the day. Come along and explore the town.
Reptile Experience
18th October
Students' Union Main Hall
The Reptile Experience is back! Expect lizards, snakes, a giant tortoise, a baby crocodile and more!
Decorate a Mini Photo Frame
19th October
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and get involved in our 'crafternoon' and decorate your own mini photo frame
World's Biggest Coffee Morning - Macmillan Cancer Support
21st October
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Pets as Therapy
21st October
Students' Union Main Hall
Our furry friends are returning to campus ready for cuddles and belly rubs!
Chocolate Tasting Workshop
28th October
Online via MS Teams
Is there really anything better than chocolate? We think not.
Halloween Movie Night
28th October
Founder's Lecture Theatre
Love horror? This one's for you.
Pumpkin Carving
29th October
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Happy Halloween! Come along and decorate a spooky pumpkin!
Postgraduate Tea & Cakes
2nd November
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
We're inviting all postgrad students to join us at the Students' Union for tea and cakes and a chance to meet other postgraduates
Cupcake Decorating
3rd November
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and decorate your own tasty cupcakes!
Jewellery Sale
9th November
Union Plaza
Visit our stall on the Union Plaza and bag yourself a bargain. All items are £2 with money raised going to MIND, the mental health charity.
5 Week Beginners Sign Language Classes
9th November
Munro Fox Seminar Room
Come and learn the basics of British Sign Language with this beginners course
Design a Keyring
11th November
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and get creative and design your own keyring.
5 Week Beginners Self-Awareness and Defence Classes
11th November
International Building 243
Come and learn the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Mickey Mouse Day: Disney Colouring In
18th November
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
It's Mickey Mouse Day! Come and take some time out for some colouring in.
Board Games Cafe
18th November
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and enjoy an evening of drinks and biscuits over a game or two.
Trip to Hampton Court Palace
20th November
Meet at Union Plaza, Students' Union
Join us for a trip to our local royal palace, once home to Henry VIII.
Make Your Own Bath Salts
25th November
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Christmas is coming, and this will make the perfect gift!
Charity Christmas Card Writing
2nd December
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come along and write a Christmas card or letter to a poorly child.
Christmas Movie Night
3rd December
Founder's Lecture Theatre
December is here, which means Christmas is on the way! Enjoy a chilled out Christmas movie night
Day Trip to Winchester Christmas Market
4th December
Meet at Union Plaza, Students' Union
Visit one of the best Christmas markets in Europe where you'll find a whole host of Christmas gifts, crafts, and trinkets, as well as some delicious food and drink.
Decorate a Tote Bag: Christmas Special
6th December
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Keep it for yourself or give it as a handmade Christmas gift!
Make Your Own Christmas Cards
7th December
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Here's your chance to get creative and make your own Christmas cards to send to your friends and family
Gingerbread Decorating
10th December
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and decorate your own festive gingerbread person