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 highlights from Freshers' Festival include our Board Games Night, a Petting Zoo, a Trip to IKEA and loads more!

So whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, culture vulture or just love a bit of art and craft, we'll have something for you.


Upcoming Events

The Big Read Evening
28th September
Boilerhouse Café
The Students' Union's very own book club! Come and join us for some hot drinks, snacks, and most importantly to have a chat about Phil Stamper’s book, ‘The Gravity of Us’.
Second Hand Academic Book Sale Drop-Off
29th September
Medicine
Want to earn some money for your unwanted textbooks? Head down to Medicine between 12:00-15:00 on Thursday 29 or Friday 30 September to drop your books off and we'll do the rest at the book sale on Monday 3 October!
World's Biggest Coffee Morning - Macmillan Cancer Support
30th September
Tommy's Lounge
Come and join us for a slice of cake and a cuppa and help us raise some money for charity. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Second Hand Academic Book Sale Drop-Off
30th September
Medicine
Want to earn some money for your unwanted textbooks? Head down to Medicine between 12:00-15:00 on Thursday 29 or Friday 30 September to drop your books off and we'll do the rest at the book sale on Monday 3 October!
Disney Movie Night
30th 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.
Trip to IKEA
1st October
Union Plaza
*REARRANGED DATE* Join us for a trip to IKEA and kit out your new room with whatever you desire (or just go for the meatballs).
Sex, Life & University with Ruby Rare
2nd October
Windsor Auditorium
We've teamed up with native to bring author Ruby Rare to campus to share her experiences as a queer, non-monogamous, dual-heritage person.
Second Hand Academic Book Sale
3rd October
Medicine
In need of some new textbooks but don't want to spend a fortune acquiring them? Head down to Medicine and get your hands on a bargain - every penny you spend goes back into other students' pockets so it's a win-win situation!
The Friend Zone
4th October
Medicine
Want to meet new people? Looking to make new friends? Come along!
5 Week Beginners Sign Language Classes
4th October - 1st November
Moore Auditorium
Come and learn the basics of British Sign Language with this beginners course!
Circus Workshop
6th October
Students' Union Main Hall
It's a workshop, it's a party, it's a circus! We're bringing a Circus Workshop to the SU! Come along and learn some circus skills to impress your friends!
5 Week Beginners Self-Awareness and Defence Classes
6th October - 3rd November
INT-243
Come and learn the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Trip to Brighton
8th October
Meet at Union Plaza
We're heading to culture-filled Brighton for the day. Come along and explore the town!
World Mental Health Day: Self Care Session
10th October
Medicine
We're inviting you to join us for a self-care session for World Mental Health Day. Come and relax with us and find out about how the Students' Union can support your wellbeing at university.
Pets as Therapy
13th October
Students' Union Main Hall
It's back! Our furry friends are returning to campus, and will be looking for all the love and attention you can give them.
Crafternoon: Decorate a Wine Glass
18th October
Tommy's Lounge
Come and get involved in our 'crafternoon' and decorate your own wine glass (or another style of glass if wine isn't your thing!)
Board Games & Chill
21st October
Imagine
Come along to Imagine for the ultimate night of gaming where we've got a range of board games for you to enjoy!
Reptile Experience
24th October
Students' Union Main Hall
The Reptile Experience is back! Expect lizards, snakes and more!
Pumpkin Carving
26th October
Tommy's Lounge
Happy Halloween! Come along and decorate a spooky pumpkin!
Halloween Movie Night
28th October
Founder's Lecture Theatre
What's your favourite scary movie? We'll be watching a good one!
Postgraduate Tea & Cakes
1st November
Tommy's Lounge
We're inviting all postgrad students to join us at the Students' Union for tea and cakes and a chance to meet other postgraduates.
Social Media and Graphic Design for Beginners
7th November
ARTS-LT2
Whether you're an aspiring graphic designer, want a career in social media, or just want to pick up some new creative skills, this is the event for you!
5 Week Level 2 Sign Language Classes
8th November
Moore Auditorium
Improve your sign language skills with this level 2 course!
5 Week Beginners Self-Awareness and Defence Classes
10th November
International Building 243
Come and learn the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Trip to Hampton Court Palace
12th November
Meet at Union Plaza
Join us for a trip to our local royal palace, once home to Henry VIII.
Cupcake Decorating
15th November
Tommy's Lounge
Come and decorate your own tasty cupcakes!
Crafternoon: Decorate a Tote Bag
16th November
Tommy's Lounge
Need a new bag to carry your books? A bag for your lunch? A bag to gift to a friend? You see where we're going…
Tea @ Tommy's: International Students
23rd November
Tommy's Lounge
We're inviting all international students to join us at the Students' Union for tea and cakes and a chance to meet other international students.
Trip to Winchester Christmas Market
26th November
Meet at Union Plaza
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.
Charity Christmas Card Writing
29th November
Tommy's Lounge
Come along and write a Christmas card or letter to a poorly child.
Christmas Movie Night
2nd December
Founder's Lecture Theatre
December is here, which means Christmas is on the way! Enjoy a chilled out Christmas movie night.
Crafternoon: Decorate a Christmas Mug
6th December
Tommy's Lounge
Want a new mug to drink your hot chocolate over the festive period? Come and decorate your own to give it that personal touch, or make one to gift to a friend!
Board Games Christmas Café
7th December
Tommy's Lounge
Come and enjoy some drinks and biscuits over a game or two.
Gingerbread Decorating
9th December
Tommy's Lounge
Come and decorate your own festive gingerbread person!