FreshFest16 Line Up: The Must Sees!
Results day has been and gone which means the spamming has begun. Every social media is full of hype over FreshFest16, however what events should you go to? As an old timer, I thought I would offer some of my suggestions into what events you should definitely put in your diary.
The Fresher’s Ball: Sunday 25th September
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The Freshers Ball is one of those event where the headline act is SO important. This year the DSU have really pulled out the stops with the headline act being Clean Bandit and Louisa Johnson! Tickets are £15 or if you have brought a wristband, it’s included.
Freshers Fair: Monday 26th September
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Do you like free stuff? If you answered yes (and as a soon to be student you will be saying yes a whole lot more) then you need to head to the QEII Leisure Centre on the first Monday of FreshFest16. Enjoy free Domino’s, Nandos vouchers and bags more. Because everyone knows pizza is the best thing for the morning after.
My Unipal Speed buddying: Tuesday 27th September
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Moving to a new place knowing no one is very daunting. Come to this event and hopefully the transition won’t be as terrifying. It’s ran by My Unipal, a scheme where the DSU partners new students with mentors to help them get to know a friendly face. Any new student can apply for a mentor by clicking here and then you will be matched with a 2nd/3rd year according to your interests, faculty, nationality and a variety of other factors. It’s like Match.com for friendships (and is a free service).
Activities Fair: Thursday 29th September
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Wanting to try a new sport? Perhaps you would like to write for us (cough, cough). Maybe you want to try your hand at being a radio presenter for Demon? Or you want to do some volunteering in your spare time. No matter what you want to do, you are bound to find it at the Activities fair. To keep up to date on where our smiley faces will be check out our Twitter on the day.
Bonkerz Freshers Bar Crawl Tour: 29th September
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So you’ve chosen your society/sports team. Why not join them on the bar crawl? A large majority of sports-teams and societies are currently in talks about what colour T-shirt they are going to pick. Perfect if you want to meet people with the same interests as well as having a great night out.
Not interested in sport societies? Get a group of your flatmates, pick a colour and embark on the biggest night out ever. You can order shirts now!
Kelly’s Top Tip: If you like the Bonkerz Freshers Facebook page and send a tweet out to your followers, you can get a £1 off your T-Shirt. That’s a shot of Sourz!
Give It A Go: 30th September
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Give it a go is an activity that allows you guys to try all the new societies and sports teams that we have on offer, from dance demos to trial sessions in the pool. There is pretty much something for everyone.
Drayton Manor: 1st October
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Whether you like Thomas the Tank Engine, wildlife or some of the scariest rides in the UK, Drayton Manor has all of your needs covered. At £35, which covers coach travel and entry costs I don’t that price is too high. Especially when you consider that just to enter the park is £39. So get your new friends together and enjoy a great day out.
On behalf of Tea Break , have a super-special Fresher’s week and university experience. It’s going to be awesome! For the full FreshFest2016 line up check out the webpage here.