Around about this time last year, it was my first year freshers at uni. By the time everyone had moved into my flat, the buzz was everywhere, no one knew what to expect but we all knew it would be far from just a small gathering. It was over the whole city of Bristol with so many things going on, we really were spoilt for choice.

It was time to mingle, get used to our surroundings and of course have an amazing time.

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Freshers Events

There were so many freshers events on and outside campus, it was hard to keep up! But at least there is never a shortage of parties! 

From pizza parties to discos and white T-shirt raves, there is so much to do that there really is something for everyone. Clubs and other places holding freshers events had loads of student deals and special guests to welcome the brood of new students.

Freshers Tip: Even if you aren’t the wildest party animal out there, try to go to as many welcome/freshers events as you can! It’s a great way to meet new people before you start studying, to bond with your flatmates and get to know the area.

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The Student Union

Being on campus is a bit of a blessing in freshers, last year I was a 2-minute walk away. The Student Union (The SU) has so much going on you could pretty much just turn up and there’s an event going on or being prepared for! Most of the events are free too so it doesn’t cut into your student budget too much at all and there are some events that give out free food … who doesn’t love a freebie?

Lets not forget to mention a cheap pint…

Freshers Tip: Even though there are many freshers events outside of campus, if you don’t want to go too far away from your flat, The SU is a great choice and you will most definitely bump into friendly faces who live on campus with you!

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Freshers Fair

It’s not just welcome events and freshers parties in store! At UWE there is a Freshers Fair.

The Freshers Fair brings together  all sorts of societies and groups, as well as local companies on stalls with student offers and freebies. 

Sports, societies and networks all join together to show new students what’s on offer at UWE. You can sign up or even just ask questions! There is no pressure but it’s so great to learn about everything that is on offer for you at the university. I definitely signed up for so many clubs that I didn’t end up officially joining, but its all about trying something new and just enjoying your time.

So whether you join 10 clubs, go to every party or just a few events, remember to have fun, let loose and just be yourself. It’s the beginning of your journey at university so enjoy!

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