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Freshers Events – Cambridge

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Here’s the low down on everything happening over the Fresher’s period in Cambridge!

 

12th September

Welcome Drinks 

Join us in our SU space in Peter Taylor House for some snacks and drinks - non-alcoholic drinks also! Meet some new people and have a chill out.

13th September

Welcome Quiz

Everything kicks off on the 13th with the International Quiz. Although aimed at international students, all students are welcome to come share their knowledge of the world and enjoy some drinks from The Academy.

Meet Up

Come on down to Peter Taylor House to meet up with your Executive Officer Team and meet some of the ARU Students’ Union staff who have made the magic of Freshers possible! If you have any questions, this is a great opportunity to ask away, whether it’s about upcoming events, societies, volunteering, or something else – we’re happy to help. We can’t wait to meet you!

Campus Tour

Meet us at the ARU Students’ Union space in Peter Taylor House, and we’ll be your guides for a campus tour! We’ll show you all the key spots and where the action happens. But if there’s anything you particularly want to see, just let us know and we’ll show you it.  

 

14th September

The Welcome Party

The Welcome Party will be hosted at our on campus venue, The Academy. This is a great opportunity for you to meet new people and make some friends. The bar and the DJ will keep you entertained all night!

Campus Tour

If you couldn’t make the one the previous day, we’re running another one today!

City Tour

Meet us back at Peter Taylor House after the Campus Tour for a tour of Cambridge! We’ll show you the best places to shop, eat, and relax. And if there’s anywhere you really want to see, we’ll make sure we include it on our tour.

 

15th September

The Warm Up: Freshers Launch Party

This is the official launch party for ARU Freshers 2018. We are so excited to welcome all you new students, and what better way to do that than throw a massive party at The Academy with some cheap drinks and secret goodies?

 

16th September  

Welcome Fest

This is a great chance to meet your SU team! Have a drink with us, and meet some new friends.

Big Ol’ Beach Bash @ Ballare

Here’s your chance to say goodbye summer, hello uni. Put on your best summer attire, and boogie on down to the summer soundtracks.

 

 

17th September

Freshers Prize Bingo

No no, this isn’t like bingo your aunt plays. This is Freshers bingo! And that means cheap drinks, and a party atmosphere!

The Mad Scientist UV Rave @ Revolution

Love UV lights? Glowsticks? Face paint? Then get down to Revolution on the 17th for a fun night of UV glow!

Campus Tour

If you missed our Campus Tour the other day, then we’re doing another one today!

Meet Up

Come on down to Peter Taylor House to have a coffee and get to know the other students. The Officers will also be there to answer any questions, and to offer their best tips for life at university!

‘Make Your Mark’ Volunteer Fair

Want to make a difference? Join the other 2300 student volunteers at ARU who are helping their local communities and building skills that make them stand out from the crowd.

 

18th September

Keep Calm and Karaoke

Love a bit of karaoke? Then make sure you head to The Academy on the 18th to sing your heart out. We’ve got the songs, the stage, and the microphones – now all we need is you!

Fresh Tuesday With Tim Westwood

For the first time ever, ARU Students’ Union are teaming up with Fresh Tuesdays to bring you a one off Freshers special with Hip Hop Legend Tim Westwood on deck duty!

Campus Tour

If you couldn’t make the one the previous day, we’re running another one today!

City Tour

Meet us back at Peter Taylor House after the Campus Tour for a tour of Cambridge! We’ll show you the best places to shop, eat, and relax. And if there’s anywhere you really want to see, we’ll make sure we include it on our tour.

Meet the Volunteer Centre Team

Pop into ARU Students’ Union to meet your lovely and friendly Volunteer Centre staff and other student volunteers. Find out about volunteering opportunities you could be a part of!

Give it a Go: Crafternoon

Get involved in this free, creative event to make some goodies to decorate your student digs with.

 

19th September  

Early Birds Bar: The Exchange

This is the weekly Wednesday warm up party for Mid Week Mash Up in The Academy. This Freshers, we want to get you party ready for your Wednesday night out. With a stock exchange themed night, come grab yourself a bargain drink!

Mid Week Mash Up: Jurassic World @ Revolution

Dinosaur themed club night? How else would you possibly spend your Wednesday night? Bring your best T-Rex dance and get ready to party!

Campus Tour

If you couldn’t make the one the previous day, we’re running another one today!

LGBT+ Student Meet Up

Come on down to Peter Taylor House to have a coffee and get to know the other students. Meet your LGBT+ Rep for Cambridge, Luca Girardi and your Trans Rep for Cambridge, Michael Turner. 

Meet the Volunteer Centre Team

Pop into ARU Students’ Union to meet your lovely and friendly Volunteer Centre staff and other student volunteers. Find out about volunteering opportunities you could be a part of!

Give it a Go: Afternoon Tea

Join us in our SU space in Peter Taylor House for a traditional British afternoon tea!  

 

20th September

Thursday Night Live: Freshers Fiesta

The Academy and The Audio Technology Society present Thursday Night Live! Kicking off in Freshers Week, we’ll be putting on a night of the best live music for you! This is a night for you music lovers.

The Memoria Freshers All Nighter @ Ballare

ARU Students’ Union are teaming up with Memoria to bring you the Freshers All Nighter! This party just won’t quit. Have you got what it takes to see it to the end?

Meet the Volunteer Centre Team

Pop into ARU Students’ Union to meet your lovely and friendly Volunteer Centre staff and other student volunteers. Find out about volunteering opportunities you could be a part of!

Campus Tour

If you couldn’t make the one the previous day, we’re running another one today!

City Tour

Meet us back at Peter Taylor House after the Campus Tour for a tour of Cambridge! We’ll show you the best places to shop, eat, and relax. And if there’s anywhere you really want to see, we’ll make sure we include it on our tour.

Give It a Go: Gaming

Drop by Peter Taylor House for a child afternoon of tabletop and retro gaming. Try something different and meet new people!

Women's Meet Up 

Come along to meet new people, and your Women's Rep for Cambridge, Kyia Thompson. 

 

21st September

Freshers Fair

This is the biggest event of the whole week! Make sure to check it out. We’ll have loads of freebies and discounts that you won’t want to miss. Come down and find out about all the societies on offer, and see what’s going on.

Guided Tour: Freshers Fair

Fancy a tour of Freshers Fair before it starts? Join our lovely Officer team for a guided tour in a small, quieter group to have a look round before it all begins. 

Rainbow

This is the most fabulous event of the entire week. With glitter, lip sync battles, and themed cocktails, it’s time to come on down to The Academy, and have an amazing night at Rainbow!

Freshers Fair-Ground @ Revolution

If live entertainers, prop giveaways, and competitions sound up your street, then make sure you head to Revolution on the 21st for a night of fun and goodies!

 

22nd September

Freshers Ball

Get your masks out, because this masquerade ball is going to be awesome! Grab your lock or key at the front door, and find your perfect match to meet new friends or someone special. With a live DJ, photo-booth, and cheap drinks, this will be a night to remember. We’ll also be running a competition for the best mask, so get creative!

 

23rd September

The Warm Down: Movie Night in The Academy

As Freshers comes to a close, enjoy a chill out in The Academy while watching some films with your friends. The bar will still be open however, for those of you who are willing to risk a hangover on your first day of lectures!

Freshen Up: The Freshers Foam Party @ Ballare

We’re rounding off Freshers Week with a foam party! With foam cannons, it’s going to get really foamy! Come party hard and enjoy the last night of Freshers.

 

 

Just because Freshers is over, doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Keep up to date with our calendar to be in the know of all our fun upcoming events!

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