Queen's University of Belfast

Review Breakdown

Move-in Experience
Organisation of Socials
The Events
Value for Money
Freshers' Fair


18 November 2018

So much to do; lots of free things (which students love!); clearly a lot of effort goes into this; however should be more clear about "freshers" and "refreshers" and ensure all new first year students are informed well in advance about the fairs!!!

18 November 2018

Freshers in Belfast was fantastic. There were many events planned such as fresher fairs and nights out. Whether you like to dance or whether you like to chat in a bar, there was something for everyone. I highly recommend getting involved in as much as possible during freshers, this is key to meeting new people. And often the friends you meet in freshers become your permanent friends.

18 November 2018

I found Fresher's Week to be an incredible experience, the SU held all kinds of events to get students acquainted with one another and all the clubs and societies held their own mixers and welcome events, the only problem was there was too much to do! The Fresher's Fair was an excellent chance to make connections and get signed up for all the clubs and societies, as well as to collect a lot of free thingamabobs.

12 August 2018

Meeting new people comes down to just braving it and going up to someone and chatting!! Even if it’s just a question or something, it’ll get someone talking and you’ll find their vibe and decide if you/ they’re interested! Best thing to do is to just go for it!!

11 August 2018

Freshers week is what made the start of uni so amazing! Meeting new people who would become your friends for life, heading to your first few lectures hungover but excited about this new chapter, and then doing it all again! Every night gave me butterflies, I wouldn't change it for the world!!!

21 June 2018

Excellent week for the dudes I must say, every day seemed Wednesday like. Maybe because it was Wednesday everyday, my dudes.

17 June 2018

I found that Fresher's Week events were often centred on drinking, such as pub crawls, pub quizzes etc. While I understand that there is a culture for drinking at university, believe it or not, there are students who don't drink. Being a non drinker, I didn't feel comfortable going on a pub crawl and becoming the one who would have to look after all her legless friends. I have absolutely nothing against drinking, it's just not for me personally, but it would be nice if Fresher's Week included some activities that allowed you to meet new people and make friends in a setting without alcohol.

15 June 2018

The students union put on so many events over the whole week, my year they had Jedward and Bwitched play as well as foam parties and paint parties! All the nightclubs also do so many promotions across the week so there is somewhere to go every night of the week!

29 May 2018

The great thing about going out in Belfast is that you can walk home from the club. Belfast is so small that everything is within walking distance. I’m not a huge fan of nightclubs, but here’s all the info I could pull on where to go on student nights out

13 April 2018

Freshers week is definitely a must do for all students starting university! It helps the new 'freshers' to get to know their surroundings and become familiar with the atmosphere and style of university and student life. It allows them to interact with new people, including those who are not in their course. They can experience different workshops within the universities and also get a feel for the night life!

12 April 2018

Freshers week was great, there were lots of fun events to go to and lots of information given on how to get involved in the different events. Great week! Loved it all:) Wish I could do it again.

8 April 2018

All of the activities and nights were well organised and was awesome. It was just a really great atmosphere to meet people and make lots of new friends PURE FUN

3 April 2018

I was a bit concerned about Freshers, because I don’t drink and eat meat. In the end, there were plenty of fun activities that didn’t involve going out and getting super drunk, so I was pretty happy...... 5 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Vanshita Jain 2018-04-07 15:25 Simal Govindia [email protected] Kent, University of 4 A lot of events organised Not many clubs in the area however made a good use of the new student union bar. Could be promoted more 4 3 3 4 4 4 TRUE TRUE Simal Govindia 2018-04-07 14:15 Abi Osagie [email protected] De Montfort University 4 Loved it was absolutely amazing was out every night for different kind of parties and events. Loved the music drinks and vibe that was happening. 4 3 3 3 4 3 TRUE TRUE Abi Osagie 2018-04-07 12:42 Raina P [email protected] Sheffield, University of 4 I thought moving into halls was a very smooth process and the day was supervised by many volunteers to that directed the cars to the right hall. We also got moving in goody bags which was nice with some discounts to use. There were events put on for the moving in weekend to help people get to know others. The freshers fairs in the following week also gave us discounts and freebies. My parents helped with moving in my things but there were also lots of volunteers helping other students to move their things in. It was exciting meeting my new flat that I was living with and I enjoyed getting to know them over freshers week as we went on nights out. At the freshers fair we were also able to sign up to clubs and societies for the year. 4 4 4 3 5 5 TRUE TRUE Raina P 2018-04-07 12:08 lauren Brown [email protected] Liverpool Hope University 4 The move in experience was very good, along with the events for freshers week, these were also very good. The events were good value for money too, with cheap student drink deals. 4 4 4 5 3 3 TRUE TRUE lauren Brown 2018-04-06 23:56 Holly Morrison Peckitt [email protected] Bangor University 5 From the moment freshers week began, I felt welcome at the university. We were guided by our schools from the accommmodafion to our welcome talks, instantly being united with people from our own courses. The university did whatever they could to make the transition process of meeting new people, making friends, and understanding university life so much easier, from providing a fantastic variety at the freshers fair, to talks on finance, employability, and the future. Each School within the university went out of their way to provide us with social activities to ease relaxed communication between us, fellow students, and the staff in a friendly environment, such as quizzes with the staff on our team, wine evenings, film viewings, and a trip to castles and historical sites in the wider area. Incredibly welcoming, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience of freshers week. 4 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE FALSE Holly Morrison Peckitt 2018-04-06 22:24 Amie Holt [email protected] Manchester Metropolitan University 2 There was really poor events with really old singers, dj’s and even people from tele. The tickets were really expensive especially when the acts were so bad. The freshers fair was poorly organised and too busy, the only good bit was the free dominos! 3 2 2 2 2 2 TRUE TRUE Amie Holt 2018-04-06 19:43 Morgan Devlin [email protected] Nottingham, University of 3 Freshers fair was really good and amazingly set out. Freshers events nights out dissapointed, themes were poor and uninteresting, no out there themes/special events e.g. no paint party - the alcohol helped a lot 3 3 3 5 5 4 TRUE TRUE Morgan Devlin 2018-04-06 18:57 Charlotte Nissen [email protected] Manchester, University of 3 It was ok. Most people said the student nights weren't worth it as Manchester has such good nightlife anyway. The freshers fair was good for finding societies however they need to extend the timings as due to introductory lectures I only had 30 mins that I could actually attend the fair. 4 4 3 5 4 4 TRUE TRUE Charlotte Nissen 2018-04-06 17:57 Joshua Michae [email protected] Middlesex University 2 It was boring - not many places to go and most events weren’t as good as expected that was last year though 3 1 1 2 3 2 TRUE TRUE Joshua Michae 2018-04-06 17:10 Mercedez Butler [email protected] Goldsmiths, University of London 3 In London, fresher's week is very different to a small town fresher week I can imagine. Although you think London is great because it's big and there's always something to do. Fresher's week is a strange experience because everyone seemed to kind of do their own thing. It wasn't really about bring everyone together, more about getting smashed in the biggest and most famous club possible. Would have liked more events organised by the university to get to know my fellow students. 4 2 2 3 3 3 TRUE TRUE Mercedez Butler 2018-04-06 14:29 Rebeccah Love [email protected] Bath, University of 5 Freshers’ week was amazing, I met so many new people, including my flatmates. I learnt lots of new skills as there were tasters of the different socketjes and sports clubs. The freshers’ fair shared all that the uni has to offer, with lots of freebies too! Moving in was both scary and exciting but one thing that I would say is very important is to put yourself out there. Try new things and be the first to introduce yourself to people - you can only do freshers’ week once! 5 4 5 5 4 5 TRUE TRUE Rebeccah Love 2018-04-06 14:17 Teddy Woolgrove [email protected] Birmingham City University 4 As I attend the conservatoire I didn't go to any BCU freshers nights out (although my flatmates did and seemed to enjoy them) instead I went to event organised by the conservatoire's events team which were much smaller in scale and perhaps not quite as well organised but really enjoyable as it was easy to make friends with far fewer people about. The pub golf was a particular highlight as the team got great drinks offers everywhere we went. 4 3 4 4 3 4 TRUE TRUE Teddy Woolgrove 2018-04-06 13:46 Kate Mckenzie [email protected] Sheffield Hallam University 5 The move in experience was brilliant. Lots of students were giving help and directions. Only problem was the roads around Sheffield were so busy. It may be a better idea to spread out move in days/times. I met new friends of all different characters, from all different backgrounds who I love. All the fresher events were really fun, one of the highlights of the week was a silent disco at the Leadmill. The day time freshers events were also really well organised and there was lots of information, and more importantly freebies! 5 5 5 4 5 4 TRUE TRUE Kate Mckenzie 2018-04-06 13:19 Fran Bellingeri [email protected] Warwick, University of 3 We had freshers at the same time as introductory lectures, would be much better if it was a separate week like most unis. Lots of stuff was of on though. 4 4 4 2 3 3 TRUE TRUE Fran Bellingeri 2018-04-06 12:04 Sam Gregson-Brown [email protected] Southampton Solent University 1 Freshers week is hyped up to be the best time of your uni experience. The expectation was nothing like the reality, the uni didn’t put on many events and they only had a small marquee with clubs etc inside. We were done in 20 minutes. The only good thing was we got free domino pizza. 5 1 1 3 1 4 TRUE TRUE Sam Gregson-Brown 2018-04-06 9:37 Ajay Taak [email protected] Aston University 5 Freshers was a highlight of the year and a excellent way to start university. Meeting lots of new people everyday from other universities as well, still i talk to now. Also the events that run during this time are also good and can keep you occupied every night for the first couple weeks if you are wondering what are you going to do when you move into an accomadation. The best advice I can give is carry abit of extra money just So you can splash out more and have extra fun! 5 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Ajay Taak 2018-04-06 8:07 Jesskca McCoy [email protected] Plymouth University 4 So many event planned through clubs and societies. Loads of fairs for clubs, societies and jobs. The whole university was buzzing all week with things going on, lots of freebies being handed out and the SU was packed all the time. The whole first year was really sociable and got involved with everything. Seriously recommending doing as much as you can fit in, both in the day time and night time, as you’ll regret not doing it! Throw yourself into things, even out of your comfort zone and it’ll pay off 4 5 5 5 4 3 TRUE TRUE Jesskca McCoy 2018-04-06 4:39 Victoria Carver [email protected] Hertfordshire, University of 3 Really liked what freshers events offered but they only happened at very specific short amounts of time, as a result those of us on courses that had already started lectures missed out on loads 3 3 4 3 4 5 TRUE TRUE Victoria Carver 2018-04-05 22:48 Amie Sayer [email protected] Canterbury Christ Church University 5 Freshers week was the best week ever! Meet so many new people that will be attending the same uni as you, crazy events, awesome atmosphere. Wish I could do it all over again!! Massive university takeover in Canterbury that’s for sure! 5 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Amie Sayer https://admin.akerolabs.com/box/contacts/5ac67127ca8e35990494308a/286652616867 2018-04-05 19:55 Chantelle Stannard [email protected] Northumbria University 5 Loved the whole feeling of freshers week! Meeting new people was the highlight! And would 100% recommend moving to halls, this is more convenient for freshers week and gets you out socialising more. Every time I think about university I think of freshers week! It was just an unforgettable experience for me and all my friends that’s are now friends for life! 5 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Chantelle Stannard 2018-04-05 19:43 Fabrizia D’Almeida [email protected] Reading, University of 5 Move in day was the most exciting/nervous day, but once you’ve moved all your stuff in, soon becomes like your new home. Freshers week was well organised and full of different events that would appeal to a engage a range of students. The ticket seemed expensive but was worth the money due to the experinace of being able to meet and bond with lots of different people during the two week, along with an easy way to bond with new flat mates. Freshers flu was inveitable so just try to keep some healthy meals in there too! Most of all make the most of it, enjoy it and speak to as many different people as you can! Everyone will be willing to meet new people, and you may find you end up knowing people in different flats and courses, which can always come in handy!... get invited to those pres at different locations is always fun. 5 5 4 4 5 5 TRUE TRUE Fabrizia D’Almeida 2018-04-05 19:36 Corrina Sandhu [email protected] Cardiff University 5 I had an amazing freshers experience. The movie in process was easy and everyone in my building and flat was keen to make friends right away. I had amazing flat mates and we are still close friends to this day. The key is the meet as many people as possible and see how you click with. I wouldn’t bother getting a freshers wrist band like I did as they were expensive and sometimes we didn’t go to all of the events, it’s better to just pay at the door. I would advise every fresher to learn basic cooking skills before they come and how to do laundry, iron, manage their finances and budget before they come. It’s easy to spend unnecessary money. 5 3 3 3 4 4 TRUE TRUE Corrina Sandhu 2018-04-05 17:55 Oliver Sagrott [email protected] King's College London 4 Very expensive as in London but the Freshers wristband idea was very good - £20 for 4 events at many clubs. Ministry of sound is rubbish. 4 4 4 4 4 4 TRUE TRUE Oliver Sagrott 2018-04-05 17:10 Musa Ali [email protected] Liverpool, University of 4 Fresher's week was, what can I say, it lived up to the hype. Had a great time at all the club's Liverpool had to offer, especially LEVELS, which is the only one I still go to on a regular basis. 4 4 4 4 4 4 TRUE TRUE Musa Ali 2018-04-05 16:43 Callum Wynne [email protected] Liverpool John Moores University 4 Freshers week was amazing, I got to meet so many cool people and have now made friends for life because of it. It gave me a chance to form friendships with all of my flat mates and we are now all friends for life! The events were all well organised and fun, plus it makes it even better that Liverpool is such a good city to go out in! I can’t wait for the next one! 4 4 4 4 4 4 TRUE TRUE Callum Wynne 2018-04-05 16:24 Callum Wynne [email protected] Liverpool John Moores University 4 Freshers week was an amazing experience, I got to meet loads of new people and it gave me a chance to really connect and form a new friendship with all my flat mates, we are all friends for life and a lot of it is down to freshers week, not only that but the night life in Liverpool is amazing, the two weeks of freshers I spent going out non stop just because of how good clubs in Liverpool are. All the events were well organised and I enjoyed every single one! 4 4 4 4 2 4 TRUE TRUE Callum Wynne 2018-04-05 16:19 Amir Todorovac [email protected] Brighton, University of 3 My move in experience was awesome, decided to focus on meeting my flatmates properly before mingling with other flats ect (worth it) however the freshers clubs was not up to standard and was anticlimactic considering I spent around £70 for the ticket... think it would be better NOT to plan everything and just let the night run it’s own course with the help of some alcohol of course ... overall did enjoy freshers but would have done them things differently 4 3 2 1 4 3 TRUE TRUE Amir Todorovac 2018-04-05 15:11 Katie Grieve [email protected] Kent, University of 5 Lots of fun events. Freebies given out at Freshers fair making it fun and interactive. Good vibe around campus. Venue events were fun. Good prices. Freshers ball was great - had Professor Green perform! 5 3 4 4 4 4 TRUE TRUE Katie Grieve 2018-04-05 13:21 Ellie Conway [email protected] Birmingham, University of 5 Freshers week was great, loads of actvities and nights out organised and people on hand all the time if you needed help 4 5 5 4 4 5 TRUE TRUE Ellie Conway 2018-04-05 13:09 Rhiain Limby [email protected] Bournemouth University 5 Freshers week at Bournemouth is a lot of fun, I was in halls and there were big flat parties before going out, which made it so easy to make new friends 4 5 4 5 3 4 TRUE TRUE Rhiain Limby 2018-04-05 11:40 Will Harper [email protected] Dundee, University of 5 I found all the teachers and students really nice, we all went to the pub the first night and I can't remember what happened xD. The rest of the week was filled with making friends and working. 4 5 5 4 3 4 TRUE TRUE Will Harper 2018-04-05 10:43 Halyna Soltys [email protected] Cardiff Metropolitan University 4 The move in was easy as I went with a private company (liberty living). They were helpful and accommodating to my needs. I moved in with 4 other people in our flat and we all just kinda met each other at different times. However, one of the guys I live with found me on Facebook before so we started talking about 1 week prior to moving in which helped to break the ice a lot! The first thing we did was hug which was cute :) the events were good and varied. I’d recommend not buying any freshers wristband. Even if youfo our every day you’re going to waste so much money. Just pay on the door if you want to go to a freshers event or go out with your flat mates to other places!! 5 4 4 3 4 3 TRUE TRUE Halyna Soltys 2018-04-05 10:07 Priya Varia [email protected] Northampton, University of 3 Freshers was amazing as it was a chance for people attending the university to meet other new people. This is beneficial as within the uni there is many international students, I believe that this event if advantageous as they may have come from a different country therefore does not know they culture of England or anybody within in. My experience was unforgettable, this gave me the opportunity to have fun getting drunk and partying with the rest of my flat mates. There was a variety of events that took place over the two weeks. There was a concert wit scouting for girls and pixi Lott, as well as a bar crawl within Northampton. Half of the events had taken place within the student union, this was good as every day there was a different aspect in the way we dress this gave us an opportunity to also make new friends. Overall I believe freshers was amazing but there are also some factors that I would take back, also I regret many things from the freshers weekend which makes me hate it and I wish I never came back to this uni loooool. 4 3 3 3 2 3 TRUE TRUE Priya Varia 2018-04-05 9:47 Muskaan Kheria [email protected] Bath, University of 5 The freshers week was a full packed entertainment and socialising package for the new comers. We really enjoyed the activities lined up for us and it was a good way to meet new people around the university irrespective your course and flat. We had fairs, sport teams selections, inductions, inflatables, arena nights and a lot more. The inductions went very smoothly and everyone was very friendly helping us move in. The arena night has to be the highlight when we had guest appearances and a lot of good music. Every night was themed and it was probably the take away looking at different people dressed up in crazy things. My favourite has to be the toga night when we wrapped bedsheets and shower curtains as a toga! Would do anything to get the freshers week back!! 4 4 4 4 5 5 TRUE TRUE Muskaan Kheria 2018-04-05 8:14 Serena Hanotu [email protected] Essex, University of 4 Didn't know anyone at the university, but some of the student reps would message us on social media. There was a Facebook group for everyone attending the uni for the first time that year. I went out on the first night with two of my housemates. But one of them was feeling homesick so wasn't much fun. I then ventured out, joined societies and did a lot of partying with the people I met from there. Majority of my friends made during uni, I made in freshers week. So make sure you socialize as much as you can in the first week! And research the different accommodations. The cheaper ones are usually the party central, and the more expensive ones are the quieter ones. So make sure you pick your accommodation based on those preferences as well as your financial preferences. 5 4 4 4 5 3 TRUE TRUE Serena Hanotu 2018-04-05 7:35 Hazel Walker [email protected] Birmingham City University 3 Worried at first quite a lot of separation within halls security also really strict on parties so it’s hard to mix but the events were fun and we all got to mix eventually. Could have had more day events 3 5 5 3 1 3 TRUE FALSE Hazel Walker 2018-04-05 7:18 Kenneth Lebbi [email protected] Leicester, University of 5 Freshers week was amazing. The opportunities that the Uni provided us to go socialise were great. I enjoyed many of the events and I made many friends from this. 5 4 4 5 5 3 TRUE TRUE Kenneth Lebbi 2018-04-05 5:25 Raj Agarwal [email protected] Queen's University Belfast 4 Freshers’ Week was awesome! All of the activities and nights out were well and it was just a really great atmosphere to meet people and make lots of new friends! 4 4 4 4 5 4 TRUE TRUE Raj Agarwal 2018-04-05 4:52 Henry Pine-Coffin [email protected] Exeter, University of 3 The move-in was pretty successful and straight forward, so kudos for that. However, in terms of events, they were slightly mundane. They need to be more extravagant with larger names to be on-par with other universities. In terms of value for money, it isn’t particularly good. 5 3 3 3 4 4 TRUE TRUE Henry Pine-Coffin 2018-04-05 1:18 Daniel Lavorchik [email protected] Cardiff University 3 Freshers was an ok thing but too be honest it gets better after the two weeks due to events being cheaper overall. Also don’t buy a freshers band 3 3 3 3 3 3 TRUE TRUE Daniel Lavorchik 2018-04-04 20:21 Daniel Lavorchik [email protected] Cardiff University 3 The freshers mood in Cardiff was the same as in every university so that was good. However, most accommodations don’t have a proper sized commmunal place and so pres could be cramped and generally weren’t the best. The only good thing was that the town centre and SU is good and not too far away. 3 2 4 4 3 3 TRUE TRUE Daniel Lavorchik 2018-04-04 20:18 steven Wright [email protected] Bristol, University of 5 Was absolutely amazing. Got paired with a great flat, had many events that we could get involved in during the day and night, to bond. Met some of the people on my course and had the opportunity to make new friends there as well. 5 5 5 3 5 4 TRUE TRUE steven Wright 2018-04-04 20:09 Steven Wright [email protected] Bristol, University of 5 Meeting my flat in Freshers for the first time was amazing! We went out every night, bonded as a group, had to deal with crazy events (on the second night our halls had a power it and we couldn't return until the next morning... I lost my glasses that night out too, so came back drunk, lost and homeless) and just enjoyed meeting the people I was going to spend the next few years with. 5 5 5 3 5 4 TRUE TRUE Steven Wright 2018-04-04 20:02 Naomie Ohen [email protected] Worcester, University of 5 Fresher is really good as you get to meet many other people who are in the same boat as you. My experience was amazing as I met a lot of new people and every event was worth it for me my advice for new students is don't miss freshers 4 5 5 4 5 4 TRUE TRUE Naomie Ohen 2018-04-04 20:00 Prusha Patel [email protected] Aston University 5 Really amazing nightlife during freshers week. A wide range of different nights and different clubs to suit each preferance. Cheap drinks and close to the universities itself. 5 5 5 5 4 5 TRUE TRUE Prusha Patel 2018-04-04 18:56 Aaron Lyons [email protected] Queen's University Belfast 5 Freshers week was great it allowed me to get to know new students within the university campus. It allowed me to join clubs and societies and some of which were strange but adventurous. Overall my freshers week experience was amazing! 5 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Aaron Lyons 2018-04-04 18:39 Paige Tyson-Simmons [email protected] Hertfordshire, University of 4 Hertfordshire student freshers week is a very busy and important time for new students to be introduced to university life and the many different clubs and societies then can join. There are multiple events throughout the week, put on not only by the university but the student as well. Games nights, foam party, pizza party, and live music are among the many fresher week activities. I feel this is very important as it is one of the few socialising and intergrating activities that happen during the first term before it’s time to buckle down and concentrate on your course. This also helps you to make friends and likeminded people. Moving in to halls is pretty straight forward. Although deciding to go to freshers events will also help you to bond with your flat mates and other students who may not live on the same campus as yourself. At the freshers you can join different clubs and societies that take your interest, for example: chess club; movie club; football; reading; Afro Caribbean society; and many many many more! 5 4 4 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Paige Tyson-Simmons 2018-04-04 10:18 Martin Alban [email protected] Essex, University of 3 The student union club is very small on our campus, so we solely rely on a club in town which is the only one which we go to...however the music is all pop classics and most people rely on going into an RnB room which only fits around 200 people, whereas the main hall fits a good 1000. This cause the issue that many people will spend there freshers just in queue and its one in and one out...even after all the wait, the music is poor, we just seem to think every other university has it better, and what ive seen is that they do. 4 2 2 5 2 2 TRUE TRUE Martin Alban https://admin.akerolabs.com/box/contacts/5ac47c71d99f66f2379ba305/286387687493 2018-04-04 8:19 Shalini Kunaruban [email protected] Keele University 5 I loved freshers week, recommend getting a fresher pass and enjoy the first week of uni.. make sure you make loads of friends 5 4 5 5 5 4 TRUE TRUE Shalini Kunaruban 2018-04-03 23:11 Mari Williams [email protected] Liverpool John Moores University 5 Such a great week. There was a range of events on every night. The fresher's week basically lasted two weeks. Battle of the uni's is such a good event and your ticket (a t-shirt of your uni) gives you free enterance to loads of the top club/bars. 5 4 5 4 5 5 TRUE TRUE Mari Williams 2018-04-03 21:41 Natasha Ryan [email protected] Reading, University of 5 Freshers week was something else. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I guess expect the unexpected. There was so many different themed nights planned by the uni JCR team and each one was such a fun night out. I met so many new people and it was just an overall amazing experience. I met my now boyfriend and some amazing friends. I never intended to go out much during freshers but I 100% reccomend you do as it was one of the most important experiences so far, vital in making connections with fellow uni members. 5 4 5 4 5 5 TRUE TRUE Natasha Ryan 2018-04-03 20:52 Lauren Whatf [email protected] Huddersfield, University of 5 Freshers week was the best time so far at university but the most crucial part of university, everyone is building new friendship circles and this is the most important time for you to meet life long friends! The friends I made during freshers week, are those who I have stuck with since. 5 4 4 4 4 5 TRUE TRUE Lauren Whatf 2018-04-03 18:46 Grace Jeffs [email protected] Reading, University of 4 Was really excited to move to university, however before arriving I was asked to pay two different fees: one for a freshers wristband and the other was JCR fees - we were told the latter was mandatory. It soon became apparent after being at university for a short while that this fee was in fact not mandatory because other people hadn't paid it, so that was a waste of £45. The JCR in general was rubbish - they cancelled lots of events so I'm not even sure where my money went. The events that did happen weren't great, one included a bouncy castle - how old are we? In terms of Freshers, again the themes for the nights were awful, such as tight and bright, army vs. barbie and rubix cube. After the first or second night I opted to wear my own clothes for the rest of the time as I didn't like the themes. However I'm personally not a fan of fancy dress anyway. Although the organisers and events weren't great, overall did have an enjoyable freshers because of the other people in my halls. 3 2 2 1 1 2 TRUE TRUE Grace Jeffs 2018-04-03 16:42 Aimee Harvey [email protected] Manchester, University of 5 The university offered a freshers wristband which was great value for money, and the first event took place the day after everyone moved into halls, this was a great way to quickly bond with those you were living with. The events took place at venues all over the city, so it was a chance to get a feel for your surroundings as well as get to know people that you weren't necessarily living with.There was an event taking place every night of the week and these varied from the typical nightclubs to more meet and greet pub quiz sessions. The final event of the week was the biggest and was a great way to finish freshers week before starting actual lectures, as induction lectures had also taken place during freshers week. Overall my freshers week experience at the university of Manchester was one I'll never forget and I would urge anyone to buy the wristband, as I knew a few people who hadn't and did not have the same experience as me. 4 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Aimee Harvey 2018-04-03 14:43 Dylan Graham [email protected] Nottingham, University of 5 None stop events on freshers week, things designed for everyone, not just those who like to drink. All social events were organized so that it was easy to meet new people in a friendly atmosphere 5 5 5 5 5 TRUE TRUE Dylan Graham 2018-04-03 11:51 Ethan Levi Cain [email protected] Heriot-Watt University 4 Move in was okay, although lift broken. Could stager the move in times for different floors and halls as parking was difficult. Meet your mates" to meet people in your halls was a good experience and a chance to initially meet other people in your halls.

2 April 2018

Freshers’ Week was awesome! All of the activities and nights out were well organized especially the pub crawl event. It was just a really great atmosphere to meet people and make lots of new friends!"

1 April 2018

So many fab freshers events to get to meet so many new people and feel part of the uni at such an early stage!! Try to go on any of the freshers pub crawls on offer and this is a great place to meet so many new people that you will stay friends with!!

30 March 2018

I would say that my freshers experience was very good. I went and saw the freshers fair that took place in my SU. It also had a refreshers fair so if you didn't sign up for a club at the start of the year you could later on. Everyone was so friendly and made me feel right ah home straight away.

22 March 2018

Really enjoyed freshers. QUB is a great place and everyone is very friendly. Drink is cheap and clubs are full. Dont fall behind in work though because its really hard to get caught up

22 March 2018

People very friendly, would recommend QUB to anyone. Drinks cheaper than most places and clubs usually full. Id advise new students to do some work during freshers at some point though because catching up is hard.