All you need to know about Freshers 2022

It's that time of the year again! Learn all about what's happening for Freshers 2022.

  • Posted Wed, Aug 31, 2022 4:19 PM

Freshers is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. This year, we’ve got loads of freebies, fayres, and fantastic nights out! Read on to find out how to start your academic year the right way.

The Official University of Portsmouth Freshers 2022

18th September 2022 - 3rd October 2022

Welcome to the best week of your life!

Grab your ticket packs now for the upcoming UoP Freshers Week nights out at the Astoria and Mr. Miyagis! This includes Your Official Moving in Party, The Big Night Out, Freshers Festival 2022, and The Freshers Rave!

Tickets are available for both Freshers and 2nd/3rd year Returners.

If you buy now, you’ll also get free tickets to ABBA’s Disco Wonderland, Purple Wednesday, and IS IT Thursday!

All packs include a free VIP black card for free entry all year to IS IT Thursday. This is a must-have for UoP freshers!

With the overall pack valued at over £83.50+, the early bird price of £20 is an absolute steal!

Freshers’ Fayre 2022

20th September - 22nd September, 10am - 4pm, The Union Building

If you love freebies, vouchers, food, and music, you need to join UPSU for our annual Freshers’ Fayre!

There will be over 100 student groups and sports clubs at the fayre, so if you want to sign up to play for a team or join a society, this is the place for you to do it.

Check out more information about our student groups here.

We will also have commercial vendors including Dominos, National Express, Portsmouth FC and the Department of Education present, as well as a bar delivered by the Astoria!

The event is completely free to attend and each day will be different, with different sports clubs, societies, and food and drink vendors on throughout the event.

Representation, Skills Development, and Wellness Fayre

27th September - 29th September, 11:30 - 17:00

This year, UPSU is putting on three events to provide new and returning students with new skills, opportunities, and knowledge to benefit your University experience and future career.

Representation Fayre - Take Charge and Stand Up - Tuesday 27th September

First up is the Representation Fayre! Here you will have the opportunity to Take Charge and Stand Up by learning about ways that you can engage with representation activity at the Union, University, and wider community thinking.

This may include participation with Course Reps, the Student Council, the LGBT+ society and more!

We will have a host of activities and opportunities to help you learn about how you can stand for what you believe in and make a difference.

Skills Development Fayre - Take Opportunities and Stand Out - Wednesday 28th September

The second event will be the Skills Development Fayre! This is where you can find out how you can best grow your skills to benefit your next steps.

You can find information about volunteering opportunities, jobs at UPSU, how to adopt a society, or any other opportunities with your Union. All of which can help you as you look to your future career.

We will be joined by Careers & Employability to help provide advice on building your skills and getting involved at the University, and unveiling your Learning Experience Officer Jade’s 7 Steps to Success programme!

Don’t miss out!

Wellness Fayre - Take Care and Stand Together - Thursday 29th September

Finally, we have our Wellness Fayre, where we’re looking to end our series of events with a nice, relaxing gathering.

At the fayre, you can take part in a range of calming activities to put you in the best mindset before the academic year begins. This includes plant pot painting, playing some oversized games in the green space, or treating yourself to your own plant to grow alongside you during your studies!

There will also be professionals on hand from different University services, including Wellbeing, Chaplaincy, and Res Life, to share support and advice to help guide you through your University journey.

We can't wait to see you there!

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