Your Freshers questions answered!



Got a few questions about Freshers Week?

If you're joining us in September you may already have lots of questions! We understand that university can be daunting so we've put together a list of questions, which we hope will help you. If your question/s haven't been answered below, feel free to drop us an email. 

What is Freshers Week?

Freshers Week is an opportunity for you to get to know the city, meet others and experience student life here at Leicester. There will be a variety of virtual events for you to get involved with, where you can meet new people and and get to know those you'll be living with. Freshers Week is your chance to really get to know your new home – have fun and enjoy all the opportunities available!

What happens during Freshers Week?

Freshers will be jam-packed with loads of fun events and there will be something for everyone. It’s a busy time with lots going on so you may be tired by the end of it! Events will be launching from Sunday 24 September, where you can get involved with as little or as much as you like, it's completely up to you. There will be plenty of events to get involved with. We will be releasing events listings SOON, so keep an eye out for this here.

Where can I buy event tickets?

Rockstar is our official vendor for Freshers 2023. You can purchase tickets through their website or on their app in August. You can view more information about wristbands by clicking here.

The Students’ Union building is currently open from 09:30-17:30 Monday to Friday.

Will I need to pay to attend Welcome events?

All welcome events in the daytime will be free of charge, evening events i.e. club events, may be charged or included in wristband deals.

How do I sign up for events?

Most events will be walk-in sessions, or bookable through our What's On Page. However, please see the wristband pages for more information on bookable events.

We will ensure that if events are happening on campus these will be safe and secure for both our students and staff. More information around this will be provided when any revised government or university guidance is given.

Where can I get a Totum student discount card?

Now that you're a student you can purchase a Totum discount card. This will give you discount on over 250 stores and can be used online. To order your card visit the Totum website.

How will accommodation work?

We have a section all about accommodation, where you can join the Facebook group for your halls of residence. This is a great way to get to know those you'll be living with! To join and find out more please visit our dedicated page.

If you'd like more information about halls, please visit the University Accommodation website by clicking here.

What can I expect from Freshers Fair?

Freshers' Fair will be hosted on Wednesday 27 September & Thursday 28 September. This event includes plenty of freebies, samples and exclusive offers from national and local businesses.

If I am struggling to settle into uni life, is there somewhere I can go for advice?

Our advice service is located on Floor 2 of the Percy Gee Building and opens Monday to Friday 10-4pm. You can also email them on

I'm a business looking to attend Freshers Fair, how do I book?

Contact us at for pricing and a Freshers' Fair 2023 Booking Form.


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