Freshers 2019 Line-up revealed

Congratulations on getting in to the University of Leicester and a huge welcome from your Students’ Union.

As part of your welcome programme, we have a jam-packed week of events for you to enjoy as you settle into University life, meet new people and make friends and find out what amazing opportunities you can get involved in.

We have hand picked a few events below but make sure you check out the full guide via the link above.


SU Lawn Takeover – Monday 23 September to Friday 27 September, Fielding Johnson Building Lawn

To kick things off and running throughout the week we will be taking over the lawn area outside the Fielding Johnson Building. Why not race your mates on our giant inflatable assault course and see if your time makes our Leaderboard for the chance to win a prize.

Spruce up your bedroom walls by picking up some posters at the Pyramid Poster sale - also on the lawn all week.

We will also have a number of stalls providing information and freebies throughout the week - everything from the Chaplaincy to SU stalls, so come along and see what's happening.


Gary's Big Quiz - 6-8pm, Monday 23 September, Gee's Diner

Time to get quizzical with Gary Griffin, our mascot and Lloyd our Quiz Master for an evening of prizes, general and random knowledge and guaranteed fun. A great way to meet new people and make friends. Feel free to come along solo or as part of a ready formed team.

Activities Fair – 10am-4pm, Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 September, O2 Academy, The Scholar & Student’s Union Square Percy Gee Building

Your chance to #FindYourCircle and meet some of our 240+ Societies. Whether it is an interest you already have, or a new one you want to pursue this is your chance to meet the Student Committees who run our various Groups, find out more about what they do, when they meet and how you can sign up.

Freshers’ Fair – 10am-4pm, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 September, Events Square Marquee

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of Freshers. Pop down to Freshers' Fair and grab some discounts and freebies from local Leicester businesses and national companies including free Domino's - what more could you ask for?!

Societies Give it a Go Day, Thursday 26 September, O2 Academy, The Scholar & Student’s Union Square Percy Gee Building

You’ve met some of our Societies throughout the week now it's your chance to experience what they do and see if it’s for you all for FREE! Whether it’s an interest you already have, or a new one you want to try out pop down and #GiveItAGo!

Sports Give it a Go Day, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September, O2 Academy, The Scholar, Student’s Union Square Percy Gee Building, Roger Bettles Sports Centre

Now it’s time to experience some of our sports teams – pop down to meet the team and #GiveItAGo!

Volunteering Fair – 11am-3pm, Thursday 3 October, Events Square Marquee

Looking to get stuck in and help others? Check out our Volunteering Fair to find out how you can help out with local, national & international projects & charities. Volunteering through us is a great way to help others, meet new people, find a new passion and take on life changing experiences!


Visit our Freshers 2019 microsite for more information