Welcome to the only site that will provide a definitive list of all the information about Freshers’ Week 2018 at the University of Glasgow. This website lists all the event and entertainment that will be going on around campus, has answers to common questions and a map of the campus in case you find yourself getting lost at any point (you will, guaranteed). It is also the place to get your Freshers’ Wristband to get access to the events taking place during the 10th to the 14th September!
Keep an eye out for our Events Calendar and get your UofG New Student Welcome App!
WHAT IS FRESHERS’ WEEK
Freshers’ Week is a week-long welcome event to launch you into life as a student at the University of Glasgow. As well as meeting new people in your year, you’ll be able to see what you can do outside the lecture theatre to add to your experience at university. In every corner of campus there are a vast number of events taking place in the space of 5+ days and nights, so there will be plenty of ways to say hello to one of the friendliest cities in the world!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
University is a great way to broaden your horizons – as well as gaining a degree you can gain some valuable life experience, find your passion, forge friendships that last a lifetime and you may end up achieving more that you felt was possible. Freshers’ Week is a perfect taster of what university life has to offer where you can see what new and existing passions you can explore during your Uni life.
Whether you love dancing the night away, soaking up live music, playing sports or debating the issues of the day the four student bodies at the University of Glasgow have got you covered with each having an extensive programme of events planned. There’s something for everyone in Freshers’ Week & there’s no better way to start your time at UofG.
The University of Glasgow is unique in that we have four student organisations on campus compared to the usual one organisation. Each has a different function in providing services to students whether they specialise in social activities, welfare, representation or sports but all aim to deliver an amazing experience for University of Glasgow students.
With these bodies comes friendly competition to provide the best Freshers’ Week events they can, so you will be spoiled for choice in what to get involved in. Line-ups are kept under wraps over the summer but expect a fantastic range of exciting events including cèilidhs, debates, gigs, special club-nights, big money pub quizzes and lots, lots more organised by the student organisations. All this is on top of what over 200 clubs and societies, 40+ sports clubs and seven student media outlets have planned to encourage you to sign-up. Safe to say you will not be stuck for something to do during Freshers’ Week. To give you a clue as to what to expect, you can find out more information about the student bodies here. Also watch the video summary of Freshers’ Week 2017, created by GUST (Glasgow University Student Television).
The Freshers’ Band allows you full access to everything these groups have on offer. Not every event will require you to present it, particularly some of those that take place during the day, but for all of the big night-time parties the band is a must.
In order to take advantage of all the events of Freshers’ Week you’ll need a #UofGfw18 Freshers’ Band. They cost £40 and are the only way to gain entry into all the events throughout the week. Check out the Freshers’ Band Registration page for information on how to get your band.
Please note that Freshers’ Bands are for students studying at the University of Glasgow starting in the academic year 2018/2019. Anyone who is not a new student discovered attempting to purchase or use a Freshers’ Band may not be eligible for a refund.
The QMU provides access to the building via a disabled ramp and all floors via the lifts. Qudos has a disabled viewing platform available for booking in advance that can be reserved and QMU staff will arrange to meet the student and escort them to the platform. The QMU also allows free entry to an approved carer if required
The GUU is also accessible on all levels/rooms to those requiring disabled access. Disabled access to the Old building is via the back lane or Beer Bar with a lift that provides access to all floors. The GUU Extension is also served by a lift and provides access between both the extension and the Old Building.