Welcome to the only site that will provide a definitive list of all the information about Freshers’ Week 2020 at the University of Glasgow. This website lists all the events that will be going on, has answers to common questions, and a bit of info on our 4 student bodies.


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 of classes to add to your experience at university. Although this Freshers’ Week is going to be pretty different to previous years, the University’s 4 student bodies have all been working hard all summer to ensure they can still throw you an amazing (and safe) welcome.


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.


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. More info here.

With these bodies comes friendly competition to provide the best Freshers’ Week events they can, so even under these difficult circumstances you will still have plenty of great events and activities to choose from.

To see a full list of what’s available, check out our events page which take you to our purpose-built ticketing and streaming platform. This will be the hub for all of the content in Freshers’ Week, including some physical events and a lot of great online activities.


For enquiries about disability access and support, please get in touch with the Disability Service at [email protected] or phone 0141 330 5497

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.

The McIntyre Building, Stevenson Gym and Gilchrist Postgraduate Club are also all accessible – as is the Main Building. For more information on the accessibility of campus, head to the University’s website.