Freshers Week 2021

Freshers' Events - Friday
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  • Digital Events

    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Study Skills for international students
    9:30am - 11am
    Online
    Come and hear practical tips from our Study Skills team about maximising your study potential.
    Exeter Nightline Your Clubs' Welfare" Webinar
    11:30am - 9:30pm
    Facebook Live Stream
    Join us as we chat to representatives from AU clubs about what they do to look after their members' welfare and how they help to promote positive well-being in the student community!
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Working during your studies
    2pm - 3pm
    Online
    Find out what you should know before gaining employment in the UK. Get tips on how to find work whilst studying here and discover what type of work is available and how we can support you to find part time jobs, relevant work experience, internships
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Tea time Q&A
    3:30pm - 4pm
    Online
    Grab a cup of tea (or your favourite drink), drop in and ask any questions you might have.
    Obs and Gynae Society Introduction to Obs and Gynae Soc
    7pm - 8pm
    Zoom
    A short introduction of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society. Meet our members and see what we're about!
    University of Exeter Students' Guild Korean Cooking Workshop
    7pm - 9pm
    https://exeterguild.native.fm/event/korean-cooking-workshop-24/67048
    Learn how to make an authentic Korean feast with this exclusive virtual cooking class!
  • In-Person Events

    University of Exeter Students' Guild Campus Scavenger Hunt
    13th September midnight - 17th September 11:59pm
    Streatham and St Luke's
    Come and take part in our cross campus scavenger hunt! We have a number of challenges for you to complete, questions to answer and photos to take to help you get familiar with campus. Each day one team will win a prize for scoring the most points!
    University of Exeter Students' Guild City Scavenger Hunt!
    13th September midnight - 17th September 11:59pm
    Exeter
    Come and take part in our city scavenger hunt! We have a number of challenges for you to complete, questions to answer and photos to take to help you get familiar with Exeter City. Each day one team will win a prize for scoring the most points!
    University of Exeter Students' Guild Come and Craft - St Luke's
    13th September 10am - 17th September 4pm
    G48
    Come and join us for some free crafts! We've got clay, macrame, embroidery and more for you to give a try!
    Powerlifting Society Taster sessions
    13th September 2:30pm - 17th September 2:30pm
    Russel Seal Fitness Centre
    Taster sessions in the Russel Seal for new members
    Swimming Taster Session
    16th September 2pm - 17th September 3pm
    St. Luke's Indoor Pool
    A fun and relaxed taster session at our St. Luke's Pool.
    Pole Fitness Society Freshers Frat Party
    7:30pm - 3am
    John Gandy's Bar - Fever and Boutique Nightclub
    An evening of fun and games to kick off the year, with an American twist!
    Asian Society ASOC Night Out
    8:30pm - 3am
    Monkey Suit - Unit 1
    This event is a opportunity for freshers to see what the society is about: fun and inclusive events for people who are like minded. We will have an area of Monkey Suit from 8:30 to 10:30, then onwards a booth at Unit 1.
    Medical Society (MedSoc) Family club night
    10pm - 1am
    Timepiece
    All families will meet at TP for 10pm for a fun night of partying with your kids, parents, cousins and more! The theme will be saints and sinners, kids as saints and parents as sinners!
    Muay Thai EUMT Freshers Display
    8am - 4pm
    the grassed triangle area at the bottom on Stocker Road – Area G
    EUMT Freshers Display
    Evangelical Christian Union Prayer Meeting
    8:30am - 9:30am
    Queen's Arboretum
    Early morning time of prayer and socialising for ECU members.
    Rifle Taster Session
    8:30am - 4pm
    Budleigh Fram Rifle Range -Moretonhamstead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8SB
    Taster introduction to rifle shooting. Come and try the sport for free and talk to current members. No prior experience necessary!
    Beats and Bass Society Beats and Bass Freshers Fair
    9am - 5pm
    Forum
    Come and find our stall in the freshers fair to learn more about the society and the prospects of getting involved with us!
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Police Registration
    9am - 4pm
    To be confirmed
    Attend if your student visa says ‘Register with the Police’. Appointments can be pre booked online at our online store from 6 September.
    Archery Taster Session
    9am - 11am
    Sports Hall, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session involving shooting at shorter distance and general introduction into archery.
    Men's Football Taster Session
    9am - 11am
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    Trial session involving drills and small sided games aimed at showcasing ability for team selection.
    Riding Taster Session
    9am - 1pm
    Oakland's Riding School EX2 9JA
    Beginners and intermediate riders welcome. Sign up via riding.captain@exeter.ac.uk or at the Forum by Wednesday 15th a for the Oakland's taster. Or vis fixr
    Windriders Wakeboard Taster Trip
    9am - 5pm
    North Devon Wake Park EX39 5RY
    Advanced sign up on Monday and Tuesday
    University of Exeter Students' Guild Come and Craft - St Luke's
    17th September 10am - 21st September 4pm
    G48
    Come and join us for some free crafts! We've got clay, macrame, embroidery and more for you to give a try!
    Footlights Fitlights Taster Session
    10am - 11am
    Roborough Studios
    A taster session for Fitlights, our dance-based fitness class.
    University of Exeter Students' Guild Freshers' Fair - Streatham
    10am - 4pm
    Starting at the Great Hall
    Freshers' Fair is your chance to discover the variety of opportunities on offer to you during your time at Exeter. Come and meet some our societies and buy your memberships. Booking required!
    Canoe Taster Session
    10am - 5pm
    AS Watersports, Exeter Quay
    Taster Sessions will start at 10.00, 11.30,14.00 and 15.30.
    Cheerleading & Gymnastics Taster Session
    10am - noon
    Lower Sports Hall, St. Luke's
    Taster Session involving dance, jumps and stunting to give you a feel for how our club trains.
    Korfball Taster Session
    10am - noon
    Covered Courts, Streatham Sports Park
    A taster session involving drills and small sided games, intended to give you a feel for how our club trains.
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Intercultural Café
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Isca Eats
    Come and join our first session of the term. We’ll be looking at ways to increase your confidence in new situations while navigating cultural differences!
    Exeposé News workshops
    10:30am - 11:30am
    Media Suite
    A workshop introducing people to the news section of the Exeposé; a chance to meet the editors and learn how to write in the correct style
    Neuroscience Society Coffee and Chat
    11am - 11:30am
    Virtual
    We invite everyone to a virtual coffee and chat to get to know other members and meet the committee.
    Chaplaincy Connections Cafe
    11am - 1pm
    Neil Cross room, Forum Library level +1
    Free tea, coffee and biscuits! Meet members of the Multifaith Chaplaincy team and connect with other students. Find out what Chaplaincy does and upcoming events.
    Pole Fitness Society Flow Taster Session
    11am - 12:30pm
    Sport's Park Studio 2
    Taster session for our flow classes! In these classes we teach you a dance routine on the pole. Free to attend and great for anyone whether they've danced before or not.
    University of Exeter ISCA Eats Pop Up
    11am - 4pm
    Forum Piazza
    Men's Cricket Taster Session
    11am - 1pm
    Sir Christopher Ondaatje Cricket Centre, Streatham Sports Park
    Have a bat and a bowl in the cricket nets. All abilities welcome.
    Rifle Taster Session
    11am - 6pm
    Budleigh Fram Rifle Range -Moretonhamstead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8SB
    Taster introduction to rifle shooting. Come and try the sport for free and talk to current members. No prior experience necessary!
    Volleyball Taster Session
    11am - 1pm
    Sports Hall, Streatham Sports Park
    Come along to the Volleyball Taster Session to learn about the sport in our university.
    Polo Taster sessions
    11am - 3:30pm
    Rollestone Equestrian
    Taster session, come and try one of our sessions and see what we have to offer as a club. No riding experience necessary
    Women's Hockey Trials
    11:30am - 1:30pm
    Water Astro, Streatham Sports Park
    Trials for a place in one of our 6 competitive BUCS teams.
    Evangelical Christian Union Beach and BBQ
    noon - 4pm
    Exmouth Beach
    A beach trip for the ECU at the end of freshers’ week to get to know one another and have a BBQ.
    Tennis Coaching Training
    noon - 2pm
    Covered courts , Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session for beginners and intermediate players.
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Pitch up and play sport
    noon - 1pm
    Sand Astro, Streatham Sport Centre.
    Come along and enjoy a game of rounders with our sports staff. Open to all. Free but tickets must be booked in advance via FIXR
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Study Skills for international students
    noon - 1:30pm
    online
    Come and hear practical tips from our Study Skills team about maximising your study potential.
    Period Poverty Exeter Period Picnic
    noon - 3pm
    Queens Arboretum
    Meet the committee and chat all things periods at our Freshers' picnic!
    Cheerleading & Gymnastics Taster Session
    noon - 2pm
    Lower Sports Hall, St. Luke's
    Taster Session involving dance, jumps and stunting to give you a feel for how our club trains.
    Jiu Jitsu Taster Session
    noon - 1pm
    Studio 3, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session aimed at giving you a feel for how our club trains and the chance to meet the committee.
    British Sign Language Society Taster session 2- Freshers 2021
    noon - 1:30pm
    Queens lecture room LT4.1
    This will be an hour long session for students to come learn some beginner level BSL with our society. There will be an extra half an hour after the session for questions and general chats about bsl and the society.
    Lacrosse Women's Taster Session
    noon - 1pm
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    An active taster session giving an insight into the sport of women's lacrosse through basic skills and drills.
    University of Exeter Students' Guild Campus Tour
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Meet Great Hall Piazza
    Join us and explore your new campus.
    Enactus TGIF Picnic - FREE PIZZA - Learn more about social entrepreneurship!
    12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Grassy field behind The Forum
    Come along to the TGIF picnic with the Enactus team and get to know more about who we are and what we do over a few pizzas! We're a student social enterprise society that seek to make a positive impact in the world with our entrepreneurial actions.
    Netball Final BUCS trials
    1pm - 4pm
    Sports Hall, Streatham Sports Park
    By invite only; successful trialists from Newcomers BUCS trials or previous BUCS members (see Facebook page for more information).
    Karate Shotokan Taster Session
    1pm - 2:30pm
    Studio 3, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session of a typical training session with the Karate Club and a chance to meet the members.
    Ultimate Frisbee Taster Session
    1pm - 3pm
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    A session for all abilities with some basic drills leading into casual games.
    Claypigeon Taster Session
    1:30pm - 5pm
    Ashcombe Adventure Centre, EX7 0QD
    Have a go at Clay Pigeon shooting. Sign up in the Forum on Monday.
    Tennis Advanced Tennis
    2pm - 3pm
    Covered courts , Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session for Advanced players.
    Shakespeare Company Duologue Dating
    2pm - 4pm
    Roborough Studios 2
    Join ShakeCo for a fun acting taster workshop where you will read some of our favourite Shakespearean duologues in a (non-romantic) speed-dating style, so that you can get a feel for the company and meet like-minded people!
    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society Freshers' Week Quiz
    2pm - 4pm
    Queen's Building LT 4.1
    Our last event of Freshers' week will be a quiz on Friday afternoon. The quiz will feature questions from a broad range of Sci-Fi and Fantasy so there'll be something for everyone. We hope to see you there!
    XTV Short-film competition Overview
    2pm - 3pm
    Zoom
    Overview and Q+A about the short film competition run by XTV to be held in December. All welcome.
    Women's Cricket Taster Session
    2pm - 4pm
    Sir Christopher Ondaatje Cricket Centre, Streatham Sports Park
    Have a bat and a bowl in the cricket nets and meet the committee and members. All abilities welcome.
    Golf Taster Session
    2pm - 4pm
    Vic Ambler Golf Centre, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session involving drills and small sided games aimed at giving you a feel for how our club trains.
    Waterpolo Taster Session
    2pm - 3:30pm
    St. Luke's Indoor Pool
    All abilities welcome, or just come and chat to us.
    Men's Hockey Trials
    2pm - 4pm
    Water Astro, Streatham Sports Park
    Exeter University Men's Hockey invites you to trial for a place in our club.
    Korean Pop (K-Pop) Society Virtual Games Night
    2pm - 4pm
    Online
    An online games night where we will be playing a variety of games and getting to know each other via Zoom. Since we will be playing multiple different games, feel free to drop in at any time during the event and/or leave early, however it suits you!
    Body Society Pilates Taster Session
    2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Lopes Lawn
    This Taster session will allow students to try out classes at our society during Freshers Week.
    Tennis Free Court
    3pm - 4pm
    Covered courts , Streatham Sports Park
    Free court taster session to meet the committee
    Medical Society (MedSoc) MedSoc Sports Day
    3pm - 6pm
    Belmont Park
    A sports day event for medical freshers get to know each other through some friendly competition.
    American Football Taster Session
    3pm - 4:30pm
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    Drills and small sided games, aimed at giving you a feel for how our club trains.
    Roundnet Society Taster Spikeball Training Session
    3pm - 4pm
    Campus Area H - Grassed area opposite car park A
    This event will be an hour-long Roundnet (aka Spikeball) training session to provide a taster of what is to come in the year ahead as a member of the Roundnet Society.
    Triathlon Track Taster Session
    3pm - 4pm
    Exeter Arena Athletics Stadium, Summer Lane, Exeter EX4 8NT
    All abilities welcome! Meet at the bottom of Forum Hill at 15:00  to walk to the track.
    Symphony Orchestra EUSO Taster Rehearsal
    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Frank Oliver Recital Hall
    This is a taster rehearsal for new and current members of Symphony Orchestra to get a chance to play in-person together and try out some new repertoire!
    Trampolining Taster Session
    3:30pm - 6pm
    Lower Sports Hall, St. Luke's
    A taster session for anyone interested in taking up Trampolining. All abilities are welcome.
    Muay Thai EUMT Freshers Taster Session 3
    4pm - 6pm
    Magnolia lawn at the rear of the Xfi Building (Behind the Business School)
    Join us for a free Muay Thai taster session at the Business lawn 16:00 - 17:00 17:00 - 18:00 Coached by 2 professional fight coaches and EUMT’s very own committee
    Business and Finance Society Free Pizza at The Old Firehouse
    4pm - 6pm
    The Old Firehouse
    BFS - Free Pizza - The Old Firehouse Friday 17th September, 4-6pm
    Drama Society Tea and Chat @ Pura Vida
    4pm - 5pm
    Pura Vida
    A chance for freshers and any newcomers to Drama Society to get to know the committee, reflect on freshers week and ask any questions they have about Drama Soc and Theatre @ Exeter.
    Women's Rugby Union Taster Session
    4:30pm - 6pm
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session involving basic skills and introduction to women's rugby. Open to all levels.
    Symphony Orchestra EUSWO Taster Rehearsal
    5pm - 6pm
    Frank Oliver Recital Hall
    This is an hour-long taster rehearsal for the Exeter University Symphonic Wind Orchestra, giving students an opportunity to give a wind orchestra a go!
    Bench Ball Society Freshers' Give it a Go Taster Session
    5pm - 6pm
    Covered Tennis Centre
    This event allows Freshers to be introduced to the sport of bench ball. Participants will be able to see how the game is practically played (and participate) and meet committee as well as other Freshers within their respective teams.
    Women's Basketball Club Taster Session
    5pm - 7pm
    Sports Hall, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session involving drills and small sided games, aimed at giving you a feel for how our club trains.
    Comic Book Production Society Taster Session
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Baring Court 112
    An opportunity to see what we do as a society and engage with other students. Attendees will be asked to draw their own characters for a 'top trumps' style template.
    Boxing Taster Session - Advanced
    5:30pm - 7pm
    Studio 3, Streatham Sports Park
    A taster for any individual who has boxed before - NON-CONTACT
    Darts Society Casual Darts Social
    6pm - 9pm
    All Stars Bar, EX4 6NN
    Join Darts Society for our Friday night social!
    Make a Smile Society Disney Karaoke & Games Night (with Disney Society)
    6pm - 8pm
    Streatham Court D
    Come join us for a fun night of Karaoke and games! We will be singing disney-themed songs and playing card games together. Make a Smile society is running a collaborative Disney Karaoke & Games Night with Disney Society.
    Disney Society Disney Karoake & Games night (with the Make a Smile Society)
    6pm - 8pm
    Streatham Court D
    Like singing? Like dancing? Like games? Wanna have a good time? Then this is the freshers' event for you! Come & sing along to your fave Disney tunes & play some really fun Disney games like Villainous. Attendees are free to bring own snacks & drinks
    Men's Rugby Union Men's Taster Session
    6pm - 8pm
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster sessions including drills and small sided games, aimed at giving you a feel for how our club trains.
    Socialist Students Society Online Games Night
    6pm - 7pm
    Online
    Join us for a chat and some online party games (Jackbox, Amung Us, ect). Link will be shared half an hour before the event.
    Hide and Seek Society Taskmaster Social
    6pm - 8pm
    Streatham Court B
    Come and join us for Taskmaster (based on the popular UK tv show) where we set you weird and wonderful tasks to complete. Our benevolent Taskmaster will judge your attempts and award you points accordingly. Earn the most points to be crowned champion
    Model United Nations Society Taster debate - Women in Afghanistan
    6pm - 8:30pm
    Exploration Lab 1 - Forum
    Come along to our second taster debate of freshers week to debate on the current plight of Women in Afghanistan. All levels of experience welcome, the debate will begin with a tutorial on how MUN debate works, no experience at all required!
    Exeter University Theatre Company Themed Pub Social!
    6pm - 8pm
    The Imperial, Wetherspoons
    EUTCo's first themed pub social!
    Ballroom and Latin Society Cocktail Social
    6:30pm - 10:30pm
    TBC
    Cocktail social.
    Debating Society Freshers’ Debate; This House Would Defund the Police
    6:30pm - 8pm
    Streatham Court A
    Join the Debating Society for our hotly anticipated opening debate of the term on the motion 'This House Would Defund the Police'. Our panel of notable and knowledgable speakers will be presenting the arguments for both sides, leaving you to decide.
    Modern Orchestra Taster rehearsal
    6:30pm - 8pm
    Frank Oliver - Kay House
    A taster rehearsal for the orchestra where anyone is welcome to come and experience what rehearsals are like.
    Contemporary Choir Taster Rehearsal 2
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Streatham Court C
    Join us for our final taster rehearsal to find out who we are and what we do! We’ll be singing a variety of songs and it’ll be a great chance to ask questions and find out if Contemporary Choir is the right fit for you!
    Swimming Taster Session
    6:30pm - 8pm
    St. Luke's Indoor Pool
    A fun and relaxed taster session at our St. Luke's Pool.
    ExeQuiz Fresher's Pub Quiz @ John Gandy's
    6:45pm - 9pm
    John Gandy's
    Join ExeQuiz for a smaller pub quiz-style event at John Gandy's. If you wanted a quieter pub quiz, or have a dedicated quiz team, then we recommend attending this quiz rather than our quiz at the Ram.
    LGBTQ+ Society Drinks Night
    7pm - 10pm
    The Monkey Suit
    Join us at the The Monkey Suit for a drinks night! This is great opportunity to meet other students and members of the society.
    English Society English Soc Pres at Castle St
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Castle St Bar
    Join us for pre-drinks at Castle St bar, situated conveniently next door to timepiece!
    Raise and Give Flower Power Social
    7pm - 10pm
    Zinc, Exeter
    An evening of dress-up, groovy tunes, games and socializing.
    Engineers RFC Society Meet the Freshers Social
    7pm - 10pm
    Zinc, Exeter
    On Friday the 17th of September we'll be welcoming freshers to join the rest of the club at Zinc to introduce the committee members and give freshers an opportunity to meet club members.
    Taekwondo Taster Session
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Studio 3, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session including drills and demonstrations designed to introduce you to Taekwondo.
    Anime and Manga Society Anime and manga quiz
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Anime and Manga society discord
    We will run an anime quiz over the channel in the anime and manga society discord. It will feature a variety of rounds and there will be prizes for the winners.
    Women in Engineering Pub Crawl and Clubbing
    7:30pm - 11:30pm
    The Exonion, The Chevelier Inn, Hole in the Wall, Timepiece
    Get to know your fellow women in Engineering on our first pub crawl of the year!! We'll be visiting the Exeter classics, including The Exonion, The Chevallier Inn, Hole in the Wall and finishing off at TP.
    Harry Potter and Quidditch Society Quiz Night
    7:30pm - 10pm
    The Exonian
    We will be hosting a Harry Potter themed quiz night at The Exonian.
    Muay Thai EUMT x Bodysoc Social
    8pm - 3am
    The Monkey Suit
    EUMT x BodySoc meet & greet social at the monkey suit bar on sidwell Street. Come and join for a chance to meet up with some new people and enjoy the end of freshers week!
    History Society Historic Pub crawl
    8pm - 10pm
    Meet outside the Forum at 8pm to join Histsoc on this historic pub crawl of Exeter. We will be starting at the Ship Inn, the favourite of Francis Drake, then onto the Black Horse (a traditional English pub, complete with décor) and the Chevalier
    Archaeology and Forensics Society Bar/Pub crawl
    8:30pm - 11pm
    Meeting at the Ram
    Bar/Pub crawl. Shows new members popular locations on nights out whilst allowing for members to meet each other and socialise in a casual setting.
    Model United Nations Society Pub Crawl and Party Social
    8:30pm - 11pm
    The Ram, The Imperial, The Exonian, Hole in the Wall
    After debate come join us for a Pub Crawl around some of Exeter's best (and best priced!) pubs before continuing on to Unit 1 to finish off Freshers week! There is no requirement to drink and all are welcome.
    Model United Nations Society Pub Crawl social
    8:30pm - midnight
    The Imperial; Unit 1
    Close your freshers' week with EXMUN's finest pub and club night; get boozy and party with us!
    Archaeology and Forensics Society Bar/Pub crawl
    9pm - 11pm
    Ram Bar
    Bar/Pub crawl. Shows new members popular locations on nights out whilst allowing for members to meet each other and socialise in a casual setting.
    Biology Society Green night out
    9pm - 2am
    Outside Forum
    Attendees meet outside of Forum all dressed in green and head for a night out.
    African and Caribbean Society Unit 1 Club night
    11pm - 4am
    In Person
    This is an introductory Event for the Freshers and the rest of the society to get to know each other. This event will consist of members dancing, socialising, and experiencing nightlife in Exeter.
    African and Caribbean Society Unit 1 Club Night
    11:30pm - 4am
    Unit 1
    This is an introductory event for the Freshers and the rest of the society to get to know each other. This event will consist of members dancing, socializing, and experiencing nightlife in Exeter.

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