Freshers Week 2021

Freshers' Events - Weekend
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  • Digital Events

    Sat 18th September

    University of Exeter Students' Guild Online London Tour: Magical World of Harry Potter
    noon - 1pm
    https://exeterguild.native.fm/event/online-london-tour-magical-world-of-harry-potter-1/67045
    On this Live Virtual Tour, you will discover the mystical Magical World of Harry Potter as your experienced virtual guide takes you to the film's most popular filming locations in London

    Sun 19th September

    University of Exeter Students' Guild Speed Mates online networking
    noon - 1pm
    https://exeterguild.native.fm/event/speed-mates-online-networking-3/67047
    Meet your new friends and coursemates at our online networking events! You'll meet lots of new students from a range of backgrounds in our purpose-built online space,
    University of Exeter Students' Guild Virtual Wellbeing: Online Yoga Class
    5pm - 6pm
    https://exeterguild.native.fm/event/virtual-wellbeing-online-yoga-class-1/67046
    This yoga workshop will energise your body and ensure you feel good! Sarah will guide you through a range of yoga sequences and talk you through her favourite uplifting poses.
  • In-Person Events

    Sat 18th September

    Muay Thai EUMT Freshers Display
    8am - 4pm
    the grassed triangle area at the bottom on Stocker Road – Area G
    EUMT Freshers Display
    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!
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Jurassic Coast Cruise Day Trip
    11am - 4pm
    Exmouth
    Finish off your first week of term with a 2.5 hour sea cruise along the Jurassic Coast, the South West’s World Heritage Site. You will then spend a few hours in Exmouth before returning to Streatham Campus. 100 tickets.
    University of Exeter International Welcome Programme: Jurassic Coast Cruise Day Trip
    11:30am - 4pm
    Exmouth
    Finish off your first week of term with a 2.5 hour sea cruise along the Jurassic Coast, the South West’s World Heritage Site. You will then spend a few hours in Exmouth before returning to Streatham Campus. 100 tickets.
    LGBTQ+ Society Picnic on Campus
    1pm - 2:30pm
    Grassed area opposite the South Piazza (top of Poole Gate)
    Come to our picnic! Bring your own food and chat to members of the society.
    Tennis Squad Trials
    1pm - 4pm
    Indoor and Covered courts , Streatham Sports Park
    Trials for BUCS and Development Squads (Womens 13:00-14:30, Mens 14:30-16:00)
    Triathlon Taster Session
    1pm - 2pm
    St. Luke's Indoor Pool
    All abilities welcome, or just come and chat to us.
    Enactus Taster Session - How to craft the perfect project pitch!
    2pm - 4pm
    Innovation Centre: The Deck
    Do you want to make a positive difference while learning top-level business skills? Join our in-person taster event to learn more about our social enterprises and gain skills such as crafting the perfect project pitch! Free pizzas and beers provided!
    Exeter Student Volunteers Food Action Picnic
    3pm - 5pm
    Cathedral Green
    Picnic at the Cathedral Green for Food Action project
    Cool Runnings Run To The Double Locks Pub
    5:30pm - 8pm
    To meet at the bottom of Streatham Drive and end at Double Locks
    Running leaders, along with members of the committee will lead a relaxed run to the Double Locks Pub, followed by a drink and/or a bite to eat. It is an event with the main purpose being to get to know the committee and the society.
    Comic Book Production Society Board Game Cafe Social
    5:40pm - 10pm
    Board Cafe, Exeter
    Come and join us at Board café in town to play some games and relax – plus they have really good chips. There are options for drinkers and non-drinkers. Come and join us for as long as you like!
    Sober Society Zoom Meet & Greet
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Online
    Come and meet your Sober Society committee for this year, if you haven't had a chance to do so at the fair! This will be a casual drop-in session where you can turn up whenever you want and stay for as long as you want – we can't wait to see you!
    Exeposé Exeposé and Razz pub crawl
    7pm - 10pm
    The Ram, The Imperial, The Ship Inn
    Join Razz and Exeposé on our first big joint Xmedia social of the year as we visit three of Exeter's finest pubs on what is guaranteed to be a great night for all!
    Razz Magazine Society EXEPOSÉ AND RAZZ PUB CRAWL
    7pm - 10:30pm
    The Ram, The Imperial, The Ship Inn
    Taylor Swift Society Taylor Swift Pub Quiz Night
    7pm - 9pm
    The Exonian
    Taylor Swift & pop culture quiz night at the Exonian pub in Exeter
    Anime and Manga Society Anime and manga family feud
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Anime and Manga society discord
    We will run an anime and manga version of the popular online quiz show family feud. Questions will be written by committee members, and answer will be submitted by members of the society.
    Indie Music Society Indie Soc - John Gandys Mixer and Cavern Club Night
    7:30pm - 11:59pm
    John Gandys, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS
    A bar social, with an optional quiz - followed by heading to the Cavern
    Real Ale Society Meet the Commmittee
    7:30pm - 11pm
    Cuckoo Taproom and Bottleshop
    Come along and meet the committee in a relaxed pub environment. With a variety of craft beers (amongst other things) available, there will be plenty to keep us going!
    Video Games Society VGS's Quiz Night
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Online- via Video Games Society's Discord
    Video Games Society is running a quiz night for member and non-members to join. Hosted by the society's Discord server, the video-game quiz will be a friendly and casual night for people to meet other freshers and the society, and have a good time.

    Sun 19th September

    Muay Thai EUMT Freshers Display
    8am - 4pm
    the grassed triangle area at the bottom on Stocker Road – Area G
    EUMT Freshers Display
    Open Water Swimming Society Dawlish Warren Beach Swim
    9am - noon
    Dawlish Warren Beach
    The first of our Sunday Swims starting at 10am on Dawlish Warren Beach. Stroll or Splash, Dip or Distance friendly! Catch the train and meet at groyne one on the beach. Coffee and cake afterwards at Velo Shack.
    Men's Rugby Union Fresher's Games
    9am - 7pm
    Duckes Meadow EX2 4SN
    A tournament for all new students looking to join the club.
    Chaplaincy Walking bus to Parish Communion at St David's Church
    9:10am - 10:30am
    Outside Mary Harris Memorial Chapel (opposite the Old Library, Streatham Campus)
    Anglican Chaplaincy walking bus to St David's Church. The Chapel has a welcome service in the evening, but if you'd like to go to Holy Communion in the morning, come and join us to walk to St David's, our parish Church.
    Evangelical Christian Union Church Search
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Bottom of Forum Hill (Stocker Road)
    A short gathering of ECU members and freshers to hear about the different churches in Exeter. These groups will then leave and go to these churches in groups and attend those church services.
    Lifestyle Medicine Society A Riverside Walk
    11am - 1pm
    The Quay
    A walk from St. Luke's to the Quay to show newcomers the popular spots around St Luke's Campus.
    Theology Society Fresher's Brunch
    11am - 2pm
    boston tea party- Exeter
    We will be running a fresher brunch. This activity will introduce new freshers to the society, whilst having breakfast and a catch up. It will be running for 3 hours 11am-2pm, where committee can introduce themselves to second and freshers.
    Drama Society Theatre @ Exeter End of Fresher's Picnic
    11am - 1pm
    Grassed Area outside Roborough Studios
    A final full Theatre@Exeter event to end freshers week and mark the start of a very exciting term ahead!
    Hide and Seek Society Capture the Flag Social
    noon - 2pm
    Area H: grassed area opposite Car Park A
    We will be playing multiple rounds of capture the flag as well as some of our usual outside games!
    Tennis Coaching Training
    noon - 2pm
    Indoor courts , Streatham Sports Park
    Coached training sessions
    Esports Society Exeter Esports Picnic - Touching Grass
    noon - 3pm
    Flowerpots park
    Picnic at Flowerpots park, near Mill on the Exe.
    Harry Potter and Quidditch Society Quidditch Taster/Training
    noon - 3pm
    Flowerpots Playing Fields
    The Exeter Eagles are running their first training session of the year at Flowerpots Playing Fields. Why not come along and give Quidditch a go? We will be running walking buses from campus for those who don't know the location.
    Squash Taster Session
    noon - 2pm
    Squash Courts, Streatham Sports Park
    BUCS Trials - Womens
    Snowsports Taster Session & Meet the Committee
    noon - 4pm
    Clifton Hill Dry Slope EX1 2DJ
    Meet the committee and try out skiing and snowboarding.
    Belly Dancing Society Sunday belly dance taster class
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Lemon Grove
    Missed our freshers week events? Join us on Sunday for a free taster class in the Lemon Grove for lots of Shimmy fun.
    Feminist Society Arts & Crafts with Femsoc
    1pm - 4pm
    Cornwall House Activity Room 1
    Join us for a relaxed end to Freshers' week, making feminist arts and crafts and meeting other Exeter feminists. We hope that everyone can make something that makes them feel good! No experience required, and materials provided :)
    Soul Choir Meet the Committee Picnic
    1pm - 3pm
    Area 1; Magnolia Lawn
    A relaxed drop in and out picnic where food and drink will be provided and there will be plenty of fun and games. A great chance to meet likeminded people and chat to the committee.
    Pole Fitness Society Picnic on the Beach!
    1pm - 6pm
    Exmouth Beach
    Come join the pole fitness society team as we picnic on the beach with good friends, music, and sunshine!
    Triathlon Taster Session
    1pm - 2pm
    St. Luke's Indoor Pool
    All abilities welcome, or just come and chat to us.
    Calisthenics Society Taster Workout
    19th September 1pm - 20th September 1pm
    Behind the tennis court, at the calisthenics bars.
    This is a short but sweet introduction to what Exeter Calisthenics Society has to offer. We will take you through a variety of short workouts, ranging from simple push-ups, to some more advanced skills, such as muscle-ups and the elusive planche.
    XpressionFM XpressionFM Picnic Social
    1pm - 3pm
    Area E; Queens arboretum
    A chilled picnic social for society members to meet each other and chat to one another. Members will be encouraged to bring things to sit on, such as picnic blankets/rugs, and their own food.
    NOOMA Society Nandos social
    2pm - 4pm
    Nandos Exeter- Princess Hay
    To wrap up freshers we will be having a fun relaxed social over some lovely Nandos food, all welcome.
    Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Society Picnic
    2pm - 4pm
    Exeter Cathedral green
    There will be a picnic held at exeter cathedral grass area for students who could not attend earlier in the week and also have a chance to go into exeter.
    Contemporary Choir Picnic social
    2pm - 5pm
    Queen's Green (Area E)
    Join us for our Freshers' Picnic on the Queen's Green from 2pm on Campus. We will be providing games and lots of snacks and drinks but feel free to bring your own food too. This will be a great opportunity to meet new people so please do come along!
    Raise and Give RAG x Bakesoc Sunday Baking
    2pm - 3:30pm
    Online Zoom
    The Raise and Give society is partnering up with BakeSoc to host a baking session where we will be making simple yet scrumptious treats!
    Squash Taster Session
    2pm - 3pm
    Squash Courts, Streatham Sports Park
    Racketball Trials - Mixed
    LGBTQ+ Society Yoga
    2pm - 3:30pm
    Online
    A relaxing yoga session to help calm down and unwind after an exciting freshers week. This will be done online and is easy to do in a comfortable space. Just put on some yoga pants and prepare to relax, easy to join from your own room.
    Entrepreneurs Society Entrepreneurs Free Pizza Social
    3pm - 5pm
    Old Firehouse
    The Exeter Entrepreneurs Society is hosting our yearly freshers FREE PIZZA social! Come meet our committee and see what our society is all about.
    Rugby League Men's Touch Rugby Tournament
    3pm - 5pm
    Rubber Crumb, Streatham Sports Park
    Have fun in the sun and get know your fellow club members whilst picking up the basic rules.
    Squash Taster Session
    3pm - 5pm
    Squash Courts, Streatham Sports Park
    BUCS Trials - Mens
    Bowling and Arcade Society Picnic in the park
    3:30pm - 5:30pm
    Magnolia Lawn
    After a week of late nights, rough mornings and copious amount of partying, it's time to see Freshers off with something a little more laid back. Come join us Magnolia Lawn behind the XFi building for a relaxing picnic; see ya there!
    Women in Politics Society Meet and Greet
    4pm - 7pm
    @ Queens Arboretum
    Welcome to Women in Politics Society! To start the year off, you should join our Meet and Greet where we can have a few drinks and get to know both the committee and other members! :)
    Pakistani Society Walking Tour of Exeter
    4pm - 6pm
    Meet outside The Forum
    Come and join the Pakistani Society on a walking tour through Exeter's best halal places, and hotspots you'll need to know about during the year! We will take you on socially distanced tour from outside the forum on streatham, to the cathedral!
    Men's Cricket Intramural Taster
    5pm - 9pm
    Sir Christopher Ondaatje Cricket Centre, Streatham Sports Park
    Have a bat and a bowl in the cricket nets at this intramural taster. All abilities welcome.
    Boxing Taster Session
    5pm - 7pm
    Sports Hall, Streatham Sports Park
    An introduction to boxing including various exercises and drills that the club usually runs during training
    Evangelical Christian Union Church Search
    5:45pm - 6:15pm
    Bottom of Forum Hill (Stocker Road)
    A short gathering of ECU members and freshers to hear about the different churches in Exeter. These groups will then leave and go to these churches in groups and attend those church services.
    Campus Cinema Campus Cinema Screenings of In the Heights (6pm)
    6pm - 8:45pm
    M&D Room
    In the Heights - See In the Heights on Campus Cinema's professional grade cinema set-up! Tickets are £2 for all attendees.
    Pakistani Society Dinner at Peppinos
    6:30pm - 8pm
    Peppino's
    Come join Pak Soc for dinner at Peppino's following our tour!
    Chaplaincy Mary Harris Chapel Welcome Service
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Mary Harris Memorial Chapel (next to the Old Library)
    Welcome to your University Chapel! Join us at 7pm for service that blends our traditional Chapel Choir with contemporary visuals & lights. Followed by wine/juice and a special performance from renowned singer/songwriter Paul Field. All welcome.
    Badminton Taster Session
    7pm - 9pm
    Sports Hall, Streatham Sports Park
    Taster session involving doubles gameplay, aimed at giving you a feel for what the sessions throughout the year will be like.
    TravelExe TravelExe's 'Around the World' Pub Quiz
    7pm - 10pm
    The Ram
    Join TravelExe for a globally-themed pub quiz at The Ram!
    University of Exeter DJ Night
    8pm - 11pm
    The Ram Bar
    DJ Night is back with our very own Jim - A Ram regular. Tickets are £3 each.
    Campus Cinema Campus Cinema Screenings of In the Heights (9pm)
    9pm - 11:45pm
    M&D Room
    In the Heights - See In the Heights on Campus Cinema's professional grade cinema set-up! Tickets are £2 for all attendees.

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