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Welcome and Freshers

welcome week

For most of you university will be the first time you’ve lived away from home, so it’s understandable that you might be a bit nervous. But don’t worry, there are thousands of students in exactly the same position. That’s why we have Freshers. You’ll meet hundreds of new people and some will become friends for life.

Our Welcome Week gets bigger and better every year. You’ll meet plenty of new people and there’s loads to do. Get involved with everything from laser tag to crazy golf or take a trip and enjoy an ice cream at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. And of course there are events on every night in Preston’s bars and clubs.

We’ve got loads of activities and events planned to help you settle into university life and get the most out of your time with us: Welcome Village with BBQs, bands, inflatables and games - Themed Welcome meals - Family Fun Day at UCLan Sports Arena - Need to Know Fair, including study skills workshops and support advice -  Trips to Blackpool and Manchester - Crazy golf and cinema socials

Top Tips

Freshers' Week can be one of the most exciting weeks of your life so here are our top tips to help you make the most of it.

Leave your door open while you’re moving into your new room. It encourages your new flatmates to pop in and say hello.
Bring some home comforts. Pictures of your friends and family and other familiar items will make you feel a lot more at home.
Join a sports team or society. Many will give free taster sessions in Freshers’ Week and it’s a great way to make friends with like-minded people.
Go to as many social events as possible and don’t be afraid to start conversations with people you’ve never met before. This is what Freshers is all about.
Be yourself! It can take time to adjust to university life so don’t put pressure on yourself to impress all these new people. Just be yourself and everything will work out fine.

Need to Know Fair

 

Highly recommended event to attend!

Monday 19 September & Friday 23 September

The UCLan Need to Know Fair will help you settle into university life, showcasing services which will help keep you healthy, wealthy and wise. This interactive experience will allow you to discover how to get the most out of your day-to-day life.

During the event you will also have your ID checked, so it’s important that you bring a copy of your passport, birth certificate or driving licence when you're packing your belongings!

Services at the event include: The <i>, Study Abroad, Peer Mentoring, Students’ Union, Disability Services, Multi-Faith Centre, Careers, Medical Centre and many many more!

Download a copy of our Freshers Event Guide !

Paint party

Societies

Events & Activity Timetable

The Lineup

Pre Welcome Week

Find out about our Course Specific Welcome Week Calendar

Week Commencing Sunday 11 September 2016

Date Time Event Venue
Monday 12 September
8am – 9pm International Enrolment/VISA collection Library Ground Floor
6pm – 9pm Hotpot and Quiz Night The Atrium
Tuesday 13 September
8am – 9pm International Enrolment/VISA collection Library Ground Floor
7pm – late Karaoke & Cocktails Source Bar
Wednesday 14 September
8am – 9pm International Enrolment/VISA collection Library Ground Floor
12 – 4pm Sports Day The Atrium & Piazza
3pm – 5pm Afternoon Tea The Atrium
Thursday 15 September
8am – 9pm International Enrolment/VISA collection Library Ground Floor
5pm – 8pm Drinks Reception The Atrium
Friday 16 September
8am – 9pm International Enrolment/VISA collection Library Ground Floor
TBC Give it a Go - Trip TBC
Saturday 17 September
TBC Give it a Go - Trip TBC
AS SELECTED
iQ Preston - Key Collection
If you selected to arrive on Saturday 17th when you completed your check in for iQ Preston then follow the instructions on your personalised arrival instructions

Welcome Week

Week Commencing Sunday 18 September

Date Time Event Venue
Sunday 18 September
HALL DEPENDANT
UCLan Halls - Key Collection

Please follow the instructions provided on your personalised check in for UCLAN Halls

If you have made accommodation arrangements with a private hall or landlord they will advise when and how to contact your keys

5pm – 6pm Halls - Fire Alarm Activation All Halls Locations
ALL DAY Welcome to the Students’ Union Various events and activities throughout the day
5pm – 11pm Welcome Festival Welcome Village - BBQs, DJs, bands, inflatables, games
10pm Freshers’ Launch - Foam Party
Evoque Nightclub
Monday 19 September
12pm – 4pm Need to Know Info Fair 53 Degrees & Adelphi Piazza
4pm – 7pm Daily Challenge – Win Prizes! Students’ Union Mall
5pm – 7pm Society Taster Session Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
8pm – 11pm Society Social Event Various – see

www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers

6pm – 10pm Themed Welcome Meal – Taste of Lancashire The Atrium
7pm Hip Hop Party Ping Pong 53 Degrees Marquee
8pm Cinema Social Welcome Village – Atrium Piazza Marquee
10pm – 3am Monday Mayhem Cameo
Tuesday 20 September
From 2pm Freshers’ Fair Whole Welcome Village
12pm – 4pm Partnership Stall 53 Degrees Marquee
6pm – 10pm Themed Welcome Meal - Chinese The Atrium
5pm – 7pm Society Taster Session Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
8pm – 11pm Society Social Event Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
7pm UV Party Nerf 53 Degrees Marquee
8pm Cinema Social Welcome Village
9pm – 2am Karaoke & Cocktails Source Bar
Wednesday 21 September
Noon – TBC Sports Fair Welcome Village
4pm – 7pm Daily Challenge – Win Prizes! Students’ Union Mall
6pm – 10pm Themed Welcome Meal – Halal Meal The Atrium
5pm – 7pm Society Taster Session Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
8pm – 11pm Society Social Event Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
7pm Laser Tag 53 Degrees Marquee
7pm Sports Social Source Bar
8pm Cinema Social Welcome Village
10pm – 3am EPIK Evoque
Thursday 22 September
8am – 6pm Police Registration Library Ground Floor
9.30-10.30am Immigration and Visa Q&As Greenbank Lecture Theatre
12 – 4pm Societies Fair Welcome Village
12 – 4pm Partnership Stall 53 Degrees Marquee
4pm – 7pm Daily Challenge – Win Prizes! Students' Union Mall
7pm Crazy Golf TBC
5pm – 7pm Society Taster Session Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
8pm – 11pm Society Social Event Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/freshers
8pm #JukeBoxThursday Source Bar
6pm – 10pm Themed Welcome Meal - Chinese The Atrium
8pm Cinema Social Welcome Village – Atrium Piazza Marquee
10pm – 3am Nightclub event
53 Degrees or City Centre Partner Venue
Friday 23 September
8am – 4pm Police Registration Library Ground Floor
10am – 4.30pm Need to Know Info Fair 53 Degrees and Piazza Marquees
4pm – 7pm Daily Challenge – Win Prizes! Students' Union Mall
5pm – 7pm Society Taster Session Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/events
8pm – 11pm Society Social Event Various – see www.uclansu.co.uk/events
6pm – 10pm Themed Welcome Meal – Japanese The Atrium
8pm Cinema Social Piazza Marquee
See Programme Lancashire Encounter A weekend packed with performances, workshops and even a Procession of Light. Experience the streets of Preston illuminated, discover new things and be surprised. Read the programme.
Saturday 24 September
12pm - 2pm Run The Gauntlet UCLan Sports Arena - Family Friendly
10pm – 3am Antics Cameo
See Programme Lancashire Encounter A weekend packed with performances, workshops and even a Procession of Light. Experience the streets of Preston illuminated, discover new things and be surprised. Read the programme.
Sunday 25 September
See Programme Lancashire Encounter A weekend packed with performances, workshops and even a Procession of Light. Experience the streets of Preston illuminated, discover new things and be surprised. Read the programme.

Teaching Weeks

Week Commencing Sunday 25 September
To offer an alcohol free environment for people to meet, The Atrium Café will be open and serving Starbucks coffee until 9pm during teaching week 1

Date Time Event Venue
Monday 26-Friday 30 September (every day)
9am -5pm Showcase Stands :
  • Pop up Library
  • Technicians – services they offer
  • SSW/ The <i> – Helping hand
  • Customer Support - How to connect your phone to the internet/emails. How to access your UCLan timetable from Home
  • Careers
  • CAS support desk
  • Wiser
Library Ground Floor
8am – 4pm Police Registration Library Ground Floor
Monday 3-Friday 7 October (every day)
8.45am-5.15pm Welcome to CAS support stand Library Ground Floor
Monday 10-Friday 14 October (every day)
8.45am-5.15pm Welcome to CAS support stand Library Ground Floor