23rd-29th September 2017

About Freshers' Week

So what is Freshers' Week?

So what exactly is Freshers’ Week? You might have heard stories from older siblings or friends; maybe seen some photos in a prospectus… well Freshers’ Week is a jam-packed line-up of activities and events that take place during the day and night of your first week at University.We know it can be really daunting if you’ve left home for the first time and are in a new city (or even country!) with lots of new people. So wherever you are from and however far you have travelled, Freshers’ Week is designed to help you settle into student life, discover the incredible city of Newcastle, meet lots of new people and have an unforgettable start to what is likely to be the best years of your life! Freshers’ Week is broken down into events throughout the week, from Sunday 24th September up until Friday 29th September. This includes daytime and evening events, all designed to keep you well entertained in your fabulous new home city. The theme for Freshers’ Week 2017 is ‘Film'. You’ll be taken on a journey throughout time to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of decades gone by, and centuries to come. We hope you’re ready to experience the ride of your life!
Freshers’ Week at Newcastle University Students' Union has been voted the best in the country, with over 15,000 opportunities to take part in, as well as legendary night-time events. Here are some of the things we have on offer:
  • Over 330 different events and activities
  • Full daytime programme of activities including Quad Biking, Cocktail Training and Bubble Football
  • Huge night time events including the legendary Pandamonium!
  • Free food
  • Live music
  • Chilled evening events including grub crawls, comedy shows and theatre trips
  • Goodie bag packed with freebies and vouchers, as well as your free Pandamonium t-shirt!
How do I buy my wristband? Wristbands will go on sale on Thursday 17th August at 9am.

Contact Us


Newcastle University Students' Union Kings Walk Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QB


+44 191 239 3900