Ah Welcome Week, the most exciting time of uni! Even though I am going into my 3rd year, I had already planned on going to the SU fair, getting all the freshers’ goodies and (the classic) Domino’s pizza! Needless to say that this year it will be different. When we need most human interaction, we also have the most restrictions on doing so. I can empathise with freshers and new students who might feel anxious and that they might be missing something because their week will not be like other years’. However, I am a firm believer that this year’s Welcome Week will likely have more events than any other one. At least RAG will do.
Monday, we start off live on our Facebook page for an exec Q&A for anyone who wants to virtually meet us and have a casual chat!
Tuesday, we have the first day of our infamous Fundraising Fair! This will be an online event when you will be able to sign up and meet some of our committee and charity partners. Charities that we work with such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Meningitis Research Foundation, Hope for Children, Amnesty International and many more will be available for a chat on how to contribute to their causes this year. From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking up Mont Blanc to a road trip around Europe- the opportunities are endless!
Wednesday is Societies Fair! We will be online all day answering any questions, check out our videos and all info on our impactful events. We then are holding a virtual Games Night with plenty of interactive activities for us all to meet new people- who said Game Night had to be in person?!
On Thursday we hold the second day of our Virtual Fundraising Fair, this time our wonderful Challenge Leaders will be free to talk about their challenges and other committee members will be doing short talks about uni life! We then have our fundraising event of Welcome Week- a virtual Mind-Reading and Magic show in aid of Beat UK! Chris Wall, a professional magician, will be hosting this session in aid of the UK’s eating disorder society. Tickets can be found in the SU page here. We will also be holding a virtual pub quiz for flats later on in the evening!
As the week comes to an end, on Friday we are holding a virtual Speed Mingling event! Join, get matched with people to talk to for 5 minutes then get matched with someone else, this way you will be able to meet loads of other students and interact with them! Finally, we have our most infamous event, our Freshers’ week classic- the Freshers’ (not bar but) House Crawl! Dress up as your favourite star of the 70s and 80s, and come along for a night with drinking games and memories!
This is it! We look forward to meeting everyone so so soon! Check out all of our events for more details on our website, Facebook or SU page!
Don’t forget to become a member!
Loads of love,