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Welcome to the University of Gloucestershire!

 

First of all congratulations and welcome to the University of Gloucestershire! You’re about to start one of the most exciting adventures ever at university, and we as the Students’ Union are here to help you make the most of your journey.

The Students’ Union primary purpose is to represent students in a huge range of ways; we provide opportunities for you to make friends, enhance your CV, find a job, put on amazing events and so much more!

Talking about amazing events, we have the biggest Freshers’ Fortnight planned for you this year and we can’t wait to see you all take part. There’s a variety of events from comedy to yoga but the biggest event by far is our Freshers' Ball which is set to be huge with live music performances!

If you ever want to ask any questions then just drop me an email at vhatton@glos.ac.uk

Block Passes

The best way to gain entry to your favourite Freshers' events!

  • Big Three (Saving £7)
  • £46
  • Welcome Party
  • T-Shirt Tour
  • Freshers' Ball
  • Buy now
  • The Champion Band (Saving £15)
  • £56
  • EVERY FRESHERS' EVENT!*
  • Sorry this block pass is now sold out
  • + 10% our shop during Freshers
  • Sold Out!
  • Black Card (Saving £130)
  • £169
  • EVERY FRESHERS' EVENT!*
  • EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • Entry to GLAM + BLUE&BLUE ALL YEAR
  • Sold Out!

Block passes do sell out very quickly so make sure you grab yours as early as you can.

*Excluding the Comedy Night & Kem @MooMoos - these events are sold outside of the block passes.

Freshers' Fortnight Event Tickets

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The Welcome Party, starting at all the campus bars and heading to local bars and night clubs is a great way to get to know friends from your campus and kick start your Freshers' experience.

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Campus Clash Party! Wear your campus colour and head to MooMoos for an epic night hosted by Glam. (Tickets available on the door)

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Join the Big Freshers' T-Shirt Tour from Campus Bars, to Frog & Fiddle, Yates, Bierkeller, Revolution, Fever, and finally MooMoos! Customise your shirt and join in!

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Beach Party! Summer isn't over yet, prepare for a big summer blow out at MooMoos hosted by your regular sport hosts Blue&Blue. (Tickets available on the door)

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Propaganda is Cheltenham's very own alternative music night, held at our favourite venue, MooMoos. (Limited availability)

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The biggest night of Freshers' Fortnight. Dress to impress and dance the night away at Cheltenham Racecourse. Enjoy live music, photobooths, and much more.

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UV Rave! Our famous UV Rave. Grab you glow sticks, white tees and head to MoosMoos for a big night out hosted by Glam. (Tickets available on the door)

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Head to our exclusive comedy night featuring Phil Wang! Phil has recently starred in 8 out of 10 cats and is an up and coming star. (Event not included in block passes so make sure you grab a ticket)

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Zoo Party! It's time for a proper dress up with our Zoo themed mega party hosted by our guys from Blue&Blue at MooMoos. (Tickets available on the door)

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Propaganda is Cheltenham's very own alternative music night, held at our favourite venue, MooMoos.

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We’ve only gone and managed to grab an exclusive amount of tickets for the winner of Love Island 2017, Kem Cetinay! (Tickets available on the door)

Freshers' Fayre

Freshers’ Fayre is an afternoon of filling your bags with freebies from all of the commercial outlets in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area. You will also have the chance to sign up to the vast range of Students’ Union sports teams, societies, part-time jobs and volunteering activities. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase official University of Gloucestershire clothing, NUS Extra Cards and other merchandise at a special Freshers’ Fayre discount!

Last year our Freshers' Fayre was voted the best in the country by students!

 

Wednesday 20 September

Park Campus

11am - 4pm

Freshers' Fortnight Free Events

Movie in Day & BBQ Fri 15 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

Pittville 5-7.30pm

Say hello to your SU, collect your tickets, and enjoy some BBQ on us!

Pub Quiz Fri 15 Sep

FREE EVENT

Pittville 7.30-11pm

All Campus Bars are hosting a Pub Quiz, with amazing drink deals, and prizes to be won!

Movie in Day & BBQ Sat 16 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

FCH, Park, Pittville, Oxstalls, 5-7.30pm

Say hello to your SU, collect your tickets, and enjoy some BBQ on us!

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FCH, Park, Pittville, Oxstalls, 7.30-11pm

All Campus Bars are hosting a Pub Quiz, with amazing drink deals, and prizes to be won!

Town Tours Sun 17 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

Cheltenham & Gloucester, Time 12-2pm

From Campus Bars, come on our tour to find out who does the best student discounts in town.

Live Lounge Mon 18 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

Park, Time TBC

Listen to some acoustic tunes and chill out after a busy first weekend

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FCH, Park, Pittville, Oxstalls, Time 5-7pm

Enjoy free pool & pizza at the campus bars.

Freshers' Fayre Wed 20 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

Park Campus, 11am-4pm

Over 200 exhibitors (+ free pizza), the biggest on campus event this year! Fill your bags with freebies and sign up to the SU sports teams and societies.

Fifa & Mario Kart Games Thur 21 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

Oxstalls Bar, Time 2-4pm

Enjoy a bit of down time with some video games in Oxstalls Bar on the big screen.

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Your Campus Bar, Time 7-11pm

Put your feet up and watch a movie in your campus bar. We'll also be awarding a prize of the best fancy dress + they'll be FREE Popcorn

Sports Day Sun 24 Sep

FREE EVENT & NOT TICKETED

Ask your club for a location, All day event

Get involved and try numerous activities that our sports teams will be putting on throughout the day!

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Oxstalls Dance Studio, Time 5-7pm

Take part in our FREE Zumba class run by UoG Dance.

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FCH & Oxstalls, Time 7-11pm

Our very own Karaoke Night! Dress to impress as your favourite artist.

Limited edition Freshers' exclusive bundle for just £17!

Get your hands on some Official Freshers' 2017 clothing at an exclusive Freshers' price!

Items are now available for pre-order so head to our shop now to find out more.

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The Big Freshers' GlitterBall
 

THE FRESHERS' 17 BALL HAS ARRIVED!

This event is the biggest event of the year and includes some truly amazing live acts including: Jack Buckley, The Stickmen, 5 Mics + more TBA very soon! They'll also be glitter facepainting, photobooth and much more! With a 3,000-capacity venue, it's going to be massive!

Dress code for this event is smart casual.

£35

Feat. The Stickmen

NUS Extra

Hundreds of discounts exclusively for students and staff at the University of Gloucestershire from just £12. The NUS Extra card gives you amazing discounts & is now valid for 1, 2 or 3 years! NUS Extra currently offers over 160 discounts both online and in-store, all exclusive to card holders. Discounts are available in a wide range of areas, including Fashion, Travel and Transport, Gaming, Books, Music, Beauty and Software. Buy online and collect on campus today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m not a Fresher. Can I still come the Freshers’ Fortnight events?
YES! Any UOG student can purchase tickets to all Freshers’ Fortnight events on a first come first served basis. Tickets are available to buy online on Monday 21nd August at Midday.
Q. I don’t know anyone at the University of Gloucestershire and I’m worried I’ll be on my own. What can I do?
Don't panic. We know coming to University can be daunting prospect. We have thousands of new students who will be in the same boat and not everyone will know each other. Visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to meet other new students ahead of your arrival. It is a great way to meet your course mates and flat mates and that way you will know some people when you get here.
Q. Who can buy a Black Card, Champion Band and The Big Three block passes or any Freshers' Fortnight event tickets?
Any University of Gloucestershire student can purchase a Freshers’ Fortnight block pass wristband, card or ticket. Whether you are a Fresher or a final year student, it is time to get involved.
Q. Where do I collect my Black Card, Champion Band, Big Three block pass or ticket from?
You can collect your Black Card, Champion Band, Big Three block pass or individual tickets from a Students’ Union reception located on; FCH Campus, Park Campus or Oxstalls Campus.
Q. Do I need a Black Card, Champion Band or Big Three block pass to get into Freshers’ Fortnight events?
No you don’t. Purchasing a Black Card, Champion Band or Big Three block pass will get you entry into a majority of our events (See Cards & Wristbands information) and you will not have to worry about missing out on tickets. Nonetheless, you can still buy tickets for individual events to tailor to your Freshers’ Fortnight needs.
Q. Where can I buy a Black Card, Champion Band, Big Three block pass or any Freshers' Fortnight ticket?
Simply buy online from 12pm (Midday) on Monday 21th August.

Still have questions?