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Mon 9th September

International Student Orientation: Household trip
3pm - 5pm
Meeting point at the Global lounge (Library - Frenchay)
Calling all UWE Bristol international students’, we're here to take you to the local retail shops, to pick up any items that you may need for your new university life!

Tue 10th September

City Tour and Museum Trip
1pm - 3pm
Meeting point at the Global lounge (Library - Frenchay)
Experience the wonderful, diverse and vibrant city of Bristol and explore its historical collections of art, nature and outstanding history in a magnificent building. This is a FREE event, but pre-booking is required.
Hallslife International Food Evening
6pm - 8pm
The Students' Union Upper and Lower Engagement Space
Welcome to UWE Bristol! Join us in The Students' Union for a free dinner. This is a chance to meet new friends, and have some chilled out chats!

Wed 11th September

Registration Breakfast: Meet the Presidents
9am - 10am
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Enjoy a free breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee with The Students' Union Presidents, before heading to registration and orientation. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and get to know your presidents.
International Students Registration: Meet The Students' Union
10am - 4pm
ECC, Frenchay
Coming to registration? We'll be there just behind the Global Lounge with our international student societies.
City Tour and Harbourside Boat Trip
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting point at the Global lounge (Library - Frenchay)
Come along and discover this lively and dynamic city. This tour gives you a chance to explore Bristol’s iconic graffiti art and vibrant creative culture. A boat trip is the best way to get to see another view of the city.
International Games Night
5:30pm - 8pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Break the ice with other international students over free food, a language exchange, and games from around the world. Not living near Frenchay? Don't worry, we'll be running a city meet-up and will head over together.
HallsLife Bingo
6pm - 11pm
The Students' Union Bar, Glenside
Hey HallsLife! Feeling lucky? Round up your flatmates and neighbours, this isn't just a normal night of bingo, no legs 11 or two little ducks here.

Thu 12th September

International Students Registration: Meet The Students' Union
10am - 4pm
ECC, Frenchay
Coming to registration? We'll be there just behind the Global Lounge with our international student societies.
Roller Disco
10am - 6pm
The Plaza, Frenchay
Whether you're a seasoned skater or a roller disco newbie, roll on down and strut your stuff on our roller disco. You bring the moves, we'll bring the disco hits.
Chai and Chat - Arnolfini
11am - 2pm
Arnolfini Café
Just moved in to the city centre? Join us for a friendly chat and a cuppa!
Teas Around the World
2pm - 4pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Back by popular demand for another year! Come and mingle with us over some scones, cream, jam, and a selection of teas from around the world.

Fri 13th September

Glenside Welcome Fair
10am - 4pm
The Students' Union, Glenside
Showcasing the very best of what your campus has to offer with stalls from societies, sports clubs, support services, and student-friendly companies.
International Students Registration: Meet The Students' Union
10am - 4pm
ECC Frenchay
Coming to registration? We'll be there just behind the Global Lounge with our international student societies.
Roller Disco
10am - 6pm
The Plaza, Frenchay
Whether you're a seasoned skater or a roller disco newbie, roll on down and strut your stuff on our roller disco! You bring the moves, we'll bring the disco hits.
Funday Friday
11am - 2pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Come down to The Students’ Union every Friday where you can enjoy free tea, coffee and cakes, Netflix’s, board games, table tennis, table football and the Nintendo Switch. You can also enjoy the outdoor games in our pop garden.
Reps Got Game
5pm - 9pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Why not break up a busy week for a big night in, as we turn The Students' Union into a board game café for the evening. Bring your flatmates or just turn up and challenge the reps to a game of your choice.
International Social Sports Tournament
5:30pm - 8pm
Centre for Sport
Join us for some friendly competition. Together with Feel Good and our MOVE programme, we'll be running a Social Sports Tournament, featuring a range of fun team games.
White T-Shirt Party
10pm - 3am
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Do you want to get to know your fellow students and The Students’ Union Bar? Our classic White T-Shirt Party is the perfect start to Freshers. Whether it's your name, Instagram handle or your number, our White T-Shirt Party is the best opportunity to

Sat 14th September

Feel Good Festival at Glenside!
11am - 2pm
The Students' Union, Glenside
Join us for a FREE brunch, massages, vegan cake, drop in sorting activity, craft activity and face painting. Children welcome.
SU-per Saturday
11am - 4pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Join us for the roller disco, table tennis and Nintendo Switch competitions, lawn games and more! A perfect way to get to know new people or bond with your new flatmates, with a few freebies thrown in too.
Welcome Party
10pm - 3am
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Our Welcome Party is designed for you to get an idea of what to expect from The Students' Union. Our resident DJ's will be playing bangers all night and there will also be an outdoor silent disco.

Sun 15th September

Hey HallsLife!
4pm - 9pm
Wallscourt Lawn, Frenchay
Hey HallsLife! Join us for free food and activities as you meet your flatmates and neighbours in the halls around you! Why don't you come dressed in your halls colours? An entire day for you to get to know your flatmates and neighbours.
Comedy Night
7pm - 10pm
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
With a lineup of excellent comedians, our comedy night is the perfect event to take a break and enjoy some entertainment or it's a chance to start off your night in a fun and different way.
Motion Welcome Rave
10pm - 3am
Motion
A multi-genre event at Motion over three rooms, the evening will showcase the best in underground music and the best local/student artists. Headlined by Unknown T, Bassboy and a very special guest TBA.

Mon 16th September

City Campus Welcome Fair
10:30am - 2:30pm
The Students' Union Bar, Bower Ashton
Find out about what life as a City Campus student has to offer with societies, clubs, services and companies all giving out freebies!
Occupational Therapy Society: Misfits Performance
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Students' Union, Glenside
The Occupational Therapy Society is one of Glenside's most active societies. They've arranged for The Misfits Theatre Company, a Bristol-based theatre group led by people with learning difficulties, to put on an exclusive performance on campus.
Conversation Café
2pm - 4pm
Library, Frenchay
Come meet the Global Team over a nice cuppa!
A Disney vs Harry Potter Pub Quiz to test your knowledge and have a magical time.
7pm - 10pm
Brass Pig
Do you know your Dementors from your Dwarfs, your Patronus from your Pinocchio or your Horcruxes from your Hercules? Try to be a Hermione and not a Dumbo as you compete with your fellow muggles. Fancy dress is welcomed.
Quiz Night
16th September 7pm - 17th September 10pm
The Students' Union Bar, Glenside
Test your knowledge in teams of up to six. It's a pound per person to enter, and there are cash prizes to be won.
Red Bull Tropical Party
10pm - 3am
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Red Bull's huge and infamous tropical party will see The Students' Union Bar transformed into a tiki beach paradise. Complete with a Red Bull beach bar makeover, a beach hut photo booth, and plenty of giveaways.

Tue 17th September

Coffee, Cake and Board Games
11am - 1pm
The Students' Union, Glenside
Break the ice with your new course mates over some classic board games. We'll provide the games, the free hot drinks and a range of yummy cakes, just turn up and join in.
Crafternoon
noon - 3pm
The Students' Union Bar, Bower Ashton
Mug decorating, origami, free tea and cake - what's not to love?
HallsLife presents: Chai and Chat
1pm - 4pm
The Students' Union Upper Engagement Space
We'll be going on a journey of tea traditions - from bubble teas to chai, Moroccan mint, to a traditional British builder's brew. Join us and taste the world.
RAG Charity Shop Crawl
3pm - 6:30pm
City Centre
Want to get to know your city and shop sustainability? Come on our tour of Bristol's best charity shops. Followed up by a group dinner in the city centre.
Meet to Eat
4pm - 9pm
City Centre
Want to find out about Bristol's history and see the harbourside from a boat? Meet us at Frenchay to go on a harbourside tour, then meet the folk from the charity shop crawl for dinner!
Reps Got Game
5pm - 9pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Why not break up a busy week for a big night in, as we turn The Students' Union into a board game café for the evening. Bring your flatmates or just turn up and challenge the reps to a game of your choice.
Dazed Disco
10pm - 2am
Love Inn and Crofters Rights
Bristol's favourite mid-week disco. Expect disco, house, and plenty of funky music to get you grooving from start to finish!
Slam Jam
10pm - 3am
Blue Mountain
A drum and bass event at Bristol's renowned Blue Mountain nightclub, featuring a massive headline artist and the best local DJ's. Entry and drinks start from one pound.
SUesday
10pm - 3am
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Do want a taste of what you'll experience at The Students’ Union? Our infamous SUesday is back for Freshers, and as one of our most popular regular night time events, it's not to be missed.

Wed 18th September

Bike to Bower
11am - 3pm
City Centre
Wondering the best way to get from town to Bower? Join us on a guided cycle ride from Castle Park to Bower Ashton and back again - with free tea and cake at Bower!
Dip Dye Disco
11am - 3pm
The Students' Union, Glenside (Playing Field)
Fun in the sun with disco tunes, t-shirt tie-dying, lawn games, a smoothie bike, face painting, free BBQ food and more.
ABBA Disco Wonderland
10pm - 3am
SWX, City Centre
The worlds best ABBA tribute night comes to Bristol as part of their UK tour. You'll be singing your heart out from start to finish!
Bad and Boujee
10pm - 3am
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
"Rain drop, drop top, everything from RnB to hip hop. Let’s get bad and boujee all night long! Ash B and friends will be bringing you a night full of bangers.

Thu 19th September

Meet The Dogs
11am - 3pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay Campus, Meeting Room 1
Just moved into halls and found yourself missing a furry friend from home? We can help! Guide Dogs UK will be bringing their guide dogs to Meeting Room 1, and you're invited to come along and give them some love
Meet The Dogs
11:30am - 2pm
The Students' Union, Glenside
Just moved into halls and found yourself missing a furry friend from home? We can help! 'Dogs for Good' will be bringing their assistance dogs to Glenside, and you're invited to come along and give them some love.
Move with HallsLife
2:30pm - 7pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Join us for an afternoon of rounders and table tennis tournaments with prizes to be won! Weather looking dodgy? We'll do it on the Wii instead!
Teas Around the World: Bower edition
4pm - 7pm
The Students' Union Bar, Bower Ashton
We're bringing Teas Around the World to Bower, for an international student special mingle event. Expect free tea, scones, jam, cream and conversations with new people!
Thirsty Thursday Open Mic
7pm - 11pm
The Students' Union Bar, Bower Ashton
Whether you’re a singer, musician, poet or comedian, this event is a chance to strut your stuff, and every performer gets a free drink! We're even putting on a free shuttle bus back to town so you can continue the party.
Murder Mystery at The Students' Union
8pm - 11pm
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Do you fancy something a little different and are you up for a challenge? Come and get involved with an interactive murder mystery show. This is a great event to get to know each other and become the next best detective.
Propaganda - Arctic Monkeys Special
11pm - 3am
The Fleece, City Centre
Do you think you look good on the dancefloor? Because we're bringing you all casino and no hotel! If you're a fluorescent adolescent, slip on those dancing shoes for all the best Arctic Monkeys bangers.

Fri 20th September

Freshers’ Fair
11am - 4pm
ECC, Frenchay
Join in and find out about everything that The Students’ Union, sport clubs, societies, the University and Bristol itself has to offer. With over 200 stalls there is plenty of things to do, people to meet and freebies to get!
Funday Friday
11am - 2pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay
Come down to The Students’ Union every Friday where you can enjoy free tea, coffee and cakes, Netflix’s, play board games, table tennis, table football and the Nintendo Switch, and enjoy the outdoor games in our pop garden.
Rum and Reggae Festival
6pm - 10pm
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Live music from a reggae band, a rum bar with exclusive rums and special food and décor, what more could you want?
FARFETCHED
10pm - 3am
SWX, City Centre
FARFETCHED is UWE Bristol’s official Friday night, expect to join 2000 other students, across three rooms of music for one huge party.
Ramshackle - LASER RAVE
10:30pm - 3:30am
O2 Academy
An immersive laser rave is landing at Bristol's biggest weekly Friday night at the O2 Academy, with three rooms of mixed music. Expect everything from house to drum and bass, from bassline to hip-hop and everything in between.

Sat 21st September

Sun Up x Feel the Funk
2pm - 9pm
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
As the Summer draws to an end, we want to put on one more outdoor party. The Students’ Union at UWE presents: SunUp X Feel the Funk. SunUp will provide you with the energy and good vibes you need to party.
#UWESaysRelax - Feel Good Yoga and Wellie Walk!
4pm - 7pm
The Farmhouse, Frenchay Campus
Join the Feel Good Team to unwind after Welcome week.

Sun 22nd September

Harry Potter Day Trip
9am - 9pm
London
Welcome to the UK! The home of fish and chips, afternoon tea, and of course, Harry Potter. What better way to celebrate your arrival than with a day trip to Harry Potter Studios London?
Feel Good @ The Farmhouse
1pm - 4pm
Farmhouse, Frenchay Campus
Time to chill out and prepare for starting your course the next day. This session will see a Yoga instructor run a one hour session in the Dartington main lounge. There will be free hot drinks, snacks, mindfulness colouring.

Mon 23rd September

HallsLife Presents: Feel Good Feast Night
6pm - 8pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay, Upper Engagement Space
Your first day of term? Join us for a free hot meal, mingle with others and share your experiences of UWE Bristol so far.

Tue 24th September

HallsLife Presents: Feel Good Feast Night
6pm - 8pm
The Students' Union Bar, Glenside
Need a break? Let us prepare a free hot meal for you and get your week off to a flying start!

Wed 25th September

Move with HallsLife
1pm - 6pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay, Activity Studio
Let's get physical! Join us for an afternoon of active fun and get to meet more people.

Fri 27th September

MacMillan Coffee Morning
11am - 2pm
The Students Union Bar (Glenside and Bower Ashton), One Zone, The Students' Union, Frenchay
Our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning is back on all three campuses. Supplying you with some delicious treats, this is a great chance to have a cuppa and a chat, all in the name of a wonderful cause.

Mon 30th September

HallsLife presents: Speed Dating
7pm - midnight
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Hey HallsLife! Looking to make friends or find L-O-V-E? We welcome absolutely all genders and sexualities, so join us in the bar for an evening of speed dating!

Tue 8th October

Bring Your Own Bowl
6pm - 8pm
The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
BYOB - what does that mean? Bring your own bowl (and spoon) for a free dinner made from surplus food!

Thu 10th October

Green Gathering
6pm - 8pm
The Students' Union Upper Engagement Space
Come along to our Green Gathering event, a place to meet like-minded peers who have a shared interest in sustainability. Come and learn about The Green Team, and the ways that you can get involved in sustainability on campus and in the community.
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