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Forthcoming Events

Mon 12th September

Mature Students Meet-Up
noon - 2pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Looking to meet some like-minded people? Join us every Monday for free hot drinks, friendly chats and support from our friendly Advice team.

Tue 13th September

Morning Coffee with the UWE Global Team
9am - 9:45am
Glenside The Hub
Join the Global Student Support team for a free hot drink and pastries. Learn about all the support and guidance they offer to help you settle into UWE Bristol.
Coffee, Cake & Crafting
11am - 1pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Ease yourself into life on campus and unwind with some home comforts.

Thu 15th September

Dip Dye Disco
noon - 4pm
Glenside Playing Field
Fun in the sun with DIY t-shirt tie-dying, badge making, clothes upcycling and fresh smoothies from our smoothie bike.
Food Shopping Trip
1pm - 2pm
Frenchay Union 1, Outside
Join us on a trip to the local supermarket so you know where to stock up on food and all other essential items. Meet outside The Students' Union building, Frenchay Campus.
Ticket Shop
3pm - 7pm
Ticket collection

Fri 16th September

Frenchay Community Garden Social - Wellbeing Café
noon - 2pm
Frenchay Community Garden
All students are welcome to come along to the Frenchay Community Garden to plant some seeds, eat some free food, spend some time in nature, and meet like-minded people.
Global Café: Meet your Global Buddies with afternoon tea
1pm - 2pm
Frenchay Global Lounge, Room 2P4
Come and chat to our Global Buddies and find out all about their experiences as an international student studying at UWE Bristol. Expect traditional British afternoon tea and meet new people from across the world.
Ticket Shop
3pm - 7pm
Frenchay Union 2
Ticket collection

Sat 17th September

Sustainable Food Tour
11:30am - 3:30pm
Various locations on Gloucester Road
Join us on Gloucester Road as we visit a variety of different sustainable food shops. This will be a great chance to pick up some zero waste items and check out the vegan / veggie cafés on this iconic Bristol street
Bristol City Centre Tour
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Off Campus Bristol City Centre
Join us to get to know Bristol City Centre with new friends on an informative and interactive walking tour led by a professional guide! Think street art, culture and history.
Ticket Shop
3pm - 7pm
Union 2, Frenchay Campus
Ticket collection
White T-Shirt Party
10pm - 3am
Frenchay Union 2
We're kicking Freshers' week off at The Students' Union with our notorious White T-Shirt Party!

Sun 18th September

Ticket Shop
3pm - 7pm
Frenchay Union 2
Ticket collection
Freshers' Opening Party
10pm - 3am
Off Campus - Lakota
One of the biggest events of your Official UWE Welcome Week is here and we're heading to Lakota!

Mon 19th September

Chai and Chat
11am - 2pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
This will be a chance for new students in Starting Block to meet, enjoy a free hot drink and find out about The Students' Union.
Find out about our Sports Clubs: Drop In
noon - 6pm
Frenchay Union 1, Engagement Space
A chance for students to find out information about our Sports Clubs
Mature Students Meet-Up
noon - 2pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Looking to meet some like-minded people? Join us every Monday for free hot drinks, friendly chats and support from our friendly Advice team.
Food Shopping Trip
1pm - 3pm
Frenchay Union 1, Outside
Join us on a trip to the local supermarket so you know where to stock up on food and all other essential items. Meet outside The Students' Union building, Frenchay Campus.
Ticket Shop
3pm - 7pm
Ticket collection
Mature Students Meet-Up
5pm - 7pm
Frenchay Union 1, Meeting Room 1
Looking to meet some like minded people? join for hot drinks, friendly chat and support from our friendly Advice team. Whether you're a mature student, parent, carer or just looking for an inclusive space - everyone's welcome.
The Weird and Wonderful Rave
10pm - 4am
Off Campus - Motion
Join us for Bristols' biggest Weird & Wonderful Rave! This is going to be the most captivating event of the year and not one to miss.

Tue 20th September

Glenside Welcome Fair
11am - 4pm
Glenside Playing Field
Showcasing the very best of everything that Glenside Campus has to offer, with stalls from societies, sports clubs, support services and student-friendly local businesses.
Table Tennis Tournament Tuesday
11am - 1pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
New students can meet in Starting Block to have a ping-pong-themed blast with other new starters. This may also involve an introduction to MOVE.
Ticket Shop
3pm - 7pm
Frenchay Union 2
Ticket collection
90s vs 00s Party
10pm - 3am
Off Campus Gravity
90s or 00s, 90s or 00s... which decade supplied the best music? We thought we'd put them both to the test and let you decide!
Drum & Bass Basement Rave
10pm - 3am
Off Campus Basement 45
After a sold-out show at last year's Freshers', we return to Basement 45 for one intimate Drum & Bass Basement Rave.

Wed 21st September

Find out about our Societies: Drop In
11am - 2pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
A chance for students to find out about our Societies
Find out about our Sports Clubs: Drop In
11am - 2pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
A chance for students to find out information about our Sports Clubs
Boat Trip
6pm - 9pm
Off Campus Bristol Packet Office
Join us for a mini cruise down the River Avon from Bristol Harbourside. This is a great way to see some of the amazing Bristol sights and meet new people.
Gin & Juice - Hip-Hop & RnB Party
10pm - 3am
The Students' Union, Union 2 Frenchay Campus
Rain drop, drop top, everything from RnB to Hip-Hop.
Reveries - House and Techno Boat Party
10pm - 3am
Off Campus - Thekla
Bristol’s best House/Techno/Electronic night are back for a Freshers Special.

Thu 22nd September

DAA Breakfast
8:30am - 10:30am
Join us for a free breakfast, friendly chats, and support information. Everyone's welcome.
Find out about our Societies: Drop In
noon - 5pm
Frenchay Union 1, Engagement Space
A chance for students to find out about our Societies
Glenside Community Garden Social - Wellbeing Café
noon - 2pm
All students are welcome to come along to Glenside Community Garden to plant some seeds, eat some free food, spend some time in nature, and meet like-minded people.
Freshers' Zoo Party
10pm - 3am
IT'S TIME TO GET WILD. Join us in the jungle that we all call the dance floor for a wild night of fun!
Propaganda Indie Party
10pm - 3am
Non-stop anthems from The 1975, Pale Waves, Wolf Alice, Tame Impala, Jungle, and many more indie giants this week at Propaganda!

Fri 23rd September

Friday Frienday
11am - 2pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
A chance for students to meet during Starting Block and make new friends over tea/coffee, music and speed-friending icebreakers.
Frenchay Swap Shop - Clothes and Book Swap
11:30am - 3:30pm
The Students' Union Reception (Frenchay)
Swap don't shop! It's better for the planet and better for your bank account. Drop your pre-loved clothing and books to The Students' Union Reception anytime between 09:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday before the event, or bring them in on the day.
Find out about our National, Faith and Identity Societies: Drop In
noon - 6pm
Frenchay Union 1, Engagement Space
A chance for students to find out about our Societies
Bingo Wonderland
23rd September 5pm - 24th September 9pm
Love ABBA? Love Bingo? Well have we got news for you dancing queens, it’s time to take a chance on us and try and get a full house in our ABBA bingo extravaganza!
Bob Ross Paint Along
6pm - 8pm
Meeting Room 1, Students' Union Reception, Frenchay Campus
Join us for an evening of Bob Ross-inspired painting
UWE Drag Race
10pm - 3am
We have gathered together some of Bristol's most wonderful performers for an unforgettable night of drag!

Sat 24th September

Bristol City Centre Tour
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Off Campus Bristol City Centre
Join us to get to know Bristol City Centre with new friends on an informative and interactive walking tour led by a professional guide! Think street art, culture and history.

Mon 26th September

Chai and Chat
11am - 2pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
New and returning students will have the chance to meet over tea/coffee and find out more about The Students' Union Advice Team and the wider organisation.
Mature Students Meet-Up
noon - 2pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Looking to meet some like-minded people? Join us every Monday for free hot drinks, friendly chats and support info.
RelaxFest Sport Sessions: Yoga
4pm - 6pm
Centre for Sport (Frenchay Campus)
Come and try different sport sessions and meet our friendly instructors who lead sessions as part of the MOVE programme. Sessions are followed by snacks and time to chat to other UWE students.

Tue 27th September

RelaxFest Sport Sessions: Mindful Movement
11am - 12:15pm
Centre for Sport (Frenchay Campus)
Come and try different sport sessions and meet our friendly instructors who lead sessions as part of the MOVE programme. Sessions are followed by snacks and time to chat to other UWE students.
Smoothie Tuesday
11am - 2pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
A fun and relaxed session for students to make themselves a healthy, tasty drink while rocking The Students' Union Smoothie Bike in all its glory.
RelaxFest Sport Sessions: Yoga
4pm - 6pm
Centre for Sport (Frenchay Campus)
Come and try different sport sessions and meet our friendly instructors who lead sessions as part of the MOVE programme. Sessions are followed by snacks and time to chat to other UWE students.

Wed 28th September

Freshers' Fair
11am - 4pm
The Students' Union, inside and outside
Join in and find out about everything that The Students’ Union, sport clubs, societies, and the University itself has to offer. Taking place across two days, come and enjoy festivities on 28 and 29 September!
RelaxFest Sport Sessions: Tai Chi & Qigong
2pm - 4pm
Centre for Sport (Frenchay Campus)
Come and try different sport sessions and meet our friendly instructors who lead sessions as part of the MOVE programme. Sessions are followed by snacks and time to chat to other UWE students.

Thu 29th September

Freshers' Fair
11am - 4pm
The Students' Union, inside and outside
Join in and find out about everything that The Students’ Union, sport clubs, societies, and the University itself has to offer. Taking place across two days, come and enjoy festivities on 28 and 29 September!
RelaxFest Sport Sessions: Mindful Movement
1pm - 2pm
Centre for Sport (Frenchay Campus)
Come and try different sport sessions and meet our friendly instructors who lead sessions as part of the MOVE programme. Sessions are followed by snacks and time to chat to other UWE students.

Fri 30th September

Mario Kart Tournament
11am - 3pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Get to know your new pals and test your skills on the ultimate racing game - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
RelaxFest Sport Sessions: Yoga
7pm - 9pm
Centre for Sport (Frenchay Campus)
Come and try different sport sessions and meet our friendly instructors who lead sessions as part of the MOVE programme. Sessions are followed by snacks and time to chat to other UWE students.

Sat 1st October

Charity Shop Tour
11:30am - 3:30pm
Various locations on Gloucester Road
Join the Green Team on Gloucester Road as we visit 13 different thrift shops back to back! A great chance to pick up some new clothes and scope out this iconic Bristol street.

Sun 2nd October

Antique and Vintage Fair (External Event)
10am - 3:30pm
Ashton Court Mansion House
EXTERNAL EVENT Antique and vintage fair at Ashton Court Mansion House! 40 stalls all inside Georgian lounges and the stunning grand Music Hall.
Pizza Making Workshop
noon - 4pm
Frenchay Campus, 2S502
Join us for a Pizza Making workshop led by UWE alumni, Ivan, who runs Del Vecchio's pizza van on campus!

Mon 3rd October

Bower Ashton Welcome Fair
11am - 4pm
Bower Ashton - The Students' Union Café & A Block Shared Space
A chance for new and returning students to find out what UWE, The Students' Union and external organisations have to offer alongside their studies. Targeted society promo, job opportunities, creative engagement & more.
Mature Students Meet-Up
noon - 2pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Looking to meet some like-minded people? Join us every Monday for free hot drinks, friendly chats and support from our friendly Advice team.

Tue 4th October

Coffee, Cake & Crafting
11am - 1pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Ease yourself into life on campus and unwind with some home comforts.

Wed 5th October

Nature Walk - Wednesday Wander at Bower Ashton
1pm - 2pm
Bower Ashton Campus - café area in A Block
Deepening our connection with nature has been proven to have a positive impact on our wellbeing. Join the Green Team for a casual walk and talk around the beautiful Ashton Court, right next to Bower Ashton Campus.
Welcome pizza party
5pm - 7pm
Union 2, Frenchay Campus
Just moved in? Welcome to UWE Bristol! Join our international and EU student pizza party for some free food and a chance to meet other new students.

Thu 6th October

National Poetry Day Drop In
11am - 1pm
Bower A Block Shared Space
Drop-in event for National Poetry Day. Try haiku, magnetic poetry, prompt-writing and more. Students can meet members of UWE's writing society The Writers' Room.
PB&J (Poetry, Bangers and Jam)
2pm - 4pm
Bower Students’ Union Café Space
Open mic for spoken word and music, including live loop.
Speed Friending
6pm - 9pm
We're bringing you our wildly popular Speed Friending event hosted in Union 2. Doors will open at 18:00 and the event will start at 19:00. You'll get a free non-alcoholic drinks voucher at the door. Downstairs you will find our Speed Friending Mingle

Fri 7th October

Bower Ashton Swap Shop - Clothes and Book Swap
noon - 3pm
Swap don't shop - it's better for the planet and better for your bank account. Bring in your pre-loved clothing and books to swap on the day. The more items you bring = the more new books and clothes you can take!
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