Virtual Refreshers’ Week

Virtual refreshers' week 2021

try something new

After the success of last year’s Refreshers' Fair, we are back bigger and better with our Refreshers' WEEK!

Taking place between 8-12 February 2021, we have a range of events planned, which will allow you to chat to others, get involved with The Students’ Union and learn more about how we can enhance your time at UWE Bristol.

This year’s theme is ‘Try something new’ and with us all spending more time at home, what better time to start a new hobby, learn a new skill or find out more about a social issue that means something to you.

Events confirmed so far include Hallslife speed mating, a Green Team Sustainable Period Product Workshop, a Mocktail Masterclass and even a few giveaways. The week will end with our Virtual Refreshers' Fair which is taking place between 12:00-17:00 on Friday 12 February. The Fair is happening on our website and is a chance for you to sign up to societies and sports clubs, and chat to teams at The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol.

The week also happens to be Student Volunteering Week 2021 which will offer a range of events run by the Student Volunteering Network, the University of Bristol Student Hubs and by UWE Bristol. 

So have a look at everything going on, put yourself out there and try something new this Refreshers' Week.


Feel Good February Launch
2nd February noon - 1:30pm
Microsoft Teams
To launch Feel Good February, join us with experts in health and wellbeing as we focus on our key themes: Relax, Try Something New, Get Active and Eat Well.
Freshers Event | Campaigns | Freshers - Main Event | Freshers - Day Time | FGF Physical Activity Events | FGF Healthy Eating Events | FGF Feel Good Events | Refreshers’ Week
City Campus Try Something New Giveaway
7th February noon - 12th February noon
Week 2 of Feel Good February is Try Something New Week so we’re running a giveaway on our Instagram so you can try a new skill!
Bower Ashton Event | FGF Feel Good Events | Free | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Mocktail Masterclass Kits!
8th February 10am - 12th February 4pm
The Students' Union Frenchay
Glenside Event | FGF Feel Good Events | Free | UWE Halls Life | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Commonwealth Games Volunteering
8th February 3pm - 4pm
Laura Easton, Workforce + Volunteer Special Projects Lead, will give an overview of the Games activity with a specific focus on the Volunteer programme and the opportunities for you to get involved in what is sure to be one of the best Games yet.
Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Developing Volunteering Opportunities - Generating your Own Ideas
9th February noon - 1pm
In this 50 minute session, trainers Natalie and Laura from Bristol and Cambridge Hubs will be providing ideas and tips on how to create your own ideas, where to find opportunities to engage with the community.
Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Is Voluntourism Ethical?
9th February 6pm - 7pm
We will be screening 'The Voluntourist' a short film developed by the Chloe Sanguinetti that tells the stories of international volunteers and the potential problems in this industry. Join to watch the film and stay to discuss ethics.
Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Virtual Global Reception
10th February noon - 1pm
Blackboard Collaborate
This is an online space where a member of the Global Student Support team will be available to help you with any enquiries you may have.
FGF Feel Good Events | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Action Tutoring Q&A - find out about volunteering as a tutor
10th February 2:30pm - 3:10pm
As part of Student Volunteering Week 2021, Action Tutoring will be joining us to talk through their volunteer tutor roles and answer all your questions.
Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
SCARS Virtual Screening and Q&A with the Centre for Appearance Research
10th February 5pm - 6pm
What do scars mean to you? As part of Feel Good February, UWE’s Centre for Appearance Research invites you to a screening of SCARS, a film directed by Rebecca Lloyd Evans and Laura Dodsworth.
Frenchay Event | Bower Ashton Event | FGF Feel Good Events | Free | Alcohol Free | Off Campus | Life in halls | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Societies Drop-In Session
11th February 1pm - 2pm
Online - Microsoft Teams
We're giving you all the skills you need to set up your own society (or give your existing one a boost!)
Society Events | Glenside Event | FGF Feel Good Events | Free | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Global Cafe: St. Valentine's Special
11th February 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate
Global Café St. Valentine's Day Special and we are running a special Global Café event for you to tell us all about what you love about your culture!
FGF Feel Good Events | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
The Value of Volunteering - with Human Appeal
11th February 3pm - 3:40pm
Join us to hear from Eleanor Hynes, volunteer officer for the international aid organisation Human Appeal.
Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Green Team drop-in: Refreshers' Fair
12th February noon - 4:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Drop-in and say hi to the Green Team at The Students' Union's Refreshers' Fair
UNION - Green / Sustainable | Refreshers’ Week
Virtual Refreshers' Fair
12th February noon - 5pm
If you've missed your chance to sign up to a society or sports club - fear not. This year, our Refreshers’ Fair is virtual and will be hosted on The Students’ Union website!
Bower Ashton Event | UWE Halls Life | Feel Good | Refreshers’ Week
Live Stream with DJ Dan
12th February 8pm - 11pm
This Friday from 20:00, join Propaganda creator DJ Dan for their weekly livestream with all your favourite new and classic indie bangers!
Free | Refreshers’ Week
Global Cafe: Eat well and Feel Good!
18th February 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate
Join Louise and Stefan from the Feel Good Team as we discuss the various ways that we can look after our health and wellbeing. This is part of our "Eat Well" week, so why not bring you a tasty treat to share (virtually).
Bristol Events | FGF Physical Activity Events | FGF Feel Good Events | Free | All | Refreshers’ Week
Windsurf GIAG
17th October noon - 4pm
Bowmoor Sailing Club
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, join UWE windsurf club for an afternoon of windsurfing! You will recieve instruction from our RYA instructors, all the kit you need, a picturesque location and some quality vibes!
Freshers Event | Sports Events | Society Events | Freshers - Day Time | Give It A Go | Off Campus | Refreshers’ Week
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