Published in The Student Advertiser
Strathclyde is synonymous with the Union, which is synonymous with… parties! Allegedly claiming the title as Britain’s biggest student Union, with bars, restaurants, clubs and admin rooms spread across 10 magnificent levels, it goes without saying that the University of Strathclyde’s Freshers’ week will be just as substantial. A piece of advice for new and old students attending Freshers’ week this year: take advantage of everything that’s on offer. Yes Speed Meeting sounds like a ticket to a painfully awkward death but you will find yourself in some pretty hilarious situations when you just go with the flow for this one week of your life. Remember, this is a chance for you to start over, learn something new and meet like-minded new friends for life – all while making some pretty special, and not always drunken, memories. Live music, freebies and plenty of ice-breakers will be taking place every day from the 12th to 20th of September in and around the main events. Here’s what we recommend you Glasgow freshers stick your teeth into this year…
Head to Barony Bar on Level 2 of the Union from 10pm for WELCOME PARTY – your first official night out with potential new besties. Head to The Yard for food, drinks, live football and pool in Scotland’s largest pool hall from 12pm onwards.
Meet in The Scene for SPEED MEETING at 2pm for a real rite of passage event. UNION J are set to play Vertigo (Level 8) at 9pm, tickets selling for £10 – buy them quickly! Also today, make sure you collect your pre-bought GOLD CARDS AND BUNDLES before 4pm at Todd’s Bar.
Meet outside the Union before 1pm for a free tour of the National Stadium, HAMPDEN. Make sure you hit up Vertigo later on at 9pm for a live performance from FUSE DOG. A FIFA TOURNAMENT will be kicking off in Barony Bar at 6pm – beat the rest and win an Xbox One! Join new friends in this special student v food event and win upto £80 worth of pizza in The Yard in the HOTDOG CHAMPIONSHIP.
FRESHERS’ FAIR is your chance to see what clubs, societies and sports are on offer for students at Strathclyde. Hundreds of freebies, massive giveaways and your chance to sign up to become the Judo champion you’ve always dreamed of.
The VENGA BOYS are flying into Vertigo on Venga Airways. Have your glow sticks at the ready because We’re Going to Ibiza! Join your friends in Barony from 11pm for BROKE FRIDAY’S, the Union’s brand new club night – ALL drinks are £1.50. See you there?
Enjoy FRESHERS’ FINALE with a live ceilidh band, Chris & Steve, karaoke and resident DJs – it’s a night not to be missed; starting at 7pm. Catch up on some LIVE SPORT all day on the big screens in The Yard or join the Welcome Team on an IKEA SHOPPING TRIP with free transport. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Finish off your crazy week at Strathclyde’s infamous BANK HOLIDAY BEACH PARTY. Dress for the summer one last time and celebrate one more day off til classes with a heap of fun and new mates! Barony Bar, FREE BBQ from 8pm.