What happens at Freshers'?

Where exactly is the Union on campus?

What is the Welcome team and how will I know them?

I'm not a student; can I still go to events at Strathclyde?

Who can come to Freshers'?

I'm 17 in September; can I still buy a pass and go to the events at the Union?

I'm a 2-5th year, postgraduate or Erasmus/exchange student; can I still buy a pass and go to events?

I'm a student at another institution; can I still buy a pass and go to events?

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What happens at Freshers'?

We have loads of events from speed meetings and ceilidhs to live bands/DJs, plus a Freshers’ Fair to get loads of freebies and find out about clubs, societies and sports you may want to take part in throughout your year! We finish with a massive Freshers’ finale with more live music and special guest appearances. On top of that, there are also welcome events for Postgrad students, campus tours and much much more!

A guide to the two weeks with full times and locations is included in our Commercial Guide which will be available in September. Plus you can stay in the loop via signing up our newsletter, via this site and our Facebook page!

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Where exactly is the Union on campus?

We are based at 90 John Street, G1 1JH.
Find us on the map: strath.ac.uk/maps/studentsunion/

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What is the Welcome team and how will I know them?

The Welcome Team are a group of volunteers who can help answer any questions you may have during Freshers’ Week; they will be wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with Welcome Team on them so are easily identifiable. You will see them around campus, Halls and the Union from welcome weekend onwards.

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I’m not a student; can I still go to events at Strathclyde?

Yes as long as you are signed in by a student and are 18 or over.

Strathclyde students are allowed to sign in 4 non-students; students from other institutions are allowed to sign in 1 non-student. During busy times (such as Freshers’ Week) we will occasionally have to prioritise Strathclyde students, please ensure you arrive in plenty of time for events to ensure you and your guests get in.

Please Note: If you are a Life Member of The Union and would like to attend Freshers’ Week, please get in contact with us.

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Who can come to Freshers’?

Anyone can come to Strathclyde Freshers’! We prioritise 1st year Strathclyde students but we know that you are a sociable bunch and may want to meet other students from different years, colleges/universities and also may want to bring a friend along who isn’t going to Strathclyde.

They must have a student card and a pass (or pay into the event if they haven’t bought a pass), or they must be signed in by you if they are not a student; you must be able to prove you are a student in order to sign in non-students. You can prove you are at Strathclyde with your Matriculation card or if you haven’t registered by the time of the event you should bring along an acceptance letter from the University or similar.

Anyone who is not a Strathclyde student MUST be 18 or over to come to the Union.

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I'm 17 in September; can I still buy a pass and go to the events at the Union?

As long as you are a Strathclyde student, yes. Although you can’t purchase alcohol, you can still attend all the events at the Union.

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I'm a 2-5th year, postgraduate or Erasmus/exchange student; can I still buy a pass and go to events?

Yes you are eligible to buy a Freshers’ Pass/Gold Pass and take part in Freshers’ Week events and beyond.

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I'm a student at another institution; can I still buy a pass and go to events?

Yes as long as you are 18 or over you can attend by buying a pass. You can also pay into individual events, but please come early to avoid disappointment as occasionally we will have to prioritise those with Freshers’ Passes.

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