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fabnfresh
22nd September 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend starts here !!!
Refreshers Returners 2018
22nd September 11pm - 30th September 4am
Various Locations
Don't miss out on the biggest student events! This is your opportunity to experience Freshers all over again. Receive guaranteed entry to some of the biggest & best student nights at the busiest time of the year.
International only Guild Tours
23rd September 2pm - 3pm
Guild of Students
Guild tours tailored to the needs and interests of international students
Guild tour for postgraduate students
23rd September 3pm - 6pm
Guild reception
Tours of the Guild by our officer team with the needs and interests of postgraduate students in mind.
Postgrad Mixer & Live Music
23rd September 5pm - 8pm
Joe's Bar, Guild of Students
Find other postgraduates and explore the Guild at our Postgrad Mixer!
Halls Pizza Party
23rd September 6pm - 9pm
All Accommodation Sites (Common Room)
Come and meet your new flatmates and hall reps over a few slices of free pizza!
Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
The Official Freshers Welcome Party 2018
23rd September 9pm - 3am
Duck & Scholar, Shackleton Hall, Church Road, B15 3SX
Freshers' Fair Day 1
24th September 10am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Get your hands on LOADS of great freebies and exclusive student discounts!
Finding Your Feet Tours
24th September 11am - 1pm
From all accommodation sites (meet at site reception)
Join your Student Mentors for a walking tour, fun campus facts, tips to help you navigate your way around your new surroundings.
PhD Treasure Trail
24th September 11am - 1pm
University Station
Are you are a new postgraduate researcher at the University of Birmingham? Join the PhD treasure trail to discover our beautiful campus and meet new friends and colleagues from across the University...
Conversation Corner: Commuter Students
24th September noon - 2pm
Rosa Parks Room
Are you a campus commuter? Come and meet other students living at home over a cuppa!
Crafting for Charity: Make a Card
24th September noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Get a taste of volunteering and do some good by making a card to brighten the day of someone in your community.
Conversation Corner: Disabled Students
24th September 3pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks Room
A welcoming and relaxed environment for disabled student to meet together over a cuppa.
PGMSA Welcome
24th September 5pm - 10pm
Westmere
Come and join PGMSA for our first event of Welcome Week!
Games and Waffles Night
24th September 6pm - 9pm
Common Room, Selly Oak Court
Join your flatmates and Hall Rep for a night of board games and waffles in the Selly Oak Court common room.
Freshers' Fair Day 2
25th September 11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Get your hands on LOADS of great freebies and exclusive student discounts!
Jobs Fair
25th September 11am - 4pm
Underground
Looking for part-time or vacation work? Meet new people, gain skills and earn money by getting yourself a student-friendly job!
Conversation Corner: Mature Students
25th September noon - 2pm
Rosa Parks Room
A chance to meet other mature students over a free tea or coffee.
Crafting for Charity: Make a Positive Note
25th September noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to do something good! We will be making positive notes to give to people around you. Sew, draw or craft a feel-good message.
Introduction to Employability for International Students
25th September 2:30pm - 4pm
Rosa Parks Room, Guild of Students
Introduction to Careers Network for international students.
Big Brum Bus Tour
25th September 3pm - 5pm
From Vale Village
Hop on board and explore all that your new city has to offer.
Conversation Corner: Postgraduate Students
25th September 3pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks Room
Get together with your postgraduate community over a free tea or coffee!
Bounce 'n' BBQ
25th September 4pm - 7pm
Jaratt Hall
Join your Hall Reps for a FREE BBQ, bouncy castle, cocktails and more!
Postgrad Pub Quiz
25th September 6pm - 9pm
The Mermaid Bar
Think you know everything?
The Big Quiz
25th September 7pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Lounge (Prtichatts Park)
Come along to our free quiz night and be in with a chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher!
Freshers' Fest: Back to Skool Disco
25th September 10:30pm - 3am
Nightingale, Hurst Street
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Freshers' Fest: Retro Sports Night
25th September 10:30pm - 3am
Players Bar, Broad Street
Part of your Official Freshers' Fest!
Conversation Corner: Women Students
26th September 10am - noon
Beorma Bar
A relaxed and welcoming space to meet other women and non-binary students - with free tea and coffee!
Crafting for Charity: Make a Card
26th September 11am - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Get a taste of volunteering and do some good by making a card to brighten the day of someone in your community.
Employability Skills Fair
26th September 11am - 2pm
Rosa Parks Room
Come along and learn about all of the support available to you at University to help you succeed in the graduate employment market!
Societies Fair: Day 1
26th September 11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Meet over 300+ student groups, across 3 days - and discover what you love! Today, see the following types of groups : Activity : Interests & Appreciation : Media : Performance
PhD Insider Secrets
26th September noon - 2pm
Westmere
Insider Secrets for Postgraduate Researchers...
Big Brum Bus Tour
26th September 3pm - 5pm
From Jarratt Hall
Hop on board and explore all that your new city has to offer.
Lapworth Museum Guided Tour
26th September 3pm - 5pm
Mermaid Square
The Lapworth Museum of Geology enables visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years!
Campus tour for international students
26th September 4pm - 5pm
Old Joe
A tour of the University campus catering for the needs and interests of international students.
Postgrad Yoga
26th September 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westmere
Join our yoga session for healthy body & mind...
Games Night
26th September 5:30pm - 7pm
The Melt, Shackleton
A fun evening of nostalgic board games and free snacks! Residents welcome from all accommodation sites.
Board Games with PGMSA
26th September 6pm - 9pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
Bring your competitive spirits as we are hosting a night of fun and games this Thursday in the Guild!
Sober Socials Does Bowling
26th September 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Hollywood Bowl Birmingham City Centre (near Fiveways)
Come along to meet fellow freshers! We'll be heading to Hollywood Bowl in the town centre. You can either meet us there or walk with us. Walking bus will leave from Old Joe at 4.50pm, and will stop at Chamberlain Tower Main Entrance at 5.15.
Halls Reps Open Air Cinema Presents....
26th September 7pm - 10pm
The Vale
A night of open-air movie magic on the Vale...
Freshers' Fest: Back to Skool Disco
26th September 10:30pm - 3am
Nightingale, Hurst Street
Part of your Official Freshers' Fest!
Freshers' Fest: Retro Sports Night
26th September 10:30pm - 3am
Players Bar, Broad Street
Part of your Official Freshers' Fest!
Societies Fair: Day 2
27th September 11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Meet over 300+ student groups across 3 days- discover what you love! There are around 90 groups today : Campaigning & Fundraising : Community Volunteering : Liberation & Representation Associations : Political : Recreational & Competitive
Volunteering Fair
27th September 11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Your chance to do something amazing! Come along to discover a whole host of volunteering opportunities.
Conversation Corner: Parents and Carers
27th September noon - 2pm
Amos Room
A relaxed and welcoming space for student parents and carers to meet over a free cuppa.
Crafting for Charity: Make an Origami Crane
27th September noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room
Come along to help us create 1000 paper cranes to be donated to those with long term illnesses.
PhD Researcher Chat
27th September 2pm - 4pm
Westmere
Have you got any questions or concerns about your PhD journey? Come and meet your fellow researchers and staff!
Big Brum Bus Tour
27th September 3pm - 5pm
From Pritchatts Park
Hop on board and explore all that your new city has to offer.
Conversation Corner: International Students
27th September 3pm - 5pm
Amos Room
A chance for students joining us from all over the world to meet their international community on campus.
Garden Games
27th September 3pm - 7pm
Liberty Gardens
Meet new people and test your skills against our GIANT garden games - with FREE ice cream thrown in for good measure.
Postgraduate BBQ
27th September 5pm - 7pm
Westmere
What better way to start the new academic year with a BBQ at the Westmere PGR Hub...
Eat and Greet
27th September 6pm - 7pm
Harvey Milk Room
Come for a snack and a chat with the Environmental Society!
International Welcome Evening
27th September 7pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Lounge (Prtichatts Park)
A chance to meet other international students in a relaxed environment. Buffet and refreshments provided.
Roller Disco
27th September 7:30pm - 11:59pm
Deb Hall - Guild of Students
WiF Society Stall
28th September 10am - 4pm
Guild of Students
Interested in finance? Come down to our stall at the Guild of Students to meet our new committee and find out about the events we are putting on throughout the year, with firms including Fidelity, Lloyds, EY & more. MALE STUDENTS ALSO WELCOME!
Conversation Corner: Black and Ethnic Minority
28th September 11am - 1pm
Rosa Parks
If you define as a black or ethnic minority student, come along and meet other students new to Birmingham over a cuppa!
PhD Treasure Trail
28th September 11am - 1pm
University Station
Join our PhD treasure trail to discover our beautiful campus and meet new friends.
Societies Fair: Day 3
28th September 11am - 4pm
Marquee on Guild of Students Back Lawn
Meet over 300+ student groups across 3 days - discover what you love! Today there are 110 groups of the following types: Academic; Cultural & International; Liberation & Representation Associations; Religious & Faith
Campus tour for international students
28th September noon - 1pm
Old Joe
A tour of the University campus to meet the needs and interests of international students.
Chocolate Tasting
28th September noon - 2pm
Bournbrook Conference Room
After a long week of settling in, why not come chill out with friends and try some homemade chocolate!
Crafting for Charity: Make a bird feeder
28th September noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to do something good!
Tea with PGMSA Committee
28th September noon - 1pm
Mandela Room
Come join PGMSA for a cuppa and meet your committee.
Conversation Corner: LGBTQ
28th September 1pm - 3pm
Rosa Parks
A relaxed, welcoming and safe space to meet other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer students over a cuppa.
Postgrad Trip to the Barber Institute
28th September 2pm - 4pm
Barber Institute
Join our PG community for a visit to the Barber Institute.
Conversation Corner: Trans Students
28th September 3pm - 5pm
Mandela Room
If you identify as Trans, come join us for a chat and a cuppa.
Movie Night
28th September 6pm - 9pm
Liberty Park
Join your hall mates and reps for a chilled out movie night.
Postgrad Pub Night
28th September 6pm - 9pm
Mermaid Bar
Come along for a chilled out drink, a nice chat with your fellow postgrads!
Insider Secrets for Part-time and Distance PGRs
29th September 10am - 4pm
Westmere
If you are a part-time or distance postgraduate researcher at the University of Birmingham, then this is a session not to be missed.
Postgrad Breakfast!
29th September 10am - 11am
Joe's Bar
Do you like Breakfast? Are you a PG?
Halls Reps Freshers' Fling
29th September 2pm - 6pm
The Vale Village
Make sure you don't miss out on this huge FREE event!
Postgrads go to Fab
29th September 10pm - 11pm
Mermaid Bar
Attention Posgrads! Come along to our first ever PG Fab trip!
fabnfresh
29th September 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend is Here
International Breakfast
30th September 10am - 11am
Joe's Bar
Come join your fellow international students for breakfast!
Postgrad Mixer
30th September 5pm - 8pm
Joe's Bar
Find other postgraduates and explore the Guild at our Postgrad Mixer!
Freshers' Fest: UV White Tshirt Party
30th September 10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Campus tour for international students
1st October 10am - 11am
Old Joe
A tour of the University campus to meet the needs and interests of international students.
Postgraduate Coffee & Cake
1st October 2pm - 3:30pm
Westmere
Join us to meet our friendly members of staff from different departments also network with other postgraduate researchers.
Freshers' Fest: Music Mash Up
1st October 10:30pm - 3am
Rosie's (Broad Street)
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Tea with Guild Officers
2nd October 2pm - 3pm
Mandela Room, Guild of Students
German Society Freshers' Mixer
2nd October 5pm - 9pm
Duck & Scholar, Vale
Open to all Freshers who are studying or interested in German. Come and join us, learn about the committee and our events, and meet fellow students over drinks and food!
Chocolate Tasting Event
2nd October 6pm - 8pm
Liberty Court Common Room
The sweetest way to chill out with your flat mates - we promise it'll be a fun-do!
Freshers' Fest: Music Mash Up
2nd October 10:30pm - 3am
Rosie's (Broad Street)
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Shut Up & Work
3rd October 9:30am - 5pm
Westmere
Who said writing (or reading) needs to be a solitary experience?
Careers Network drop-in session
3rd October noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Trip to Winterbourne Gardens
3rd October 2pm - 4pm
Winterbourne Gardens (2pm) or leave Guild of Students (1:45pm)
Introduction to Volunteering in Birmingham
3rd October 5pm - 6pm
Guild Council Chambers
Come along to our introduction to volunteering to find out about the range of opportunities available in Birmingham.
Tea/Cakes with your PGO
4th October 1pm - 2pm
Mandela
Come join your Postgraduate officer Jess for a cuppa and find out what your Guild officers do for you!
Insider Secrets for Postgraduate Researchers
4th October 2pm - 4pm
Westmere
Top Tips to a Great CV
4th October 4pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Sign Language - Taster Session!
4th October 6:30pm - 9pm
Arts Main Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor, Arts Building (R16)
FREE BSL Level 1 Taster Session! Come along to meet the committee and learn some British Sign Language!
Freshers' Fest: Toga Party
4th October 10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Postgrad Friday
5th October 6pm - 9pm
Mermaid Bar
Come along for a chilled out drink make some new friends!
Freshers' Fest: The Finale Beach Party
5th October 10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Fab N Fresh
6th October 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend is Here
Guild skiils series - job seeking strategies for international students
8th October 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
Helping you to find your ideal job after graduation either in the UK or back home
Stammtisch #1
8th October 7pm - 11pm
Joe's Bar, Guild of Students
Our trademark event is back for 2018/19 - Join us at Joe's Bar to practice German your German over a drink or two
Research Showcase & Human Bingo
9th October 1pm - 3pm
Marquee next to Bramall Building
Join us to find out about the exciting research conducted by our postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham and join our human bingo to meet your fellow researchers.
Top Tips to a Great CV
9th October 4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Comedy Club
9th October 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Mermaid Bar and KItchen
Careers Network drop-in session
10th October noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Make a Canvas Bag for charity
10th October 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Upcycle your old t-shirts into canvas bags to be used by local charities.
Societies Night
10th October 11pm - 3am
Guild Of Students
Societies Night is Back
Research Across Campus
11th October 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Westmere
Research Across Campus is a networking event where postgraduate researchers from different disciplines get together to present their research.
LGBTQ Association Freshers' Bar Crawl - NEON!
11th October 8pm - midnight
Joe's Bar
Freshers and non-freshers alike - get your neons and glitter ready for our first night out of the year! Meeting in Joe's Bar to provide you with face paint, wristbands, free taxis, and friendly faces, it'll be a night to remember!
PGR Walk and Talk
12th October noon - 1:15pm
Winterbourne
Join our wellbeing walk in Winterbourne to de-stress and end the week feeling relaxed.
Arts and Crafts Session
12th October 4pm - 6pm
Harvey Milk Room
Join the Environmental Society for an Arts and Crafts workshop using recycled materials!
Fab N Fresh
13th October 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Starts Here
Guild skills series - mastering your global career
15th October 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
This certificate programme for international students supports your job search and career progression
Top Tips to a Great CV
15th October 5pm - 6pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Volunteering Day Trip: FareShare 17th October
17th October 7:30am - 3:30pm
Guild of Students and FareShare West Midlands
Join us in the fight against food waste and volunteer for one day at FareShare West Midlands.
Careers Network drop-in session
17th October noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Fab N Fresh
20th October 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Starts here
Guild Skills Series - developing your global network
22nd October 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
This session aims to introduce you to ways you can build a strong and effective professional network
Careers Network drop-in session
24th October noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
PSA Induction Session
24th October 2pm - 3pm
Toilkien Room, Guild of Students
The Personal Skills Award is the University’s employability programme for undergraduate students.
Top Tips for Interview Success
24th October 4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
CV checking appointments
25th October 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.
Volunteering Day Trip: FareShare 26th October
26th October 7:30am - 3:30pm
Guild of Students and FareShare West Midlands
Join us in the fight against food waste and volunteer for one day at FareShare West Midlands.
Fab N Fresh
27th October 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Start's Here
Fab N Halloween
30th October 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
Fab N Halloween !! The Biggest Student Fancy dress party of the Year !!!
Careers Network drop-in session
31st October noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Fab N Fireworks
1st November 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
Vale Fireworks Official After party Only £2 a Ticket !!!!
Applying for a Masters
2nd November 4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Fab N Fresh
3rd November 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend has Arrived
Top Tips to a Great CV
6th November 5pm - 6pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Careers Network drop-in session
7th November noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Make a Hickman Line bag for a child in hospital
7th November 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Make a Hickman Line bag for a child in hospital.
CV checking appointments
8th November 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Tuesday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.
Fab N Fresh
10th November 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend has Arrived
Guild skills series - applying for internships
12th November 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
This session will explain the UK recruitment process for placements
Careers Network drop-in session
14th November noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
CV checking appointments
15th November 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.
PSA Induction Session
15th November 5pm - 6pm
Mandela Room, Guild of Students
The Personal Skills Award is the University’s employability programme for undergraduate students.
Top Tips for Interview Success
15th November 5pm - 6pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Fab N Fresh
17th November 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Has Arrived
Guild skills series - language of selection and recruitment
19th November 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
Typical language difficulties international students face when applying in writing for jobs
Top Tips for Interview Success
19th November 4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Careers Network drop-in session
21st November noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Make a Positive Note
21st November 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
We will be making positive notes to give to people around you. Sew, draw or craft a feel-good message.
CV checking appointments
22nd November 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.
Fab N Fresh
24th November 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend has Arrived
Understanding job seeking in China
26th November 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
Discover who the leading employers are and what they expect from UK educated returners
Careers Network drop-in session
28th November noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Top Tips for Interview Success
28th November 4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
CV checking appointments
29th November 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.
Fab N Fresh
1st December 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Has Arrived
Guild Skills Series - business etiquette in the UK
3rd December 1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
This session explores fitting in and getting on with your colleagues at work
Top Tips for Interview Success
3rd December 4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Careers Network drop-in session
5th December noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
CV checking appointments
6th December 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.
Careers Network drop-in session
12th December noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Carnival RAG T-Shirts
13th December midnight - 14th December midnight
Exclusive Carnival RAG T-Shirts now for sale!
CV checking appointments
13th December 10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to
Fab N Friday Christmas Special
14th December 11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
Christmas has Arrived at UOB !!!!!!!!!!

Events in September

Sat 22nd September

EGX 2018 VISIT (ESPORTS)
9:30am - 7pm
BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE
n conjunction with Computer and Videogames Society and the Games Development Society, we've got some discounted tickets to the Eurogamer Expo on Saturday 22nd September!
EGX Trip 2018 (GDS)
9:30am - 7pm
Meeting outside University Station
A day trip to the UK's biggest Gaming Expo at the NEC, with CVG and E-Sports societies. Tickets required in advance.
Guild tour for international students
2pm - 3pm
Guild of Students
Guild tours tailored to the needs and interests of international students
International only Guild Tours
2pm - 3pm
Guild of Students
Guild tours tailored to the needs and interests of international students
Student Mentor Scheme Office Hours
4pm - 8pm
The Student Mentor Scheme Office, The Vale Hub
Have you got any questions about settling in to university life? Pop in and speak to your Student Mentors.
Halls Pizza Party
6pm - 9pm
All Accommodation Sites (Common Room)
Hang out with your new flatmates and hallreps over a few slices of free pizza...
fabnfresh
11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend starts here !!!
Refreshers Returners 2018
22nd September 11pm - 30th September 4am
Various Locations
Don't miss out on the biggest student events! This is your opportunity to experience Freshers all over again. Receive guaranteed entry to some of the biggest & best student nights at the busiest time of the year.

Sun 23rd September

Guild Tours
2pm - 5pm
Guild Reception
Come and discover everything your students' union has to offer to support you during your time at Birmingham.
International only Guild Tours
2pm - 3pm
Guild of Students
Guild tours tailored to the needs and interests of international students
Guild tour for postgraduate students
3pm - 6pm
Guild reception
Tours of the Guild by our officer team with the needs and interests of postgraduate students in mind.
Student Mentor Scheme Office Hours
4pm - 8pm
The Student Mentor Scheme Office, The Vale Hub
Have you got any questions about settling in to university life? Pop in to speak to your Student Mentors.
Postgrad Mixer & Live Music
5pm - 8pm
Joe's Bar, Guild of Students
Find other postgraduates and explore the Guild at our Postgrad Mixer!
Halls Pizza Party
6pm - 9pm
All Accommodation Sites (Common Room)
Come and meet your new flatmates and hall reps over a few slices of free pizza!
Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
The Official Freshers Welcome Party 2018
9pm - 3am
Duck & Scholar, Shackleton Hall, Church Road, B15 3SX

Mon 24th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fair Day 1
10am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Get your hands on LOADS of great freebies and exclusive student discounts!
Finding Your Feet Tours
11am - 1pm
From all accommodation sites (meet at site reception)
Join your Student Mentors for a walking tour, fun campus facts, tips to help you navigate your way around your new surroundings.
PhD Treasure Trail
11am - 1pm
University Station
Are you are a new postgraduate researcher at the University of Birmingham? Join the PhD treasure trail to discover our beautiful campus and meet new friends and colleagues from across the University...
Conversation Corner: Commuter Students
noon - 2pm
Rosa Parks Room
Are you a campus commuter? Come and meet other students living at home over a cuppa!
Crafting for Charity: Make a Card
noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Get a taste of volunteering and do some good by making a card to brighten the day of someone in your community.
Conversation Corner: Disabled Students
3pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks Room
A welcoming and relaxed environment for disabled student to meet together over a cuppa.
PGMSA Welcome
5pm - 10pm
Westmere
Come and join PGMSA for our first event of Welcome Week!
Games and Waffles Night
6pm - 9pm
Common Room, Selly Oak Court
Join your flatmates and Hall Rep for a night of board games and waffles in the Selly Oak Court common room.
Mocktail and Casino Night
7:30pm - 10pm
JC's, Chamberlain Tower
Meet new people and place your bets over a few cheeky Mocktails.

Tue 25th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fair Day 2
11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Get your hands on LOADS of great freebies and exclusive student discounts!
Jobs Fair
11am - 4pm
Underground
Looking for part-time or vacation work? Meet new people, gain skills and earn money by getting yourself a student-friendly job!
Conversation Corner: Mature Students
noon - 2pm
Rosa Parks Room
A chance to meet other mature students over a free tea or coffee.
Crafting for Charity: Make a Positive Note
noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to do something good! We will be making positive notes to give to people around you. Sew, draw or craft a feel-good message.
Introduction to Employability for International Students
2:30pm - 4pm
Rosa Parks Room, Guild of Students
Introduction to Careers Network for international students.
Big Brum Bus Tour
3pm - 5pm
From Vale Village
Hop on board and explore all that your new city has to offer.
Conversation Corner: Postgraduate Students
3pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks Room
Get together with your postgraduate community over a free tea or coffee!
Bounce 'n' BBQ
4pm - 7pm
Jaratt Hall
Join your Hall Reps for a FREE BBQ, bouncy castle, cocktails and more!
Islamic society: Meet & Munch
5pm - 7pm
Guild Council Chamber
A brief introduction to ISOC, a cool quiz, and some pizza to top it off.
WANBA (Women's and Non-Binary Association) tea & coffee
5pm - 7pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
A great chance to meet other members of the association
Postgrad Pub Quiz
6pm - 9pm
The Mermaid Bar
Think you know everything?
The Big Quiz
7pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Lounge (Prtichatts Park)
Come along to our free quiz night and be in with a chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher!
Freshers' Fest: Back to Skool Disco
10:30pm - 3am
Nightingale, Hurst Street
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Freshers' Fest: Retro Sports Night
10:30pm - 3am
Players Bar, Broad Street
Part of your Official Freshers' Fest!

Wed 26th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Conversation Corner: Women Students
10am - noon
Beorma Bar
A relaxed and welcoming space to meet other women and non-binary students - with free tea and coffee!
Crafting for Charity: Make a Card
11am - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Get a taste of volunteering and do some good by making a card to brighten the day of someone in your community.
Employability Skills Fair
11am - 2pm
Rosa Parks Room
Come along and learn about all of the support available to you at University to help you succeed in the graduate employment market!
Societies Fair: Day 1
11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Meet over 300+ student groups, across 3 days - and discover what you love! Today, see the following types of groups : Activity : Interests & Appreciation : Media : Performance
PhD Insider Secrets
noon - 2pm
Westmere
Insider Secrets for Postgraduate Researchers...
Introduction to Employability Services for International Students
2:30pm - 4pm
Rosa Parks
Find out about UoB support services available for international students
Big Brum Bus Tour
3pm - 5pm
From Jarratt Hall
Hop on board and explore all that your new city has to offer.
Lapworth Museum Guided Tour
3pm - 5pm
Mermaid Square
The Lapworth Museum of Geology enables visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years!
Campus tour for international students
4pm - 5pm
Old Joe
A tour of the University campus catering for the needs and interests of international students.
Postgrad Yoga
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westmere
Join our yoga session for healthy body & mind...
Games Night
5:30pm - 7pm
The Melt, Shackleton
A fun evening of nostalgic board games and free snacks! Residents welcome from all accommodation sites.
Board Games with PGMSA
6pm - 9pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
Bring your competitive spirits as we are hosting a night of fun and games this Thursday in the Guild!
Sober Socials Does Bowling
6:15pm - 7:30pm
Hollywood Bowl Birmingham City Centre (near Fiveways)
Come along to meet fellow freshers! We'll be heading to Hollywood Bowl in the town centre. You can either meet us there or walk with us. Walking bus will leave from Old Joe at 4.50pm, and will stop at Chamberlain Tower Main Entrance at 5.15.
Halls Reps Open Air Cinema Presents....
7pm - 10pm
The Vale
A night of open-air movie magic on the Vale...
'The Shape of Water' Screening
7pm - 10pm
Guild Council Chambers: Guild, 1st Floor
A screening to welcome freshers to get to know Filmsoc, as well as welcome back returning students. Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Director and Best Picture, this is sure to be a great watch.
Freshers' Fest: Back to Skool Disco
10:30pm - 3am
Nightingale, Hurst Street
Part of your Official Freshers' Fest!
Freshers' Fest: Retro Sports Night
10:30pm - 3am
Players Bar, Broad Street
Part of your Official Freshers' Fest!

Thu 27th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Battle Re-enactment society: Showcase
11am - 4pm
Outside the Guild of Students
See the Battle Re-enactment society in action!
Societies Fair: Day 2
11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Meet over 300+ student groups across 3 days- discover what you love! There are around 90 groups today : Campaigning & Fundraising : Community Volunteering : Liberation & Representation Associations : Political : Recreational & Competitive
Volunteering Fair
11am - 4pm
Marquee & Underground
Your chance to do something amazing! Come along to discover a whole host of volunteering opportunities.
Conversation Corner: Parents and Carers
noon - 2pm
Amos Room
A relaxed and welcoming space for student parents and carers to meet over a free cuppa.
Crafting for Charity: Make an Origami Crane
noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk Room
Come along to help us create 1000 paper cranes to be donated to those with long term illnesses.
Computer & Videogames society Taster Session
2pm - 5pm
Tolkien Room, Guild of Students
A great chance to get to know other students interested in computer and video games
PhD Researcher Chat
2pm - 4pm
Westmere
Have you got any questions or concerns about your PhD journey? Come and meet your fellow researchers and staff!
Big Brum Bus Tour
3pm - 5pm
From Pritchatts Park
Hop on board and explore all that your new city has to offer.
Conversation Corner: International Students
3pm - 5pm
Amos Room
A chance for students joining us from all over the world to meet their international community on campus.
Garden Games
3pm - 7pm
Liberty Gardens
Meet new people and test your skills against our GIANT garden games - with FREE ice cream thrown in for good measure.
Postgraduate BBQ
5pm - 7pm
Westmere
What better way to start the new academic year with a BBQ at the Westmere PGR Hub...
Eat and Greet
6pm - 7pm
Harvey Milk Room
Come for a snack and a chat with the Environmental Society!
International Welcome Evening
7pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Lounge (Prtichatts Park)
A chance to meet other international students in a relaxed environment. Buffet and refreshments provided.
Roller Disco
7:30pm - 11:59pm
Deb Hall - Guild of Students

Fri 28th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
WiF Society Stall
10am - 4pm
Guild of Students
Interested in finance? Come down to our stall at the Guild of Students to meet our new committee and find out about the events we are putting on throughout the year, with firms including Fidelity, Lloyds, EY & more. MALE STUDENTS ALSO WELCOME!
Conversation Corner: Black and Ethnic Minority
11am - 1pm
Rosa Parks
If you define as a black or ethnic minority student, come along and meet other students new to Birmingham over a cuppa!
PhD Treasure Trail
11am - 1pm
University Station
Join our PhD treasure trail to discover our beautiful campus and meet new friends.
Societies Fair: Day 3
11am - 4pm
Marquee on Guild of Students Back Lawn
Meet over 300+ student groups across 3 days - discover what you love! Today there are 110 groups of the following types: Academic; Cultural & International; Liberation & Representation Associations; Religious & Faith
Campus tour for international students
noon - 1pm
Old Joe
A tour of the University campus to meet the needs and interests of international students.
Chocolate Tasting
noon - 2pm
Bournbrook Conference Room
After a long week of settling in, why not come chill out with friends and try some homemade chocolate!
Crafting for Charity: Make a bird feeder
noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to do something good!
Tea with PGMSA Committee
noon - 1pm
Mandela Room
Come join PGMSA for a cuppa and meet your committee.
Conversation Corner: LGBTQ
1pm - 3pm
Rosa Parks
A relaxed, welcoming and safe space to meet other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer students over a cuppa.
Postgrad Trip to the Barber Institute
2pm - 4pm
Barber Institute
Join our PG community for a visit to the Barber Institute.
Conversation Corner: Trans Students
3pm - 5pm
Mandela Room
If you identify as Trans, come join us for a chat and a cuppa.
Jazz, Funk & Soul society: Freshers' Week Jam
5pm - 8pm
Joe's bar, Guild of Students
An evening of jazz, funk, and soul music.
Movie Night
6pm - 9pm
Liberty Park
Join your hall mates and reps for a chilled out movie night.
Postgrad Pub Night
6pm - 9pm
Mermaid Bar
Come along for a chilled out drink, a nice chat with your fellow postgrads!
Shakespeare society: Inaugral social
6pm - 8pm
Joe's bar, Guild of Students
Shakespeare Society's first get-together to meet the committee and other fellow members or general fans of the playwright, drinking and chatting, all very relaxed in Joe's Bar
Adventist society Meet up
7pm - 8pm
Chaplaincy: Worship Room
A great chance to get to know other Adventist students
Sober Socials Games Night
7pm - 10pm
The Melt, The Vale
Welsh society new students mixer
7pm - 9pm
Duck & Scholar, Vale
A great chance to get to know other Welsh students Email for any queries: welsh@guild.bham.ac.uk
Make a wish society Bingo
7:30pm - 9pm
Duck & Scholar, Vale
We invite you to come grab a drink, have a laugh and maybe even play some good old-fashioned Bingo. With some amazing prizes up for grabs and plenty of food to keep you going, there's no better way to start supporting the worthy charity
Freshers' Fest: Viva Las Vegas Fresher's Ball
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
THE BIG ONE! Your Freshers' Ball 2018...

Sat 29th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest: Viva Las Vegas Fresher's Ball
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
THE BIG ONE! Your Freshers' Ball 2018...
Wayfarers: Taster Walk to Clent Hills
9:45am - 4pm
Meet at Faraday statue near University station
On this walk, everybody is welcome to join us to the Clent hills. We'll have a pleasant hike in this pretty area close to Birmingham. (Requires purchase of train ticket)
Insider Secrets for Part-time and Distance PGRs
10am - 4pm
Westmere
If you are a part-time or distance postgraduate researcher at the University of Birmingham, then this is a session not to be missed.
Postgrad Breakfast!
10am - 11am
Joe's Bar
Do you like Breakfast? Are you a PG?
Saturday Morning PlayScheme: Meet & Greet
11am - noon
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
A chance to learn about how you could volunteer to help children with varying learning and behavioural difficulties who come from disadvantaged backgrounds
Romanian society: Discovering Brum
noon - 3pm
Meet at Old Joe clocktower
a walking trip to the city centre for offering freshers and older students a chance to get to know each other better while exploring Birmingham. Email for queries: romanian@guild.bham.ac.uk
Guild drama workshop
1pm - 3pm
Amos Room, Guild of Students
These will involve drama games, opportunity to meet other freshers interested in acting/directing/producing/stage managing and also get introduced to the 9 drama societies that we have at Birmingham.
Halls Reps Freshers' Fling
2pm - 6pm
The Vale Village
Make sure you don't miss out on this huge FREE event!
Filipino society Meet & Greet
7pm - 9pm
Joe's bar, Guild of Students
An opportunity for new members to meet each other, grab a bite to eat, and to ask the committee any questions they may have about the society/events coming up.
Postgrads go to Fab
10pm - 11pm
Mermaid Bar
Attention Posgrads! Come along to our first ever PG Fab trip!
fabnfresh
11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend is Here

Sun 30th September

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
fabnfresh
11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend is Here
International Breakfast
10am - 11am
Joe's Bar
Come join your fellow international students for breakfast!
Nursesoc merchandise
noon - 11:30pm
Online
Your chance to buy Nursesoc merchandise
Scouts & Guides society: Picnic and Games
1:30pm - 4pm
Selly Park
Join us for a relaxed afternoon in the park as we play various games and eat lots of food. Don't worry if you don't know the way, we'll be meeting outside Shackleton on the vale at 12:45pm, or the Guild at 1pm!
Shakespeare society: Shakesoc watches 'She's the Man'!
3pm - 5pm
Guild Council Chamber
Shakespeare Society settles in for an afternoon with one of the finest adaptations of the Bard ever committed to film: 2006's "sport/romance comedy" 'She's the Man'.
Wayfarers: Taster social
3pm - 6pm
Meet at Old Joe clocktower
Tour of campus and Picnic on the Vale! Come on a tour of the campus guided by veteran members of the society, to see our favourite parts of our lovely university. Then join us for a picnic on the Vale Village and drinks in The Duck and Scholar
Postgrad Mixer
5pm - 8pm
Joe's Bar
Find other postgraduates and explore the Guild at our Postgrad Mixer!
UoB Sing taster rehearsal
6pm - 7:45pm
Amos room, the Guild
Come along to our first, friendly, choir rehearsal of the year!
ASEAN society welcome social
7pm - 8pm
Circo bar, Selly Oak
The Welcome Social is a chance for everyone to meet and get to know each other. There will be ice-breakers to get everyone started.
Freshers' Fest: UV White Tshirt Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!

Mon 1st October

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest: UV White Tshirt Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Campus tour for international students
10am - 11am
Old Joe
A tour of the University campus to meet the needs and interests of international students.
Postgraduate Coffee & Cake
2pm - 3:30pm
Westmere
Join us to meet our friendly members of staff from different departments also network with other postgraduate researchers.
Hall Reps
3pm - 6pm
Bowling society: taster session
5pm - 7pm
Hollywood Bowl, Broadway Plaza
Taster session for anyone interested in ten pin bowling, all abilities welcome, 2 games of bowling and a drink.
Linguist Magazine:
5pm - 7pm
Street Kitchen
Interested in writing for the Linguist magazine and sharing your passion for travel? Speak a foreign language? Come along to our welcome event to eat, drink, and meet the team!
Middle Earth society: Green Dragon Social
7pm - 9pm
Joe's bar, Guild of Students
Introductory welcome for new members to meet the committee and returning members of the society and of course eat some free pizza.
Dance Club Latino: Taster Salsa & Latin Dance Class
8pm - 10pm
Underground, Guild of Students
No experience, shoes or partner required, just come along for a fun class with great latin music, taught by professional teachers!
Freshers' Fest: Music Mash Up
10:30pm - 3am
Rosie's (Broad Street)
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!

Tue 2nd October

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest: Music Mash Up
10:30pm - 3am
Rosie's (Broad Street)
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Tea with Guild Officers
2pm - 3pm
Mandela Room, Guild of Students
A Cappella society Introductory Workshop
5pm - 7pm
Guild Council Chamber
These free two-hour-long sessions will give newcomers a chance to try out A Cappella and beatboxing. The workshops are aimed at anyone from complete novices to A Cappella experts. No registration is required
German Society Freshers' Mixer
5pm - 9pm
Duck & Scholar, Vale
Open to all Freshers who are studying or interested in German. Come and join us, learn about the committee and our events, and meet fellow students over drinks and food!
GMTG: Legally Blonde Vocal Auditions
5pm - 10pm
Room of Requirement, Guild of Students
Auditions for Guild Musical Theatre Group (GMTG)'s production of Legally Blonde
Ballroom and Latin American Dance: Taster Ballroom Dance Classes
6pm - 9pm
Underground, Guild of Students
The Ballroom and Latin American Dance Society hire a professional coach to teach hour-long classes for complete beginners, novices and higher level dancers at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm respectively. Everybody's welcome
Chocolate Tasting Event
6pm - 8pm
Liberty Court Common Room
The sweetest way to chill out with your flat mates - we promise it'll be a fun-do!
Vegetarian & Vegan society: Meet & Greet
6pm - 7pm
Rosa Parks Room, Guild of Students
A welcome event that's a great chance to meet some fellow veggies and vegans, find out about the society and just have a friendly chat. Email vegesoc@guild.bham.ac.uk
Dance Club Latino: Salsa Social & Free Pizza
7pm - 11pm
Joe's bar, then off-campus
We are going to Joe's for drinks and free pizza, then to Rosies for free Salsa classes & social, then Players to dance the night away!
Doctor Who society Episode Taster - 9 & 10
7pm - 9pm
Rosa Parks Room, Guild of Students
For this event we will be watching episodes from the 9th and 10th Doctor.
Skydiving society: Information meeting
7pm - 8pm
Guild Council Chamber
The meetings will each deliver all the information you need to know about our society including costs, travel arrangements, ways of becoming a qualified skydiver and how we're the most epic society.
Wine society: Welcome tasting
7pm - 10pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
This tasting will be a "Great wine on a budget" theme. This means we will be showing our members and guests how one is able to get amazing wine on a budget, and that the price does not always reflect the quality.
Freshers' Fest: Music Mash Up
10:30pm - 3am
Rosie's (Broad Street)
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Freshers' Fest: Toga Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!

Wed 3rd October

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest: Music Mash Up
10:30pm - 3am
Rosie's (Broad Street)
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Freshers' Fest: Toga Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
Shut Up & Work
9:30am - 5pm
Westmere
Who said writing (or reading) needs to be a solitary experience?
Careers Network drop-in session
noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Photosoc: PhotoHunt
2pm - 4pm
Meet at Old Joe clocktower
Armed with disposable cameras and a set of clues, try and find all the locations around campus whilst meeting new people and trying photography along the way! No photography experience is necessary- just come along for some happy snapping!
Trip to Winterbourne Gardens
2pm - 4pm
Winterbourne Gardens (2pm) or leave Guild of Students (1:45pm)
Tea Society & Sober Socials: Cafe Crawl
2:30pm - 6pm
Meet at Old Joe clocktower
A Café crawl with Sober Socials Email for queries: tea@guild.bham.ac.uk or sobersocials@guild.bham.ac.uk
Pakistan society: Fresher's Picnic
3pm - 6pm
Cannon Hill Park
A fun day out in the sun for members of the society to relax and socialise
Introduction to Getting a Part-time Job in Birmingham
4pm - 5pm
Guild Council Chambers
How the Guild can help you to get a job while you're at University.
A Cappella society Introductory Workshop
5pm - 7pm
Guild Council Chamber
These free two-hour-long sessions will give newcomers a chance to try out A Cappella and beatboxing. The workshops are aimed at anyone from complete novices to A Cappella experts. No registration is required
Bowling society: taster session
5pm - 7pm
Hollywood Bowl, Broadway Plaza
Taster session for anyone interested in ten pin bowling, all abilities welcome, 2 games of bowling and a drink.
GMTG: Legally Blonde Vocal Auditions
5pm - 10pm
Room of Requirement, Guild of Students
Auditions for Guild Musical Theatre Group (GMTG)'s production on Legally Blonde Email for queries: gmtg@guild.bham.ac.uk
Introduction to Volunteering in Birmingham
5pm - 6pm
Guild Council Chambers
Come along to our introduction to volunteering to find out about the range of opportunities available in Birmingham.
Baking society: Free bake
5:30pm - 9pm
Chaplaincy: Oasis lounge
A free bake of Millie's chocolate chip cookies. Sign up will be on our Facebook page BakeSoc 2018/19 University of Birmingham; either 5.30 or 7.30pm
Muay Thai Boxing: Introductory Sessions
7pm - 8:30pm
Dance Studio, Guild of Students
Introductory session to Muay Thai boxing
Rock society: welcome meet & greet
7pm - 10pm
Underground, Guild of Students
A chance for Freshers and new members to get to know others interested in punk, rock and metal

Thu 4th October

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Sign Language 103 exams May/June 2018
noon - 5pm
Payment for 103 exams taken from May 29th to 1st June 2018.
Tea/Cakes with your PGO
1pm - 2pm
Mandela
Come join your Postgraduate officer Jess for a cuppa and find out what your Guild officers do for you!
Top Tips to a Great CV
4pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Liberal Democrats society: Liberal Drinks
6:30pm - 8pm
Joe's bar, Guild of Students
A simple meetup and chat over drinks.
Sign Language - Taster Session!
6:30pm - 9pm
Arts Main Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor, Arts Building (R16)
FREE BSL Level 1 Taster Session! Come along to meet the committee and learn some British Sign Language!
Skydiving society: Information meeting
7pm - 8pm
Guild Council Chamber
The meetings will each deliver all the information you need to know about our society including costs, travel arrangements, ways of becoming a qualified skydiver and how we're the most epic society.
Freshers' Fest: Toga Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!

Fri 5th October

Freshers' Fest GOLD Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest PLATINUM Ticket
23rd September 7pm - 5th October 3am
Various Locations
Tickets on sale 16/08 here - 09:30am
Freshers' Fest: Toga Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
First Tea Soc of Term
1pm - 3pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
Taster session It's our usual set up of five exciting different teas and a multitude of biscuits, so come along any time between one and three (or, preferably, for the whole time) to meet new people and consume as much tea as you want
A Cappella society auditions
4pm - 8pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
Auditions for the seven A Cappella groups
Pakistan society: Movies & Games Night
5pm - 8pm
Nuffield Building G17
A fun night of activities for Freshers and existing members of the society to socialise over. With a Bollywood movie for those who prefer to chill and games for those looking to have a good laugh.
Ballroom and Latin American Dance: Dance Practice
6pm - 10pm
Underground, Guild of Students
Come along at any time during our dance practice to practise the steps you learnt on Tuesday and to meet more members of the society! All are welcome - once again, no partner required!
Postgrad Friday
6pm - 9pm
Mermaid Bar
Come along for a chilled out drink make some new friends!
Student Action for Refugees: STAR 101
6pm - 8pm
Guild Council Chamber
An informal information session where there will be a talk from someone from STAR National, free pizza, and a quiz.
Doctor Who society Episode Taster - 11th Doctor
7pm - 10pm
Mandela Room, Guild of Students
For this event we will be watching episodes from the 11th Doctor.
Islamic society: Welcome Dinner
7pm - 9pm
Bab Al Hara
This event is open to everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. The evening will consist of entertainment and a three-course meal as well as many photo opportunities
Freshers' Fest: The Finale Beach Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!

Sat 6th October

Freshers' Fest: The Finale Beach Party
10:30pm - 3am
Guild of Students
Part of your official Freshers' Fest!
GMTG: Legally Blonde Dance Auditions
10am - 5pm
Basement Rehearsal Room, Guild of Students
Auditions for Guild Musical Theatre Group (GMTG)'s production on Legally Blonde Email for queries: gmtg@guild.bham.ac.uk
Islamic society: Big Brum tour
11am - 5pm
Meet at Guild Reception
The tour entails all the places that are essential for a Muslim living out including; where to buy halal meats, trips to the Mosques, all the best Islamic clothing stores and more.
Ballroom and Latin American Dance: Dance Practice
1pm - 5pm
Rosa Parks Room, Guild of Students
Come along at any time during our dance practice to practise the steps you learnt on Tuesday and to meet more members of the society! All are welcome - once again, no partner required! Queries: ballroom@guild.bham.ac.uk
A Cappella society auditions
2pm - 6pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
Auditions for the seven A Cappella groups Free For queries, email acapella@guild.bham.ac.uk or see social media
Chinese society Welcome Party
6pm - 10pm
Underground, Guild of Students
A great chance to meet other Chinese students
Romanian society: Adventure Time
6:30pm - 8pm
Meet at Old Joe clocktower
The event will consist in the exploration of the campus, while accomplishing a Photo Hunt. The Society will make sure that you will uncover the mysteries of the campus, while enjoying its green heart and the great views it has to offer.
Fab N Fresh
11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend is Here

Sun 7th October

Islamic society: Post-Grad tour
11am - 5pm
Meet at Guild Reception
The tour is aimed at helping the new PGs to get to know where certain places are located within Birmingham including mosques, where to buy halal meats, grocery stores, where to buy clothes and the location of halal restaurants and many more
A Cappella society auditions
2pm - 6pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
Auditions for the seven A Cappella groups Free For queries, email acapella@guild.bham.ac.uk or see social media
Battle Re-enactment society: Fresher’s Medieval Combat Welcome Session
2pm - 6pm
Underground, Guild of Students
A free session in which students have an excellent chance to come and try out our re-enactment training! Our experienced trainers will help you learn the basics of medieval fighting with a sword, mace or one handed axe.
UoB Sing taster rehearsal!
6pm - 7:45pm
Amos room, the Guild
Come along to our friendly choir taster rehearsal!

Mon 8th October

Guild skiils series - job seeking strategies for international students
1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
Helping you to find your ideal job after graduation either in the UK or back home
Yoga society taster session
5pm - 6:30pm
Underground, Guild of Students
Classes are suitable for all abilities. Tickets on sale via the Guild website. 2 sessions available: 5-5.40pm or 5.50-6.30pm Email for queries: yoga@guild.bham.ac.uk
Stammtisch #1
7pm - 11pm
Joe's Bar, Guild of Students
Our trademark event is back for 2018/19 - Join us at Joe's Bar to practice German your German over a drink or two
Bad Film Society: Rocky Horror and Pink Flamingos
8pm - 11pm
Mockingbird cinema
A showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Pink Flamingos with Drag Society and Fetish Society

Tue 9th October

Research Showcase & Human Bingo
1pm - 3pm
Marquee next to Bramall Building
Join us to find out about the exciting research conducted by our postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham and join our human bingo to meet your fellow researchers.
Top Tips to a Great CV
4pm - 5pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
Yoga society taster session
4:15pm - 5:45pm
Chaplaincy: Cadbury Room
Classes are suitable for all abilities. Tickets on sale via the Guild website. 2 sessions available: 4.15-4.55pm or 5.05-5.45pm Email for queries: yoga@guild.bham.ac.uk
Comedy Club
7:30pm - 11:30pm
Mermaid Bar and KItchen

Wed 10th October

Yoga society taster session
10am - 11:30am
Classes are suitable for all abilities. Tickets on sale via the Guild website. 2 sessions available: 10-10.40am or 10.50-11.30am Email for queries: yoga@guild.bham.ac.uk
Careers Network drop-in session
noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.
Mathsoc Cadbury World trip
1pm - 4pm
Cadbury World, Bournville
Just got to Birmingham, or been here for years but still haven't visited Cadbury World? Now's your chance! For only £7 you can experience the magical day out that Cadbury World has to offer, Get your tickets quick before they're all snapped up!
Make a Canvas Bag for charity
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Harvey Milk Room, Guild of Students
Upcycle your old t-shirts into canvas bags to be used by local charities.
Wine society: Weird and Wonderful Tasting
7pm - 10pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
At this event, we will be tasting weird and wonderful wines. These will be interesting wines that you don't always find in the supermarket. This is going to be a second welcome tasting for any people who couldn't make the first tasting.
Societies Night
11pm - 3am
Guild Of Students
Societies Night is Back

Thu 11th October

Research Across Campus
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Westmere
Research Across Campus is a networking event where postgraduate researchers from different disciplines get together to present their research.
Nursesoc summer formal
7pm - 11pm
Pitcher & Piano, Birmingham city centre
NurseSoc have some exciting news! Did you miss out on Medball or would you like another chance to get dressed up? We’re hosting a formal! Please note, this event will be postponed to a new date, look out for more details to follow
LGBTQ Association Freshers' Bar Crawl - NEON!
8pm - midnight
Joe's Bar
Freshers and non-freshers alike - get your neons and glitter ready for our first night out of the year! Meeting in Joe's Bar to provide you with face paint, wristbands, free taxis, and friendly faces, it'll be a night to remember!

Fri 12th October

PGR Walk and Talk
noon - 1:15pm
Winterbourne
Join our wellbeing walk in Winterbourne to de-stress and end the week feeling relaxed.
Arts and Crafts Session
4pm - 6pm
Harvey Milk Room
Join the Environmental Society for an Arts and Crafts workshop using recycled materials!

Sat 13th October

Fab N Fresh
11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Starts Here

Mon 15th October

Guild skills series - mastering your global career
1pm - 3pm
Harvey Milk Room
This certificate programme for international students supports your job search and career progression
Top Tips to a Great CV
5pm - 6pm
Harvey Milk Room
Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.

Wed 17th October

Volunteering Day Trip: FareShare 17th October
7:30am - 3:30pm
Guild of Students and FareShare West Midlands
Join us in the fight against food waste and volunteer for one day at FareShare West Midlands.
Careers Network drop-in session
noon - 1pm
Guild reception
Drop in with any quick careers queries and ask the experts from Careers Network.

Thu 18th October

CV checking appointments
10am - noon
Guild Advice
Experts from Careers Network are offering 20 minute appointments every Thursday morning to check your CV and help you to tailor it for securing part-time employment.

Sat 20th October

NISS Cultural Night
6pm - 10pm
Underground
Nigerian Society Cultural night
Fab N Fresh
11pm - 4am
Guild Of Students
The Weekend Starts here
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