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Tickets and Wristbands on sale:
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Hello from your students' union!

Coming to university is an exciting adventure and it all kicks off with the Students’ Union’s Freshers’ Week. A week of awesome activities and events aimed to help you meet new people, get involved and give you some unforgettable memories.

UWESU Presidents 2014/15

As your Students’ Union elected officers we’re here to represent your views on a wide range of issues, so look out for us during Freshers’ Week and say hello!

Stay up to date with everything happening throughout Freshers' Week and the rest of the year by tuning in to UWE Students' Union on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Get the latest news, events, updates and competitions!

Check out the video...

Expect a great welcome to UWE Bristol from the Students' Union and the University! Here's a sneak peak of what's to come...

Events

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City Centre
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Freshers Fair 2014
19th September
ECC - Frenchay Campus
Freshers Event | Frenchay Event | Freshers - Day Time
Festival of Colour
19th September
Lakota
Drum & Bass Hall of Famer Friction descends on Lakota for a festival of chaos and colour.
Freshers Event | Bristol Events
Foam Party
19th September
Frenchay Campus
Freshers Event | Frenchay Event | Red bar events

wristbands

Get your wristband to guarantee entry to the events, but hurry! These will sell out!

All Events Wristband - SOLD OUT

The All Events Wristband (pink) gives you entry to all UWE Freshers' events. This includes every event listed except the bus and boat tours, plus queue-jump for you and a friend (they need their own ticket). - £70

Main Events Wristband

The Main Events Wristband (yellow) gives you entry to the Main UWE Freshers' events. These are listed under the Main Events section of the website. - £60

tickets

Wristbands and tickets will go on sale from Midday on Monday 4th August from this website.

Due to high demand, most events WILL sell out, so get your tickets and wristbands early! There will a very limited number of tickets available on the door for all events.

For updates on ticket sales as well as all things UWE Freshers 2014, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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More Information

Didn't get into UWE? No problem

Refunds are available for anyone who doesn't make it into UWE for whatever reason. Unfortunately, there are no other circumstances we refund tickets.

What does the Wristband include?

There are two wristbands available. The All Events Wristband (pink) gives you entry to all official UWE Freshers' events. That's every event listed on this website. You will also get queue-jump for you and a friend (they need their own ticket). The Main Events Wristband (yellow) gives you entry to all of the official Main UWE Freshers' events. These are listed under the Main Events section of the website, and have the yellow Main Events logo on the banners on the website and on Facebook. There is a Main Event on every night.

What is a Main Event?

The Main events are the biggest events on that day. They are listed on the Main Events section of this website and have been marked with a yellow Main Event logo on the banners on Facebook. If you're worried about what tickets to buy, a safe bet is to buy these since you will have somewhere to go every night and chances are at least some of your friends will also be going!

Why is the Main Events Wristband more expensive than buying the events individually?

The wristband offers you peace of mind that you are covered for the whole week and don't need to worry about bringing tickets to any of the events (or loosing it)! It's your choice though, you may wish to buy individually.

Will tickets sell out?

Traditionally, most events sell out ahead of Freshers' Week. Some events sell out faster than other since they're all different sizes. Our Facebook page is a good source to keep up to date over what's selling like hot cakes.

Will you post my tickets or can I collect?

In most instances we will post your ticket to your specified address. However we will not post your ticket if you are based overseas (non-UK) or if you are staying in student halls. You don't have to do anything to mark as collection, we will automatically hold these envelopes back for collection. Closer towards Freshers Week we will hold your ticket for collection regardless of address since you may order your ticket and miss it in the post as you move to Bristol. This will be clearly marked on your receipt.

Ticket deliveries and lost tickets

We aim to deliver tickets within 5 working days. Please note we do not offer an E-ticket (unless we have sent one to you after prior arrangement). Please keep hold of your ticket! We can only replace tickets that have been lost in the post.

Delivery and international addresses

If you have an international address, we will hold the tickets here automatically at UWE (Frenchay Campus). You can collect your tickets from Red Bar once you arrive (from the 13th September).

When can I collect my ticket or wristband?

From Friday 12th September from the Ticket Office in Red Bar on Frenchay Campus. The Ticket Office will remain open throughout Freshers Week including Welcome Weekend.

Wristband Tickets

If you have ordered a wristband, you will be sent a paper ticket (or one will be waiting for your collection - see above). You must bring this ticket to the Ticket Office in Red Bar to exchange for an actual wristband. We cannot issue the wristband without placing it on your wrist so you cannot send someone on your behalf to collect the wristband. You can't gain entry to events using your Wristband paper ticket, you must exchange this for a wristband to gain entry.

Can I upgrade my Yellow Wristband to Pink?

No. Afraid not. The Pink Wristbands are extremely limited supply.

Ticket Validity

Your ticket is valid for two hours from the start time of the event (this is stated on your ticket). After this we hold the right to re-sale your ticket to those wishing to come in and pay on the door. We will still let you in with your ticket if you arrive after this time but you may have to queue on a one-in-one-out basis for capacity reasons at the venue. Please arrive on time to avoid disappointment.

Free events, non-ticketed events

Just turn up! But please arrive early as we can never guarantee entry.

Bring your papers!

Please bring age ID to ALL UWE Freshers' events. Driving licence or passports, please. ID will be asked for 100% of guests at all of our venue doors, no exceptions.

Purchasing tickets on arrival

It's a risky option, but you could wait until you arrive at UWE to buy your tickets. For the last 3 years, this has left a lot of disappointed Freshers! Some events will have tickets available at the door. Please arrive at the start time and join the queue. Prices may be increased at the door.

What's the line-up?

Check out the individual events for the different line-ups.

Other (non-official) Freshers' events

Look out for any Freshers' events which are trying to look official. They might exist, but they're not the events which all the new students will be going to! The official UWE Freshers' Week is ran by your students' union, which is a non-profit organisation. We ensure value for money is delivered at every Freshers' event - not just another clubnight!

I'm not at UWE, can I come?

Tickets will only be available to buy by Freshers, so you can come as long your friend who's coming to UWE buys the ticket.

Want to bring a friend to an event?

Not a problem, you can bring along up to 4 guests for any UWE Freshers event. If the event is ticketed, you will need to purchase the ticket on their behalf.


All ticketed events strictly 18+


Freshers Parking

Parking for events at Frenchay campus is FREE in Car Parks 2 and 3

All Freshers enquiries, get in touch

freshersevents@uwe.ac.uk

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what to do now...

Go Out

Coming to university is an exciting adventure and it all kicks off with the Students’ Union’s Freshers’ Week. It’s packed with awesome activities and events aimed to help you meet new people, get involved and give you some unforgettable memories.

Students at UWE Freshers 2013

With a great atmosphere and a load of fantastic events, this is the best way to meet new people and have fun.

Take a look at the events happening and start planning your Freshers' Week now!

Follow Us -

Stay up to date with everything happening throughout Freshers' and the rest of the year by tuning in to the UWE Students' Union social media channels! Get the latest news, events, updates and competitions!


Don't forget to get involved on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #uwefreshers

Want to find your housemates and coursemates and talk about starting University with other Freshers? Join the UWE Freshers 2014/15 Group!

Read the guide

The Freshers Guide gives you a flavour of what life's like for a Fresher at UWE Bristol, including events and opportunities.

Click here to read the 2014 Freshers Guide!

Coming to UWE this September? Look out for your guide arriving in the post soon!

Join in

UWE Students' Union offers a diverse range of sports and activities for you to take time out from your studies and meet people with similar interests.

Basketball at Freshers Fair 2013

Check out our full listings of Sports, Societies and Community Networks by clicking here!

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