Warwick Welcome Week 2018
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Your guide to Warwick Welcome Week 2018

A range of events and activities take place on the University of Warwick’s campus during the University’s Welcome Week from 22 to 29 September.

Organised by Warwick’s Students’ Union (SU), the events include fairs, socials and meet and greets for new and current students.

The Welcome Week, or Week 0, was implemented this year after a decade of campaigning by the SU’s Sabbatical Officers.

Starting the week will be the SU Welcome Fair on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, during which students can find out about sports and societies as well as pick up “freebies and special offers” from business’ and local companies.

Entry to the event is free as is entry to the Societies Fair which will take place over two days (24 and 25 September) and the Sports Fair the day after, both of which will be in the Sports Centre.

There will also be an Indoor Market in the SU Atrium and Copper Rooms on the Monday and Wednesday of the week to “help you get kitted out for the start of term”.

A number of social events will also take place at night in the SU’s Copper Rooms beginning with the Club MTV Welcome Parties on 22 and 23 September which cost £5 on the door.

Following this will be a Foam Party on Monday and then Avalanche on Tuesday, an event organised by WarwickSnow in collaboration with the Ministry of Sound.

Playlist will take place on Thursday night which the SU says is a “salute to the most exciting names in UK House, Dance and DnB music” with headline acts Shy FX and Varski, while Reflektor will take place on Friday, playing “contemporary and classic indie” music.

All four events are included in the both the Freshers Pass and Annual Pass.

The evening events culminate in the Freshers Festival on Saturday 29 September which is spread over The Copper Rooms, Atrium and Terrace Bar and includes acts such as Sigma and YUNGEN.

Group socials will also be happening across the University’s campus such as a social for students living off-campus on Monday.

A meet and mingle for BME students as well as a social for commuting students will take place on Tuesday.

International students will be able to meet other students from overseas during a social on 26 September and part-time or mature students can socialise with each other the same day.

Also, a meet and greet for disabled students will follow an accessible tour of campus on September 27.

On the penultimate day of Welcome Week, there will also be a meet and greet for LGBTUA+ students where “students from across the LGBTUA+ spectrum will be there to welcome you and answer your questions”.

BBC Radio 1 will be visiting campus on Wednesday and students can join presenters, producers and crew for “chat, interactive games, exclusive insights and backstage goss”.

Other events during Freshers Week include Sports Day on Friday where students can “try out different activities and take part in informal taster sessions” and a pronoun badge making session.

The final day of Welcome week will see an event hosted by Warwick Comedy Society in the Copper Rooms as well as a screening of Toy Story courtesy of Warwick Student Cinema on the Piazza at 8.30pm.

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