Freshers 2016 – What is it really like during freshers?

As the first week of university begins for many new students, there is much to experience. I remember finding out about all the clubs and societies available to join at the students union and the events taking place. it all helped me settle in. The freshers fair, for example, is set up for new students. It has many stalls where you can join different clubs and societies you are interested in, such as the Engineering Society, Cheese tasting society, Harry Potter Society or any sports club. What was great for me was that even though there were societies I didn’t like, I always had the option to make my own.


freshers-fair picture

An example of the typical set-up during freshers fair.


harry potter society

For those who didn’t believe me when I mentioned the Harry Potter Society, this is proof you can sign up to be a wizard here at QMUL !


At Queen Mary, I remember attending a disco that had DJ’s playing music as well as food and drink being served at a bar. This was a great experience for me because despite generally not enjoying this type of environment, I wanted to meet new people who had different hobbies from myself. In the end I was able to make lots of friends, some of which I still hang out with today. In addition, I found it funny that some of the people I met also didn’t like going to discos, and shared the same views as me regarding meeting new people. If I could go back to my first year, I wish I had tried more events such as comedy shows, as I assumed they wouldn’t make me laugh.



The bar makes use of really cool lighting for tables as you can see

Drapers bar before a night event for students.


Typical scenery of students at Drapers.

Typical scenery of students on the dance floor at Drapers !


This was an example of the event I attended during my first year at university.

This was an example of the event I attended during my first year at Queen Mary.


Make sure to check out the QMUL students’ union page to find out what will be happening during this year’s freshers !

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