Finding your circle

Monday 21 September

Medics Freshers Fair

11.45am - 1.14pm (Online)

Leicester University Students’ Union Medical Association (LUSUMA) hosts lots of activities, sports and support specifically for our medical students. The Medics Freshers Fair is a great way to meet their 35+ sub-groups and decide what opportunities you want to try out.

Meet Your Citizens

12.00pm – 12.45pm (Online)

Creator. Athlete. Changemaker. However you define yourself, belong from the start by meeting others who share your passion.

Meet Your Citizens

4.00pm – 4.45pm (Online)

Creator. Athlete. Changemaker. However you define yourself, belong from the start by meeting others who share your passion.

Tuesday 22 September

Meet Your CiMeet Your Citizens

12.00pm – 12.45pm (Online)

Creator. Athlete. Changemaker. However you define yourself, belong from the start by meeting others who share your passion.

Meet Your Citizens

4.00pm – 4.45pm (Online)

Creator. Athlete. Changemaker. However you define yourself, belong from the start by meeting others who share your passion.

Wednesday 23 September

Welcome on Wednesdays

1.00pm – 2.00pm (Online)

Quizzes. Chats. Games. Connect with other international students who have shared your journey to get to Leicester.

Thursday 24 September

International Activities Welcome

11.00am - 1.00pm (Online)

We're showcasing our range of student activities and the variety of student groups available to new students. We can't wait for you to get involved

Table Talk

1.00pm – 2.00pm (Online and In person - The Chaplaincy, Gatehouse)

The spark in your heart. The smile on your face. That warm glow. Belonging feels good. Meet your new tribe in your lunch hour.

PG Tea

5.30pm – 7.00pm (Online)

Postgraduates. You've proven your resilience, capability and determination once already. Embark on your next adventure together by joining our supportive postgraduate community event.

Friday 25 September

Meet Your Citizens

12.00pm – 12.45pm (Online)

Creator. Athlete. Changemaker. However you define yourself, belong from the start by meeting others who share your passion.

Meet Your Citizens

4.00pm – 4.45pm (Online)

Creator. Athlete. Changemaker. However you define yourself, belong from the start by meeting others who share your passion.

The Big Instagram Quiz

8.00pm – 9.00pm (Online)

Our online quiz will test your knowledge, giving you the chance to win a FRE UoL Hoody

Sunday 27 September

Freshers Virtual Welcome Party

9.00pm - Midnight (Online)

We're welcoming you to the University of Leicester with our very own virtual party held in conjunction with Rockstar events and featuring live DJs

Monday 28 September

Welcome from the President and the Education Officer

11.30am - 12.00pm (Online)

This online event will provide a brief introduction to Students' Voice, and what its role is within the Students' Union. Adnan and Mia will walk you through their experiences, their role and what they do to represent you and how the SU staff can facilitate your representation.

Welcome from the Activities and the Sports Officers

3.00pm - 3.30pm (Online)

This event will provide a brief introduction to what Activities and Societies do, as well as what Sports and clubs are available and the positive impact they have on students' success, and will get you acquainted with the Student Leaders that are work to ensure you have access to these facilities. Elle and Hannah will walk you through their experiences, their role and what they do to represent and support you and how the SU staff can facilitate that work.

Matriculation: College of Science and Engineering

10.00am – 10.30am

Pride. Success. Your journey. Own it. Feel it. Wear it. Celebrate your arrival with matriculation, your official welcome ceremony.

Matriculation: College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (except School of Business and Law)

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Pride. Success. Your journey. Own it. Feel it. Wear it. Celebrate your arrival with matriculation, your official welcome ceremony.

Matriculation: College of Life Sciences and Study Abroad & Erasmus

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Pride. Success. Your journey. Own it. Feel it. Wear it. Celebrate your arrival with matriculation, your official welcome ceremony.

Matriculation: School of Business and Law

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Pride. Success. Your journey. Own it. Feel it. Wear it. Celebrate your arrival with matriculation, your official welcome ceremony.

Tuesday 29 September

Meet Your Mentor

10.00am - 4.00pm (Online)

Meet your peer mentor. A current student who has been there and done that and who has been specifically selected to support you based on your course, interests and values.

Get Involved at Leicester

2.30pm - 2.45pm (online)

Here at Leicester there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, whether it's to try something new, make a difference and continue your hobbies and interests. The Students' Union will tell you more about what's on offer.

Yoga

5.30pm – 6.30pm (Online)

Pause. Stretch. Breathe. Relax and rejuvenate in this yoga session for all levels.

Online Escape Room

6.00pm –7.00pm (Online)

Test your problem solving skills with you friends and other new students in an online escape room. Can you crack the puzzle and escape in time?

Wednesday 30 September

Activities Fair

10.00am –4.00pm (Online)

250 ways to fill your time with friendship, fun and adventure. Meet clubs and societies, try something new, find your friends for life.

Sports Fair

10.00am – 3.00pm (Online)

On your marks. Get set. Go. However much you want to get active, we've got you covered. We've got sports clubs, societies and social sport for everyone from beginners to pros. Discover more at our Sports Fair.

Welcome on Wednesdays

1.00pm – 2.00pm (Online)

Quizzes. Chats. Games. Connect with other international students who have shared your journey to get to Leicester.

Wildcard Wednesdays

3.30pm – 5.30pm (Online and in person)

Turn a lump of clay into something unique to you. Have a finished pot for your bits and bobs within minutes.

Thursday 01 October

Activities Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm (Online)

250 ways to fill your time with friendship, fun and adventure. Meet clubs and societies, try something new, find your friends for life.

Global Welcome Cafe

12.00pm – 1.30pm (Online)

Welcome to one of the UK’s most multicultural cities! Make new friends from around the globe with fun crafts and games for you take part in. Feel free to dress in your traditional attire and perhaps prepare yourself a meal typical of your culture to enjoy during the event. It's all about celebrating and learning about different cultures.

Table Talk

1.00pm – 2.00pm (Online and in person - The Chaplaincy, Gatehouse)

The spark in your heart. The smile on your face. That warm glow. Belonging feels good. Meet your new tribe in your lunch hour.

Virtual Life Drawing Class

4.30pm – 5.30pm (Online)

Pose. Composition. Or just some fun. A free life drawing class live streamed from Attenborough Arts Centre - our campus cultural hub.

Netflix Party

7.00pm – 9.00pm (Online)

To coincide with the launch of Black History Month on campus, we'll be watching 13th on Netflix. Grab your popcorn and join us, everyone is welcome! Prior to joining this event, please download the Netflix Party plugin.

Friday 02 October

Give it a Go: Sports

11.00am - 3.00pm (Online)

Try it! Before you commit your time to a sports group or team, there are many you can give a go to see which one is for you.

Mocktail Party

.30pm – 9.00pm (Online)

Come to our online mocktail party - an alcohol free party that is worth getting dressed up for. Take the opportunity to connect with others while chilling out in your own homely setting.

Quiz Night

7.00pm – 8.00pm (Online)

Fancy a relaxing night in? Grab a drink of your choice and join us for our Quiz Night. We can't wait!

The Big Instagram Quiz

8.00pm – 9.00pm (Online)

Our online quiz will test your knowledge, giving you the chance to win a FRE UoL Hoody

Saturday 03 October

Speed Friending Online Edition

7.00pm – 8.00pm (Online)

Meet your peers, compare your likes and build friendships through our take on finding your circle virtually!

Sunday 04 October

Virtual Board Games

8.00pm — 9.00pm (Online)

Test your skills against other students with classic board games, guaranteed to bring out your competitive streak!

Monday 05 October

Give it a Go: Fundraising

11.00am – 3.00pm (Online)

Try it! Fundraising is a great way to give back to the community and to causes which are close to you. Give it a go before deciding which student group is for you.

Give it a Go: Welcome Session

6.30pm – 8.00pm (Online)

This 'give it a go' session will act as a welcome event for our society, where you can meet the committee and get to know other potential society members. The session will also involve free snacks and drinks, and after a Q&A session, which will hopefully answer all your questions on the society and our plans for the year, we will run a fun quiz where there will be prizes up for grabs.

Tuesday 06 October

Yoga

5.30pm – 6.30pm (Online)

Pause. Stretch. Breathe. Relax and rejuvenate in this yoga session for all levels.

Wednesday 07 October

Give it a Go

7.00pm – 8.30pm (Online)

Try it! With so many student groups to choose from, it can be hard to choose the right ones for you. You can give it a go before committing your time. More session details to come!

Wildcard Wednesdays

3.30pm – 5.30pm (Online and in person)

Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn new crafts. Join us for this great opportunity to relax, make new friends, and try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie-dye! Each week will be something different and you won't know what you'll be doing until you begin.

LETSDISKO Club Night - Virtual

9.00pm – Midnight (Online)

LETSDISKO is the biggest student club night in the Midlands. Come and see why with a range of live DJs, brought to you by Rockstar Promotions.

Thursday 08 October

Give it a Go: New Group

11.00am - 1.00pm (Online)

Try it! There are always new student groups created for you to get involved in. Give it a go before joining a group to see what takes your interest.

PG Tea

5.30pm – 7.00pm (Online)

Postgraduates. You've proven your resilience, capability and determination once already. Embark on your next adventure together by joining our supportive postgraduate community event!

Tuesday 13 October

Yoga

5.30pm – 6.30pm (Online)

Pause. Stretch. Breathe. Relax and rejuvenate in this yoga session for all levels.

Wednesday 14 October

Wildcard Wednesdays

3.30pm – 5.30pm (Online and in person)

Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn new crafts. Join us for this great opportunity to relax, make new friends, and try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie-dye! Each week will be something different and you won't know what you'll be doing until you begin.

Thursday 15 October

Global Cafe

4.00pm – 5.30pm (Online)

Welcome to one of the UK’s most multicultural cities! Make new friends from around the globe with fun crafts and games for you take part in. Feel free to dress in your traditional attire and perhaps prepare yourself a meal typical of your culture to enjoy during the event. It's all about celebrating and learning about different cultures.