Mind, body and soul

Monday 21 September

Medics Freshers Fair

11.45am - 1.14pm (Online)

Leicester University Students’ Union Medical Association (LUSUMA) host 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.

Wednesday 23 September

Living in the UK Workshop

10.00am – 10.45am (Online)

We're truly global. A mix of the best the world has to offer. Coming from outside the UK? We're proud of our international community and we're here to help you to settle in. This event will take place at the Attenborough Building, ground floor room 002.

All about Voice

11.40am - 2.00pm (Online)

Students' Voice can manifest itself through a variety of forms and through a multitude of platforms. This online event will provide you with an understanding of the different platforms through which your voice can be heard.

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.

Let's Get Cooking

6.00pm – 7.00pm (Online)

Let's get cooking together for simple tips and tricks on rustling up quick, but healthy meals, perfect for life at university.

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

Living in the UK Workshop

2.00pm – 2.45pm (Online)

We're truly global. A mix of the best the world has to offer. Coming from outside the UK? We're proud of our international community and we're here to help you to settle in. This event will take place at the Attenborough Building, ground floor room 002.

Saturday 26 September

Places of Worship: Walking Tour

10.00am - 11.30am (In person - Start point, Oadby Village)

Oadby. A friendly suburb bursting with student life. Shops. Things to do. Places of worship. Discover them all on a quick guided walk around the area.

Sunday 27 September

Photography Competition

9.00am – 8.00pm (Online)

Have you got a keen eye for taking photos? head over to our Instagram and get involved in our photography competition. Our theme: Hail to my flatmates.

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

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

Welcome to the Wellbeing and Liberation Officers

1.00pm - 1.30pm (Online)

This event will provide a brief introduction to what support is available and what liberation means as well as who are the Student Leaders lobbying and campaigning for adequate support that answers students' needs. Karli and Tony 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.

Get to Know Your Sustainable Campus

2.00pm – 3.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Want to know where things are? Or maybe you're new to the city or country and would like to meet new faces and learn about what the Social Impact Team does when it comes to sustainability? Come along on our guided tour to learn more about the University and how we are putting sustainability at the fore front.

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.

Meet your Distance Learning Officer

3.45pm – 4.00pm (Online)

This event will provide a brief introduction to what support is available and the Student Leaders lobbying and campaigning for an enhancement of distance learning and adequate support that answers students' needs. Nicolas 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.

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.

Support Fair

10.00am - 4.00pm

If only moving to university had an instruction manual. Not to worry. Get step-by-step support from the Students' Union on budgeting, private sector-housing and ask any questions you’ve got about student life.

Support for You

10.00am - 10.15am (online)

Anyone can need support at any time and so it’s useful to know who is here to help should you ever need it. Our friendly Student Support Service is here if you need to speak to someone about health and wellbeing, advice on financial and housing support and more. Find out more about how they can support you with this introduction.

Spiritual Wellbeing and Support

10.30am - 10.45am

Our Chaplains would like to welcome you all and share with you how you can nurture your spiritual side or the support they can provide you even if you are not spiritual. They are open to everyone and run regular events so you can make friends and just take some time to yourself.

Keeping Your Safe

11.00am - 11.15am (online)

Your safety is our priority and we have a great team here who will be there should you need them. Find out what they do and what you can do to make sure your safe, but also help to keep others safe around you.

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

Study Support

11.30am - 11.45am (online)

We have all the resources you need to help you succeed with your studies. Whether its using our extensive on campus and online Library facilities or the Academic Skills Centre, find out what’s available here.

Sport and Active Life Showcase

12.00pm - 12.15pm (online)

Maintain a healthy lifestyle, try something new or compete as part of a sports club with a full range of facilities, clubs and classes on offer for you to get involved with. Whatever your motivation, there is something for everyone.

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.

Arts and culture with the Attenborough Arts Centre

3.00pm - 3.15pm (online)

Attenborough Arts Centre is your place on campus to connect with art, craft and culture. With regular free classes and art gallery shows to immerse yourself in join Alistair as he talks you through what they have in store for your first term!

Supporting Social and Environmental Sustainability

3.30pm - 3.45pm (online)

Join the session to learn more about what the social impact team does when it comes to sustainability matters. I will also be running a Kahoot quiz for you to get involved in!

Virtual Cookery with LilCreusetCooks

4.00pm – 5.00pm (Online)

Student food doesn't have to all be pasta and beans! Food blogger and Instagram reviewer LilCreusetCooks will be taking you through how to make tasty meals on a budget, including how to batch cook, and how to stock up your spice cupboard without spending a fortune. All recipes and costings per meal will be provided.

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

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.

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.

Living in the UK Workshop

10.00am – 10.45am (Online)

We're truly global. A mix of the best the world has to offer. Coming from outside the UK? We're proud of our international community and we're here to help you to settle in. This event will take place at the Attenborough Building, ground floor room 002.

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

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.

Get to Know Your Sustainable Campus

2.00pm – 3.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Want to know where things are? Or maybe you're new to the city or country and would like to meet new faces and learn about what the Social Impact Team does when it comes to sustainability? Come along on our guided tour to learn more about the University and how we are putting sustainability at the fore front.

Wildcard Wednesdays

3.30pm – 5.30pm (Online)

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

Let's Get Cooking

6.00pm – 7.00pm (Online)

Let's get cooking together for simple tips and tricks on rustling up quick, but healthy meals, perfect for life at university.

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.

Volunteering Fair

10.00am – 3.00pm (Online)

The Students’ Union works with a wide range of national and local charities, with opportunities for you to volunteer your time and make a huge difference to the work they do – whilst you get you develop new skills and meet new people. Come and meet some of these charities and find out what they have on offer for you!

Money Matters

11.00am – 12.00pm (Online)

Money matters. We're here to ease any complication and stress. Talk to us confidentially to get support with your finances.

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

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.

Friday 02 October

Representative and Activism Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm (Online)

Meet elected students who are responsible for ensuring academic staff get student feedback and find out how to become one yourself. Plus, find out more about the existing student campaigns this year, engage in workshops to develop your activism and understand how you can lead change.

Introduction to Representative and Activism Fair

10.30am – 11.00am (Online)

The President Mia Nembhard and the Education Officer Adnan Rahman will be providing you with a short introduction to the Representation and Activism Fair and what are the opportunities available to get involved.

Officer Campaigns - Presidence and Sports Officer

10.45am – 11.15am (Online)

Meet Mia and Hannah, find out more about their campaigns for the year, discover how you can get involved and ask them any questions you might have.

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.

Standing Together

11.00am – 12.00pm (Online)

Acceptance. Equality. Kindness. Find out how we are Standing Together as one community for these values, tackle unacceptable behaviours, and support you.

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

Welcome to the BAME Officer

11.15am – 11.30am (Online)

This event will provide a short welcome from the elected BAME Officer who will introduce you to the support available for Student Leaders lobbying and campaigning for an enhancement of accessibility, equality and inclusion. Additionally Janine 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.

Black History Month Launch

11.30am – 11.45am (Online)

Tony, our Liberation Officer, will officially launch the start of Black History Month. This year, the Union and University are taking a collaborative approach to bring a year along campaign to celebrate Black History. This year, we will be looking at it from a different lens, looking at our past, our present and our future.

Get to Know Your Sustainable Campus

2.00pm – 3.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Want to know where things are? Or maybe you're new to the city or country and would like to meet new faces and learn about what the Social Impact Team does when it comes to sustainability? Come along on our guided tour to learn more about the University and how we are putting sustainability at the fore front.

Living in the UK Workshop

2.00pm – 2.45pm (Online)

We're truly global. A mix of the best the world has to offer. Coming from outside the UK? We're proud of our international community and we're here to help you to settle in. This event will take place at the Attenborough Building, ground floor room 002.

Officers Campaigns: Education Officer and Activities Officer

2.45pm – 3.15pm (Online)

Meet Adnan & Elle, find out more about their campaigns for the year, discover how you can get involved and ask them any questions you might have.

Student Health and Wellbeing

3.00pm – 4.00pm (Online)

Your health matters - to you and to us. Look after your mind, body and soul. We're here to answer your questions on registering with a doctor, the NHS, loneliness and homesickness.

Mocktail Party

7.30pm – 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.

Saturday 03 October

Places of Worship: Walking Tour

11.00am - 12.30pm (In person)

Leicester. A diverse and vibrant city bursting with student life. Shops. Things to do. Places of worship. Discover them all on a quick guided walk around the area.

Sunday 04 October

Photography Competition

9.00am – 8.00pm (Online)

Have you got a keen eye for taking photos? head over to our Instagram and get involved in our photography competition. Our theme: My Leicester Life.

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.

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

Get to Know Your Sustainable Campus

2.00pm – 3.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Want to know where things are? Or maybe you're new to the city or country and would like to meet new faces and learn about what the Social Impact Team does when it comes to sustainability? Come along on our guided tour to learn more about the University and how we are putting sustainability at the fore front.

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

Conscious Guide Around Leicester

11.00am – 12.30pm (in-person: meet outside the Charles Wilson Building on the steps)

Explore more of what Leicester can offer in terms of culture, sustainability and diversity! We will be taking you on a guided tour as part of University of Leicester Freshers to showcase what the city can offer you from what to buy from independent stores to where you can buy fresh veg.

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.

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.