Welcome events

Explore, socialise and settle in. New and returning students can enjoy our range of events and activities to help you make friends, try something new and find your way around your new home. 

We appreciate starting university or even returning after the past year will be different for each of you; you may be looking forward to it or you may be feeling anxious. No matter how you are feeling there will be something for everyone along with safety measures in place in line with any Government guidance if come September this still applies.

From joining student groups, campus and city tours to wellbeing support and more, we have lots of in-person and online events to ensure you have a great start to the academic year whether you're just starting at Leicester or continuing into the next year. If you're arriving early, no problem! We have events from Monday 20 September so you can meet new people, help answer any questions you may have and get a head start on settling in. 

You can also:

  • Access the Headstart programme if you are a new student and have completed your online registration. The programme includes great tips and information about study skills, student life and support both on demand and live. 
  • Take a look at what events the Leicester Union are offering. 
  • Sign up to gain priority access to Fresh Festival events by completing priority registration.

25 September - 1 October

Monday 27 September

Attenborough Arts Takeover

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square)

Join us for a mini celebration of arts and culture and an introduction to the Attenborough Arts Centre. We have a range of activities throughout the day to inspire your creativity, support your wellbeing and enable you to meet new people and make new friends:

  • 10.00am - 4.00pm Block Letter Printing
  • 12.00pm - 4.00pm Help Art Save Lives Placard Making 
  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm Shell Suit Cher Bingo
  • 1.00pm - 1.30pm Tallulah Blue Circus Performance
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm Life Drawing
  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm Shell Suit Bingo
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm Drag Show

Get Involved Pop-Ups

10.00am - 2.00pm (in-person: Brookfield Hub) 

The Students' Union and Sport and Active Life will be at Brookfield so you can find out more about what you can get involved in whether it's joining a society or sports club, gym memberships and support. 

Poster Sale

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Centenary Square)

Decorate your student halls or house with posters and unique artwork at low prices. 

Vintage Clothes Sale

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Union Square, ground floor in the Percy Gee Building). 

Grab yourself the freshest threads at the vintage clothing sale – a sustainable way to shop at prices to suit any budget!  

Get Involved Pop-Ups

10.00am - 2.00pm (in-person: Brookfield Hub) 

The Students' Union and Sport and Active Life will be at Brookfield so you can find out more about what you can get involved in whether it's joining a society or sports club, gym memberships and support. 

Campus Tour

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Staying safe at Leicester 

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: room Lecture Theatre 3 in the Bennett Building)

It's important to look after yourself whilst at Leicester. This talk will take you through the security and safety measures we have in place to keep you safe and provide key information about how to get support and help if you need it. 

Discover Volunteering 

11.00am - 12.00pm (in-person: Garendon, 4th floor of Charles Wilson Building)

Did you know that volunteering can help you both personally and professionally?  Learn about the range of opportunities available during Make a Difference Weeks, which are a mix of short-term and one-off volunteering opportunities in the local community. Booking link will be available soon. 

Leicester Uncovered

12.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Get to know all the popular and quirky spots of Leicester city centre that our students love. Your Welcome Team tour guide will show you the best places to shop, eat, bank, visit and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Support Pop-Ups

12.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square) 

The Career Development Service, Volunteering, Library, Chaplaincy and Security will be sharing with you how they can support, from preparing applications and interviews, making a difference through volunteering, spiritual wellbeing, keeping safe and study support. 

Campus Tour

3.00pm - 3.45pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Sports Give it a Go: Table Tennis

4.00pm - 5.45pm (in-person: Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio, downstairs)

  • On this day we are running a mini Tournament for people of all abilities.
  • Sign up

Food and Film Night (Inception)

5.00pm start (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square)

Enjoy some tasty snacks whilst you watch a movie on our big screen at this super popular event. Book here to guarantee a space. 

Sports Give it a Go: Basketball

6.00pm - 7.30pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Sports Hall in Oadby)

  • Arrive in playing kit and bring plenty of water and long layers for afterwards.

Sports Give it a Go: Squash

6.00pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Princess Road Squash Courts)

  • Ladies only session
  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

6.30pm - 7.30pm (in-person: Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium)

  • Join our club’s Facebook page
  • We’ll try and organise transport to the track for the first session from Oadby (information will be on our Facebook page).
  • Wear running kit, bring spikes if you want but not necessary/water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Hockey

7.00pm - 8.25pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Astro in Oadby)

  • Ladies session
  • Look for information on ULLHC on Instagram
  • Arrive in sports kit (including any hockey gear you may already own)

Sports Give it a Go: SWOLO

7.00pm - 8.30pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Swimming Pool in Oadby)

  • Changing rooms are available at the sports centre
  • No additional kit is required for the give it ago sessions just yourself, goggles and a hat if you have one
  • Bring a water bottle with you
  • Join our club’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Sports Give it a Go: Hockey

8.30pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Astro in Oadby)

  • Men's session
  • Look for information on ULMHC on Instagram
  • Arrive in sports kit (including any hockey gear you may already own)

Tuesday 28 September

Support and Voice Fair

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Percy Gee Building)

Whether you’re new or returning, it’s a great time to learn more about the Students’ Union. We are here to support and represent you. There will be opportunities to find out who we are, what support we offer and introduce you to your Officers.

Sports Fair: Oadby

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Sports Centre, Oadby)

Whether you are looking to try something new or want to pick up a hobby or interest you already have, find out about all of the sporting opportunities available here at Leicester.  

Welcome Lounge

11.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square)

With comfy seating and music, the Welcome Lounge is a great place for you to hang out and chill in-between your busy Welcome schedule.

Support Pop-Ups

11.00am - 2.00pm (in-person: Brookfield Hub) 

Come speak to the Career Development Service and Security to find out more about how they can support you. 

Campus Tour

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Staying safe at Leicester 

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: Lecture Theatre 3 in the Bennett Building)

It's important to look after yourself whilst at Leicester. This talk will take you through the security and safety measures we have in place to keep you safe and provide key information about how to get support and help if you need it. 

Networking with the Part-Time Officers

11.00am - 12.00pm (in-person:  Students' Union Boardroom, Percy Gee Building)

Come and network with the 2021/22 Womens, BAME, Mature and Part-Time, Distance Learning, and International Student Officers. Learn more about their roles, share the issues that are important to you, and find out how you can get involved in networks and liberation campaigns. Find out more here

Campus Hotspots: Live Tour

12.00pm - 12.30pm (online) 

Join us live on Instagram to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more.

Leicester Uncovered

12.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Get to know all the popular and quirky spots of Leicester city centre that our students love. Your Welcome Team tour guide will show you the best places to shop, eat, bank, visit and more. Book here to guarantee a space. 

All About Voice

1.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: Students' Union Training Room, 1st floor of the Percy Gee Building)

Learn how you can use your voice to champion students, and how our Student Leaders can support you to have the best time at university. Find out more here

Mug Painting

1.00pm - 3.00pm (in-person: The Gatehouse, Chaplaincy on University Road)

Come and meet new people as you showcase your creativity and paint a mug at the Gatehouse Chaplaincy. All materials provided. Book to guarantee your space by emailing Ros Henwood at rfh7@le.ac.uk 

Sports Centre: Live Tour

2.00pm - 2.30pm (online)

Explore our gym and sports centre facilities as you join us on Instagram for a live tour.

Making a Chance in the SU

2.00pm - 2.40pm (in-person: Students' Union Boardroom, Percy Gee Building)

What changes would you like to make? Discover what a change looks like, how to run a campaign, and how to use the Students’ Union to make change. Whether this is working with course reps, officers, networks, or just spreading awareness about an issue with your group or friends. Find out more.

Making a Chance in the SU

2.00pm - 3.00pm (online)

What changes would you like to make? Discover what a change looks like, how to run a campaign, and how to use the Students’ Union to make change. Whether this is working with course reps, officers, networks, or just spreading awareness about an issue with your group or friends. Find out more.

Identity, Liberation and Sexual Health

2.00pm - 3.30pm (in-person: Students' Union Training Room, 1st floor of the Percy Gee Building)

From contraception to consent and decolonising sex, join our expert panel for honest conversations about sex relating to liberation communities and hear crucial information on how to stay safe while at university. Find out more here

Campus Tour

3.00pm - 3.45pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Big Pub

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Campus Kitchen, ground floor of the Percy Gee Building)

Come along with your friends to eat, drink and be entertained as we transform Campus Kitchen into your very own pub! 

Tickets are just £5 per person and includes one drink and a portion of loaded fries! Buy your tickets now from the Rockstar Promotions app (Search 'Rockstar Promotions' and download the app) or on their website.  

Sports Give it a Go: Mixed Hockey

6.00pm - 7.30pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Astro in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle. Hockey sticks are provided so they don’t need to buy one prior to the GIAG session (unless they already have their own). Bring a pen in case there are any forms to fill out (to avoid pen sharing with covid)

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: O2 Academy)

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Students' Union Square in Percy Gee Building)

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby Union (W)

6.30pm - 8.30pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Bring rugby/football boots if you have them
  • Join our club’s Facebook page here or message ULWRFC on Instagram
  • Feel free to turn up mid-session if the times clash with another GIAG

Sports Give it a Go: Jiu Jitsu

7.00pm - 8.30pm (in-person: Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio, downstairs)

  • Arrive in sportswear and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Fencing

7.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Activity Room in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit
  • Bring water bottle
  • Make sure to follow the clubs social media pages, Instagram and facebook, a facebook freshers group page will be shared nearer September.
  • Feel free to contact us via email or social media with any questions

Sports Give it a Go: Lacrosse

8.30pm - 9.15pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Astro in Oadby)

Sports Give it a Go: Lacrosse

9.15pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Astro in Oadby)

Wednesday 29 September

Sports Fair: Main Campus 

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Students' Union, Percy Gee Building)

Whether you are looking to try something new or want to pick up a hobby or interest you already have, find out about all of the sporting opportunities available here at Leicester.  

Activities Fair: Day 1 

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Students' Union, Percy Gee Building)

Whether you’re interested in Ballroom Dancing, Baking or Big Band, with 200+ societies, there’s bound to be something for you. Visit Activities Fair to meet all of our societies and find out how you can get involved – now’s the time to try something new!

Sports and Active Life Takeover

10.00am - 2.30pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square)

Join us for a range of taster sessions with our instructors and discover ways to look after your physical and mental wellbeing: 

  • 10.00am – 10.30am Boot Camp 
  • 11.00am – 11.30am Stretch
  • 12.00pm – 12.30pm Legs, Bums & Tums
  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm Pilates 
  • 2.00pm – 2.30pm PiYo 

Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and no equipment needed. Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move around, trainers for Boot Camp and Legs, Bums and Tums, and bring some water to keep hydrated. 

Campus Tour

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Staying safe at Leicester 

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: Lecture Theatre 3 in the Bennett Building)

It's important to look after yourself whilst at Leicester. This talk will take you through the security and safety measures we have in place to keep you safe and provide key information about how to get support and help if you need it. 

Welcome on Wednesday

11.00am - 12.00pm (online)

Find your group, develop friendships or make new ones. Come along and chat with peers and Chaplains as well as games and quizzes to enjoy. Especially for international students, but all welcome. To receive the event link please email Ros Henwood at rfh7@le.ac.uk 

Leicester Uncovered

12.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Get to know all the popular and quirky spots of Leicester city centre that our students love. Your Welcome Team tour guide will show you the best places to shop, eat, bank, visit and more. Book here to guarantee a space. 

Welcome on Wednesday

1.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: The Gatehouse, Chaplaincy on University Road)

Find your group, develop friendships or make new ones. Come along and chat with peers and Chaplains as well as games and quizzes to enjoy. Especially for international students, but all welcome. Book to guarantee your space by emailing Ros Henwood at rfh7@le.ac.uk 

Campus Tour

3.00pm - 3.45pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

3.00pm-4.00pm (Victoria Park)

  • Join our club’s Facebook page
  • Meet by the war memorial
  • Wear running kit
  • There won’t be anywhere safe to store belongings, so bring minimal stuff if possible

Sports Give it a Go: SWOLO

3.00pm - 4.30pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Swimming Pool in Oadby)

  • Changing rooms are available at the sports centre
  • No additional kit is required for the give it ago sessions just yourself, goggles and a hat if you have one
  • Bring a water bottle with you
  • Join our club’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Sports Give it a Go: Squash

6.00pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Princess Road Squash Courts)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Ultimate

6.00pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Sports Hall in Oadby)

Sports Give it a Go: Dodgeball

8.15pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Sports Hall in Oadby)

Thursday 30 September

Sports Give it a Go: Archery

9.00am - 11.45am (in-person: O2 Academy)

Welcome Lounge

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square) 

With comfy seating and music, the Welcome Lounge is a great place for you to hang out and chill in-between your busy Welcome schedule.

Freshers' Fair: Day 1

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Percy Gee Building)

Get all the best freebies, discounts, and student-friendly offers from local and national companies at Freshers' Fair, don't forget to grab your free slice from Dominos Pizza!

Activities Fair: Day 2 

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Students' Union, Percy Gee Building)

Whether you’re interested in Ballroom Dancing, Baking or Big Band, with 200+ societies, there’s bound to be something for you. Visit Activities Fair to meet all of our societies and find out how you can get involved – now’s the time to try something new!

Campus Tour

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Culture Cafe: Welcome Lunch

12.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: Belvoir City Lounge, 2nd floor of the Charles Wilson Building)

Join us for lunch to celebrate our global university community. Meet new friends from just down the road and across the globe as you compete for prizes with games galore and work together to be quiz champions. You’ll event get the opportunity to send a Leicester postcard home. Who knows, that person sitting next to you could be your future best pal. Book here to guarantee a space

Leicester Uncovered

12.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Get to know all the popular and quirky spots of Leicester city centre that our students love. Your Welcome Team tour guide will show you the best places to shop, eat, bank, visit and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Campus Tour

3.00pm - 3.45pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Living in the UK talk

3.00pm - 4.00pm (online) 

Join this live session to hear from fellow international students about life in the UK, with tips on must eat foods, understanding British slang, information on banks and supermarkets, and more. 

Attenborough Arts Centre: Live Tour

12.00pm - 12.30pm (online)

Join us on Instagram for a live tour of our very own Attenborough Arts Centre. Explore the exhibition spaces, find out about our arts classes, performance schedule and more.

Sports Give it a Go: Cricket

4.00pm - 6.00pm (in-person: CCA)

  • Prospective members Taster Session/Trial.
  • Bring your own cricket equipment if you have it. Bring water.

Sports Give it a Go: Dodgeball

6.00pm - 7.45pm (in-person: Danielle Brown Sports Hall)

Sports Give it a Go: Squash

6.00pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Princess Road Squash Courts)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle

Big Pub

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Campus Kitchen, ground floor of the Percy Gee Building)

Come along with your friends to eat, drink and be entertained as we transform Campus Kitchen into your very own pub! 

Tickets are just £5 per person and includes one drink and a portion of loaded fries! Buy your tickets now from the Rockstar Promotions app (Search 'Rockstar Promotions' and download the app) or on their website.  

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: O2 Academy)

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

6.15pm - 7.15pm (in-person: Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio, downstairs)

Sports Give it a Go: Mixed Hockey

6.30pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Astro in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle. Hockey sticks are provided so they don’t need to buy one prior to the GIAG session (unless they already have their own). Bring a pen in case there are any forms to fill out (to avoid pen sharing with covid)

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby League

6.30pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle (wear boots if possible – weather dependent)

Sports Give it a Go: Jiu Jitsu

7.00pm - 8.30pm (in-person: Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio, downstairs)

  • Arrive in sportswear and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Fencing

6.00pm - 8.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Activity Room in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit
  • Bring water bottle
  • Make sure to follow the clubs social media pages, Instagram and facebook, a facebook freshers group page will be shared nearer September.
  • Feel free to contact us via email or social media with any questions

Friday 1 October

Welcome Lounge

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square) 

With comfy seating and music, the Welcome Lounge is a great place for you to hang out and chill in-between your busy Welcome schedule.

Freshers' Fair: Day 2

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person: Percy Gee Building)

Get all the best freebies, discounts, and student-friendly offers from local and national companies at Freshers' Fair, don't forget to grab your free slice from Dominos Pizza!

Campus Tour

11.00am - 11.45am (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Leicester Uncovered

12.00pm - 2.00pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Get to know all the popular and quirky spots of Leicester city centre that our students love. Your Welcome Team tour guide will show you the best places to shop, eat, bank, visit and more. Book here to guarantee a space.  

Sports Give it a Go: American Football

1.00pm - 3.00pm (in-person: Stoughton Road Playing Fields)

Meet your SU! Q&A

2.00pm - 3.00pm (in-person: Marquee on Centenary Square)

A chance for you to meet the team who represent you and your needs while you’re at university. They’ll be chatting about the opportunities available to you, from sports to societies to jobs; how you can amplify your voice and get involved, either through elected positions or just starting your own campaign; what support is available to you, from peer mentoring to advice on how to adult! There will also be a chance to ask them any questions you have about life at Leicester too.

Campus Tour

3.00pm - 3.45pm (in-person: meet at the Campus Tour hut outside the Fielding Johnson Building main entrance)

Take a walking tour with a student from the Welcome Team to discover all the key places on campus. We’ll show you the best places to meet your friends, study, chill and more. Book here to guarantee a space.

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby Union (Men)

4.00pm - 6.00pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sport kit (including any contact gear and rugby boots).

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby Union (Women)

7.45pm - 9.15pm (in-person: Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch in Oadby)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Bring rugby/football boots if you have them
  • Join our club’s Facebook page or message ULWRFC on Instagram
  • Feel free to turn up mid-session if the times clash with another GIAG

2 - 8 October

Saturday 2 October

Sports Give it a Go: Lacrosse

10.00am-11.15am (Stoughton Road Playing Fields)

Sports Give it a Go: Lacrosse

11.15am-12.00pm (Stoughton Road Playing Fields)

Sports Give it a Go: Archery

11.45am-2.45pm (O2 Academy)

Sports Give it a Go: Badminton

1.00pm-3.00pm (Roger Bettles Sports Hall)

Sports Give it a Go: Table Tennis

3.00pm-4.45pm (Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio (Downstairs))

  • Come play and meet new people! A casual table tennis playing session for everyone of all abilities.
  • Join our FB Group: University of Leicester Table Tennis.
  • Follow our Instagram: @uol_ttc

Sunday 3 October

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

10.00am-11.00am (Leicester)

Sports Give it a Go: Badminton

10.00am-1.45pm (Roger Bettles Sports Hall)

Sports Give it a Go: Ultimate

11.00pm-1.55pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

Sports Give it a Go: American Football

1.00pm-3.00pm (Stoughton Road Playing Fields)

Sports Give it a Go: Netball

2.00pm-3.30pm (Roger Bettles Sports Hall)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Join our club’s Facebook page: University of Leicester Netball Freshers 2021/2022

Sports Give it a Go: Archery

2.00pm-4.45pm (O2 Academy)

Sports Give it a Go: Fencing

2.00pm-5.00pm (Roger Bettles Activity Room)

  • Arrive in sports kit
  • Bring water bottle
  • Make sure to follow the clubs social media pages, Instagram and facebook, a facebook freshers group page will be shared nearer September.
  • Feel free to contact us via email or social media with any questions

Sports Give it a Go: Dodgeball

6.00pm-8.00pm (Roger Bettles Sports Hall)

Monday 4 October

Sports Give it a Go: Table Tennis

4.00pm-5.45pm (Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio (Downstairs))

  • On this day we are running a mini Tournament for people of all abilities.
  • Sign up

Sports Give it a Go: Cricket

6.00pm-10.00pm (CCA)

  • Last prospective members taster session/trial.
  • Bring your own cricket equipment if you have it. Bring water.

Sports Give it a Go: Squash

6.00pm-8.00pm (Princess Road Squash Courts)

  • Ladies only session
  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Boat

6.00pm-10.00pm (Charles Wilson Erg Room)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle.
  • Freshers Social T-shirts will be available to purchase (Prices still to be determined).
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Page

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

6.30pm-7.30pm (Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium)

  • Join our club’s Facebook page
  • We’ll try and organise transport to the track for the first session from Oadby (information will be on our Facebook page)
  • Wear running kit, bring spikes if you want but not necessary/water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Volleyball

6.30pm-8.00pm (Danielle Brown Sports Hall)

Sports Give it a Go: Hockey

7.00pm-8.25pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

  • Ladies session
  • Look for information on ULLHC on Instagram
  • Arrive in sports kit (including any hockey gear you may already own)

Sports Give it a Go: SWOLO

7.00pm-8.30pm (Roger Bettles Swimming Pool)

  • Changing rooms are available at the sports centre
  • No additional kit is required for the give it ago sessions just yourself, goggles and a hat if you have one
  • Bring a water bottle with you
  • Join our club’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby League

8.00pm-9.30pm (Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle (wear boots if possible – weather dependent)

Sports Give it a Go: Hockey

8.30pm-10.00pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

  • Men's session
  • Look for information on ULMHC on Instagram
  • Arrive in sports kit (including any hockey gear you may already own)

Tuesday 5 October

Sports Give it a Go: Boat

4.45pm-5.45pm (O2 Academy)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle.
  • Freshers Social T-shirts will be available to purchase (Prices still to be determined).
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Page

Sports Give it a Go: Boat

4.45pm-5.45pm (Students' Union Square)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle.
  • Freshers Social T-shirts will be available to purchase (Prices still to be determined).
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Page

Sports Give it a Go: Mixed Hockey

6.00pm-7.30pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle. Hockey sticks are provided so they don’t need to buy one prior to the GIAG session (unless they already have their own). Bring a pen in case there are any forms to fill out (to avoid pen sharing with covid)

Sports Give it a Go: Netball

6.00pm-7.30pm (Danielle Brown Sports Hall)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Join our club’s Facebook page: University of Leicester Netball Freshers 2021/2022

Sports Give it a Go: Mountaineering

6.00pm-8.00pm (Social Climbing)

  • Bouldering (no experience required, kit provided)
  • We will specify details such as pricing and transport closer to the date and advertise asap on our Facebook group and our Instagram (_ulmc_).

Big Pub 

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Campus Kitchen, Percy Gee Building)

Come along with your friends to eat, drink and be entertained as we transform Campus Kitchen into your very own pub.

Tickets are just £5 per person and includes one drink and a portion of loaded fries! Buy your tickets now from the Rockstar Promotions app (Search 'Rockstar Promotions' and download the app) or on their website.  

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm-10.00pm (O2 Academy)

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm-10.00pm (Students' Union Square)

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby Union (W)

6.30pm-8.30pm (Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Bring rugby/football boots if you have them
  • Join our club’s Facebook page here or message ULWRFC on Instagram
  • Feel free to turn up mid-session if the times clash with another GIAG

Sports Give it a Go: Jiu Jitsu

7.00pm-8.30pm (Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio (Downstairs))

  • Arrive in sportswear and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Fencing

7.00pm-10.00pm (Roger Bettles Activity Room)

  • Arrive in sports kit
  • Bring water bottle
  • Make sure to follow the clubs social media pages, Instagram and facebook, a facebook freshers group page will be shared nearer September.
  • Feel free to contact us via email or social media with any questions

Sports Give it a Go: Lacrosse

8.30pm-9.15pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

Sports Give it a Go: Lacrosse

9.15pm-10.00pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

Wednesday 6 October

Indoor Cycling

12.00pm - 12.45pm (Marquee on Centenary Square)

Get those legs moving with this indoor cycling class as a great cardio workout. Bikes will be provided just bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated. To book your place email melanie.wright@leicester.ac.uk 

Yoga

1.00pm - 1.45pm (Marquee on Centenary Square)

Look after your wellbeing and take a moment for yourself. Mats will be provided just bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated. To book your place email melanie.wright@leicester.ac.uk 

Welcome on Wednesdays

1.00pm - 2.00pm (The Gatehouse, Chaplaincy)

Make friends and enjoy food and games together. Open to international students. 

Sports Give it a Go: Mountaineering

1.00pm-4.00pm (The Tower Climbing Centre)

  • Roped climbing (no experience required, kit provided)
  • We will specify details such as pricing and transport closer to the date and advertise asap on our Facebook group and our Instagram (_ulmc_)

Sports Give it a Go: Boat

1.00pm-5.00pm (Leicester RC)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Freshers Social T-shirts will be available to purchase (Prices still to be determined)
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Page
  • We are looking into providing food in the form of a BBQ

Sports Give it a Go: Equestrian

2.00pm-4.00pm (Somerby Equestrian Centre)

  • They should bring riding equipment if they have any.
  • We will be selling tickets where they will be asked their riding ability – all abilities welcome even those who have not ridden before.
  • Transport to the venue will be provided
  • Join our clubs Facebook page or follow our Instagram @UOLEPC_ for updates

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

3.00pm-4.00pm (Victoria Park)

  • Join our club’s Facebook page
  • Meet by the war memorial
  • Wear running kit
  • There won’t be anywhere safe to store belongings, so bring minimal stuff if possible

Sports Give it a Go: SWOLO

3.00pm-4.30pm (Roger Bettles Swimming Pool)

  • Changing rooms are available at the sports centre
  • No additional kit is required for the give it ago sessions just yourself, goggles and a hat if you have one
  • Bring a water bottle with you
  • Join our club’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Sports Give it a Go: Squash

6.00pm-8.00pm (Princess Road Squash Courts)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle

Sports Give it a Go: Ultimate

6.00pm-8.00pm (Roger Bettles Sports Hall)

Sports Give it a Go: Dodgeball

8.00pm-10.00pm (Roger Bettles Sports Hall)

Thursday 7 October

Wellbeing Cafe

1.00pm - 2.00pm (The Gatehouse, Chaplaincy)

Come and join the Chaplaincy's peaceful and supportive environment with mindfulness activities. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Open to all. 

Sports Give it a Go: Cricket

4.00pm-6.00pm (CCA)

  • Integrated session with seniors and new members. 

Sports Give it a Go: Boat

3.30pm-5.45pm (Students' Union Square)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle.
  • Freshers Social T-shirts will be available to purchase (Prices still to be determined).
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Page

Sports Give it a Go: Dodgeball

6.00pm-7.45pm (Danielle Brown Sports Hall)

Sports Give it a Go: Mixed Hockey

6.00pm-8.00pm (Roger Bettles Astro)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle. Hockey sticks are provided so they don’t need to buy one prior to the GIAG session (unless they already have their own).
  • Bring a pen in case there are any forms to fill out (to avoid pen sharing with covid)

Sports Give it a Go: Squash

6.00pm-8.00pm (Princess Road Squash Courts)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle

Big Pub 

6.00pm - 10.00pm (in-person: Campus Kitchen, Percy Gee Building)

Come along with your friends to eat, drink and be entertained as we transform Campus Kitchen into your very own pub.

Tickets are just £5 per person and includes one drink and a portion of loaded fries! Buy your tickets now from the Rockstar Promotions app (Search 'Rockstar Promotions' and download the app) or on their website.  

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm-10.00pm (O2 Academy)

Sports Give it a Go: Cheer

6.00pm-10.00pm (Students' Union Square)

Sports Give it a Go: Running and Athletics

6.15pm-7.15pm (Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio (Downstairs))

Sports Give it a Go: Fencing

8.00pm-10.00pm (Roger Bettles Activity Room)

  • Arrive in sports kit
  • Bring water bottle
  • Make sure to follow the clubs social media pages, Instagram and facebook, a facebook freshers group page will be shared nearer September.
  • Feel free to contact us via email or social media with any questions

Sports Give it a Go: Jiu Jitsu

7.00pm-8.30pm (Danielle Brown Martial Arts Studio (Downstairs))

  • Arrive in sportswear and bring a water bottle

Friday 8 October

Sports Give it a Go: Boat

6.00pm-10.00pm (Charles Wilson Erg Room)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle.
  • Freshers Social T-shirts will be available to purchase (Prices still to be determined).
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Page

Sports Give it a Go: Rugby Union (W)

7.45pm-9.15pm (Roger Bettles Rugby Training Pitch)

  • Arrive in sports kit and bring a water bottle
  • Bring rugby/football boots if you have them
  • Join our club’s Facebook page here or message ULWRFC on Instagram
  • Feel free to turn up mid-session if the times clash with another GIAG