Welcome, your way

Monday 21 September

Medics Freshers Fair

11.45am - 1.14pm (Online)

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

Accommodation Welcome Talk

3.30pm - 4.30pm (Online)

Welcome to Leicester. Watch your welcome talk online alongside your new community of students.

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.

Netflix Party

8.00pm - 10.00pm (Online)

Get cosy behind your screen, grab some snacks and a drink and join the rest of the campus in watching all the latest films together - without having to leave your room. Prior to joining this event, please download the Netflix Party plugin

Tuesday 22 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.

Campus Hotspots: Live Tour

3.00pm – 3.30pm (Online)

You made it. Welcome to campus. Get the lowdown from current students about the best places on campus on our live tour.

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

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.

Accommodation Welcome Talk

3.30pm - 4.30pm (Online)

Welcome to Leicester. Watch your welcome talk online alongside your new community of students.

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

Campus Hotspots: Live Tour

3.00pm – 3.30pm (Online)

You made it. Welcome to campus. Get the lowdown from current students about the best places on campus on our live tour.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Accommodation Welcome Talk

3.30pm - 4.30pm (Online)

Welcome to Leicester. Watch your welcome talk online alongside your new community of students.

Sunday 27 September

Accommodation Welcome Talk

3.30pm - 4.30pm (Online)

Welcome to Leicester. Watch your welcome talk online alongside your new community of students.

Netflix Party

8.00pm – 10.00pm (Online)

Get cosy behind your screen, grab some snacks and a drink and join the rest of the campus in watching all the latest films together - without having to leave your room. Prior to joining this event, please download the Netflix Party plugin

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

Vintage Clothes Sale

10.00am - 4.00pm (in-person in the O2 Academy)

Bringing the best vintage clothing to Leicester SU!

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.

Accommodation Welcome Talk

3.30pm - 4.30pm (Online)

Welcome to Leicester. Watch your welcome talk online alongside your new community of students.

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.

Netflix Party

8.00pm – 10.00pm (Online)

Get cosy behind your screen, grab some snacks and a drink and join the rest of the campus in watching all the latest films together - without having to leave your room. Prior to joining this event, please download the Netflix Party plugin

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.

Advice Live Q&A

10.00am –11.00am (Online)

Find out more about the support the Union’s confidential and independent Advice Service can provide you and interact live with our team of professional advisors.

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.

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.

Advice Live Q&A

12.00pm –1.00pm (Online)

Find out more about the support the Union’s confidential and independent Advice Service can provide you and interact live with our team of professional advisors.

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.

Advice Live Q&A

2.00pm –3.00pm (Online)

Find out more about the support the Union’s confidential and independent Advice Service can provide you and interact live with our team of professional advisors.

Campus Hotspots: Live Tour

3.00pm – 3.30pm (Online)

You made it. Welcome to campus. Get the lowdown from current students about the best places on campus on our live tour.

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.

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.

Accommodation Welcome Talk

3.00pm - 4.00pm (Online)

Welcome to Leicester. Watch your welcome talk online alongside your new community of students.

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.

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.

Campus Hotspots: Live Tour

3.00pm – 3.30pm (Online)

You made it. Welcome to campus. Get the lowdown from current students about the best places on campus on our live tour.

Friday 02 October

Virtual Freshers Fair

10.00am – 3.00pm (Online)

Get access to the best discounts from local and national businesses and get to know more about Leicester.

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.

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.

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)

Looking to keep active and make friends during your time at university? Maybe your looking for a way to positively impact your wellbeing? Whatever it is, Sports can be a great way to get involved. So why not give it a go?

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.

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.

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.

Saturday 03 October

Virtual Freshers Fair

10.00am – 3.00pm (Online)

Get access to the best discounts from local and national businesses and get to know more about Leicester.

Places of Worship: Walking Tour

11.00am - 12.30am (In person - Start point, Oadby Village)

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.

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.

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!

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.