For eight days in September we will be greeting The University of Bristol’s new students, and welcoming back the old with our biggest events programme yet: featuring the biggest club nights in Bristol as well as a host of mingles, talks and sessions to help you meet like minded friends.

Mature Students: Pre-Arrival Coffee Morning

Modern Languages Common Room, 17 Woodland Road

20 Sep, 10:00am

Drop in during this time for a chat with staff and other current and new mature students and familiarise yourself with the area before the official start of term on 24 September. Feel free to come along at any time during the session. Coffee, tea, herbal tea, water and biscuits will be available.

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Welcome Meal

Unite House Common Room

21 Sep, 6:30pm

Come and share a meal and get mingling with the new residents of Unite House!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Anson Rooms

22 Sep, 10:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Welcome Drinks

Hiatt Baker Bar

22 Sep, 2:00pm

Come and join us for some welcome drinks and a chance to mingle with the new residents of Hiatt Baker!

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Welcome Drinks

Hiatt Baker Bar

22 Sep, 2:00pm

Come and join us for some welcome drinks and a chance to mingle with the new residents of Hiatt Baker!

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Welcome meal

Manor Hall

22 Sep, 6:00pm

Come and enjoy a welcome meal and get mingling with the other new residents of Manor Hall!

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Arrival Supper

The Hawthorns Refectory and Study Lounge

22 Sep, 6:30pm

You are invited to join the other students living in the Student Houses and in The Hawthorns to feast on an Indian buffet of curry, rice and naan. 

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Domino’s in Goldney Bar

Goldney Bar

22 Sep, 6:30pm

Join us for a Pizza in the Goldney Bar.

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Arrivals Supper

Hawthorns Refectory

22 Sep, 6:30pm

You are invited to join all of the other students living at The Hawthorns and in the Student Houses to feast on an Indian buffet of curry, rice and naan.

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Welcome Meal!

Orchard Heights "The Space" (JCR)

22 Sep, 6:30pm

Come and share a meal and get mingling with the new residents of Orchard Heights!

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Pizza Pyjama Party! @ The Courtrooms

The Courtrooms

22 Sep, 7:00pm

For your first night in hall, we’ll be providing FREE PIZZA for you so you don’t have to worry about cooking or washing up.

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Quiz Night

Unite House

22 Sep, 7:00pm

Test your knowledge against your new flatmates!

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Colston St Arrival Supper

Colston Street

22 Sep, 7:30pm

You are invited to join all of the other students living at 33 Colston St to feast on an Indian buffet of curry, rice and naan.

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Unite House Scavenger Hunt

Unite House

22 Sep, 7:30pm

Test your knowledge against your new flatmates!

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Film Club: Moonlight

Winston Theatre

22 Sep, 7:30pm

Welcome Week’s Film Club presents a viewing of Moonlight. Follow the life of Chiron from adolescence to young adult.

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Pub Quiz

Clifton Hill House

22 Sep, 8:00pm

Arrived early and looking for something fun to do? Why not join us for a pub quiz.

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Welcome Pizza

Winkworth House Common Room

22 Sep, 8:00pm

After spending all day travelling and unpacking, come down to the Common Room for some pizza and a chance to meet your new housemates!

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Pizza in the Bar

Wills Hall Bar

22 Sep, 8:00pm

If you’ve arrived early, come and join us in the bar for a chilled-out evening over pizza.

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The Big Mingle

Riverside Halls of Residence

22 Sep, 8:00pm

The Big Mingle is the best opportunity to join in and meet new friends! Have a free drink and food, have a photo in the photobooth and dance away the night! Something will be happening in every house!

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JCR welcome event in the bar

Manor Hall Bar

22 Sep, 8:30pm

Come and join the JCR in the bar and meet some fellow residents.

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Welcome Drinks

Durdham Hall Bar

22 Sep, 9:00pm

Come and join us for some welcome drinks and a chance to mingle with the new residents of Durdham Hall!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Orangery/ Bar

23 Sep, 10:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Manor Hall Great Hall/ Manor Bar

23 Sep, 11:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Coffee, Tea and Pastries

Durdham Hall Bar

23 Sep, 11:00am

Come down to the bar and treat yourself to a selection of fresh pastries, provided by your JCR committee.

Free caffeine and positivitea.

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Wills Dining Hall

23 Sep, 11:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Orangery

23 Sep, 12:00pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Shaolin Kung Fu Society – Give it a Go!

St Michaels Parish Hall

23 Sep, 1:00pm

Want to move and fight like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan?

Come and learn some Shaolin Kung Fu!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Hiatt Baker Dining Room

23 Sep, 2:30pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Churchill Dining Room

23 Sep, 2:30pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Disabled Students’ Network Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar, Second Floor, Bristol SU

23 Sep, 3:00pm

The Disabled Network provides a safe space for those who identify to exchange ideas and discuss potential improvements to their experience on campus. Come along and meet students from the Disabled Network.

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Film Club: The Chinese Society presents A Chinese Odyssey (Double Bill)

Winston Theatre

23 Sep, 4:00pm

Hosted by the Chinese Society, this epic double bill tells an unmissable story of Chinese mythology. Part of the Welcome Week Film Club.

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Picnic

Manor Hall - Garden

23 Sep, 5:00pm

Join us for a picnic in the garden.

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Common Room

23 Sep, 6:00pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Free dinner in the Common Room! @ The Courtrooms

The Courtrooms

23 Sep, 6:00pm

Enjoy dinner on us!

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Out of Hall mingle

Balloon Bar

23 Sep, 6:00pm

The Out of Halls Mingle provides you with the opportunity to meet other students who are living out of halls of residence (2Cool4Hall) or in student houses.

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Dinner at Cosmo!! BUY TICKETS HERE!

Cosmo Restaurant, Clifton

23 Sep, 6:00pm

This is an offer not to be refused! A chance to meet all the Hawthorns residents over dinner for just £2!

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Welcome Dinner & Party

UH main building

23 Sep, 6:00pm

Get to know your fellow UHers during a FREE welcome dinner and then head to the legendary UH Bar afterwards for a fantastic night of music and mingling until 12.30am!

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Free dinner in the Common Room! New Bridewell

Common Room

23 Sep, 6:00pm

Enjoy dinner on us! Please note that you will be given a time slot ticket for food so that we can manage overcrowding.

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Faculty Mingle

Unite House

23 Sep, 6:30pm

Come and meet fellow residents from the same faculty as you! Get yourself a buddy to attend registration with the next day 🙂

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Riverside Games Night

Rackhay Common Room

23 Sep, 7:00pm

Come and join Senior Residents at the games night in Rackhay Comon Room. Great opportunity to play different board games together and meet new friends or join in with your new flat mates!!!

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Movie Night!

Orchard Heights "The Space" (JCR)

23 Sep, 7:00pm

If you want some downtime, come along to our movie night! Popcorn will be provided!

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Northwell House Film Night

Common Room, Northwell House

23 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to gather together to watch a film, whilst enjoying popcorn and other sweet treats that will be provided for you.

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Self Catered Welcome Meal

Hiatt Baker Dining Bar

23 Sep, 7:30pm

Come and share a delicious meal and get to know the new residents of Hiatt Baker!

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Colston St. Cinema

Colston Street Hall

23 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to gather together to watch a film, whilst enjoying popcorn and other sweet treats that will be provided for you.

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Student Houses Film Showcase

Student Houses: St Michael's Hill, St Michael's Park, 121 Redland Road, 97 Woodland Road

23 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to gather together to watch a film, whilst enjoying popcorn and other sweet treats that will be provided for you. 

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Club night pre-drinks

Goldney Bar

23 Sep, 8:00pm

Come and join us for pre drinks in the Goldney bar before we head out to SWX for the night.

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T Shirt Party

Wills Hall Conference Centre

23 Sep, 8:00pm

Welcome to Wills Hall! You will be given a T-shirt when you arrive. Come and meet all the new residents on your first night and see how many signatures you can get on your shirt. Bonus points for Senior Residents’ signatures!

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Self Catered Welcome Drinks

Hiatt Baker Hall Bar

23 Sep, 8:30pm

Come and join us for some welcome drinks and a chance to mingle with the new residents of Hiatt Baker!

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Speed meeting

Manor Hall - Great Hall

23 Sep, 8:30pm

Be sure to join for the 1st meeting of the year.

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White T Shirt Party

Badock Bar

23 Sep, 9:00pm

Welcome to Badock Hall! You will be given a T-shirt when you arrive…Come and meet all the new residents on your first night and see how many signatures you can get on your shirt. Bonus points for Senior Residents’ signatures!

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#HelloBristol Full Moon UV Party

SWX

23 Sep, 10:00pm

Grab some glowsticks, some UV paint and let’s get glowing! Say #HelloBristol at the official welcome week moving in party and get ready to paint the town neon.The best way to start your Welcome experience at Bristol.

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Calm spaces in the library

Arts & Social Sciences Library

24 Sep, 8:00am

All week the Arts and Social Sciences Library are running a ‘calm spaces’ initiative – a chance to chill in a tranquil place away from the noise and bustle

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Clifton Hill House JCR/ Clifton Hill House Dining Room

24 Sep, 9:30am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Churchill Dining Room

24 Sep, 10:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Bristol Street Art Tour

Balloon Bar

24 Sep, 11:00am

Hosted by the well renowned Bristol Street Art Tours at Where the Wall. Come on a classic Bristol experience and see some of the great street art that’s right on your doorstep.

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Wills Hall Freshers’ Fair

Wills Hall Conference Centre

24 Sep, 11:00am

Come to the Wills Hall Welcome Fair and sign up for all the activities in hall you’d like to be involved with during the year. Sports teams, drama, Christian Union, Barneys Debating Society and more.

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Mature Students Induction Event

Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1 and Foyer, Cantocks Close

24 Sep, 11:00am

The session will include activities and input from staff, current mature students and the Student Union

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Badock Dining Room

24 Sep, 11:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Badock Old Library Block

24 Sep, 11:00am

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Quickfix: Finding part-time work

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

24 Sep, 11:15am

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Welcome picnic in the garden

Goldney Garden

24 Sep, 12:00pm

Come and join us for a welcome picnic in the garden.

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Lunch

Hiatt Baker Dining Hall

24 Sep, 12:00pm

Come and join us for some lunch!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Wills Dining Room

24 Sep, 12:00pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Hiatt Baker Dining Room

24 Sep, 12:00pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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#HelloBristol Welcome Talk

Wills Dining Room

24 Sep, 12:00pm

Time to say #HelloBristol! This is the ESSENTIAL event to kickstart your year. With lots of resources and great info on how to make the most of your time at Bristol.

Remember to pick up your Welcome Week wristbands afterwards!

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Hall Welcome/ Walking Tour

Clifton Hill House

24 Sep, 1:30pm

Join us for the Halls welcome to learn more about your new home and surroundings.

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Movie in JCR

Junior Common Room / Hall Bar

24 Sep, 1:30pm

Fancy a chance to relax with some popcorn and snacks infront of a movie? Pop down to the Junior Common Room / Hall Bar (location TBC) in your comfy clothes/PJs.

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Scavenger hunt

Manor Hall

24 Sep, 1:30pm

Join us for a scavenger hunt whilst getting to know your fellow residents.

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Bristol PLUS Award – Introductory talk

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

24 Sep, 2:00pm

This event explains the requirements and benefits of the Bristol PLUS award and provides details of opportunities across the University – attendance is compulsory to proceed with the award process!

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Study Skills for HE

Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1 and Foyer, Cantocks Close

24 Sep, 2:00pm

This session will help you further develop your study skills for higher education and will include some discussion

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Quickfix: Application forms

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

24 Sep, 3:45pm

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International Network Mingle

Balloon Bar

24 Sep, 6:00pm

The International Students Network is for all international students to come together through socials, campaigns, forums and more. This is a great opportunity to meet students from the International Network.

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Meet your Faculty mates!

Colston Hall

24 Sep, 6:00pm

Come and meet fellow residents from the same faculty as you! Get yourself a buddy to attend registration with the next day 🙂 This event is part of the packed line up of Welcome Week events at Orchard Heights, find out more here. You can also join the Orchard Heights Facebook Group, the Official Welcome […]

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Ceilidh and Beer Festival

Anson Rooms

24 Sep, 7:30pm

Dance the night away as we host a traditional Barn Dance in the Anson Rooms. Got two left feet? You’ll be told exactly what to do so being a beginner is no excuse for not getting involved! Grab a pint in the break trying out one of the ales in our beer festival.

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Meet the Faculties

TBC

24 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity for you to socialise and discover other students that will be living in The Hawthorns and Student Houses that will also be studying within the same faculty as you – possibly even doing the same course! 

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Film Club: PG Network presents Avengers: Infinity War

Winston Theatre

24 Sep, 7:30pm

Hosted by the Postgraduate Network, come along to the Welcome Week Film Club and enjoy a screening of Avengers: Infinity War.

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Meet the faculties

The Hawthorns

24 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity for you to socialise and discover other students that will be living in The Hawthorns and Student Houses that will also be studying within the same faculty as you – possibly even doing the same course!

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White T shirt party

Junior Common Room / Hall Bar

24 Sep, 8:00pm

Get down to the hall bar and JCR for a white t shirt party before Gravity! 

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Pub Quiz

Manor Hall Bar

24 Sep, 8:00pm

Test your knowledge against your fellow residents for the 1st pub quiz of the year.

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Pub quiz in bar

Goldney Bar

24 Sep, 8:00pm

Pop in to the Goldney for the 1st Pub quiz of the year.

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Monday Movie Night

Winkworth House Common Room

24 Sep, 8:00pm

What better way to relax and unwind then popcorn, soft drinks and a good movie? Head to the Common Room for a quiet night in front of the screen.   This event is part of the packed line up of Welcome Week events at Winkworth House, find out more here. You can also join the […]

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Wills Hall Bar Party

Wills Hall Conference Centre

24 Sep, 8:00pm

Come and meet everyone, and get to know your new neighbours – and soon to be friends – over a drink.

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Faculty Pizza Night

The Rackhay Common Room

24 Sep, 8:00pm

Great opportunity to meet fellow students from your faculty who also live in Riverside. We will help you to find your study buddy! No to forget to mention – free pizza!

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CHH bar pre drinks

Clifton Hill House

24 Sep, 8:30pm

Join us for pre drinks in the CHH bar before moving on to SWX Clubnight.

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Karaoke with the International Network

Balloon Bar

24 Sep, 9:00pm

You’ve always dreamed of taking to the stage and shining like the true star you are. Well now’s your chance…enjoy your five minutes in the spotlight.

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#HelloBristol Full Moon UV Party

SWX

24 Sep, 10:00pm

Grab some glowsticks, some UV paint and let’s get glowing! Say #HelloBristol at the official welcome week moving in party and get ready to paint the town neon.The best way to start your Welcome experience at Bristol.

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Oh Snap! 90s Party

Gravity

24 Sep, 10:00pm

Pay tribute to the finest jams and dancefloor fillers from the 90s. Whether you’ll be rocking a Fresh Prince snapback, sweater-vests, double denim or a Union Jack dress, bring your flip phone and join us as we rewind for a hella schweet shindig…

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Badminton and tag rugby on quad

Churchill Quad

25 Sep, 9:30am

Get down to the Quad for some morning sports, find out who really is the most competitive in the hall!

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Tea & coffee on the street

1 Woodlands Road (near Woodlands Church)

25 Sep, 11:00am

Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, all welcome to come by!

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International Food Festival

Anson Rooms

25 Sep, 12:00pm

Bristol SU brings you an explosion of flavours as our International and Food societies collaborate at our International Food Festival. Come hungry…

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Brandon Hill Picnic

Brandon Hill

25 Sep, 12:00pm

Bring your sunglasses, a good book and a blanket. We are heading over to Brandon Hill for a little picnic.

Meet in the Common Room at 12:15pm, or come and join us later in the afternoon.

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Sports Network Mingle

Balloon Bar

25 Sep, 2:00pm

The Sports Network brings together students to work on issues to do with sport as a whole. It runs campaigns, holds events and provides a student voice for sport. Come along and meet some members of the Sports Network.

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Women’s Network Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar, Second Floor, Bristol SU

25 Sep, 5:00pm

The Women’s Network provides an opportunity for all self-identifying female students to socialise, campaign and discuss Women’s issues at Bristol. Come along and meet some students from the Women’s Network.

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Clifton Bars

Clifton Hill House

25 Sep, 7:00pm

Come and join us for a fun filled night at some of Clifton’s most popular bars.

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Movie Night + Pizza

Durdham Hall Bar

25 Sep, 7:00pm

Come down to the bar and enjoy a cosy movie night with hot free pizza!

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Burger Bash

White Bear

25 Sep, 7:30pm

A quiz to get your teeth into… This is your opportunity to discover one of the best pubs in the area, have a meal of burgers and fries and take part in a quiz. 

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White Bear Burger and Quiz Night

The White Bear

25 Sep, 7:30pm

A quiz to get your teeth into… This is your opportunity to discover one of the best pubs in the area, have a meal of burgers and fries and take part in a quiz. 

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White Bear Burger and Quiz Night

White Bear

25 Sep, 7:30pm

A quiz to get your teeth into… This is your opportunity to discover one of the best pubs in the area, have a meal of burgers and fries and take part in a quiz.

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Movie Night

Unite House

25 Sep, 7:30pm

Another chance to wind down in front of a movie and have some rest and relaxation time!

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Movie Night

Unite House

25 Sep, 7:30pm

If you want some downtime, come along to our movie night! Popcorn will be provided!

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Film Club The Anime and SciFi Society Presents: Ghost in the Shell

Winston Theatre

25 Sep, 7:30pm

Come along to Welcome Week’s Film Club and check out some of the cinematic delights of Japanese-British hit Ghost in the Shell.

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The Inspire Talks with TEDx Bristol

Anson Rooms

25 Sep, 8:00pm

Witness some of the best speakers and most exciting ideas from the past year of TEDx University of Bristol!

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Fancy Dress Bar Walk!

Churchill Bar

25 Sep, 8:00pm

Welcome Walk down Whiteladies road.. get your best fancy dress on and get to know some bars in your area! 

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Wills Hall Bar Party

Wills Hall Conference Centre

25 Sep, 8:00pm

Another opportunity to meet everyone and get to know your new neighbours – and soon to be friends – over a drink.

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The Great British Bake Off screening + free cakes!

UH main building

25 Sep, 8:00pm

Yes, we still miss Mary, Mel and Sue but bake off is still bake off! Come enjoy the 5th episode of the series on the big screen at the UH main building. Free cakes will be provided.

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Welcome desk

Clifton Hill House

25 Sep, 8:30pm

Do you have any questions for the team? Come and visit one of our friendly team members at welcome desk.

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Postgraduate Network Mingle

Balloon Bar

25 Sep, 9:00pm

The Postgraduate (PG) Network is for all postgraduate students at Bristol and seeks to develop a strong, active postgraduate community. Come and meet students from the Postgraduate Network.

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Rock n’ Bowl

The Lanes

25 Sep, 10:00pm

Bristol’s best retro bowling alley hosts a special late night session in The Lanes. Enjoy free bowling on one of five bowling lanes, as well as a selection of retro arcade games and pool tables. Hang out in the courtyard and drain one of The Lanes’ infamous Hard Shakes. Presented by Fat Lip, expect alternative music as things are done a little differently around here…

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Treasure Island: Pirate Party

Thekla

25 Sep, 10:00pm

Ahoy, me hearties! Set sail for a night of adventure on the high seas as Bristol’s infamous boat-club becomes your treasure island. Share grog with your new shipmates at the bar, shake a (peg) leg to your favourite sea shanties [you can expect normal club tunes] below deck or go for gold with a prize-filled treasure hunt.

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Alternative Night

Goldney Bar

25 Sep, 10:00pm

Join us in the bar for a fun filled night of films/Bingo Lingo.

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White Tshirt Party

Hiatt Baker Bar

25 Sep, 10:00pm

Dont miss out on Hiatt Bakers first white t-shirt party of the year! Head on down to the bar and meet all the new residents!

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Welcome desk

Clifton Hill House

26 Sep, 8:30am

Do you have any questions for the team? Come and visit one of our friendly team members at welcome desk.

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Quickfix: Effective job hunting and networking

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

26 Sep, 10:15am

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Cafe Crawl

Balloon Bar

26 Sep, 11:00am

Crawl out of bed and through the many cafés of Bristol! This city has a serious café game – find your new favourite.

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Tea & coffee on the street

1 Woodlands Road (near Woodlands Church)

26 Sep, 11:00am

Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, all welcome to come by!

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Tea and coffee on the street

1 Woodlands Road (near Woodlands Church)

26 Sep, 11:00am

Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, all welcome to come by!

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Bristol PLUS Award – Introductory talk

26 Sep, 11:30am

This event explains the requirements and benefits of the Bristol PLUS award and provides details of opportunities across the University – attendance is compulsory to proceed with the award process!

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Drop in vaccination sessions – meningitis, measles, mumps, rubella

Student Health Centre, Hampton House

26 Sep, 12:00pm

Meningitis ACWY immunisation drop in sessions at Student Health

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Tour of Clifton

Manor Hall Reception

26 Sep, 1:00pm

Keen to get to know your surroundings? Why not join us for a tour of Clifton?

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Karaoke night

Manor Hall Reception

26 Sep, 1:00pm

Be sure to join your fellow residents for Karaoke night in the bar.

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Wellbeing Wednesday with the Wellbeing Network

Balloon Bar

26 Sep, 1:00pm

The Wellbeing Network increases community spirit throughout the Student Body, bringing about greater support for all students across the university. This is a great opportunity to meet students from the Wellbeing Network and take part in some wellbeing activities.

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Plant Potting Workshop

Balloon Bar

26 Sep, 1:00pm

Green fingers encouraged – come and give some plants a new home down at the Balloon Bar!

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Movie Afternoon!

Hiatt Baker Bar

26 Sep, 2:00pm

Fancy a bit of a break from all the excitement? Sit back, relax and enjoy our movie afternoon – popcorn will be provided.

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Societies Network Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar, Second Floor, Bristol SU

26 Sep, 3:00pm

The Societies Network gives societies a voice in the union by enabling students to do the things they’re passionate about. Come along and meet new and existing students from the Societies Network.

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RAG, Volunteering and Sustainability Network Mingle

Balloon Bar

26 Sep, 3:00pm

The RAG, Volunteering and Sustainability Network volunteers and campaigns on social, economic and environmental issues on campus and in the community. The Welcome Mingle is a great way to meet students from the network.

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Your Support at Bristol

Richmond Building

26 Sep, 3:00pm

Being at university can be exciting, but there may be times when the demands of studying or life in general can be challenging. We offer a range of  services to support you in managing your health and wellbeing; at Bristol we are here to help, you are not on your own.

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Quickfix: Get to grips with covering letters

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

26 Sep, 4:30pm

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Education Network Mingle

Carpenter Room

26 Sep, 5:00pm

The Education Network is a brand-new network that exists to improve all students’ educational experience at Bristol. Come along to meet new and current students of The Education Network.

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Midweek Meal

Unite House

26 Sep, 6:00pm

Come and get a free dinner and dessert and mix with the Unite House gang!

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Mid-week Meal!

Orchard Heights "The Space" (JCR)

26 Sep, 6:30pm

Come and get a free dinner and dessert and mix with the Orchard Heights gang!

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Bingo Lingo Night

Clifton Hill House

26 Sep, 7:00pm

Join us for a game of Bingo Lingo in the CHH Bar.

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Pint of Science

Anson Rooms

26 Sep, 7:00pm

Pint of Science brings scientific research into the minds of the public, closely accompanied by pints. No prior scientific knowledge required to enjoy this evening.

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Beerienteering RAG (Raise and Give)

Birkett Tap, Baldwin Street

26 Sep, 7:00pm

Starting Bristol in 2018?? With Bristol having such a large and diverse nightlife, we here at Bristol RAG will be teaming up with the SU and JCR’s to offer you a helping hand! We’ll do all the hard work, taking you to all the locations you’ll learn to know and love!

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Pizza Making Party

Student Houses: St Michael's Hill, St Michael's Park, 121 Redland Road, 97 Woodland Road

26 Sep, 7:30pm

Your house will be given a box of pizza-making ingredients, enough for you all to have fun making the pizza of your choice. 

All you need to bring are your creative skills and the drink of your choice. 

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Film Club: Film Society presents Mad Max – Fury Road

Winston Theatre

26 Sep, 7:30pm

Come along to Welcome Week’s Film Club feast your eyes on the action packed Mad Max:Fury Road. Hosted by the University of Bristol Film Society.

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Manor’s Bake off judging

Manor Hall - Great Hall

26 Sep, 8:00pm

Come and show your support to all your baking friends for Manor’s bake off.

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Quiz night

Common Room

26 Sep, 8:00pm

Fancy yourself to be a quiz master? Get your teams together and come down to the JCR for your Churchill Hall quiz night! Brush up on your general knowledge and make sure you know enough about the city you’re living in as there will be a Bristol round!

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Bingo Lingo in Goldney bar

Goldney Bar

26 Sep, 8:00pm

Why not join your fellow residents for the new trend that is Bingo Lingo.

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Quiz night

Hiatt Baker Bar

26 Sep, 8:00pm

Bring out your competitive side and test your knowledge against your new housemates at our quiz night!

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Bingo Lingo comes to UH!

UH Main Building

26 Sep, 8:00pm

After many successful Bingo Lingo nights at UH in the past few years which were open to everyone from the stoke bishop halls, the Junior Common Room from the 2017-2018 academic year will be running Bingo Lingo at UH bar during welcome week!

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Treasure Island: Pirate Party

Thekla

26 Sep, 10:00pm

Ahoy, me hearties! Set sail for a night of adventure on the high seas as Bristol’s infamous boat-club becomes your treasure island. Share grog with your new shipmates at the bar, shake a (peg) leg to your favourite sea shanties [you can expect normal club tunes] below deck or go for gold with a prize-filled treasure hunt.

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PLAY: Official Bristol SU Sports Night

Gravity

26 Sep, 10:00pm

The launch of evryone’s favourite Wednesday night is here! Bristol SU’s is proud to present the PLAY the Students Union’s Official Sports Night.

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Welcome desk

Clifton Hill House

27 Sep, 8:30am

Do you have any questions for the team? Come and visit one of our friendly team members at welcome desk.

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Making the most of your Careers Service

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

27 Sep, 10:15am

A talk about the Careers Service and how you can use them to help get to where you want to be!

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Vintage Kilo Sale

Anson Rooms

27 Sep, 11:00am

Grab your wavey garms at some low prices with the vintage kilo sale. Pick the clothes you like, get them weighed and pay, simple! It’s a fun and easy way to pick up some more unusual pieces (and grab a bargain for Club Tropicana).

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Plant Potting

TBC

27 Sep, 11:00am

Take some time out and start growing some plants for your room or kitchen!

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Bristol PLUS Award – Introductory talk

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

27 Sep, 11:30am

This event explains the requirements and benefits of the Bristol PLUS award and provides details of opportunities across the University – attendance is compulsory to proceed with the award process

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Bollywood Dancing

TBC

27 Sep, 1:00pm

Dust off your dancing shoes and come and learn some Bollywood moves!

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Trans Network Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar, Second Floor, Bristol SU

27 Sep, 2:00pm

The Trans Network is an opportunity for all self-identifying trans students to socialise, campaign and discuss. Come along to the Welcome Mingle to meet new and existing students from the Trans Network.

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Quickfix: Interview skills

Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue

27 Sep, 2:30pm

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Cheese and Wine

Manor Hall - Great Hall

27 Sep, 6:30pm

Come and join fellow residents for a night filled with cheese and wine.

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Kick the PJ Presents: Space Trip

Winston Theatre

27 Sep, 7:00pm

A brand new live comedy show, from the surreal mind of YouTube storyteller KickThePJ.

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Mature Students Mingle

Balloon Bar

27 Sep, 7:00pm

The Mature Students Network creates a space for mature students to campaign hold socials and forums throughout the year. Come along and meet new and existing members of the Mature Students Network.

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Movie Night!

Orchard Heights "The Space" (JCR)

27 Sep, 7:00pm

Another chance to wind down in front of a movie and have some rest and relaxation time!

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Northwell House Film Night – 90’s movie classics

Common Room, Northwell House

27 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to gather together to watch a film, whilst enjoying popcorn and other sweet treats that will be provided for you.

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Student Houses Film Showcase – 90’s movie classics

Student Houses: St Michael's Hill, St Michael's Park, 121 Redland Road, 97 Woodland Road

27 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to gather together to watch a film, whilst enjoying popcorn and other sweet treats that will be provided for you. 

There will be a selection of films to choose from, for you all to borrow and watch in a student bedroom of your choice! 

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The Hawthorns Cinema – 90’s movie classics

Common Room, The Hawthorns

27 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to gather together to watch a film, whilst enjoying popcorn and other sweet treats that will be provided for you.

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The Big Fat Bristol RAG Pub Quiz

Anson Rooms

27 Sep, 8:00pm

Join us at The Anson Rooms for the largest scale pub quiz you’ve ever been to. This is the gift that keeps on quizzing…

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Board Game Night

Winkworth House Common Room

27 Sep, 8:00pm

Are you a Monopoly master?

Maybe a Jenga genius?

Meet up in the Common Room for a night of dice rolling and board games.

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Wills Hall Bar Party

Wills Hall Conference Centre

27 Sep, 8:00pm

Another opportunity to meet everyone and get to know your new neighbours – and soon to be friends – over a drink.

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Pub Quiz at Malloy’s

Malloy's

27 Sep, 8:00pm

Why not to join in pub quiz at Malloy’s. Fantastic opportunity to make a team with your flat mates or meet other friends who are looking to make a team! Let the fun begin! Winners get prizes!

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CHH Film Night

Clifton Hill House JCR

27 Sep, 9:30pm

Fancy a relaxing night in with your mates? Why not join us for a film night in the JCR.

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Club Tropicana

Motion

27 Sep, 10:00pm

One of the world’s largest and most famous nightclubs is transforming into Club Tropicana for your official Welcome Week closing night. Come out in your thousands for wavey garms, tropical punch at The Villa and some big name headliners to end Welcome Week with a blast.

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Official Welcome Fair

The Downs

28 Sep, 10:00am

The biggest event of the year. Your chance to meet everyone from Bristol SU, sign up to every sports club and society you want, and get involved in all kinds of initiatives. Entry will only be permitted by UCard.

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Study Skills for HE

Lecture Room 01A - entrance near 12a Priory Road BS8 1TU

28 Sep, 10:00am

This session will help you further develop your study skills for higher education and will include some discussion

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Group walk to the SU Welcome fair

Clifton Hill House Reception

28 Sep, 10:30am

Keen to check out the SU Welcome Fair? Join your group at the Clifton HIll House reception, for a group walk to Clifton Downs.

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Group walk to the SU Welcome fair

Clifton Hill House Reception

28 Sep, 1:00pm

Keen to check out the SU Welcome Fair? Join your group at the Clifton HIll House reception, for a group walk to Clifton Downs.

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Manor Fresher’s fair

Manor Hall - Great Hall

28 Sep, 7:00pm

Come to the Manor Welcome Fair and sign up for all the activities in hall you’d like to be involved with during the year. Sports teams, drama club and more.

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Movie night

Durdham Hall Bar

28 Sep, 7:00pm

Don’t fancy heading out? Join us for a movie night in the Badger Bar. Blankets, pyjamas and popcorn encouraged!

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Games Night!

Orchard Heights "The Space" (JCR)

28 Sep, 7:00pm

Test your gaming skills against your new flatmates!

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FREE Pizza & Pool Tournament!

UH main building

28 Sep, 7:00pm

Free Pizza at the UH main building followed by a pool tournament at UH Bar! Cash prizes to be won!

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Board Game Cafe and Takeaway

Common Room, Northwell House

28 Sep, 7:30pm

Enjoy a range of great cakes and other sweat treats while playing classic and modern games with your friends, and those you haven’t made yet!

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Board Game Cafe – Take Away

Student Houses: St Michael's Hill, St Michael's Park, 121 Redland Road, 97 Woodland Road

28 Sep, 7:30pm

Enjoy a range of great cakes and other sweat treats while playing classic and modern games with your friends. 

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Board Games

Goldney Bar

28 Sep, 7:30pm

Feel like a relaxing night after your busy 1st week? Why not join us for a board games night in the pub and show off your skills.

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Dinner at Za Za Bazaar! BUY TICKETS HERE!

Za Za Bazaar restaurant, Harbourside

28 Sep, 7:30pm

This is an offer not to be refused! A chance to meet all the Colston Street residents over dinner for just £2!

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Board Games Café

TBC

28 Sep, 7:30pm

Enjoy a range of great cakes and other sweat treats while playing classic and modern games with your friends, and the ones you haven’t made yet!

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Karaoke night in bar

Churchill Bar

28 Sep, 8:00pm

Karaoke night in the hall bar!

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Freshers Walk/Bar Crawl!

Badock Hall Bar

28 Sep, 8:00pm

Bar Crawl from Stoke Bishop down Whiteladies Road to The Brass Pig where we will meet up with Wills Hall. First group leaves Badock bar at 8pm!

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Walk to The Brass Pig

Wills Hall

28 Sep, 8:00pm

Join us for a walk to the Brass Pig bar. Get to know your way round Bristol – or at least how to get from North Village to the university precinct and the shops/bars on The Triangle.

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Halls Social

Hiatt Baker Bar

28 Sep, 8:00pm

Come and join us for the Haitt Baker Halls Social!

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Board games in the bar!

Badock Hall Bar

28 Sep, 8:30pm

Multiple board games taking place in Charlie’s Bar. Including Cards Against Humanity, Chess and more.

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Bristol Jets Cheerleading – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

29 Sep, 8:30am

Come and get a feel of everything Bristol Jets has to offer! Try a new and different sport, learn some basic stunt jumps and dance. Absolutely anyone welcome, no experience required.

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Intro to Climbing

Avon Gorge

29 Sep, 9:00am

Come and give climbing a go! Meet at the SU or the water tower on The Downs. 

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Intro to Climbing

Avon Gorge (meet at the SU or the water tower on the Downs)

29 Sep, 9:00am

If you’d like a taster of rock climbing, come along to our session in the Avon Gorge and try it out!

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Breakfast time

Manor Hall - Great Hall

29 Sep, 10:30am

Rise and shine! Get your mates together and join us for a breakfast in the Manor hall.

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Athletics & Cross Country

Whitehall Athletics Track

29 Sep, 10:30am

A very relaxed and social introduction for all those interested in track & field, cross country and jogging. Suitable for all fitness types!

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Zumba masterclass with Steve Boedt

Anson Rooms

29 Sep, 12:30pm

Come and experience the sensational instructing of Steve Boedt.

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#WeAreBristol Colour Run

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex

29 Sep, 1:00pm

#WeAreBristol is proud to present the Bristol Colour Run, as part of the largest event series in the world.

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Archery – Aiming for Gold

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex

29 Sep, 2:30pm

Whether you aspire to be crowned Grand Master Bowman or wish to try out a new quirk, then feel free to come along and let loose some arrows!

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Widening Participation Network Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar, Second Floor, Bristol SU

29 Sep, 4:00pm

The Widening Participation (WP) Network represents the interests of all underrepresented groups at the University of Bristol. Come along and meet new and current students from the WP Network.

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LGBT+ Network Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar, Second Floor, Bristol SU

29 Sep, 5:00pm

The LGBT+ Network provides an opportunity for all self-identifying LGBT+ students to socialise, campaign and discuss LGBT+ issues at Bristol. This is a great opportunity to meet students from the LGBT+ network.

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International Tea

Manor Hall Bar

29 Sep, 5:30pm

Love yourself a cuppa? Join fellow residents for an International tea in the Pub.

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The Christian Union’s Launch

Alma Church

29 Sep, 7:00pm

Find out what the CU is about, what we do and why. They’ll be an opportunity to meet representatives from different churches across Bristol.

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Film Night

Wills Hall Bar

29 Sep, 7:30pm

Welcome Week is a looooong week so we’re going to have some down time on the Sunday. Put on your comfies and come and watch a film.

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Wills Hall Quiz

Wills Hall Dining Hall

29 Sep, 7:30pm

The infamous Wills Hall Quiz. Finish off Welcome Week by taking part in our Quiz. Teams of up to 6. Bring £1 each and a pen!

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Film Club: The Anime and SciFi Society presents: Annihilation

Winston Theatre

29 Sep, 7:30pm

The University of Bristol Film Society proudly presents Annihilation: the tale of a biologist’s expedition that turns out to be not quite what it seemed. Part of the Welcome Week Film Club.

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Drinks in the bar

Manor Hall Bar

29 Sep, 8:00pm

The bar is open, so why not join us for a drink or two.

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Saturday Games Night

Winkworth House Common Room

29 Sep, 8:00pm

Whether you are the new Winkworth House pool champion or would just like to give table football a go, head to the Common Room for your chance to compete!

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An Evening of Live Music + Open Mic

UH Bar

29 Sep, 8:00pm

UH is famed for its legendary live music and open mic events which are the envy of any hall at Bristol University! We kid you not!

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Badock Pub Quiz

Badock bar

29 Sep, 9:00pm

Come and join us in the Badock bar for a pub quiz, and meet some new faces!

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Pizza and movie night

Manor Hall Bar

29 Sep, 9:00pm

Feeling like a night in after a busy welcome week? Join us for Pizza and movies in the JCR.

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Bristol Medics Tea Party

Anson Rooms

30 Sep, 12:00am

Come along and meet new and existing medics over a cup of tea and piece of cake at the Welcome Week Medics Tea Party.

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Intro to Climbing

Avon Gorge

30 Sep, 9:00am

Come and give climbing a go! Meet at the SU or the water tower on The Downs. 

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Intro to Climbing

Avon Gorge (meet at the SU or the water tower on the Downs)

30 Sep, 9:00am

If you’d like a taster of rock climbing, come along to our session in the Avon Gorge and try it out!

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American Football Taster Session

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex

30 Sep, 9:30am

Like the NFL? Fancy trying something new? Come try out American football and meet the Bristol Barracuda to get an introduction to the sport

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Tennis and Pimms anyone?

Goldney Hall Tennis Court

30 Sep, 10:00am

Fancy a round of tennis? Why not join the JCR for a game of tennis and glass of Pimms.

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UOBCC First Ride of the Year

Clifton Suspension Bridge

30 Sep, 10:00am

Come and take in the beautiful Bristol countryside while riding your bike! Groups will be lead, so there is no fear of getting lost and the session will allow you to get a feel for our club rides as well as meeting lots of friendly faces. All you need is a bike and a helmet and you will be on your way.

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Brunch & Movie

UH Main Building

30 Sep, 12:30pm

Join your flatmates for a FREE brunch (pastries, coffee & tea) which will be served at the UH Main Building. A movie will also be shown on the big screen.

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UBOC: Feats of Bravery on the Downs

North East Corner of Clifton Down

30 Sep, 1:00pm

Come up to the downs for adventure and snacks. Several courses will be available from 1-3pm and a run leaving at 2pm to go explore the gorge.

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Tour to the Suspension bridge and free coffee at Boston Tea Party

Durdham Hall Bar

30 Sep, 2:00pm

A walking tour to Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge overlooking the Avon Gorge River, with a stop for a coffee treat in the Village.

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Ultimate Frisbee

The Downs

30 Sep, 2:00pm

Ultimate Frisbee is a fun and engaging sport that takes elements from netball and american football to create high-paced action.

This session is for anyone and everyone who wants to play ultimate frisbee (be that casual or representing the uni) regardless of their prior knowledge of the sport. All welcome!

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Give It a Go! Kitesurfing BBQ

Bristol Downs (North of Ladies Mile, West of Stoke Road, near to Stoke Bishop)

30 Sep, 2:00pm

Come along to the Downs to share a BBQ with the committee and have a go on our training kites under the guidance of a fully qualified kitesurfing instructor. All abilities welcome.

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Slacklining – Give it a Go!

The Downs

30 Sep, 2:00pm

Come to the Downs for a chilled afternoon slacklining and relaxing in the sun!

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Picnic at the Observatory

Clifton Observatory

30 Sep, 6:00pm

Grab a blanket, grab some food and join your residents for a picnic with a view. Meet us in the Manor hall reception around 6 or join us at the Obervatory.

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Pizza Night

Hiatt Baker Bar

30 Sep, 6:00pm

Fancy a slice? Come and join us for pizza night!

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Pizza and Film Night

Common Room, Northwell House

30 Sep, 7:30pm

Come grab some pizza and join fellow students for a relaxing cinema evening.

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Pizza and Film Night

Student Houses: St Michael's Hill, St Michael's Park, 121 Redland Road, 97 Woodland Road

30 Sep, 7:30pm

Come grab some pizza and join fellow students for a relaxing cinema evening.

There will be a selection of films to choose from, for you all to borrow and watch in a student bedroom of your choice! 

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Pub Quiz with Daryl Lodge

30 Sep, 7:30pm

Join us in the bar for Durdham’s first pub quiz of the year! Hosted by Daryl Lodge, one of our lovely Porter’s at Durdham Hall, who you will no doubt get to know throughout the year! With a range of (somewhat) funny jokes, we are very, very pleased to have him as our very own Quizmaster. And we aren’t joking – his last name is actually Lodge and he does in fact, work in the Lodge.

Put your heads together and head to the bar for the quiz – prizes to be won!

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Games Night

Common Room, 33 Colston St

30 Sep, 7:30pm

Come grab some pizza and join fellow students for a relaxing cinema evening.

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Pizza and Film Night

Common Room, The Hawthorns

30 Sep, 7:30pm

Come grab some pizza and join fellow students for a relaxing cinema evening.

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Film Club: Coco

Winston Theatre

30 Sep, 7:30pm

Come along to Welcome Week’s Film Club and check out the latest offering from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios, Coco. Hosted by the University of Bristol Film Society.

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Sunday Screening

Winkworth House Common Room

30 Sep, 8:00pm

After a long week and ahead of classes beginning on Monday morning, why not get your comfy clothes on, bring a pillow and have a snack while watching a movie.

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JCR Movie Night

The Rackhay Cinema Room

30 Sep, 8:00pm

Please join us for a traditional JCR Sunday Movie Night! Bring your own popcorn and a cup hot chocolate and wind down with your friends or meet new ones!

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Riverside Rocks the Boat

The Boat

30 Sep, 8:00pm

Join your Riverside JCR on the Boat to have a drink and enjoy the DJ playing great tunes for you to dance! First come first served basis.

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Pub Quiz

UH Bar

30 Sep, 8:00pm

Get in teams of 5 or 6 and come to the main building at 8pm for the end of welcome week pub quiz!

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Badock JCR Film Night (Hot Fuzz)

Badock Hall

30 Sep, 8:30pm

Calling all new Badock residents to your first JCR film night of the year! Don’t forget the popcorn…

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Physics Coffee Afternoon

Physbar, Physics Building

01 Oct, 1:00pm

Are you interested physics? Come along to Physbar for an afternoon of casual discussion of a range of topics in physics. All are welcome!

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UBMC – Climbing

TBC

01 Oct, 5:00pm

A fun and relaxed setting in which to try your first moves on a climbing wall, with committee members on hand to teach and encourage.

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Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba Taster Session

Carpenter Room

01 Oct, 5:00pm

A one hour class of different partner dance styles that we offer.

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UBTV: Give it a Go!

Odlum Room

01 Oct, 5:00pm

Come and get a taste of what it means to be a part of Bristol Uni’s no. 1 television station. We will show you some of our best videos, explain how we make them, and discuss the huge range of ways in which you can get involved.

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People & Planet

TBC

01 Oct, 6:00pm

Intro to the social and environmental injustices happening on the Bristol Uni campus and an intro to the People & Planet campaigns that aim to fight against these injustices. Will mainly be a friendly discussion – snacks provided!

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Yoga : Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

01 Oct, 6:00pm

Come try out a bit of Iyengar yoga at members’ price, by a highly experienced Iyengar yoga teacher! You can borrow a mat for free.

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Spotlights – Give it a Go!

AR2

01 Oct, 7:00pm

A chance to play some theatre games, meet the Spotlights committee, and find out about all of our upcoming opportunities.

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The Sky Is Not The Limit!

Queen's Building

01 Oct, 7:00pm

Come and join us to discover how to fly a plane without an engine on one of our university flight simulators. You will be shown by a committee member for how gliding works, and taking control to soar in the sky!

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UBOC: Run of Discovery

Richmond Building

01 Oct, 7:00pm

The first of UBOC’s legendary Monday Night Runs. Come along to the Front of the Richmond Building for a 7pm start, everyone is welcome!

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Free Give Gymnastics a Go Session

Hartcliffe Gymnastics Centre

01 Oct, 7:30pm

Come along to our taster session and see if it’s the sport for you! Any ability welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or elite gymast!

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The Big Fat Bristol RAG Pub Quiz

Balloon Bar

01 Oct, 8:00pm

Every Monday Bristol RAG takes over the Balloon Bar with The Big Fat Bristol RAG Pub Quiz. Expect obscure facts, near-impossible challenges, general hilarity and extremely cheap beer. By far the best thing to do with your Monday evening!

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Men’s Water Polo

Richmond Building Pool

01 Oct, 8:00pm

Learn the basics in this fun introductory session – no experience required!

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Womens Rugby – Give it a Go!

Coombe Dingle

01 Oct, 8:30pm

Women’s Rugby is a fast, fun and addictive sport! Come along to our session where you will learn the basics and start your rugby journey! A girl last year had never played rugby, came to Give it a Go, now plays for our first team and Bristol Bears Women!

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Combat Karate – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

02 Oct, 10:00am

Practical self-defence: stand-up and ground fighting. Beginner or expert, try it for free! More on Facebook: Bristol Combat Karate.

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Trampolining: Give it a Go!

Indoor Sports Centre

02 Oct, 2:30pm

Come along to our taster session and see if it’s the sport for you! Any ability welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or elite gymast!

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Q&A: How can students help win Socialism

The White Bear

02 Oct, 3:00pm

Capitalism is in crisis! Come discuss with us how we can help build a socialist alternative to the failing capitalist system.

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Bristol Snowsports Taster Session

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

02 Oct, 4:30pm

Free taster session for beginners, improvers and intermediate/advanced skiers and boarders who want to try race and freestyle

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Get a Feeling for Reeling

Carpenter Room

02 Oct, 6:00pm

No idea what reeling is? Want to try something new? CalSoc is the place for you. Come try the very social Scottish dancing, reeling!

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Free Pool & Snooker Taster Session

Allstars Sports Bar

02 Oct, 6:00pm

Come down to Allstars to meet our committee and learn about the society, but most importantly play some free cue sports!

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BME Network Welcome Mingle

Balloon Bar

02 Oct, 7:00pm

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network exists to provide a safe space for self-identifying BME students on campus. This is a great opportunity to come and meet students from the BME network.

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Ready, Steady, Cook! with Guides & Scouts

Wills Memorial Building

02 Oct, 7:00pm

Compete in a series of challenges to win ingredients and then get your chef on to cook up the best meal!

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Freshers Bar Crawl – Physics

TBC

02 Oct, 7:00pm

Meet your course mates and/or come along to talk physics over some drinks. Route TBC/ cheap entry to Lola Lo. All welcome!

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The Cell Social at The Apple

The Apple

02 Oct, 8:00pm

Come and join us at ‘The Apple’, Bristol’s Cider Barge where you will have the opportunity to meet the people in your lectures and your future best friends!

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Women’s Water Polo

Richmond Building Pool

02 Oct, 8:30pm

Learn the basics in this fun introductory session – no experience required!

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Swing Dancing – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

02 Oct, 9:00pm

BUSS teaches all kinds of swing dance from Lindyhop to Charleston in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, so swing by to learn something new!

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Women’s Football

The Downs

03 Oct, 10:00am

All abilities are invited to come and play football and see what it’s like to be a part of UBWFC! It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced player or are wanting to try a new sport, we’d love to see you there.

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Synchronised Swimming – Give it a Go!

Richmond Building Pool

03 Oct, 1:00pm

This session will aim to bring you the best synchronised swimming has to offer. So, if you want to experience a new sport in a safe and friendly environment, come down to the SU pool and attend our Give it a Go session!

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Touch Rugby

The Downs

03 Oct, 2:00pm

Touch rugby is a mixed non-contact sport that is growing in popularity across the world. In our session we will go through the basics of rules, game plays and ball handling skills.

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Table Tennis – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

03 Oct, 2:00pm

A fun introduction to table tennis. A great sport to meet new people and interact with people similar minded to yourself. Also can be played at a competitive level if you are looking for that as well

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BUZAN NERF fun!

Stevenson Room

03 Oct, 2:00pm

Do you want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Come join us for some exciting zombie themed Nerf warfare! Come on down. No equipment needed!

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Fitness Swimming

Richmond Building Pool

03 Oct, 2:00pm

If you’re looking to swim to keep fit or make friends, this session is for you!

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UBOC: Feats of Skill on Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill (100m South of Cabot Tower)

03 Oct, 2:30pm

Drop by Brandon Hill for UBOC’s first navigation training session of the year where we reveal the arcane arts of map reading

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Lifesaving Club

Richmond Building Pool

03 Oct, 3:30pm

Come and give one of the most unique sports on offer a go! Lifesaving combines first aid, swimming, teamwork and fun. No experience needed!

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Inter:Mission Magazine – Get Involved

The White Rabbit

03 Oct, 5:00pm

A chance to meet some of our editors and to get an idea about the huge variety of content we put out every day.

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Hindu Soc – Kho and Kabaddi Taster Session

Carpenter Room

03 Oct, 5:00pm

Never played Kho or Kabaddi before? Don’t worry if you’ve never even heard of them before because we’ll teach you the basics in this taster.

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LifesavingClub – Dry Give it a Go Session

Stacy Room

03 Oct, 5:30pm

Come and give one of the most unique sports on offer a go! Lifesaving combines first aid, swimming (not at this session), teamwork and fun. No experience needed!

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Hindu Soc – Taal Music Bristol First Taster

Carpenter Room

03 Oct, 6:00pm

Join our Indo-Western Fusion Band, Taal Music Bristol, for their first taster – a chilled jam session – and bring along any instruments.

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BrisMUN: Freshers’ Taster

Coutts LT, Wills Memorial Building

03 Oct, 7:00pm

We will be providing an overview of what Model United Nations is, what our society does, as well as run a session to give you an insight into what kind of activities we offer.

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Improv: Give it a Go!

Stephenson Room

03 Oct, 8:00pm

Short Improv games that will introduce new members to the style and teachings of Improvised comedy performance, much like the TV show Whose line is it anyway!

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Canoe – Whitewater

Richmond Building Pool

03 Oct, 8:30pm

Give kayaking a go! We’ll be playing some fun games in whitewater boats and practise some skills needed for paddling gnarly rivers!

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Hindu Soc – Football Taster Session

TBC

04 Oct, 12:00am

Join us for our first football session this year. Our sessions are recreational, perfect for those just wanting to play no-strings attached.

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Hindu Society – Meet & Greet

Carpenter Room

04 Oct, 5:00pm

Come along to meet committee, mingle and learn about how you can get involved with Hindu Soc be it sports, music, events, drama or religion.

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Christian Union Equip

Alma Church

04 Oct, 6:00pm

The first of our weekly meetings! Come along for worship, prayer, food, fellowship, to get involved, or just to find out more about Jesus!

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Student Research Society

TBC

04 Oct, 6:00pm

If you wanna know more about academic research, or if you’re thinking of doing a PhD, come and visit us!

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Free Pool & Snooker Taster Session

Allstars Sports Bar

04 Oct, 6:00pm

Come down to Allstars to meet our committee and learn about the society, but most importantly play some free cue sports!

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Bollywood Dancing: Give it a Go!

Dance Studio

04 Oct, 6:00pm

Come along to a free taster lesson by Bollywood Dance Society where you’ll get a fun filled two hours of dance, expect a energetic lesson tailored for beginners, all abilities are welcome here! Dress comfy and get ready to shake your hips 💃

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Consulting Taster Session

Merchant Ventures Building

04 Oct, 7:00pm

A brief introduction to the Consulting industry and what our society does, with an idea of the projects you can take part in.

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UH 2nd Years Vs UH 1st Years: 2018 Edition

TBC

04 Oct, 7:00pm

A noble tradition for many, many years! Now, it rides again….

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Ukelele: Give it a Go!

Stacy Room

04 Oct, 7:00pm

Everybody is welcome, regardless of experience. Beginners will be taught simple chords, more advanced players can learn to pick melodies etc, and at the end everybody will be given the opportunity to come together to play as an ensemble.

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Pokemon Training: Give it a Go!

Odlum Room

04 Oct, 7:00pm

We’ll be making fruit smoothies, hanging out and playing Pokemon Battle Revolution, Pokken Tournament and 3DS games!

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Chess: Give it a Go!

Gromit Room

04 Oct, 7:00pm

Go along and play with fellow freshers as well as regular A, B, C team and club members. Play with timers as quickly as 1 minute for all moves!

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Duality does a Treasure Hunt!!

TBC

04 Oct, 7:00pm

Do you study Chemical Physics? Do you get completely lost walking around the city, or prepared to put your knowledge of the city to the test?

Join Duality the Chemical Physics society on our first TREASURE HUNT of the year.

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Free Give Gymnastics a Go Session

Hartcliffe Gymnastics Centre

04 Oct, 7:30pm

Come along to our taster session and see if it’s the sport for you! Any ability welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or elite gymast!

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Balloon Bingo

Balloon Bar

04 Oct, 8:00pm

The Balloon Bar proudly presents its own unique take on Bingo Lingo. Think regular bingo, but less floral and walking sticks, more mischief and twerking. Every first Thursday of the month come down to the Balloon Bar for an extra special bingo experience. Highlights include Stanford in a very special built-for-purpose gold sparkly blazer and a great selection of prizes.

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Modern Jive – Give it a Go

Carpenter Room

04 Oct, 8:00pm

Modern Jive is a partnered freestyle dance for any type of music. Come along to find out how good the basics can look. No need to bring a partner – you can dance with anyone!

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Morris Dancing: Give It A Go

Stephenson Room

04 Oct, 8:00pm

Start Bristol with something stick-crashing, foot-stomping and totally serious. Come and learn a timeless pub classic – yep, morris dancing!

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Judo – Give it a Go

Carpenter Room

05 Oct, 4:00pm

Judo is a martial art that involves throwing and pinning opponents using balance, power and movement. It’s great for keeping fit and improving self-confidence.

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Bouldering with UBES

Bloc Climbing Centre

05 Oct, 5:00pm

Want to try rock climbing? Bouldering is a great way to start, with lower walls, padded floors, and no ropes to get in your way!

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Church Choir – Give It A Go!

St Paul's Church

05 Oct, 5:30pm

Join this choir for our Friday rehearsal and learn two pieces of music, which we will be singing in the Sunday morning service at St Paul’s Church. A friendly choir, welcome to all singers!

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Aikido – Give it a Go

Carpenter Room

05 Oct, 6:00pm

Come and have a go at Aikido, a martial art where the strength of your opponent does not matter and you can learn how to fall safely and with style!

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Poetry & Creative Writing: Give it a Go!

Castle Room

05 Oct, 6:00pm

This session will be a chance to get pen to paper, get some feedback, and hopefully make some new friends! Don’t forget your notebook and pen!

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RAGaoke

Balloon Bar

05 Oct, 8:00pm

You’ve always dreamed of taking to the stage and shining like the true star you are. Well now’s your chance… Every Friday join us at the Balloon Bar for some classic karaoke, in partnership with Bristol RAG.

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Canoe – Polo

Richmond Building Pool

05 Oct, 8:30pm

Give kayaking a go! We’ll be playing Canoe Polo which is a team sport similar to water polo but in boats!

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Providence Plantation Taster Session

Providence Plantation

06 Oct, 10:00am

Bristol University Conservation Group would like to take prospective members on a days taster trip to our local woodland reserve, Providence Plantation, which we manage in partnership with the University.

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Windsurfing – Give it a Go!

Bowmoor Sailing Club

06 Oct, 10:00am

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro come along with UBWC for a day of free windsurfing! With windsurfing kit and wetsuits provided the only thing you need is yourself.
You’ll receive tuition from our awesome RYA qualified instructors, so there’s no need to have windsurfed ever before. (Also did I mention that it’s free?!)

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UoB Boxing Open Sessions

Carpenter Room

06 Oct, 11:00am

Our taster session is a great chance for students to come and experience intensive boxing-based exercises and sessions. Open to anyone interested in boxing!

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Capoeria: Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

06 Oct, 1:00pm

Originating in Brazil and a mix of dance, fight and music, Capoeira is a fun and energetic way to make new friends and get fit.

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GameSoc – Give it a Go!

CELFS

06 Oct, 2:00pm

Ever wanted to slay a dragon? Or lead an army of space marines? Then try our selection of tabletop rpgs, board games and war games!

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Give Flag Football A Go

Coombe Dingle Rugby Pitches

06 Oct, 2:00pm

Come and join American Football for a non contact game of flag football!

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Basketball Taster Session

Main Sports Hall

06 Oct, 2:00pm

Whether you’re new to the sport or returning, come along and get to know our coaches, our courts and just have some fun!

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Gamesoc – Give it a Go!

CELFS, 5th Floor, Richmond Building

06 Oct, 2:00pm

Ever wanted to slay a dragon? Or lead an army of space marines? Then try our selection of tabletop rpgs, board games and war games!

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Beginners Parkour Class!

Next to the Merchant Ventures Building

06 Oct, 2:00pm

Interested in learning how to move and to truly interact with your environment more efficiently? Then try out our Parkour class! As stated, this is a Beginners class and will be open to people of all levels of fitness!

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Mixed Martial Arts: Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

06 Oct, 3:00pm

This session will provide a short introduction to the disciplines and training methods which encompass mixed martial arts.

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Futsal – Open Session

Bristol Grammar School

06 Oct, 5:00pm

Our open session gives the chance for non-members to play, develop and enjoy futsal with friends and other non-members.

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Muay Thai – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

06 Oct, 5:00pm

All are welcome to join the most effective striking art on the planet, the pride of Thailand and the bane of all flashy fighting styles!

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BULABDS demonstration and Free Taster

Carpenter Room

06 Oct, 8:00pm

A demonstration of the different styles of dance offered by Bristol University Latin American and Ballroom Dancing Society BULABDS from each of the different difficulty categories followed by a fun taster session for everyone to join in!

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Women’s Cricket Intro

Bristol Grammar School Sports Hall

07 Oct, 9:00am

Learn some skills and get a feel for the game. Everyone is welcome, come and give it a go!

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Makers Market

Balloon Bar

07 Oct, 12:00pm

This is the first in a series of events taking place on the first Sunday of every month, where we will be welcoming Bristol’s best artists and their pop up shops into the Balloon Bar to showcase, celebrate and promote the best local talent.

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Kickboxing – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

07 Oct, 12:00pm

A fast-paced, energetic kickboxing session, that’s suitable for all abilities. Try out our typical lesson including fitness, flexibility and technique training.

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Kitesurfing – Get Trip Ready

Durdham Downs, near the water tower

07 Oct, 2:00pm

Keen to come on a weekend trip? Come grab some free training so that you can get straight to the water on the weekend itself!

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Squash – Give it a Go!

Bristol Grammar School

07 Oct, 3:00pm

Come give squash a go, to players of any ability, team players will coach you an understanding of how the game works as well as lead exercises in the basics of the game. We have over 10 qualified level 1 coaches who can help you.

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Korfball – Give it a Go!

Main Sports Hall, Tyndall Avenue

07 Oct, 3:30pm

Korfball? Probably the best sport you’ve never heard of! Everyone is a beginner at the start, with opportunities to progress to one of our 3 teams. Come along and give it a go!

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Trampoline & Gymnastics

Centre for Sport

07 Oct, 4:30pm

Fancy giving Trampolining or Gymnastics a go? Come along to one of our taster sessions and see if it’s the sport for you! All abilities welcome from complete beginner, we hope to see you there!

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PantoSoc: Give it a Go!

Stephenson Room

07 Oct, 5:00pm

A chance to have a real taster of what goes into a panto production. We will spend roughly two hours giving everyone a chance to act extracts from a past production, learn a song from a past production and one of the dance routines. We pride ourselves on being a friendly warm society, open to all levels of experience !

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Baking: Give it a Go!

Stacy Room

07 Oct, 5:00pm

We are offering a free Bring Your Own Bake Event in the style of our usual meetings. Everyone brings a bake (be it sweet or savoury, cake or cookie) and we all get an opportunity to try each others’ baking.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

07 Oct, 6:00pm

Join a great community of people and give a go to Brazilian Jujitsu, a ground-based martial arts that will keep you fit and will give you an amazing sets of skills.

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Welsh Society Free Food Night

The White Harte

07 Oct, 7:00pm

A night down in the pub to grab some free food and meet this year’s Welsh Society before the year really gets going.

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Free Give Gymnastics a Go Session

Hartcliffe Gymnastics Centre

08 Oct, 7:30pm

Come along to our taster session and see if it’s the sport for you! Any ability welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or elite gymast!

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Folk Club Session

Coach and Horses

08 Oct, 8:00pm

A casual evening of singing songs, playing music and chatting. We will be teaching you how to play the music so no prior experience needed!

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Film Society: Give it a Go!

Carpenter Room

08 Oct, 8:00pm

Free film screening! Come along, watch, discuss, make some cinephile friends

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Trampolining: Give it a Go!

Indoor Sports Centre

09 Oct, 2:30pm

Come along to our taster session and see if it’s the sport for you! Any ability welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or elite gymast!

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Bristol Snowsports Taster Session

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

09 Oct, 4:30pm

Free taster session for beginners, improvers and intermediate/advanced skiers and boarders who want to try race and freestyle

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Hindu Soc – First Aarti (Veneration)

TBC

09 Oct, 5:30pm

Join us for some intimate prayers and to learn about Hinduism and Spirituality in a relaxed manner as we have our first Aarti of the year.

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Scavenger Hunt with Guides & Scouts

Bristol SU

09 Oct, 7:30pm

Explore some of the quirkier sights and pubs around Bristol. Prizes for the best team!

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Hindu Soc – Netball Taster Session

TBC

11 Oct, 12:00am

Join us for our first netball session this year. Our sessions are recreational, perfect for those just wanting to play no-strings attached.

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Free Give Gymnastics a Go Session

Hartcliffe Gymnastics Centre

11 Oct, 7:30pm

Come along to our taster session and see if it’s the sport for you! Any ability welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or elite gymast!

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Pizza Pyjama Party! New Bridewell

New Bridewell Common Room and Study Space

21 Oct, 7:00pm

For your first night in hall, we’ll be providing FREE PIZZA for you so you don’t have to worry about cooking or washing up.

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