University of Roehampton Freshers Week

University of Roehampton Freshers Week

University of Roehampton Freshers Week

MONDAY – The Bop UV Party feat. Silent Disco

It’s a Roehampton tradition to kick-start Freshers’ Week with our legendary club night, The Bop. Our biggest regular on-campus club night moves to Monday for Freshers’ Week only. The Bop attracts up to 1000 students every Friday night during term time so what better way to get Freshers’ Week off to a flying start?

RSU resident DJs play classic party anthems & current floor-fillers in the main room, whilst the second room sees a mixture of Indie anthems and pop rock!

Silent Social make their return to the The Bop UV Party to make your first night of Freshers’ Week even better!

All Freshers’ Pass holders will be given a free Roey Freshers’ t-shirt to wear on this night, so bring a Sharpie and get scribbling over your free white tee to help with the meet and greets on the first night of Freshers’.

[ This event is for FRESHERS and REFRESHERS]

TUESDAY – Love London

This one really excites us; a brand new feature on the Freshers’ Week line up! We’ll be taking over several of London’s best venues, giving you the choice to explore and fall in love with everything London has to offer. By purchasing a wristband, you’ll have the choice to Love London in any of the venues below (maximum ticket sales differ between venues so be quick to secure your preferred one on arrival Sunday/Monday 17th and 18th Sept).

// Flight Club – Shoreditch //
// Flip Out – Wandsworth //
// Junkyard Golf – Brick Lane //

Tickets for these events are included with your Freshers’ Pass – you do not need to purchase a ticket from the venue website.
More venues to be announced.

[ This event is for FRESHERS and REFRESHERS]


The launch of our monthly club night (usually held on a Monday) at the London landmark that is The Clapham Grand.

Massive floor filling tunes all night, cheap drinks and 1000+ revellers will make for the ultimate student night and one to remember.

For a sneak preview of The Clapham Grand, take a look here: The Clapham Grand.

Free buses will take you to and from the venue to make the night a whole lot easier (and safer) for you.


THURSDAY – Thorpe Park Exclusive

Put quite simply, it’s now officially a Roehampton tradition to hire the entirety of Thorpe Park to make for an evening exclusive to Roehampton students. Make the most of all major attractions including Saw, Stealth and Nemesis Inferno. A selection of smaller attractions and catering facilities will also be open on the night to keep all Roehampton thrill seekers well entertained.

This event is the biggest event of the week and not to be missed. We will provide free transport to and from the Park for all Freshers’ Pass and ticket holders.

There will be a meeting area for all students to grab a refreshing drink and await the doors to open and roam free throughout Thorpe Park for three adrenaline filled hours.

Rides will close at 9:30pm, anyone queuing for a ride at this time will be able to complete their ride before the gates close once and for all. Buses will then be on hand to get you all back to campus.

[This event is for FRESHERS and REFRESHERS]


Friday of Freshers’ Week plays host to Freshers’ Fair (11am-3pm) and the following activities across Freshers’ Village will be open to all, regardless of whether you have a Freshers’ wristband or not.

This is a perfect opportunity to round-off a busy few days with food, drink and entertainment til midnight, all ahead of Saturday’s Freshers’ Week conclusion with Freshers’ Fest.

[ This event is for FRESHERS and REFRESHERS]

SATURDAY – Freshers’ Fest

The night in which it all comes to an end, Freshers’ Fest will provide a worthy send off to what will have been one of the best weeks of your life. Freshers’ Fest was first introduced to our Freshers’ schedule in 2015 and has since proven a huge success, so successful in fact, we’ve made it the grande finale.

The event aims to give a taster of our flagship event, RSU Summer Ball which takes place at the end of every academic year. Hosted across Monte Hall, The Union, Froebel courtyard and Freshers’ Village, the event will host 1500 students offering a range of live music, DJs and themed bars.

Keep an eye open on our dedicated Freshers’ Week pages online to keep up to date with all the plans for Freshers’ Fest, we will release more information over the duration of the Freshers’ Pass sales window.

[This event is for FRESHERS and REFRESHERS]

Freshers’ Passes are exclusive to students starting at Roehampton for the first time this September. Any 2nd or 3rd year student who has purchased a pass online will not be permitted entry to any Freshers’ Week event and will not receive a refund (as stated on all ticket information)

The Freshers’ Pass is the one and only wristband that gives you entry to all 6 RSU Freshers’ Week events. The wristband can be purchased in advance and all incoming first year students are eligible to buy a Freshers’ Pass and we really do encourage you to do so!

The passes are issued on a first come first served basis, as they are limited in number, so please ensure you secure yours as soon as possible. For those of you who do purchase a pass in advance, you will be able to pick this up when you arrive from Sunday 17th September. Please bring your receipt of purchase, photo ID and also your acceptance letter from the University of Roehampton to collect your Freshers’ Pass.

We will of course email full instructions, terms and conditions and collection points for the Freshers’ Pass to all those that purchase one. Please Note: All Pass holders will be emailed with all information once online sales close, this will be when we are sold out.

Advantages of getting a Freshers’ Pass

Free & guaranteed entry into every RSU Event during Freshers’ Week.
Access     to exclusive events during the week, which are only available to Freshers’     Pass holders only.
Great     opportunity to meet loads of new people and make friends for life.
Free     t-shirt for the event on Monday night of Freshers’ Week
Exclusive     goody bag at Freshers’ Fair.

From 1:30pm on Tuesday 19th September, any remaining Freshers’ Passes will go on general sale to all University of Roehampton Students. Further information If you have any queries regarding a Freshers’ Pass, please contact RSU on 0208 3923221 or email

Freshers’ Fair will take place on the Friday of Freshers’ Week and is a hub of student led societies, Sport Roehampton, local businesses, employers and much more.

Throw yourself into student life at the University of Roehampton by attending Freshers’ Fair to find out all there is to know about our 50+ active student led societies, join a sports team, find a part job, try your hand at volunteering or radio presenting or simply grab a bag of freebies and meet some new friends! It is your chance to mingle, ask questions and explore the 100+ stalls that make the Fayre an event not to be missed.

Freshers’ Fair will be open from 11am to 3pm on Friday 22nd September across Digby Stuart and Froebel Colleges.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY the Freshers’ Pass will be on sale online – Individual tickets will NOT be on sale online. Tickets will only be on sale during Freshers’ Week in the Freshers’ Village Marquee situated on Froebel Lawn (from 1:30pm Tuesday 19th).  Tickets will be sold based on the capacity of each individual event. If all Freshers’ Passes sell out in advance we will NOT be able to sell any individual tickets. All Freshers’ Passes MUST be collected before 8pm Monday 18th September.

Sunday 17th – Freshers’ Pass collection available to all who have purchased one.

For students living on campus, Passes will be available to collect from Freshers’ Village (Froebel College) & Whitelands College. Students living off campus should collect their Pass from Freshers’ Village.

Monday 18th – Passes still to be collected will be made available from the Freshers’ Village Marquee from 1pm – 6pm.

Any unsold Freshers’ Passes will be made available to all Roehampton students as well as a very limited selection of tickets for individual events

Historically we have always sold out of the Freshers’ Pass in advance of Freshers’ Week so we strongly encourage everyone to buy as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable.

PLEASE NOTE: Be advised that our Freshers’ Passes will NOT be on sale through any third party. To purchase your Freshers’ Pass wristband you must do so through the correct pages on

// Get a Freshers’ Pass //

With guaranteed entry into ALL Freshers’ Week events, where you’ll meet a load of new friends, the Freshers’ Pass is such a good idea. Plus you won’t have to queue to buy tickets to individual events, you can attend exclusive Freshers’ Pass only events and at most events Freshers’ Pass holders will receive priority entry.

// Invest in the books //

It’s probably best we nail this one down before all the fun stuff!! At the end of the day you’re spending loads of money on your degree so make sure you start off with flying colours and invest in the books. In fact, it should be your absolute first priority if you’re getting a student loan through. If you go to your subject briefings during Freshers’ week, they’ll fill you in with what you will need to buy.

// Dig out the wacky outfits //

Unearth that Superman T-Shirt or Wonderwoman cape from the attic and give it a new home in the form of a dressing up box! Fancy dress is a popular night out at Roehampton, so bring what you can carry!

// Get networking //

Try to use websites such as Facebook to meet people on your course before you’ve even had your first lecture! Trust us, It’s a great way to settle into uni with ease.

// Remember important documents //

Especially if you’re going to be far from home, remember things such as your passport, driving license, other ID and important documents or letters that you may need for registration. It’s possible you’ll start job hunting soon, so you may need your National Insurance etc.

// Get wise //

Learn how to use a washing machine, a cooker, a hoover etc before arrival! Practice making some meals that you can afford on a student budget and cook without any hassle!

// Get financially wise too! //

Be sure to open a student bank account and confirm that your student loan is sorted before registration. Make sure your loan will cover accommodation, and if you plan to live off campus try to contact University of Roehampton accommodation ASAP!

// Make your own checklist – but not too big //

Each student is unique, so along with this handy list that we’ve made you, make one tailor made to yourself. It makes packing a great deal easier! Remember to pack light! You don’t want to be unpacking for hours during Freshers week and you certainly wouldn’t want to be anti-social, would you?

// It seems long but it’s very useful //

Ensure you’ve read all the paper work, contracts etc before joining us! You don’t want to be out of the loop when you get here. Make sure you know where you’re going! Check out the University of Roehampton website

Who ever said being a second or third year student meant you can’t relive Freshers’ Week was so very wrong! We can’t wait to have you all back at Roehampton for another amazing academic year.

This is the ticket for you if you wish to dive straight back in to student life and relive all those memorable moments from your first or second year. This year, the ReFreshers’ event schedule is identical to the Freshers’ event schedule with the exception of Wednesday night. For full info please check out our dedicted Freshers’ Week website.

The ReFreshers’ Wristband is ONLY eligible for students continuing their studies with us and entering their second or third year at UoR.

These wristbands are limited in availability and sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Unfortunately we’re not able to reserve the wristbands. All wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable.