Welcome!

Welcome To University Of Strathclyde Freshers’ Week.

We can guarantee that this will be the best week you’ll ever have at University.

This is the official site where you can find all our fun daytime activities and big nights during you first week at University.

Click here for a full list of what's on during Strathclyde Freshers 2017 - stay in the loop via our Facebook page.

University of Strathclyde Students' Association, 90 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JH.

During Freshers’ Week there is a £3 entry into The Union building after 7pm. Entry is free with a Freshers’ or Gold Card.

What's On?

Passes

  • £35

    With a Freshers’ Card, you will have entry into The Union and priority access to all events during Freshers’ Week.

    ( ! ) Priority will be given to Freshers’ & Gold Card holders for a limited period once doors open for each event on the night. You are only guaranteed entry until the venue reaches capacity, so arrive as early as possible.

    (!) Please note that postage is only available in the UK.

  • £55

    Includes:

    • Entry into The Union
    • Priority access to all events during Freshers’ Week
    • Free entry to all Union events for 17/18 – St Andrews – Halloween – German Beer festival – and more.
    • Free food and drink, vouchers* for The Union (worth £15).

    *Gold Card vouchers will get you:

    • 5 x Game Pool = £5.00, 1 x Wrap = £3.00 and 1 x soft drink - £1.00 form The Yard
    • 1 x Frapp = £3.00, 1 x Tall Starbucks coffee £2.10 and 1 x Muffin £1.50 from Recharge
    • Total Vouchers worth - £15.60

    ( ! ) Priority will be given to Freshers’ & Gold Card holders for a limited period once doors open for each event on the night. You are only guaranteed entry until the venue reaches capacity, so arrive as early as possible.

    (!) Please note that postage is only available in the UK.

  • £60

    Includes:

    • Freshers’ Card
    • Entry into The Union
    • Priority access to all events during Freshers’ Week
    • University Of Strathclyde Hoodie (rrp £23)
    • NUS Extra Card, the #1 student discount card (which start at £12)

    ( ! ) Priority will be given to Freshers’ & Gold Card holders for a limited period once doors open for each event on the night. You are only guaranteed entry until the venue reaches capacity, so arrive as early as possible.

    (!) Please note that postage is only available in the UK.

  • £70

    Includes:

    • Gold Card
    • Entry into The Union
    • Priority access to all events during Freshers’ Week
    • Free entry to all Union events for 17/18 – St Andrews – Halloween – German Beer festival – and more.
    • University Of Strathclyde Hoodie (rrp £23)
    • Free food and drink, vouchers* for The Union (worth £15).

    • 5 x Game Pool = £5.00, 1 x Wrap = £3.00 and 1 x soft drink - £1.00 form The Yard
    • 1 x Frapp = £3.00, 1 x Tall Starbucks coffee £2.10 and 1 x Muffin £1.50 from Recharge
    • Total Vouchers worth - £15.60

    ( ! ) Priority will be given to Freshers’ & Gold Card holders for a limited period once doors open for each event on the night. You are only guaranteed entry until the venue reaches capacity, so arrive as early as possible.

    (!) Please note that postage is only available in the UK.

Freshers' FAQs

  • Freshers’ Week helps you launch into University life, run by the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA) or more commonly known as The Union. This is the biggest student party of your four or more years at University. You’ll already have an idea what student life is all about, but by the end of Freshers’ Week – you’ll know. The experience will stay with you for life!

  • There are events running from Saturday 9th - Sunday 17th September from 10am to 3am. We have loads of events from speed meetings and ceilidhs to live bands / DJs, plus a Freshers’ Fair to get loads of freebies and find out about clubs, societies and sports you may want to take part in throughout your year! We finish the week with a massive Freshers’ finale with more live music and special guest appearances. On top of that, there are also welcome events for Postgrad students, campus tours and much much more!

    A guide to the week with full times and locations is included in our Commercial Guide, which will be mailed out to you towards the end of August / early September. Plus you can stay in the loop via this site and our Facebook page!

  • We are based at 90 John Street, G1 1JH. Check out the map below:
    http://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/studentsunion/

  • The Freshers’ Card gets you free entry to all paid for events during Freshers’ Week. It also gives you priority access to the building with a 15 minute advance entry to busy nights during Freshers' Week. The card costs £35 and can be bought in advance here

  • With a Gold Card you will have free entry to all Freshers’ Week 2017 events, plus all Union events for the full academic year 2017-2018. It also gives you priority access to the building with a 15 minute advance entry to busy nights during Freshers’. You also get free food, drink and pool vouchers to use in The Union worth £15. The Gold Card costs £60 and can be bought in advance here

  • The 2017 Gold Card costs £60; it will save you well over £60 if you were to add up the value of everything (individual event prices, building entry and food & drinks vouchers).

  • You can buy Freshers' Pass/ Gold Card securely through our online shop. You will be given an option to either collect your Freshers' Pass/ Gold Card within The Union building or to have it posted out to you.

    If you choose the collection option, you’ll get a confirmation e-mail with details of where to collect your card. Receiving your email confirms that you’re all signed up for a pass. All you need to do is print out the e-mail (or have the email on your phone) and bring it along with you to the pick-up points mentioned in the email to collect your pass. You will need photo id along with your email confirmation.

    Online pass sales end on Friday 8th September at 1pm.

  • A bundle is a deal where you get your Freshers’ Card or Gold Card plus some great extras. There are two bundle options:

    Freshers' Bundle £60

    • Freshers’ Card
    • NUS Extra Voucher
    • University of Strathclyde branded Hoodie

    Gold Bundle £70

    • Gold Card
    • Gold Card Vouchers worth £15
    • NUS Extra Voucher
    • University of Strathclyde branded Hoodie

    You can buy bundles here

  • If you have chosen the collection option, you can collect your Freshers’ card/ Gold card/bundle between Tuesday 15th August – Tuesday 5th September (10am – 4pm Weekdays Only). Please wait 24 hours after your order submission to collect your Freshers’ card/ Gold card/bundle.

    You can collect it at The Cash Office (Level 9)
    Union building, 90 John Street, G1 1JH - 24 hours after order submission only.
    http://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/studentsunion/

    During Freshers' Week, you can still collect passes and gain entry to the Union building at the following locations and times:
    - 9am until 6pm:  The Union Shop Level 3
    - 7pm until 10pm: Duty Manager, Level 9 of the Union

    During Weekends
    12noon until 7pm:  The Yard level 3 - Ask bar staff for Duty Manager
    7pm until 10pm: Duty Manager, Level 9 of the Union

    Please note that you will receive a voucher for your hoodie to collect at a later date.

  • The Welcome Team are a group of volunteers who can help answer any questions you may have during Freshers’ Week; they will be wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with Welcome Team ‘17 on them so are easily identifiable. You will see them around campus, Halls and the Union from Saturday 9th September onwards.

  • We are the ONLY OFFICIAL providers of events during Strathclyde Freshers’ Week please don’t buy passes or purchase anything unless you are sure you know what you are getting for your money! If you are in doubt ask at the Union, 90 John Street, or ask an official Welcome Team member / member of Staff from the USSA or the University of Strathclyde and they will help you.

    Official Strathclyde Freshers’ Week 17 passes and Gold Cards are available to buy online at or in person from the Union Building.

  • Please treat the Freshers' Cards and Gold cards with care and treat them like cash as they cannot be replaced. If you do lose it though please talk to a member of staff in the Finance Office, Level 9 Union Building.

  • Yes as long as you are signed in by a student and are 18 or over.

    Strathclyde students are allowed to sign in 4 non-students; students from other institutions are allowed to sign in 1 non-student. During busy times (such as Freshers’ Week) we will occasionally have to prioritise Strathclyde students, please ensure you arrive in plenty of time for events to ensure you and your guests get in.

    Please Note: If you are a Life Member of The Union and would like to attend Freshers’ Week, please get in contact with us.

  • Anyone can come to Strathclyde Freshers’ Week! We prioritise 1st year Strathclyde students but we know that you are a sociable bunch and may want to meet other students from different years, colleges / universities and also may want to bring a friend along who isn’t going to the Strathclyde.

    They must have a student card and a pass (or pay into the event if they haven’t bought a pass), or they must be signed in by you if they are not a student; you must be able to prove you are a student in order to sign in non-students. You can prove you are at Strathclyde with your Matriculation card or if you haven’t registered by the time of the event you should bring along an acceptance letter from the University or similar.

    Anyone who is not a Strathclyde student MUST be 18 or over to come to the Union.

  • As long as you are a Strathclyde student, yes. Although you can’t purchase alcohol, you can still attend all the events at the Union.

  • Yes you are eligible to buy a Freshers’ Pass / Gold Card and take part in Freshers’ Week events and beyond.

  • Yes as long as you are 18 or over you can attend by buying a pass. You can also pay into individual events, but please come early to avoid disappointment as occasionally we will have to prioritise those with Freshers’ Passes.

  • Get in touch via ussa.memberfeedback@strath.ac.uk; ask a question on Facebook or Twitter

    www.facebook.com/strathclydeunion
    www.twitter.com/strathunion

Contact

You can find answers to most commonly asked questions regarding Stathclyde Freshers' Week in the FAQs section

If you can't find what you are looking for, you can either get in touch via ussa.memberfeedback@strath.ac.uk or ask a question on Facebook or Twitter

University of Strathclyde Students' Association, 90 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JH

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