Union announces Freshers’ events

IF YOU’RE reading this, you’ve been accepted! Either as a newbie to the wonderful world of Aberystwyth University, or coming back as a seasoned veteran. Freshers is an amazing time of year to get stuck in and involved with the University as a whole, and we’ve got a run down for you on the biggest and best Arts events from Aberystwyth Students’ Union you’ll expect to see in the near future.

Get-Fresh-Logo-1-E-red-whiteIt’s the 19th of September you’ve just unpacked all your belongings, the sights are fresh, and the drinks are pouring, head on down to the Student Union and set your first week at Aber off with a bang. PRELASH (9pm-3am) only £3 on the door; you predrink your nights out, get ahead of the game and Pre-Freshers at Prelash!

Get fresh on the 20th with #FRESHERS (10pm-3am) at the SU. What’s going? Only a rodeo bull, cheap drinks and Russell Kane on the deck. What more could you want?! Book your tickets in advance for £4 on the SU website.

It’s not university without a little bit of friendly competition. That and the chance to win a year’s supply of beer, TVs, iPods, docking stations and event tickets. All this and more at the THE BIG QUIZ (6pm-12am) on the 21st.

Nurse the Monday Blues (and that cheeky hangover) over at the TRADE FAIR (10am-4pm) in the Marquee for the chance for new students to get a host of freebies and information from local and national businesses to assist them with their University life ahead. Then when you’re done with that head on over to the Main Room for the COMEDY WORKS featuring the side splittingly funny James Acaster – you might have seen him on Nevermind the Buzzcoks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Russell Howard’s Good News – the lovely Tom Toal, and hilarious Stuart Laws. Doors open at 7:30, book your tickets in advance here.

On the 23rd the SU is holding a FRESHERS POOL COMPETITION (registration opens at 2:30pm), dust your cues off and wins some top prizes!

Wednesday night’s EXCHANGE is back for another year! Watch as the Main Room is transformed into a bustling Stock Market, keep your eyes on the numbers and watch your favourite drinks drop to obscenely low prices. And when you’re not BUY BUY BUYing, jam out to some of the best chartoppers by resident DJ Eddy Scissorhands. Throughout the term watch out for Special Guests, Fancy Dress Competitions, and huge giveaways.

The wildly innovative AMATEUR TRANSPLANTS will be performing in the Main Room on the 25th. Fronted by Adam Kay, the band specialise in musical parodies that will make you howl with laughter. Doors open at 8pm, £4 in advance. This is not a spectacle to miss.

Ending Freshers Week the only way we intend to carry it, amazingly. For one night only the SU will be transforming your Students’ Union into the halls of Westeros. Prepare for one helluva DJ set from Game of Thrones legend…KRISTIAN NAIRNS! Whether you’re a Lannister (pay your debts and buy your mate a drink), a Stark (try not to keel over), or a Martell like myself.

Let it be known; Freshers…is coming.