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SU Welcome Fest

Two weeks of events to help you meet, explore and celebrate.

 
Freshers Fair

Book your ticket for our biggest Fresher's Fair ever!

 
 

FRESHERS FORTNIGHT

 

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

WHAT'S ON

 

FRESHERS AND TERM PASSES - LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE
4th September - 17th October
Sub Zero
Want to be a Freshers VIP? Or a VIP all term long? Get entry to all events guaranteed?* Access to special drinks deals and freebies? You need a FRESHERS WRISTBAND or TERM PASS. Please note there is a limited number of each pass available.
FREE DATA SCIENCE TRAINING
13th-24th September
Online & In Person - See Event for Details
MON 13 SEP - FRI 24 SEP | The University are delivering free data science training, with an emphasis on coding, to current and incoming students with different levels of data science and programming skills.
ISULATION QUIZ
23rd September
Zoom
Isulation Quiz | 7PM
Premier League: Chelsea vs Manchester City
25th September
SU Bar
Premier League: Chelsea vs Manchester City. Come down and support your favourite in the SU Bar.
Quarantine Mixer
25th September
Toucan
Quarantine Mixer | 4PM
Premier League: Brentford vs Liverpool
25th September
SU Bar
Premier League: Brentford vs Liverpool. Come down and support your favourite in the SU Bar.

 

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SAMIRA'S 5 TIPS FOR FRESHERS

 
 
 

Freshers is an exciting time so go out have fun, meet new people and be open minded. University is an amazing place where there is someone or a group for everyone. Just be patient and be authentic!

  1. You 100% need to buy freshers tickets before you get onto campus so you can organise with your flat or new mates on where you are going (or just so you can outfit plan...)
  2. Start taking vitamins and stock up on paracetamol, ibuprofen, and cold and flu tablets. Freshers Flu is real people! It isn’t that bad, but it is helpful to have some medication on hand for those stuffy noses.
  3. Wait until you have seen your accomodation and what storage you have before doing your food shop. Then stock up on canned tomatoes and pasta!
  4. To avoid those hangovers, leave a bottle of water and a snack by your bedside table for when you come back. 
  5. Budget! I made a weekly budget where I planned what food to buy, dinners out and nights out. I was able to control my spending whilst still having fun!

 

YOUR QUESTIONS

 

How do I extend my student visa from the UK?

If you are an international student currently living in the UK who has had to repeat a year, or who is changing from a pre-sessional to UG, or UG to PG course, you will need to extend your Student Visa by making an application to the Home Office. SU Advice can explain the process and help you by checking your documents, including your application form, whether you are applying for yourself or also for dependents.

How can I resolve a dispute with my landlord over my deposit?

Your deposit should be held in a Deposit Protection Scheme, and if you and your landlord can’t agree about deductions you may be able to use your scheme’s dispute resolution process. If you would like some help with this, or with any other issues relating to your old or new tenancy, SU Advice will be happy to help.

I’m a Masters’ student, and I don’t think I’ll be able to submit my dissertation on time...

If extenuating circumstances mean you need more time to complete your dissertation, and you are an existing student who is due to submit your dissertation for the first time this year, your department is now allowed to authorise extensions for more than four weeks if needed. To find out more, contact your supervisor or your department’s PG administrator, and don’t forget that SU Advice is also here to support you.

 

GOT ANOTHER QUESTION?

SU Advice are on hand to help with whatever you may need. Find us on square 3 or visit our page

 

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