Our Welcome Festival is a mix of live events, academic inductions and social opportunities.

What happens at the Welcome Festival?

The Welcome Festival is for new and returning students. These first few weeks on campus will help you settle in, find your way around and prepare you for university life. 

Interested? Here's an overview of our previous Welcome Festivals:  

Events and activities

Take a look at the events listings below for information on the events and activities that the Ƶ and (SU) will be running over the Welcome Festival. 

 

 This events listing is an overview of the activities taking place over the Welcome Festival period. More events will be added to the schedule as more information becomes available. Please be aware that some events may incur a small charge. 

 

Saturday 14th September

Big Worcester Welcome

11.00am - 3.00pm
Students' Union and The Quad
Free entry

Start your Worcester journey with a chilled-out day of mingling with your fellow students and get to know your new surroundings.
Our friendly staff will be here to welcome you to the Ƶ and give you all the details on what life is like as a Worcester student. We’ll have loads of information from the SU and Ƶ services, as well as fun activities throughout the day.
Make sure you stick around to grab something from our delicious barbeque and refresh upstairs in your student bar, The Hangar.

VK Welcome Party

8.00pm - late
The Hangar
Free entry

There’s only one way to start your Welcome Festival adventure and that’s with our huge Welcome Party hosted by VK!
We’ll have a live DJ and loads of great freebies and giveaways from our friends at VK.
There’s no better way to kick-start your time at Ƶ, make new friends, and dance the night away. So make sure you don’t miss out on the first of many great nights in your campus bar!

 

Sunday 15th September

Board Game Café

12.00pm - 3.00pm
Hastings Café - City Campus
Free entry

Looking to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Welcome Weekend?
Join us at the City Campus Café for a chilled-out afternoon of board games and refreshments. So come down with your friends or new housemates and take it easy with an afternoon of classic gaming.

Afrobeats Night

8pm - late
The Hangar
Free entry

Keep the party vibes going with our Afrobeats Night, as our live DJ brings you all the biggest and best dancefloor fillers.
Make sure you join us for what promises to be a night to remember.

 

Monday 16th September

Disco Binglow

7.00pm - late
The Hangar
£6 early bird - £8 on the door

Disco Binglow is back and this year it’s going to be even bigger and better!
Disco Binglow is one of the biggest, and wildest, parties of the year. So, prepare yourself for an unforgettable and unmissable night of inflatables, prize giveaways, and a whole lot more.

 

Tuesday 17th September

The Big Fat Quiz

8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Hangar
£2 entry

We’re kicking off our weekly Quiz Nights with the return of our Big Fat Quiz this Welcome Festival.
Assemble your squad and test out your general knowledge to be in with the chance of winning our big £250 jackpot, or one of our many other prizes.
Make sure that you join us every Tuesday night throughout the year for Quiz Night to be in with the chance of walking away with a big cash prize.

 

Wednesday 18th September

Welcome Fair

10.00am - 3.00pm
Ƶ Arena
Free entry

The Welcome Fair is the one event not to be missed this Welcome Festival, as we’re taking over the Ƶ Arena for our biggest Fair yet!
This is your opportunity to find out everything that goes on at the Students’ Union (SU) and Ƶ.
All of our sports clubs, societies, and networks will be there to let you know about all the activities you can get involved with during your time at Worcester.
The SU will also be there with information on everything they do to support and represent you during your time at university. Make sure you come along to pick up some great freebies and speak to the friendly staff team.
We’ll also be joined by various services from the Ƶ, including the International Team, Residential Ambassadors, PCSOs, The Hive, Student Services, and a whole lot more.
And we’ll have a range of fantastic local and national companies to meet and grab some fantastic freebies from. And Domino’s will be back once again giving out slices of FREE pizza.

 

Worcester Wednesday

6.00pm - 11.00pm
The Hangar
Free entry

The Hangar is your starting point for the biggest and best student night in Worcester. Join us for the return of Worcester Wednesday!
Are you a club or society member? Don’t forget you can book out The Hangar for your social!

 

Thursday 19th September

Varisty Cricket

Time TBC
Location TBC
Price TBC

Our Varsity 2025 defence is kicking-off early this year!
Join us for the return of Cricket Varsity, as we take on the Ƶ of Gloucestershire in a bid to claim the first point in Varsity 2025.
More details coming soon.

Crafternoon

Time TBC
Students' Union

If you're looking for a calming afternoon to help recover from an action-packed Welcome Festival, our Crafternoon is the place to be. We'll have a load of fun and relaxing crafts for you to get involved in, and we'll be joined by some of our most crafty societies who will be chatting about what they do.

Urban Thursday

7.00pm - late
The Hangar
Free entry

Keep the Welcome Festival vibes going as our live DJ brings you a night of all the latest tracks from the urban music scene.

 

Friday 20th September

The Big Bounce

12.00pm - 6.00pm
Ƶ Arena
Free entry

Blow off some steam and join our fun experts as we take over the Ƶ Arena with our massive inflatable obstacle course.
Entry is free to all Ƶ of Worcester students, so grab your friends, or make new ones there, and enjoy a full day of crazy fun to round off your Welcome Festival.

 

Music Bingo

7.00pm - late
The Hangar
£2 entry

We’re finishing off the Welcome Festival party in style with the return of our epic Musical Bingo!
Get ready for a night of big tunes where audience participation is mandatory.

 

Monday 23rd September

Society Pick n Mix

Time TBC
The Hangar
Free entry

Come along to our special Society Pick n Mix and discover the student group that’s perfect for you.
Meet like-minded students and play a variety of board games, including Giant Jenga, Pictionary, Giant Connect 4, and more.
We’ll also have an information hub for you to discover more about all the amazing societies you can get involved in during your time at Worcester.

 

Wednesday 25th September

Vintage Clothing Sale

10.00am - 4.00pm
The Hangar
Free entry

We’re welcoming our good friends, Goldrush Vintage, back to The Hangar for their always popular vintage clothing sale.
Make sure you join us to get your hands on great vintage designer and sports clothing at incredible prices.

 

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Tours of The Hive Library

As part of our Welcome Festival, we'll be offering tours of The Hive.

Find your way around your Hive. Discover study spaces to suit your needs and how to: find, borrow and return books; print and copy; access PCs and Wi-Fi; get help and learn more about The Hive as a social and event space.  

 

Welcome Festival Academic Timetable

As part of your academic induction, you will learn more about your course, and meet your fellow students and your lecturers. 

Your Course Tutors will set out your Welcome Festival academic timetable for you.  Your first week features a range of events where you'll meet the people who will be an important part of your time at Worcester, and have opportunities to find out more about the exciting Ƶ community you have joined! 

 

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