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 University and Students’ Union (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

Welcome BBQ

11.00am - 3.00pm
Union Square

 

Big Worcester Welcome Party

Time TBC
The Hangar

 

Sunday 15th September

Afrobeat

Time TBC
The Hangar
Free entry

 

Monday 16th September

Crafternoon

Time TBC
Students' Union

Our Crafternoon is a chance to relax and unwind during a hectic two weeks of Welcome Festival events.
We'll have plenty 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.

 

Disco Binglow

Doors open at 7.00pm
Event starts at 8.00pm
The Hangar
£8 entry

With big prizes to be won, you won’t want to miss out on Binglow! 

 

Tuesday 17th September

The Big Fat Quiz

Time TBC
The Hangar
£2 entry

Assemble your best thinkers and put your general knowledge to the test in the Big Fat Quiz – all for a chance to win our £250 jackpot!
This is the first of our weekly quiz nights where you could be walking away with big cash prizes!

 

Wednesday 18th September

Welcome Fair

10.00am - 3.00pm
University Arena

The Welcome Fair is your opportunity to find out everything that goes on at the Students’ Union (SU) and University.
All our sports clubs, societies, and networks will be there to tell you 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 have a range of fantastic local and national companies to meet and grab some fantastic freebies from. Domino’s will be back once again giving out slices of FREE pizza.
We’ll also be joined by various services from the University, including the International Team, Residential Ambassadors, PCSOs, The Hive, Student Services, and more!

 

Worcester Wednesday

Time TBC
The Hangar

The biggest and best student night in Worcester!

Thursday 19th September

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
The Hangar

 

Friday 20th September

Inflatable Obstacle Course

12.00pm - 6.00pm
University Arena

 

Music Bingo

7.00pm
The Hangar
£2 entry

 

 

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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 University community you have joined! 

 

Download our app

Remember to download the International Welcome Guidebook App on the App Store or Google Play or our Student Life Guide if you’re a home student. This will tell you about events and activities taking place over the Welcome period.

The app will provide you with campus maps and local information such as shops, banks and travel. You'll also find answers to questions often asked by first year students and who to contact for help and advice.

 

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