About Freshers

Freshers is all about helping you settle in, make friends and love your new home!

Over our Freshers’ week we’ve got a range of things going on to introduce you to University life. It’s jam-packed with opportunities to meet new people & make friends. Our activities & events are for everyone; from new students just out of school, mature students and returning students…we’ve got something for everyone.

Here are a few key dates:



Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd September

Gives you the opportunity to try out the massive range of sports and societies on offer at Aberystwyth: 3 days of sports, societies and socialising with new friends!


Big Welcome weekend

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September

There’s plenty to keep you entertained over the big welcome weekend ready for Freshers Week. The Students’ Union and the University will be hosting informative events, fun filled activities and entrainment.


The Big Sale

Saturday 23rd September

You can pick up all sorts of second hand household bits that you might not have had room to bring with you – everything from kitchen utensils to cushions and at rock bottom prices! The best bit of all is that all money made from this sale goes to charity so you’re not only saving a packet but helping out a great cause too!


Freshers Fairs

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th of September 2017

10 – 4 at the Marquee behind the Students’ Union

A 2 day showcase of everything Aberystwyth has to offer; from sports clubs to freebies and from volunteering opportunities to society tasters all on the concourse. This is the event you won’t want to miss as it’s jam packed full of freebies and discount vouchers to help you explore your new home properly!


Freshers’ Week

25th – 29th September 2017

A host of day and evening activities to welcome you to the University by the sea, including:

  • Give it a go trips
  • Meet & greets
  • Sports day
  • Craft afternoon
  • & much more


*Check out the Evening entertainment page here for details of events happening during Freshers.