Freshers' Fair and activities

Students enjoying Freshers' Fair

Meet like-minded people and make friends for life

The highlight of every Welcome and Orientation on our Colchester Campus is the Students' Union Freshers' Fair. An exciting event that marks the beginning of the academic year and serves as your chance to make new friends, join societies and really get to know the campus.

Interested in Global Justice? We've got a society for that.  how about, Origami, Public Speaking, or Film? We have societies for these too. Are you an International Student and want to meet students from your own country? We have these as well. Find out more about the full range of SU societies on their website.

This is your introduction to campus life for new students. A bustling hub of activity where our societies, clubs, and organisations gather to showcase their offerings and engage with you. They'll be plenty of music and entertainment too.

Amongst the stalls, the Freshers Fair also features interactive games, performances, and giveaway and will be your chance to also meet It serves local businesses, and vendors, from around the campus and Colchester.

A full week of events, activities and opportunities to meet and make friends

To help you settle into our Essex community and make friends, there will be a range of activities planned for you.  From department induction events to get you settled into your new academic home, to Welcome Villages across Colchester, Southend and Loughton, there will be many opportunities to help you find new interests, learn more about the services designed to support you, and to meet and connect with other students. Our Students' Union has a variety of events planned too.