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Freshers' 2022

We've got a jam-packed Freshers' schedule for 2022. Please remember that Marjon Student Union are the only place selling official Freshers' tickets - if in doubt email to check.

Three students walk out of the West Entrance on the Marjon campus

Notification of changes to planned activity

A national Bank Holiday has been declared for the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, Monday 19 September. 

This is the start of Welcome Week at Marjon, and the day when most first years were due to travel to campus for essential inductions. We have therefore made some amends to the planned activity.

Find out more about the changes

We can't wait to welcome you to campus and have lots of exciting events happening across your first week. You are able to sign-up to some of our Freshers events before you arrive at university. 

Fill out this form and select the events you wish to attend. Check out when and where events are happening below. 

Freshers' 2022 Festival Pass

Purchase your official Freshers' Pass for just £30 and save £££ on door prices. It includes free transport to all our events plus a white MSU logo T- shirt for the first 100 bands sold.

Close up of food cooking on a barbeque

Welcome weekend

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September

  • Moving-in barbecues in the Quad for resident students only 18:30-20:30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
  • White Shirt welcomeat 22:00 on Sunday in Barjon 
Strawberry dipped in chocolate

Monday 19 September

  • Informal welcome for year 1 undergraduate students in the Quad Theatre (Not essential)
  • Free lunch in the Hub Restaurant for all students and staff who are on campus - All Welcome
  • Wheelchair Basketball 15:00 in the Sports Hall
  • Crafts in the Quad 14:00
  • Mature student meet-up 15:00 in The View 
  • Chocolate and Bingo night in the Octagon (evening event) 19:30
  • Theme Night at Walkabout (evening event)
Disco ball

Tuesday 20 September

  • Welcome to 2nd year undergraduates
  • Crafts in the Quad 10:00-15:00
  • Student Services drop-in 9:00-10:30 in the Hub 
  • Introducing: Your library 11:00-11:30 in the Library 
  • Studying with neurodiversity 14:30-15:30 online 
  • Mature Student Study Group 17:30-18:00 in the Library
  • Futsal 11:30 -13:00 in the Sports Hall 
  • Touch Rugby 15:00-16:00 on the 3G pitch
  • Kahoot and Pizza in the Octogan (evening event)
  • Themed night at Fever (evening event)
A clapperboard and pot of popcorn

Wednesday 21 September

  • Welcome to 3rd and final year undergraduate students
  • Crafts in the Quad 10:00-15:00
  • Student Services drop-in 12:00-13:30 in the Hub 
  • Introducing: Study Skills for Everyone 10:30-11:00 in the Library
  • Introducing: the AIM programme 14:30-15:00 in the Gallery
  • Rounders 11:00-13:00 on the 3G pitch
  • Lacrosse 13:00-14:00 on the McCormick pitch
  • Self-defence essentials 14:00-16:00 in the Sports Centre Teaching Room and Gymnasium
  • Film night in the Octogan (evening event)
  • Theme night at Pryzm nightclub (evening event)
Careers advisor talks to students

Thursday 23 September

  • Working for Marjon 10:00-11:00 in W210
  • Crafts in the Quad 10:00-15:00
  • Vice-Chancellor and Student Union Q&A 11:00 -12:00 in the Quad Theatre
  • Student Union Q&A (student panel) 13:00-14:00 in the Quad Theatre 
  • Student Services drop-in 10:00-11:00 online
  • Introducing: Study Skills for Everyone 10:30-11:00 online
  • Introducing: Your library 14:30-15:00 online 
  • Studying with neurodiversity 15:00-16:00 in the Gallery
  • Dodgeball 15:30-16:30 in the Sports Hall
  • Bowling in the Octagon (evening event)
Off campus - Plymouth Hoe

Friday 23 September

  • Freshers' Fair from 10:00-15:00 in the Hub not to be missed
  • Societies Fair from 11:00-15:00 in the Sports Centre Gymnasium
  • Sport and Physical Activity Fair from 11:00-15:00 in the Sports Centre
  • Crafts in the Quad 11:00-12:00 
  • Introducing: the AIM programme 10:00-10:30 online 
  • Introducing: Study Groups 13:30-14:00 in the Gallery 
  • Fish and Chips by the Lighthouse at 5pm - meet at the Octogan 
  • Live Music Night in Barjon (evening event).

Saturday 24 September

  • Pub Golf 4pm onwards 

Sunday 25 September

  • Barjon Garden Party from 2pm in the Barjon Garden 
  • Comedy night in the Octagon (evening event).