FYLDE FRESHERS 2014
Freshers’ Week is packed with things to do from the compulsory meetings and registrations with the University to the social events in Fylde and throughout the campus. You will be supported and helped by the staff and students of Fylde who will assist you in settling in and finding your feet around campus.
Please be assured that you won’t be pressured to go out drinking or party hard if you don’t wish to! There are so many events to choose from we are sure that you will find something to enjoy.
Please refer to the Welcome Week Guide for full details of the main University events: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/welcome-week-guide/
Remember to download the iLancaster app on to your ipad or smart phone: http://ilancasterinfo.lancs.ac.uk/ You will find it very useful throughout your time at Lancaster.
Here is the essential timetable for Fylde students including our social events.
Sunday 28 September
|Key CollectionOur JCR Reps will help you find your room and assist with luggage.You can collect your Membership Packs and purchase your Fylde Freshers’ Back Pack from the JCR||From 10:00||Fylde Common Room|
|Off Campus Student WelcomeIf you are living off campus please come along and meet the JCR and have a chat to our staff||15:45||Fylde Common Room|
|Freshers’ PhotoYour reps will come and collect you||16:.30||The Bonington Step|
|College Welcome Talk||18:00||George Fox LT 1|
|Supper||19.15||Fylde Common Room|
|Getting to know you…DJ in the bar||20:00 onwards||The Mill – Fylde Bar|
Monday 29 September
|Safety TalkCompulsory for on campus students||10:00-11:00||Great Hall|
|Welcome to Fylde International Freshers||17:30||Fylde LT 1|
|Afternoon & Evening|
|Oktober Fest||Celebrate this German festival||The Mill – Fylde Bar|
|USA vs UK||Cheerleaders at 6pm, English Teaparty then USA Frat party.Dress in Red, White and Blue||Fylde and then…Hustle and Lounge|
Tuesday 30 September
|Visiting Study Abroad, Exchange and Erasmus Students Registration||9:30||Great Hall|
|Part 1 Talks||All day||Various|
|Afternoon & Evening|
|Fylde Sports Tasters||14:00||Net Courts and The Mill|
|Scavenger Hunt||15:00||Quad then campus!|
|Meet the JCR||16:00||The Mill|
|BBQ & Australasia Art Evening||BBQ at 18:00 and if you are staying in then have a dabble in our Aussie/Kiwi Arts evening and have a go on the didgeridoo||Fylde Common Room|
|BNO||LUSU organized town venues. Time to go walkabout !||Instructions on arrival!|
Wednesday 1 October
|Unismart Presentation||11:00-12:15||Great Hall|
|Block Rio Olympics games||15:00 Three legged races to ‘ball in the bucket’!||Bonington Step|
|Big Night In||World Cup Fifa tournament and bar sports||The Mill|
|Rio carnival & African craft shop||19:00 Feathers and Mocktails and Films!||Fylde Common Room|
Thursday 2 October
|Orientation for International Students||9.30-12.00Details||George Fox|
|Explore Lancaster in the daylight||Fresher Reps will guide around the town to find the best spots for coffee and bargains||Lancaster City|
|Freshers’ Fair Pt1 Sports and Societies||12:00-17:00||Great Hall|
|Visit the other colleges! or Blackpool Illuminations||Dress code ‘Safari’ as you pay a visit to our fellow collegesTrip to see the famous lights||CampusDetails|
Friday 3 October
|Major Department Orientation||Half day sessions with your major department||Various|
|Fresher’ Fair Pt 2 LUSU and Lancaster||12:00–16:00||Great Hall|
|Belly Dancing Master Class||18:00 (Gentlemen too!)||The Mill|
|Dubai Race Night||Dress to impress at our Dubai Races night||Revolution|
Saturday 4 October
|Uni Sports Taster Sessions||Various in the sports centre||Details|
|LUSU Trips to Trafford Centre and Ikea||Can be booked when you arrive|
|All Colleges Trip Blackpool Pleasure Beach||12:00–16:00||Details|
|Fylde does Holi !||Join the celebration with paint and music||TBC|
|Thai Full Moon Party||Spend some time with your Reps and then UV up for a party in town||The Dalton Rooms|
Sunday 5 October
|Uni Sports Trials &LUSU Trips to Lake District||Can be booked when you arrive|
|End of Summer Fair||14:00||Fylde Quad|
|Big Fat around the World Quiz||20:00 Big prizes!||The Mill|
And other notable dates include…
Monday 6 October
Start your courses, of course!
Wednesday 9 October
A visit from your College Advisor to see how you are getting on. All full time UG degree students will be assigned a College Advisor. This is usually a member of staff or a postgraduate student who has volunteered to act as someone you can talk to in confidence outside your department should you need to. They are also very happy to hear from you at any time and will have a chat over a coffee just to see how you are doing.
In your first year you will see your advisor a couple of times – or as many times as you wish. They will remain your College Advisor for the duration of your studies.
We will email you with details when you have arrived.
See you soon, Fyldeans!