Our Welcome Festival 2022 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. We are running events for everyone, from quiet on-campus meet ups, vintage clothing stalls and film nights, as well as Clubs and Societies Fairs. 

Interested? Here's an overview of last year's Welcome Festival:  

Events and activities 2022

So what's happening? Check out our listings below for more information on dates and tickets for the events that the University and Students' Union (SU) will be running over the Welcome Festival.

Our events listing is an indicative list of what will be occuring over the Welcome Festival Period. Some events may incur a small charge which may be subject to change. You can check the most up to date listings of prices and events on the SU website.

12th September - 16th September

12th September - Bingelow hosted by Lana Del Gay - The Hangar

7pm – midnight

Join us at Bingelow

Get ready for a an absolutely unforgettable and unmissable night including inflatables, prize giveaways, and a whole lot more.

Audience participation is mandatory!

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

 

 

 

12th September - “Looking After Your Body at Uni” at the SU

20-30 min video guide from Alice Liveing, founder of ‘Give Me Strength’ app & Women’s Health columist

 

 

 

12th September - Chill out/Cocktails and mocktails- Marquee in the Quad

Sit back, relax, and enjoy some great times

 

 

12th September - Tackling Social Anxiety & Loneliness - Marquee in the Quad

A brilliant event to help with social anxiety and loneliness by giving you the tools to overcome them.

 

 

13th September - Quiz night - The Hangar Bar

8pm – midnight
See the SU website for up to date price listings

Our weekly Quiz Night returns with the Big Quiz this Welcome Week.

Assemble your squad and test out your general knowledge to be in with the chance of winning our big £200 jackpot.

Join us every Tuesday night throughout the year for Quiz Night and the opportunity to walk away with a big cash prize.

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

 

 

13th September - “How to be an Eco-Warrior Student” at the SU

20-30 min video guide presented by an Industry thought-leader

 

 

 

13th September - Network Your Way to the Top 60 Min Workshop - Marquee in the Quad

A 60 Min Workshop with Stef Sword-Williams

 

 

 

14th September - Art Induction Event - City Campus

Interested in creativity? Dr Lucy Arnold Offers some words of wisdom.

 

 

14th September - E bike - Have a go session with the Sustainability Team

Want to find ways to get around Worcester? Let our Sustainbility Team show you our E bikes.

 

 

14th September - The Colour Run - St John’s Campus

Time TBC

See the SU website for up to date price listings

One of our biggest and best charity events of the year, the Colour Run, is returning to campus. Run, walk, jog, or skip – everyone can take part.

Follow our specially designed route around campus and get covered in a kaleidoscope of colours as you do it. This year’s Colour Run is going to be our biggest yet, with a brand new course taking you all around the St John’s Campus.

And if you needed any more of a reason to take part, all profits from the Colour Run will go to our RAG Charity of the Year, the Worcester Animal Rescue Shelter.

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

 

 

14th September - Worcester Wednesday - The Hangar

This is your starting point for the biggest and best student night in Worcester.

 

 

15th September - Interior Design Hacks at the SU

Make your halls look sick on a budget - 20-30 min video guide Industry thought-leader

 

 

 

15th September - Live Music - The Hangar

7pm – midnight

Join us in The Hangar for a chilled-out evening of with live music.

We’re teaming up with a few of our favourite local musicians to bring you some of the best live music and performances that Worcester has to offer.

And make sure you join us every Thursday throughout the semester for more great music.

 

 

15th September - Side Hustle School - Marquee in the Quad

60 Min Workshop with Joanne Morales, entrepreneur & founder of inclusive underwear brand ‘NUNUDE’

 

 

 

16th September - Eat Well On A Budget at the SU

20-30 min video guide Niall Kirkland, found of ‘The Good Bite’ and Budget Like a Boss 20-30 min video guide Ellie Austin-Williams, founder

 

 

16th September - Crafternoon - The Hangar

12pm – 3pm

Our Crafternoon gives you the chance to relax and unwind after a hectic week of Welcome Festival events.

If you're looking for a chilled out afternoon 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 showcasing some of what they do.

 

 

16th September - Karaoke Night - The Hanger

7pm – midnight
See the SU website for up to date price listings

Everyone’s favourite night of the week is back!

Friday night can mean only one thing at The Hangar – Karaoke! If you’re looking to channel your inner Gaga, serenade to the sound of Taylor Swift, or belt out some retro classics, this is the place to be this Welcome Week.

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

17th September - 22nd September

17th September - Club Night - The Hangar

7pm – midnight

See out the end of Welcome Festival in style with our big club night in The Hangar.

We'll have a live DJ playing all the freshest house music, as well as some great drinks deals throughout the night.

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

 

 

17th September - Film Night - Mama Mia Sing Along 

7pm – 10pm

We're transforming our Unwin lecture theatre into a cinema experience.

We'll also have free popcorn and nachos, snacks, and drinks will be on sale throughout the night.

Films TBC

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

 

 

 

20th September - Quiz Night - The Hanger

8pm – midnight

Our weekly Quiz Night returns with the Big Quiz this Welcome Festival.

Assemble your squad and test out your general knowledge to be in with the chance of winning our big jackpot.

Join us every Tuesday night throughout the year for Quiz Night and the opportunity to walk away with a big cash prize.

For pricing and to book tickets please visit the Students' Union website.

 

 

21st September - Worcester Wednesday - The Hangar Bar

This is your starting point for the biggest and best student night in Worcester!

 

 

22nd September - Live Music - The Hangar

7pm – midnight

Join us in The Hangar for a chilled-out evening with live music.

We’re teaming up with a few of our favourite local musicians to bring you some of the best live music and performances that Worcester has to offer.

And make sure you join us every Thursday throughout the semester for more great music.

 

 

Recreational Sport Activities 12th September - 23rd September

Come and join in at our 'Turn up and Play' sports sessions during the Welcome Festival.

 

All you need to do to join in our sessions is:

  1. Bring your student card
  2. Arrive at the facility 10-15mins prior to the start of the session
  3. Get yourself signed in with our instructor and enjoy! 

Activities

Monday 12th September 

Activity - Rounders
Facility - 3G 
Time – 2-3pm  

 

Tuesday 13th September 

Activity – Badminton 
Facility – UWArena
Time – 2-3pm 

 

Wednesday 14th September 

Activity – Table Tennis
Facility – Riverside Activity Hall 
Time – 2-3pm

 

Thursday 15th September

Activity – 3v3 Basketball
Facility – SJC Sports Hall 
Time – 4:30-5:30pm 

 

Friday 16th September

Activity – Dodgeball 
Facility – SJC Sports Hall
Time – 1:30-2:30pm

 

Monday 19th September 

Activity - Rounders
Facility - 3G 
Time - 2-3pm 

 

Tuesday 20th September 

Activity – Badminton 
Facility – UW Arena
Time – 2-3pm 

 

Wednesday 21st September 

Activity – Table Tennis
Facility – RiversideActivity Hall
Time - 2-3pm

 

Thursday 22nd September 

Activity – 3v3 Basketball
Facility – SJC Sports Hall
Time - 4:30-5:30pm

 

Friday 23rd September 

Activity – Dodgeball 
Facility – SJC Sports Hall
Time – 1:30-2:30pm 

You can view our 'Turn up and Play' sports timetable and how to book our sports facilities for free here.

Welcome Festival Fitness Classes 5th - 16th September

The Welcome Festival offers a mixture of online and in-person fitness classes for those interested in physical wellbeing.

 

Week 1 - 

Monday 5th of September: 

10am-11am - Ultimate Core  - Severn Campus

11am-12pm - Stretch and Flexibility - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Wellbieng and Exercise Clinic - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Lower Body Workout - Severn Campus

6pm-7pm - Circuit Training - Severn Campus

 

Tuesday 6th of September: 

10am-11am - Circuit Training  - Severn Campus

11am-12pm - Body weight circuit training - online. Join via Teams link shortly before session.

12pm-1pm - Ultimate Core - Severn Campus

 1pm-2pm - Pilates (intermediate) - online Join via Teams link shortly before session.

6pm-7pm - Boot Camp - Severn Campus

 

 

Wednesday 7th of September:

10am-11am - Pilates (intermediate) - Severn Campus

11am-12pm - Pilates (Beginner) - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Wellbeing and Exercise Clinic - online Join via Teams link shortly before session.

1pm-2pm - Lower Body Workout - online. Join via Teams link shortly before session.

6pm-7pm - Circuit Training - Severn Campus

 

Thursday 8th September:

10am-11am - Wake up Stretch - Severn Campus

11am-12pm -  Body weight Circuit Training - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Ultimate Core - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Intermediate Pilates - Severn Campus

6pm-7pm - Circuit Training  - Severn Campus

 

Friday 9th September

10am-11am - Circuit Training - Severn Campus

11am-12pm -  Pilates Beginner - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Wellbeing and Exercise Clinic - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Lower Body Workout - Severn Campus

6pm-7pm - Boot Camp  - Severn Campus

 

 

 

Week 2 - 

Monday 12th of September: 

10am-11am - Ultimate Core  - Severn Campus

11am-12pm - Stretch and Flexibility - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Wellbeing and Exercise Clinic - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Lower Body Workout - Severn Campus

6pm-7pm - Circuit Training - Severn Campus

 

Tuesday 13th of September: 

10am-11am - Circuit Training  - Severn Campus

11am-12pm - Body weight circuit training - online. Join via Teams link shortly before session.

12pm-1pm - Ultimate Core - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Pilates (intermediate) - online Join via Teams link shortly before session.

6pm-7pm - Boot Camp - Severn Campus

 

Wednesday 14th of September:

10am-11am - Pilates (intermediate) - Severn Campus

11am-12pm - Pilates (Beginner) - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Wellbeing and Exercise Clinic -  online Join via Teams link shortly before session.

1pm-2pm - Lower body Workout - online. Join via Teams link shortly before session.

6pm-7pm - Circuit Training  - Severn Campus

 

Thursday 15th September:

10am-11am - Wake up Stretch - Severn Campus

11am-12pm -  Body weight Circuit Training - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Ultimate Core - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Intermediate Pilates - Severn Campus

6pm-7pm - Circuit Training  - Severn Campus

 

Friday 16th September

10am-11am - Circuit Training - Severn Campus

11am-12pm -  Pilates Beginner - Severn Campus

12pm-1pm - Wellbeing and Exercise Clinic - Severn Campus

1pm-2pm - Lower Body Workout - Severn Campus

6pm-7pm - Boot Camp  - Severn Campus

 

 

Signing up to the University Gym

Our Riverside gym is open from 7am-10pm (Monday - Friday). All students living in Halls of Residence benefit from free gym membership and students living off campus can find out more about joining the gym on our dedicated web pages or downloading our guide.

Wellbeing events 12th-16th September

Monday 12 September

EVENT: An introduction to mindfulness and meditation with Guy from the Zen Shed in Worcester

LOCATION: St John’s Campus Gym 1 (EE G114 Close to Starbucks)
TIMES:12.30, 2pm and 3.30pm

NO OF TICKETS: 20 per session

 

Wednesday 14 September

EVENT: An introduction to Yoga & Meditation with Yoga 7 studio in Worcester

LOCATION: St John’s Campus Gym 1 (EE G114 Close to Starbucks)

TIMES: 12.30, 2pm and 3.30pm

NO OF TICKETS PER SESSION:20

Thursday 15 September

EVENT: Gong Bath (Sound Based Meditations, are a gentle but effective way of deeply relaxing) with Angie from Sacred Earth Note: bring a blanket

LOCATION: St John’s Campus Gym 1 (EE G114 Close to Starbucks)

TIMES: 12.30, 2pm and 3.30pm

NO OF TICKETS PER SESSION: 20

 

Friday 16 September

EVENT: An introduction to Quigong with Kev Price from Red Dragon Martial Arts, Worcester

LOCATION: St John’s Campus Gym 1 (EE G114 Close to Starbucks)

TIMES: 12.30, 2pm and 3.30pm

NO OF TICKETS: 20 per session

 

Running throughout the Week

10 MINUTE MASSAGES

These free sessions are running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-4 in EEG168 (this is a classroom just off the St John’s Campus main reception)

Book Your Slot Here

 

You can download our Wellbeing Programme here

 

Events Highlights 2022:

City Campus Picnic - 11th September

Come join your fellow students for an afternoon picnic under our giant marquee.

This event will be a great chance to explore City Campus with your new friends.

 

Colour Run - 14th September

Run, walk, jog, or skip your way round campus and get covered in a kaleidoscope of colours as you do it.

The Colour Run is open to everyone at the University of Worcester, regardless of your fitness level. There’s no winner, no recorded times, and no reason for you not to get involved.

All the money raised by the Colour Run goes to our RAG charity of the year.

For more information and to book tickets to events about events organised by the Students' Union you can visit the SU website

To find out more about everything going on at your Students’ Union, make sure you’re following them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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.

 

Next steps