Your Freshers' Week


Your Freshers’ Week runs at the same time as your Welcome Week to provide the social side of your enrolment. It’s a great way to meet your new friends and get to know our beautiful campus.

Our Students' Union (SU) will organise a packed schedule of events and activities for you and your news friends to get involved in.

Last year, our Freshers' Week started with a big welcome party - a great way to meet and mingle with other students and start to settle in. Our students also enjoyed a movie night, a quiz, a pub crawl through Gloucester on Wednesday 'student night', and a 'bring your own drinking vessel' party.

If you fancy a quieter night, the Chill Out Zone will be your space to relax with friends. Get your favourite film on, open some snacks and you're all set for a cosy night in.

Legends bar will become one of your favourite hang outs on campus. Kick back on the sofas and unwind as you catch up with your mates, watch the TV or play some pool. It's also where lots of your SU events take place during the year - don't forget to get your Freshers' wristband when you arrive so you'll never miss a party!

Read last year's Freshers' Guide here

Your Freshers' wristband

In 2019, we offered a great value Freshers' Wristband including all Legends bar events on campus for the full year. We also offered a 'Gold' option to include our big Summer and Winter Balls in one upfront cost - so students could sit back and enjoy the ride.

Last year, these were the prices of the wristbands.

Gold wristband
£125 covered all events including a Winter and Summer Ball ticket.

Silver wristband
£75 covered all events except a Summer Ball ticket.

These prices are subject to change for 2020.

Living here

Hartpury is a beautiful place to live and study.

When you’re not attending one of our Freshers' events, take some time to explore your new home. Find the lake, explore the gardens behind Hartpury House and pick your favourite hangout spot. If you need a break, you could try the food in Graze or grab a coffee in Red and Black café.

If you fancy getting off campus for a day out, you'll be spoilt for choice. Surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and close to the Forest of Dean, take your pick from daring outdoor pursuits and peaceful country walks and bike rides.

For shopping, eating and drinking, vibrant Gloucester and Cheltenham are just a short bus ride away. There's great sports on your doorstep too. From horse racing at Cheltenham Racecourse and football at Cheltenham Town to rugby at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, we've got it all.

Find out how to reach us on our travel page.

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