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Freshers' activities

Freshers' activities take place each September to help you settle in, get to know each other, and to have an amazing time at Kingston University.

Both the Union of Kingston Students and the University's student support services arrange lots of social events, all designed to get you involved and showcase the opportunities available to you throughout your time at Kingston. These include:

  • Freshers' fortnight which includes ticketed and free activities such as a vintage clothes fair, international food market and club nights, the Freshers' Fayre where you can sign up to sports, societies and volunteering opportunities; and
  • the Freshers' Ball featuring surprise headliners.

For more information on what's happening and where, visit the Union of Kingston Students website.

Freshers' Fayre

The Union's legendary Freshers' Fayre runs over two days and includes hundreds of stalls giving out freebies as well as a chance to meet loads of sports, societies and sign up to our volunteering programme.

This year the Freshers' Fayre will be returning to our Kingston Hill campus on:

  • Thursday 21 September 2017, 12.00noon–5.00pm
  • Friday 22 September 2017, 12.00noon–4.00pm

Freshers' Ball

On Thursday 21 September the Union will also be hosting Freshers' Ball, the biggest student party of the year. Details and prices will be announced nearer the time, but to make sure you don't miss out follow the Union on Twitter or like them on Facebook.

Take a look at last year's Freshers' Fayre highlights for an idea of what to expect:

Contact us

Queries about KU Welcome week (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities)? Call us on:

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines

Please note, the hotline will be open from Tuesday 22 August – Friday 22 September, 9.00am 5.00pm.

Contact us

Queries about KU Welcome week (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities)? Call us on:

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines

Please note, the hotline will be open from Tuesday 22 August – Friday 22 September, 9.00am 5.00pm.

Useful links

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Welcome Connectors

Welcome Connectors

Whether you're in need of directions, looking for top tips on uni life or just fancy a chat, our Welcome Connectors are here to help.

They are Kingston University students who are keen to share their knowledge and experience with you, and should be easy to spot in bright green T-shirts with "Here to help" printed on the back.

Contact us

Queries about KU Welcome week (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities)? Call us on:

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines

Please note, the hotline will be open from Tuesday 22 August – Friday 22 September, 9.00am 5.00pm.

Welcome Week