For eight days in September we will be greeting The University of Bristol’s new students, and welcoming back the old with our biggest events programme yet: featuring the biggest club nights in Bristol as well as a host of mingles, talks and sessions to help you meet like minded friends.

Skydiving Taster!

Want to skydive but not ready to commit? Give indoor skydiving a go! Indoor skydiving is a great way to get a taste of the real thing for a fraction of the price – join us on a trip to iFly Basingstoke to see the professionals show off, your committee members embarrass themselves, and to […]

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Bristol Discovery Tour

Welcome Lounge, 4th Floor Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN

19 Sep 2019, 3:30pm

Explore the city of Bristol and discover its hidden histories with our local tour guides.

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Global Lounge Board Games

Welcome Lounge, 4th Floor Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN

20 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Roll the dice and join our board game extravaganza! A great way to meet new people (even for sore losers).

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Guided Campus Tour

Welcome Lounge, 4th Floor Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN

20 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Join our student ambassadors as they show you around the university campus. Get to know where you’ll be studying and meet other new students along the way.

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Afternoon Tea with Societies

Welcome Lounge, 4th Floor Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN

20 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Come and enjoy afternoon tea with a selection of our university societies! A great way to meet some of the Bristol community and get to know new friends.

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Burritos in the Bar

Badger Bar

20 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Free meal to students arriving in Durdham – come to the bar and eat and meet other students. Stay awhile – the bar opens at 7pm!

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Bar mingle

Badger Bar

20 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Come and meet your fellow students in Badger Bar!

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Gown Handout/ Meet and Greet

Wills Hall Bar

21 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Selling the Gowns for formals and helping to answer questions for the new residents

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Free Meal

Common Room

21 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Free dinner for residents by university catering in common room – given to students on arrivals

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Welcome Meal

Manor Great Hall

21 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Come get dinner by the university catering in the Great Hall

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Icebreaker Night

Goldney Bar

21 Sep 2019, 6:30pm

Come along for f ree pizza and a icebreaker night for the residents of Goldney Hall and Hillside Woodside!

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Burrito Night

Rackhay Common Room

21 Sep 2019, 6:30pm

Free dinner after a day of hard graft.

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Burrito Night

Common Room

21 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Enjoy a delicious burrito whist getting to know your new friends.

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Icebreaker Night

Common Room

21 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Come along to the Common Room for free pizza and an icebreaker event to meet your neighbours!

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Welcome Night

University Hall Bar

21 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Get to know your hall and the UH bar for an evening of mingling and drinking.

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Movie and pizza

Common Room

21 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Pizza will be provided for the showing of a film which may or may not be Shrek, as a welcome for the first group of arriving residents

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Bar Crawl

Common Room

21 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Meet up in the common room, and then let’s Bar Crawl! We’ll be heading out to all the classics, from the White Harte to the Brass Pig, for a great way to meet your halls mates. 

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IKEA Trip

IKEA

22 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Get the bus to Bristol’s IKEA to stock up on all your kitchen and room supplies while getting to meet others in your halls. You’ll be accompanied by your halls reps, so don’t worry about getting lost!

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Scavenger Hunt

Common Room

22 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Pair up with another Winkworth flat and get ready to explore Bristol. Hunt for treasures for a chance to win prizes with your neighbours. 

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Goldney Tour

Goldney Gardens

22 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Free tour of Goldney Hall and gardens

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Evening meal and Pre-drinks

Canteen and Bar

22 Sep 2019, 5:30pm

An evening meal will be provided in the canteen, then we’ll head on down to the bar for some pre-drinks before walking to SWX for the first night out of the year!

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Non-Halls Mingle

The Balloon Bar

22 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

No halls? No problem! Join us for an excellent opportunity to meet people in the same boat. You might just find a neighbour!

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Pizza Evening

Common Room

22 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Get to know your new neighbours whilst eating free pizza.

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Pizza!

The Common Room

22 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Join us for a Pizza night at the end of moving in! Feel free to bring your own choice of drinks. 

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Pub Quiz

Manor Hall Bar

22 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Fancy a pub quiz? We’ve got one sorted!

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Icebreaker Night + Movie

Common Room

22 Sep 2019, 9:30pm

If you don’t fancy a club night, join us in the common room for free food and a movie! 

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Brunch

Common Room

23 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Enjoy a delicious bap before your busy day

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Brunch

Rackhay Common Room

23 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Enjoy a free breakfast bap before your busy day

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Brunch with Pancakes

The Common Room

23 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Cure your hangover with Brunch and Pancakes in our common room!

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Tours of Clifton and the University

23 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Walking tours of the local area, as well as the University district

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Welcome Tea Party

The Bristol SU Living Room

23 Sep 2019, 11:00am

No fancy hats required for this tea party! Come to the Living Room for a chilled out afternoon to enjoy some tea, cakes and good company.

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Street Art Tour

Bristol SU

23 Sep 2019, 11:00am

Take a tour of the city and see the masterpieces all along the streets of Bristol. Nothing is a more perfect way to delve outside of the uni bubble!

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Multifaith Mingle

The Gromit Room

23 Sep 2019, 11:00am

As Bristol SU’s newest Network, this is a great chance to come together regardless of background and meet other students of faith, plus your faith societies!

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Plant Potting at the Bristol Botanic Gardens

The Botanical Gardens

23 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Pot some plants to take home for FREE! House plants are perfect for brightening up any room. Join us at the Botanic Gardens to plant something to nurture throughout your time here.

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Afternoon Tea

Common Room

23 Sep 2019, 1:30pm

Come along for a spot of Afternoon Tea in the common room!

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Scavenger Hunt

23 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Find your way around your new home by following our clues and get to know your neighbours at the same time.

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ASDA Walk

Unite House

23 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Find the best way to get to the nearest ASDA that is great for a student budget and an essential trip to get to know the surrounding area of Unite with JCRs who know the way.

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BBQ Meetup

University Hall

23 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

A huge BBQ with free drinks and a whole range of food from vegan/vegetarian to meat.

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UoB Tennis Club Taster

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, Bristol, BS9 2BJ

23 Sep 2019, 2:30pm

We have teamed up with the University of Bristol Tennis Clib to offer exclusive tennis sessions. This is a fun way to get into a new sport or keep up a hobby!

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Treasure Hunt

Goldney Gardens

23 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Join us for a free treasure hunt on the Goldney Hall grounds!

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Speed Meeting

Manor Great Hall

23 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Meet your halls mates in this speed dating format

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Wellbeing Mingle

The Bristol SU Living Room

23 Sep 2019, 4:00pm

Join the Wellbeing Network for mindfulness activities and have a go at creating some random acts of kindness cards while finding out what students do for your welfare!

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Costume-making Meetup

University Hall Bar

23 Sep 2019, 4:00pm

A relaxed meetup to swap clothes and make up your costumes for the Freshers Week club nights ahead.

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Mario Kart Tourney

The Bristol SU Living Room

23 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Everyone knows that the best way to make friends is by getting pumped up over who threw that red shell – join us for a friendly Mario Kart Tournament!

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Quiz night

Common Room

23 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Competition, making friends and snacks in this battle of knowledge to gain an early lead in being crowned Unite House quiz champions of the year.

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Modern Jive Soc Taster Session

Churchill JCR

23 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Join Modern Jive Society for a special dance taster! No experience needed, just bring yourself!

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International Mingle

The Balloon Bar

23 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Whether you’re just getting used to Bristol (and Britain!), or have been here for a while already and have wisdom to pass on to new students, come have a mingle.

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Quiz Night

Common Room

23 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Held in the Common Room. No phones allowed!

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Student DJ & Pre-drinks

Wills Hall Bar

23 Sep 2019, 8:30pm

Drink deals in the Wills Hall bar with a DJ and some drinks deals before heading across the SWX

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Karaoke

The Balloon Bar

23 Sep 2019, 9:00pm

Karaoke is the perfect way to break down an awkward silence. Go grab some friends or newly found flatmates, and come down to the Balloon Bar for a memorable night.

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Street Art Tour

Bristol SU Foyer

24 Sep 2019, 11:00am

Take a tour of the city and see the masterpieces all along the streets of Bristol for the perfect way to see more than the uni bubble.

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Scavenger Hunt

24 Sep 2019, 11:00am

Come along on a Scavenger Hunt around Bristol to get familiar with the city

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Student Houses Mingle

The Bristol SU Living Room

24 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet your neighbours! This is the perfect mingle to say hello to the other students staying in the smaller residences nearby Woodland Road.

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Disabled Students Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar

24 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Come together with other students identifying as disabled for a chance at a chill afternoon with board games!

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Zoo Trip

Bristol Zoo

24 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Have a Fun afternoon out exploring Bristol’s amazing Zoo, which protects endangered species!

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Zoo trip

Bristol Zoo

24 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Let’s see some animals! A short 15 minute walk from CHH.

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LGBT+ Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar

24 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Come meet the LGBT+ student community! There’ll be arts and crafts (even stone-painting!) organised by the Chair of the LGBT+ Network, for the perfect way to meet other LGBT+ students.

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Board Game Cafe

The Bristol SU Living Room

24 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

You won’t get “board” of this cafe trip: grab a seat and a pair of dice and strike up a game with flatmates, coursemates, or people you’ve just met!

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Language Café Taster

Welcome Lounge, 4th Floor Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN

24 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Calling speakers of all languages! Practise and learn new languages with the Language Cafe. Teach one another and be taught by your peers and friends. A flagship event for the Global Lounge team, this session will be a taster before a weekly Language Cafe launches later in October and there will be opportunities to become a volunteer.

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Parents, Carers and Mature Students Mingle

The Balloon Bar

24 Sep 2019, 4:00pm

Connect with other students coming to university as parents, a mature students, or with caring responsibilities!

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Give it a Go Presents: Beginners Salsa

The Carpenter Room

24 Sep 2019, 5:30pm

Go grab some dancing shoes and make your way down to the SU for a lovely little lesson of Salsa! Give it a go, and see what you pick up!

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Games Night

Common Room

24 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Spend an evening playing games, eating snacks and enjoying music!

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Film Club: Green Book

The Winston Theatre

24 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Follow the true story of race and brotherhood in the peak of 1960s America, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. As gripping as it is beautiful, it’s not a film to be missed.

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Durdham Pub Quiz

Durdham Hall Bar

24 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Come along to a Pub Quiz in the Durdham bar area! 

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Unite House Treasure Hunt

Common Room

24 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Get to know the corridors and your new flat mates in a treasure hunt around Unite house. Prizes to be won!

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First Aid for Students

Wills Dining Hall

24 Sep 2019, 7:30pm

Bristol University First Aid Society is running an interactive first aid awareness course to help give everyone some basic understanding of what to do if your friend is unconscious

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White T-Shirt Party

Wills Hall Bar

24 Sep 2019, 7:30pm

Get to know some more people in your hall and learn some names with our white T-Shirt party. Then head across to Lizard Lounge for a classic club night out

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Bowling at The Lanes

The Lanes Bristol

24 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Enjoy an evening of bowling with your new flatmates!

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Latin and Ballroom Dancing Society Taster

Common Room

24 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Learn some new moves with the Latin and Ballroom Dancing Society! No experience needed, just bring yourself!

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Paint and Pre-drinks

Common Room

24 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Get all set for a night out in the O2 Academy by putting on face and arm paints to really get into th emood to dance.

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Free Breakfast

Common Room

25 Sep 2019, 10:00am

What’s better than free breakfast? 

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IKEA Trip

Clifton Hill House

25 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Need some furniture to spruce up your room? Look no further!

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Meet Friends From Around the World

The Bristol SU Living Room

25 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Meet new friends from all around the world over the most important meal of the day in your very own on campus Living Room!

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Wilko Trip

Wilko

25 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Need some furniture to spruce up your room? Look no further!

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‘Morning-after’ Smoothies

University Hall Bar

25 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Come along for FREE SMOOTHIES to nurse your headaches from the night before. The perfect relaxed recovery session, with some information on how you can look after yourself and the environment with your food habits.

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International Food Fair

Anson Rooms

25 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Back for the fourth year running, the International Food Festival is a great collaboration with student societies to bring you a fantastic array of delicacies.

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Give Synchronised Swimming a Go!

The Pool

25 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Ever wanted to try synchronised swimming? Come along to our give it a go session, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer. For those who don’t know, synchro is an exciting, unique sport that combines swimming, dance and gymnastics.

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Plant Potting at the Balloon Bar

The Balloon Bar

25 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Pot some plants to take home for FREE! House plants are perfect for brightening up any room. Join us at the Balloon Bar to plant something to nurture throughout your time here.

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First Aid for Freshers

Manor Great Hall

25 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

An introduction to first aid led by the Bristol University First Aid Society, open to all West Village residents.

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What is Accelerating? A Give it a Go Workshop!

The Odlum Room

25 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Run by Bristol Acceleration Society: an interactive workshop on the topic of “”What is Accelerating?””, considering our relationship with each other and with technology in the “”accelerating”” modern world: looking at changing notions of the “”human””, gender and identity.

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Meet the RAG, Volunteering and Sustainability Network!

The Bristol SU Living Room

25 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

If you want to engage with sustainability, discover how to start fundraising, get great volunteering ideas and meet likeminded people along the way, come meet the RAG, Volunteering and Sustainability Network!

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IKEA trip

Colston Hall Coach Stop

25 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

A chance to grab all those extra kitchen bits and bobs.

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IKEA Trip

Colston Hall Coach Stop

25 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Take a trip to Ikea to pick up all of those little things you forgot to buy for uni.

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Wing Night

The White Harte

25 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Join us for Chicken and cauliflower wings at The White Harte pub!

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Give it a Go Presents: Ceilidh

Carpenter Room

25 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Pull on some comfy shoes and get ready for a lovely, traditional ceilidh! No need to know what you’re doing or come with anyone – just show up and follow along!

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Games Night

Common Room

25 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Free meal and many games to take a reprieve from the parties and rewind for the second half of the week

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Pub Quiz

The Bristol Ram

25 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Discover your local pub for a drink and a pub quiz

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Alone in the Crowd

The Bristol SU Living Room

25 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

If you’re struggling to make friends or meet people, or just want a positive space to have a chat, join us for a cuppa and a friendly face.

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Cheese and Wine

Manor Great Hall

25 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Eat cheese, drink wine and interact with people in a casual environment

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Churchill Welcome Drinks

Churchill Bar

25 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

The Bar is open – have a drink!

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Give Kayaking a Go!

The Pool

25 Sep 2019, 9:15pm

Wanting to try something new or already an experienced paddler? Either way, come along to our Give it a Go kayaking session and enjoy the array of games we have planned! We’re a super sociable and supportive society and we look forward to meeting you!

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Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Goldney Bar

26 Sep 2019, 10:00am

Enough said! Join us for free hot chocolate and cookies in the Goldney Bar!

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Vintage Vera Kilo Sale

Anson Rooms

26 Sep 2019, 11:00am

We’re taking over the vintage Kilo sale and bringing it to you – come along to the Anson Rooms and get your hands on some proper old-school wavey garms!

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Relax and Recharge

The Bristol SU Living Room

26 Sep 2019, 11:00am

Tired? Hungover? Overwhelmed? Come join Wellbeing Services in the SU Living Room to have a rejuvenation sesh before term starts!

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IKEA Trip

IKEA

26 Sep 2019, 11:00am

Join us for a trip to IKEA!

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Women’s Mingle

The Bristol SU Living Room

26 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

In past years the Women’s Network has done loads: from running annual ‘Reclaim the Night’ marches in protest of violence against women, to organising loads of social movements. Join us in welcoming new women to the University!

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River Excursion

26 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

A lovely calming riverboat cruise through Bristol. The perfect way to lose that hangover! First Come First served, organised in hall. Location TBC

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Widening Participation Welcome Mingle

The Bristol SU Living Room

26 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Engage with other students who are also from a Widening Participation background while you get down to making some bunting!

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Trans Students Mingle

Anson Rooms Bar

26 Sep 2019, 4:30pm

Join the Trans Students Network in welcoming new students who are transgender or nonbinary to the University and Bristol SU!

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Care Leavers and Estranged Students Mingle

The Bristol SU Living Room

26 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

Join the Care Leavers and Estranged Students Network Network in welcoming new students who have left care or have estranged families to the University and Bristol SU.

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Running Intervals

The Downs

26 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Fun and friendly running session on the downs. All abilities and experiences welcome! Wear running kit and bring a jacket and some water.

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BYO Drinks Evening

Common Rooms

26 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Get ready for Motion and then set off altogether all the way to Motion!

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Postgraduate Welcome Mingle

The Balloon Bar

26 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Meet other postgrads you share hobbies and interests with and have a go at finding out more about how the SU is here to support you, no matter who you are or where you’re from.

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Combat Karate – Free Session – Give It A Go!

Studio 3, Indoor Sports Centre

26 Sep 2019, 7:30pm

Combat Karate (Okinawan Goju Ryu) covers the full martial spectrum – everything from stand-up fighting to groundwork, including multiple attackers and weapons defence – and is intended to purely for real-world application, making it ideal for practival self-defence.

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Games Night

Badger Bar

26 Sep 2019, 7:30pm

Spend the evening playing table tennis, darts and pool!

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Churchill Movie Night

Churchill JCR

26 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Join us for a movie in the Churchill JCR

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Glitter + UV paint

The Common Room

26 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Meet up in the Common Room and put glitter and UV Paint on before we head out to Motion!

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Big Fat RAG Pub Quiz

Anson Rooms

26 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Come along to a classic RAG Pub Quiz. Test your brains with a pint and new friends to see what you can remember – or learn!

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Pre-Drinks and Glitter

Manor Hall Bar

26 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Meet up in hall bar and put glitter on before we head out to Motion!

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Glitter and UV Paint

Common Room

26 Sep 2019, 9:30pm

For those of you about to head out, come down and get decorated with biodegradable glitter and UV paint!

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Breakfast

Common Room

27 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Enjoy breakfast treats before the Welcome Fair!

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Group Welcome Fair Trip

Welcome Lounge, 4th Floor Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN

27 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Departing from Welcome Lounge at 11.00 am, join our student ambassadors as we head off to the Welcome Fair together! If you don’t want to go on your own, come and meet up with us as we make our way to The Downs! Don’t forget your bus fare and U-Card! 

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Breakfast

Common Room

27 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Join us for a free breakfast before Welcome Fair!

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Quiz Night

Wills Hall Bar

27 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Pub quiz to show off your trivia knowledge and win some prizes

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Friday Club Night

27 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

We’re working on something special here: watch this space!

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Give Canoe Polo a Go!

The Pool

27 Sep 2019, 9:15pm

Wanting to try something new?! Find a competitive and exciting team sport??? Ever heard of Canoe polo??? (Think similar to water polo but in kayaks and wayyyyy better).
Come join the free Give it a Go session!

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Rave in Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

28 Sep 2019, 9:00am

A crazy 17 hour rave in Blue Mountain starting at the terrace and ending inside club organised by a fellow UH’er DJ Rishi Bagdai(noone)

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Laser tag

Laser Fusion

28 Sep 2019, 12:00pm

Who doesn’t want to run around in a dark room and shoot at people who you’ve just met? Great for team-building and friendship-ruining! Meet up in hall and come with us down to Laser Fusion. First come first served, organised in Hall.

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Meet the Catholics: Give Us a Go!

Catholic Chaplaincy

28 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Are you Catholic or just wondering what we are up to? Then join us for a walk to see the legendary Clifton suspension bridge followed by tea and biscuits.

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Afternoon Tea

Common Room

28 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Relax in style with tea and cakes to have conversations with other members of Unite house in a chilled afternoon

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North Village Scavenger Hunty

North Village

28 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Get to know your new home with a scavenger hunt around North Village. You’ll be sent off to find different landmarks and complete challenges at each one! Prizes are up for grabs!

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Give Kitesurfing a go! (+BBQ)

The Downs

28 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Come and join us on the downs for a chilled afternoon of kite flying and BBQ-ing! We’ll be running through the basics of foil kites, so this is the perfect opportunity to learn on land from one of our qualified instructors, if you’ve never tried kitesurfing before. This is the first of three give it a go session’s we’ll be running, in order to get you prepped with all the on-land stuff, ready for our weekend trips where we’ll get you straight out on the water.

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#WeAreBristol: Colour Run

Coombe Dingle

28 Sep 2019, 4:00pm

Regardless of who you are or how fast you can run, the Bristol Colour Run is a spectacle to behold. Come along, run or spectate, and get colourful!

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Movie Night

Common Room

28 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Join your neighbours for a night in with a film and snacks! 

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Badock Traffic Light Party

Badock Bar

28 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Wear Green, Orange or Red and mingle with other new students at Badock!

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Pizza and Movie Night

Manor Hall bar

28 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Watch a movie with pizza provided – movie TBD

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Open Mic and Talent Night

Common Room

28 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

A casual, friendly session where anyone and everyone can step up on stage and show us what they’ve got! Welcoming environment guaranteed, singers poets and playwrights encouraged!

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FREE Bollywood Dance Lesson: Give It a Go!

Dance Studio

29 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

A FREE two hour dance lesson to the latest Bollywood tunes! No experience required – just come along with some comfy clothing, a water bottle and be prepared to shake them hips!

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Give Korfball a Go!

Netball Courts

29 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

Try out Korfball! Come along to see what it’s all about! 

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Shaolin Kung Fu: Give it a go!

The Carpenter Room

29 Sep 2019, 2:00pm

We are a very friendly society and we welcome all new members whether you are an experienced martial artist or a complete beginner, so come and give it a try!

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Goldney + Hillside Woodside Photo

Goldney Gardens

29 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Join us to grab a photo of the full hall community, with both the Goldney and Hillside Woodside residents.

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Give Kickboxing a go!

Sports Hall, Indoor Sports Centre

29 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

In this introduction to the sport be ready for a fun and friendly combination of fitness and technique work. The session will begin with a short warm up, before progressing to some fitness drills, followed by a showcase of some simple techniques and finally some pad work in which you’ll practice the techniques you’ve been shown.

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Movie and Pizza

Common Room

29 Sep 2019, 6:30pm

Who doesn’t want pizza and a movie after a long week partying? It is exactly what you need to prepare for entering the real world of Uni.

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Pizza and Post-Its

Badger Bar

29 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Relax after Welcome Week with Pizza and chat. A few stationery items to help prepare you for the term.

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Pub Quiz

University Hall Bar

29 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

A classic pub quiz with topics from music to University of Bristol trivia. A lot of fun to be had while winning lots of prizes

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University Hall Pub Quiz

University Hall Bar

29 Sep 2019, 8:30pm

Test your mettle against the UH quizmaster. The winning group will get a meal out paid for the JCR.

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Give Blood Donation a Go!

Southmead Donor Centre

30 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

This is a donor session just for people who’ve never donated blood before. We’ll make it easy for you to get into donating, surrounded by experienced donors and plenty of other new ones.

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Give A Cappella a Go!

Anson Rooms Bar

30 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

Hey you! Yes YOU! If you love to sing, come give A Cappella a Go! Whether you are an experienced performer or you just secretly belt your heart out under the shower, we have a place for you in our award winning society.

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Give DJing a Go!

Anson Rooms Bar

30 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

We will be running a taster session for those who want to see what DJing is really about, and showing you the basics of mixing. Absolutely no previous experience is required, and you don’t need to bring anything!

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Give String Orchestra a Go!

Albert's Bar

30 Sep 2019, 5:15pm

Do you play a string instrument? Come along to BUMS’ String Orchestra and give it a go! All you need is yourself and your instrument, find us in the Victoria Rooms for a fun and friendly place to make music

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Give Wind Orchestra a Go!

The Auditorium

30 Sep 2019, 5:15pm

Do you play a wind or percussion instrument? Come along to BUMS’ Wind Orchestra for a fun and friendly place to make music. Performing a wide range of music to suit all tastes and abilities. Rehearsals are held in the Auditorium at the Victoria Rooms

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Give Gospel Choir a Go

The Stephenson Room

30 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

If you enjoy singing, or you play an instrument come to our Gospel Choir Taster Session to give it a go. All you need to bring is yourself and a smile.

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Welcome Formal

Manor Great Hall

30 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

A full-on, fancy and FREE formal dinner, organised by the JCR Committee. Suits and dresses are a must.

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Spotlights Writing Workshop: Give it a go!

Anson Rooms Bar

30 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Welcome to Spotlights! We’d love you to attend our first workshop, run by our writing reps Zak and Minnie, and introduce you to the wealth of opportunities for writers, actors, directors and producers within spotlights!

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Pole Fitness Taster

Anson Rooms 6

30 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

Come along to our Pole Fitness Taster session to learn some fun moves and see what pole is all about! No previous fitness or experience required and just wear normal gym clothes (shorts or 3/4 length leggings preferred but not required)

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Taekwon-Go for it!

The Carpenter Room

30 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Come try Taekwon-do! Our lovely instructor Mr Phil Whitlock will be running the session. Wear sportswear such as loose-fitting trousers, shorts or leggings. Bring a water bottle.

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Give Improv a go!

The Stephenson Room

30 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Give improv a go! Improv is where we make jokes and tell stories without a script and completely on the spot.

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Symphonia Give it a go!

The Carpenter Room

01 Oct 2019, 4:15pm

Haven’t played in a while? Auditions not for you? Want to play fun music to a high standard? Want to try out groups before you join? Want to get involved in as much music as possible? Or simply want to have a great time playing your instrument with like-minded individuals? This orchestra is for you!

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Give TCK a Go: Hot Chocolate Meet and Language Mingle

The Bristol SU Living Room

01 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

Hang out with other people, and try your hand at (or speak!) other languages at TCK’s first mingle! You need not be a third culture kid at all (everyone welcome!), and you’re welcome to join us anytime during the session!

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Freestyle and Race with Bristol Snow: Give it a Go!

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

01 Oct 2019, 6:00pm

The University of Bristol Snowsports Society (UBSC) is more than just a trip! Whether you’re a seasoned racing pro, a back-flipping freestyle beast, or just a decent skier who wants to try their hand at something new, come along to a free taster session at our home-from-home: Mt Gloucester!

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MUN: Give it a go!

Coutts Lecture Theatre

01 Oct 2019, 6:30pm

The topic for our first taster session is: the amazon fires – a climate emergency. It is a current topic that has stimulated lots of discussion among countries across the globe. How should countries tackle this issue? Can the sovereignty of a country be jeopardised for the greater good of the world? Should environmental legislation be mandatory and a priority? These are questions that need to be answered.

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Thinking about Free Speech: A Taster Session

The Pegg Theatre

01 Oct 2019, 6:30pm

Come and share your views in this free speech taster session. Meet a warm and welcoming community that is at the forefront of the battle of ideas on campus and see how you can contribute! Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided.

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BME Mingle: Black History Month Launch Party

The Balloon Bar

01 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

This is the perfect opportunity to meet other BME students in the Bristol community – come say hi and start off Black History Month!

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Give Massage a Go!

The Stephenson Room

01 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

Sore back from moving home? Feeling a little stressed out? Suffering from aches and pains after too many late nights? You could do with a massage! So why not come along and join in? This FREE taster session will cover how to give a hand and arm massage and will let you receive one too! No need to bring anything, just show up!

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Meet the insects: exotic insect handling!

The Odlum Room

01 Oct 2019, 7:15pm

We’re happy to welcome Louise Hayes from The Bug Lady’s Bug Bug Talks with her travelling menagerie. There will be the chance to learn about a variety of invertebrates as well as the opportunity to hold them. You don’t need to bring anything — just turn up and meet the bugs!

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First Aid: Give it a go!

Stacy Room

01 Oct 2019, 7:45pm

Would you be able to help a friend in need of help? Learn amazing skills that could help save a life! Bristol First Aid Society will be hosting an awareness session covering the basics of First Aid and the best bit it’s completely free!

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Give Swing Dancing a Go!

Carpenter Room

01 Oct 2019, 9:00pm

Did you know that you can dance to jazz music? Have you ever heard of lindyhop or charleston? Nows your chance to have a relaxed intro to swing dancing. Learn a short routine followed by some social dancing to test out your new moves!

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Give Debating a Go!

31-37 St Michaels Hill

02 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

It will be our first training session of then year where students have a short introduction to debating and then will go into a low-pressure debate.

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Break-away Bristol: First Walk of the Year

Bristol SU

02 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

Join us for a walk around Clifton and the Downs. The walk is around 5 km and should be a great chance to get to know us and see a bit of the local area. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring a raincoat just in case! We’ll be starting and finishing the walk outside the main entrance of the student union – look out for the committee standing outside wearing grey committee tops.

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Touch Rugby; Give it a Go!

The Downs

02 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

Come along to our first Touch Rugby session of the 2019-2020 academic year! We are looking to welcome players of any ability, from highly experienced touch players to those who are looking for something new to try!

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Ultimate Frisbee: Give it a Go

The Downs

02 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

Ultimate is one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the UK and our members range from absolute beginners to players representing GB!

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Coffee, Cake & CV’s with ManagementSoc: Give it a Go

Friska

02 Oct 2019, 2:30pm

Come along to meet the Management Society Committee and be part of the wider community within Management! We will be offering a CV review as an example of the kind of support you can expect from the Society, plus cakes and coffees!

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Give Sign Language a Go!

The Stephenson Room

02 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

No need to bring anything – just turn up and get ready to speak with your hands! In this session, you will learn how to introduce yourself, give some basic details, and talk a little bit about your family. Everyone can do it!

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Give Brass Band a Go!

02 Oct 2019, 5:15pm

Do you play a brass instrument? Give BUMS’ Brass Band a go! All you need is yourself and your instrument, and come along to the Auditorium at the Victoria Rooms to make music with our award winning brass band!

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Nightline GIAG Active Listening

The Bristol SU Living Room

02 Oct 2019, 6:00pm

Come along to the Bristol Nightline Active Listening Skills Workshop! Active Listening is a technique mostly used in counseling and conflict resolution; and is also used by our volunteers. It means that the listener fully concentrates, understands, remembers and then responds to what is being communicated.

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Panto: Give it a go!

The Pegg Theatre

02 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

Get into the Panto spirit and get to know our fun loving, award-winning society! Includes high energy warm-up games, a chance to try your hand at songs, choreo, and comedic acting!

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Her Campus Magazine: Give it a go!

The Bristol SU Living Room

03 Oct 2019, 12:30pm

Come along to our Give it a Go session to find out how you can contribute to a feminist magazine which aims to empower and inspire its readers in a friendly, readable style. Writers, artists, social media butterflies and more are all needed to make our little corner of the internet a better place. There’s no commitment and no experience needed- so why not come along and find out more?

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Judo: Give it a Go!

The Carpenter Room

03 Oct 2019, 4:00pm

Ever considered having a go at Judo?? Here is your chance!! We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

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Give Jiu Jitsu a go!

The Stephenson Room

03 Oct 2019, 6:00pm

Fancy learning how to to defend yourself or simply trying out a new sport ? Want to learn some tricks and rolls to impress your friends or simply have more body control and confidence ?
Come to the Jiu Jitsu taster session and see whether a martial art is the thing for you.

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Magic Lounge: Give it a Go!

The Bristol SU Living Room

03 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

Join us at The Magic Lounge to experience some amazing magic. MagicSoc invites you to an evening of mystery, surprises, and free food. Sit back and relax – you’ll see some great tricks – so make sure you don’t blink!

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Give Pokemon a Go! Smoothie Making and Gaming

The Castle Room (5th Floor)

03 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Our first session of the year is a literal taster – we’ll be making fruit smoothies and hanging out, so feel free to bring along ingredients and 3DS games!

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Speed chess: Give it a go!

The Gromit Room

03 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Chess Club are hosting a speed chess social especially for non-chess players. There may also be a ‘musical chairs’ element to it, so that freshers can meet as many people as possible. No need to bring anything: just an open mind.

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Darts: Give it a go!

All Stars Sports Bar Bristol

03 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

Throw some darts, meet some new friends – no prior experience or equipment needed!

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Modern Jive Society: Give it a twirl

The Carpenter Room

03 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

This will be a taster session of what a weekly lesson will involve. You’ll learn several new moves and dance with lots of new people (most of which will never have danced before). You should wear comfortable clothes with smooth soles if you have them.

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Give Choral Singing a Go!

St. Paul's Church

04 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

No need to wear anything fancy, just bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. Ability to sight-read music or other experience of singing recommended. Whilst we are a Church Choir and sing in religious services, we welcome those of all faiths or none.

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Give Opera a Go with BOpS!

The Stephenson Room

04 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

The Bristol University Operatic Society – you can call us BOpS – invites you to our free Give it a Go session! We are the only opera society at the University of Bristol, striving to provide students with unmissable opportunities to discover the world of opera!

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Intro to Climbing

Bristol SU Foyer

05 Oct 2019, 9:00am

Want to try out rock climbing outdoors? Come along to one of our Intro to Climbing sessions in the world famous Avon Gorge. Whether you’re completely new to climbing or an experienced mountaineer we would love to see you there

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Windsurfing: Give it a go!

Bristol SU

05 Oct 2019, 10:00am

Whether you’re a seasoned shredder or complete newbie, come along for a day of free windsurfing! Bring a towel, some swimwear and a packed lunch, all equipment including wetsuits will be provided.

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Music Theatre Bristol: Give It a Go!

The Stephenson Room

05 Oct 2019, 4:00pm

Music Theatre Bristol: Give It a Go! will be a free taster of our new initiative, The MTB Ensemble, which will be available as an un-auditioned weekly session to all MTB members throughout the rest of the year. As a group we will be learning a song and dance from a well-known musical, and meeting others with a desire to perform all things MT!

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Give AfroDance A Go!

The Bristol SU Dance Studio

05 Oct 2019, 6:00pm

Give it a Go!! Show off all the moves you didn’t even know you had! Comfortable shoes with SOCKS are vital as well as a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and ready to go!

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Aikido: Give it a go!

The Carpenter Room

06 Oct 2019, 10:15am

Ever wanted to try a martial art that combines fitness, self-defence and development of spirit and character? Aikido does just that, emphasizing co-operation over competition in a relaxed but traditional training environment.

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Fencing: Give it a go!

Sports Hall, Indoor Sports Centre

06 Oct 2019, 12:00pm

Try out fencing in an inclusive club- all are welcome, regardless of level. Please wear something comfortable (joggers and trainers), all other kit will be provided.

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Give Gaana a go

Dance Studio

06 Oct 2019, 12:00pm

Gaana is an authentic form of street dance that originates from South India in Tamil speaking regions. It is fast, upbeat, energetic and a lot of fun! Come along in comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water!

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LiveSoc Open Jam: Give It a Go!

The Band Room

06 Oct 2019, 1:00pm

Bring your instruments along for an open jam in the SU band room! Take the chance to try out the band room, which a year’s membership with the society will grant you access to, while meeting potential new bandmates and musicians.

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Give Orienteering a Go: A Downs Adventure

The Downs

06 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

This session will consist of an introduction to the sport of orienteering followed by the opportunity to try navigating your way around a variety of courses on The Downs. No experience required!

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