Freshers’ this year was always going to have to change due to the pandemic. Now, however, we know what format it will take.
Words by Sam Kimbley
Freshers’ Fair – This year the freshers’ fair will be entirely online from 9 am on 19 September, until midnight on the 27 September. There will be opportunities to explore and chat with members of the many societies Sussex has to offer.
Geocaching on Campus – Sussex Students’ Union has hidden geocaches across the uni. Running each weekend of freshers’ week, grab your phones and use your wits to track down the containers, and explore all the secrets campus has to offer. Go on an adventure with this challenge running on both weekends of freshers’ week!
Movie Screenings – Many of Sussex’s best societies are screening movies where you can watch films from the comfort of your own home! LGBTQ+ society, as well as Filipino and Thai Society, are amongst the multiple groups participating. Other movie highlights include the showing of the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke on Friday by the Anime & Manga Society.
Virtual Escape Room – Can you solve the sci-fi themed mystery of this escape room? Join with your friends or be matched up with a team to make new ones in this online challenge! This event is on every day of freshers’ but needs to be booked ahead of time.
Opportunities to meet new people – During the week there will be plenty of opportunities to meet new people and talk to your classmates with Speedmates sessions. During these, you will be able to meet new people and have a range of different conversations. No need to worry about the awkward small talk as talking prompts will be provided to get the conversation flowing!
Exploring Brighton and Beyond – While there are many events put on by the university, there are plenty of things to see in town. Taking walks along the beach is one of the most relaxing things to do if you want a little alone time, and the pavilion museum can help you understand the history of the area.
While this year’s freshers’ week will be different there are still plenty of things to do! Check out this link for the full list of events and where to book.