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Refreshers Events: What’s On!

Maisie Levitt

ByMaisie Levitt

Jan 24, 2022

Words by Evie Tosswell and Maisie Levitt, Staff Writer and Online News Editor

Buddy Making Schemes: 24th January and 26th January

The events this week continue with Buddy making schemes such as the Postgraduate Speed Friending Event held on the 24th January between 3:30-4:30pm in the Meeting House. This is a completely free event, brought to you by the Buddy Scheme and Residential Life. Immerse yourself within a fun and friendly environment which will get you meeting new people and making new friends ahead of term time! Not a Postgrad? The Buddy Scheme are hosting a walking tour of Brighton on the 26th January where you can discover the city whilst chatting and conversing with fellow students. The meeting point will be 2pm outside Falmer House Reception. 

Refreshers Event: 25th January 

Introducing the Refreshers Event 2022, found in Falmer House and Attenborough Centre Tuesday 25th January! Are you a fresher of 2021 and wanting to find out what the University has to offer? Or maybe you are hoping to introduce yourself to something new. Here at Sussex’s Refreshers Event you will have the opportunity to scope out any societies, clubs and more that the university has to offer! (You may even be able to grab a few freebies whilst you’re there.) 

It is important to note that for any accessibility requirements there will be a quieter hour taking place between 11am-12pm. Everyone attending the event will be required to wear a facemask whilst each area will be widely spread across three buildings. 

If you are unable to attend this event, there will be a digital alternative taking place live on Monday 24th January! 

Falmer Market: 25th January

Are you a foodie? Or maybe love a bit of alternative shopping? Falmer Markets brings to Sussex University a variety of market traders that are rotated. Grab yourself a bite to eat in between classes with stalls offering a variety of cuisines such as Vietnamese and South American. Or maybe you fancier something smaller and sweet which can be found from stalls serving delicious baked goods! This market occupies a space for arts and crafts hidden gems offering something for everyone. Societies are welcomed to get involved! 

Roller Disco: 27th January

Come to Mandela Hall at either 7pm, 8pm or 9pm on the 27th of January for a bit of skating with your mates! No need to own any roller skates, you will be provided with some (though you are welcome to bring your own pair too). Each slot lasts an hour so it’s a great way to have fun with friends after the holidays or a great opportunity to make new ones. Each ticket is £9 and you can book via the Sussex Student Union website. There will be accessible toilets, including a gender neutral one. 

Vintage Clothing Fair: 28th January

From 10am in Mandela Hall on the 28th of January you are welcome to browse the large selection of vintage clothing! With completely free entry, the hall will be full of clothes from Nike, Ralph Lauren, Levis, Champion, Hugo Boss and more. You’ll be able to find fleeces, coats, jackets, t-shirts and other items on racks. There will be ground level access, a changing facility, accessible toilets and a gender neutral toilet. 

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