First look: How to enjoy a more gentle Welcome Week


Not a fan of clubbing or huge crowds? We've got you covered with our guide to the best relaxing events during Freshers.

Pint of Science

When: Sunday 22nd September @ 19:00
Where: Anson rooms
What: Anyone and everyone can turn up to this workshop to learn new scientific knowledge, regardless of prior experience.

Mario Kart Tournament

When: Monday 23rd September @ 19:00
Where: Living Room
What: Make friends and hone your Nintendo-based skills at the SU's friendly Mario Kart tournament!

Plant Potting at the Bristol Botanic Gardens

When: Monday 23rd September @ 13:00
Where: Botanic Gardens
What: Pot some plants. Take them home. What's not to love about that! It's relaxing and sociable too.

Photo courtesy of Bristol SU


When: Monday 23rd September @ 21:00
Where: Balloon Bar
What: A memorable combination of cheap pints, lost inhibitions and sing-along worthy tunes. Also, the Balloon Bar is often overlooked source of cheap food!

Proper Jokes Comedy Club

When: Monday 23rd September @ Evening
Where: Anson Rooms
What: A night of laughs and live performances thanks to a cracking line-up of stand-up comedians.

Bristol Street Art Tour

When: Tuesday 24th September @ 11:00
Where: Across Bristol
What: Bristol is famous for three things: street art, Massive Attack and students wearing flares. Here's your chance to experience one of them!

Photo courtesy of Bristol SU

RAG Bingo

When: Tuesday 24th September @ 20:00
Where: Anson Rooms
What: Join RAG for music, dancing and hilarious prizes! You'll soon discover why Bingo has become a student favourite.

Board Game Cafe

When: Tuesday 24th September @ 15:00
Where: Living Room
What: Relax and unwind by rolling the dice and making some new friends!

Tie-Dye Workshop

When: Wednesday 25th September @ 16:00
Where: Living Room
What: Get creative and arty whilst designing your very own tie-dye fashion piece.

Photo courtesy of Bristol SU

Cafe Crawls

When: Wednesday 25th September @ 11:00
Where: Each accommodation village
What: Bristol has a lively and hugely enjoyable cafe scene. This is your chance to get a proper introduction to it all.

Welcome Fair

When: Friday 27th September @ 10:00
Where: The Downs
What: The biggest event of week, designed to kick start your Uni year. This really is unmissable, not least because you chat to the Epigram team and discover how you can get involved!

#WeAreBristol: Colour Run

When: Saturday 28th September @ Afternoon
Where: Other
What: The Colour Run welcomes everyone regardless of who you are or how fast you can run. Run or spectate - what matters is that you get colourful!

There are a host of other events coming up including Daniel Sloss, Giles Peterson and Bob's Comedy Fun House (of RuPaul's Drag Race Fame). Keep an eye out for them!

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