Gloucester Freshers Week 2023

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27 April 2023

Starting out at Gloucester Uni is sure to be an incredibly exciting time, and of the best events on every student’s calendar is Gloucester Freshers Week. To help you make the most of this key event, we’ve put together a quick and useful guide with everything you need to know about Gloucester Freshers Week.

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While it’s sure to be on your radar, one of the best starting points for Gloucester Freshers Week is definitely the Gloucester Student Union. This will be your one stop shop for everything to do with living your best student life including tickets and information on all the best Gloucester Freshers Week events, including everything you need to know about the Gloucester Freshers Fayre.

Best of all, it all takes place in the heart of Gloucester uni which is just a 20-minute walk from our student accommodation in Gloucester. So you’ll have a chance to drop off all those tote bags before heading out to explore everything the wonderful city has to offer – which is why we’ve also put together a few recommendations so you’ll never be short of fun things to do in Gloucester.

So to get Gloucester University Freshers Week off to the best start, keep reading!

Gloucester University Freshers Week 2023

Gloucester Freshers week is taking place from Sunday 17th September to Saturday 23rd September 2023. Gloucester Freshers Week always includes a huge variety of events, workshops, stalls and talks. This year, students can expect BBQs, freebies, fancy dress parties and more. Not to mention it’s also a prime opportunity to get signed up to any sports clubs and societies at Gloucester Uni that you like the look of.

On top of getting settled into your Gloucester University accommodation and exploring the best student nights in Gloucester, you’ll also find plenty of exciting things going on around the city during Gloucester Freshers Week.

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Open Air Cinema in Gloucester 

The Cotswold Water Park offers up a huge variety of activities and fun things to do over 40 square miles and across 180 lakes. This stunning wetlands landscape hosts tens of thousands of birds and wildlife, but is also the destination of choice for the open air cinema in Gloucester. There’s always an eclectic mix of films – 2023 sees Top Gun Maverick alongside Dirty Dancing  – which you can enjoy against a backdrop of stunning lakeside views. Bring a picnic and a camping chair (don’t forget a blanket!) and settle in for a truly unique cinema experience while you’re settling in during Gloucester Freshers Week.

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The Sudeley Sculpture Safari

If you’re after a nature fix during Gloucester Freshers Week then you should head to the Sudeley Sculpture Safari. It’s a celebration of all creatures great and small, and is an incredible exploration of conservation and peaceful coexistence within nature. An array of 30 sculptures offers an ark full of camels, crocodiles and elephants against the beautiful backdrop of Sudeley Castle & Gardens. The Sculpture Safari is the latest chapter in a CoExistence campaign that began during lockdown in 2021, and is only growing every year. More species join the safari in 2023 and all will be made from natural materials such as pampas grass, bark and flowers by All for Love London, a bespoke, internationally-known florist.

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Gloucester Heritage Open Days

Alongside Gloucester Freshers Week in September, the Gloucester Heritage Open Days bring some of the best free events, tours and activities to Gloucestershire. It’s widely known as one of England’s largest dedicated celebrations of history and culture with over 1000 events and even more expected to be added in the run up to the festival itself. From weird and wonderful scientific discoveries to lyrical poetry about engineering, there really is something for everyone! It’s also a wonderful opportunity to explore some of Gloucester’s great venues and spaces so it’s sure to have you adding a few things to your list of fun things to do in Gloucester.

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Student Accommodation in Gloucester

Our student apartments offer private and comfortable en-suites in single rooms, with the shared kitchen being the perfect place to spend time with your fellow flatmates. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at some of the best student accommodation in Gloucester.

With over 10,000 students, the beautiful cathedral city of Gloucester lies between the rural Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. It’s the perfect location for students who like a tranquil, yet bustling centre and also enjoy being close to nature. Your student flat, Upper Quay House by Universe.City, is just a 20-minute walk from The University of Gloucester’s Oxstalls campus.