Welcome activities September 2018

Take a look at some of the exciting activities you can get involved in this September!

Alongside your course induction, departments across the University and the Union of Students have put together lots of fun activities and events that you can get involved in during September. It's a great way to meet new people, discover new skills and add to your University experience. 

We strongly encourage you to attend your course induction (if you have one) as a priority, as this is essential to helping you settle in and get to know your peers and academic staff. 

Below you'll find just some of the activities and events we have planned - for more details on Freshers' Fortnight head to the Union of Students website. We'll be updating these events and activities as September draws closer so keep looking back.

Buxton Campus

The Campus Chaplains and Buxton Churches welcome new students to a free lunch.  We can take up to 30 students.  Meet at the Dome car park entrance @ 12.45 and we’ll walk up to our hosts’ house together.  There’s a stroll after lunch, so wear walking shoes you don’t mind getting muddy!

Join us along with the Union of Students at for our Buxton Campus Welcome BBQ hosted at High Peak Halls with free food and live music. All Buxton students are welcome whether you're new, returning, living in halls or not.

Meet your Union of Students at High Peak Halls and grab the first clue from 7pm. A chance to discover Buxton and meet new people - you could be in the chance of winning a prize too!

A foretaste of Heaven at the Chaplaincy's Cake Extravaganza!  Take a break in your frenzied freshers' or beginning-of-term programme, come and find out where the Chaplains hang out and gorge yourself silly on tea and cake!  Open House for everyone in the Oasis Space, Clarendon 303, 12.30 - 4pm.

Do you have any questions for your Union of Students? Head to the Dome to talk to one of their trained advisers at one of their pop-up stands.

Join your Union of Students at the cinema for a 7.30pm showing of The Spy Who Dumped Me. This is a free event. Meeting place is High Peak Halls.

12.30 - 1pm: All welcome as we meet for an informal time of prayer.  Venue to be posted on Facebook: Buxton Chaplaincy - University of Derby.

Bring your student ID to have access to lots of discounts and savings at the Springs Shopping Centre brought to you by your Union of Students!

Find out about your Union of Students, grab some freebies and check out our clubs and societies! Join the Facebook event and put it in your diary.

Here at Derby we have many support departments to help you and offer you opportunities throughout your journey. Pop along to the the Dome Floor at our Buxton Campus if you're free to meet our teams and find out what they do.

This year's launch of Café Express, a fun, fortnightly, alcohol-free event.  Freshly-blended smoothies, chatting, games, plus, "If only someone had told me!" - current students confide the top 10 things they wish they'd known when they were freshers about being in Buxton...Free, and open to all students.  7.30 - 9.30pm in the Space.

Chesterfield Campus

Before your course induction begins, have breakfast on us! A lovely way to meet your new peers and have some refreshments.

Come and meet your Union of Students and find out what they do at the St Helena Reception.

Find out about your Union of Students, grab some freebies and check out our clubs and societies! Join the Facebook event and put it in your diary.

The Nursing Society is run by student nurses for student nurses. They want to unite student nurses across the cohorts and disciplines to provide support to each other and create a friendly environment. Come along to St Helena and find out more.

Before your course induction begins, have breakfast on us! A lovely way to meet your new peers and have some refreshments.

If you didn't get chance to come and find out what the Union of Students do, here's another opportunity in the St Helena reception area.

Do you have any questions for the Union of Students? Chat to one of the trained advisers from the Union of Students at one of their pop-up stands at St Helena.

Cycle your way to a free fruit smoothie at St Helena.

Come along to St Helena to our Welcome social for free cake and refreshments! We'll be donating to Macmillan in honour of the event. There'll be free food and music.

Here at Derby we have many support departments to help you and offer you opportunities throughout your journey. Pop along to the Refectory at St Helena, Chesterfield Campus, if you're free to meet our teams and find out what they do.

Derby Campus

Join us for our Derby Campus Welcome BBQ at the Markeaton Street site. There'll be free food, music and games. It will be a great chance to mingle - both new and returning students welcome!

Join us during your lunch break at the One Friar Gate Square (OFGS) site to find out what our Support Service teams from across the University can offer you whilst you're here.

Here at Derby we have many support departments to help you and offer you opportunities throughout your journey. Pop along to the Atrium at the Kedleston Road site if you're free to meet our teams and find out what they do.

Here at Derby we have many support departments to help you and offer you opportunities throughout your journey. Pop along to the Street at the Markeaton Street site if you're free to meet our teams and find out what they do.

Join your Officer Trustees from the Union of Students at the biggest quiz of the year! It's only £1 entry and all proceeds from the event go to the nominated Raise and Give (RAG) charities.

Pop along to the Atrium at the Kedleston Road site if you're free to find out what we and other companies and charities are doing to work towards a greener future.

Find out about your Union of Students, grab some freebies, pizza and check out our clubs and societies! Join the Facebook event and put it in your diary.

Join your Union of Students at 67 Bridge Street for a game (or three) of Bingo!

Find out about your Union of Students, grab some freebies and check out our clubs and societies! Join the Facebook event and put it in your diary.

Find out about all the exciting opportunities that are available to you during your time at University #You@DerbyUni. If you're not based at our Derby Campus, come to see us at the Support Service Roadshows scheduled at Buxton Campus and Chesterfield Campus.

Join your Union of Students in their attempt to break a Guinness World Record of the longest conga line in the Midlands!

Are you a Joint Honours student? We invite you to come along to our Joint Honours Welcome party in the Union of Students Academy Bar at the Kedleston Road site of our Derby Campus. There'll be plenty of food, drink and a glass of fizz for the first 50! You'll also have the opportunity to meet staff, current joint honours students and find out about the Joint Honours Society.

Welcome to the Postgraduate Taught community! This event will offer you the opportunity to meet and network with other students learning at Postgraduate level. Refreshments will be available. If you’d like to attend, please book here.