12th September 2001




Over a thousand new first-year students due to arrive this weekend at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are in for an unforgettable fortnight of freshers’ fun.


Pub Olympics, a toga party, a bad taste pub crawl, a Madonna tribute night and a visit from the Patak’s curry bus are just some of the Freshers’ Fortnight events which have been organised by the Students’ Union Co-operative in Lincoln for the 1,200 freshers expected on campus.


The Patak’s curry bus will be giving free tastings on campus, Indian head massages and henna tattoos and the Freshers’ Fayre, which is always a big success, will give students the chance find out what big name businesses such as Odeon, Virgin and Burtons have to offer. 


“We’ve planned a wide range of fun events from calm to crazy so there’s something for everyone,” said ULHSU Vice-President (Communications) Charlie Walmsley.

“And the events are also really good value for money.


“We decided on a fortnight of events this year so that first-years get the chance to mingle with our second and third-year students who come back on 24th September and because the events were so popular last year.”


Lincoln’s campus radio station Siren FM will also be live on air at the Freshers’ Fayre on 87.9FM.


Sunday 16th

Get to know your flat mates party on campus (all day and all night!)


Monday 17th

Freshers’ Fayre – students get the chance to find out what the city has to offer and sign up for clubs and societies (12 noon to 5:30pm) and Siren FM is live on air throughout the day.


Tuesday 18th

Lincoln tours (12 noon to 5:30pm) and bad taste pub crawl (7pm to 2am)


Wednesday 19th

‘Pub Olympics’ at Shotz – (12 noon to 5pm) and DJ night ‘Get Down Kind’ at the SU bar


Thursday 20th

‘Live Wire’ night in the SU bar (8pm to 2am)


Friday 21st

Toga party at essence DJ night at the SU bar (8pm to 2am)


Saturday 22nd

‘Olympic Courts’ – day of activities around the campus (11am to 4pm) and ‘Mozzarella Music Mix’ in the SU bar (8pm to 2am)


Sunday 23rd

Mum’s roast dinner & movies and snacks in the SU bar (6pm start)


Monday 24th

Pimps and prostitutes pub crawl – ends at Po Na Na (7pm to 2am)


Tuesday 25th

Monster movie quiz in the SU bar (7:30pm)


Wednesday 26th

‘Denim’ alternative music night in the SU bar (8:00pm)


Thursday 27th

Madonna tribute night in the SU bar (7:30pm until late)


Friday 28th

Pataks curry bus on campus from 9pm outside the SU bar and 60’s, 70’s and 80’s twister night in the SU bar (8pm to 2am)


Saturday 29th

‘Tashtonbury 2001’ a night of moustache inspired music & fancy dress in the SU bar (8m to 2am)


Sunday 30th

Movies and snacks in the SU bar (6pm)



For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. Tel: 01522 886042