9th September 2002




September is here and another record intake of first-year students is due to arrive at the University of Lincoln this weekend.


To help them settle in, make new friends and have a good time the Students’ Union Co-operative has organised a spectacular week of events to make sure the new academic year starts with a bang.


Around 2,700 freshers are expected to enrol at the university next Monday (16th September) for courses at Brayford Pool, Riseholme Park and the Cathedral Campus.


Freshers’ Week begins on Sunday (14th September) and offers seven days of activities designed to help new students find their feet, from DJ nights and pub crawls to comedy nights, the Freshers’ Fair, live bands and a five-a-side football tournament.


The full schedule of events is as follows:


Sun 14

Freshers Alfresco – party with DJs at the Delph Bar


Mon 15

Blueprint pre-party in the Delph Bar



Downhill pub crawl round the pubs and bars of Lincoln


Tues 16

Comedy Club re-launch

Doors 7.30pm


Freshers’ Fair in the university sports hall


Weds 17

Clubs and societies sign-up in the Delph Bar



Treasure Hunt pub crawl



‘Shame Academy’ karaoke event


Thu 18

Live band night, Delph Bar – Easyworld & Chancer

Doors 7.30pm

Fri 19

Fun First five-a-side football tournament



Rock the Casbah at the Delph Bar

Doors 7.30pm

Sat 20

R‘n’B DJ night at the Delph Bar



“Freshers’ week is a very big event for the university and particularly for all those first-year students who are studying away from home for the first time,” said spokesman Jez Ashberry.


“Our Students’ Union Co-operative works exceptionally hard over the summer to make sure that Freshers’ Week is a great success and we’re all looking forward to welcoming our new intake this weekend.”


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk