15th September 2004

 

UNIVERSITY PREPARES FOR FRESHERS’ WEEK

 

Organisers at the University of Lincoln’s Student Union Co-operative are making this year’s Freshers’ Week one to be remembered.

 

The week kicks off on Sunday 19th September, with an estimated 2,000 new students attending the Alfresco evening at the university’s Delph Bar.

 

Monday and Tuesday night will see the Delph Bar home to a collection of renowned Radio One DJs, including Scott Mills, JK and Joel, and the Dreem Teem. A mystery Big Brother contestant is also among the stars who will be appearing at the event.

 

Other events include a treasure hunt, downhill piste pub crawl, football tournament, live band performances and the Freshers’ Ball to be held for the first time at the Lincolnshire Showground.

 

For the first year in the university’s history, the SU has also prepared an alternative Freshers’ Week agenda for the students who want to socialize without drinking alcohol.

 

Alternative events mean taking advantage of the city’s evening facilities, which include ghost walks and cruises, cathedral and castle tours and a specially planned international students’ night on Wednesday 22nd September.

 

“We may be a small university by comparison, but this will definitely be a very high-profile event,” said the SU’s Vice-President and communications officer Dean Eldredge.

 

“By encouraging more people to get involved in Freshers’ Week without the pressure of having to get drunk, the SU believes that more students will socialise and meet new people, therefore settling down in their new surroundings more quickly.”

 

It is also the first time that the SU has published a guide of the week’s events.

 

More information can be obtained by contacting the Students’ Union office on 01522 886142, or by emailing deldredge@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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