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Events

It's all happening!

From speed meets to our funfair - take your pick from our jam-packed line-up

Please be aware that times and dates are subject to change.

Food and drink

Cake Creation

Location: Grads Cafe, Student Life Centre

An opportunity for students to use their artistic skills to decorate cakes and eat them for free.

Mocktails and Cocktails

Location: Belushi's Bar, Borough High St, SE1 1HR

Learn from Belushi's mix masters on how to create mocktails and cocktails while meeting new people. Tickets are £5.

Postgraduate cheese and wine

Location: 1st Floor, Student Life Centre

Postgraduate students can meet the Students' Union President and the Vice-President of Education while sampling a selection of cheese and wine for free.

Dinner at TGI Fridays

Location: TGI Fridays, Leicester Square

Dinner and drinks at TGI Fridays. £15.

Gin Distillery tour

Location: Student Life Centre

Historic tour of the oldest gin distillery and free gin tasting. Tickets are £10.

International students cheese and wine

Location: Grads Cafe, Student Life Centre

International students can meet the Students' Union President and the Vice-President of Education while sampling cheese and wine for free.

Coffee morning

Location: Student Life Centre

Meet Vice President of Welfare and Equalities Sam Robson over coffee.

Elior food fair

Location: Student Life Centre

Food and fairground games with a chance to win prizes.

Entertainment

Kell St Carnival

Location: Kell St

If you're moving into halls of residence this September join us at our carnival where there'll be free fairground activities, a live DJ, food and drink. It's a great chance to meet other students.

Pub Quiz

Location: Venue Bar, Student Life Centre

For £1 each join others or come with a team for the pub quiz. You could be crowned the next ‘Pub Quiz Champion’.

Imperial War Museum visit

Location: Meet at Student Life Centre

Meet new people and explore the local area on your way to a free visit of one of London's top museums, the Imperial War Museum.

Tate Modern visit

Location: Meet at Student Life Centre

Meet new people during a free visit to one of London's top destinations, Tate Modern.

Speed meet

Location: Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR

Speed dating for friends. This is a chance to meet new people from the University. For new and current students.

Comedy Night

Location: 99 Comedy Club, Covent Garden

Rated one of the best comedy clubs in the country. Get your £3 ticket now before they go! This event features in our event bundle deals.

Lego Robots

Location: 1st floor, Student Life Centre

A free session for all students to construct their own robots. No robotics knowledge necessary.

Mandarin taster

Location: Caxton House

In our free taster session where we cover the basics of Mandarin, including pronunciation.

Bar Crawl

Location: Meet at SU bar

A guided tour of all the best drinking establishments in central London for £5.50, with free shots and plenty of games along the way. Buy tickets early to avoid missing out!

City farm

Location: Kell Street

A fun packed free day for students and children to meet and hold animals.

Boat party

Location: Leave from Embankment Pier

See London lit up at night on this epic boat party on the Thames. Top DJs will play the hottest tunes across two floors. Tickets (£15) include free entry to the after party at Club Tropicana in Covent Garden. Part of event bundle. Book early!

Diversity & Enterprise Day

Location: Student Life Centre

Celebrating the diversity and enterprise of our community, local partners, organisations, student groups and societies, employers and entrepreneurs will join us to share information and celebrate.

LinkedIn photos

Location: Student Life Centre

Get your free professional LinkedIn photo taken and book into our free LinkedIn workshop, where you'll learn about creating your professional profile online.

Bandeoke

Location: SU bar

A fantastic free opportunity to sing karaoke with a professional band in the student's union bar.

Fresher's Fair

Location: Entry via K2 building

Packed with something for everyone this free event is the best introduction to what student life can be like. There will be stalls across the board from sports, societies, volunteering and local businesses. On 27 September from 10-11am we're turning off the music so you can enjoy the Fresher's Fair in a more relaxed environment.

Union after dark

Location: Venue Bar, Student Life Centre

Join the sports clubs and societies for a night out.

Thorpe Park

Location: Thorpe Park, Chertsey, KT16 8PN

Visit Thorpe Park theme park, with some of the biggest rides in the UK. Ticket price to be confirmed.

Funfair Day

Location: Kell Street and Student Life Centre

Join us at our funfair day: classic fairground games, virtual reality, penalty shoot outs and free ice cream! Children are welcome but must be supervised.

International

International Arrivals Room

Location: Technopark GA00

At our drop-in sessions you can access your email, collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or just have a chat with the Immigration and International Student Advice Team.

International student welcome

Location: Events Theatre, Keyworth

Learn about life in the UK, HOST homestays and making the most of your time here, meet other international students and University staff and find out about our services. Book your place.

GP registration

Location: K-404

Stay healthy and save time! Register your details with the local doctor right here at the University.

International student party

Location: London Road Refectory, second floor

Enjoy free food and meet fellow international students and staff who will support you during your studies. Book your place.

Tier 4 Visa information

Location: K2- VG06

This event will help students on Tier 4 visas understand the conditions attached to their visa, such as attendance and working hours. Book your place.

Wellbeing

Mindfulness with Hiten Solanki

Location: Confucius Centre

This session provides new students with methods to better deal with stress.

Yoga and Pilates

Location: Academy of Sport, London Road

This class is a combination of pilates and yoga, designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance, and bring mind and body together.

Tai Chi

Location: Caxton House

Try this ancient martial art for free to help you feel calm, centred and grounded, whilst improving self-knowledge, confidence and self-discipline.

Rugby (Men's)

Location: Old Allynian

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Rugby (Women's)

Location: Old Allynian

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Netball

Location: Academy of Sport Sports Hall

An ancient martial art that helps you feel calm, centred and grounded, whilst improving self-knowledge, confidence and self-discipline.

Table Tennis

Location: FTZ

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Cycle Confident by Southwark Council

Location: Student Life Centre

Southwark Council's experienced bike doctors will check your bike for free.

Badminton

Location: The Castle Centre

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Jujitsu

Location: FTZ

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Cheerleading

Location: FTZ

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Football (Men's)

Location: Burgess Park

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Running and walking

Location: Burgess Park

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Muai Thai

Location: Underground (Old Kent Road)

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Trampoline

Location: The Castle Centre

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Mixed Hockey

Location: Honor Oak Park

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Football (Women's)

Location: Honor Oak Park

Try the sport at our free give it a go session.

Scuba diving

Location: Bexleyheath Leisure Centre

Try the sport for £20 at this introductory session.

 
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