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Welco e to Freshem rs’ Week

2009!

Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA) have organised a heap of phenomenal events for your consumption this year and this Entertainment Guide is here to ensure that you don’t miss a trick!

All events listed here are correct at the time of print, but chances are we’ll be adding to them and things may change, so we highly recommend you also check out www.ausa. org.uk where any updates will be posted! There will be a number of venues that will be hosting events. Let us quickly introduce them to you…

The Freshers’ Week Marquee is located on the King’s Pitches right at the heart of campus - and will be hosting the majority of daytime events like our famous Freshers’ Fayres.

JP’s University Bar & Grill

It’s better than Kings and Queens, its better than Diamond rings … WILDCATS …WILDCATS! That’s right folks, JP’s University Bar and Grill is all that and more! It’s located on Littlejohn Street so if you live in halls, the No.20 bus drops you off right outside - preventing perspiration and the effort of walking up Kilimanjaro and back to wet your whistle (“wet your whistle” - my Grandad wrote that bit!) Anyways, back to business - what the hell goes on in this place? DJs check!... Live bands - check! Live sport - check! Pool tables - check! Food - check! Cheap drinks - check! Cocktails - check! Quiz - check! And lots more... JP’s is home to many of our lovely sports teams and societies so, like Cheers, if you are planning on joining a club - “every one will know your name.” Basically it’s a top place to hang out with friends and be merry before you put on your dancing shoes and head along to one of the many discothèques (“Discotheque” - Grandad is back!) P.S. Top credit crunch tip: there are also always loads of discount and freebie passes at JP’s for the fore-mentioned discotheques.

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(See City Centre Map location #1)


Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger is Aberdeen’s premier night club and party venue. Located in the centre of town just off Union Street on the historic Shiprow, Tiger offers a quality night out which won’t ruin your overdraft! Aberdeen’s biggest and most stylish nightclub, Tiger Tiger also gives the discerning scholar five bars and a student friendly restaurant all under one roof. From the amazing Monday night Vodka Island, to indie live band Friday Night Sessions and our very sexy, very famous Ultimate Saturdays, whatever tickles your fancy you will find it at the Tiger. Eat, Drink, Dance & Party all under one roof!

The Priory

Situated on Belmont Street, the young and vibrant centre of Aberdeen’s nightlife, The Priory is considered by many as one of the most unique venues in Aberdeen. Being a free-entry nightclub in Aberdeen, The Priory is a student magnet for those who want to avoid entry fees, yet want to enjoy a night out in a club with an unrivalled atmosphere. As one of the largest late night venues in Aberdeen, providing entertainment across three floors, The Priory rivals any entry charging club, with the only difference being the extra change in your pocket. With themed nights, personal appearances and guest DJ’s, it makes no difference whether you begin or finish your night at the venue, you can guarantee that The Priory will provide all the essential elements and more to make your night out unforgettable.

Pearl Lounge

Situated in the heart of Aberdeen, The Pearl Lounge at 16 Dee Street, is spread across two floors both equipped with the latest state of the art sound and lighting systems. Downstairs we have the chilled out Lounge Bar and the upstairs the Nightclub with an exclusive VIP lounge. Pearl Lounge is open six nights out of seven with some of Aberdeen’s finest DJs; Johnny Richardson, Will Massie and Vixxi playing the very best in R’n’B, hip-hop, chart and club anthems. Combining this with our excellent surroundings, superb service and superior drinks promotions, we are the perfect place to start and end your evening.

Liquid & Envy

Liquid & Envy is Aberdeen’s Biggest Night Club, split across 3 rooms catering for all musical tastes. Liquid plays host to the biggest Club Tunes, Dance Anthems, RnB & Chart Floor Fillers. Envy has all your favourite Chart & Party Anthems to sing along to. With Liquid VIP hosting the Sports & societies VIP Every Wednesday & Urban RnB & Hip Hop Every Weekend. Liquid has a long history of great nights out for students, don’t believe us? Ask a 2nd year, or a 3rd year or even a 4th year! Liquid Freshers 2009 Bigger & Better than ever before!

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Freshers’ Week Ents Wristband

Want to sample the best of Aberdeen’s nightlife? Not sure you can afford to pay at the door each night? Getting home going to be a problem? We have the answer! THE AUSA FRESHERS’ WEEK 2009 ENTS WRISTBAND is the best and most affordable way to enjoy as much - or as little - of the fun-packed week we have lined up. For a mere £25, you get FREE ENTRY, Q-JUMP to ALL FW late night events AND, what’s more we’re throwing in a FREE BUS HOME from each night’s venue! That’s 9 NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT AND TRANSPORT HOME for £25! On top of this fantastic deal - wristband bearers are also entitled to Q-JUMP at The Priory and Pearl Lounge ALL WEEK! (except Sat 27th for the Freshers’ Fling) These wristbands will be on sale from Official Freshers’ Week Volunteers and AUSA Staff at Crombie-Johnston and Hillhead Halls - AND at The Hub - but be quick - there are a limited number and they sell fast!

Transport

Worried about how to get home from all of our fantastic Freshers’ Week events? Fear not! A transport link will be running from all our late night venues to Crombie-Johnston and Hillhead Halls to ensure you round off each night by getting home safely. This service is included in the price of your FW Ents Wristband or £2 per journey without one.

The Hub

The Hub is the home to the majority of AUSA services and one of the main social spaces on campus. It is also THE place to buy tickets for official AUSA events. The AUSA reception is open from 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday. (See Campus Map location #4)

Vue Cinema

Vue Cinema is the host of the Aberdeen University Students’ Association Freshers’ Film Festival. Vue is located near the Castlegate, where King Street and Union Street join in matrimony! The number 1 & 2 buses will drop you off just a hop, skip and jump away. Most nights there will be two screenings; the first at 10pm with the second at 10.30pm. (See City Centre Map location #32) For more info on Vue cinema visit www.myvue.com

Codona’s Amusement Park

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Codonas is located at Aberdeen Beach. Simply catch the 14A bus to get here or enjoy a lovely walk. More details can be found at their website www.codonas.com


Easy Tiger

For all your woes and worries throughout the week, the everpopular Easy Tiger campaign is back. From condoms to directions and questions about the best place to get a kebab, the Tiger will be here to help you out. There will be an Easy Tiger stand within each official Late Night Venue offering you the chance to stock up on water, get help if you’re lost or not feeling too well or simply to get information. Did we mention we’ve got free condoms, too?

AUSA Wristband

You may have noticed a free AUSA Freshers’ Wristband in your Freshers’ Pack. Please keep this wristband with you throughout Freshers’ Week as it will get you loads of cool local discounts and identify you as a certified Fresher! PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A FRESHERS’ WEEK ENTS WRISTBAND AND DOES NOT PERMIT ENTRY TO LATE NIGHT EVENTS

Check out the rear of this book for more info about your AUSA Freshers’ Wristband or just log onto www.ausa.org.uk Cool! That’s pretty much it. Read on, enjoy and get excited about Freshers’ Week!!

THURSDAY 17th SEPT Aberdeen Local Students’ Welcome Night Codona’s Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach 7pm-9pm

Calling all Students who live in Aberdeenshire! Get ahead of the rest of the Freshers pack and take the chance to meet other home students at the AUSA’s Welcome Night. It’s also the first and best chance to get to know our volunteers, who will stand by you for the rest of Freshers’ Week and beyond! Don’t be shy, this is the best time to get together with other students and get a head start in meeting your Freshers’ Week comrades. Come with other home student friends, or rock up on your own, just make the most of this chance! You’ll get a letter in the post with details on how to sign up for this event.

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SATURDAY19TH Move-In Weekend This self–explanatory event in the Fresher’s week calendar can often be the most stressful. But fear not!! AUSA are here to create a barrier between your (potentially) embarrassing parents and your cool new flatmates. Our trusty volunteers will help you out with your luggage and help you settle in, whilst providing some banter on the way!! Fear of taxis or buses? Then fear not, Aberdeen University Students Association is here yet again to save the day! We will be on hand to pick you up throughout Saturday and Sunday from both the train station and the airport, delivering you safely to your new digs. When you arrive look for a friendly volunteer waving a placard, and they will help you and your luggage onto the minibuses…be prepared for some bus sing-a-longs!

Welcome to Halls Hillhead Only - Games Hall 6.30 pm & 7.30 pm

If you are living in halls, it’s really important to go along to one of these events to find out everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. You will be introduced to key staff who are responsible for the smooth running of the site and who are there to help with any problem or query you might have. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a site tour, find out where all the local facilities are and where to go if you need help with anything. Also, the house rules will be explained to you so that you know what is expected of you while living in halls. Don’t worry Crombie Johnston Students – you’ll have your chance on Sunday!

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Where You From?’

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 4pm – 1am (Event starts at 8pm) It’s your first night at Uni, so what better way to spend the evening than heading along to our first annual “Where you from?” night! This is the kick off night at JP’s University Bar and Grill, one of the Aberdeen University Student Association’s official Freshers’ Week partners. Where you from? is where students get the chance to mingle in style and have AUSA muster up the courage to ask the first bold pick up line of the week! A classic start to your university experience, with ace tunes, great drinks deals and loads of prizes to give away. The only question on everyone’s lips is “Where U From “?

Moving in Madness

Liquid (See City Centre Map location #25) Open 9.30pm – 3am Admission £6.20 / £4.20 with student ID or Membership Free Admission & Q Jump with Freshers Wristband You have had long day travelling, you’ve dragged your bags up to your room, you eventually get rid of Mum & Dad and you’ve met your neighbours. What now? It’s time to come along to the biggest moving in weekend party in the city. Liquid plays host to Moving in Madness, with 5 Bars, 4 DJs, 3 rooms & 2 Dance floors and 1 unforgettable night to start off your Liquid Freshers Experience! Don’t miss the amazing Liquid Stilt Walkers, Fire Breathers, Grinders, as well as loads of great giveaways!

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SUNDAY20TH Move-In Weekend

Had a big leaving party on the Friday night that has rendered you useless for moving on the Saturday? Don’t despair! We’re back for another day of move in banter and by now we are true professionals. The banter is still flowing and with the fun stuff in sight, morale will be HIGH! Fear not, our highly skilled minibus drivers are back at the airport and train station to take you to your new home. It’s free you know, FREE!

Garden Tours

Departure from The Hub Reception (See Campus Map location #4) Tours begin at 2, 3 and 4pm Tour around the AUSA Wildlife and Veg Gardens, with an introduction from our environmentally friendly students. If a tour isn’t enough then stick around for a BBQ in the garden. Feast on our home-made products while listening to some good live music under the open sky starting at 3pm. The Wildlife Garden is located at 5 Dunbar Street (opposite Edward Wright building) Old Aberdeen, the one with the “ big blue gate” (See Campus Map)

Welcome to Halls

Hillhead - Games Hall - 6.30 pm & 7.30 pm Crombie-Johnston - Johnston Dining Hall - 7pm If you are living in halls, it’s really important to go along to one of these events to find out everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. You will be introduced to key staff that are responsible for the smooth running of the site and staff who are there to help with any problem or query you might have. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a site tour, find out where all the local facilities are and where to go if you need help with anything. Also, the house rules will be explained to you so that you know what is expected of you while living in halls.

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The Sunday Social - Quiz Meal Deal JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 6pm – 9pm (open from noon)

What do you mean halls don’t do an evening meal on a Sunday!! Don’t panic folks, JP’s University Bar and Grill is calling all brain boxes, sports fanatics and hungry students!! If you want to have the opportunity to test your mental prowess, then get your friends together and come along to our very own AUSA pub quiz. There is no quiz quite like it in Aberdeen! It is here where the best minds of our generation come together to make merry and have a great time, and if that’s is not enough there is also great prizes and tasty food to accompany this mind warping event. Don’t worry the good people over at JP’s University Bar and Grill have not forgotten all you sports fans with live sport on the big screens all day.

The Hustle

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 9pm – 12am Voted year after year as the freshers’ favourite event, that’s right ladies and gentleman…The Hustle has returned! As you enter JP’s University Bar and Grill you will be given our very own currency, The JP Buck! From here you have to beg, borrow, or steal to collect as many bucks as you can to win a Playstation 3. With heaps of prizes to give away throughout the night and cheap drinks all night this is the best way to make new friends in the most bizarre way!! Dress to impress and make your way down to JP’s University Bar and Grill tonight, and be prepared to do anything (within the realms of the law!!) to be the Champion Hustler 2009/10.

The Official Welcome Party Dirty Disco - BBC Radio One’s Kissy Sell Out! Pearl Lounge (See City Centre Map location #7) Doors open 10pm – 2am The OFFICIAL Welcome Party is here to signal that Freshers’ Week 2009 is officially underway! Unforgiving beats all hosted by BBC Radio One’s KISSY SELL OUT. All the tunes you know and love will be filtered through Pearl’s amazing sound system for the official start to the best week of your life! There will be great drinks deals all night so be responsible and don’t call your mum…

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MONDAY21ST Official University of Aberdeen Freshers’ Welcome Arts Lecture Theatre (See Campus Map location #10) If your surname falls between A-M come to the session at 10.30am If your surname falls between N-Z come to the session at 11.30am

This is your official Aberdeen University Welcome. It’s your opportunity to meet Vice Principal Steve Logan, University Rector Stephen Robertson and enjoy a welcome from some of your AUSA Sabbatical Officers. They will introduce you to life at the University of Aberdeen and let you know what to expect over the next few years.

Campus Tours

Leaving on the hour from The Hub reception (See Campus Map location #4) 10am – 2pm leaving every half-hour Confused by campus? Can’t find a computer? Don’t know where your first lecture is? FEAR NOT! Your new best friends - the Freshers’ Volunteers - are back, filled with exciting facts ready to take you on a tour of our lovely campus. They know the hotspots, where to get a good lunch and will tell you stories as they take you around. If you fancy a guided tour of the campus then pop along to The Hub Reception and look for one of your trusty t-shirt clad friends!

International Students’ Drop-In Session Global Hub, 1st Floor, The Hub (See Campus Map location #4) 10am – 4pm

Drop in and have a chat with our International Student Advisers and the AUSA Info & Advice Service, who will be on hand to answer all your questions about living and studying in Aberdeen. This is not a formal presentation so feel free to drop in at a time to suit you.

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International Study Abroad and Exchange Orientation KCG 7 (See Campus Map location #20 ) 11am

The orientation will cover a range of topics from academic to student life. This session is mandatory for all International Study Abroad and Exchange students to ensure a successful experience at University.

Erasmus and European Students

Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Theatre 1 (See Campus Map location #5) 11am This session will provide ERASMUS and European students with information on who to contact about your course, credit transfer and transcripts.

Aberdeen University Fayre

AUSA Marquee on King’s Pitches (See Campus Map location #24) 12pm-2pm Do you have burning questions about your classes? Do you have no idea where your first class is and what to expect? Do you need to get face to face with someone from your course to discuss what you’ll be doing for the next few years of your life? For the first time ever, we are hosting a University Fayre which is the perfect opportunity to get all your academic questions answered, so the rest of your university career is smooth sailing! Pop along to the University Fayre and set yourself up for a successful year (or 4) at Uni!

Union Daze

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 12pm – 7pm After the Haze of the night before take advantage of our Union Daze. With our fantastic range of student bites and drinks deals all day what could be better than getting your friends together to rebuild the pieces of the night before. As ever our monster screen will be showing all the best in live sports action and with chilled out beats on the sound system, JP’s University Bar and Grill is the best student base in town.

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Uni Survival Session

New Kings 6 (See Campus Map location #27) 2pm – 3pm 3pm - 4pm (Question Time) Are you overwhelmed by everything that has been thrown at you in your first few days as a Fresher? Not sure exactly what your first year at Uni will involve? Your trusty Sabbatical Officers will be on hand to introduce you to life at AU as it actually happens including your academic, social and working life. All your worries will be resolved in this one hour session where you can also ask real life students all the questions you want the TRUE answer to. There will be a short Q+A session afterwards where you can ask questions such as “What’s shinty?” Come along to New Kings 6 armed with questions and prepare to leave ready and willing to start the new term!

AUSA Big Night In

The Hub (Campus Map location #4) & Hillhead Halls of Residence 7.30pm - 10pm Do you fancy just staying in and watching some top-notch comedy tonight? Well, be our guest, as we provide you with the chance to do just that! The Hub (For all Freshers) Playing: Friends Hillhead (Adam Smith Common Room) Playing: Simpsons and Family Guy

Born in the 80’s

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 8pm – 2am We’ve got love for you if you were born in the 80’s (and even more if you were born in the 90’s!) We’ve got hugs for you if you were born in the 80’s we’ll do things for you if you were born in the 80s. That’s right AUSA and JP’s University Bar and Grill take you back to the future, with a night of pure 1980’s indulgence. So dust off those leg warmers, neon tank tops and get crimping that hair, as we go back to the 1980’s. And don’t worry the drinks prices have not changed much since 1982.

UV 90’s Neon Rave @ Vodka Island Tiger Tiger (See City Centre Map location #31) Doors Open 9pm – 2am

What do you get if you take 1000’s of FREE glowsticks, FREE electro shades, UV paint artists, fire performers and UV cannons? That’s right you get 1000’s of hot UV boys and girls!! Mix that up with the hottest tunes of the 90’s, great drinks deals all night and that’s the recipe for the greatest UV 90’s Neon Rave in the WORLD! AND the perfect introduction to the best Monday night in town - Vodka Island!

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AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival SCREENING 1: JUNO (2007) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10pm – Free Entry with AUSA Wristband

(Director - Jason Reitman) Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Juno - an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

SCREENING 2: Mystery Movie (Details to be Announced) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10.30pm – Free Entry with AUSA Wristband

Mystery – Suspense – Thrills - and that’s before you’ve seen the Film! Vue will be screening cool new movies before their release date but with an element of surprise. You will be in the dark until details are released on www.ausa.org.uk on September 10th. To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com

Aberdeen Ghost Walk

Meet at the Mercat Cross, Castle Gate (See City Centre Map location #57) Meet at 11:55pm for a Midnight Departure Tickets cost £6 each - Bought from the AUSA Reception, 2nd Floor, The Hub In the heart of Aberdeen lies a dark and mysterious history dating back hundreds of years. Join us as we take a walk through the streets of this historic city, exploring events which seem to have left a ghostly footprint behind them. Expect tales of witches, trial and punishment, smuggling and famous battles!

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TUESDAY22ND

Fun on the pitches: AUSA Sports’ Fayre

AUSA Marquee on Kings Pitches (See Campus Map location #24) 11am – 3pm (Disabled access from 10:30am) Wondered when all your freebies will start rolling in? They start right here, right now on the most freebie-filled days of your life, The Freshers’ Fayres! The Tuesday of Freshers’ Week plays host to the ever-increasing, allencompassing AUSA Sport. Come along today to find out about Sport at Aberdeen University. Whether you want to play, compete, train or spectate, this is the place to fill your proverbial boots. Over 50 clubs will be present representing everything from Football and Rugby to Underwater Hockey! With Aberdeen Student Radio pumping out the tunes throughout the day, this is the perfect way to spend your Tuesday, just come along, enjoy the atmosphere and claim you freebies! There will be a poster sale on the lawn so use this opportunity to get some cool pics to decorate your new pad. Expect inflatable fun throughout the day with sumo suit, Bungee Run, a Surf Simulator, and an inflatable assault course too! Plan on coming to the Society Fayre tomorrow as well! For a sneaky preview of Wednesday’s Societies’ Fayre, check out some performances from some of our societies on stage where their talents will shine for all to see! 11:30 Meeting Spot, The Thinking Student (statue) in front of New Kings (See Campus Map location #27) For students who may live in private or home accommodation, or just anyone who doesn’t want to head into the Fayre alone, come along and meet some of our trusty Freshers’ Week Volunteers and they will take you to the Fayre and show you the ropes!

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Freshers’ Café on the Lawn!

AUSA Marquee on King’s Pitches (See Campus Map location #24) 11am - 3pm With so much to see and do at this year’s Freshers’ Fayres why not take some time to chill out in the Freshers’ Café. We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday on King’s Lawn so pop by and enjoy a bite to eat from the BBQ and something fruity and healthy too - guaranteed to leave you well fed, revived and raring to go.

Visit to Aberdeen Football Club for International Students

Meet at 11am at King’s College on the High Street in front of the Chapel (See Campus Map location #20) Aberdeen Football Club has a long history of success both within Scotland and Europe, with the 1980’s in particular being an era of unparalleled achievements. Once managed by Sir Alex Ferguson (of Manchester United fame), Aberdeen are in the Scottish Premier League playing teams such as Celtic and Rangers. Pittodrie was the first all-seated stadium in Britain. The visit will include seeing the pitch, dressing rooms and boot room. (Maximum 19 people) E-mail bookings only to student.international@abdn.ac.uk Please send an e-mail with the visit you wish to book, your name, University of Aberdeen ID number (as shown on your offer letter) and your mobile telephone number. If you have difficulty climbing steps, walking long distances, or require guided assistance, please contact us at student.international@abdn.ac.uk

Bagel Brunch

University Chaplaincy – 25 High Street (See Campus Map location #25) 11am - 3pm The University Chaplain invites you to come and chill out with a cuppa and some bagels.

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Union Daze

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 12pm – 7pm So you’re all raved out and back from your adventures with Michael J. Fox, why not take it easy with our fantastic range of student bites and drinks deals all day. What could be better than getting together your friends to piece together the night before. As ever our monster screen will be showing all the best in live sports action and with chilled out beats on the sound system JP’s University Bar and Grill is the best student base in town.

Tier 4 (Immigration) ‘What You Should Know’

MacRobert Building, Room 051 (See Campus Map location #8) 3pm - 4pm COMPULSORY SESSIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students (non-European Economic Area/Swiss students) who are subject to immigration control (need a visa/permission to stay in the UK) are required to attend one of these sessions.

Wine and Cheese

The Hub – AUSA Joblink and Volunteering Centre, Floor 2 (See Campus Map location #4) 4pm - 6pm AUSA’s Joblink and Volunteering services cordially invite you to an early evening of vino, fromage and some knowledgeable people who can tell you how to enhance your CV and earn some dosh during your time in Aberdeen.

Café Scientifique - Brain Boost and Drugs from the Deep Tiki Cafe, Ground Floor, The Hub (See Campus Map location #4) 6pm - 7pm

Café Scientifique is a regular highlight of the science calendar at the University of Aberdeen. We’ll be talking about cutting-edge research happening on our very own doorstep in a relaxed atmosphere over a cup of coffee. First-up, Dr Alexandra Johnstone, gives an informal interactive talk about some of the perils of the Scottish diet. Come along to get some practical advice and sort myth from reality on how to get healthy. Then Prof. Marcel Jaspers, shows how to turn your hobbies into your studies, describing his work on finding cancer cures at the bottom of the world’s deepest oceans.

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An Evening of Jazz

Zeste Café, Crombie Halls(See Campus Map location #26) 8pm – 10.30pm - FREE ENTRY Relax this evening with our special live music combination of soulful jazz. Warm your cockles with hot chocolate, play some games, and make some friends whilst you rest your ears and feet. This Jazz Trio is sure to get your feet tapping and your jazzy side on red alert.

D’oh-nuts!

Hillhead Halls Cafe, Central Building 7.30pm – 10.30pm - FREE ENTRY If moving into halls has tired you out then indulge in some relative calm with free doughnuts.

AUSA’s Big Night In

The Hub (Campus Map location #4) & Hillhead Halls of Residence 7:30pm – 10pm Do you fancy just staying in and watching some top-notch comedy tonight? Well, be our guest, as we provide you with the chance to do just that! The Hub (For all Freshers) Playing: Simpsons and Family Guy Hillhead (Adam Smith Common Room) Playing: Friends

Baywatch Beach Party

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 8pm – 2am We bet you crazy students have spent the whole summer on the beach and have still got the tan to prove it (unless your ginger)! AUSA is jealous because we’ve been sat behind a desk planning Freshers’ Week but now’s our chance to see some sunshine, so come out and play! We double-dog dare you to compare your tan-line with Pamela Anderson or flex your abs in the presence of The Hoff. Get your pic taken with our friendly celebs and make your friends at home jealous! Get your bronzed bodies over here for some serious Baywatch Action and prepare yourselves for the foam party to come!

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Baywatch Foam Party

The Priory (See City Centre Map location #16) 9pm – 2am That’s right ladies and gentlemen; your Tuesday night sees the donning of the infamous Baywatch Foam Party. With two HUGE foam cannons this is certainly going to be THE BIGGEST, THE BEST AND THE WILDEST foam party Aberdeen has ever seen! Dying to show off that amazing tan you have developed over the summer? Then don your cossie and your rubber ring and head on down to The Priory for some foamy goodness. Embrace that sarong, pull out those flip flops, or hop into those board shorts that haven’t seen daylight in weeks. With great drinks prices all night this is a guaranteed must for your Freshers’ week experience!

AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival: SCREENING 3 - Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband

(Director – Danny Boyle) 8 time Oscar Winner A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

SCREENING 4 - Mystery Movie (Details to be Announced) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10.30pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband

Mystery – Suspense – Thrills - and that’s before you have seen the film, Screening cool new movies before their release date but with an element of surprise. You will be in the dark till details are released on www.ausa.org.uk on September 10th. To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year, register at www.myvue.com

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WEDNESDAY23RD International Office Hosts a Walking Tour of Aberdeen City Centre

Meet at 10am at King’s College on the High Street in front of the Chapel (See Campus Map location #25) Maximum 25 people - sign up at student.international@abdn.ac.uk

Fun on the Pitches: AUSA Societies’ Fayre

AUSA Marquee on King’s Pitches (See Campus Map location #24) 11am – 3pm (Disabled access from 10:30am) Want to get started and get involved in things you’re passionate about? Do you enjoy acting, dancing, singing or writing? Do you fancy getting a head start on your degree and mingling with people from your classes early on to get the best lab partner? Then the Societies Fayre is definitely the place for you! Embrace the marquee on King’s Pitches and find out what university life is all about. With over 100 societies to join there’s guaranteed be something that you’re interested in! And if not, chat with your trusty new friends at the AUSA stall and find out how to set up a new one! With societies from Law to Formula 1 and Anthropology to Baking in between, this is the perfect opportunity to make yet another new group of friends AND DON’T FORGET there are more freebies being handed out than you can shake a stick at! So come along again and live out your freeloading fantasies. Loved the tunes yesterday? ASR are back all day again today to feed your musical dreams!! Missed out on inflatable madness? Don’t worry - we’ll have new ones today, which include a laser hanger! 11:30am Meeting Spot, The Thinking Student (statue) in front of New Kings (See Campus Map location #27) If you didn’t have a chance to attend yesterday, and want a friendly volunteer by your side when you enter our massive Freshers’ Fayres, just pop along and

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meet some of our trusty Freshers’ Week Volunteers who will take you to the fayre and show you the ropes! Worried about being less experienced than others? Don’t want to turn up and know no-one? Not sure if you want to join a society quite yet? Fret ye not!! This year the AUSA Societies will indulge you with our ever successful, “Give it a Go” scheme. Just go along to their sessions, give it a go and meet new people! This is the perfect way to throw yourself into Uni life, make some friends and...Give it a Go!! We’ll even give you a yo-yo if you speak to us at the Societies Fayre!

Union Daze

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 12pm – 7pm So by now you have travelled back in time, got wet in the foam and danced all night with BBC Radio One’s Kissy Sell Out, so it’s time to take it easy with our fantastic range of student bites and drinks deals all day. JP’s University Bar and Grill is the best student base in town.

Diversity Night – Brought to you by AUSA Equal Opportunities University Chaplaincy – 25 High Street (See Campus Map location #25) 6pm – 8pm - FREE ENTRY- Tickets can be collected from the AUSA Reception, 2nd Floor of The Hub

Variety is the spice of life and variety is the word tonight! You’ll be able to tuck into ethnic snacks and tune your ears to music from around the world; from Italy to the Carribean. A great opportunity to find out about Aberdeen city, the University, and meet other like-minded students for some easygoing early evening banter. We’ll be having Salsa dance lessons, a drumming workshop, classical Indian dance and much more! (for these please wear loose, suitable clothing)

AUSA’s Big Night In

The Hub (Campus Map location #4) & Hillhead Halls of Residence 7.30pm - 10pm Do you fancy just staying in and watching some top-notch comedy tonight? Well, be our guest, as we provide you with the chance to do just that! The Hub (For all Freshers) Playing: Sex and the City Hillhead (Adam Smith Common Room) Playing: Ricky Gervais Stand Up and Michael McIntyre

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Trash Goes Pop!

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 8pm – 2am Do you ever wonder how some recording artists release tune after tune of pure musical genius that everyone likes? Well so does our official JP’s guest tonight! Our mystery guest is brought to you live and in full effect… Is it Kylie… Is it Robbie… Is it Lily Allen? NO, NO, NO! Let’s just say our guest tonight can only be described as a ONE HIT WONDER. Don’t worry our special guest’s talent is not the only thing on show tonight, as our friends at JP’s University Bar and Grill mash up all things pop with great drinks deals all night.

Trash – Featuring BBC Radio One’s Tim Westwood Tiger Tiger (See City Centre Map location #31) Doors open 9pm – 2am

This might be your first Wednesday with our friends in Tiger Tiger but it sure won’t be your last! Tonight, Tiger delivers Aberdeen’s biggest Student Night with the biggest and best in Radio One talent by presenting none other than TIM WESTWOOD! Hundreds of girls and boys, 2 floors, 5 bars, one massive night out! And we’re sure you won’t need reminding to get on your best dress and electro shades and head on down to TRASH!

AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival: SCREENING 5 - Twilight (2008) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband (Director – Catherine Hardwicke) Seventeen-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan who to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger a vampire, Edward Cullen.

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SCREENING 6 - Mystery Movie (Details to be Announced) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #) 10.30pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband

Mystery – Suspense – Thrills and that’s before you have seen the Film, Screening cool new movies before their release date but with an element of surprise. You will be in the dark till details are released on www.ausa.org.uk on September 10th. To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com

LGBT Night @ Touch Touch - Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen 10pm - 2am

Aberdeens latest edition for the LGBT scene! It’s the place to be seen on The Scene on Wedensday during freshers week (all drinks £1.50). If you’re Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, or just like getting dressed up and having a laugh with the boys and girls then where else would you rather be?! The more extravagent the better! For the less bendy girls looking for a uber laugh its the safest place to be (come on you all have a gay best friend!) and for those of us that are a friend of Dorothy where else will you find that special someone to christen your new student pad or become your best gay mate ;-) email touchclub@live.co.uk for more details

Aberdeen Ghost Walk

Meet at the Mercat Cross, Castle Gate (See City Centre Map location #57) Meet at 11:55pm for a Midnight Departure Tickets cost £6 each - Bought from the AUSA Reception, 2nd Floor, The Hub In the heart of Aberdeen, lies a dark and mysterious history dating back hundreds of years. Join us as we take a walk through the streets of this historic city, exploring events which seem to have left a ghostly footprint behind them. Expect tales of witches, trial and punishment, smuggling and famous battles!

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THURSDAY24TH Welcome and Information Session for International Students King’s College Conference Centre Auditorium (See Campus Map location #21) 10.30am – 11am

Our International Student Advisers will provide you with practical information on living in Scotland

BSc Welcome

Arts Lecture Theatre (See Campus Map location #10) 11am - 1pm

MA Orientation: What You Must Know To Get Started With Your Degree Arts Lecture Theatre (See Campus Map location #10) (Surnames A – L at 1pm-2pm) (Surnames M - Z at 2:30pm - 3:30pm)

The MA Orientation comprises of a number of short presentations by senior members of university staff. The presentations are intended to help new students cope with their first few weeks at university e.g. organising their work, getting connected to the university IT systems, where to go for help (if it is needed), and ultimately to help students to fulfil all of their potential at Aberdeen University.

Bagel Brunch

Chaplaincy – 25 High Street (See Campus Map location #25) 12pm – 2pm Escape the chaos on campus and enjoy the tranquillity of the chaplaincy. Enjoy bagels too! Yum!

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International & European Students Mini-Freshers’ Fayre

James McKay Hall, King’s College Conference Centre (See Campus Map location #21) 11am – 1pm Our International Student Advisers and colleagues from the Careers Service, Counselling Service, Information Technology, Joblink, Sport and Recreation Services, Students’ Association, Student Learning Service, Grampian Police and the International Centre will be on hand to answer your questions.

Union Daze

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 12pm – 7pm Wow!! So now you know the identity of our special one hit wonder (however did we manage to get the rolling stones to play!) if you didn’t see the stones last night where were you?? Prepare for another great night at JP’s University Bar and Grill with our fantastic range of student bites and drinks deals all day. JP’s University Bar and Grill is the best student base in town.

99p Day at the Beach

CODONA’S Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach 1pm – 10pm YES! That’s right – the cheapest day out in Aberdeen!! Get yourself down to Codona’s, flash your wristband (the one you picked up at the Freshers’ Fayres) and get all this for 99p: • 2 Games of Bowling • A shot on the Dodgems • One ride on the XD Theatre Why not spend an extra 99p and get a Games Deck pass to our amazing State of the Art Arcades? This will give you exclusive unlimited access to our fantastic games…but hurry and get here early as this offer is only available between 1pm & 10pm.

Halls Summer Social

Crombie - Library (See Campus Map location #17) Hillhead - Adam Smith TV lounge 12.30- 3.30pm Worn out from partying, starving from having missed breakfast yet again? Halls at Home pizza, film and chill afternoon is just what you need. Relax, enjoy the film and get to know some of your fellow residents.

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Scottish Culture Day

AUSA Marquee on Kings Pitches (See Campus Map location #) 1pm – approx. 5pm - FREE ENTRY Scotland is a land of history, culture and experiences so why not pop along and immerse yourself in a few of its offerings. From traditional dancing, food and clothing through to tasting a ‘wee dram’ of whisky, there will be something for everyone, after which you too can learn how to Ceilidh dance, (pronounced Kay-Lee), ready for those times during the year when you will get involved in a traditional Scottish night out! So, whether you are from the far flung corners of the world or just across the border why not come along and sample just what Scotland can offer?!

Karaoke Factor!

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 7pm - Midnight Fancy yourself to be a bit of a Mariah or Justin? Then Thursday is the night for you. We have put on entertainment for a classic night out, so grab your friends come down and have a sing along to your favourite songs. Whether you get up yourself or just come along to watch the carnage, this night is a guaranteed laugh! Come early, whet your whistle with our cheap drinks and before you know it you’ll be on stage, clenched fist and signed up as the newest member or Girls Aloud or Take That.

AUSA’s Big Night In

The Hub (Campus Map location #4) & Hillhead Halls of Residence 7.30pm – 10pm Do you fancy just staying in and watching some top-notch comedy tonight? Well, be our guest, as we provide you with the chance to do just that! The Hub (For all Freshers) Playing: Best of British Comedy Night Hillhead (Adam Smith Common Room) Playing: Sex and the City

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AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival: SCREENING 7 - BRAVEHEART (1995) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband

(Director – Mel Gibson) William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.

SCREENING 8 - WALL-E (2008) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband

(Director –Andrew Stanton) After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE.

AUSA Presents Radio One’s Nihal Pearl Lounge (See City Centre Map location #7) 9pm – 2am

It’s Thursday night and Pearl presents BBC Radio One’s Nihal. By delivering one of the hottest student DJs in the UK, Peal Lounge offers you another great night out! Last year Nihal headlined Dundee University’s freshers’ week, and rocked out one of the hottest nights of the year with a night of massive student anthems. This year with Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol and Manchester calling, Nihal has chosen Aberdeen to deliver what promises to be a night to remember. Not only will be have one of Radio One’s hottest DJs live for your entertainment but also everything else that you have come to expect from Pearl Lounge, including fantastic drinks prices all night.

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FRIDAY25TH International Students Drop-in Session

Global Hub (1st floor of The Hub) (See Campus Map location #4) 10am - 12noon Drop-in and have a chat with our International Student Advisers and the AUSA Info & Advice Service, who will be on hand to answer all your questions about living and studying in Aberdeen. This is not a formal presentation so feel free to drop in at a time to suit you.

Adventure Golf Party

CODONA’S Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach 10am - 6pm - HALF PRICE GOLF! Come play with our balls!! Why not come down and try out both of our 18hole Adventure Golf Courses? Pirate Island is our 18-hole Outdoor Adventure Golf Course with its state of the art special effects and pirate theme which includes a 25ft high volcano and pirate ship with it’s very own canon battle. So hoist the main brace and shiver me timbers for a fun filled 18-holes! Congo is our 18 hole Indoor Adventure Golf Course with its state of the art special effects and jungle-theme throughout the course including 3 huge jungle trees with tikki tree-huts, a 25ft-high erupting volcano, a fantastic cascading waterfall, giant stone warrior, and tropical palm trees and plants throughout. Being indoors also ensures ‘The Congo’ is great fun for all ages, all day, whatever the weather! Only £2.50 per person for 1 round on either course or an amazing £3.99 for both courses! That’s better than Half Price!

International Five-A-Side Football Competition All Weather Pitch by King’s Pavilion (See Campus Map location #23) 1pm Meet to sign up for teams; games 1.30pm to 4.30pm Subject to teams

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Union Daze

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 12pm – 7pm After the Haze of the night before take advantage of our Union Daze. With our fantastic range of student bites and drinks deals all day what could be better than getting your friends together to rebuild the pieces of the night before. As ever our monster screen will be showing all the best in live sports action and with chilled out beats on the sound system JP’s University Bar and Grill is the best student base in town.

Aberdeen Ghost Walk

Meet at the Mercat Cross (Castle Gate) (See City Centre Map location #) Meet at 6.55pm for a 7pm Departure Tickets cost £6 each - Bought from the AUSA Reception, 2nd Floor, The Hub In the heart of Aberdeen, lies a dark and mysterious history dating back hundreds of years. Join us as we take a walk through the streets of this historic city, exploring events which seem to have left a ghostly footprint behind them. Expect tales of witches, trial and punishment, smuggling and famous battles!

AUSA Big Night In

The Hub (Campus Map location #4) & Hillhead Halls of Residence 7.30pm – 10pm Do you fancy just staying in and watching some top-notch comedy tonight? Well, be our guest, as we provide you with the chance to do just that! The Hub (For all Freshers) Playing: Best of British Comedy Night Hillhead (Adam Smith Common Room) Playing: Sex and the City

AUSA FRESHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL: Mystery Movie (Details to be Announced) Vue Cinema (See City Centre Map location #32) 10.30pm - FREE ENTRY with AUSA Wristband

Mystery – Suspense – Thrills -and that’s before you have seen the film, Screening cool new movies before their release date but with an element of surprise. You will be in the dark till details are released on www.ausa.org.uk on September 10th. To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com

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Coffee & Jazz @ Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee Shop, 208 Union Street 8.30pm – 11pm - FREE ENTRY (Tickets are available from the AUSA reception, 2nd Floor, The Hub - Campus Map location #4) If crazy nights on the town aren’t your thing, then why not join us for a relaxing evening of coffee and jazz? Treat yourself to a delicious coffee and cakes whilst you soak up the quirky tunes of a local jazz band – the perfect opportunity to mingle with other like-minded students, play some games, and chill out!

School Disco Vs Traffic Light Party - BEEP BEEP! JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 8pm – 1am

Seen someone you like at University? Now is the chance to show them that you’re keen! Come wearing something green if you’re up for it, yellow if you’re thinking about it and red if you’re a no-go zone. If you don’t have any of those crazy colours in your wardrobe never fear, the Capitol will be on hand to make sure your relationship needs are met. Tonight is the night to make some good friends, and maybe more for the lucky ones!! With yet again great drinks deals and brilliant tunes this may well be the night to make up for all those horrendous singers from Karaoke Factor the night before!!!

Tiger High

Tiger Tiger (See City Centre Map location #31) Doors open 10pm – 3am What were your memories of school? P.E. in the rain, glaring eyes in the showers…or maybe that was just us! Anyway, one thing that everyone loved about school was the disco!! All the best playground beats will soundtrack the festivities as you and your new found buddies jostle about on the dance floor to some serious infectious pop music. There’s no need to hang outside the off-licence as Tiger has 5 fully operational bars with drinks deals running all night for you to enjoy!

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SATURDAY26TH Nessie Hunt

Loch Ness Departing from outside The Hub at 8am Prompt Tickets £34 (available from the AUSA reception on Floor 2 of The Hub - See Campus Map location #4) Departing from Aberdeen at 8am, you will be coached off to meet Loch Ness guru Tony Harmsworth who has given tours to minor royalty: so feel lucky, proud and slightly blue-blooded!! His acclaimed 5 – star tour will take in the Loch Ness beach, a multimedia expert presentation featuring archive footage, and a picturesque boat trip across the Loch to the scenic Urquhart Caste. From the castle you will be ushered towards the prehistoric burial chamber and standing stones. Not one for the faint – hearted or those afraid of ghosts! This really is the ultimate tour of Loch Ness and is not to be missed! Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the day!

Whisky & Castle Tour

Ballindalloch Castle & Glenfiddich Distillery Departing from outside The Hub at 9am Prompt Tickets £17 (available from the AUSA reception on Floor 2 of The Hub See Campus Map location #4) In this amazing trip, two of Scotland’s finest exports come together in perfect harmony - whisky and castles! No-one brews a single malt like the Scots, and considering we drink so much of it, our castles look pretty good too! After departing Aberdeen you will be taken out to the beautiful Speyside countryside before arriving at the legendary Glenfiddich Distillery. Here you will be given a grand tour and get the opportunity to speak to whisky experts. You can even sample a few of the amazing whiskies from the distillery. After the drams have been sampled, it’s off to the mind-blowing Ballindalloch Castle, where you will be free to roam and indulge your senses in its splendour!! The castle also houses picturesque grounds that are begging to be explored. Finally, it’s off to visit the home of the Glenlivet Distillery, which boasts

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a number of awards from the Spirit and Wine awards. See why this is one of Scotland’s best by seeing how the whisky is made and sampling some yourself! Bring a packed lunch or buy something from Ballindalloch Castle Tea Room to keep you going throughout the day as meals are not included.

Saturday and Sunday Amusement Park Offer CODONA’S Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach Park Opening Times 11am-6pm

An All-Day Wristband for better than Half Price!! All Day Wristband Special Price: £4.99 Blow away the cobwebs of last night and find some fun this weekend at Aberdeen’s legendary Codona’s Amusement Park. Show your wristband at the ticket desk to get an all day Codona’s wristband for only £4.99 (does not include food). This is a MUST for all thrill seekers. You’ll get all day use of brand new ride The Galleon, The White Water Log Flume, The Looping Star Rollercoaster, Waltzers plus many other great rides including the 100ft Grampian Eye with spectacular views over Aberdeen. So why not finish your Freshers’ Week with the most fun you can have with your clothes on?!

Union Daze/Soccer Saturday

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 12pm – 7pm Join us, Jeff Stelling, Charlie Nicholas, Paul Merson, Rodney Marsh, and the rest of the Soccer Saturday gang as we settle in to enjoy all the weekend’s action. Watch live matches and updates on our big screens all day, and don’t forget our drinks deals and student bites are available all day. So come along to the best student base in town.

Cocktails and Kilts

JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 7pm – 3am Have you ever wondered what is under a real Scotsman’s Kilt? Well it’s his cocktail… Enough of the jokes lets get serious for a minute, cocktails and kilts is what happens when sex in the city and Kanye West get together with the cast and crew of Braveheart. With a distinctly Scottish flavour (well it’s in Scotland anyway) this night will have you sipping Manhattans while getting down to the biggest RnB/hip-hop/urban tunes this side of the Atlantic. And of course, in keeping with the generous Scottish nature, JP’s University Bar and Grill drinks deals will be running all night.

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Freshers’ Fling

The Priory (See City Centre Map location #16) 6pm - Midnight Tickets £6 on sale at AUSA Reception, 2nd Floor, The Hub (See Campaus Map location #4), at the Freshers’ Fayres and also at Halls of Residence during Move-In Weekend Have you just left school? Did you enjoy your leaving ball? Well we go one step further and offer you a ball to remember in Freshers’ Week. Who says you have to wait until the end of something to celebrate in style. The Freshers’ Fling is the ball to start all balls. Celebrate in style to say farewell to an amazing freshers week, party with your friends and start the year with a bang. Champagne reception is from 6:00pm till 7:30pm in JP’s University Bar & Grill so make sure you get your free glass of Champagne before heading to The Priory for the Ceilidh from 8:00pm. Food and a DJ set will be provided during the interval. All of this can be yours from as little as £6. Tickets will be sold separately from the wristbands as all money goes to Charity. Tickets sold at the AUSA reception second floor of the Hub or just ask your nearest Freshers’ Volunteer. Further information go to the AUSA website, www.ausa.org.uk So, start the ball rolling...it’s your Freshers’ Fling, what will you make of it?

I Love The Priory

The Priory (See City Centre Map location #16) 10pm - 2am FREE ENTRY FOR ALL - PRIORITY QUEUE WITH ENTS WRISTBAND Love Students, Love The Priory. Simples! Once you’ve finished reeling and jigging at the Freshers’ Fling, normal service resumes in the Priory - top tunes, low prices and one of the best Saturday nights you’ll have ever had! Get ready to throw some shapes and hopefully catch a glimpse of that hotty you spotted earlier in the week. Freshers’ Week is nearly at an end, but don’t despair as this is the big one! Do things the wrong way round - head to The Priory before you need rehab! A former church, The Priory is the ideal place to be come the early hours of Sunday morning!

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SUNDAY27TH The Sunday Social - Quiz Meal Deal JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 6pm – 9pm (Open from Noon)

What do you mean halls don’t do an evening meal on a Sunday?! Don’t Panic folks JP’s University Bar & Grill is calling all brain boxes, sports fanatics and hungry students! If you want to have the opportunity to test your mental prowess, then get your friends together and come along to our very own AUSA pub quiz. There’s no quiz quite like it in Aberdeen! Here’s where the best minds of our generation come together to make merry and have a great time, and if that’s is not enough there’s also great prizes and tasty food to accompany this mind warping event. Don’t worry, the good people at JP’s University Bar and Grill haven’t forgotten all you sports fans with live sport on the big screens all day.

The Live Lounge - Battle of the Bands Unplugged JP’s University Bar & Grill (See City Centre Map location # 1) 9pm – midnight

A host of the best live and local student bands will be battling it out in true Jo Whiley, Live Lounge fashion. After two covers and two original tracks who will be crowned Aberdeen University’s Live Lounge Champion?

Dirty Disco’s Final Fling - Mighty Boosh - DJ Naboo Pearl Lounge (See City Centre Map location #7) 10pm – 3am

Well it’s almost over... Don’t cry, though, as we’ve saved the best ‘till last in the form of DJ Naboo, from The Mighty Boosh!! Naboo and Bolo have taken time away from their busy life on the Shaman council and running the Nabootique store to give you the best night of your Freshers’ Week yet!! DJ Naboo will be blasting out the best shaman tunes all night to keep you rocking ‘till you finally have to go to lectures. With loads of fab prizes and drinks deals all night what better way could there be to round off your Freshers’ Week 2009?

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OTHER OFFERS AVAILABLE WITH THE AUSA FRESHERS’ WRISTBAND! Codona’s Event details as listed in the Entertainment Guide from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of Freshers’ Week. Hop on the number 14A Bus and take it almost all the way to their front door where they will greet you with open arms and a bowling ball. Check out their website for more amusing details about the amusement park et al. at www.codonas.com Transition Extreme is our local venue for adrenalin packed afternoons. They are proud owners of the UK’s finest indoor skatepark with a 9.5ft deep keyhole bowl, 60ft mini ramp with over-vert section and love seat and much more. Drop in and take up the challenge – SKATEBOARD, BMX, INLINE. Transition Extreme’s climbing wall suits all skill levels and is the highest wall in the North East. There are over 100 routes of all grades

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and your bum will look pretty sweet in the safety equipment you get to wear… wink wink! TE are offering you the chance to try either option with a friend and get a sweet ‘2 for 1’ deal on climbing and skate sessions. For more information, you can find their details at www.transition-extreme.com The Lemon Tree is ideal for Freshers who are into live music and/or the dramatic arts. Pop along for some chilled out evenings of grooving and being entertained! (See City Centre Map location #27) OFFERS: International Guitar Night - Thu 24 September, Wristband offer £5 entry Bright Black - Fri 25 & Sat 26 September, Wristband offer £2.50 entry His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen’s world-renowned Theatre. Over 100 years old, HMT plays host to some of the best in touring and West-End muscials, plays and performing arts. With plush seating and gold and marble a-plenty, why not treat yourself to a night at the theatre once in a while? See them at the Freshers’ Fayres and become a Friend! (See City Centre Map location #11) Book at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

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HMT OFFER: Rain Man - Freshers for £10 Tuesday, Wednesday (both shows), Thursday with AUSA Wristbands (subject to availability) Rain Man is a funny, touching and heart-warming story, adapted for the stage from the 1988 Oscar-winning movie which famously paired Dustin Hoffman with Tom Cruise. VUE Cinema is treating our Freshers to free late night films from Monday to Friday of Freshers’ Week! They have been wheeling and dealing to get you special preview screenings of the hottest upcoming films and a couple student classics! Check out the listing in this guide and in the What’s On section of www.ausa.org.uk for more details on the films available and flash your wristband for free entry! For more information about VUE’s regular showing times please visit www.myvue.com See City Centre Map location #32)

Other Events! Give it a Go

Give it a go – go on, you know you want to! If you’ve ever wanted to try out drama, dance, juggling, journalism, singing, or even radio presenting, these are some of the things you can ‘Give it a Go’. Don’t want to turn up and know no-one? Not sure if you want to join a society quite yet? These events are especially catered for first-timers so if you’re worried about being less experienced than others, don’t! Fret ye not!! Come along to

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one of the Give it a Go sessions, and see what they’re all about! – you can even get a free yo-yo! For more information go to www.ausa.org.uk or look in your Give it a Go handbook.

Be Safe!! AUSA advise all students to keep their wits about them.

Make sure you catch official taxis and take note of the company name in case you lose anything. Don’t try and walk home. Keep some money aside to guarantee your safety. AUSA will make every effort to ensure you are safe in Aberdeen.

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7pm - 9pm ALL DAY 6.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 9.30pm - 3am ALL DAY 2, 3 & 4pm 6.30pm & 7.30pm 7pm 6pm - 9pm 9pm - 12pm 10pm - 2am

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Aberdeen Local Students’ Welcome Move-In Weekend Welcome to Halls Where You From? Moving In Madness Move-In Weekend Garden Tours Welcome to Halls Welcome to Halls The Sunday Social - Quiz Meal Deal The Hustle The Official Welcome Party -Dirty Disco - BBC Radio One’s Kissy Sell Out Official University of Aberdeen Freshers’ Welcome (Surnames A-M) Campus Tours International Students’ Drop-in Session International Study Abroad and Exchange Orientation Erasmus and European Students Official University of Aberdeen Freshers’ Welcome (Surnames N-Z) Aberdeen University Fayre Union Daze Uni Survival Session AUSA Big Night In Born In the 80’s UV 90’s Neon Rave @ Vodka Island AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 1: Juno AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 2: Mystery Movie Aberdeen Ghost Walk Fun On The Pitches: AUSA Sports Fayre Freshers’ Cafe On The Lawn Visit to Aberdeen Football Club for International Students Bagel Brunch Union Daze D’Oh-nuts! AUSA’s Big Night In Baywatch Beach Party Baywatch Foam Party AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 3: Slumdog Millionaire AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 4: Mystery Movie Walking Tour of Aberdeen City Centre Fun On The Pitches: AUSA Societies Fayre

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Arts Lecture Theatre Leaving from The Hub Reception Global Hub, 1st Floor, The Hub KCG7 Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Theatre 1 Arts Lecture Theatre AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields JP’s University Bar & Grill New King’s 6 The Hub JP’s University Bar & Grill Tiger Tiger Vue Cinema Vue Cinema Meet at Mercat Cross, Castlegate AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields Meet in front of King’s College Chapel, High Street University Chaplaincy, High Street JP’s University Bar & Grill Hillhead Halls Cafe The Hub & Hillhead Halls JP’s University Bar & Grill The Priory Vue Cinema Vue Cinema Meet in front of King’s College Chapel, High Street AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields

Codonas Crombie-Johnston & Hillhead Halls, Airport & Train Station Hillhead Games Hall JP’s University Bar & Grill Liquid Crombie-Johnston & Hillhead Halls, Airport & Train Station From The Hub Reception Hillhead Games Hall Crombie-Johnston Dining Hall JP’s University Bar & Grill JP’s University Bar & Grill Pearl Lounge

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Thursday 24th

Union Daze Diversity Night AUSA’s Big Night In Trash Goes Pop! Trash - Featuring BBC Radio One’s Tim Westwood AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 5: Twilight AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 6: Mystery Movie LGBT Night @ Touch Aberdeen Ghost Walk Welcome and Information Session for International Students BSc Welcome MA Orientation: What You Must Know To Get Started With Your Degree 2.30pm - 3.30pm MA Orientation: What You Must Know To Get Started With Your Degree 12pm - 2pm Bagel Brunch 11am - 1am International & European Students Mini-Freshers’ Fayre 12pm - 7pm Union Daze 1pm - 10pm 99p Day at the Beach 12.30pm - 3.30pm Halls Summer Social 1pm - 5pm Scottish Culture Day 7pm - Midnight Karaoke Factor! 7.30pm - 10pm AUSA’s Big Night In 10pm - 2am AUSA Presents Radio One’s Nihal 10pm AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 7: Braveheart 10.30pm AUSA Freshers’ Film Festival - Screening 8: Wall-E 10am - 12pm International Students’ Drop-in Session 10am - 6pm Adventure Golf Party 1pm International Five-A-Side Football Competition 12pm - 7pm Union Daze 6.55pm Aberdeen Ghost Walk 7.30pm - 10pm AUSA’s Big Night In 8.30pm - 11pm Coffee & Jazz @ Starbucks 8pm - 1am School Disco Vs Traffic Light Party - BEEP BEEP! 9pm - 3am Tiger High 8am Nessie Hunt, Loch Ness Tour 9am Whisky & Castle Tour 11am - 6pm Amusement Park Wristband Offer 12pm -7pm Union Daze/Soccer Saturday 7pm - 1am Cocktails & Kilts 7pm - Midnight Freshers’ Fling 10pm - 3am I Love The Priory 6pm - 9pm The Sunday Social - Quiz Meal Deal 9pm - Midnight The Live Lounge - Battle of the Bands Unplugged 10pm - 3am Dirty Disco’s Final Fling - Mighty Boosh - DJ Naboo

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Arts Lecture Theatre University Chaplaincy, High Street James McKay Hall, King’s College Conference Centre JP’s University Bar & Grill Codona’s Amusement Park , Aberdeen Beach Crombie Library & Adam Smith TV Lounge, Hillhead AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields JP’s University Bar & Grill The Hub & Hillhead Halls Pearl Lounge Vue Cinema Vue Cinema GLobal Hub, 1st Floor The Hub Codona’s Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach All-weather Pitch by King’s Pavillion JP’s University Bar & Grill Meet at Mercat Cross, Castlegate The Hub & Hillhead Halls (Adam Smith TV Lounge) Starbucks Coffee Shop, 208 Union Street JP’s University Bar & Grill Tiger Tiger Depart from The Hub Depart from The Hub Codona’s Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach JP’s University Bar & Grill JP’s University Bar & Grill The Priory The Priory JP’s University Bar & Grill JP’s University Bar & Grill Pearl Lounge

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JP’s University Bar & Grill University Chaplaincy, High Street The Hub & Hillhead Halls JP’s University Bar & Grill Tiger Tiger Vue Cinema Vue Cinema Touch, Justice Mill Lane Meet at Mercat Cross, Castlegate King’s College Conference Centre Auditorium Arts Lecture Theatre Arts Lecture Theatre


Freshers' Week 2009 - Ents Guide  

A guide to all the events happening for Freshers' Week 2009 at Aberdeen University

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