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WELCOME TO FRESHERS’ WEEK 2010! 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 and new events added all the time! 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 - CITY CENTRE MAP LOCATION #1

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.


LIQUID & ENVY - CITY CENTRE MAP LOCATION #2

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 hosting the Sports & Societies 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! Wristband wearers are also subject to capacity and age restrictions please take Driving Licence or Passport - you MUST be 18 or over to get in! - as non-bearers are.

KOROVA - CITY CENTRE MAP LOCATION #3 Spread over three levels with a bar and club, you might find yourself spending the whole night here. Korova is AUSA’s Official Freshers’ Week Alternative Venue - 3 venues in 1! Plenty of choice in music style and entertainments ensure that all tastes are covered thie Freshers’ Week. Sorted!

FW VOLUNTEERS

Look out for our Freshers’ Week volunteers at AUSA events and around campus all week. These Freshers’ Week veterans are easy to spot with their t-shirts and big smiles, they will be around all week to share their vast experience of life at Aberdeen University! From how to get to Liquid, where the best freebies are or making sure you get home safely, our volunteers will make sure you have an amazing Freshers’ Week.

FRESHERS’ WEEK 2010 ENTERTAINMENTS 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 2010 ENTS WRISTBAND is the best and most affordable way to enjoy as much - or as little - of the funpacked week we have lined up. You get: FREE ENTRY, Q-JUMP to ALL FW late night events(subject to capacity & age) AND, what’s more - we’re throwing in a FREE BUS HOME from each Liquid & Korova! That’s 9 NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT AND TRANSPORT HOME for £30! These wristbands will be on sale at Crombie-Johnston and Hillhead Halls - AND at Butchart Centre on University Road - the Centre of the Student Universe (on Campus!) - but be quick - there are a limited number and they sell fast! note - ROAR = rights of admission reserved - ie club’s word is final!


Please also be reminded that entry to each venue is subject to proof of age (passport or driving licence) and that management retain the right to refuse entry. All venues use SIA accredited door staff who are very helpful - so you should have no problems!

TRANSPORT

Worried about how to get home from all of our fantastic Freshers’ Week events? Fear not! A transport link will be running from both 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. If you think you may forget where your new home is - take a card with your new address with you on a night out - it may help taxi drivers at the end of the night - or new-found friends when you lose the power of speech!

BUTCHART CENTRE & ALFIE’S CAFE

Butchart Centre 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. or why not grab a coffee and a ‘fine piece’ ( a snack or treat!) and chill out with mates? A game of pool? Watch telly? Listen to Aberdeen Student Radio? The AUSA reception is open from 9am-9pm, Monday – Friday. (See Campus Map location #1) During Freshers’ Week there will be special events going on in Butchart for everyone - including a stage featuring the best in student music, dance and performance - why not check out the talent?! There’s also the Pyramid Poster Sale in the Small Hall - grab some bargains while they last and brighten up your halls’ walls with your favourite film star or why not a cheeky poster?

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 each evening from 10pm Mon- Fri. (See City Centre Map location #32) For more info on Vue cinema visit www.myvue.com At the time of going to press, the confirmed titles and timings were not available for the Freshers’ Film Festival, so please check www.ausa.org.uk/freshers10, our Facebook Group - Aberdeen Freshers’ Week 2010 or follow @ausafreshers on twitter for uptodate info

CODONA’S AMUSEMENT PARK

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 ever-popular 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 blue 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 events within this book that mention the wristband - for more info about your AUSA Freshers’ Wristband or just visit www.ausa.org.uk/freshers10

TRANSITION EXTREME

On top of those fantastic offers within the listings, we’re also delighted to have partnered with Transition Extreme - our local venue for adrenaline 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 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. Please contact Transition Extreme in advance to check if you require instruction.

CITYMOVES DANCE AGENCY

Finally - we’ve also teamed up with Citmoves Dance Agency (City Centre Map Location #12) to offer Freshers a free dance class at Citymoves. Class (subject to maximum class numbers), or a voucher for a class will be available on presentation of the wristband. Citymoves is the dance agency for North East Scotland, and runs a wide variety of inclusive dance classes for people of all ages and abilities, from beginners to professional, including ballet, tap, jazz, creative, contemporary, traditional and world dances and health and wellbeing classes. More info and class timetable at: www.danceaberdeen.org.uk


SATURDAY 18th 0900 - 2000

MOVE-IN WEEKEND Airport, Train Station, Halls of Residence 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!

1200 - 1700

CHARITIES CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA Hillhead / Crombie-Johnston Halls One big party on the lawn to kick off the best week of your lives!!! Music, Marquees, Munch and most probably the best afternoon banter Aberdeen has to offer. With a BBQ and music from Aberdeen Student Radio!

1800 - 2000

MUNCH MUNCH JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Munch Munch.... MMmmm just like the honey monster we figure that after travelling all day you’ll be HUNGRY! That’s why there’s an all-youcan-eat FREE buffet laid out for you at Aberdeen’s No1 student bar - JPs University Bar & Grill - so head down, munch on - but remember to leave some room for the night ahead’s festivities and you might land a bit of HONEY!

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WHERE YOU FROM?

2000 - 0100

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 It’s your first night at Uni, so what better way to spend the evening than heading along to what is an Aberdeen University tradition “Where you from?” night?! This is the kick off night at JP’s University Bar and Grill, one of the Aberdeen University Students’ Association’s Official Freshers’ Week partners. Where you from? Is where students get the chance to mingle in style get merry and 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 “?

THE UNOFFICIAL WELCOME PARTY

2130 - 0300

Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 Welcome to Aberdeen - Welcome to Liquid! Aberdeen’s BIGGEST Saturday Night out, 3 Rooms of all your favorite tunes! Liquid offers up the coolest RnB, Chart, Dance and House. Envy is where the party’s at with cheesy tunes, pop anthems and sing along classics! Start as you mean to go on! – Featuring a Live TV Film Crew! Get on TV! Drinks Promo’s all night. ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

KOROVA

2130 - 0300

Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Dance Anthems Floor 2 – Rock Night Floor 3 – Indie Pop ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

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SUNDAY 19th 0800 - 1700

AUSS (ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY) - INTERNATIONAL FUN DAY Duthie Park, Riverside Drive - FREE The International Fun day is a partnership event between the Lions Club, AUSS and the British Society. Over 30 different ethnic groups residing in Aberdeen gather in Duthie Park to present their cultures. There is an ongoing programme the whole day; with games, dances, foods and much more!

0900 - 2000

MOVE-IN WEEKEND Airport, Train Station, Halls of Residence 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!

1200 - 1700

CHARITIES CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA Hillhead / Crombie-Johnston Halls One big party on the lawn to kick off the best week of your lives!!! Music, Marquees, Munch and most probably the best afternoon banter Aberdeen has to offer. With a BBQ and music from Aberdeen Student Radio!

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SUNDAY SOCIAL FRESHERS’ BIG FAT QUIZ 2010 PART ONE

1800 - 2000 Open @ noon

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 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! Test your mental prowess - get your friends together and come along to our very own AUSA pub quiz ( Starts 6.30pm ). 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 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.

JP’S INTRODUCING...

2000 - 0100

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 JP’s Introducing is the one night of Freshers’ you just can’t afford to miss! - “WHY?” You ask surly - “you’re just talking through your giant blow hole trying to sell me your dreams of unicorns and small beasts called Dave!” NAY GOOD SIR! Let me tell you why - back 2009 JP’s threw one hell of a sexy surprise with a bevy of live performances throughout a week we will never forget with BBC RADIO ONE’s KISSY SELLOUT performing live and TIM WESTWOOD & NIHAL popping in to spin the desks .. What sexy treat’s store for 2010?...

OFFICIAL WELCOME PARTY

2130 - 0200

Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 You’ve seen them perform live in JP’s now come along and watch them rip up the dancefloor on the wheels of steel as we welcome a guest DJ for the night! With the likes of Kissy Sellout last year, 2010 promises to deliver bigger and better! 3 Rooms of the biggest tunes as we officially welcome you to Aberdeen! Drinks Promo’s All Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

KOROVA EARLY XMAS PARTY

2130 - 0200

Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Funky House Floor 2 – RnB & Hip Hop Floor 3 – Early Xmas Party with Santa and loads of free presents for all! ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions REMEMBER & CHECK www.ausa.org.uk & FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES & NEW EVENTS!


MONDAY 20th 1000 & 1200

CAMPUS TOURS Start at The Hub - Campus Map Location #22 Where can you buy a pint (of milk)? Where can you go to hang out with my new found friends? Where can you find a University PC? Get to know all the campus knooks and crannies on our campus tours. So book your place early at www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/welcome/tours/

1000 - 1600

INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN STUDENT DROP-IN SESSION Global Hub - Campus Map Location #22 Drop-in and have a chat with our International Student Advisers and the Students’ Association Information and Advice Service (please note this is not a formal presentation, please come at a time to suit you).

1030 & 1130

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN FRESHERS’ WELCOME Arts Lecture Theatre - Campus Map location #10 If your surname falls within A-M come to the session at 10.30am If your surname falls within N-Z come to the session at 11.30am This is your official Aberdeen University Welcome. It’s your opportunity to meet the Principal Prof Ian Diamond, 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.

1100 - 1400

UNIVERSITY FAYRE AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields - Campus Map Location #24 Do you have a burning question about your classes? Do you want 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? The University Fayre is the perfect opportunity to ask all your academic questions, so the rest of your university career is smooth sailing! Pop along to the University Fayre to set yourself up for a successful year (or 4) at Uni.

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WELL-FAYRE – AUSA WELFARE 1100 - 1400 AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields - Campus Map Location #24 A brand new AUSA event to Fresher’s Week and what a way to kick start Fresher’s Week, the Well-Fayre is being held in conjunction with the University Fayre and is here to cover your accommodation queries, sexual health questions, provide healthy eating options and tips for avoiding any stress and anxiety as well as much more!

CLIMATE CHANGE FAYRE AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields - Campus Map Location #24

1100 - 1400

The best start you could possibly make at university! Come along to meet organisations that can help you save money, eat good food and travel cheaply (and help the planet at the same time!) Learn about all the exciting events, activities and workshops that the AUSA’s Climate Change Project has planned for the year and get information about voluntary positions that can help improve your CV!

INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE ORIENTATION

1100

KCG7 - Campus Map Location #20 Information specifically for International Study Abroad and Exchange students (North America, Hong Kong and Japan)

MOUTHFUL MONDAYS - CHEESE BURGER PLATTER

1200 - 2000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Every Monday from noon to 8pm. Jeez, even I’m skited at the idea of that tasty treat and with the return of Monday night football too! What?! Don’t like football? Don’t stress JP’s has pool...music...air hockey... games machines...and hot staff - just enjoy!

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1400 & 1500

UNI SURVIVAL SESSION New King’s 6 - Campus Map Location #27 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!!

1500

ERASMUS AND EUROPEAN STUDENTS Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Theatre 1 - Campus Map Location #5 Information specifically for ERASMUS and European students

VARIOUS

LIBRARY TOURS AND ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS Various venues throughout Freshers’ Week & beyond The Student Learning Service and the QML Library is presenting some master classes on getting the most out of your library and your academic life. Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/undergraduates/workshops/ for a list of times and dates and how to get stuck in!

2000

INTER-HALL TOURNAMENT KICK OFF Hillhead This year it is serious! Compete against other Halls in the University winning points for every event you take part in for your flat, block and Hall. The more you take part in and the more you win the better the points. Various prizes throughout the year for the highest scores. Can you hack the pace?

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THE HUSTLE

2100 - 0000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Voted year after year as the fresher’s 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 Play station 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 2010/11.

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

2130 - 0200

Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 Now written into University lore, it’s a right of passage for new Uni Presidents to undertake the ritual humiliation of University Challenge in Fresher’s week. AU Presidents Vs RGU Presidents Live on Stage! It’s going to be messy!!! Make sure you support your Presidents and your Uni Drinks Promo’s All Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

KOROVA

2130 - 0200

Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Mixed House & Electro Floor 2 – Chill Out Zone – Funky Soul Floor 3 – Sports Day, games and prizes in Korova Klub ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

AUSA FRESHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL Vue Cinema - City Centre Map Location #32

2200

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 To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com ** FREE ENTRY WITH AUSA WRISTBAND ** REMEMBER & CHECK www.ausa.org.uk & FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES & NEW EVENTS!


TUESDAY 21st 1000 & 1200

CAMPUS TOURS Start at The Hub - Campus Map Location #22 Where can you buy a pint (of milk)? Where can you go to hang out with my new found friends? Where can you find a University PC? Get to know all the campus knooks and crannies on our campus tours. So book your place early at www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/welcome/tours/

1100 - 1500

FUN ON THE PITCHES: AUSA SPORTS FAYRE AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields - Campus Map Location #24 Disabled access from 1030 Wondered when all your freebies will start rolling in? They start right here, right now on one of the most freebie-filled days of your life, The Freshers’ Fayres! The Tuesday of Freshers’ Week plays host to the ever-increasing, all-encompassing 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 in Butchart so use this opportunity to get some cool pics to decorate your new pad. Expect inflatable fun throughout the day with a variety of inflatable games! 11:30 Meeting Spot, The Thinking Student (statue) in front of New Kings (See Campus Map location # ) 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. They will take you to the Fayre and show you the ropes! Planning on coming to the Societies Fayre tomorrow as well? For a sneaky preview of Wednesday’s Societies Fayre, check out some performances from some of our Arts societies on a stage in the Main Hall - at Butchart (Campus Map Location # ) beside Alfie’s Cafe - where their talents will shine for all to see!

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VISIT TO ABERDEEN FOOTBALL CLUB Kings College (High Street) at front of Chapel Campus Map Location #20

1100 depart

Due to limited availability you must book your place by emailing student.international@abdn.ac.uk with the name of the tour you want to take, your name, your Aberdeen University ID number (as shown on your offer letter and your mobile phone number. If you have difficulty climbing steps, walking long distances, or require guided assistance you should mention this on your email. Aberdeen Football Club was founded in 1903. The club has a long history of success, both within Scotland and Europe, with the 1980’s particularly being an era of unparalleled achievements. Once managed by Sir Alex Ferguson (of Manchester United fame). Aberdeen are in the Scottish Premier League and play teams such as Celtic and Rangers. Pittodrie was the first all-seated stadium in the UK. The visit will include seeing the pitch, dressing rooms and the boot room. For further information please visit www.afc.co.uk Please note due to limited availability you can choose to attend this event or the Aberdeen City Walking Tour. You will not be able to attend both tours

BAGEL BRUNCH University Chaplaincy – 25 High Street - Campus Map location #25

1200 - 1400

The University Chaplain invites you to come and chill out with a cuppa and some delicious (and free!) bagels.

LIBRARY TOURS AND ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS Various venues throughout Freshers’ Week & beyond The Student Learning Service and the QML Library is presenting some master classes on getting the most out of your library and your academic life. Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/undergraduates/workshops/ for a list of times and dates and how to get stuck in! To help you settle back into study. You can book online via www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/mature-direct/

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1200 - 2000

UNION DAZE JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 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.

1400 - 1800

GREEN SPACE ADVENTURE Hillhead What better way to recover from the previous nights festivities than coming on an adventure through the local green space constellation. Trust us, you will be extremely grateful of the knowledge of these hidden gems whenever you want to relax during the exam period or the student loan is running low and you are struggling to think of a cheap (but romantic) date. First stop - the stunning Seaton Park. Then on to the productive student vegetable garden where those late or lost souls can jump aboard about 3pm for the onward boost to the enchanting (almost) secret wildlife garden before going on to our friendly and green fingered neighbours Sunnybank Park. Don’t worry if you haven’t had time for breakfast - Aberdeen’s very own foraging expert will be taking up the passenger seat to point out all the edible free treats along the way.

1600 - 1800

MATURE STUDENT/ DIRECT ENTRANT WELCOME EVENT Linklater Room - Campus Map location #19 In any environment it’s important to have a supportive network of friends. Meeting with other mature students or direct entrants will provide you with a support base as they will understand the unique pressures that you may encounter, such as balancing study with family or work commitments. This fun wine and nibbles event is for all new mature and direct entrant students to the University of Aberdeen. Come along and meet not just some like minded new students (who are probably feeling just as nervous you!) but also some of our existing mature or direct entrant students who are about to embark upon their next year of studies and who will have some great advice.

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CAPOEIRA SOCIETY - CAPOEIRA WEEK

1900 - 2200

MacRobert 614 - Campus Map location #8 - FREE This is an opportunity for everyone to experience the Capoeira art. The main goal of this training week is to show you the different aspects of the Capoeira art such as fight, dance, music and history. You will participate in a typical class of Capoeira which will begin with a warmup and practice of basic movements and it will end with a “roda”.

GHOST WALK - ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY STORYTELLING SOCIETY

1900 - 2000

Outside New Kings - Campus Map Location #27 £1.00 It’s not only the temperature that chills you in Aberdeen; spend an hour with our Story-Tellers as they lead you around this haunted city, followed by refreshments. Join the Aberdeen University Story-Telling Society on the ever popular Ghost Walk, discovering the eerie past of Kings College Quad, the Snow Kirk graveyard, St Machar’s Cathedral, and the Lady McRobert Memorial Garden. Not forgetting the University… Hopefully, it will whet your appetite for good food and more stories!

BIG VIRTUAL NIGHT IN Hillhead Games Hall

1930 - 2100

You need stamina to stand up to the competition! Challenge your fellow hall mates to an energy charged marathon session of Wii, Dance mats and have lots of fun. The University Sports and Exercise Team will be helping out – so no cheating! You can also win points for your hall to contribute towards the Inter-Hall Tournament.

AU CHRISTIAN UNION - ACCOUSTIC NIGHT

1930 - 2300

Blue Lamp, Gallowgate - FREE Come along for an evening of chilled out music at the blue lamp, meet different people, hear about what going on around Aberdeen, absolutely everyone welcome. Either catch the 20 bus into town or people will be at Hillhead at 6.45 and the hub at 7 (approx) to walk there.

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2000 - 0200

ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SOCIETIES NIGHT OUT - A.U. LABOUR CLUB, A.U. LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, A.U. CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST ASSOCIATION AND THE A.U. SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS ASSOCIATION The Bobbin, King Street FREE Come for a night out with the political societies! For everyone who is a member or interested in joining one of the university’s political clubs; come along to The Bobbin pub to meet other members of the political societies for a fun night out!

1930

ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIETY - ANTHROPOLOGY FRESHERS NIGHT OUT! The Old School House, Little Belmont Street (Off Belmont street) - City Centre Map Location #21 Are you Studying Anthropology? Or do you just want to know what Anthropology means? Then come along to meet your fellow Anthropologists for a night of fun, laughs and excitement!! If you are first year, you can meet us beforehand in front of the central building in Hillhead at 6.45pm.

2000 - 2230

AN EVENING OF JAZZ Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1 - FREE 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.

2000 - 0000 CLUB TROPICANA BEACH PARTY JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Club Tropicana drinks are free sun and sunshine there’s enough for everyone ... not here though, it IS Aberdeen folks! ... BUT we DO have one hell of a show for you starting at JPs beach party!

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BILLY BONGO’S WORLD FAMOUS BAYWATCH BIKINI BEACH & FOAM PARTY

2130 - 0200

Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 Welcome to Billy Bongo’s crazy world of foam, bikini’s, banana hammocks, beach balls and fishbowl cocktails. The BIGGEST Foam Party in Scotland and the wildest night of Freshers’ Week! Beach wear is essential, there is no escaping the foam! Okay well you could go upstairs to Envy but you know your mates will find you and drag you in anyway! 2 Massive Foam Blasters all for your pleasure! Drinks Promo’s All Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

KOROVA

2130 - 0200

Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – RnB & Hip Hop Floor 2 – Chill Out Zone – Piano Bar Floor 3 – Indie Pop ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

AUSA FRESHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL

2200

Vue Cinema - City Centre Map Location #32 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 To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com ** FREE ENTRY WITH AUSA WRISTBAND **

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WEDNESDAY 22nd 1000 & 1200

CAMPUS TOURS Start at The Hub - Campus Map Location #22 Where can you buy a pint (of milk)? Where can you go to hang out with my new found friends? Where can you find a University PC? Get to know all the campus knooks and crannies on our campus tours. So book your place early at www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/welcome/tours/

1000

WALKING TOUR OF ABERDEEN CITY CENTRE Kings College (High Street) at front of Chapel Campus Map Location #20 Due to limited availability you must book your place by emailing student. international@abdn.ac.uk with the name of the tour you want to take, your name, your Aberdeen University ID number (as shown on your offer letter and your mobile phone number. If you have difficulty climbing steps, walking long distances, or require guided assistance you should mention this on your email. This tour will take you around the city centre sights, and give you the chance to learn about the history and development of Aberdeen. It will also highlight shopping centres, supermarkets, the police station, bus and train station and tourist information among others. The tour is a great opportunity to get acquainted with Aberdeen City. Please note due to limited availability you can choose to attend this event or the Visit to Aberdeen Football Club. You will not be able to attend both tours.

1100 - 1500

FUN ON THE PITCHES: AUSA SOCIETIES FAYRE AUSA Marquee, King’s Playing Fields - Campus Map Location #24 Disabled access from 1030 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 Kings Pitches and find out what University life is all about. With over 100 societies to join there’s guaranteed to be something that you’re interested in! And

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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 Zoology 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?? There’ll be more again today! 11:30am Meeting Spot, The Thinking Student (statue) in front of New Kings (See Campus Map location # ) 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 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!

LIBRARY TOURS AND ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS Various venues throughout Freshers’ Week & beyond The Student Learning Service and the QML Library is presenting some master classes on getting the most out of your library and your academic life. Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/undergraduates/workshops/ for a list of times and dates and how to get stuck in!

CREATIVE COOKING WORKSHOPS Hillhead

1100 - 1500

Whether you are arriving here not knowing the difference between boiling and baking a potato or you have years of observant home cookery master classes our creative cookery workshops have something for all. Come along to the Student Centre in Hillhead and get hands on experience and receive invaluable tips on eating well and healthily on a budget, using left over’s to make yummy dishes, cutting down on food waste and concocting beautiful delights from the odd bits and bobs in

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your cupboards.... we’ll need a hand eating the delicious treats we’ve made too, what a perfect way to prepare for your next evening of fun and games. Keep informed by having a look at the AUSA Climate Change Project website - www.ausa.org.uk/climatechange

1200 - 2000

WEDNESDAY WINGS DAY JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 It’s Wednesday and that means its JPs Wednesday Wings Day Platter Deal ... so tasty I would sell my soul to Simon Cowell himself for a piece of that tasty chicken, so if you’re hungry and not looking to sell your soul to the ego himself then head down and enjoy.

1800 - 2100

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1800 - 2100

DIVERSITY NIGHT - BY AUSA EQUAL OPPS Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1 - FREE Entry to this event is free so just turn up and let the entertainment begin! Variety is the spice of life and variety is the word tonight! You’ll be able to tuck into ethnic snacks, learn how to dance Salsa style as well as making some moves in a Scottish Country Dancing manner (perfect chance to practice for the Fresher’s Fling!) If that’s not enough to lure you in then there will also be an African drumming workshop. A great opportunity to find out about Aberdeen city, the University, and meet other like-minded students for some easy-going early evening banter.

IMPROV WORKSHOP - IMPROVISED THEATRE SOCIETY MacRobert 268 - Campus Map Location #8 - FREE Make up stories, characters, and scenes in a free three hour improvisation workshop. Improv teaches listening skills, spontaneity, and positivity, and it can be fascinating and hilarious to watch.

1930

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION His Majesty’s Theatre - City Centre Map #11 Tickets only £5 (+booking fee) for AUSA Wristband holders (subject to availability) from www.boxofficeaberdeen.com Following the success of The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None and Spider’s Web, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company is proud to present the next instalment in the highly acclaimed series, Christie’s undisputed masterpiece: Witness for the Prosecution.

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VIRTUAL BIG NIGHT IN

2000 - 2230

Hillhead Games Hall You need stamina to stand up to the competition! Challenge your fellow hall mates to an energy charged marathon session of Wii, Dance mats and have lots of fun. The University Sports and Exercise Team will be helping out – so no cheating! You can also win points for your hall to contribute towards the Inter-Hall Tournament.

JUST FOR A LAUGH - AUSA COMEDY SOCIETY

2000 - 2100

Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1 - FREE This is open to everyone; our main emphasis is on writing and performing comedy and this session will show read through’s and first performances of material that we’ve been preparing over summer. Feel free to come along and watch (or even participate).

HOUSE PARTY

2000 - 0000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 This is the bomb kids so get ready for the house party of your life JP’s likes to think of itself as mix of Van Wilder meets Skins and they don’t often fail so hold on tight and get ready for Beer Pong... Jelly Wrestling with JP’s very own BLU (he is 67 this year) and a whole host of other crazy shenanigans, and don’t forget to TOGA up as this is the JP’s House Party.

LITERARY CHARACTER FANCY DRESS PUB CRAWL - UOA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LINGUISTIC (ENGLL) SOCIETY

2030

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Come dressed as your favourite literary character as we sample some of the many pubs that Aberdeen has to offer! “Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.” Venture forth on a pub crawl dressed as your favourite literary character or author, and get to know your fellow English students, ably guided by the English Society (and a few drinks!).

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2130 - 0200

FRAT HOUSE TOGA PARTY!Li Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 Get your bed sheet on and get your Toga on! Aberdeen’s biggest Student night dedicates a night of fun and debauchery with games & giveaways as well as the JELLY WRESTLING RING! Who will be victorious? Who cares its wrestling in jelly, its gotta be fun! Wednesday night is the night to be out every week of the term! With VIP Lounge Access for Sports teams and Societies and the biggest names in music queuing up to please your ears. From Basshunter and Zane Lowe to the legend that is Calvin Harris. Drinks Promo’s All Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2130 - 0200

KOROVA Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Dance Floor 2 – RnB Floor 3 – Rock ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2200

AUSA FRESHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL Vue Cinema - City Centre Map Location #32 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 To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com ** FREE ENTRY WITH AUSA WRISTBAND **

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THURSDAY 23rd CAMPUS TOURS Start at The Hub - Campus Map Location #22

1000 & 1200

Where can you buy a pint (of milk)? Where can you go to hang out with my new found friends? Where can you find a University PC? Get to know all the campus knooks and crannies on our campus tours. So book your place early at www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/welcome/tours/

ADVENTURE GOLF PARTY Codona’s Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach

1000 - 1800

Half Price Golf! Come play with our balls! Why not come down and try out both of our 18-hole 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-ofthe-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 £2.99 per person for 1 round on either course or an amazing £4.99 for both courses! That’s better than half price, plus the chance to win a free round of golf!

WELCOME AND INFORMATION SESSION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS King’s College Conference Centre Auditorium Campus Map Location #21

1030 - 1100

The International Student Advisers will provide you with practical advice and information on living in Scotland.

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1100 - 1230

INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN STUDENTS’ MINI FRESHERS’ FAYRE James McKay Hall, King’s College Conference Centre - Campus Map Location #21 An opportunity to meet and speak to the International Student Advisers; Careers Service; Counselling Service; Information Technology; Joblink; Sport and Recreation Services; Students’ Association; Student Learning Service; and Grampian Police.

1100 - 1200

1100 - 1230

ACADEMIC WELCOME FOR NEW SCIENCE STUDENTS Arts Lecture Theatre - Campus Map Location #10 BAGEL BRUNCH Chaplaincy, High Street - Campus Map Location #25 Escape the chaos on campus and enjoy the tranquillity of the chaplaincy. Enjoy bagels too! Yum!

1300 - 1700

SCOTTISH CULTURE DAY AUSA Marquee on King’s Pitches - Campus Map Location #24 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 then why not come along and sample just what Scotland can offer!

1200 - 2000

UNION DAZE JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Washed off the jelly from the night before? Spent the night sleeping with no sheets because you made them into a toga? Well let’s get some grub in your tired little bellies, you know the drill...Wings, ribs, burgers, steaks, pasta blah blah look if you’re hungry go now!!

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MA DEGREE Arts Lecture Theatre - Campus Map Location #10

1300 & 1430

Please note you are free to choose which of the sessions that you would like to attend. The event comprises of a number of short presentation by senior members of University staff. The presentations are intended to help the 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 the students to fulfill all of their potential at Aberdeen University

LIBRARY TOURS AND ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS Various venues throughout Freshers’ Week & beyond The Student Learning Service and the QML Library is presenting some master classes on getting the most out of your library and your academic life. Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/undergraduates/workshops/ for a list of times and dates and how to get stuck in!

DRAMA WORKSHOP - CENTRE STAGE

1400 - 1600

Venue TBC - FREE Improvisation, games and acting skills. A taster of the workshops Centre Stage run every week, and your first chance to get involved in some drama with us. Come along and show us what you can do or, if you’re new to drama, come along and get shown how to do it.

LGBT WELCOMING PICNIC – AB-FAB SOCIETY

1400 - 1700

Meet @ The Hub - Campus Map Location #22 AB-FAB will be starting off the year with a meet and greet picnic in Seaton park. This is a relaxed way to get to know your fellow LGBT-ers. There will be a walking-bus from outside the Hub at 2pm going to the picnic location. Please bring food and drink!

GIVE JUGGLING A GO - JUGGLING SOCIETY

1700 - 2000

Elphinstone Lawn - Campus Map Location #19 Ever wanted to learn to juggle, spin poi, throw a diabolo or maybe breathe fire. Well the juggling society aim to teach you these skills. Come along and our tutors will show you the ropes talk you through the basics and hopefully get you performing. FREE REMEMBER & CHECK www.ausa.org.uk & FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES & NEW EVENTS!


1900 - 2100

AMNES TEASER - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NK7 (New King’s) - Campus Map Location #27 Stand up for human rights now and help protect people across the world. Want to make a real difference? Want to meet new people as enthusiastic about human rights as you are? Want to get active? Get up. Stand up. For human rights. Join the movement and be the change you want to see in the world. Give Amnesty a go!

1900 - 2200

CAPOEIRA WEEK – CAPOEIRA SOCIETY Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1 This is an opportunity for everyone to experience the Capoeira art. The main goal of this training week is to show you the different aspects of the Capoeira art such as fight, dance, music and history. You will participate in a typical class of Capoeira which will begin with a warmup and practice of basic movements and it will end with a “roda”.

1900 - 2030

TASTER SESSION - ABERDEEN REVELATION ROCKGOSPEL CHOIR MacRobert 055 - Campus Map Location #8 A relaxed session to sing some songs and have fun. The Taster Session is a chance for you to get to understand what we’re about, and to hopefully have some fun. It will be really relaxed, we’ll learn some easy songs, eat some haribo and have a laugh :) Everyone is welcome and there are no auditions!

1900 - 2030

REAL ALE SOCIETY PUB CRAWL - REAL ALE SOCIETY Hillhead central Building/St Machar Bar/Various 7:30pm at Hillhead or 8pm at the St Machar bar till 11:59pm A Pub Crawl for those who want to experience life beyond Liquid. So you’ve found where’s best for Karaoke, and the best place to dance the night away, but where do you get a real drink round here? Auras is here to show you, from the St Machar bar on Campus this tour takes in 7 of Aberdeen’s best bars for real beers.

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ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY FASHION SOCIETY FASHION OPENING

1900 - 2000

Meet outside Elphinstone Hall - Campus Map Location #19 FREE AUFS brings together a range students who make fashion interact with what we enjoy; gigs, socialising, gadgets, good films ..like The Inception ;) etc etc. We do these things with help from sponsors and discounts and use them as inspiration for creating portfolio of student fashionphotos and film. Come along & have fun!

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

1930

His Majesty’s Theatre - City Centre Map #11 Tickets only £5 (+booking fee) for AUSA Wristband holders (subject to availability) from www.boxofficeaberdeen.com Following the success of The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None and Spider’s Web, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company is proud to present the next instalment in the highly acclaimed series, Christie’s undisputed masterpiece: Witness for the Prosecution.

LOVE MUSIC HATE HOMOPHOBIA (LMHH)

2000 - 0000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 Get ready for a vibrant night of live musicians, singers and DJs in a celebrateion of the love of music and diversity - guaranteed it will be a great night of live music! Love Music Hate Homophobia (LMHH) stands in the same tradition of the Rock Against Racism movement of the late 1970s, and was born from Love Music Hate Racism. LMHH seeks to alert people to the issues surrounding homophobia, whilst enjoying the best in live music.

CYCLE TOUR OF ABERDEEN Corner of Elphinstone Lawn - Campus Map Location #19 Come and explore the cycling friendly streets of Aberdeen! beCyCle, Aberdeen’s bicycle collective, have a team of experts ready to show you around town and answer any questions you have about cycling in Aberdeen. The hour long ride is open to all abilities and will be a chance to relax, get some fresh air, learn a bit about Aberdeen and get a taste of beCyCle’s fortnightly cycling adventures. Everyone is welcome, just please do be sure to have working lights! Pop along to the BeCyCle workshop at 34 Don Street on Wednesday between 1pm and 6pm and you can borrow a bike for a couple of days or for the entire year!

2100


2130 - 0200

FILTHY NASTY Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 We welcome the cream of the UK’s DJ Talent from World Famous Radio 1. While they are whipping up a musical frenzy we are having a UV Bubble party as well. So get out the glow sticks and neon paints and go crazy!! Drinks promo’s all night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2130 - 0200

KOROVA - MAD HATTER’S PARTY Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Funk & Soul Floor 2 – Live & Unplugged Acoustic Music Floor 3 – Mad Hatter’s Party, prizes for Crazy Headwear ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2200

AUSA FRESHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL Vue Cinema - City Centre Map Location #32 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 To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com ** FREE ENTRY WITH AUSA WRISTBAND **

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FRIDAY 24th CAMPUS TOURS Start at The Hub - Campus Map Location #22

1000 & 1200

Where can you buy a pint (of milk)? Where can you go to hang out with my new found friends? Where can you find a University PC? Get to know all the campus knooks and crannies on our campus tours. So book your place early at www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/welcome/tours/

INTERNATIONAL MONEY ADVICE WORKSHOP Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Theatre 2 - Campus Map Location #5

1100 - 1200

Join us for a practical advice workshop on how to make the most of your money. The workshop offers further information on how to plan a budget, making the most of your finances and ways to increase your income.

LIBRARY TOURS AND ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS Various venues throughout Freshers’ Week & beyond The Student Learning Service and the QML Library is presenting some master classes on getting the most out of your library and your academic life. Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/undergraduates/workshops/ for a list of times and dates and how to get stuck in!

2-4-1 FRIDAYS

1200 - 2000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 TFI Friday that’s why at JPs University Bar & Grill every Friday is 2-4-1 on main meals... So gather your friends around (unless you’re planning on eating two meals) and head down to JP’s were you can get your gums around there famous wings, ribs and burgers!

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1300 - 1630

INTERNATIONAL FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL COMPETITION All Weather Pitch by King’s Pavilion - Campus Map Location #23 A fun competition available to all - budding footballers or enthusiastic novices alike. Please arrive for 1pm when participants will be organised into teams. Games begin from 1.30pm. Please note footwear must be flat soled – no studded footwear or football boots

1300 - 2200

99P DAY AT THE BEACH CODONA’S Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach 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 Freshers Fayre) and get all this for 99p: • 2 Games of Bowling • A shot on the Dodgems • One ride on the XD Theatre Extra’s available at 99p each includes: Golf, Video Deck pass, Candy Floss or Punch Ball Balloons…but hurry and get here early as this offer is only available between 1pm & 10pm.

1500 - 1630

MINI SHOWCASE AND TEASER CLASSES - DANCE SOCIETY MacRobert 614 - Campus Map Location #8 Get a mini presentation of some of our dance-styles and join in on our 30 min teaser classes! This is where our dance tutors show you some of the dance styles on offer in the Dance Society. After this mini presentation, you will all get the chance to participate in one of two of our teaser dance classes absolutely free!! So come along and join in on the dancing fun!

1900 - 2200

AU BOXING CLUB - GIVE IT A GO SESSION Aberdeen Sports Village - Campus Map Location #29 Ever wanted to know how good a punch you can throw? Come and find out at the Aberdeen University Boxing Club on Friday the 26th of September. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or have boxed before, everyone is welcome.

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IT’S A KNOCKOUT! Hillhead Games Hall

1930 - 2200

A great “it’s a knock out” atmosphere with plenty of interaction and fun. Colourful inflatables and specially designed games means that everyone in the team is given the chance to take part…if they wish to!

JP’S PRE SCHOOL DISCO TRAFFIC LIGHT PARTY

2000 - 0100

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 OK pre-school sounds a little sick but it’s basically a pre-school warm up to the night ahead - this way you don’t look out of place in your best school clogs. The traffic light part in this pre-school fun is simple...Seen someone you like at University? Now is the chance to show them that you’re keen! Green Cup if you’re up for it, Yellow if you’re thinking about it and Red if you’re a no-go zone!

CEILIDH WITH CLACHAN YELL

1930

Music Hall, Union Street - City Centre Map #9 FREE ENTRY for AUSA Wristband holders (subject to availability) Another chance to enjoy Clachan Yell, widely regarded as one of the best ceilidh bands in the world, ever. With a fiery twin fiddle front line, rock solid rythm section and fine dance calling, a grand evening is guaranteed. Show your AUSA Wristband at the Box Office to get your FREE ticket!

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2030 - 2300

COFFEE & JAZZ @ STARBUCKS Starbucks Coffee Shop, 208 Union Street - City Centre Map location #57 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!

2130 - 0300

LIQUID HIGH – THE SCHOOL WITH NO RULES! Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 Calling all skoolies – Get your uniform on and get to Liquid High now. Prizes for the sexiest skoolies, Tag the Bike Shed, sample the Chemistry Labs test tube cocktails or play hopscotch on the dancefloor! Aberdeen’s busiest Friday night with the biggest DJ’s and craziest theme nights, guaranteed to keep you happy all term! Drinks promo’s all night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2130 - 0200

KOROVA Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Dance Anthems Floor 2 – Minimal Techno Floor 3 – Aberdeen’s BIGGEST Rock Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2200

AUSA FRESHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL Vue Cinema - City Centre Map Location #32 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/freshers To receive details of further Mystery Movie Screenings, weekly film times and competitions throughout the year register at www.myvue.com ** FREE ENTRY WITH AUSA WRISTBAND **

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SATURDAY 25th NESSIE HUNT - LOCH NESS TOUR Departing from Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1

0800 prompt

Tickets £38 (available from the AUSA reception at Butchart Centre) Departing from Aberdeen at 8am, you will be coached off to meet Loch Ness guru Tony Harmsworth who has given tours to 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 Departing from Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1

0900 prompt

Tickets £20 (available from the AUSA reception at Butchart Centre) 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 they drink so much of it, their 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, who boast a number of awards from the Spirit and Wine awards! See why they are one of Scotland’s best by seeing how the whisky is made, perhaps sampling some yourself!! Bring a packed lunch or buy something from Ballindalloch Castle Tea Room, otherwise you’ll be singing all the way home! REMEMBER & CHECK www.ausa.org.uk & FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES & NEW EVENTS!


1000 - 1300

CAPOEIRA WEEK – CAPOEIRA SOCIETY Butchart Centre - Campus Map Location #1 This is an opportunity for everyone to experience the Capoeira art. The main goal of this training week is to show you the different aspects of the Capoeira art such as fight, dance, music and history. You will participate in a typical class of Capoeira which will begin with a warmup and practice of basic movements and it will end with a “roda”.

1100 - 1800

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OFFER AMUSEMENT PARK OFFER CODONA’S Amusement Park, Aberdeen Beach All Day Wristband Special Price: £4.99per person Blow away the cobwebs of last night and find some fun this weekend at Aberdeen’s legendary Codonas 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?

1100 - 1500

DRUGS AWARENESS, GRAMPIAN POLICE AND FIRE Hillhead Have a go on the seatbelt convincer, try out the brake reaction or put on the beer goggles when you haven’t had a drink…these activities plus much more. Giving you information that helps make you informed decisions about your safety.

1200 - 1400

SCAVENGER HUNT Hillhead Shop

Do you think you have it in you to be the next Sherlock Holmes? Are your senses so good that it pains you to walk past the Sports Village on a Saturday afternoon? Whether you are the next budding detective or not, assemble your friends at noon outside the Hillhead shop and come on a journey to be the first gang to unveil the treasure of the Hillhead Scavenger Hunt. Guaranteed to be exciting and full of adventure.... crocodile protection will be provided. REMEMBER & CHECK www.ausa.org.uk & FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES & NEW EVENTS!


CHARITIES CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA

1200 - 1700

Hillhead / Crombie-Johnston Halls One big party on the lawn to kick off the best week of your lives!!! Music, Marquees, Munch and most probably the best afternoon banter Aberdeen has to offer. With a BBQ and music from Aberdeen Student Radio!

SOCCER SATURDAY

1200 - 2000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 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.

CONSERVATION SOCIETY BBQ – CONSERVATION SOCIETY

1500 - 2200

Meet outside New Kings - Campus Map location #27 Come and discover our society! We will meet for a short chat about who we are and what we do and then head out to one of Aberdeen’s up and coming conservation success areas where we will get to know each other over a superb BBQ!

FRESHERS’ FLING Hillhead Games Hall

1900 - 0000

Tickets £6 (available from the AUSA reception at Butchart Centre) Feel like sharing a stylish evening with your newly found friends? Need an excuse to wear your Sunday best? Fancy flaunting them at the Ceilidh of the year? Or maybe you’re an International Students totally bewildered by the word Ceilidh? Well if the answer is YES to any of the above you are in luck! Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign is offering you the opportunity to celebrate in style, before the term has even started! with a drinks reception, accompanied by a selection of the finest Scottish cuisine, traditional ceilidh music from Ghillie-Dhu and an after-party in town. This promises to be a truly fantastic night providing you with the opportunity to show off your dance moves or learn some new one whilst raising money for Charity. Tickets are available throughout the week and Freshers’ volunteers can help you get your hands on them so just ask. However, tickets are limited so act fast to avoid disappointment - this night will be a sellout, guaranteed! REMEMBER & CHECK www.ausa.org.uk & FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES & NEW EVENTS!


2000 - 0100

JPS INTRODUCING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 YOU HAVE TO BE HERE! JP’s Saturday night live is just like ronseal does what it says on the tin, LIVE BANDS...LIVE DJs... LIVE MCs... Well you get the point its big it’s live and it’s on Saturday nights, do I need to keep going you’re not five years old, you’re at University now its Saturday Night Live!!

2130 - 0300

MINISTRY OF SOUND PRESENTS - HED KANDI Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 The most stylish name in house music arrives in Aberdeen to start its monthly residency in Aberdeen’s hottest sexiest Saturday night. The Uber cool DJ’s from Hed Kandi fly in from the golden isle of Ibiza to unleash a DJ set from the Gods! Drinks Promo’s All Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

2130 - 0200

KOROVA Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Techno & Dance Floor 2 – Saturday Rock Club – Intimate and Loud Floor 3 – Worker Playtime – Chart, Indie & RnB ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

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SUNDAY 26th PICNIC IN THE PARK Union Terrace Gardens - See City Centre Map

1200 - 1600

Bring food, a rug, a picnic - we’ll have football, games, music and outdoor games to keep you amused and help enjoy the Gardens on a lazy Sunday (and hopefully Sunny!) afternoon. If the weather is bad, head to RGUUnion.

CHARITIES CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA

1200 - 1700

Hillhead / Crombie-Johnston Halls One big party on the lawn to kick off the best week of your lives!!! Music, Marquees, Munch and most probably the best afternoon banter Aberdeen has to offer. With a BBQ and music from Aberdeen Student Radio!

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY - COME & SING FRESHERS’ CONCERT

1330 / 2030

KCG8 (rehearsals) / Kings College Chapel (performance) - Campus Map location #20 Free to take part, audience donations on door Come & Sing with G&S! All welcome! We want YOU to join our singing chorus for this one day Freshers event. We will be rehearsing chorus songs in the afternoon and perform the concert in the evening. Music will be provided, just bring water and a pencil.

VOLLEYBALL CLUB - OPEN PRACTICE

1600 - 1800

Aberdeen Sports Village - Campus Map Location #29 Whether you are experienced volleyball player or you just want to have some fun and play for leisure Aberdeen University Volleyball Club is the place to be! Come to our first open practice and join last season’s most successful club that has a great social side to it .Cu there!

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1700 - 2000

CAPOEIRA WEEK – CAPOEIRA SOCIETY MacRobert 614 - Campus Map Location #8 This is an opportunity for everyone to experience the Capoeira art. The main goal of this training week is to show you the different aspects of the Capoeira art such as fight, dance, music and history. You will participate in a typical class of Capoeira which will begin with a warmup and practice of basic movements and it will end with a “roda”.

1700 - 2200

TREADING THE BOARDS MUSICAL SOCIETY 2010-2011 AUDITIONS Arts Lecture Theatre - Campus Map Location #10 Singing, Dancing, and Acting Auditions for our 2011 production “Disco Inferno” Come along to the open auditions for our 2011 production “Disco Inferno!” Bring along a song to sing and your dancing shoes and be prepared for some ultra cheesy ice breakers so that we get to know all about you! All abilities welcome; we’ve all got to start somewhere!

1800 - 2000 Open @ noon

SUNDAY SOCIAL FRESHERS’ BIG FAT QUIZ 2010 PART TWO JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 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 ( Starts 6.30pm ). 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 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.

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PJ PARTY

2000 - 0000

JP’s University Bar & Grill - City Centre Map #1 After a week of crazy partying and drinking too much what better way to relax in your pyjamas at JP’s (And drink too much again)? To celebrate the launch of the new Climate Change Project the AUSA have organised a launch party at JP’s Bar & Grill. There will be lots of cheap booze, lots of new students and lots of fun for everyone to take part in. We are confident that you will be getting to know the Climate Change Project better throughout the year and certain that you will get to know JP’s better as well so make sure that you are there! This is a great way to celebrate your first week and have a few drinks but also a great way to find out about how you can get involved in the Climate Change Project! So get dressed in your PJ’s and get down to JP’s!

BETWEEN THE SHEETS PJ PARTY!

2130 - 0200

Liquid & Envy, 5 Bridge Place - City Centre Map #2 Wear what you would to bed! Hmmm okay wear pyjamas please just to be on the safe side! Get in bed with a giant teddy, chill out in the slumber lounge or have a pillow fight with your mates. After a hectic week of partying we figured it may be easier to get you ready for bed before your last night out! Saves time later! The perfect way to end the best week of your life! Drinks Promo’s All Night ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

KOROVA

2130 - 0200

Korova, Bridge Street - City Centre Map #3 Floor 1 – Chill Out Funk Floor 2 – Unplugged Open Mic Floor 3 – RnB with Aberdeen’s Finest ROAR & entrance subject to capacity & age restrictions

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20%

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Freshers' Week 2010 - Ents Guide