Portsmouth University Freshers’ week: Full events list – when it is and who is playing this year’s freshers? 

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A new batch of students will be arriving in Portsmouth to start their university lives this weekend. 

And to help the 2018 freshers get acclimatised to the city, the University of Portsmouth is running a series of events and nights out next week. 

A new batch of students are arriving at Portsmouth University this weekend. Picture: Melanie Leininger

A new batch of students are arriving at Portsmouth University this weekend. Picture: Melanie Leininger

From Freshers Ball to a frat party and the freshers fayre, there will be plenty of activities to keep new students busy between Sunday (September 16) and next Saturday (September 22). 

The university is offering a freshers pack to students giving access to freshers week events for £45 – that can be purchased here

Here is the full list of events that are going on day by day during freshers week. 

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Sunday, September 16

Freshers Moving In Parties – Night 1

The first night out of the year – the first moving in party is at two of the city’s biggest clubs The Astoria and Pryzm. 

Hosted by Varski! (Club MTV), tickets cost between £6 and £10 – and can be purchased here 

2nd and 3rd Years Moving In Party

Taking place in popular student stomping ground Tiger Tiger in Gunwharf Quays – this is a night of catching up, tales of summer and double vodka Redbulls!

All 4 rooms open all night long. 

Tickets cost between £8 and £10 and are available here

Monday, September 17

Freshers Moving In Parties – Night 2

Hosted by Shakedown Mondays at Tiger Tiger in Gunwharf Quays – there will be 4 Rooms of Music / £3 Doubles and £1.50 shots all night long!

Tickets cost between £5 and £6 and are available here

Tuesday, September 18 

Freshers Big Night Out Pub Crawl

5000 Freshers, 1 Wristband, 6 venues across the city. 

Meet at Astoria from 8pm to be put into your tribe and be guided round all of our venues including a crazy paint rave and giant foam party!

Break out the UV for this one!

This event is included in ALL freshers packs

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Wednesday, September 19 

Freshers’ Fayre

From 10am to 7pm at Ravelin Park Discover over 120 sports clubs, societies, media groups, and volunteering opportunities.

You will also find University of Portsmouth services such as the Nuffield Surgery, Sport & Rec, the University Gym and more. 

While Domino’s Pizza will be giving out free pizza. 

Thursday, September 20 

Freshers Frat Party 

Tiger Tiger is getting hijacked and this time they’re hosting a huge freshers frat party. 

Tickets cost between £5 and £6 and can be purchased here

Cuban Salsa International Taster Session

At 8pm in the The Students' Union, Activities Room get a taste of Cuban Salsa dancing. 

Whether you’re in love with salsa or have just always wanted to give it a go, now’s your chance.

The evening will be a great opportunity to meet new people and have some fun at the same time. 

Friday, September 21 

Returners Rave 

The Returners Rave has landed and is dropping bombs with a scorcher of a line up at Portsmouth Guildhall. 

Headlined by – My Nu Leng! The Bristol duo return to Portsmouth and promise to bring pure fire!

Supported by – PREDITAH – Feed em to the lions, the BBK bass general is incoming!

Plus ALEXIS and more! 

Plus huge festival sound system, LED and light show!

Tickets can be purchased here

Saturday, September 22

Freshers Rave

At Portsmouth Guildhall, the Freshers Rave will be headlined by Sub Focus. 

Plus support from one of the biggest DnB DJ’s in the game Friction!

Expect a bass driven night to get you jumping! Plus huge festival sound system, LED and light show!

This event is included in the last chance freshers pack!