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What is Freshers’ Week?

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The first week of university is generally referred to as 'Freshers’ Week' or 'Welcome Week'. Freshers’ Week is packed full of activities and events and is the perfect opportunity for your son or daughter to socialise and meet new people before classes start.

The Freshers Fayre

The Freshers Fayre is one of the biggest student events of the year, held in CitySpace the Fayre is the perfect start to the academic year. The Fayre has gained iconic status amongst students and businesses. The day is always action packed, busy and full of fun.

It offers your child an ideal chance to learn about the City’s provisions and services and indulge in the offers provided by a whole host of different businesses.

Clubs and Societies

The event showcases the extensive sport and recreation provision on offer from the University of Sunderland, including the CitySpace fitness suite, volunteering programmes as well giving students the chance to sign up for any number of our sports clubs and societies.

Clubs and Societies also attend Freshers’ Week, so if there’s a particular interest your child has they can continue that or try something new while they study with us.