The Freshers Fair is an annual two-day event held within the students union, where all the university societies have a stall. Basically it allows you to see all the societies on offer, and speak to committee members to find out more information, which is really useful. But here are my dos and don’ts for the Freshers Fair…
- Make the most of the opportunity to speak directly to committee members – find out what a society does and what kind of socials there are etc, as there are so many good ones on offer.
- Sign up to societies you are interested in, they’re great for socials and making friends with similar interests and friends that aren’t on your course or in your halls
- For Geographers, I’d definitely join the Geography Society – pretty much all Geography students join, and they have a variety of fun socials throughout the year, and you can order Geography hoodies if you wish.
- Check out the food societies (e.g. baking, curry, vegetarian etc), because they’ll often have tasty treats for you to try.
- Collect free pizza from the Dominoes people
- Sign up to a society you don’t want to join just because they were giving out free stuff – it will be a waste of money, and you will get emails from them all year, which will annoy you!
- Lose a friend in the Fair if you went in with one – there is no signal in the O2, so you won’t be able to call/text them to find them again!
- Leave visiting to the last minute, as you probably won’t be able to go round all the stalls properly, and you might miss out.
Before the Fair, it’s a good idea to check out what societies there are at Leicester Uni – that way you can target the societies you actually want to talk to. If not, there are a LOT of societies, and it will take a long time for you to get round them all.
You can find a list of societies here (Click on the options in the two grey boxes to the left to access the different types of society).