Becoming a Fresher at UoB

Starting your studies as a Fresher at the University of Birmingham will be an exciting and memorable experience.

Congratulations on your new milestone. You are finally starting university as a fresher. By definition, as a fresher, you are new to university. The term fresher is a shortened version of the American word “Freshman”. UoB kicks off its academic year with Fresher’s Week. This week provides plenty of opportunities to make friends from diverse nationalities, and try new hobbies, foods, sports, and activities. Here are things to expect at Freshers’ Week in Birmingham.
Freshers Week in Birmingham is filled with fun and exciting activities. It provides various socialising opportunities. It gives the students an idea of what university life is like.


The Freshers’ Week in UoB begins with an orientation session where students are welcomed by university staff, who brief students about their courses and all the support available for them during their time at the university.


Buzzing Nightlife:

This will include music performances, Karaoke, movies, themed nights and many more. These are all meant to give the students a bright start to their new journey and create an environment where they can meet new people.

Buzzing Nightlife

Freshers’ Fair:

Here, you will find various stalls where societies showcase their activities to attract potential clients and members from the new student population. These are usually held across campus and around the city. Students can browse societies that match their interests and get discounts, freebies, and promotions from local restaurants, entertainment venues, gyms, and retail stores. Such opportunities are helpful for student life because they are sure to help your budget as a student, saving a bit of money.

Freshers' Fair

Diverse Food:

Birmingham is multicultural, meaning a wide range of international foods are showcased during Freshers’ Week. This is the perfect time to pop by those stalls to try all the delicious foods. These usually come at a discount with fresher benefits such as vouchers or membership cards on selected places. This is something to look out for during Freshers’ week.

Diverse Food

Student Support Workshops:

Freshers Week at UoB allows students an opportunity to attend an orientation. This involves workshops and essential sessions to support students’ well-being and academic success. These give students the basics for navigating around university. Additionally, this shows students how to deal with time management, beating deadlines, planning study time and career advice. Assisting them in transitioning into university life.

Studetn Support Workshops

City Attractions:

Birmingham has various attractions for freshers to explore during their first week. There will be plenty of like-minded people from your new pool of friends who would also like to tour the city. Embrace these opportunities and use this time to meet as many new people as possible.

City Attractions

Above all, use this time as a fresher to meet friends and discover yourself and your interests. Make the most of your time, and hopefully, you will gradually settle in and enjoy your new university life.

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