The beginning of spring term means it’s time for what many universities dub ‘Refreshers Week.’ It’s basically like Fresher’s Week but slightly less intense, and you get to do it again! It’s a great way to socialise and have some fun before coursework starts up again. So whether your Fresher’s Week wasn’t quite what you hoped and you want a do-over, or you had a blast and want to recapture that magic, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know to make the most of Refresher’s Week.
The stress of essays and exams can stick with us even after everything is turned in. After all the hard work you put in for autumn term, you deserve a break! Refresher’s is the perfect time to go dancing, meet new people and have a good laugh. It’s the perfect reward after a tense period of deadlines.
Check Out A Society
A lot of students think if they don’t join a society right away, they can’t show up but this isn’t the case. In general, societies are eager to welcome new members, regardless of the time of year. So if there’s a society you’ve been thinking of but never got around to joining, this is a great time to see what they have on offer.
Try A New Club Night
It’s easy to get in a routine of your favourite nightlife haunts. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But with new offers available and special events popping up, why not try something new? Go to a neon night, check out a local band, work up the courage to sing at karaoke, or anything else that you haven’t done before.
Try A New Workshop Or Social
Along with nights out, another big part of Refreshers week are the socials and workshops available at student unions. Just like at the beginning of the year, these sessions are designed to be open to everyone and super low-pressure. Try a zumba class, roller skating, drawing, or whatever is available. Who knows, you might end up with a new hobby.
Get Free Stuff
It wouldn’t be a Refresher’s fair without freebies. Stop by the different stalls to pick up the different goodies available. A lot of socials have free food, too. New friends, free grub? It’s a win-win.
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