Freshers Week Edinburgh Events

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Forthcoming Events

Sat 3rd September

Meet Your Mates
2pm - 3pm
Outside Student Union
Ice breaker to meet your fellow students
Talk, Tour, Play
3pm - 6pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors

Sun 4th September

Meet Your Mates
2pm - 3pm
Outside Student Union
Ice breaker to meet your fellow students
Oriam Tours
4pm - 6pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come fro a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
White Lies Party
4th September 10pm - 10th September 3am
Zeros, Student Union
Spill your Beans!

Mon 5th September

Pots and Pans Recycling Scheme
5th September 9:30am - 11th September 7pm
Chaplaincy
Come and collect recycled kitchen items at the Chaplaincy
Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
11am - noon
Oriam
Students and parents can come fro a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Welcome Walk
noon - 12:45pm
Oriam
A walk along the trim trail around Oriam with the fitness team
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
2pm - 3pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come fro a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Club Taster Sessions
3pm - 9pm
Oriam/ External
Individual Club taster sessions to allow students to come and try different sport and activities.
EPS Coffee Meet up
3pm - 4pm
Libertys, Student Union
School coffee meet up so people can meet others on their courses
Gravity Trampolining
3:45pm - 6:15pm
Gravity Fountain Park
Bounce around at Edinburghs best trampolining park.
Comedy Show
7:30pm - 10pm
Zeros, Student Union
Get rid of your monday blues at our comedy night
Movie and Games Night
7:30pm - 10pm
Chaplaincy
Movie and Games Night with snacks
S*** Shirt Night
10pm - 3am
Zeros, Student Union
That is a truly awful shirt, I love it!

Tue 6th September

Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
11am - noon
Oriam
Students and parents can come fro a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Student Fitness Class
noon - 12:30pm
Oriam
Fitness Class led by the Oriam fitness instructors
Soup Lunch
12:30pm - 2pm
Chaplaincy
Soup Lunch
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
2pm - 3pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come fro a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Time Out Tea
2pm - 3pm
Student Wellbeing Services, Hugh Nisbet Building
Take some time out of your day for some tea and biscuits and meet our Wellbeing staff!
Club Taster Sessions
3pm - 9pm
Oriam/ External
Individual Club taster sessions to allow students to come and try different sport and activities.
Invisible Tours
5pm - 7:30pm
City Centre
Edinburgh guided tour diving into its Crime and Punishment History!
Welcome to Scotland Event
7pm - 9pm
Chaplaincy
Welcome to Scotland Event
Gatsby Night
10pm - 3am
Zeros, Student Union
The roaring 20s are back!

Wed 7th September

Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team
Freshers Fair
10am - 5pm
Heriot-Watt University Campus
Come check out our stall at Freshers Fair this year! Last year our dancing shark stole the hearts of many of you and sharky is giving it another go this year to convince you freshers to join our soc and save the seas with us.
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Walk with your VP Wellbeing
10:45am - 11:30am
Meet at the James Watt Statue
A walk with your VPW
Watt Welcome Fair
11am - 4pm
Oriam/ Student Union/ Walled Garden
Watt Welcome Fair is where all clubs and societies will be available to engage with new and returning students.
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
MACS Coffee Meet up
3pm - 4pm
Libertys, Student Union
School coffee meet up so people can meet others on their courses
Wednesday Meal
6pm - 7:30pm
Chaplaincy
Wednesday Meal
Ceilidh (Early)
6:30pm - 8pm
Zeros, Student Union
Jig to your heart's content!
Ceilidh (Late)
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Zeros, Student Union
Jig to your heart's content!

Thu 8th September

Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
11am - noon
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Welcome Walk
noon - 12:45pm
Oriam
A walk along the trim trail around Oriam with the fitness team
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
2pm - 3pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Wellbeing Walk
2pm - 3pm
Student Wellbeing Services, Hugh Nisbet Building
Come for a stroll around campus!
Care Experienced and Estranged Students Welcome Event
3pm - 4pm
Student Wellbeing Services, Hugh Nisbet Building
Are you a care experienced or estranged student? Join us for some tea and cake!
Club Taster Sessions
3pm - 9pm
Oriam/ External
Individual Club taster sessions to allow students to come and try different sport and activities.
EGIS Coffee Meet up
3pm - 4pm
Libertys, Student Union
School coffee meet up so people can meet others on their courses
Pick your poison
3pm - 5pm
Libertys, Student Union
Cocktail making lessons
Chill at the Chaplaincy
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chaplaincy
Chill at the Chaplaincy with home baking on offer
Reality Escape Room
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Reality Escape Rooms
Escape Room
OCS Freshers Night Out!
8pm - 4am
TBD
Join us for a wee night out during freshers week!
Throwback Thursday
10pm - 3am
Zeros, Student Union
90s and 00s anthems on repeat

Fri 9th September

Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
11am - noon
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Welcome to the Advice Hub
11am - 2pm
The Advice Hub, Hugh Nisbet Building
Welcome to the Student Union Advice Hub
Student Fitness Class
noon - 12:30pm
Oriam
Fitness Class led by the Oriam fitness instructors
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Oriam Tours
2pm - 3pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Voice Vibe
2pm - 3pm
Music Cottage
Voice Vibe is a great way to meet new people through music, even if you're not a musician!
Club Taster Sessions
3pm - 9pm
Oriam/ External
Individual Club taster sessions to allow students to come and try different sport and activities.
SoSS Coffee Meet up
3pm - 4pm
Libertys, Student Union
School coffee meet up so people can meet others on their courses
Freshers Yoga with Eniko
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Student Union
Beginner's Yoga with Eniko
Pool Tournament
3:30pm - 7pm
Geordies, Student Union
Will you be crowned pool champion?
Bowling
6pm - 8pm
tenpin Edinburgh
Head into town to have a game of bowling.
Watt Talk and Q and A
6pm - 7:30pm
Zeros, Student Union
Talk on how to hack uni followed by a Q and A
Freebie Friday
10pm - 3am
Zeros, Student Union
Club night giving out free prizes

Sat 10th September

Park Run Takeover
9am - 10:30am
Oriam Walled Garden
The Sports Union will be taking over the weekly Oriam Park Run event.
Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all
Club Taster Sessions
3pm - 9pm
Oriam/ External
Individual Club taster sessions to allow students to come and try different sport and activities.
Oriam Tours
3pm - 6pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Postgrad Coffee Meet up
3pm - 4pm
Libertys, Student Union
School coffee meet up so people can meet others on their courses
Frat Party
10pm - 3am
Zeros, Student Union
Heriot-Watt Umega Party

Sun 11th September

Presidents Walk
9am - noon
Arthurs Seat
Join your Presidents for a walk up Arthurs Seat
Fitness Suite Tour
9:45am - 10am
Oriam Fitness Suite
A tour of the fitness suite delivered by Oriam fitness team.
Open Gym Access
10am - noon
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all.
Oriam Tours
11am - noon
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors
Global Church on Campus/Pizza lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Chaplaincy
Global Church for all
Darts Tournament
1pm - 4pm
Zeros, Student Union
Darts Tournament
Walk in the Pentland Hills
1:45pm - 5pm
Pentland Hills (Meet at the James Watt Statue on campus)
Enjoy magnificent views of Edinburgh whilst walking in the Pentland Hills.
Open Gym Access
2pm - 5pm
Oriam
The gym is open for free to all.
Talk, Tour, Play
2pm - 3pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come fro a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors.
Club Taster Sessions
3pm - 9pm
Oriam/ External
Individual Club taster sessions to allow students to come and try different sport and activities.
Talk, Tour, Play (Post Grad)
4pm - 6pm
Oriam
Students and parents can come for a tour around Oriam led by Sports Union ambassadors.
Beach clean - Bonfire Social
5pm - 10pm
Portobello beach
Finishing off freshers week with a chill beach clean-bonfire night social on Sunday the 11th. *click for more info*
Welcome BBQ
5:30pm - 7pm
Chaplaincy
Welcome BBQ.
Pub Quiz
7pm - 10pm
Student Union
Pub Quiz
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