Freshers Pass - Edinburgh

The Freshers Pass gives you FREE entry to Student Union Evening Events throughout the week*. Not only that, it gives you priority collection on your tickets, meaning you can collect your ticket from The Union Box Office each day for that evening's event, any time from 10am. Non pass holders will need to wait until 6pm and join the queues for cash sales!

At a mere £32, it will provide you with FREE entry to the following events:

  • UV Paint Party
  • Beach Party
  • Sherlock-In (Spontaneous Sherlock After-Party)
  • Club Night in Town
  • Freshers Party
  • Freshers Pub Quiz (limited availability)

We're also throwing in free cloakroom at events in The Union.  That's a further £7 saving!

Be warned, there are only a limited number of Freshers Passes available, and they sell out fast!

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Special Offer!

You may also be aware of the NUS Extra Card which gives you access to hundreds of discounts nationwide, from clothes shops to restaurants and even some online retailers too - and only costs £12 per year! It is the only official Student Discount Card and many shops will now only accept it as proof you are a student, or will offer a better discount by having the NUS Extra card rather than simply your student card.

This year we are offering you a fantastic deal in the Freshers Pass Extra which includes an NUS Extra Card for just £10 more** - that's £2 cheaper than buying the NUS Extra Card separately. Just look below to see the options. When you collect your Freshers Pass in Freshers Week we will give you your NUS Extra card too - it's that simple!

How do I get one?

Take a look at the chart below showing what you get with each type of Freshers Pass. Then use the form to make your purchase. We use Ticket Tailor to handle our online sales, and take payment through PayPal so you can rest assured your details are safe. You don't need a PayPal account to make a purchase - just select to enter your card details / guest checkout.

Online sales end on Friday 1st September at 12:00 midday. There may be some passes available to purchase in-person from Saturday 2nd September, but these will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If you aren't able to move into your Halls until Sunday 3rd September, we strongly recommend you buy online in advance so you don't miss out!

  Freshers Pass Freshers Pass Extra
Freshers Pass
Free Entry to Freshers Events*
Priority Ticket Collection
Guaranteed* Entry to Events
Free Cloakroom in the Student Union
NUS Extra Card
Nationwide Discounts
Nationally Recognised Student ID
1-Year ISIC membership
Potential Saving £12 £14
  £32 £42


Then when you arrive on campus, simply pop down to The Union Box Office (with your e-Ticket as proof of purchase) and collect your Freshers Pass keytag (it's like a Tesco Clubcard, you can just slot it on to your keyring so you won't lose it!).

So what are you waiting for?

Important Info

We will not mail your Freshers Pass out to you. It will be available to collect from The Union Box Office from the start of Freshers Week. If you purchase the NUS Extra Card as well, we will arrange the printing of your card when you collect your Freshers Pass - there is no need to purchase the card via the NUS Extra website.

It is assumed customers are over 18 years old. Events at external venues may not permit entry to under 18's.

* Ceilidh & Spontaneous Sherlock show not included in the Freshers Pass due to restricted capacity. Pub Quiz has limited capacity so entry is not guaranteed - tickets will be issued on first come, first served basis. Free entry only applies to evening events organised by the Student Union. Guaranteed entry only available if tickets are collected before 6pm each day. Events listed as Free entry to all, still require a free ticket to be collected.

** Freshers Pass Extra is an online only deal and is only available at initial purchase. You will not be able to upgrade to the Freshers Pass Extra deal once standard Freshers Pass has been purchased.