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A look at Liverpool Freshers’ Week

Liverpool is one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world, so Freshers’ Week was bound to be jam packed full of exciting events and nights out. Starting on 19 September, the universities had something planned for each night from performances from Sub Focus at the Guild, pub quizzes and resident DJs.

The University of Liverpool welcomed Indie Rock, Pigeon Detectives to the students whilst John Moores put on a Welcome Ball which saw Krept and Konan perform live. 



Natasha Oglethrope, law student at John Moores, said:

“I’m a third year student and I didn’t think I would enjoy fresher’s as much as I have done. Being a final year student, you don’t have as much time to go out and enjoy yourself because the work load is so heavy compared to first and second year. I’d definitely advise students to make the most out of their time during fresher’s. It’s always a great way to make lots of new friends, especially if you are new to the city.”

A fresher’s fair was held at the Exhibition Centre next to the famous Liverpool Echo Arena which supplied plenty of freebies and giveaways for the students. This was also perfect for new and returning students to sign up for societies for the upcoming year. 

Liverpool Hope University kicked off their fresher’s with a Secret Warehouse party and then a Where’s Wally night at Walkabout, Concert Square. Edge Hill gave students the chance to party with the well-known Basshunter on 21 September and launched their fresher’s carnival. 



As always, Liverpool has an endless list of things to offer it’s students in and around the city. Following freshers’, most students attend the same events such as “Block Party” at Brooklyn Mixer on a Monday night, “Dirty Antics” at Bumper on a Tuesday, Social night at Level on a Wednesday, Thursday is the home of “Juicy” at the Shipping Forecast and then the weekend follows as normal.



Those who are regular party goers at the popular LEVEL are offered a student card which allows them to receive discount knocked off drinks across weekends, as drinks do tend to be slightly higher than what they usually are throughout the week.

What do you think? Are you a Liverpool student? How did Freshers’ Week go for you? Have your say in the comments section below.