Freshers’ Q&A

New to Freshers’ Week? Here are some answers that you may find useful. Also, remember to join our QMUSU Freshers’ 2017 Group on facebook to find out more and chat to other students.

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What is QMUSU Freshers’ Week?

Freshers’ Week refers to your first week at university; it’s an exciting time, packed with activities, events and information. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, find out about your new life at university and what the Students’ Union has to offer, sign up for sports and societies, make new friends and have fun!

What is a Freshers’ Week wristband?

Wristbands are your pass to QMUS Freshers. They allow you to experience all the main events that we (QMU Students’ Union) have organised for you.

We offer 2 types of wristbands: Blue and Silver. Blue is available to 18+ only and allows you to purchase alcoholic drinks at our events (remember that proof of your age will always be required when purchasing alcohol); Silver allows access to our main events in Maggie’s only, without the alcoholic drinks option.

What events and activities does a wristband include?

Details of events and activities included in each wristband will be available on our webpage soon.

Where can I buy and collect my wristband?

You will be able to buy your wristband here or on arrival. Collection will be on arrival, on key collection days. You won’t be able to purchase a Blue wristband unless you are 18+. Remember to bring a valid ID when collecting it!

If I don’t have a wristband, can I purchase individual tickets for events?

Yes, however these will be subject to availability. Please check our facebook page for all events and activities information.


More information will be posted as events and activities are finalised. Keep checking!



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