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Following the release earlier this week of the latest government announcement regarding social gatherings, I wanted to update you on what this means for Freshers’ Week, social activity and student activity at Loughborough Students’ Union.
Date: 11 Sep 2020
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On Wednesday 26th August 2020, the Prime Minister visited the Loughborough University campus.
Date: 27 Aug 2020
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Crafternoon workshop
12:00pm - 05:30pm
Stupid Tuesday -Beach Party
10:30pm - 04:00am
Inflatable games
11:00am - 04:00pm
Hey Ewe - The launch party
09:00pm - 04:00am
Petting Zoo
10:00am - 06:00pm
The ABBA Disco
10:30pm - 03:00am
Returners FND - Basshunter
09:00pm - 04:00am
Freshers Ball
10:00pm - 04:00am
Colour Dash 2019
12:00am - 11:59pm
Unity: International Welcome party
10:00pm - 02:00am
AU COMMITTEE WELCOME BASH
09:00pm - 01:00am
DBS application sessions
04:00pm - 07:30pm
Unity: Afrobeats Special
10:00am - 02:00am
DBS application sessions
04:00pm - 05:30pm
DBS Application sessions
05:00pm - 06:30pm
LSU Carnival
12:00pm - 04:00pm
LU Arts present: Mask decorating workshop
01:00pm - 03:00pm
Oktobersesh
06:00pm - 10:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club Launch
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Freshers Goes Virtual with Bongo's Bingo
08:00pm - 10:00pm
LU Arts present: Black History Month Workshop
12:00pm - 02:00pm
Oktobersesh
06:00pm - 10:00pm
TSDSC presents Old Dirty Brasstards
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Sports Bazaar
10:00am - 04:00pm
LU Arts present: Mask Decorating Workshop
01:00pm - 03:00pm
Oktobersesh
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Sports Bazaar
10:00am - 04:00pm
Vintage Vera pop-up store
10:00am - 05:00pm
Oktobersesh
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Petting Zoo
12:00pm - 04:00pm
TSDSC presents LSU Comedy Club
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Petting Zoo
12:00pm - 04:00pm
Crazy Golf
12:00pm - 04:00pm
TSDSC presents Cabaret Night
06:00pm - 10:00pm
My Lifestyle presents Yoga
11:00am - 12:00pm
TSDSC presents The Indie Club
06:00pm - 10:00pm
My Lifestyle presents Boccia
12:00pm - 02:00pm
LU Arts present: Poster workshop
01:00pm - 03:00pm
The Big Fresh Quiz (virtual)
08:30pm - 10:00pm
LU ARTS present: Macrame workshop
01:00pm - 03:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Societies Bazaar
10:00am - 04:00pm
LSU Funfair
12:00pm - 10:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Societies Bazaar
10:00am - 04:00pm
LSU Funfair
12:00pm - 10:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club
06:00pm - 10:00pm
The Big Fresh Quiz (virtual)
08:30pm - 10:00pm
Crafternoon workshop
Freshers 2019
1 Oct 2019
A relaxing crafternoon of ceramic painting and making friendships bracelets.
Location: Cognito
Time: 12:00pm - 05:30pm
Stupid Tuesday -Beach Party
Freshers 2019
1 Oct 2019
Loughborough’s silliest night returns with a Beach Party theme for the first Stupid Tuesday of the term.
Location: Room 1
Time: 10:30pm - 04:00am
Inflatable games
Freshers 2019
2 Oct 2019
Battle against your housemates on our inflatable games.
Location: Union Lawn
Time: 11:00am - 04:00pm
Hey Ewe - The launch party
Freshers 2019
2 Oct 2019
The first Hey Ewe of the year is the official after party of our first fixture of term at Holywell Stadium.
Location: Room 1
Time: 09:00pm - 04:00am
Petting Zoo
Freshers 2019
3 Oct 2019
Meet some fluffy animals and some scaly ones too! 
Location: Room 1
Time: 10:00am - 06:00pm
The ABBA Disco
Freshers 2019
3 Oct 2019
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The ABBA Disco returns to LSU, transforming Fusion into a ‘70s shrine perfect for all you dancing queens, super troupers and chiquititas.
Location: Fusion
Time: 10:30pm - 03:00am
Returners FND - Basshunter
Freshers 2019
4 Oct 2019
We’re welcoming Returners back to Loughborough with a headline performance from Basshunter.
Location: Room 1
Time: 09:00pm - 04:00am
Freshers Ball
Freshers 2019
5 Oct 2019
See Freshers out in style with the biggest night of Freshers fortnight.
Location: Room 1
Time: 10:00pm - 04:00am
Colour Dash 2019
Freshers 2019
6 Oct 2019
Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:00am - 11:59pm
Unity: International Welcome party
Welfare
10 Oct 2019
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Location: Fusion
Time: 10:00pm - 02:00am
AU COMMITTEE WELCOME BASH
Athletic Union
14 Oct 2019
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Location: Fusion
Time: 09:00pm - 01:00am
DBS application sessions
Action
16 Oct 2019
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Location: Council Chamber
Time: 04:00pm - 07:30pm
Unity: Afrobeats Special
Welfare
17 Oct 2019
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Location: Fusion
Time: 10:00am - 02:00am
DBS application sessions
Action
17 Oct 2019
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Location: Council Chamber
Time: 04:00pm - 05:30pm
DBS Application sessions
Action
21 Oct 2019
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Location: Council Chamber
Time: 05:00pm - 06:30pm
LSU Carnival
Freshers 2020
1 Oct 2020
Roll up, roll up! We’re turning the Union Lawn into a traditional carnival with a range of exciting stalls and attractions to explore. These games are the ultimate test of skill, patience and confidence – impress your new friends by hooking an inanimate duck or knocking over a poor, defenseless coconut.
Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:00pm - 04:00pm
LU Arts present: Mask decorating workshop
Freshers 2020
1 Oct 2020
Run out of facemasks to wear? Fancy having a go at something different? Come down and decorate your own facemask. Whether you want to paint, draw or sew - if you have any art experience or none at all. Come meet new people, have a chat about all things Loughborough and get creative!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 01:00pm - 03:00pm
Oktobersesh
Freshers 2020
1 Oct 2020
We’ll transport you to Munich for Oktobersesh for a night of Beer and Bavarian Beats from our Ooompah band.
Location: Room 1
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club Launch
Freshers 2020
1 Oct 2020
The Socially Distanced Social Club Launch is an exclusive Returners only event, celebrating your return to The Bubble!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Freshers Goes Virtual with Bongo's Bingo
Freshers 2020
1 Oct 2020
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Join the party at 8pm on October 1st for the biggest Bongo’s Bingo live stream ever, plus a DJ set from Clean Bandit plus special guests. There are heaps of prizes to be won during the show thanks to Southern Comfort, Bongo’s Bingo and Schuh!
Location: Online
Time: 08:00pm - 10:00pm
LU Arts present: Black History Month Workshop
Freshers 2020
2 Oct 2020
This workshop has been created for people to come to a creative space and learn more about their history, as well as anyone else who wants to be informed about Black History. We will write poems about aspects of black history, and using different styles of typeface and illustration, add them to tote bags, which participants can then take away with them.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 12:00pm - 02:00pm
Oktobersesh
Freshers 2020
2 Oct 2020
We’ll transport you to Munich for Oktobersesh for a night of Beer and Bavarian Beats from our Ooompah band.
Location: Room 1
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
TSDSC presents Old Dirty Brasstards
Freshers 2020
2 Oct 2020
The Socially Distanced Social Club presents Old Dirty Brasstards. This tweed-clad ten-piece are pioneers of the ‘drum and brass’ movement, putting a horny twist on your favourite pop bangers and dancefloor fillers. These guys have rocked tents at festivals up and down the country, and now they’re bringing the party to Loughborough!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Sports Bazaar
Freshers 2020
3 Oct 2020
At Loughborough, we offer more sports than you can shake a hockey stick at.. Whether you’re a casual player or looking to go pro, you'll find your new teammates at our Virtual Sports Bazaar!
Location: Online
Time: 10:00am - 04:00pm
LU Arts present: Mask Decorating Workshop
Freshers 2020
3 Oct 2020
Run out of facemasks to wear? Fancy having a go at something different? Come down and create your own personalised and customised mask ready for the new term. Meet new people, have a chat about all things Loughborough and get creative!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 01:00pm - 03:00pm
Oktobersesh
Freshers 2020
3 Oct 2020
We’ll transport you to Munich for Oktobersesh for a night of Beer and Bavarian Beats from our Ooompah band.
Location: Room 1
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Sports Bazaar
Freshers 2020
4 Oct 2020
At Loughborough, we offer more sports than you can shake a hockey stick at. Whether you’re a casual player or looking to go pro, you'll find your new teammates at our Virtual Sports Bazaar!
Location: Online
Time: 10:00am - 04:00pm
Vintage Vera pop-up store
Freshers 2020
4 Oct 2020
Our buddies at Vintage Vera are back for the first Vintage Sale of the term! Browse literally TONNES of vintage clothing from brands including; Nike, Adidas, Fila, Levi’s, Lacoste, The North Face and Ralph Lauren and well as unique one off pieces.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 10:00am - 05:00pm
Oktobersesh
Freshers 2020
4 Oct 2020
We’ll transport you to Munich for Oktobersesh (without the risk of two weeks self-isolation afterwards) for a night of Beer and Bavarian Beats from our Ooompah band.
Location: Room 1
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Petting Zoo
Freshers 2020
5 Oct 2020
Missing your pets while you’re at Uni? We're bring the animals to you! Hang out with all kinds of creatures you’d never usually get see at Loughborough including meerkats, lizards, micro ferrets and more!
Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:00pm - 04:00pm
TSDSC presents LSU Comedy Club
Freshers 2020
5 Oct 2020
Join us in The Socially Distanced Social Club for a night of comedy headlined by the hilarious Lou Sanders, with support from Annie McGrath, Ray Badran and Steve Bugeja. They say laughter is the best medicine, but please don't come if you’re feeling unwell.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Petting Zoo
Freshers 2020
6 Oct 2020
Missing your pets while you’re at Uni? We're bring the animals to you! Hang out with all kinds of creatures you’d never usually get see at Loughborough including meerkats, lizards, micro ferrets and more!
Location: Union Lawn
Time: 12:00pm - 04:00pm
Crazy Golf
Freshers 2020
6 Oct 2020
Identify your most competitive housemate, and don't let them live it down when they lose. Anyone with a ball and a stick can play golf, but it takes focus, logic and windmills to play crazy golf.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 12:00pm - 04:00pm
TSDSC presents Cabaret Night
Freshers 2020
6 Oct 2020
Expect an evening of glamour and decadence from our Cabaret Night. Our performers will keep you entertained with songs, dance and maybe a little drama. Does it really matter as long as you’re having fun?
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
My Lifestyle presents Yoga
Freshers 2020
7 Oct 2020
Ever fancied being one of those smug people who does yoga and feels good all the time? That could be you! Give it a go in a fun and relaxed environment delivered by Loughborough Sport’s My Lifestyle programme.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
TSDSC presents The Indie Club
Freshers 2020
7 Oct 2020
Indie ain’t dead. For one night only, Loughborough’s biggest indie-rock night is taking over The Socially Distanced Social Club. We’ll be playing your favourite indie tracks all night, and topping it off with a performance from some lovely special guests.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
My Lifestyle presents Boccia
Freshers 2020
8 Oct 2020
University is all about trying new things. Whether that’s doing your own laundry or discovering new hobbies. Boccia was so new to us we had to Google it! We’d describe it as an inclusive love-child of bowls and pétanque.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 12:00pm - 02:00pm
LU Arts present: Poster workshop
Freshers 2020
8 Oct 2020
In our stencilling poster workshop we'll show you how to use this reat technique for easily and quickly putting your own designs onto things like tops, pillows, bags, and posters.
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 01:00pm - 03:00pm
The Big Fresh Quiz (virtual)
Freshers 2020
8 Oct 2020
Join Capital FM and JLS legend Marvin Humes for the Big Fresh Quiz from the comfort of your room. 2020 Love Island winner Finn Tapp will be getting quizzy with Marvin, and there’s a huge VK prize pack up for grabs too!
Location: Online
Time: 08:30pm - 10:00pm
LU ARTS present: Macrame workshop
Freshers 2020
9 Oct 2020
Learn the art of macrame and how to knot a macrame wall hanging in this workshop. Create an on-trend decoration for your room! Macrame is simple to learn, and you’ll leave this workshop with your own macrame masterpiece. You’ll also learn all of the skills and basic knots to make more macrame on your own!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 01:00pm - 03:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club
Freshers 2020
9 Oct 2020
Welcome to The Socially Distanced Social Club, Loughborough’s latest events space. Book your bench for a chilled out evening, we've not got any live entertainments planned but you can still expect a great atmosphere, a few beers and 5 of your buddies!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Societies Bazaar
Freshers 2020
10 Oct 2020
This year our Societies Bazaar is going virtual! Whatever your hobbies are, you’ll find people who share them at Loughborough! You'll also be able to meet all of our other incredible Sections and find just how much LSU can do for you.
Location: Online
Time: 10:00am - 04:00pm
LSU Funfair
Freshers 2020
10 Oct 2020
We're transforming our car parks into Loughborough University’s very own funfair, featuring exhilarating rides such as The Miami. Students pay to play on this one.
Location: Union Car Park
Time: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club
Freshers 2020
10 Oct 2020
Welcome to The Socially Distanced Social Club, Loughborough’s latest events space. Book your bench for a chilled out evening, we've not got any live entertainments planned but you can still expect a great atmosphere, a few beers and 5 of your buddies!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Societies Bazaar
Freshers 2020
11 Oct 2020
This year our Societies Bazaar is going virtual! Whatever your hobbies are, you’ll find people who share them at Loughborough! You'll also be able to meet all of our other incredible Sections and find just how much LSU can do for you.
Location: Online
Time: 10:00am - 04:00pm
LSU Funfair
Freshers 2020
11 Oct 2020
We're transforming our car parks into Loughborough University’s very own funfair, featuring exhilarating rides such as The Miami. Students pay to play on this one.
Location: Union Car Park
Time: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
The Socially Distanced Social Club
Freshers 2020
11 Oct 2020
Welcome to The Socially Distanced Social Club, Loughborough’s latest events space. Book your bench for a chilled out evening, we've not got any live entertainments planned but you can still expect a great atmosphere, a few beers and 5 of your buddies!
Location: Shirley Pearce Square
Time: 06:00pm - 10:00pm
The Big Fresh Quiz (virtual)
Freshers 2020
11 Oct 2020
Join Capital FM and JLS legend Marvin Humes for the Big Fresh Quiz from the comfort of your room, snuggle up for this Sunday special as winter is coming. The GOT bonus round will be hosted by special guest Kristian Nairn (Hodor), and there’s a huge VK prize pack up for grabs too!
Location: Online
Time: 08:30pm - 10:00pm