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Events in September

Fri 2nd September

Plymouth Treasure Trail
10am - 1pm
Meet in the Hive
Join us for a treasure trail around Plymouth and then a picnic on the Hoe (weather permitting). Family and children welcome!
Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 8pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Mon 5th September

Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 7:30pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Fri 9th September

Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 8pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Mon 12th September

International welcome – student helpdesk
12th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
International students arriving on campus can visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Pop-up helpdesks
9:30am - 4pm
Across campus
If you have a question or are a bit lost when you arrive on to campus, look out for our friendly pop-up helpdesks, run by our student ambassadors who will be happy to help you.
International student campus tours
12th September 11am - 14th September noon
Rolle Marquee
Join a guided tour of the University campus, led by our friendly team of student ambassadors.
International student shopping tour
12th September 12:30pm - 14th September 2pm
Rolle Marquee
Join our shopping tour of Plymouth city centre shops to buy groceries and essential items for your new home.
Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 7:30pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
International welcome – cinema night
7pm - 10pm
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
International students are invited to our free cinema night.

Tue 13th September

International welcome – student helpdesk
12th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
International students arriving on campus can visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
International student campus tours
12th September 11am - 14th September noon
Rolle Marquee
Join a guided tour of the University campus, led by our friendly team of student ambassadors.
International student shopping tour
12th September 12:30pm - 14th September 2pm
Rolle Marquee
Join our shopping tour of Plymouth city centre shops to buy groceries and essential items for your new home.

Wed 14th September

International welcome – student helpdesk
12th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
International students arriving on campus can visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
International student campus tours
12th September 11am - 14th September noon
Rolle Marquee
Join a guided tour of the University campus, led by our friendly team of student ambassadors.
International student shopping tour
12th September 12:30pm - 14th September 2pm
Rolle Marquee
Join our shopping tour of Plymouth city centre shops to buy groceries and essential items for your new home.
International welcome – cinema night
7pm - 10pm
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
International students are invited to our free cinema night.

Thu 15th September

International welcome – student helpdesk
12th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
International students arriving on campus can visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Student helpdesk
15th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
Visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Freshers Week 22: Jam House
8pm - 1am
The SU (Big Room)
The biggest open mic night in the South West, live in your SU every Thursday

Fri 16th September

International welcome – student helpdesk
12th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
International students arriving on campus can visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Student helpdesk
15th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
Visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Freshers Week 22: World Music Stage
noon - 6pm
SU Roof
The World Music Stage is an amazing freshers festival of fun, food & world music.
Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 8pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Freshers Week 22: Silent Disco
7pm - 10pm
SU Roof
We'll be kicking off Freshers in style with a Silent Disco on the roof.
Freshers Week 22: AfroBeats Party
10pm - 3am
The SU
To celebrate the end of international week, we are bringing you one of the biggest afrobeats parties.

Sat 17th September

International welcome – student helpdesk
12th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
International students arriving on campus can visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Student helpdesk
15th September 9:30am - 17th September 4pm
Rolle Marquee
Visit our friendly helpdesk where staff and student ambassadors are available to help you with any questions.
Freshers Week 22: Welcome Festival
noon - 10pm
The SU Roof & The SU
A vibrant campus that welcomes new students with music food and open arms.
Freshers Week 22: Throwback Returns
10pm - 3am
The SU
It’s the return of our Saturday night, throwback.
native presents: Kings of the Rollers - Back2Life DnB Series
10pm - 2am
The Main Hall
The Kings are coming to UPSU! One of the hottest UK Drum & Bass acts are coming to Plymouth to make sure you kick-start Freshers week with a bang.

Sun 18th September

Freshers Week 22: Poster Sale
10am - 4pm
The SU Roof
Come and get a poster for your student home at discounted prices.
Freshers Week 22: Bingo Lingo
7pm - 10pm
The Main Hall
We've taken bingo, shaken all the dust-out and turned it into one mad, confetti-filled, party-bingo night! This is BINGO LINGO.
Freshers Week 22: Hip Hop - Thrift Shop
10pm - 3am
The SU
Hip Hop Thrift Shop is coming to your SU. Expect the steeziest hip hop and RnB sounds from the 90s through to the 2000s.

Mon 19th September

Disability advice appointments
9:45am - 4:30pm
Student Hub
Do you have a disability and have some questions about how you'll be supported at University? Arrange an appointment with one of our friendly advisors.
Freshers Week 22: Campus Market
10am - 4pm
The SU Roof
Head down and grab a bite to eat or stock up on some delicious goodies.
Freshers Week 22: Poster Sale
10am - 4pm
The SU Roof
Come and get a poster for your student home at discounted prices.
Freshers Week 22: Volunteering Fair
11am - 4pm
The SU
Make a difference to the lives of others by becomeing a volunteer, browse opportunities at the Volunteering Fair
Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 7:30pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Freshers Week 22: Comedy for Freshers
8pm - 10pm
The SU
A special evening of comedy specially curated for incoming University of Plymouth Freshers 2022 cohorts!

Tue 20th September

Freshers Week 22: Poster Sale
10am - 4pm
The SU Roof
Come and get a poster for your student home at discounted prices.
Freshers' Fair Freshers Week 22: Freshers' Fair
11am - 5pm
Rolle Marquee & SU Roof
Discover exclusive discounts and bag yourself some freebies
Calm and Zoom Group
7pm - 10pm
Online (Zoom)
Join your universities 'Calm and Zoom' sessions, run by the Wellbeing team at the University of Plymouth. The sessions are open to all University of Plymouth students.
Freshers Week 22: The Return of Noughties
10pm - 3am
The SU
We heard you and for one night only, we bring back Noughties!

Wed 21st September

Freshers Week 22: Sports Fair
11am - 4pm
Rolle Marquee
Find your Uni family at the Sports Fair, sign up to clubs and meet current members
Freshers Week 22: William the Conqueror LIVE
7:30pm - 11pm
The Main Hall
William and the Conqueror is coming to Plymouth for Freshers 2022

Thu 22nd September

Netball Trials 22/23 Season
22nd September 9am - 25th September 4pm
Nancy Astor Sports Hall
Netball Trials 22/23 season. Sign up links will be posted at a later date to our social media pages (Instagram - plymuninetball) (Facebook - Plymouth University Netball Club) These trials will be undertaken over 4 days and result in team sorting.
Freshers Week 22: Societies Fair
11am - 4pm
Rolle Marquee & The SU
Browse some of the 100+ societies on offer, sign up and meet new people
Freshers Week 22: Inflatables Night
7pm - 10pm
SU Roof
Come to the SU roof where its all you can bounce on inflatables.
Freshers Week 22: Jam House ft. Special Guest
8pm - 1am
The SU (Big Room)
Plymouth's biggest open mic night, hosted live right here in your SU.

Fri 23rd September

Freshers Week 22: Feel Good Fair
11am - 4pm
Rolle Marquee
Feel good this Friday in Freshers with the, brand new for 2022, Feel Good Fair
Lunch at Papa Rios with the ILS
noon - 2pm
Papa Rios, 104 Cornwall St, Plymouth PL1 1NF
Freshers lunch at Papa Rios a Latin American restaurant with the International Latin Society for new members or people that are interested in Latin dancing to socialise and get to know each other.
Free University Casual Swimming sessions
6pm - 8pm
Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DF
Free University swim sessions at the Plymouth Life Centre. Student/Staff ID must be shown at the reception to access the session. There are limited spaces that will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Freshers Week 22: Gentleman's Dub Club LIVE
7pm - 11pm
The Main Hall
Gentleman's Dub Club are coming to your SU. We are bringing a night of live dub, Ska & Reggae for you to get down and skank!
ParaSoc Social
7pm - 10pm
Student Union
Come join us for a social between all 3 years of Paramedic Science including a charity raffle (Charity TBC) Great chance for 1st years to get inolved with us as a society and to meet other student Paras. We will see you all in the SU. Be there!
Freshers Week 22: Hullabaloo
10pm - 3am
The SU
Friday nights out are here and we're kicking up a right Hullabaloo!

Sat 24th September

Freshers Week 22: Throwback!
10pm - 3am
The SU
Who doesn't love a throwback? Our weekly Saturday club night in the SU

Sun 25th September

Freshers Week 22: Trip to Ikea
11am - 4pm
Ikea (Exeter)
It's time for the trip to IKEA.
Freshers Week 22: The Big Sunday Quiz - Hosted by: Your Sabbatical Officers
8pm - 10pm
The SU
The Sunday night quiz is back, get your team together to test your knowledge.

Mon 26th September

Basketball
5pm - 6pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
A great opportunity to meet new people, learn new basketball skills and play fun, informal games in a friendly environment on campus.
Volleyball
6pm - 7pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
A weekly turn up and play Volleyball – Open to all levels of experience. A great opportunity to meet new people, learn new volleyball skills and play fun and informal games in a friendly environment.
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
6:30pm - 7:15pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff of UOP!
University Casual Climbing Sessions
7pm - 8:30pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
If you are Interested in learning to climb or want to continue in a student only session, then this is the opportunity for you. A 1.5-hour session with equipment provided for just £5.50. Make sure you book as spaces are limited.
Yoga
7pm - 8pm
On Campus, SU Gym Dance Studio, PL4 8AA
A more chilled out way to end your first day of freshers!
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
7:15pm - 8pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff of UOP!
University Casual Climbing Sessions
8:30pm - 10pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
If you are Interested in learning to climb or want to continue in a student only session, then this is the opportunity for you. A 1.5-hour session with equipment provided for just £5.50. Make sure you book as spaces are limited.
5/7 a side football
9pm - 10pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
End your first day of freshers with a kick about!

Tue 27th September

University of Plymouth Freshers Craft Sale
10am - 3pm
The Little Room & The Lounge, SU
Join Plymouth Raise and Give for our first event of the academic year, our brand new Freshers Craft Sale featuring all of your favourite local traders, where you can buy some amazing items, and raise money for charity all at the same time!
Yoga at the Aquarium
6pm - 7pm
National Marine Aquarium, Coxside, PL4 0LF
This ocean-linked yoga class will be delivered in front of the Eddystone Reef tank, and is a perfect way to develop your yoga practice whilst soaking up the benefits of spending time in blue spaces.
Calm and Zoom Group
7pm - 10pm
Online (Zoom)
Join your universities 'Calm and Zoom' sessions, run by the Wellbeing team at the University of Plymouth. The sessions are open to all University of Plymouth students.

Wed 28th September

Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff at UOP!
University Casual Climbing Sessions
1pm - 2:30pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
If you are Interested in learning to climb or want to continue in a student only session, then this is the opportunity for you. A 1.5-hour session with equipment provided for just £5.50. Make sure you book as spaces are limited.
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
1:15pm - 2pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff at UOP!
University Casual Climbing Sessions
2:30pm - 4pm
If you are Interested in learning to climb or want to continue in a student only session, then this is the opportunity for you. A 1.5-hour session with equipment provided for just £5.50. Make sure you book as spaces are limited.
Karaoke Wednesdays
7pm - 11pm
The SU
Show off your show tunes or belt out some ballads at Karaoke Wednesdays
Abs Attack #1
7:15pm - 7:40pm
On Campus, SU Gym Dance Studio, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
Get hot and sweaty every wednesday in our new abs attack class!
Abs Attack #2
7:50pm - 8:15pm
On Campus, SU Gym Dance Studio, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
Get hot and sweaty every wednesday in our new abs attack class!

Thu 29th September

Aerial Allsorts (Bungee Fitness)
11am - noon
61 Christian Mill Business Park, PL6 5DS
This beautiful art form is sure to make you strong all while having fun.
5/7 a side football
5pm - 6pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
End you thursday with a kick about!
Badminton
6pm - 7pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
A great opportunity to meet new people, learn new badminton skills and play fun and informal games in a friendly environment.
Dodgeball
7pm - 8pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
A great opportunity to meet new people, learn new dodgeball skills and play fun and informal games in a friendly environment on campus.
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
7pm - 7:45pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff of UOP!
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
7:45pm - 8:30pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff at UOP!
Jam House
8pm - 1am
The SU (Big Room)
The biggest open mic night in the South West, live in your SU every Thursday

Fri 30th September

Yoga
7:45am - 8:45am
On campus - The house building, drake circus, PL4 8AA
Start the end of your week right with a morning yoga session!
Short Tennis
3pm - 4pm
On campus - SU Gym Sports hall, Drakes Circus, PL4 8AA
Come and try our new session starting this year. Short tennis is half the court but twice the fun!
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
6pm - 6:45pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff of UOP!
Free University Casual Swimming Sessions
6:45pm - 7:30pm
The Life Centre - 40 Mayflower Drive, PL2 3DF
A free swimming session for all the students and staff of UOP!
Hullabaloo
10pm - 3am
The SU
Friday nights out are here and we're kicking up a right Hullabaloo!
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