Tell your students about Freshers 22 activities

LJMU and JMSU have a range of activities and events planned for Welcome Week 2022

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With the start of the academic year 22/23 fast approaching. JMSU and LJMU have worked together to create an extensive programme of activities and events for new (and returning) students.

Welcome events will run across the month of September with the main Welcome Week taking place from Monday 19 - Friday 23 September.

Teaching will begin on Monday 26 September for all students following the standard academic calendar.

All the events can be viewed via the JMSU's Freshers 22 microsite, which we encourage all staff to signpost new students to come along to.

Two of the main events will see the big SLB Welcome Day on Monday 19 in the SLB and the Advice and Support Fair on Wednesday 21 September. Each new student will also have received a ticket in the mailout which entitles them to a Welcome goody bag which can be collected from JMSU Reception in the SLB 10-7pm as well as an LJMU bicentenary hoodie.

Students can log on and sign up themselves, and staff can also make a group booking for your programme, by contacting JMSU's Sarah Latham directly. 

Here's what's coming up for LJMU Welcome Week 2022...

Pre Welcome Week Activities 

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th September Nursing Quiz Night (SLB, 6pm) & Nursing Mini Fair (SLB, 10-4pm)

Monday 12th SeptemberPuppy Yoga (Marybone)

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th SeptemberInternational Students Quiz & Roxy Ballroom Trip

Saturday 17th SeptemberThe Big Fresher Fiesta (SLB, 5-7pm) & JMSU Hangout: IRL (SLB, 7-8pm) – Targeted at students living in halls as a welcome to LJMU.

Sunday 18th SeptemberCrazy Music Bingo (SLB, 7-9:30pm)


Welcome Week Activities: Monday 19 -Friday 23 September

Monday 19th September

SLB Welcome Day (10-4pm)

If you head down to our welcome day, you’ll see the likes of: Free food, Gladiator joust, Archery, Penalty shootout, Outdoor games, Ice cream, crepe stalls, Student tours, Buddy and Give It a Go events and an intro to student services. 

All new students will also receive a welcome pack from JMSU and LJMU.

Poster Sale (SLB, 9-5pm)

Advice & Services Fair (SLB, 10-4pm)

Get to know key services in LJMU with our services fair – here you will find contacts for Student Futures, SAW, libraries, Skills Hub, Start-up Hub, ID card registry, JMSU volunteering, JMSU Societies, IT, Unitemps, Brownlow Health, and more.

Bubble Football (Sports Building, 4-6pm)

Tuesday 20th September

When Life Gives You Lennons… (John Lennon, 12-2pm)

Visit our world-renowned art and design building and indulge in our fantastic and creative activities such as rug making, pottery and crazy golf whilst enjoying food such as street food and crepes.

Open Air Cinema - Grease (John Lennon, 7:30-9:30pm)

Book & Poster Sale (SLB, 9-5pm)

Axe Throwing (Hatchett Harry, 6pm)

Wednesday 21st September

Foster’s Feast (John Foster Common Room, 9-11am) including Paint Your Own Door Sign

Join us for a breakfast feast at the John Foster Building! You can also get to know your new freshers friends with our giant board games and twister.

LJMU Sports Experience (Sports Building, 12- 4pm)

Open event for students to experience and connect with sport and physical activity.

Book & Jewellery Sale (SLB, 9-5pm)

Pizza & Pacman (SLB, 12-4pm)

Advice & Support Fair (SLB, 12-4pm)

Get to know key services in LJMU with our services fair – here you will find contacts for Student Futures, SAW, libraries, Skills Hub, Start-up Hub, ID card registry, JMSU volunteering, JMSU Societies, IT, Unitemps, Brownlow Health, and more.

Go Ape Trip (JMSU Reception, 12:30pm)

Walker Art Gallery Tour (JMSU Reception, 4-5:30pm)

Thursday 22nd September

The Byrom Bonaza (James Parsons Building, 12-2pm) including Make Your Own Bookmark.

An afternoon like no other, we're filling it with funfair stalls, performances and not to mention lots of free food.

Tatti Lashes Sale (SLB, 9-5pm)

Puppy Yoga (SLB, 6-7pm)

PINS Bowling Trip (SLB Reception, 6-8pm)

Friday 23rd September

Tithebarn Street (12-2pm) including Sun Catcher Making Session.

An afternoon with free food, stalls, and crepe vans.

Go Karting – Team Sport (5-6:30pm)


Post Welcome Week Activities 

Saturday 24th SeptemberChester Zoo Trip (JMSU Reception, 10am)

Sunday 25th SeptemberBlackpool Pleasure Beach (JMSU Reception, 8:30-6:30 pm)

Friday 30th September - Freshers Fair (M&S Bank Arena, 10:30 -5:00pm) JMSU's biggest event of the year is a chance for all students to speak to and join JMSU sports and societies and involved with our volunteering and work experience opportunities.There will be a quiet half an hour for those students who find noise and crowds to be too much.


LJMU and JMSU's Induction and Transition Group are encouraging all staff to support students in signing up for the events, or coming along as a course group to SLB's Big Welcome Day on Monday 19/ The Advice and Services Fair on Wednesday 21, both in the Student Life Building.

If you'd like to make a group booking for your programme, please contact Sarah Latham directly. 

You can see all information that is being signposted to new students on our Before You Arrive Webpages as well as the moving in dates for different students. 


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