Welcome Week 2022

We’ve got an exciting schedule full of activities and events for you this September!

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Welcome events will run across the month of September with the main Welcome Week taking place over induction week from Monday 19 - Friday 23 September for new and returning students. 

From Outdoor Cinema evenings to BBQs and puppy yoga, all the events can be viewed and booked via the John Moores Students’ Union (JMSU) Freshers 22 microsite

Two of the main events not to miss will be the big SLB Welcome Day on Monday 19 September, and the Advice and Support Fair on Wednesday 21 September, in the SLB.  

There will also be a free welcome goody bag which can be collected from JMSU Reception in the SLB 10-7pm on Monday 19 September, as well as lots of other freebies. 

Following induction week, teaching will begin on Monday 26 September, for all students following the standard academic calendar. Some courses like Nursing and Midwifery will start earlier.  

Students can also find out about joining JMSU sports teams and societies at the Nursing Mini Fair on 6 September and at the JMSU Freshers Fair at the M&S Bank Arena on Friday 30 September.  

Find out more on the JMSU website or see all the events below... 

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

Pre Welcome Week Activities  


Tuesday 6th September - Nursing Mini Fair (Sports Centre, 10-4pm) 

Monday 12th September – Puppy Yoga (Marybone) 

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September – International Students Quiz & Roxy Ballroom Trip 

Saturday 17th September – The 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 September – Crazy 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 September – Chester Zoo Trip (JMSU Reception, 10am) 

Sunday 25th September – Blackpool 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. 


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