The Anchor’s Guide to Freshers’ Week 2015

Providing you with a day by day selection of great Freshers’ events to go to!

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Monday 14th September

Fresh 1




‘If you only went to one, make sure it’s the Pirate Party.’

Freshers events open with a bang in the form of the Pirate Party, which is, according to many students, the highlight of the year. Run annually, it has become a staple of the social calendar not only for freshly minted students but also for veterans of this energetic nautical foray. Just make sure you’re dressed appropriately as prizes are awarded to those who put in the most effort. Entry is £12, but wristband holders can enter for free.


Falmouth Christian Union: Cream Teas (noon-3pm, Tremough House Lawn/Falmouth Campus Lawn)

Debating Taster Session (6pm – 8pm, DDM Seminar room G)

Tap Dance Taster Session (8:30-9:30pm, Performance Centre)

Falmouth Christian Union: Tea and Toast (11:30pm-2am, outside the Stannary)


Tuesday 15th September

GeogSoc Ice Breaker: Map Your Campus (11am-1:30pm, DDM Seminar C & L)

RES: Meet and Greet & BBQ (noon – 4pm, Upper Stannery)

Exepedition Coastal Stroll & BBQ (1pm – 4pm, meet at the bus stop in Falmouth, bring comfortable shoes and some water)

Politics Society Cheese and Wine (3 – 5pm, Peter Lanyon, Seminar 9)

LGBTQ+ Meet and Greet (4 – 5:30pm, Upper Stannery)

The Chorus Taster Session (7:30 – 9:30pm, The Chapel Lecture Theatre)


Wednesday 16th September

Fresh 2




‘Find out the best places to drink in Falmouth, and have a great time doing it.’

More than a pub crawl, perhaps slightly less than a festival, FestiFAL is a student run tour of Falmouth that should be mandatory for all newcomers. Want to find out the best places to eat and drink around town? FestiFAL will take you on a guided tour of all the hotspots, making sure you don’t miss a thing. Don’t forget to order your FestiFAL pack, from 7th September onwards, which includes a T-Shirt and programme, entitling you to much needed student discounts.

Jazz Harbour: Welcome Rehersal ( 4pm – 6pm, Chapel Lecture Theatre

Harry Potter Society: Welcome to Hogwarts (6:30 – 9pm, DDM Seminar L)

Sci-Fi Club: Film Screening  (7 – 9pm, Exchange Lecture Theatre)


Thursday 17th September

Model United Nations: Taster Session (2pm – 3:30pm, Peter Lanyon Seminar 3)

Climbing Beach BBQ (3pm – 7pm, Gylly Beach)

Photography Society: Photography Challenge (3pm – 4pm, Penryn Campus)

FECCLES Theatre Fun (6pm – 8pm, DDM Seminar L)

Mature Students Society: Meet and Greet (7:30 – 11:59pm, Five Degrees West)

Snowsports Whiteout ( 9pm – midnight, Five Degrees Below)


Friday 18th September

Horseriding Advanced Hack (1 – 2pm, Wheel Buller Riding School)

Expedition College Resevoir Stroll (1pm, Argal College Resevoirs, bring comfortable shoes and some water)

FXOrchestra: Taster Session (5 – 8pm, Chapel Lecture Theatre)

Film Soc: Meet and Greet (6 – 8pm, School of Film and Television)

EcoSoc: Quiz Night (7:30 – 10pm, location TBC, see EcoSoc’s Facebook page)


Saturday 19th September

Fresh 3




‘Who knew you could have so much fun at a ball.’

Time to don your glad rags for the final Stannary event of Freshers’ week. It might not be quite as formal as it sounds, it’s still a party after all, but it’s a favourite of the first year students. An excuse to dress yourself up is sorely lacking for the rest of the year, so missing out on the Ball would be a tragedy. This year the guest performer is award winning musician A Skillz. Tickets, for non-wristband holders are £15 on the door.

Mature Student Society Walking Tour of Falmouth (11 – 1pm, National Maritime Museum)

Falmouth Surf School (12:15 – 5pm, Minibus pick up at Falmouth Campus Reception. Lessons at £17, wetsuits at £10)

FXU Echelon: Intelligence Analysis (3 – 5pm, DDM Seminar N)

RES Campus Scavenger Hunt (3 – 5pm, outside the Exchange, Penryn Campus)


Sunday 20th September

Fresh 4




‘Go for the free stuff, stay for the connections, societies and the free stuff.’

Freshers’ Fayre is the perfect place for all new students to go to find out exactly what opportunities are available to them. From the Feminist Society to FECCLES to your very own campus newspaper, all facets of university life will be represented at the Fayre. Taking up the entirety of the Daphne Du Maurier building, you’ll have a hard time finding something you’re not interested in.

Falmouth Christian Union Church Crawl (10am – 2pm, Penryn Campus Bus Stop)

Airsoft Social ( 9 – 11:45pm, Upper Stannery)


Monday 21st September

Herpetology Society: Paignton Zoo Limit (7:45am – 6pm meet at the Penryn Campus Bus Stop)

Kayaking Harbour Paddles (11 am, Falmouth Watersports Centre)

Ape Soc: Meet the Human Sciences Society (1 – 2pm, Stannery)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga (5 – 6pm, Penryn Campus, Italian Gardens)

Ballet Taster Session (6 – 8pm, Performance Centre Studio H)

Climbing Taster: Climbing at Granite Planet (6 -9pm at Granite Planet, meet outside The Compass at 5:45 to be shown where to go)


Tuesday 22nd September

Fal Surf’s Beach Festival (1pm – 8pm, Gylly Beach)

Longboarding and Skateboarding Session (3 – 7pm, Penryn Campus. Meet outside Glasney Lodge)

Japenese Society: Language Lesson (5 – 6:30pm, DDM Seminar D)

Pilates (5 – 6pm, St. Gluvias Hall, Penryn)

Pole Fitness Taster Session (6 – 7pm, location TBC)

Capeoira Taster Session (7 – 9pm, Performance Centre, Studio H)


Wednesday 23rd September

FLEXSI Free Fun Day (10am – 5pm)

Archery Taster Session (2 – 4pm, MUGA)

Amnesty International Society: Introductory Session (3 – 4:30pm, TBC)

Lyonesse Law Society: Meet and Greet BBQ (5 – 9pm, BBQ are near Glasney Park, Block B)

African Caribbean Society: Meet and Greet (6 – 9, Peter Lanyon Staffroom)


Thursday 24th September

Beach Yoga (2 – 3pm, Gylly Beach)

Viva Voce: Taster Session (6 – 8pm, the Chapel Lecture Theatre)

Follies: Taster Session (6 – 8pm, The Performance Centre)

Surf Hang Five (9pm- 2:30am, 5 Degrees Below)


Friday 25th September

Islamic Society Meet and Greet (5 – 6pm, Exchange Seminar Blue)

Ballroom and Latin Taster Session (6 – 7pm, St. Gluvias Hall, Penryn)

Video Gaming Society: Smash Bro’s Taster Tournament (7:30 – 10:30, DDM Seminar L)


Saturday 26th September

Fresh 5




‘Get ready to release your inner saint or sinner.’

Featuring UK chart toppers Tough Love, alongside Aldo Vanucci and Dean Thomas, this year’s Heaven and Hell party promises to be the one party to end them all. A lavish, themed party, be sure to make yourself as heavenly or as hellish as possible, as prizes will be awarded to the best dressed. Once again, entry for non-wristband holders will have to pay £12 on the door.

Enactus: BBQ on the beach with games ( 1 -4pm, Gylly Beach)

International Society: Welcome Dinner (6 – 10pm, Lower Stannery)

Try scuba Diving Session (10am – 2pm, Cornish Diving School, Falmouth)