Thanks to everyone who made Welcome Fortnight 2016 such an amazing two weeks! Here's what happened...

 

Sunday 11 September - Tennis Hall, 9am-5pm

The Arrivals Village is your chance to familiarise yourself with the University, meet the Students’
Union team and get ready for the fortnight ahead.

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

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Sunday 11 September - SU Bar, SU Lounge and Marquee and the Viper Rooms nightclub, 8pm-3am

The first event of Welcome Fortnight is always a brilliant ice-breaker. Don’t forget to buy our official Write-on-White t-shirt with your wristband! Transport to and from the Viper Rooms is included with both wristbands and on the night Bus-2-Club tickets.

Free with wristband/£8 on the night Bus-2-Club tickets

 

 

 

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Monday 12 September - Tennis Hall, 9am-5pm

Again, the Arrivals Village is your chance to get ready for the fortnight ahead - this one is for those
who are arriving on Monday.

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

Monday 12 September - SU Bar - 2pm-4pm

Our Welcome Afternoon Tea is your chance to get to know some of your fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere at the SU Bar. There’ll be free tea, coffee and cakes for all who attend, too.

Free entry for all students

 

 

 
 

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Monday 12 September - SU Bar, Lounge and Marquee, 8pm-1am

It’s the first opportunity to raid your wardrobe for fancy dress! This space-themed night is guaranteed to be ‘out of this world’ - we can’t wait to see you all in your costumes!

Free with wristband/£8 without

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 13 September - the Chaplaincy, 6pm-10pm

The Home Comforts Cafe is back for 2016, only this time it’s in the evening at the Chaplaincy. If you’re tired of trying to talk over loud music and want an alternative to a boozy night out, then this is for you. There’ll be board games, coffee, tea and of course great company!

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 13 September - SU Bar and the Viper Rooms nightclub, 8pm-3am

It’s your second chance to get crafty with fancy dress - this time we’re going back to nature with our Zoo Party. Let your imagination run wild! Transport to and from the Viper Rooms is included with both wristband and Bus-2-Club tickets.

Free with wristband/£8 on the night Bus-2-Club tickets

 

 

 

Wednesday 14 September - SU Bar, Lounge & Marquee, 12pm-4pm

Are you looking to play sport seriously or socially while you’re at university, or just curious about what’s on offer? Then this Fair is for you! All of our clubs will be represented and can answer any questions you have, so make sure you come along and sign up!

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 14 September - Dol.cHe Vita Cafe, 6pm-8pm

Whether you’ve come to St Mary’s from Essex or Ecuador, St Mary’s is now your new home. The St Mary’s family consists of students from all around the world, so get to know them!

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 14 September - SU Bar, SU Lounge & Marquee, 8pm-1am

Blue and white are the official St Mary’s colours, and we’ll be wearing them proudly on Wednesday at our Blue and White Night. Join us at 8pm in the Bar for a party!

Free with wristband/£8 without

 

 

 

 

 Thursday 15 September - SU Bar, Lounge & Marquee, 12pm-4pm

Do you like free stuff? Of course you do! The SU Bar, SU Lounge and Marquee will be full of fun and freebies for you to enjoy from local bars, restaurants and other companies. Don’t miss out on a brilliant way to spend your day...

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 Thursday 15 September - SU Bar and SU Lounge, 8pm-12am

As we get close to the mid-point of Welcome Fortnight, it’s time to have a ‘night in’ and relax in
the SU Lounge. There’ll be PS4s, XBox Ones and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets for you to enjoy, and there’s acoustic music in the SU Bar.

Free with wristband/£3 without

 

Friday 16 September - SU Bar, SU Lounge and Marquee, 12pm-4pm

We’ve got a rich variety of societies on offer at St Mary’s, ranging from Drama to History and Afro-Carribean to LGBT+! Why not come along and try joining something different?

Free entry for all students

 
 

 

 

Friday 16 September - SU Bar and Pryzm nightclub
8pm - 3am

This one’s your chance to break out your smart dress clothes and sample Kingston’s biggest nighclub, Pryzm! Expect a big night, as there’s still a headliner to be announced. Transport to and from Pryzm is included with both wristbands and Bus-2-Club tickets.

Free with wristband/£10 on the night Bus-2-Club tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 17 September - Twickenham and Teddington Areas/SU Bar, 1-5pm/7pm-1am

Have you been playing Pokémon Go? If so, you’re in luck as we’re having a Pokémon Go Adventure Day! You’ll complete a series of challenges for a chance to win our special prize. After this it’s time to get your best Pokémon outfits ready for a Pokemon Party in the Bar! 

Adventure Day free for all students/Party £3 without wristband

 

 

 

Sunday 18 September - SU Bar, 7pm-11pm

Have you got an angelic voice? Or even better, one that isn’t so great? Either way, our karaoke night is the perfect opportunity for you to show it off!

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 19 September - The Chaplaincy, 6pm-10pm

The second and final Home Comforts Cafe of Welcome Fortnight! The Cafe will be back on the third Wednesday of every month during term-time this year, too.

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 

Monday 19 September - SU Bar and the Hippodrome nightclub, 8pm-3am

WOW Mondays is a new student night at the Hippodrome, which is one of Kingston’s best clubs. Come and get another taste of the nightlife in Kingston! Transport to and from the Hippodrome is included with both wristbands and Bus-2-Club tickets.

Free with wristband/£8 on the night Bus-2-Club tickets

 


Tuesday 20 September - SU Bar, 7pm-11pm

Our Tuesday night Pub Quiz has become a tradition over the years - hosted by your friendly barman, Conor, with prizes up for grabs, it’s definitely an experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

Wednesday 21 September - SU Bar, SU Lounge and the Viper Rooms nightclub, 8pm-3am

I Love Wednesdays is our weekly Wednesday night out at the SU Bar and the Viper Rooms nightclub in Kingston! This is a classic St Mary’s night out, and the first one is always among the biggest of the year - so don’t miss it! Transport to and from the Viper Rooms is included with both wristbands and Bus-2-Club tickets.

Free with wristband/£5 on the night Bus-2-Club tickets

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday 22 September - Sports Centre, 6pm-9pm

SIMMSActive is the official St Mary’s recreational activity programme - they’re kicking off 2016/17 with a UV glow-in-the-dark sports night! There’ll be dodgeball, swingball, badminton, hula hooping and much more on offer...

Free with wristband/£4 without

 

 

 

 

Thursday 22 September - Sports Centre, 6pm-9pm

Have you got any talents that you’d like to share? Our Open Mic Night is for you, then! All kinds of acts are welcome to join. If you don’t fancy getting on stage, just sit back and enjoy the show!

Free entry for all students

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 23 September - SU Bar, SU Lounge and Marquee

Our School Disco is renowned as one of our biggest Welcome Fortnight events, and this year’s will be no different. Get ready for an unforgettable night! We’ll confirm the headline act for this soon.

Free with wristband/£10 without

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