So, Fresher’s Week is well and truly finished! I hope you’ve all had an amazing time – I know I have! I think it’s safe to say, my first Fresher’s Week as a non-student has been a great success.
So what events did we have on? (Hopefully you’ll be able to remember, I know a lot of drink was consumed this week but try and think back over the last few days!) Well let’s have a bit of a rundown shall we?
Sunday – Quiz
So we kicked off our week with a quiz (expertly read out by yours truly) in which the Student Assistants were triumphant with their overall knowledge of Music, Art and Literature, Sport, Disney and your Sabbatical Officers (aka President Gareth, VP Health Christian, VP Education Kayley and VP FAS me!) This was also the first chance that on-campus students had to use our new bar facilities. We’ve had a massive amount of positive feedback about it which we’re super happy about!
Monday – The Luminites
“Tonight we kick off the week in style!” – Well, we kicked off the week as geeks. The Quad was packed with big glasses, school ties and painted on freckles in preparation for The Luminites paying a visit to Edge Hill. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see them myself as I was helping the door staff to let you lovely people in to see them instead! Don’t forget to put your pictures online (especially if you were lucky enough to get one with the group!)
Tuesday – Aura/Strangled Cats
From my perspective this night was incredibly successful – I stayed behind at uni with Gareth to cover the Strangled Cats Karaoke and heard a medley of powerful renditions including: Adele, Shania Twain, Nicki Minaj, Aerosmith (from the Student Assistants and yours truly) and an incredibly impressive performance of Vanilla Ice! Strangled Cats Karaoke will be in the SU Bar every Tuesday so come on down and belt out a song that would make Simon Cowell cry!
Wednesday – Fresher’s Fair
Fresher’s Fair is always my favourite event as I get to see just how far we’ve come in terms of societies and sports teams. I think this year was one of our most successful fairs as the Hub was absolutely packed from the word ‘Go!’ I managed to sign up to a few societies and the Badminton team so I look forward to seeing how that turns out throughout the year. If you signed up to a society or a sports team, let me know on Facebook, Twitter, in the comment section below or come and tell me in person 😀
Thursday – Esco Williams
So Thursday brought about a bit of bad news – unfortunately, Naughty Boy wasn’t able to attend our event (it turns out he really is a naughty boy! *ba dum dum tish*). But don’t worry, we’re working with his management to make sure that he comes back soon so you’ll get to see him perform at a later date! Despite this minor setback, you guys didn’t let it stop you from having an amazing night! Esco Williams was brilliant and everyone came out in full force to help keep the flow of Fresher’s Week going!
Friday – Roller Disco
After seeing you all flying around on your skates, I’m completely convinced that you’re a hell of a lot braver than I am! Although we had a few bumps and bruises (nothing broken though!), everyone had a great night and looked fantastic! I was super impressed by the effort that people had put into their 60’s/70’s/80’s costumes, although I think I might have blinded by all the neon! Hopefully you all enjoyed the disco – I know VP Education Kayley did as she was twirling around the room with you all!
Sunday – DJ Danny Howard
What a way to end Fresher’s Week! Edge Hill’s very own DJ Danny Howard returned to The Quad to blow us all away with an awesome set – the atmosphere was brilliant and he really knew how to get the crowd going! He was an absolutely lovely guy, stopping to take pictures with the crowd, the Fresher’s Team and myself after his set even though he was exhausted! It’s strange to think how things might have been different for him – Danny ran in the SU elections but unfortunately didn’t win a position. But everything worked out for the best as he’s now a DJ for Radio 1 and you can listen to him every Saturday from 4-7pm.
So that’s it! The events are over, the hangovers have set in and the lectures are starting. I hope you’ve all had an amazing week, there’s been so much effort put into these events and I’m super proud to be a part of the team who’s put them together.
Time to end this post with a shout out of thanks to all the staff who’ve worked their fingers to the bone this week including: Becs in SU Marketing, Ian, Mark and Graeme (the bar manager and assistant bar managers), the Fresher’s Team who’ve volunteered all this week, the bar staff who’ve kept those drinks coming, the diner staff who’ve provided you all with pizza at 2am, the security team (who are absolutely lovely and have made sure you’ve had fun in a safe environment), Vibe Media for documenting this week’s antics and of course, you guys for making this Fresher’s Week one of the best we’ve had!
Let me know what your favourite event was, what your least favourite event was and any suggestions you may have for next year by dropping me a comment on Facebook, a tweet on Twitter, a comment in the box below or come along to the SU in the Hub and tell me in person!
Time to crack on with answering e-mails and organising meetings – the academic year starts now people! This is not a drill, I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
VP of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
SU President (Gareth) – email@example.com
Vice President of FAS (Em-J) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Health (Christian) – email@example.com
Vice President of Education (Kayley) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gareth – https://twitter.com/EHSUpresident
Em-J – https://twitter.com/EHSUvpfas
Christian – https://twitter.com/EHSUvphealth
Kayley – https://twitter.com/EHSUvpeducation