Where your journey begins

Your Students' Union OFFICIAL Freshers Week is the ONLY way to get your university experience started.

With a week’s worth of club nights, fayres, sports, societies, info, help, and support, you’ll find everything you need to get your bearings, meet lifelong friends, and make the most out of your arrival at the University of Lincoln.

Keep an eye out for the Lincoln Students’ Union’s logo on all OFFICIAL Lincoln Freshers Week events so you know exactly where the party is.


16th - 23rd September


Lincoln Students' Union, LN6 7TS


Not sure which Lincoln Freshers events are 'official'?

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Check out your incredible Freshers Week lineup! Make the most of your first week in Lincoln, and remember that everything listed below is free* with your Platinum Card!

Wristbands and Platinum cards on sale Thursday 16th August.
Individual event tickets on sale Thursday 30th August.

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Great Big Freshers Quiz

The Engine Shed | 7pm - 11pm | Entry £5

Make a team with your new housemates, choose a silly name and join us for the first quiz of the year. Kit out your new places with the prizes on offer, including a games console, fridge full of beer, student survival kits and loads more!

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Open Air Cinema:
The Greatest Showman

Students' Union Square | 6pm - 10pm | Entry £5

Time to dust off your picnic blankets for our outdoor cinema on a giant screen. Gather on The Square (outside the Students’ Union) for a blissfully chilled evening as we put on a screening of the 2017 blockbuster, 'The Greatest Showman'.

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Quack! Beach Party

The Engine Shed | 10pm - 3am | Entry from £4

Quack is the ultimate student party, held EVERY WEDNESDAY in your Students’ Union. Every week you can expect the biggest anthems, an epic atmosphere and the best drinks prices in the city.

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Professor Green & Fuse ODG

The Engine Shed | 7pm - 11pm | Entry £15

We have two huge headliners performing live on stage as part of Freshers Week 2018! Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, Professor Green brings his chart-topping hits to Lincoln alongside urban music’s most thrilling new talent in years, 3-time MOBO award winner Fuse ODG. Support comes from OMYO & July Jones.

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Foam Party

The Engine Shed | 10pm - 3am | Entry £7

Expect to get wet & wild as we bring two of the UK’s BIGGEST FOAM CANNONS to the stage, along with amazing drinks deals, huge tunes, giveaways and more!

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Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

The Engine Shed | 11am - 4pm | Entry £2

Their mission is simple; gather 40 of the UK’s tip-top traders, source over sixty years of incredible stock and offer it up for the most affordable prices in the country. Come along and grab a bargain at Britain’s leading vintage fair.

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Anthem with Two Door Cinema Club DJ Set

The Engine Shed | 10:30pm - 3am | Entry from £4

Anthem is your weekly festival held at The Engine Shed every Saturday! Join us each week for huge stage production, guest DJs, fantastic giveaways and only the biggest tunes with DJs playing a mix of all that’s good in music! Joining us behind the decks for our Freshers launch party will be festival favourites, Two Door Cinema Club!

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Lee Nelson

The Engine Shed | 7pm - 11pm | Entry £10

You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be; live on stage. Catch Lee Nelson headlining a night of comedy for our Fresher’s week finale, with support from Matt Richardson & Steff Todd.

10:00 - 16:00
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Freshers Fayre

The Engine Shed

Get to know what Lincoln has to offer. Speak to local and national bars, shops, brands, and services, and don’t forget to collect your freebies!

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Your All Access Pass for Freshers

Your Students' Union wristband is the easiest way to skip the queues, save £££'s and guarantee access to all OFFICIAL Freshers Week events.

From sports and societies to club nights to advice and representation, the University of Lincoln is here to ensure you have the best time whilst you’re studying at Lincoln.

Want a taste of what Lincoln’s OFFICIAL Freshers is all about? Here’s what it looked like last year.



Discover the behind-the-scenes of Lincoln’s biggest student fayre, help students settle in to their new accommodations, take part across the year in some of the most exciting campaigns and events this side of the Humber.

Becoming an SU Activator gives you an exciting insight into the world of a nationally-recognised Students’ Union, as well as earning yourself volunteer hours and great experience for your CV.

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In recent years, there have been many companies who try to take advantage of confused students as they prepare for the best week of their lives. We would like to assure you that there’s no need to rush.

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union provides all of the on-campus official Freshers Week events. If you’re ever in doubt about whether an event is official, look out for either the Students’ Union logo, or the University of Lincoln logo.

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union is also affiliated with Home Nightclub. Home’s ‘Union’ and ‘4Play’ events are the only city centre events which are included in the official Freshers Week line-up.

Our Wristbands and Platinum Cards will be released on Thursday 16th August at 10am on our website. Please be very careful and check where you are purchasing tickets from; every year we have lots of reports of students accidentally buying the wrong wristband and not being able to access where the majority of students are.

If you have purchased an incorrect wristband, then please contact the place you purchased it from to get a refund.

Still confused? Feel free to drop a message to communications@lincolnsu.com, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.