Welcome to Freshers 2021!

We can't wait to welcome you to UWS! Join us for events, fairs and fun from 24 August to 7 October 2021!

Your Freshers 2021 Logo Welcome to Fresher's 2021!

We can't wait to welcome you to UWS! Join us for events, fairs and fun from 24 August to 7 October 2021!

Check out an overview of what's on below, or go to www.uwsunion.org.uk/whatson and uwsunion.native.fm











Annual Pass 2021/22

Save money on Union social events and get freebies with an Fresher's (aka Annual) Pass!

Paisley £30 / Ayr £15


UWS Meal Plan 2021/2022

Get a cooked evening meal 3 times a week at Your Union!

£120 (add an Annual Pass: Paisley £140 / Ayr £130)


EXCLUSIVE: Read your Freshers Guide 2021 online!

This guide is a whistlestop tour of all of the wonderful things that we do for you at the Students’ Union, and all of the exciting events we have planned over the coming weeks.

You’ll learn more about how we represent your views and ideas to the university, about how we offer advice for when things aren’t quite going to plan and how we help support our amazing student groups and societies.

We also operate two recently renovated bars, and every penny you spend at the Union goes straight back into supporting all of the above services for students!








Pub Quiz Mondays

Paisley & Ayr | In person, free entry | Starts 20 Sep, every Monday from 8pm!

Book at uwsunion.native.fm

Join us for our weekly Monday Pub Quiz!! Here to win? Here just for fun? Either way there is great music, amazing drinks promotions AND teams of 4 or more people get free Nachos!! Winners are guaranteed to get a cash prize!!!



Karaoke Tuesdays

Paisley & Ayr | In person, free entry | Starts 21 Sep, every Tuesday from 9pm! | Book at uwsunion.native.fm

Whether you can sing or not the Union is the best place to enjoy Karaoke! Join us for a fun night and great drinks promotions.



Thirsty Thursdays

Paisley & Ayr | In person, free entry | Starts 9 Sep, every Thursday from 8pm! | Book at uwsunion.native.fm

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday, our weekly social night! Enjoy great music, cheap drinks and an amazing atmosphere! Look out for themed nights, special occasions and random one off events.



Coffee in the iCloud

1 hour, online, free

International Students Wed 8 Sep 7pm - 8pm

Distance Learners Tue 14 Sep 6pm - 7pm and Wed 15 Sep 1pm - 2pm

Just arrived in a new town and don’t know anyone? Or are you studying a distance learning course?  Grab a cuppa and start by meeting other UWS Students who are in a similar circumstance to you.  Join us for a  virtual cup of tea or coffee and hear a bit about each other and the Union.



Intro to Societies

Online, free | Go to www.uwsunion.org.uk/whatson to book!

Are you interested in finding out more about the student groups and societies we have? Then this session is for you!

During this event, you will: Hear from existing society members about their experiences being part of a group; Find out more about our active societies and ask questions about what they do; Find out how to create a new society if you don’t like any of the ones on offer.



Volunteering Fairs

Ayr, Lanarkshire & Paisley

1 hour, online, free

Lanarkshire Tue 14 Sep 2pm - 3pm

Paisley Wed 15 Sep 2pm - 3pm

Ayr Thu 16 Sep 2pm - 3pm

Are you interested in enjoying new experiences and developing your skills? This session will give you information on volunteering opportunities near the Ayr, Lanarkshire and Ayr campuses.



Course Socials

1 hour, online, free | Course socials will be taking place at various times between: Mon 6 Sep - Thu 30 Sep | Go to www.uwsunion.org.uk/whatson to find yours!

Looking to meet new people who study what you study? Look no more. Our course social sessions are a chance for students to get to know other people on their course online. In this event you will: Be given the opportunity to get to know other people studying your course and introduce yourself to them; Play some games facilitated by Union staff; Feel like you got to know other people on your course.

Become a Student Rep

1 hour, online, free

Mon 6 Sep 12pm - 1pm

Fri 10 Sep 3pm - 4pm

Mon 13 Sep 5pm - 6pm

Tue 14 Sep 11am - 12pm

Wed 15 Sep 12pm - 1pm

Fri 17 Sep 3pm - 4pm

Come and talk to our representation team to find out what you could gain from being a rep, and how we can work together to improve UWS for all students! This event will let you know what being a student rep is all about! We’ll begin with a short introduction to who we are and what we do, and what being a rep would mean, and then for the rest of the session we will chat about representation with you and answer any questions you have.

Freshers' Fairs

5 hours, in person, free

Lanarkshire Tue 5 Oct 10am - 3pm

Paisley Wed 6 Oct 10am - 3pm

Ayr Thu 7 Oct 10am - 3pm

We’ll be hosting our Freshers Fairs in Ayr, Lanarkshire and Paisley. Come along to check out some offerings from local business and to get involved in one of our many clubs and societies!

This event is ticketed, but tickets are free.


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