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Oxford SU’s Freshers’ Fair is returning to the iconic University Parks on Thursday 6th 09:00-17:00 & Friday 7th October from 09:00-16:00 this year.

This is the perfect opportunity for students from every part of the University to kick off their University experience.

From undergraduates to postgraduates, from BA’s to MBA’s’, attendees can connect with one another alongside a diverse range of organisations and student societies; to enrich their unique Oxford experiences to their full potential.

With over 9,000 students attending: expect to see some of your favourite brands (and discover some new ones too), connect with some of our sponsors and unlock new opportunities, and have the chance to uncover all the student-run activities you can get involved with at Oxford.

Oxford SU is for every single one of our 25,500 students, made up of 12,500 undergraduates and 13,000 graduate students. Our top priority is to represent and engage our diverse and talented community which means we have designed this Freshers’ fair for our students, and we are confident it will be our best yet.

Who will be there?

Freshers' Fair brings together some of your most beloved brands, local charities and student organisations to enhance your first week at Oxford University. Expect lots of free handouts, interactive activations and ways to give back to the community. 

Looking to find like-minded people? Many of the Oxford Universty Student Societies will be at the fair, giving you the opportunity to meet their commitees and sign up!

Here are just some of the businesses that you will find at the fair:

Domino's Pizza  |  Curzon  |  PureGym  |  Chosen Bun  |  Stagecoach  |  Kortext  |  001 Taxis  |  Oxford Covered Market

 

There will be hundreds of student socities a the fair, sharing more infroamtion about what they do and how to join. Have a look through our societies directory to see what is on offer!

 

Looking to book a stall?

 

Book a Student Society Stall              Book a Business Stall

 

Your College

Whilst Freshers' Fair is hosted by Oxford SU, your college will also be hosting a variety of events and activities so you can get to know your community

To find out more about what your college is doing, head to your common room facebook page!

 

Get Involved!

Looking for ways to get involved? Want to make a difference? Click the links below to find out more about the different branches of the SU.

SU Schemes

RAG (Raise and Give)  Target Schools

 

Student Campaigns

Campaign for Racial Awareness & Equality   Class Act   Disabilities Campaign   LGBTQ+ Campaign   Women*s Campaign   

International Students   It Happens Here  Suspended Students Campaign

                             

Accessibility

It is important to us that Freshers' Fair is an event that everyone is able to attend.  That's why we have put certain measures in place to ensure this.

Quiet Hours - There are set times on both days for quiet hours, allowing students to visit the fair in a more relaxed environment. Find details of all timings here.

Map - We are creating a map of the Freshers' Fair venue so that atendees know what to expect before arriving. This will clear show where to find each zone as well as the entrances and exits.

Mobility Aids - If you use a mobility aid, we would recommend attending during quiet hours, as corwding during busier periods may restrict your access.

 

More Events

Looking for more events to kickstart your time at Oxford. CLICK HERE to head to our events page to see what else is going on.

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FAQs

WHEN CAN I COME TO THE FAIR?

To attend the event, please refer to your college timeslot, these can be found at the following link: https://www.oxfordsu.org/freshers-fair/collegeslots. Although students can attend at any time in the day, to ease traffic and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, we’d ask you to stick to your college slots, wherever possible. We are also hosting quiet hours on both days: 4-5pm on Thursday and 9-10am on Friday. 

 

WHO CAN ATTEND THE FAIR?

Oxford SU invites all University of Oxford students to attend! Whilst Freshers’ Fair is a great way to kick start your university experience, all are welcome. Non-matriculated students can attend too. Members of the public cannot attend the Fair.  

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

Please bring your University ID card (BOD card) with you to the fair – this is to make sure you are a registered student. We recommend that all students bring water in a water bottle with them as the water supply will be limited. Freshers’ Fairs can be a real day out, so wear layers to adjust to queueing outside and being in the busy marquee!  

 

Alcohol is not sold or supplied at the fair and we ask that students do not bring alcohol with them.  

 

IS THE EVENT ACCESSIBLE?

The event is fully wheelchair accessible. If you require disabled access, please contact timea.suli@sant.ox.ac.uk and let us if you have a preferred timeslot. This is to ensure that students requiring disabled access are not crowded on the day – the event can be busy. As mentioned above, we are also offering a quiet hour on both days, you may prefer to attend then. 

 

CAN I ATTEND IF I AM A NON-MATRICULATED STUDENT?

Yes! This year the Students’ Union changed its articles so non-matriculated students are members of the Students’ Union. You are more than welcome to attend the Freshers Fair this year.

 

I AM A STALLHOLDER AND I NEED INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAIR

If you are looking for information as a stall holder please contact the below:

Student Stalls – fair@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

Commercial and University Stalls - business@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

 

CAN MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTEND THE FAIR?

No, members of the public cannot attend the Freshers Fair, only students.

 

ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Please be mindful that bag searches will be taking place on the day. To reduce queueing times, please be aware the following items are prohibited: sharp items such as knives, Swiss army knives, scissors, cutlery, banners, placards, marketing materials and other similar items that could potentially disturb attendees on the day.