Start uni the right way
Oxford SU’s Freshers’ Fair is returning to Examination Schools on October 4th and 5th 2023.
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 10,000 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.
Freshers Fair is a busy event, with lots of people passing through. This year we are aiming for a bag-free fair! Every attendee will receive a free Oxford SU tote bag as you come into the fair that you can fill with all the handouts and freebies as you go around, so there is no need to bring a bag wuth you!
Oxford SU is for every single one of our 25,500+ 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.
No matter who you are, find your people here.
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 University Student Societies will be at the fair, giving you the opportunity to meet their committees and sign up! Check out our Clubs and Soceities Directory to start finding the groups you are interested in joining!
Clubs and Societies Directory
Get those freebies
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.
Looking to book a stall?
Stall bookings are still open for student societes and businesses. Spaces are limited, so make sure to get booked in asap!
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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!
Freshers Fair 2022 Recap
Freshers Fair 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/college-time-slots/. 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 a quiet hour on Thursday 9am-10am.
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?
You must bring your University ID Card with you so we can ensure every attendee is a registered student. We recommend that all students bring water in a water bottle with them as the water supply will be limited.
Freshers Fair 2023 is a bag-free event where possible. This is to reduce the crowding inside the building. You will be given a tote bag as you enter the venue which you can fill with your freebies and handouts!
IS THE EVENT ACCESSIBLE?
We are working with Examination Schools to ensure the fair will be accessible for all students who wish to attend. Please check back soon for full details on accessibility.
We have designated quiet hour from 9am-10am on Thursday 4th October for students who want to attend the fair at a time with reduced footfall and noise.
A map detailing the accessible entrance to the building can be found here.
If you would like more specific information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help!
If you need assistance when you arrive at the venue, please speak to a member of the SU staff or events team who will be happy to help.
CAN I ATTEND IF I AM A NON-MATRICULATED STUDENT?
Yes! Non-matriculated students are members of the Students’ Unions so 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 have purchased a stall at this year’s Freshers’ Fair, make sure to have a read of the Stallholder Regulations. If you cannot find the answers you need in there, get in touch with email@example.com
If you are a business who has purchased a commercial stall, please get in touch with our advertising partner, native at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTEND THE FAIR?
Freshers’ Fair is an event designed and hosted for students at Oxford University. As a result, members of the public will not be able to attend the fair.
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.
Freshers Fair Sustainability Policy