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Oxford SU’s Freshers’ Fair is returning to the iconic University Parks on Thursday 6th & Friday 7th October this year, from 9am-6pm!

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?

Every college is assigned a slot over the two day Freshers Fair period, and your JCR or MCR should let you know when yours is. It is helpful for us if students could stick to these slots wherever possible, so that we can monitor the flow of people in and out of the venue and ensure that social distancing will remain possible. However, if you would prefer not to attend at the same time as many other people, you are welcome to come to the fair in our quiet hours (9-10am or 4-5pm both days). The College timetable can be found here.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND THE FAIR?

Whilst Freshers' Fair is a great way to kick off your university experience, we invite all students to come along and get involved!

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

You should bring your university ID card (BOD card) with you to the fair so that we can make sure you are a student. We also recommend all students to bring a bottle of water . Please be advised that alcohol won’t be sold at the fair and also can’t be brought in by students.

 

IS THE EVENT ACCESSIBLE?

The event is fully wheelchair accessible. We have also added in some quiet hours between 9:00-10:00 and 16:00-17:00 on each day. These are times when fewer Colleges have been allocated to timeslots or none at all. This means the event will be quieter for students who may want a quieter environment to explore the Freshers Fair.

 

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.