University of Glasgow Freshers' Week 2020


Welcome to the official University of Glasgow Freshers’ Week 2020! This platform will be the home of all of our amazing events and content running from Saturday 12th to Friday 18th September. Below you’ll find some of the activities we’ve got lined up for you.

You’ll see that there is a mix of in-person events that will take place in a safe, physically-distanced environment on campus as well as a curated collection of online activities that you can watch and interact with via this purpose-built event and streaming platform. This platform, our website and our social medias (all @uofgfreshers) will be the best places to get any updates or extra information so keep an eye out for those!

This Freshers’ Week is going to be different to previous years, and we recognise it might not be exactly what you had pictured. However, a team of students and staff from across the University’s student organisations have been working all summer to plan the best possible experience and we are confident that you’ll have a great start to your time at UofG. As we understand that it’s not quite the usual Freshers’ Week, we will not be charging for our events this year.

We hope you have a fantastic week of making new friends, getting to know the city of Glasgow, and learning more about life at the University!

Welcome to Glasgow and to #TeamUofG – Freshers’ Week here we come!

12th - 18th September

Online / University of Glasgow

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This year we are supporting the Student Union community through the Coronavirus Pandemic by providing an out-of-the box virtual events solution, in addition to top quality online and socially-distanced events for freshers programmes. 

We strive to make our events as accessible as possible.

For enquiries about disability access and support, please get in touch with the Disability Service at or phone 0141 330 5497.

The McIntyre Building and Gilchrist Postgraduate Club are all accessible - as is the Main Building. For more information on the accessibility of campus, head to the University's website.

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For 99% of GUSRC events your age doesn't matter as our events do not ten to involve entering licensed premises (a bar). In the event that our events do take place in a licensed premises we will make you aware via the event description. 

QMU and GUU's buildings contain bars, so for their physical events there are some restrictions. 

GUU's Policy:

  • Under 18s are allowed in the GUU and allowed entry into the GUU until 10PM.
  • After this time they cannot be admitted. 
  • Under 18s are not allowed to buy alcohol in the GUU at any time.
  • After 10PM under 18s should not be in the building.
  • If you're unsure about what these rules mean for you and want to find out how you can still enjoy GUU events, get in touch with GUU directly – 

QMU's Policy:

Under 18s are permitted entry to the QMU for the whole night as we close at 12AM. Under 18s are not permitted to buy alcohol, and QMU will be stamping/wristbanding those Freshers that are over 18 so that we don't serve anyone who is underage.

For further information about the policies of the Unions please contact them directly. 

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