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Welcome Week is packed full of activities to help you find your way around Solent and meet new people. Check out our timetable to plan your week!

Monday 9 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
  International Welcome Week begins    Dark blue colour block
International 

Tuesday 10 September

Time Event/activity LocationEvent type
  International students move in   Dark blue colour block
Dark grey colour block
International / Residences

Wednesday 11 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
  International meet and greet from Gatwick and Heathrow airports Gatwick / Heathrow  Dark blue colour block
International 

7pm
International welcome talk for resident students Kimber student residence Dark grey colour block
Residences

Thursday 12 September


Time Event/activity Location Event type 
 8am - close Free table tennis The Spark reception area  Red colour block
Solent Sport
10am Life as an international student in Southampton Jane Austen lecture theatre (The Spark) Dark blue colour block
International 
10am - 4pm Student funding support The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11am - 4pm Student support services The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11am Introduction to Solent Futures - careers, employability and enterprise Jane Austen lecture theatre (The Spark) Green colour block
Support services
11.15am - 12.15pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
2-4pm International enrolment and campus cards The Spark Atrium Yellow colour block
Admissions
2.15-2.45pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
4-5.30pm International afternoon tea The Dock Dark blue colour block
International
4-6pm Free mini golf - collect your token from the East Park Terrace reception before 5pm Miniature golf course Purple colour block
Social
4-6.30pm Mature student welcome event TS402 (The Spark) Green colour block
Support services
6-7.30pm Pub quiz The Den Dark blue colour block
International

Friday 13 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
8am - close  Free table tennis  The Spark reception area  Red colour block
Solent Sport
8-10am Coffee morning - free tea and coffee! Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
9am Life as an international student in Southampton Jane Austen lecture theatre (The Spark) Dark blue colour block
International 
10am Introduction to Solent Futures - careers, employability and enterprise Jane Austen lecture theatre (The Spark) Green colour block
Solent Futures
10am - 4pm Student funding support The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Student Hub
10am - 4pm

International students' welcome, including police information, academic advice and international team

Students' Union elections stand

Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
10am - 12pm International enrolment and campus cards The Spark Atrium Yellow colour block
Admissions
11am - 4pm Student support services The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11.15am - 12.15pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11.30am - 2pm Solent Futures - careers, employability and enterprise Marquee Green colour block
Support services
12-1pm Tier 4 visa information and advice Palmerston lecture theatre (The Spark) Dark blue colour block
International
12-2pm Glitter tattoos The Spark Lower Atrium Purple colour block
Social
1-4pm Student Hub information stand Marquee Green colour block
Support services
2-4pm Scavenger Hunt Starts at Palmerston lecture theatre (The Spark) Dark blue colour block
International
2.15-2.45pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
5-8pm Free sport Friday Solent Sports Complex Red colour block
Solent Sport
7-9pm Sonar Film night with free popcorn!
Doors open 6.30pm
LT1 (above Costa) Purple colour block
Social

Sunday 15 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
10pm - 3am  Moving in party Oceana  Light blue colour block
Students' Union 

Monday 16 September

Time Event/activity LocationEvent type 
8am - close  Free table tennis  The Spark reception area  Red colour block
Solent Sport
8-10am Women's coffee morning - free tea and coffee! Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
10am - 4pm

Fiction Prescription

Student support services

Student funding support

Solent Futures

The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
10am - 4pm

Welfare and support event - banks, police, sexual health, doctors surgeries, advice service

Students Union election stand

Res life team stand

Marquee

Light blue colour block
Students' Union

10am - 4pm ResLife team stand Marquee Dark grey colour block
Residences
11.15am - 12.15pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11.30am - 2pm Solent Futures - careers, employability and enterprise Marquee Green colour block
Support services
12-2pm Face painting The Spark Lower Atrium Purple colour block
Social
1-4pm Student Hub information stand Marquee Green colour block
Support services
2.15-2.45pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium  Green colour block
Support services
5-8pm Have a go sport Sports hall (Solent Sports Complex) Red colour block
Solent Sport
5-8pm Society give it a go session - Sowlent Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
6pm Welcome talk David Moxon student residence Dark grey colour block
Residences
8pm Welcome talk Kimber student residence Dark grey colour block
Residences

Tuesday 17 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
8am - close  Free table tennis  The Spark reception area  Red colour block
Solent Sport 
8-10am LGBTQ coffee morning - free tea and coffee! Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
10am - 1pm Chillout zone, including societies, eSports and D20; and health and beauty including make-up and nail technicians Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
10am - 4pm

Therapy and mental health support

Student support services

Student funding support

Solent Futures

The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11.15am - 12.15pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
12-2pm Glitter tattoos The Spark Lower Atrium Purple colour block
Social
1-4pm Student Hub info stand Marquee Green colour block
Support services
2-5pm

Re:So clothing sale

SU Presents - live music, BBQ and bar!

Student's Union elections stand

Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
2.15-2.45pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
5-8pm Society give it a go session - Christian Union Marquee Light blue colour block
Students's Union
6pm Welcome talk Hamwic student residence Dark grey colour block
Residences
6-8pm Wheelchair rugby regular training - come and give it a go or just watch Team Solent Sharks in action! Solent Sports Complex Red colour block
Solent Sport
7-9pm Sonar Film night with free popcorn! Doors open at 6.30pm LT1 (above Costa) Purple colour block
Social
8pm Welcome talk Chantry student residence Dark grey colour block
Residences

Wednesday 18 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type
8am - close  Free table tennis  The Spark reception area  Red colour block
Solent Sport
8-10am Black and minorities (BME) coffee morning - free tea and coffee! Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
9-10.30am Solent Futures - careers, employability and enterprise Marquee Green colour block
Support services
10am - 4pm

Fiction Prescription

Student support services

Student funding support

Solent Futures

The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
10am - 4pm

Re:So clothing sale (vintage)

Vintage Fayre

Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
11.15am - 12.15pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
12-2pm Henna tattoos The Spark Lower Atrium Purple colour block
Social
1-4pm Student Hub information stand Marquee Green colour block
Support services
2.15-2.45pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
4-6pm Free mini golf - collect your token before 5pm from the East Park Terrace reception Miniature golf course (Andrews Park, opposite the Andrews Building) Purple colour block
Social
5-8pm Society give it a go session - Sonar Cinema Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
6pm Welcome talk Deanery A student residence Dark grey colour block
Residences
6-8pm Free shoot the hoops Sports hall (Solent Sport Complex) Red colour block
Solent Sport
8pm Welcome talk Deanery B and C student residence

Dark grey colour block
Residences

Thursday 19 September


Time Event/activity Location Event type 
8am - close  Free table tennis The Spark reception  Red colour block
Solent Sport 
8-10am Disabilities coffee morning - free tea and coffee! Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
9-10am Life as an international student in Southampton Palmerston lecture theatre (The Spark) Dark blue colour block
International
10am - 1pm Student Hub information stand Marquee Green colour block
Support services
10am - 1pm

Meet your Students' Union day

SU branded clothing sale

Southampton City Council - voting and elections

Marquee Light blue colour block
Students' Union
10am - 4pm

Fiction Prescription

Student support services

Student funding support

Solent Futures

The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
11am - 1pm Solent Futures - careers, employability and enterprise Marquee Green colour block
Support services
11.15am - 12.15pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
12-2pm Face painting The Spark Lower Atrium Purple colour block
Social
2-4pm Recycling Roadshow Kimber and Hamwic student residences Dark grey colour block
Residences
2.15-2.45pm Official University clothing and alumni The Spark Lower Atrium Green colour block
Support services
7-9pm Sonar Film night with free popcorn! Doors open at 6.30pm LT1 (above Costa) Purple colour block
Social

Friday 20 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
9-10am  Tier 4 visa information and advice talks Palmerston lecture theatre (The Spark)  Dark blue colour block
International
10am - 4.30pm FRESHERS' FAYRE The Spark Lower Atrium, Marquee, North Car Park, Solent Sports Complex Light blue colour block
Students' Union
2-4pm Recycling Roadshow Chantry and Deanery student residences Dark grey colour block
Residences
4-6pm Free mini golf - collect your token before 5pm from the East Park Terrace reception Miniature golf course - Andrews Park (opposite the Andrews Building) Purple colour block
Social

Saturday 21 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type
12-4pm  Climbing wall Kimber student residence car park Dark grey colour block
Residences
1pm (pick up) Football match - Solent v Fleet Spurs
Student offer: free transport, entry and burger!
Test Park sports ground Red colour block
Solent Sport

Tuesday 24 September

Time Event/activity Location Event type
10pm - 3.30am  Big Night Out! Various city venues Light blue colour block
Students' Union

Friday 4 October

Time Event/activity Location Event type 
1pm Tier 4 visa information and talks Palmerston lecture theatre (The Spark) Dark blue colour block
International
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