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FRESHERS 2019

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Wow Freshers 2019! Sussex is welcoming 1000s of new students to the University campus and we're so excited to be a part of Freshers week. Theres a lot going on this first week and we'd love to see you at some of our events, where all you need to do is rock up and have a good time! So grab a cuppa, get the calendar out and start jotting down which events you feel you'd like to come along to.



Our Freshers week events are listed below, and we have a week packed full of events so we can get to know you, and you can get to know us and your fellow freshers. Outside of official CU events, we will still be around if you need any help or support, or have any questions, or even just want to meet up with someone to have a coffee and a chat, so even if there is no CU event on, feel free to message our Facebook or Instagram page, or get in touch with someone who you know already from the CU and we'll make sure to support you in every way we can. We pray that you'll have an amazing Freshers and an amazing year at University, and we hope that we can play a part in that, whether it be a big or small part.

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SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

Its moving-in day! Some of us will be helping you guys move into your accomodation - based in the Welcome Hub in Library Square - but we don't have any official events planned. If you see us around, we'd love to say hi and are open for a chat at any time.

 

SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Come to Church With Us // Morning and Evening

We invite you to join us as we go to churches on your first Sunday at University. We'll have students going to Holland Road Baptist Church, St. Peter's Church, and Emmanuel Church, so if you wish to check out one of these churches, further information will be posted about meeting points on Facebook and Instagram closer to the time.


Welcome Lunch // Falmer Bar // 13:00-14:30

We'd love to welcome you to Sussex Uni and the Christian Union by inviting you to come and have lunch with us at Falmer Bar. It'll be a chance to connect with current and new CU members alike, and to ask any questions you have about Freshers week or the year ahead.

 

MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

Picnic & Games // Library Square // 13:00-15:00

Join us for a chilled out picnic in the heart of our Uni campus. We'll meet together, have a picnic, and play some games while getting to know each other. There will also be a short talk from Oli, our UCCF Staff Worker, during the picnic.

 

TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER

'University, what's the point?' // Debating Chamber // 13:00-15:00

Everyone is welcome to come to a lunch bar and talk on what the point of University actually is.  We'll be providing free lunch for everyone who attends, and there will be a Q&A panel after the talk for you to ask whatever questions you may have. Feel free to come along for the talk, or to just hang out with us over lunch and say hi!

 

WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

Freshers Fair // Outside Falmer House

We'll be joining a number of the other societies and clubs at 2018's Freshers Fair, inviting you to join us as start the year. Come explore the many clubs and societies that Sussex has to offer, and don't be afraid to come and say hi to us too!


Text-a-Toastie // Park Village Social Space & Campus-Wide // 17:00-19:00

Text-a-Toastie is one of the CU's main outreach events, where we take people's questions about God or Christianity, and then deliver them a toastie and answer their question. We'll be in Park Village Social Space running this, so feel free to join us. Or text in a question about God or Christianity yourself to +44 7943 514758 and we'll deliver you a free toastie to your campus accommodation or a location on campus and answer your question for you.

 

THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

Campus Walk (Internationals) // Library Square // 15:00-16:30

Meet in library square for a walk around the Sussex University Campus, while getting to also meet other international students who are starting their studies at Sussex.


BBQ On The Beach // Brighton Beach (Left of Pier) // 17:00-20:00

We invite you to join the Christian Union for a relaxed BBQ on Brighton Beach, where you'll get to eat some BBQ food (vegetarian and vegan provided), chill out with us, and get to know your fellow freshers. We'll also have a short talk from Dan Rigg at the BBQ. 


Tea and Toast // Park Village Social Space // 22:00-03:00

We'll be in Park Village Social Space between 10 pm and 3 am offering free hot drinks and toast (with a variety of spreads). It'll be very chilled out, and we'd love for you to come and join us and hang out with us as we serve you and the rest of the Uni. We'd love to get to know everyone who attends and sit down and chat with you, some please feel welcome to come along for a hot drink and a chat. We'll be there for you no matter what you need.

 

FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER

Brunch (Internationals) // Falmer Bar // 11:00-14:00

We'd love to meet the international students who are coming to join us at Sussex Uni this September, so feel welcome to come and join us for brunch at Falmer Bar. We'd love to meet with you and get to know you.


Church Search // Debating Chamber // 14:00-16:00

We know that coming to University can be a stressful and difficult time, and that finding a church to attend can seem like another task that needs to be completed, and you may feel overwhelmed by it all. That's why we've made it easier for you by offering an event where you can come and hear a little bit about many of the local churches in Brighton. We want to support you in finding a church which you can settle in, make friends, and feel at home, and that's why we hope you'll consider attending. Dip in for 5 minutes or the whole thing, and don't be afraid to speak to or try out a number of different churches. It isn't about rushing into a church and is more about making sure you feel comfortable and have the spiritual support that a church brings.

 

SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER

Feel Free to Message Us

We may not have any official events on today, but we are still here to make sure that you have a great start to University. So if you need to get in touch with someone, feel free to message the Facebook or Instagram pages, or message someone you know from the CU, and we will respond to any questions you may have or anything you may want to message us about. We are here for you if you need us, events or not.


 

SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

Come to Church With Us // Morning and Evening

We invite you to join us as we go to churches on your second Sunday at University. We'll have students going to Holland Road Baptist Church, St. Peter's Church, and Emmanuel Church, so if you wish to check out one of these churches, further information will be posted about meeting points on Facebook and Instagram closer to the time.


Welcome Lunch // Falmer Bar // 13:00-14:30

We'd love to welcome you to Sussex Uni and the Christian Union by inviting you to come and have lunch with us at Falmer Bar, whether you came to last Sunday's welcome lunch or missed it. It'll be a chance to connect with current and new CU members alike, and to ask any questions you have about the year ahead.

 

ITS NOT ALL OVER...

Freshers week may have finished but we have events every week of term from now until our Christmas Carols. Why not head over to our 'Whats On' page and jot down a whole host of different meetings, chill nights, outreach and other events we have coming up.