Events are for MMU students and guests only

  • Trip to Castlefield Bowl and Deansgate

    19 Sept, 16:00–19:00

    Meet in Reception

    Get to know Manchester on a guided tour of the city. Discover two of Manchester's most iconic spots. Make sure you take your phone to get some Insta-worthy shots of these amazing locations.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • I Saw It First Clothing Sale

    19 Sept, 10:00–17:00

    The Union Hall

    Treat yourself to something new for less than the price of a pint at this amazing sample sale from I Saw It First. Everything is from £2 - yes £2 - at this ultimate Student Sample Sale. Get your new season wardrobe from £2 plus a live DJ. This is definitely not one to miss.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Zumba

    19 Sept, 16:00–17:00

    Conference Suite

    Get involved and have a go at this iconic workout session. Dance to great music, find some new friends and burn off the irresistable free pizza that you'll find at Freshers Fair.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Live Comedy

    19 Sept, 18:15–22:00

    The Union Hall

    Some of the best comics from the International Circuit will be live at The Union. Line up includes Rhys James, Lauren Pattison and Dan Nightingale. Tickets £8
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  • Postgrad Pizza

    19 Sept, 17:00–19:00

    Rooms 6 and 7 at The Union

    Meet and get to know your fellow postgraduate students over some pizza at The Union.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Sunrise Yoga

    20 Sept, 08:00–09:00

    The Union Conference Suite

    Have a mindful start to your day with sunrise Yoga. All levels welcome. Yoga mats will be provided

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Mini Maker's Market

    20 Sept, 10:00–17:00

    The Union Hall

    Enjoy a selection of local craft, food and art at this mini makers market. Discover local vendors like Purcell Green Studios, Old Man and Magpie, Exclusive Scoops, The Lobe Wardrobe and Sweets and Savouries by Anasma.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • City Walking Tour

    20 Sept, 14:00–16:00

    Meet at The Union Reception

    Grab your walking shoes and get to know Manchester on this walking tour of the city.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Plant Sale

    20 Sept, 10:00–17:00

    The Union Hall

    Head to The Union to find your new Insta-worthy plant friend. There will be loads on offer so you're bound to find something you won't kill in the first term.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Ballroom Blitz

    20 Sept, 22:00–03:00

    The Union

    The Union's ultimate rock night – whether you're a die-hard metal head or new to the world of guitar riffs, this night has something for you.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Howling Rhythm

    21 Sept, 22:00–03:00

    The Union Hall

    End the week with Howling Rhythm — Manchester's best 60's soul, Motown, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk club night.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Welcome BBQ

    14 Sept, 12:00-19:00

    Halls

    Take a break from unpacking and enjoy a free BBQ at your halls. The Union will be at Oxford Court, Birley and Cambridge to keep you fuelled on your first day. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know your new flatmates — and it’s free.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Student Life Q&A

    14 Sept, 12:00-15:00

    The Union Reception

    Reassure your parents and guardians (and maybe even yourself too) about student life. The advice centre at The Union are hosting this free, confidential and totally independent advice session for you. Ask questions about anything from funding, academic processes, housing and loads more.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Big Manchester Welcome Party

    14 Sept, 22:00-03:00

    The Union Hall

    Welcome to Manchester! Spend your first night in Manc style at The Union.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Home Student Hangout

    15 Sept, 13:00–16:00

    The Union Hall

    Get to know other students that live at home while they’re at Uni — Girl Gang will be hosting some ice-breakers and activities to help you meet loads of new people.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Sunday Space

    15 Sept, 12:00–16:00

    The Union Conference Suite

    A chilled out Sunday space and one-stop-shop for new students. Play games, meet other students and societies, find out what The Union can offer and get advice on Student Life from our Advice Centre.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Circus Skills Workshop

    15 Sept, 19:00–22:00

    The Union Foyer

    Get ready for the Cirque du Disco party by trying your hand at some circus skills. You might even be able to give the live performers a run for their money later on.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Sunset Yoga

    15 Sept, 19:00–20:00

    The Union Conference Suite

    Enjoy a mindful wind-down to the day — all levels welcome. Yoga mats will be provided

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Cirque du Disco

    15 Sept, 22:00–03:00

    The Union Hall

    Welcome to the biggest event of the week — Cirque du Disco. With amazing decoration, live entertainment, and drinks offers, this event is not one to be missed.
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  • Union and Chill

    16 Sept, 14:00–18:00

    The Union Hall

    Have a chill couple of hours and meet some new, like-minded people as we fill the Union with some ace things to do - all for free! Whether that's hanging out with mates, getting crafty or making some food worthy of the 'gram
    14:00: DIY protein balls with Met MUnch
    15:00: Chill out with stress play-dough making
    16:00: Jewellery making with Hook and Spike Lucy Follon
    17:00: Make your own natural body scrub

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Trip to the Science and Industry Museum

    16 Sept, 13:00–16:00

    The Union Reception

    Take a trip to one of Manchester's most famous museums — the Museum of Science and Industry. It's a treasure trove of stories about ideas that changed the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Sunset Yoga

    16 Sept, 19:00–20:00

    The Union Conference Suite

    Enjoy a mindful wind-down to the day — all levels welcome. Yoga mats will be provided.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Afrobeats

    16 Sept, 21:00–01:00

    The Union Bar

    Experience a night of the new wave music genre that's taking over the UK with Manchester's own DJ Ayo.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Sunrise Yoga

    17 Sept, 08:00–09:00

    All Saints Park

    Have a mindful start to your day with sunrise Yoga. All levels welcome. Yoga mats will be provided.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Union and Chill

    17 Sept, 14:00–17:30

    The Union Hall

    Have a chill couple of hours and meet some new, like-minded people as we fill the Union with some ace things to do - all for free! Whether that's hanging out with mates, getting crafty or making some food worthy of the gram.
    14:00: Grab a brew and chat with Ross Sharman and the men's mental health charity Andy's Man Club
    15:00: Jewellery Making with Hook and Spike, Lucy Follon
    16:00: Freshen up your stuff. Upcycling your t-shirts and tote bags with paint and thread. Bring your own old t-shirt or tote.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • City Walking Tour — History Culture Crawl

    17 Sept, 14:00–16:00

    Meet in Reception

    Find out about the history of Manchester on this guided tour. You'll discover all the spots that have been important throughout Manchester's amazing past.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Trip to IKEA

    17 Sept, 13:00–17:00

    Meet in Reception

    Moved in and need to stock up on some essentials or kit out your new home? Grab a spot on this afternoon trip to get everything you need. Meet in The Union foyer, spaces are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. If you are a wheelchair user and are planning on coming along, please contact theunion@mmu.ac.uk

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Freshers Fair

    17 Sept, 10:30–16:00

    Sugden Sports Center

    This is your chance to grab more freebies than you can carry, and find out what you can get involved with during time at University. Freshers Fair will be open on two days, so don’t fret — you’ll have plenty of chance to drop in.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Speed Mate-ing with Girl Gang

    17 Sept, 18:00–20:00

    The Union Hall

    Want to meet some new people in your new home? You’re not alone! Inspired by dating shows, bad business meetings, sleepovers, art attack and agony aunts, this speed-dating style event with Girl Gang encourages you to be your most authentic self and connect with your new community.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Techno Tuesday

    17 Sept, 21:00–01:00

    The Union Bar

    Love techno and house? This is the night for you. Head to The Union for a night that will take Welcome Week by storm.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Sunrise Yoga

    18 Sept, 08:00–09:00

    All Saints Park

    Have a mindful start to your day with sunrise Yoga. All levels welcome. Yoga mats will be provided.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Freshers Fair

    18 Sept, 10:30–16:00

    Sugden Sports Center

    This is your chance to grab more freebies than you can carry, and find out what you can get involved with during time at University. Freshers Fair will be open on two days, so don’t fret — you’ll have plenty of chance to drop in.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event

  • City Walking Tour - Arts Culture Crawl

    18 Sept, 14:00–16:00

    Meet in Reception

    Get to know Manchester on a guided tour of the city. Discover the best spots for arts and culture in Manchester.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • Trip to Affleck's Palace and the NQ

    18 Sept, 13:00–16:00

    Meet in Reception

    Get to know Manchester on a guided tour of the city. Explore tow of Manchester's most arty and Insta-worthy spots.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband. But, please get here early doors because space is limited.

    This is an unticketed event

  • ILW Jungle Party

    18 Sept, 21:00–02:00

    The Union Hall

    The Union’s iconic night is back for a Welcome edition — get your face paint and animal print ready for this jungle-themed first #ILW of the year. It's free entry and open to all students.

    The Union wants you to have the best experience possible during Welcome Week, so almost all of our events are free. Try new things, meet people, and start your University life without stressing about an expensive wristband.

    This is an unticketed event