Freshers 2022

Help and contact

Take a look at the most common questions, or contact us if you need something else.

When is freshers?

Your freshers’ fortnight runs from Monday 26 September until Friday 8 October. We’ll be hosting a variety of daytime events and evening events every weekday.

Who can come to events?

All new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students at Central are welcome at freshers. Some events will have limited tickets available on the door for guests accompanied by a Central student.

Will I need to bring ID?

Yes, many evening events will require proof of age either at the door or when buying drinks. You’ll also need your Central campus card for some events.

Am I guaranteed entry?

If an event reaches the capacity set to keep people safe, wristband holders will take priority. We’ll do our best to make sure you can get in to any event you’d like to, but can’t promise entry, so get there early.

Do I have to drink?

Absolutely not. Freshers isn’t just about drinking alcohol. Some people find it easier to talk to new people when they’ve had a drink, but many people at Central don’t drink at all. Everyone is welcome at our events.

How do I get home after a late night?

We recommend downloading the free Citymapper app to help you plan your way around London. Last trains are usually just after midnight, but many bus services run 24 hours a day. Try not to travel alone late at night and speak to us if you need help or find yourself on your own.

Uber, Bolt and Free Now are examples of minicab booking apps. They are often much cheaper than black cabs, especially with friends.

Never use an unbooked minicab – they are dangerous and illegal.

What if I need help?

Our team of officers will be available at every event, wearing a uniform to be visible. They’re happy to help if anything goes wrong. In an emergency, dial 999.

What if an event is cancelled?

We hope it never comes to it, but will let you know as soon as possible if we need to cancel an event. We’ll then do everything we can to recover our costs and pass these savings back on to you if an event is cancelled by a venue or partner.

Do you have a sponsor?

Yes, this year we’re being sponsored by Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland Ltd. We like them because they give us free pizza. 🍕

Do I need a ticket?

We know moving to university can be expensive, so we’ll be running as many free events as possible. Events hosted in clubs and bars will have door charges, but you can get entry to all events by buying a freshers wristband. A wristband will save you money compared to the door charges. Some events require a wristband, as we can’t offer tickets on the door.

How do I get a wristband?

Nice choice. You can order your freshers wristband via this website. Visit the tickets page, choose the best package for you and complete payment via PayPal. You don’t need an account, as debit and credit cards are also accepted.

Can I buy a wristband for someone else?

Of course! The same applies to someone buying a wristband for you. Just visit the tickets page, choose a package and complete payment via PayPal. Make sure you use the name and student number of the person you’re buying for, so we know it’s for them.

Will you get more of the package I want?

Afraid not. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Central merch will also be available to purchase at our swag sales though.

What payments do you accept on the door?

If tickets are available on the door, we can take cash, contactless, mobile device payments and most credit and debit cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Club, Discover, Maestro, Visa Electron and V pay.

How will I know you’ve got my order?

Once you have placed your order successfully we will take you to a page confirming that we’ve got your order and you’re on the list. PayPal will also send you a confirmation email with your unique transaction ID.

If you don’t see this page or receive an email, contact us.

Where do I collect my wristband?

You’ll be able to collect your wristband from our swag sales. If that doesn’t work for you, they’ll also also be available from the first few events. Make sure you bring your Central campus card so we know it’s you.

Where do I collect my merch?

Merch included as part of a package can be collected from our swag sales. Sizes are limited, so get yours quickly.

Do you offer refunds?

It’s not usually possible to offer a refund except in extreme circumstances. If you think you could qualify, contact us.