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O-Week 2018 Uni by Uni Guide to Free Stuff

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**CONTENT WARNING** This article mentions the F-Word… a lot.

 

We know O-week is important. We also know that saving money is important. Which is why YMCA Global Study reached out to as many universities as we could and scoured their websites to make a Uni by Uni list of freebies/free events for O-Week 2018.

Don’t go in without a plan – scroll down and find out what free events and giveaways are available at your uni during O-Week 2018!

 

NSW

Macquarie University

 

Free events?

Explore the Orientation Stalls: Embrace campus life and connect with more than 100 student clubs and societies. This is your chance to meet new friends, so you can make the most of your uni experience. Grab some free food as you listen to great music and collect some freebies from our corporate sponsors.

Speed Friendship MAZE, Level 3, 18 Wally’s Walk: Networking is important, and meeting new people is awesome! Join our speed friendship session and connect with new students – just like you.
20th Feb: Trivia with the Macquarie University Mentors Macquarie Theatre
21st Feb – Pool Party Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre, 10 Gymnasium Road Don’t miss our annual pool party to welcome you to Macquarie. No bookings required, just drop in!

Other notable mentions:

Monday: Rock Climbing Wall – 10am-3pm, Outside Library
Tuesday: Special Ops Obstacle Course – 10am-3pm, Outside Library
Wednesday: Big Baller Wipeout – 10am-3pm, Outside Library
Wednesday: Pool Party – 4-6pm, Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre, 10 Gymnasium Road
Thursday: Battle Zone – 10am-3pm, Outside Library
Check out the Macquarie University website for a full schedule on all the events on!

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Clubs and societies giveaways, freebies from corporate sponsors.

University of Newcastle

 

Free events?

NUSA will be having information sessions, activities ran by students, clubs and societies expo a sports jam, a comedy night, and a party. Whether the comedy night or party is free has not been announced.
Click here if you’d like a detailed version of Orientation Week with events tailored to your course and campus. 

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Bags, water bottles, bottle openers, keep cups, pens, and USBs, often given out by clubs, NUSA has a yearly planner and a keep cup and bag.

Why should I join the student union? What are the perks of being a member?

Joining your student union gives you access to the free weekly BBQs, all day breakfast, pill testing kits, home moving kits, activism, collective social events and so much more.

The University of Sydney

 

Free events?

Beats & Eats ft. Alex the Astronaut, details here: https://www.usu.edu.au/Whats-On/Festivals/OWeek-Festival/Beats-and-Eats.aspx

Other notable mentions :

The University of Sydney also has a number of club/society events which are free for all students, you can find a full list here

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Student can purchase an ACCESS membership for only $65 which gives them FREE ACCESS to:

Free breakfast daily, Free lunch daily, Opening Night Party, Film Festival: Jumanji, Beats & Eats ft. Alex the Astronaut Film Festival: Aladdin,Film Festival: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, USU tote bag, USU Keep Cup, Stationary Yearly planner +More!

SA

Adelaide University

 

Free events?

The majority of them are free, our main three day event is free to everyone and includes a huge number of giveaways available to all students. Their daily events are also free including craft sessions, free BBQ lunch, outdoor cinema, competitions, wrestling, DJ’s, live bands and other performances on our main stage. They also have a lazy breakfast event, pub quiz and community and volunteering day that are open to everyone.

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Visit the Union Tent to get your 2018 membership and members show bag full of free goodies.

Flinders University

 

Free events?

Live music, Scavenger hunt, Free BBQ lunches, Prize giveaways, Quiz arvo, Fringe performers, Comedy arvo, Club demonstrations, Market day, Outdoor cinema, O’Fiesta.

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

FUSA showbag & diary, Various stall giveaways.

Why should I join the student union? What are the perks of being a member?

We are a student association – not a union. Everyone gets the perks!

TAS

Tasmania University

 

Free events?

Monday 26th: Free BBQ breakfast (am) Free event (pm)

Tuesday 27th: Catered food at satellite campuses. Market Day with over 30 stalls and free goodie bags from the TUU and partner organisations.
Wednesday 28th: Catered food at other satellite campuses. Clubs and Societies Day. Over 100 Clubs and Societies stalls with free food and music from 2-5:30pm.
Thursday 1st: Waste Free picnic (am) Stall at the University’s event in the city (pm)
Friday 2nd: Free BBQ breakfast (am). End of week party in the UniBar (pm)

What are the best freebies to collect during O – Week?

TUU Diaries and Wallplanners as well as pens, lanyards, service guides.

Why should I join the student union? What are the perks of being a member?

All enrolled students are automatically part of the TUU. We have student advocates who are able to assist students in matters affecting their studies. We have a financial counsellor who can assist students with financial difficulties. There are numerous Sports Clubs and Societies that students can join. Our TUU lounge has free coffee, comfortable seats, a bookable study space and a Wii. We have parent rooms, queer spaces and womens spaces. We provide a free diary every year full of information on the University across the state.

VIC

La Trobe University

 

Free events?

Monday 26 Feb – 5pm – 7pm – G’day Drinks for International Students at the Eagle Bar
Wednesday 28 Feb – 7.30pm – late – Moatflix & Chill – free outdoor cinema at the Moat Amphitheatre.
Thursday 01 March – 11am – 2pm – Clubs & Societies Festival on the Simpson Lawn

For more info on events, click here!

 

Best freebies to collect during O-week?

Grab FREE food truck eats, popcorn + drinks and more at the Netflix & Chill outdoor cinema thats on Wednesday night. They also have tons of freebies from LTSU and sponsors at the Clubs Festival on Thursday 01 March.

Why should I join the student union? What are the perks of being a member?

Be more than just clever – enjoy 100’s of online discounts including super cheap movie tickets and gift cards. All members receive a cute membership bag and a GOLDEN TICKET, which gives you free entry to one of our big parties throughout the year. Student Membership only $25 for the year or $20 for continuing student members.
Find out more at www.latrobesu.org.au/memberperks2018

Monash University Caulfield

 

Free events?

Mid Week Meat (BBQ), BIG Breakfast, live entertainment, cheap drinks, access to sponsorship giveaways & information, MONSU goodie bags.

Best freebies to collect during O-week?

MONSU Goodie bag- custom printed bag filled with deals, specials, event information

Why should I join the student union? What are the perks of being a member?

Be part of a really fun team and help organise large events for students

University of Melbourne

Free events?

The majority of O-week programming is free, with 3 days of stalls to showcase student-run departments and clubs which are put on by UMSU, the Student Union.
Picnics, speed-friending, a magazine launch party and more are just a few of the free events that Melbourne Uni are running.
Keep tabs on the website, as new events may be added.

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Show-bags with lots of cool stuff inside are always good.

Why should I join the student union? What are the perks of being a member?

The Student Union offers so much for all students on campus. We are an important advocacy body and we play a vital role in providing support to students. The Student Union also run a range of events throughout semester, most of them being free. Getting involved in your student union is a great way to find a community at uni, and knowing that there is a student organisation who has got your back is one of the biggest benefits of joining the union.

WA

University of Western Australia

 

Free events?

Movie night – Tuesday 20th ODAY – Friday 23rd

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Heaps of great stuff at ODAY – Guild diaries, V Energy drinks, Lipton iced tea, ALT soft drinks, Nando’s hot sauce, Gillette razors, Head & Shoulders samples, noodles, popcorn, fairy floss, fairy bread

What are the best freebies to collect during O-week?

Free student diary, discounts at six cafes on campus and the Tavern, 80+ exclusive member discounts around Perth, $2 off membership to all UWA student clubs, free entry to events like Backyard Music Festival

So there you have it! If your university isn’t listed here, check out their website or student union page to see whats happening during O week.  Discovering a new club, society or meeting a new group of people can totally change your year. So expand your circle, get involved and get those freebies!


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