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Welcome Line-up

To get the most out of your welcome experience join us on Discord here

Sunday 20th September  

16:00 –17:00

Who's more likely to...? Officer Edition - Discord 

Find out about your Officers!

Do you want to know who is more likely to spill food down themselves? Just ask any questionor simply lurk in the background... But there will be prizes!!


Sunday 20th September – Sunday 27th September

An artist’s introduction...

Join in and get to know your new class mates by taking part in your first virtual art exhibition as a UOC student! Featuring two workshops, this is your chance to get your name out there and have your artwork shown on a website and on social media. Find out more and view the workshops -

All submission should be emailed to  by 18:00 on Sunday 27th September.


22:00— until late

Glitterball Welcome Party - Live DJ Set by Glow Rooms - Facebook

Stay home and party the night away while Glow Rooms hosts a Welcome Party to remember!


Monday 21st September  

08:00 - 08:30   

Molly’s Good Mood Mornings HIIT the GroundRunning – Zoom -  Password: HIIT

A 30 minute HIIT session to get you in the mood for the day ahead.


10:00 - 15:00 

Virtual Registration - Link to register will be provided by the University

Look out for the Students’ Union stall and stop by for a chat!



Mindfulness Drop In— Microsoft Teams

Come and find out how meditation can help you to increase feelings of calm & wellbeing, Improve memory, concentration and cognitive functioning.  In this session there will be a guided meditation and a chance to find out more about mindfulness.



Wildlife Society Quiz - Discord 



Games Night - Christian Union -

“Join us for our Games Night to mark the start of Welcome Week 2020 by signing up using the Eventbrite link below... Everyone is welcome, whichever campus you're from, whether you're a Fresher or a returning student. This event will be held on Zoom so please sign up on Eventbrite and we'll send you the joining details in the day. Looking forward to seeing you there!



Cards against Humanity Evening - Psychology Society - Cards Against Humanity website

Online Cards Against Humanity night, may the best wits win. 


Tuesday 22nd September 

10:00 – 11:00 

Molly’s Good Mood Mornings

Liberation Lowdown!! - Discord

Liberation Networks are free to join andstudent-led.Hosted by your Officers, this will be an informal rundown of what the networks are all about!  



Meet the ChaplainsEvent- UoC Chaplaincy 

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12:30 – 13:30 

Student Magic 101— Zoom -
Meeting ID: 816 7653 1140 Passcode: 428901

Impress your friends with your new magic skills! To take part all you need is a deck of cards. 

(Please note there are only 100 places available for this session.)



Mindfulness session - UoC Chaplaincy

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Introduction to the Careers Team- UoC Careers Team— Microsoft Teams

Come meet the Careers Team and find out how they can support you during your time at University- This session will also have a focus on finding part time work along-side your studies and will include a live Q&A session.


17:00 - 17:30  

Introduction to the Disability Services - UoC Disability Team - Microsoft Teams

Meet the Disability Team and find out how they can help you.  Event includes a Live Q & A session.


19:00 – 21:00 

Murder MysteryOnline Scavenger hunt - Criminology Society - Discord


20:30— Till late

Games Night with The Conservation Society - Conservation Society Discord channel 


Wednesday 23rd September 

10:00 –11:00

Molly's Good Mood Mornings

With YouinMind- Carlisle Eden Mind   - Zoom

Passcode: 218557 Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

United Kingdom: +44 131 460 1196  or +44 203 051 2874  or +44 203 481 5237  or +44 203 481 5240  or +44 203 901 7895 Webinar ID: 897 6536 7550 Passcode: 218557


1hr Mental Health Awareness Training for young people covering:  

· What is mental health and mental illness?  

· Common mental health illnesses – e.g. anxiety, depression  

· What can affect our mental health negatively and positively?  

· What can we do to have positive mental health?  

· Who can we talk to if we are worried or need more information?  

Experiencing mental health issues can be scary and stressful but together we can explore how we can take care of our own mental health and who can help us if we need it. 

(Please note there are only 100 places available for this session.)



Money Advice – UoC Money Advice Team - Microsoft Teams  

Meet the Money Advice Team, find out how to manage your money effectively while you study, and what to do if your funding is delayed.  This event includes a Live Q&A session.


14:00 – 15:00

Student Volunteering - Cumbria CVS

Zoom - To book your place email:

All about volunteering, this session will cover: 

· Understanding community action, informal volunteering and formal

· volunteering  

· Cumbria CVS Volunteer Brokerage Service  

· Current volunteer vacancies 

· Example of a young volunteer and why they volunteer  

· Training opportunities for volunteers 

· Volunteer Recruitment Process  

· How to get involved as a volunteer and get started - What's next?  


15:00 – 17:00 

Virtual Student GroupsFair- UCSU - Discord

Join an existing student group or find out how to set up a new one!


17:30 - 18:00

Welcome Helper Q & A session—Discord

Our welcome helpers are students that have been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Log in to Discord and ask returning students any questions you may have.


20:00 - 21:00

Get to Know the Debating Society - Debating Society— Discord

Get to know the current members of the debating society! We're going to tell you all about what we do and our plans for this year, and we'd love to hear from you as well! We're going to have some debating style games and hopefully interest you in staying with us for the year ahead! 



On Wednesdays, we make drinks! - Discord

Stock up on the ingredients, join the class, learn some skills and become an instant expert Cocktail maker!  Check out the ingredients list here.


Thursday 24th September 

08:00 –08:30 

Molly's Good Mood Mornings

YogaNidra/Guided Meditation – Temple Yoga—Zoom

Meeting ID: 865 0882 1466 Passcode: 714630

Yoga Nidra is a deep form of relaxation, taking the mind through deep brainwave states enabling the mind and body to find their natural state of balance (homeostasis). You will feel renewed and refreshed after this practice! All you need is space to lie down comfortably and listen to the instructor's voice as you weave in and out of wakefulness and the edge of sleep. 


10:00 – 12:00 

Virtual Brew - UoC Chaplaincy 

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Spirituality based meditation - UoC Chaplaincy 

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15:00 – 18:00 

VirtualFresher’sFair - Twitter session

Follow the special Twitter hashtag to find out what deals local and national organisations have in store for you! 

Missed an offer? Don’t panic, they will be available on our website for a month, after the Fair.


18:00 – 20:00 

Jackbox Games - UCSU Officers—Discord

Get your laptop, smartphone or tablet at the ready to join in!

Who is the most competitive Officer?


19:00 – 20:30

Bat Walk – Wildlife Society

Find out more and book your place


Friday 25th September 

10:00 – 11:00 

Molly's Good Mood Mornings Book Club- Discord

Join Molly and Rachel as they discuss a book title, chosen by you! We will be talking about the themes, characters, likes and dislikes of the story. Come along and join the discussion with your fellow bookworms! The votes are in and the book chosen by you is - Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo.


10:00 – 12:00 

Virtual brew - UoC Chaplaincy

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12:15- 13:00 

“You’ve been a great help” - Brandon McCaffrey - Facebook

This is a  live online talk show in which Brandon invites guests onto his virtual sofa to talk about their careers, future endeavours and creates a fun challenge for them!  



Lunchtime service in the Christian tradition - UoC Chaplaincy 

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Netflix Watch Party – Conservation Society - Discord

Watch a stunning and thought provoking David Attenborough documentary, don’t forget the popcorn!  

Join the watch party here -

Please be aware you will need Netflix and Google Chrome to take part


Saturday 26th September 

11.00 – 12:00

Molly's Good Mood Mornings

‘Creative Vision-Boarding’ Arts and Crafts Give It A Go session hosted by Lancaster Creative Counselling - Discord

Creative Vision-Boarding is a relaxing and fun way to explore what you are hoping to gain from your time here at University through collage and mark-making. No art or craft expertise is needed as the qualified and experienced host will talk you through how to approach creativity from a position of openness and acceptance of any ability you feel you may (or may not) have!  You will need: at least one magazine (preferably

two) that you don’t mind cutting up and which have images in that appeal to you, some paper (A4 is fine, A3 is better), a glue stick and as many pens, pencils, markers or even paints as you can easily lay your hands on. 

Join Via Discord #Events channel from 10.45-11AM to register, event will run from 11-12noon


16:00 – 18:00 

Ready Steady Cook – UCSU Officers—Post your creations on Facebook 

Cook up a delicious dish and post a picture of it on our Facebook page between 16:00 – 18:00 on 26th September. 

You can use anything you already have at home but, you must include the following ingredients: 

1 Butternut Squash 

2 Tomatoes 

1 Tin of Pineapple 

1 Red Onion 

Impress the Officers and you might get the chance to win a £40 voucher for a supermarket of your choice*! 


17:00  - 19:00

UV Rave Party - live DJ Set by Glow Rooms - Facebook

Get your Glow sticks at the ready and PARTY!!!!


Sunday 27th September 

11:30- 12:30 

Molly's Good Mood Mornings

Introduction to Yoga - Temple Yoga—Zoom

Meeting ID: 823 4178 4680 Passcode: 333046

A short class introducing you to a yin/yang style of yoga – Using breath and movement, we will move through a sequence of standing and seated Asana (postures) with a fluctuating pace to open the body and relax the mind: building strength and increased range of movement.  Suitable for all abilities, from complete beginner to more experienced.


15:00 – 18:00 

Photo treasure hunt

Selfie-guided Tour - Discord & Facebook

We have compiled a list of all the places that you need to know about - Your mission is to take a selfie at each one as fast as you can! The list will be posted on Discord and Facebook at 15:00 on Sunday 27th September. Once you have your photos upload them to Discord and watch out for the winners being announced. Prizes will be awardedfor fastest time and best selfie!  

Top tip: not a keen runner? Fancy dress is likely to win you the best selfie prize! 



UOC’s a DRAG - Discord

A small modern day drag show, with lip-sync and dancing on a student budget followed by a live Q & A session.


*No cash alternatives are available and you must therefore select a supermarket that accepts store vouchers. 

DISCLAIMER - Not all events will be hosted by UCSU, although they are part of the line-up. UCSU cannot be held responsible for these events.