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Unplugged BSU Freshers Fortnight

2020 Freshers’ Fortnight ‘Unplugged’ events revealed

The Brighton Students’ Union (BSU) will be providing new students a number of virtual events, pop-up gazebos and an interactive fair for this year’s Freshers’ Fortnight from 26 September to 16 October.

The team at BSU recognise just how hard the last few months have been regarding the outside world. Now, more than ever, starting university in a new area seems scary and daunting. With this in mind, the Freshers’ Fortnight events will be online and free to all students at the University of Brighton.

Freshers Unplugged

Despite this year meaning restrictions on physical events, we know how important it is meet other students and make friends whilst staying safe. Therefore, the team at BSU have created ‘Freshers Unplugged‘ with a range of events that provide you with the opportunity to connect with other students studying at Brighton, including:

  • a Virtual Escape room
  • E-Sports tournaments
  • bingo events
  • community quiz nights featuring some great prizes.

Stay tuned to BSU social media platforms across the coming days to hear more announcements of events.

BSU Connect – Freshers’ Fair goes virtual

One of the biggest highlights will be the BSU Connect, an online version of the annual Freshers’ fair that allows you to discover societies you might like, offers you discounts from local companies and tells you more about the Brighton Students’ Union. BSU Connect will be launching from the 28 September, and will be accessible through the Brightion SU Freshers website.

On the 1 and 2 October there will be special live chats via BSU Connect, so you can get all of your questions answered with those clubs and socities involved.

How to get involved and get tickets

Wristbands for Unplugged 2020 will be available to claim from Wednesday 16 September on the BSU Freshers’ ticketing platform. All events will be included automatically on your wristband, but there is also the option to register for just 1 or 2 events should you wish. Please be aware that there are limited spaces available on certain events, so be sure to claim your wristband early to avoid disappointment. All links will be released next week, so don’t worry about feeling a little lost or confused right now.

Make sure you sign up for the official Brighton Freshers’ mailing list.


Have a question about Freshers’ this year? Simply contact BSU on social media, or directly through the Freshers’ email:

If you feel you need some support or guidance about starting University, you can always contact the BSU Support Team at: or if you have a general message about BSU, you can reach them at:

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Robin Coleman • 8 September 2020

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