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Freshers', beware of fake news

Freshers' will undoubtedly be one of the best experiences of your time at university. The vast array of activities, events and opportunities to meet new people seems absolutely endless. However, during the all the fun and excitement it is easy to get caught up in events and ticket deals that may seem too good to be true. 

The rise of 'fake Facebook events' is nothing new, over the past few years UEA has seen promises of parties in the square, boat parties on the lake and all sorts of over the top ideas. Around freshers' period these types of events start to increase and a considerable amount of these are mostly attempts to gain personal information from freshers, and tickets never seem to materialise. 

I want all of our students to make the most out of their time at UEA, and going to a variety events across the city is definitely to be encouraged. Just be on the look out for events that might not seem totally legitimate, be aware of who you're purchasing from, what kind of personal information they're asking for and whether it all seems too good to be true. All official freshers events will be advertising and sold through, and if something doesn't seem quite right, feel free to let us know either on our Facebook or Twitter, or by dropping us an email to


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