refresh2017 line-up

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Refresh – our annual refresher’s fortnight – is finally here!

We’ve got a two-week line-up jam packed with evening and daytime events. No matter what you do for fun, there’s an event for you.

Events are open to all, but we’ve run a few specifically targeting international and postgraduate students. Any questions should be directed to


Monday 16 Jan

Global Beats, 8-11pm, Blue Bar

This completely free event brings music from all over the world to campus! Join the Facebook event here to find out more.


Tuesday 17 Jan

Academic Stakeholders, 11am – 3pm, Hive

Stalls from the Education Officers, advice|su, the library, Student Support Services, and INTO, all who will be available to talk to you about your academic queries, or explain what kinds of support they can offer you.


DAMN GOOD…the Annual Pyjama Party Shindig, 10.30pm-2.30am, LCR

That’s right, it’s finally here! You best get out those pyjamas, onesies and dresses you got for Christmas and head to the LCR! Advance tickets are selling fast and only £3.50 – get yours here.


Wednesday 18 Jan

Sports Fayre, 12-4pm, LCR / Hive

Got a new year’s resolution to get fit, or just fancy trying something new? Head to Union House between 12 and 4pm to get involved in a new sport! Join the Facebook event here for updates and info on the day.


Disco Bingo, 8.30pm-1.30am, LCR

Bingo, but like you’ve never seen it before. Think Mecca Bingo but with disco breaks, dance offs, the chance to win a year of LCR tickets or a cash prize, and much better music. Your Nan probably wouldn’t like it. Grab your ticket here.


Thursday 19 Jan

Trader’s Market, 10am-4pm, Hive

Leave your sandwiches at home and spend your lunch exploring our trader’s market. From food stalls to local crafts, they’ll be something here for everyone. Check out our Facebook event here to get more details.


Brexit means Brexit, but what does that mean?, 6.30pm, Thomas Paine Study Centre (TPSC)

What happens next? What is at stake? What are the options? What kind of Britain do we want? UEA presents its latest in the Brexit open lecture series. Join Professor John Curtice (University of Strathclyde), Professor Jo Hunt (University of Cardiff), Professor Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen) and Nikos Skoutaris (UEA Law School) to discuss the future of the United Kingdom. All welcome, free entry, no need to book. More info here


Friday 20 Jan

Housing Fayre, 10am – 4pm, Hive 

Looking for somewhere to live? We’re inviting student-friendly letting agents to campus to help you look for a home for the next academic year. HomeRun and advice|su will also be on-hand to answer any questions, and offer house-hunting advice. Join the event here.


UEA Refreshers’ Ball 2017, 10.30pm – 4am, LCR

Starring Professor Green, Charlie Sloth (Radio 1 // 1XTRA), Camilla Destiny, and guest DJ’s, UEA Refreshers Ball will be one to remember. Get your ticket now for a night of great music, lasers, pyrotechnics, stilt walkers, face & body painters, cocktails, photo booth, street food and much more! Tickets are just £16 and selling fast – get them here.


Saturday 21 Jan

Norwich History Tour, 10am, Start at City Hall (Postgraduate Event)

Your postgraduate education officer and history lover, Maddie Colledge, will show you the hidden gems of Norwich. Stops will include Hungate Medieval Church and the Cathedral. We’ll have small guides available in various languages, and it’s totally free. Reserve your place on the SU website, and join our event for updates.


Monday 23 Jan

Arts and Crafts, 10am – 4pm, Hive

From clip-crafts to macaroni art, we’re going old (pre)school. Come along and relive the glory days of glitter glue and pritt stick, and meet other creative students from around the University. Doesn’t matter if you’re a burgeoning expressionist, award-winning crafter, or you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before – all are welcome. Join the event here.


Ice Cream Soda Floats, 5.30 – 7.30pm, Scholars (Postgraduate Event)

We’re offering free ice cream floats to all postgraduates! All you need to do is show up to Scholars with your PG Campus Card between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Sodas available are coke, diet coke, and lemonade.


Tuesday 24 Jan

Academic Societies Fayre, 11am – 3pm, Hive

Getting involved in an academic society is a great way to explore your interests outside of your school’s curriculum. Your academic interests shouldn’t be pigeonholed into one school: you might study Biology but want to try Creative Writing. On Tuesday 24 Jan, we’re inviting academic societies from across the University to speak to you. Join our event here.


Wednesday 25 Jan

Have Your Say, All Day, Union House

We want to talk to you! All day, members of SU staff will be out of the office talking to you about what you think works for the SU, and what you think we can do better. Can’t make it, but still want to give us your feedback? Fill out the SU Survey.


Thursday 26 Jan

Societies Fayre, 4-7pm, Hive

This year, we’re putting on the Societies Fayre on from 4-7pm to make sure those working all day can still make it! Pop by to find out about all the great societies we’ve got here at the SU. Keep up-to-date about who’s going to be coming here.


Friday 27 Jan

Give it a Go, 10am – 6pm, Union House

This is the perfect event if you want to try something new before you buy a membership! From 10am – 6pm, different clubs and societies will be taking over spaces in Union House. No need to book – just come along! Join our Facebook event for updates closer to the time!


Global Eats, 6pm, Green Room (Union House)

Join us in the Green Room in Union House for food from around the world. More information on what food will be available will be announced closer to the time (keep an eye on our Facebook event), and tickets will be released in the next week!


The Jazz Collective, 7.30pm, Blue Bar 

Head to the Blue Bar from 7.30pm for an evening with the UEA Jazz Collective, in collaboration with the UEA Music Society. Entry is free, but UEA RAG (Raising and Giving) will be collecting for Facial Palsy UK, a charity which supports the 100,000 people in the UK living with facial palsy. Join the Facebook event here.


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