A guide to Fresher’s Week 2023

We know Freshers Week can be daunting with a shedload of events and plenty of people shoving flyers into your hands on West Street, but here at Exposed, we care about you lot. As such, we’ve compiled a guide to some of the events kicking off this month so you don’t have to spend time scrolling through social media spam – plus there’s a few top tips and handy money saving deals in there an’all. Every little helps and all that… 

Midnight Memories – Freshers Special

When September 17th, tickets from £7

Where: Leadmill

The UKs biggest pop party returns home for another huge night dedicated to our (not so) guilty pleasures. This is a huge judgement-free party, where everybody is encouraged to be themselves! So, leave your inhibitions at the door and prepare to let loose.


Freshers Opening Party

When: September 17th, tickets from £3

Where: Corporation

Corporation Nightclub (often abbreviated to ‘Corp’) has been a student ritual for Sheffield Students for over 20 years! The large, four-roomed venue is known all over the city for their legendary student nights, making it the perfect location to celebrate.


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F*CK ME It’s Freshers

When: September 18th, tickets from £5

Where: Network

Loads of FREE UV Paint, Neon Glowsticks & LED Batons to create an immersive nightclub atmosphere like no other! With loads of party games, freebies, performers & entertainment, F*CK ME IT’S FRESHERS promises a memorable way to kick off your uni experience.


The Big Freshers Lockdown Sheffield

When: September 19th, tickets from £12.50

Where: Crystal

10 years in a row getting the “sold out” sign… it speaks for itself! One of the wildest student nights in the nation: DJs, promotions, cheap drinks… don’t miss out!


The Tuesday Club – Freshers Rave

When: September 19th, tickets from £16

Where: Foundry

Sheffield’s biggest midweek rave, The Tuesday Club, returns with a huge freshers eveny to kick off the year in style! Featuring some of the absolute best in drum & bass, jungle, garage and bass music get ready for serious vibes coming to you directly from one of the city’s finest student venues, Foundry!

Sheffield Fresher’s Market

When: September 19th

Where: Sheffield University

Browse a host of local and independent businesses from across Sheffield selling vintage clothing, plants, and books, as well as discovering places to eat, relax, and have fun around our fantastic city.

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Freshers’ Fair: Freebies Galore!

When: September 20th

Where: Sheffield University 

Grab loads of fabulous freebies and discounts and play to win fantastic prizes at SU’s massive Freshers’ Fair. Joining us on the day will be Coca Cola, Domino’s (with their pizza slice giveaway), German Doner Kebab, Glass Onion Vintage, Heavenly Desserts, Leadmill, National Express, Starbucks, Vodka Revs, Yorkshire Tea and Zaap Thai…to name but a few. Freebies for days!

Float Along Festival

When: September 24th, tickets from £35

Where: Various venues

Headlined by essential Dublin post-punk outfit The Murder Capital, The Leadmill hosts two stages of incredible acts for Float Along Festival 2023 – a multi-venue celebration of alternative rock, pop and everything in between across Sheffield City Centre.


Meadowhall Student Event

When: September 29th, from 3pm.

Where: Meadowhall

Get ready for a fun-packed shopping evening, with hundreds of exclusive student discounts and plenty of events to choose from; make sure you look good this semester!


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