Fresher’s Fairs are put on at your university in order to get you to sign up to societies, pick up some cool deals/vouchers and make you aware of some of the business’ and events in your new area. It’s a great place to pick up freebies (useful or not!) and so I popped over to my Uni Fresher’s Fair to see what goodies I could get my hands on.
First things first, to get a free slice of Domino’s pizza, I just had to send a (free) text to Domino’s and show them – obviously I didn’t get a photo, who wastes time taking photos when there’s pizza to be eaten?? Along with these we got some vouchers for Domino’s as well as a free pizza if you collected it tonight. Outside was a Domino’s wheel of fortune where I won £5 off a pizza too – can’t go wrong.
Freshers. Load up on pens. You’re going to be one of two first years: 1) writing a lot, or 2) losing a lot of pens. So stock up.
Another Fresher essential is the bottle opener. Kinder than using your teeth and your mates will always be thankful that you have one (or ten).
Perhaps you won’t be needing them, but at uni you’ll certainly know someone who will be – free condoms.
Even when certain you don’t have chlamydia, doing a 2 second swab or pee-test will get you free socks/underwear/drinks bottles – take your pick. The clap stand tends to have some pretty good freebies in return for your wee.
Quite a serious one now. Students are targets for getting spiked/date rape and what not. Staffordshire police were giving out these ‘spikies’ which you pop in the top of your bottle which will prevent people dropping anything in your drink. Trust no-one. Watch the bartender make your drink, don’t put it down and don’t let it out of your site. They were also giving out drug testing strips to test for drugs in your drink as well as attack alarms but they ran out by the time we went, but I’m now on a waiting list for them.
Who needs a cardboard cut-out guitar? Students do. If it’s free, you take it.
Our local shopping centre are holding a Fresher’s event next month and so we got a wristband, some Starbucks vouchers and some little leaflets about the event.
These little plastic jars are adorable. Living in halls, you may use this as an extra cup or maybe even a little money box. I’m thinking of doing something crafty with these; glittery thinking cap is on.
I can’t for the life of me remember what stand gave me this cheap-ass pot noodle but it’s a running joke that students live of pot noodles and so, free food is a welcome gift. I defo won’t be eating this but I’m sure I’ll find a student that will.
You’ll need twice the amount of caffeine than usual on a Thursday morning after a night at Gobble – The Terrace Bar were giving some out free energy drinks, and if you took them to the bar you could get a free shot to go with it. They know how to win us students over.
Amazon were there to get us to sign up to Student Prime (of which I’m already a member). If you had a membership you got a free Krispy Kreme donut. I put mine in my bag and another guy asked me if I was signed up – long story short I got two free Krispy Kreme donuts – don’t tell anyone.
A singular teabag. Emergency brew. Trust me you will be grateful on the morning you wake up to no teabags and remember that one you have in your room somewhere.
Sweetiesssss! The best pick me up – take as many as you can before the stall runners tell you off xo
There’s my little mini guide on Fresher’s Fairs – I advise you to go!