Welcome Festival 2018

See What's On!

Events

Freshers Fair
13th September 1pm - 2:30pm
Everyone Active, Scarborough Sports Village
Come and join us for our Freshers Fair to find out about what we can offer. With local businesses and services, you can be sure of grabbing some freebies!
Bowling & Beer
13th September 7pm - 11pm
Olympia Leisure
Strike up a friendship with other new students at this fun social!
CUSU Bar Tour
14th September 7:30pm - 3am
Various
Join us on a tour of all the local bars and clubs
Surfing Taster Sessions
15th September noon - 4pm
Pro-surfer or complete novice? Take to the waves and see what you are made of!
Quiz Night
16th September 7pm - 11pm
L'Amour Cabaret Bar
Test your knowledge and join forces with your new course mates in our quiz
Festival of Imagineers- Arup presents Hoopla
17th September 10am - 22nd September 4pm
Coventry Cathedral
Hoopla is an extraordinary 23m tall sculptural model produced by Arup in partnership with Coventry secondary schools.
Festival of Imagineers- Exhibition, Likeable Bikeable City
17th September 10am - 22nd September 4pm
The Hertbert Art Gallery and Museum
This exhibition charts the developing ideas for renovation of a cycle trail in Coventry and launches Imagineer’s Likeable Bikeable project.
Festival of Imagineers- Imagine: Bridge
17th September 10am - 22nd September 4pm
Coventry Cathedral
Join us during our R&D stage of Bridge, Imagineer’s latest large-scale commission.
CU Coventry Quiz Night
17th September 7pm - 10pm
Phoenix
Time to put your knowledge to the test and get your team mates ready to win at CU Coventry's first quiz night of the year.
Festival of Imagineers- Conference, Inspiring Change - Movers and Makers
18th September 4pm - 8:30pm
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Movers and Makers is a new initiative for Coventry that supports teacher-led, arts-based innovations that improve children’s learning and development in primary school.
CU Coventry Welcome Fair
19th September 11am - 4:30pm
Outside CU Coventry
To hear about all the opportunities CUSU has to offer, as well as get your hands on some freebies, head down to the CU Coventry Welcome Fair.
CU Coventry Cocktail Masterclass
19th September 7:30pm - 10pm
Samoan Joes
Fancy showing off your skills or just learning something new? Head down to Samoan Joe's for our Cocktail Masterclass.
Festival of Imagineers- Motionhouse present Block
19th September 8pm - 10pm
Cathedral Ruins
What happens when dance and circus collide? When they converge, rub against each other, blend into one another?
Festival of Imagineers- Collectif Coin present Child Hood
20th September 7:30pm - 22nd September 11pm
Broadgate
Broadgate is filled with a cloud of illuminated balloons.
Festival of Imagineers- Performance, IOU present Rear View
21st September noon - 22nd September 2:30pm
Coventry Transport Museum
This exciting experience is taken on a custom-made conversion of a double decker bus, a mobile auditorium that turns the city into a stage as you go on an unforgettable journey where familiar and not so familiar places are brought to life.
Festival of Imagineers- Urban Room presents RE: Coventry
22nd September 10am - 4pm
The Daimler Powerhouse
RE:Coventry is an Urban Room project that began with a series of talks during the Festival of Imagineers 2017 and has grown into a collaborative project
Festival of Imagineers- Play the Streets
22nd September noon - 4pm
University Square
Free family-friendly activities, workshops and installations, inviting you to come and play in the streets.
Festival of Imagineers- Teatr Biuro Podrozy present Carmen Funebre
22nd September 8pm - 10pm
Cathedral Ruins
Festival of Imagineers presents Carmen Funebre, Teatr Biuro Podrozy’s most iconic performance which has toured to almost 50 countries worldwide
Opening Party
22nd September 9pm - 3am
Square One and Empire
This is the official Opening Party for Coventry University Welcome Festival 2018, you won't want to miss it!
Cathedral Dining Club
23rd September 11am - 6pm
Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral presents the mouth watering Digbeth Dining Club giving you a fresh and tasty perspective on urban street food.
The Big Bar Tour
23rd September 7pm - 2am
Various
Grab your t-shirt and wristband and join the thousands of students on a tour round the city for one of this year's biggest events, The Big Bar Tour!
Ice Skating- Early session
24th September 10am - 11:45am
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet Ice.
Laser Quest
24th September 10am - 10pm
Laser Quest
Are you a bit of a thrill seeker or maybe just fancy a challenge? Zap your way through the competition and be the last one standing at Welcome Festival's very own Laser Quest.
The Welcome Fair
24th September 11am - 4:30pm
The Hub
CUSU's Welcome Fair gives you the opportunity to learn about all the communities that you can get involved in during your studies.
Ice Skating- Late Session
24th September 1pm - 4pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of the Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet ice
Bubble Luv - Back to School Disco
24th September 10pm - 3am
Kasbah
Bubble Luv is the weekly student night held at the newly refurbished Kasbah with the best DJ's and the ultimate themes, competitions and prizes.
Laser Quest
25th September 10am - 10pm
Laser Quest
Are you a bit of a thrill seeker or maybe just fancy a challenge? Zap your way through the competition and be the last one standing at Welcome Festival's very own Laser Quest.
Freebie Fair
25th September 11am - 4:30pm
The Hub
This is the chance to get your hands on some amazing freebies and meet some of the local brands you will interact with whilst being a student. Don’t forget to watch out for pizza!
Ice Skating
25th September 1pm - 3pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet Ice.
Cocktail Masterclass
25th September 7pm - 9pm
Samoan Joes
Fancy showing off your skills or just learning something new? Head down to Samoan Joe's for our Cocktail Masterclass.
The Ultimate Quiz
25th September 8pm - 11pm
Drapers
Put your general knowledge to the test with the chance to win an amazing prize at CUSU's Ultimate Quiz.
BOOM!
25th September 10pm - 26th September 4:30pm
JJ's
Tuesday nights are home to JJ's student night BOOM! filled with fun, inflatables and the fantastic DJ Jason Fox.
Laser Quest
26th September 10am - 10pm
Laser Quest
Are you a bit of a thrill seeker or maybe just fancy a challenge? Zap your way through the competition and be the last one standing at Welcome Festival's very own Laser Quest.
Sports Fair
26th September 11am - 4:30pm
University Square and The Hub
The Sports Fair is a great opportunity to be part of a winning team at CUSU and with over 50 to choose from you are spoilt for choice!
Ice Skating- Early Session
26th September 1pm - 4pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet Ice.
Ice Skating- Late Session
26th September 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet Ice.
Cocktail Masterclass
26th September 7pm - 9pm
Samoan Joes
Fancy showing off your skills or just learning something new? Head down to Samoan Joe's for our Cocktail Masterclass.
UV Full Moon Party
26th September 10pm - 3am
Empire
Get your glow on at this year's UV Full Moon Party as we bring it back by popular demand for Welcome Festival 2018.
Laser Quest
27th September 10am - 10pm
Laser Quest
Are you a bit of a thrill seeker or maybe just fancy a challenge? Zap your way through the competition and be the last one standing at Welcome Festival's very own Laser Quest.
Societies Fair
27th September 11am - 4:30pm
The Hub, Square One and University Square
We have over 140 societies and this is your chance to learn about every single one, whether its faith, culture, special interest or more. We can show you everything our societies have to offer at the Societies Fair.
Ice Skating
27th September 1pm - 4pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet Ice.
Cocktail Masterclass
27th September 7pm - 9pm
Samoan Joes
Fancy showing off your skills or just learning something new? Head down to Samoan Joe's for our Cocktail Masterclass.
Film Screening: Deadpool 2
27th September 8pm - 11pm
Square One
Marvel's hilarious sequel, Deadpool 2 is gracing the big screen at Square One for one night only.
Zoo Party
27th September 10pm - 3am
Kasbah
Our annual sell out event returns bigger and better than ever, get your leopard print at the ready for this year's Zoo Party.
Laser Quest
28th September 10am - 10pm
Laser Quest
Are you a bit of a thrill seeker or maybe just fancy a challenge? Zap your way through the competition and be the last one standing at Welcome Festival's very own Laser Quest.
Information Fair
28th September 11am - 4:30pm
The Hub
We've got more opportunities than ever to get involved at CUSU and the community, find out about it all at The Information Fair.
Ice Skating- Early Session
28th September 1pm - 4pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice skating at Planet Ice
Ice Skating- Late Session
28th September 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Planet Ice
Skate at the home of Coventry Blaze and polish up on your talent or learn a new skill with Ice Skating at Planet Ice.
Cocktail Masterclass
28th September 7pm - 9pm
Samoan Joes
Fancy showing off your skills or just learning something new? Head down to Samoan Joe's for our Cocktail Masterclass.
Trip to Birmingham
28th September 9pm - 3am
The Hub
Jump on the coach trip to Birmingham and visit the incredible night life of our neighbouring city at Przym and Bierkeller.
The Big Closing Party
4th October 10pm - 3am
Kasbah
After two incredible weeks of partying, pizza and playing laser tag we have the Big Closing Party to celebrate and conclude Welcome festival 2018.
The Comedy Box
6th October 7pm - 10pm
Square One
The funniest monthly comedy night in Coventry is back from a Summer break with a tummy tickling line-up taking to the Square One stage.
Volunteering Fair 2018 - Save the Date!
31st October 11am - 2pm
Square One
Your chance to meet Community Organisations and discuss their volunteering opportunities. You will be able to sign up directly with the organisations on this day too!