Tuesday 22 September 2015

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​The University of Northampton Students’ Union welcomed thousands of new students to campus on Saturday.

In addition to FreshFest, the Union’s headline outdoor music event being held on Saturday 26 September, the Students’ Union will provide students access to a foam party, UV paint party, outdoor cinema, karaoke and pub quizzes among other events designed to welcome Northampton’s newest residents.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet the Students’ Union’s 35 Sports Clubs and 70 different Student Societies alongside a number of local and national businesses and charities across a two day event expected to attract over 6,000 visitors looking to take advantage of the organisation’s unique offer of free sports and society memberships.

“Our Freshers and Welcome Programme presents a number of fun and affordable opportunities for students to learn more about Northampton, what the Students’ Union and University have to offer and a chance to make new friends with other students in their Halls of Residence and on their course,” said Students’ Union President, Victor Agboola.

“Our events offer an unparalleled quality of activity for new students in Northampton. Our FreshFest event, which has previously played host to Gorgon City and Sigma, will this year welcome chart-topper and British rapper, Example alongside BBC Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens. A fantastic line up that our students are really excited about.”

The University of Northampton Students’ Union, as last year, are working closely with Environmental Health to ensure that the event, which this year runs 4pm – 11pm, operates in a manner than ensures a quality experience for our students whilst minimising the impact on the local community.

A number of changes have been made to the site plan of FreshFest including the direction of travel for sound and opportunities for sound absorption from the immediate environment to ensure the nearest residential area should not experience anything greater than 65Db, a level similar to that found on a busy road.

Local residents who wish to raise any concerns regarding Freshers event or provide input should contact the Students’ Union’s Marketing & Communications Manager by emailing enquiries@northamptonunion.com.

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