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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Freshers Takeover?
Freshers Takeover are here to make sure life in your new city gets off to the craziest possible start! Every year we host the wildest freshers parties at the very best venues in cities across the UK.
Your ticket to the wildest freshers week of your life. Freshers Takeover will make sure life in your new city gets off to a memorable start with blockbuster freshers events in the best venues. Dance to all the biggest hits of your childhood at our 00s party, cover yourself head to toe in UV paint at our full-moon party, get wild at our ZOO party and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg! Grab your freshers tickets early and let the excitement commence!
When is freshers week?
This depends on where you’re studying. Most universities will host freshers events in September, but some kick off their freshers week in October. View our location pages here: Manchester / Sheffield / Birmingham / Leeds / Nottingham
What happens if freshers week doesn't take place due to covid-19?
We would like our customers to have peace of mind when they purchase from us. Therefore, in the case that freshers events do not take place in September due to any ongoing Covid-related restrictions, we will issue a FULL refund for any ticket or wristband you have purchased
How do I keep up to date?
Register on our sign up page for the latest freshers news and information. You will also gain access to exclusive early access freshers week tickets and discounts.
How can I be sure which events are legitimate and avoid scams?
One way of ensuring any events you wish to attend in freshers week are legitimate is to look at past photo albums from previous events. Are the tickets available on trusted ticketing outlets, such as Ticket arena, Fatsoma, FIXR, Eventbrite, Skiddle. Do you know any friends attending the same event or planning to? You can always contact the event organiser to chat to them about the event too, you should be able to tell a lot by gauging their response.
What time do events typically end?
Event closing times are dependent on the partnered venues. Typically, most venues will close at 3am but some do stay open later. Check individual event information to find out the opening times of specific freshers events.
What are the dress codes for freshers events?
Events in freshers week are generally more lenient on dress code as venues and door teams are made aware that attendees are in a new city for the first time. As a general rule of thumb and just to be safe, it is usually okay to assume that with more electronic events (House, D&B, Tech) attire isn’t expected to be so formal.
With more “upmarket” venues, a slightly stricter dress code may be in place. You can always enquire with the venue or event organiser directly before the event if you’d like clarification on dress code for the freshers event you’re attending.
Who attends events in freshers week?
Freshers week events are of course predominantly attended by freshers students, but also second and third years. All freshers events typically require a student ID or another form of proof that you will be attending a university for entry, meaning the events are in a controlled and secure environment
Can I attend a freshers events and bring a friend who does not attend one of the universities?
Yes, but it depends. Most event organisers and venues allow friends to attend freshers week parties with you providing they are of or around student age, but it’s best to check with them if you’re unsure.