Freshers Week Terms: When Do UK Students Celebrate The Beginning of Tuition?

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September 2018, the well-known Freshers' week begins in the UK. Many unis have different dates of the event. What are they? Today, the Typical Student team will guide you!

What’s Freshers' Week?


Basically, Freshers' week is the event created for the first-year university students. Talking about stereotypes, people usually imagine drunken students that are falling out of bars and clubs. However, there are many other things this week brings for freshers. The list contains moving to the new place, making friends, and stalking the location.

So, when does Freshers' week starts for UK students?

September, 10


The first students to celebrate Freshers' week are the learners from the University of Edinburgh. For them, Freshers' week started on September, 10 and ended September, 17.

September, 17

This is one of the most popular dates for the Freshers' week. September 17, the next institution started the event:

  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Birmingham
  • King’s College London
  • University of Sheffield

The Wellcome week at these universities ends on September 23.

September 19

Here is the date when Cardiff University starts Freshers' week. Local students are going to attend any place when is allowed to party.

September 23


On September 23, Freshers' week starts for:

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Nottingham
  • Newcastle University

It lasts 7 days and ends on September 29.

September 24 

The University of Surrey starts the term on October 3. That’s why the local students have Freshers' week on September 24.


Some universities have Freshers' week in October. Among them, there is the University of Cambridge, which celebrates Freshers' week on October 3. On the other hand, University of Oxford starts term around October 8. They send the dates of the Freshers' week to students personally. 

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