Preston Freshers Week 2018

Preston Freshers Week 2018

As Preston freshers week approaches, there are lots of events due to be taking place around this area. Freshers week is one of the highlights of university life so take advantage of it while you can. Here’s our guide to exactly what is going on around the area, and how you can make this week one to remember!

Preston Freshers Week


Sunday 16th September

Switch foam party

The first of these Preston freshers week events being held is the annual freshers foam party, taking place in Switch nightclub on Sunday the 16th of September, from 10pm to 4am. This is the longest standing event of freshers, and let’s be honest, it’s hard to argue against a foam party being the best way to kick off your freshers week. Equipped with the biggest foam cannons in the UK from Magaluf, there will be 3 rooms of music, all guaranteed to have you dancing until it shuts at 4am.

If this isn’t for you, then there is a UV glow rave happening on the same night playing commercial student anthems, it didn’t take place last year and there was real demand for it so it has been brought back. There will be free face and body paint and glow sticks, and you’re to wear all white in this glow in the dark rave.

Monday 17th September

Switch Monday Mayhem

The following day, Danny T is DJing Switch nightclub for Monday Madness! This is the biggest student session of the week, and each of the 3 rooms in the club will play different types of music. Fire will be home to all the club anthems, crazy lighting, c02 cannons and a lot of special effects. Pop will be having a pop party, while there is a giant ball pool and karaoke booths to keep the party going. In Bass, Radio 1’s DJ Stylus will be playing everything urban, so there’s definitely going to be something for everyone. This is open from 10pm to 4am.

Tuesday 18th September

Switch S Club Party

There will be two events happening on Tuesday the 18th, one of which is Clubland Live presents Schoolies. Taking place in Preston Guild Hall, Preston’s favourite fancy dress event will see everyone in their school outfits as you’re taken back to the original school discos. There will be multiple Clubland legends performing live such as Kelly Llorenna, Ultrabeat and more. Expected to see 2000 students, this will be a night to remember. The other event on this night is Schoolies Detention in Switch nightclub which will be hosted by S Club Party. Again, the dress code is school uniform as this is detention, and no one’s leaving until 6am!

Wednesday 19th September

Ballers Basshunter

The night after, Basshunter is calling all students to Ballers Sports Bar. Basshunter will be throwing a huge party at the brand new two floor American sports bar direct from the strip in Vegas! With drinks priced at 89p and a built-in rodeo bull, this night is sure to be an absolute blast. Be sure to wear casual attire and get there between 10pm and 4am, you don’t want to miss this!

Thursday 20th September

Thursday the 20th is set to be a big night in Rift bar, playing everything from house and R&B to grime and garage music. Love Island contestant Jack Fowler will be making an appearance so make sure you grab a selfie, and a drink (come on, they’re 99p)! Make sure you get there early as it’s quite a small venue and is set to be at capacity very quickly.

Friday 21st September

Ex Geordie shore star Joel Corry will be bringing his bangers over to Switch on Friday the 21st for a night with an electric atmosphere, there’s no excuse to stay home and have a quiet one. Drinks are £1, and the three rooms in Switch will all be occupied by Preston’s best DJ lineup from 10pm until 4am. Dress casual, and prepare for a great night!

Saturday 22nd September

Switch Saturdays

The night of Saturday the 22nd has a lot in store. Switch nightclub will be home to Iyaz, and expect him to perform all his hit singles. Switch has had more than its fair share of chart topping acts perform in the club since it opened last August, such as Bugzy Malone, Lethal Bizzle, Cascada and Yxng Bane. The drinks will be £2, and it’s 2 for 1 cocktails all night. Open from 10pm to 4am, casual attire, be there or be square!

Sunday 23rd September

The next night, in Preston Guild Hall, there is an inflatable party. At this fun house they have bouncy castles, bungee runs, rodeo bulls and gladiator jousts. This has got to be the most fun inflatable party you will go to, and you can only find it in Preston. There will be stage games, party anthems and a lot more madness! Dress casually and ladies don’t wear heels for this one.

On the same night, DJ Stylus is set to be ‘doin’ bits’ at Rift. Downstairs will be playing R&B, urban and garage music, and the attik will have tech and house. Drinks will be £1.50 all night, and Kendall from Love Island will also be there, so get a cocktail and enjoy yourself! Both of these events will be taking place from 10pm to 4am.


Enjoy freshers week with your Brunel Court flatmates

Brunel Court is located close to all of these Preston freshers week events with many of the nightclubs being easily accessible from your student accommodation. This is the perfect time to socialise and get to know your new flatmates. If you haven’t yet, call us today on 01772 886675 to secure your student accommodation.

Things to do in Preston for students

Things to do in Preston for Students

Moving to a new city to study can be daunting but finding things to do to socialise with your new friends makes this transition a lot easier. Preston has a whole host of  attractions, many of which are free so you’ll never be stuck for ideas. If you do get some free time from studying make sure you visit these top things to do in Preston, plus Brunel Court is ideally located close to many of these attractions so you won’t have to travel far.


Inspiration at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Harris Museum Preston

When studying and living in a new city it’s important to get a sense of the history and culture, and if you’re looking for some intellectual inspiration museums are always a good place to start. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is full of Preston’s history and culture and is a space to be creative. If you’re studying a creative subject this museum will offer lots of FREE inspiration with its many exhibitions and activities that you can get involved in.


Entertainment at Preston Guild Hall

Preston Guild Hall

If you’re looking for things to do in Preston that involve drinking, dining, dancing and drama then look no further than Preston Guild Hall. This venue is home to many, many events, shows and restaurants including comedy shows, live music, sport and much more! Visiting Preston Guild Hall is a great relief from studying and will provide an evening of memories and well earned fun!


Unwind at Preston Docks and Marina

Preston docks

Preston docks is the perfect place to unwind and gather your thoughts. University life can be a bit overwhelming at times but when you have beautiful scenery a stone’s throw away from your accommodation it can be a real stress reliever. The marina is often full of yachts and barges and is the perfect setting to stroll and dine.


Meet Friends at Fishergate Shopping Centre

Fishergate Shopping Centre

When starting university you need a fresh wardrobe for the term ahead and where better to spend your student loan in Preston than at Fishergate Shopping Centre. Not only can you get the latest fashions from the fantastic range of shops, it’s also a great meeting place for friends as there are many places to eat and drink.


Experience Preston’s Nightlife

Evoque nightclub

A city’s nightlife is a big part of university life and Preston has lots of popular clubs and bars including the famous nightclub, The Warehouse, Evoque and the Adelphi which is a popular student bar in the heart of the university campus offering live music, karaoke, quizzes and events.   


There are plenty of things to do in Preston!

The benefits of being based in Brunel Court is that we have all of these attractions on our doorstep. Brunel Court has everything you need on site with many facilities, a common room and garden area but if you want to branch out there is so much to see in Preston.

If you’re studying in Preston and need accommodation, Brunel Court is the number one choice so get in touch with us today by calling 01772 886675 to book a viewing and see for yourself what this area has to offer.