Welcome Week 2017 - What's on

Events and activities

Here is a taste of what to expect during Welcome Week 2017.

Your Students' Union will be organising plenty more in the next few weeks.

View all Students' Union events

Academic events

This schedule doesn't include the academic sessions you will be attending.

View your academic schedules

Monday 11 September 2017

 School of Health Welcome activities 

Activity TimeLocation Open to
Mad Hatters Tea Emporium (Vegan food stall)11:30am-5:00pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)All students

Nestas Ark - Mobile educational zoo

11:00amScience Centre (Leek Road)All students
Guess the amount of blood loss11:30am-1:30pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)Health students 
Giant Operation11:30am-1:30pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)Health students  
Find the casualty11:30am-1:30pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)Health students  
Medical quiz11:30am-1:30pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)Health students  
Bandage speed challenge11:30am-1:30pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)Health students  
Guess the weight of the baby 11:30am-1:30pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road)Health students  
Rowing/weights challenge 11:30am-1:30pm Stanley Matthews Sports Centre (Leek Road) Health students 
Inflatables11:30am-4:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Crazy Golf 11:30pm-4:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road)  All students 
OMG outside broadcast (Live music and chat)All day Outside LRV (Leek Road) All students

Wednesday 13 September 2017

International student activities. Some activities are open to all new students. 

Activity  TimeLocation Open to 
Don't be a tourist11:00am-11:30amLT004, Ashley (Leek Road)New international students 

Trip to local supermarket

11:00am-1:00pmMeet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
Handball/Volleyball12:00pm-1:00pmSports Hall - Meet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
Coffee, cake and conversation1:00pm-2:00pmBrindley Food Court (Leek Road)New international students  
Walking tours around Stoke2:00pm-4:00pmMeet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
How to survive the English Language2:00pm-3:00pmLT004, Ashley (Leek Road)New international students  
Stoke on Trent Hidden Gems 4:00pm-4:30pm LT004, Ashley (Leek Road) New international students 
Balloon artistry workshop4:00pm-6:00pm Brindley Food Court (Leek Road)New international students  
Get to know you - Speed chat 6:00pm-9:00pm Brindley Food Court (Leek Road)New international students  

Thursday 14 September 2017

International student activities. Some activities are open to all new students. 

Activity  TimeLocation Open to 
How to survive the English Language11:00am-12:00pmLT004, Ashley (Leek Road)New international students 

Trip to local supermarket

11:00am-1:00pmMeet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
Futal/Football12:00pm-1:00pmSports Hall - Meet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
Eat, chat and music - African drums workshop1:00pm-2:00pmBrindley Food Court (Leek Road)New international students  
Cricket 2:00pm-4:00pmMeet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
Cooking demo 4:00pm-5:00pmBrindley Outpost (Leek Road)New international students  
Walking tours around Stoke2:00pm-4:00pm Meet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students  
International student social 6:00pm-9:00pm Brindley Outpost (Leek Road)New international students  

Friday 15 September

 International student activities. Some activities are open to all new students.  

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Trip to Emma Bridgewater Pottery 9:30am-1:00pm Meet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road) New international students  
Walking tours around Stoke11:00am-1:00pmMeet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road)New international students 
Food from around the world 1:00pm-2:00pmBrindley Food Court (Leek Road)New international students  
Garden party 6:00pm-9:00pmCoalport GardenNew international students  
Verve disco for early arrivals 8:00pm-2:00am Verve (Leek Road) All students 
Big screen sport 7:30pm-10:00pm Ember Lounge (College Road) All students 
Dunkirk (Film)  7:45pm-9:30pm Stoke Film Theatre (College Road) Public (Note: Ticket cost involved)

Saturday 16 September 2017

Enrolment for students moving away from home / move in day to campus accommodation

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Hanley Parkrun - Free 5K timed run 8:30am-10:00am Meet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road) All students 
Trip to Trentham Gardens 11:00am-4:00pm Meet at Brindley Information point (Leek Road) International students 
Reslife Welcome garden partyAll dayCoalport gardenStudents staying in Coalport
Glitter facepainter3:00pmLRV entrance (Leek Road)All students
Move-in party (LRV club night)9:00pm-3:00amLRV (Leek Road)All students 
Sustainable teepee/chillout zoneAll dayGrass outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Pizza and Games event (Christian Union)6:00pm-9:00pm Brindley Cafe' (Leek Road) All students 
Big screen sport12:00pm-8:00pm Ember Lounge (College Road)All students
Maudie (Film) 7:45pm-9:45pm Stoke Film Theatre (College Road)(Note: Ticket cost involved)

Sunday 17 September 2017

Enrolment for students living at home - "Funday Sunday"

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Funday Sunday - Family fun day11:00am-4:00pmLeek Road siteAll (Open to the public)
Mad Hatters Tea Emporium (Vegan food stall) All day Outside Brindley All 
Welcome BBQ6:00pm-7:00pmCollege Court, Spode and CoalportCollege Court, Spode and Coalport students
Amazing Camera Obscura11:00am-3:00pmOutside Brindley (Leek Road)All
OMG outside broadcast10:30am-4:00pmEntrance to LRV (Leek Road)All
Sustainable Teepee/Chill Out zone All day Grass outside Brindley All 
Big screen sport    
Staffs Otaku movie night - "The girl who leapt through time"6:00pm-8:00pm Ashley, LT001 (Leek Road) All students 
LRV presents Charlie Sloth 10:00pm-2:00am LRV and Verve (Leek Road) All students - Order your Welcome wristband 

Monday 18 September 2017

Main Welcome Week for Stoke campus students

For academic schedules go to online timetables.

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Treasure HuntOpen until 16/10/17Stoke campusAll students
Sustainable Teepee/Chillout ZoneAll dayGrass outside Brindley (Leek Road)All students
Amazing Camera Obscura 12:00pm-3:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students
Event planning - Mature Students Society 11:am-12:00pm Ember Lounge (College Road) All students 
Escape Rooms Stoke - Real-life escape game 3:00pm-6:00pm Meet at Verve (Leek Road) All students 
Grub crawl - Christian Union6:30pm-9:00pmMeet at Stanley Matthews Sports Centre (Leek Road)All students
Bandeoke with 'Beer and Burger' offer7:00pm-12:00amVerve (Leek Road)All students

 

Tuesday 19 September 2017

 

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Coffee and Cake morning - Mature student society11:00am-12:30pmEmber LoungeAll students
Sustainable Teepee/Chillout ZoneAll dayGrass outside Brindley (Leek Road)All students
Online Safety talk by DS Gary Sirrell (Get tips on how to protect yourself from Cybercrime)11:30am R002, Science Centre All students welcome (No booking required) 
Amazing Camera Obscura 12:00pm-3:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Amazon Web Services - Technology talk (Including Snowmobile)13:30pmR002, Science Centre All student welcome - Contact c.howard@staffs.ac.uk to confirm attendance.
Attack on Titan LAN Party - Staffs Otaku Society5:00pm-9:00pmMellor Building, S105b (College Road)All students
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Free screening by The Star Wars Society5:00pm-8:00pm Film Theatre (College Road) All students 
Cakes, Acoustics and Milkshakes - Christian Society 8:00pm-12:00am Brindley Cafe' (Leek Road) All students 
Karaoke 8:00pm-12:00am Ember Lounge (College Road) All students 
The Death of Louis XIV (Film)7:45pm-9:45pm Film Theatre (College Road) Public (Note: Ticket cost involved)
StudioONE Fringe presents "Purge"7:00pm StudioONE (College Road) Public 
StudioONE Fringe presents "Skimpies II - Electric Bugaloo"9:30pm StudioONE (College Road) Public 

Wednesday 20 September 2017

 

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Colour Festival 1:00pm-3:00pm Coalport Garden All students 
Buskers 11:00am-4:00pm Outside Brindley Building (Leek Road) All students 
Student Groups Fair11:00am-3:00pmLeek Road campusAll students
Commercial Fair11:00am-3:00pmLRV (Leek Road)All students
Sports Fair11:00am-3:00pmSports HallAll students
Garden Tours and Tea - Growing Concern Society11:00am-6:00pmAllotment (Nr Crime Scene House) (Leek Road) All students 
Movie Night pick - Staffs Otaku Society5:00pm-9:00pm Ashley Building, LT001 (Leek Road) All students 
Amazing Camera Obscura 12:00pm-3:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Live Action Roleplay Society - Welcome back 5:30pm-8:00pm Ashley Building All students 
Text-a-Toastie 6:00pm-8:00pm Anywhere on campus All students 
OMG Outside Broadcast 11:00am-5:00pm Stage in LRV All students 
Sustainable Teepee/Chillout zone All day Grass outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
StudioONE Fringe presents "The B Word" 7:00pm StudioONE Public 
StudioONE Fringe presents "The Secret Show" 8:30pm StudioONEPublic  
Back to School Gobble (LRV Club Night) 9:00pm-3:00am LRV (Leek Road) All students and guests 
 

Thursday 21 September 2017

 

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Sustainable Teepee/Chillout ZoneAll dayGrass outside BrindleyAll students
Amazing Camera Obscura 12:00pm-3:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Forensics and Crime Taster Session2:00pm-3:00pmCrime Scene House, Leek RoadAll students
Forensics and Crime Taster Session3:00pm-4:00pmCrime Scene House, Leek RoadAll students
Forensics and Crime Taster Session4:00pm-5:00pmCrime Scene House, Leek RoadAll students 
Forensics and Crime Taster Session5:00pm-6:00pm Crime Scene House, Leek Road All students 
Laser Tag - Free to attend4:00pm-11:00pm LRV All students 
Myth Gaming Taster Session4:30pm-9:00pm Flaxman L300, L301, L316, L318, L320 (College Road) All students 
Anime Gaming Taster Session5:00pm-9:00pm Mellor, S015b (College Road) All students 
Food Fusion Nights - Chip Shop 5:00pm-8:00pm Verve (Leek Road) All students 
Game Development Society Taster Session5:00pm-9:00pmCadman Studios, C117a (College Road)All students 
PsychSoc: Meet, Greet and Eat - Free food 5:00pm-7:00pm Ashley, LT010 (Leek Road) All students 
Snowsports Club Taster Session5:30pm-8:00pm Ember Lounge All students 
Amateur Dramatics Taster Session 6:00pm-8:00pm StudioONE, College Road All students 
Christian Union Students Meeting 6:00pm-9:00pm Brindley Cafe' All students 
RAM Meet and Greet - Rock, Alternative and Metal Society7:00pm-11:30pm Verve (Leek Road)All students 
StudioONE Fringe presents " Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits by Jenny May Morgan"  7:00pm StudioONE (College Road) Public 
StudioONE Fringe presents "Boys Will Be Boys"  8:30pm StudioONE (College Road) Public 

Friday 22 September 2017

 

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
UV Badminton6:00pm-8:00pmStanley Matthews Sports Centre (Leek Road)All students
Sustainable Teepee/Chillout ZoneAll dayGrass outside Brindley (Leek Road)All students 
Gamers Pub Quiz11:00am-5:00pmEmber Lounge (College Road) All students 
Amazing Camera Obscura 12:00pm-3:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Marvel & DC Society - Infinity Stone Treasure Hunt1:00pm-4:00pmEmber Lounge (College Road) All students 
Myth Gaming Sign Ups5:00pm-9:00pm Mellor, S015b (College Road) All students 
Staffs Horror Games Society Taster Session4:00pm-9:00pm Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Name the Anime Quiz - Staffs Otaku Society 5:00pm-9:00pm Beacon, T101 (College Road) All students 
Forensics and Crime Society Meet & Greet6:00pm-7:30pm Verve (Leek Road) All students 
Harry Potter Games Night6:00pm-8:00pm Ember Lounge Side Room (College Road)All students 
Quiz Night - Christian Union Society 6:30pm-9:00pm Brindley Cafe' (Leek Road)All students 
Eclipse with Patrick Nazzemi - Club Night9:00pm-3:00am LRV (Leek Road)All students 
Baby Driver (Film)7:45pm-9:45pm Stoke Film Theatre (College Road) Public - (Note: Ticket cost involved)  
StudioONE Fringe presents "Boys will be Boys" 7:00pm-11:30pm Verve All students 
StudioONE Fringe presents "The 39 Steps"7:00pm StudioONE (College Road) Public 
 

Saturday 23 September 2017

 

Activity TimeLocation Open to 
Community Open Day10:00am-4:00pm Leek Road site and LRVPublic
Amazing Camera Obscura 11:00am-3:00pm Outside Brindley (Leek Road) All students 
Open Mic Night 6:00pm-7:00pm Clarice Cliffe Court All students 
Big Screen Sport12:00pm-8:00pm Ember LoungeAll students 
Harry Potter Society Meet & Greet BBQ12:00pm-2:00pm Grass behind Coalport All students  
Sustainable Teepee / Chill Out ZoneAll day Grass outside BrindleyAll students 

 

Sport at Staffs - 'Give it a Go' sessions

From American Football to Ultimate Frisbee, you can get involved in our 'Give it a Go' sessions during Welcome Week, sessions include:

  • Football

  • Hockey

  • Lacrosse

  • Cheerleading

  • Basketball

  • Badminton

  • Netball and more.

Sports at Staffs schedule for Welcome Week