Freshers' Week Programme 2017 (Provisional)

Queens' Freshers' Week is designed to help new undergraduates settle into College and academic life.  Our programme combines talks and meetings with Fellows, staff and students that will introduce you to important information about living and studying here, along with plenty of social events which you can choose to take part in.  

The programme looks full, as we've included details about what you are expected to attend and also things that you can opt into.  To help you find your way through the many possibilities, we've marked events that you *are expected* to attend with an *asterisk*.  In particular, make sure you know when and where to meet with your Director of Studies and that you've made any preparations that he or she has asked for. 

If you are unsure of anything, please ask a JCR Committee member and / or consult the Freshers' noticeboard outside Buttery.

FRIDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER

       

20.00              

 

Bar quiz open to all students in College (Q-Bar)                        

   
         

SATURDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER

       

09.00-13.00

 

Freshers' arrive and move in (Cripps Court)

   

09.00-13.00

*

Collect University Card and essential College information (Cripps Court)

   

11.00-13.30

 

Brunch (Cripps Hall)

   

13.30-16.00

 

College Parents have tea with their Freshers (various rooms - ask your College Parents)

   

16.00-17.00

*

JCR and CUSU Introduction, including fire and safety talk from the Head Porter (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

17.00-17.50

*

Welfare and Student Services at Queens'. (Senior Tutor, College Nurse, Welfare Team, Chaplain, Academic Tutors and College Mentors) (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

19.00-21.00

 

First Year Dinner (Cripps Hall)

   

21.00-22.00

 

Jazz & Cocktails (Old Hall) - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available

   
         

SUNDAY, 1 OCTOBER

       

09.00-13.00

 

Punting tours and brunch with your College Parents (brunch: 11.00-13.30)

   

13.30-14.30

*

Teaching and learning at Queens' - Introduction. (Senior Tutor, Senior Fellow, Fellow-Academic Development) (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

14.45-15.30

*

Studying at Cambridge: Subject Contacts and Freshers' discussion groups (Q-Bar)

   

15.30-16.30

 

JCR picnic for Freshers and Subject Contacts (Queens' Green - Q-Bar if raining)

   

16.30-17.45

 

Freshers' individual meetings with the Student Support Team

   

18.00-19.00

 

Freshers go into dinner with Subject Contacts (Cripps Hall)

   

19.30-21.00

 

Freshers' Speed Meetings (Cripps Hall)

   
         

MONDAY, 2 OCTOBER 

       

09.00-18.00

*

Meetings with Directors of Studies (DoS) at various stages during the day (time and place as advised by your DoS)

   

11.00-14.30

 

ICT support drop-in (JCR Room)

   

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

   

13.00-14.30

 

Meet your BME Rep (JCR Room)

   

14.00-16.00

 

Freshers' individual meetings with the Student Support Team

   

14.30-15.30

 

Boatie Squash (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

15.30-18.00

 

Queens' Societies Squash (Lyon Court and Q-Bar (Fitzpatrick Hall if raining))

   

18.00-19.00

 

Dinner

   

19.30 -

 

The Impronauts Show (free) (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

20.30 -

 

LGBT welcome drinks,  meet your LGBT + Officer (E4)

   
         

TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER

       

09.00-10.00

*

Living in the Queens' community - expectations. (Senior Tutor, Dean, Chaplain) (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

10.00-11.00

*

Consent workshops (JCR) (See Freshers' noticeboard for timing for your group)

   

11.00-12.00

*

Welfare workshops (JCR) (See Freshers' noticeboard for timing for your group)

   

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

   

14.45

*

 Matriculation Photograph (Walnut Tree Court) - bring umbrella in case of inclement weather

   

15.15-17.45

*

Matriculation Ceremony, Lord Eatwell (President's Lodge)

   

15.30 - 17.00

 

Individual Photographs with Lafayette Photography (pre-booking not required) (Erasmus Lawn)

   

17.45-18.45

 

Matriculation Service (Chapel)

   

18.45-19.30

 

Matriculation Dinner Drinks Reception - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   

19.30

*

Matriculation Dinner (Cripps Hall)

   

22.00-23.00

 

Bar night - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available (Q-Bar)

   

23.00 +

 

Club Night (leaving from Q-Bar)

   
         

WEDNESDAY, 4 OCTOBER

       

09.00-18.00

*

Appointments with Faculties, Departments, Supervisors, etc.

   

10.00-12.00

 

University Squash (JCR Representatives leaving from Porters' Lodge every half-hour)

   

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

   

17.15-18.00

 

Tea with the JCR Committee (JCR Room)

   

18.00-19.00

 

Dinner

   

20.00-23.00

 

Cambridge Night Tour (More information will be posted on Facebook, or contact your Freshers' reps)

   
         

THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER

       

09.00-18.00

*

Lectures, labs, classes, supervisions, etc.

   

12.15-

 

Internationals' Lunch at Queens' (outside Cripps Hall)

   

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

   

16.00-18.30

*

Introductions (by subject) to using the College Library and on-line resources (College Library) - see Freshers' noticeboard for timings

   

21.00-

 

Footlights Show or non-drinking mixer with Murray Edwards College (time and place to be specified)

   
         

FRIDAY, 6 OCTOBER

       

09.00-18.00

 *

Lectures, labs, classes, supervisions, etc.

   

12.15

 

Internationals' Lunch at Trinity (meet at the Porters' Lodge)

   

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

   

16.00-18.30

*

Introductions (by subject) to using the College Library and on-line resources (College Library) - see Freshers' noticeboard for timings

   

19.00-21.00

 

Dinner with your College Parents (various, arranged by College families)

   

21.45-00.30

 

Tripos Bop (Fitzpatrick Hall)

   
         

SATURDAY, 7 OCTOBER

       

20.00 - 

 

Outdoor film screening at Murray Edwards College (time may be changed) (Meet at the Porters' Lodge - see Facebook and Noticeboard)

   

SUNDAY, 8 OCTOBER

       

20.00 -

 

'Union Night' with Robinson College (visit the Cambridge Union Society) (Meet at the Porters' Lodge - see Facebook and Noticeboard)