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The ONLY official UCL Wristband for Welcome Week 2024

If you're joining UCL this year then you’re in for a treat as we're taking things to new levels with our best Welcome Week line-up EVER. There are hundreds of events happening over the next few weeks, but with this wristband, you've got access to the six biggest club nights.

Buying the wristband saves you around £70 compared to the cost of purchasing individual tickets. Plus there's no need to worry about missing out or stress about getting tickets as you know the plans are already in place. 

So where are we taking you? Your welcome experience will start and end at London's most iconic club, Ministry of Sound. With four rooms of banging house, dance and techno music there's arguably no better place on earth to hear the world’s greatest DJs play the world’s best music. Start at Ministry, keep the pace up all week, and end at Ministry with one HUGE closing party. 

Our headline nightlife events are designed to help you experience the best of London’s clubbing scene - the best venues, great production and brilliant DJs. We run these nights in partnership with events experts Milkshake - their years of experience help us deliver the best Freshers’ events in London year after year. Wristbands sell out in advance every year, so secure yours early, sit back, and wait for the UCL freshers' madness. 

You can also buy individual tickets to each of the events below too - just click on the links.

The Nightlife Wristband gets you entry to...

Sunday 22 September: Move in Fiesta @ Ministry of Sound

Every year we exclusively book out one of the biggest and best nightspots in the city, and this year we’re once again taking over Ministry of Sound. London’s biggest and most famous nightclub, the legendary nightspot will welcome you in a truly epic way with great DJ’s, visuals, Co2 canons and lasers, FX production and of course the UK's loudest sound-system! Expect to experience one of the best clubbing experiences London has to offer. Get a taste for what it's all about and check out footage from last years huge opening party. Join us for pre drinks at Phineas - our biggest campus bar - from 19:00.

ministry of sound


Monday 23 September: Beach Party @ Scala

On your first day in London we're taking you back to those summer vibes with a huge beach party at one of London's biggest and best night spots, Scala in Kings Cross! Not only is the legendary SCALA the venue of choice for this Monday night party, but it's also the venue TeamUCL visit every Wednesday of term for Sports Night, the capitals biggest and longest running team clubbing tradition. Expect a special guest DJ, pool inflatables, vibey beach decor and much more across the three spaces of this super club! Check out the photos from last year. Join us for pre drinks at Phineas - our biggest campus bar - from 20:00, meet your fellow freshers and get the night off to an epic start!

beach party


Tuesday 24 September: UV Glow Rave @ Egg

This year we're once again returning to one of the capitals biggest clubs - EGG! We're taking over this five room nightlife space for another session and this time around we're bringing you our biggest UV party in the city. Get ready to party with tonnes of Glow UV Paint, Glowsticks and UV Cannons, alongside an 8ft Light up Glow RoBot. Not to be missed. 

Egg Rave


Thursday 26 September: Freshers' Rave at Fabric

This is going to be a clubbing experience like no other and certainly not one to sleep on as we once again taking over a world top-ranked club to produce a night to remember. Set to be the most high energy night in your social calendar, featuring stunning audiovisual productions, alongside 7 DJ’s playing everything from house, garage, rap & electro to hip-hop, grime and D&B.

Fabric Rave


Sunday 29 September: Battle of the Halls @ 02 Academy 

UCL's most competitive party! The penultimate night of Welcome Week will bring you an event like no other: Battle of the Halls to the brilliant o2 Academy Islington. Don't take this lightly, its every hall for themselves. Make sure to check how to represent your accommodation and turn up in style to this competitive party. If you're not staying at halls, don't dismay, there'll be a team for everyone. Experience real stage competitions, prizes & more, including sumo wrestling and a GUNGE TANK to soak those who lose!

battle of the halls


Monday 30 September: Freshers' Closing Party @ Ministry of Sound

After what's looking like the biggest UCL Freshers yet, we bring it back to where it all began for the Official Closing Party at Ministry of Sound. Once again putting the UK's biggest and best sound system to great effect, we couldn't think of a better nightclub to bring the 2024 Welcome Week full circle, closing with the ultimate clubbing experience. Join us for pre drinks at Phineas - our biggest campus bar - from 20:00.

freshers closing party

Wristband holders will also receive:

  • 10% off everything in-store at our UCL merchandise shop, the Hanger. From UCL hoodies to t-shirts, magnets and notebooks, we've got you covered.
  • No booking fee on purchase.
  • Separate entry queue at Fabric and Ministry of Sound.

Event management & welfare:

Students’ Union UCL are committed to providing both an exciting and fresh 'welcome' experience. We’re also dedicated to the safety and welfare of our students, especially when it comes to nightlife. During our Welcome Week programme we only work with long standing and reputable nightlife providers to ensure students receive the best quality experience possible. This starts with safety, in which we ensure the following:

- We ensure all venues have up to date insurance and risk assessments in place

- There’s a no ID, no entry policy in place for events

- Both male and female security are present at each venue

- Metal detectors are used at each venue as part of required search policy

- We have dedicated welfare zone's set up for those who encounter issues, and/or a designated safe space

- All our venues take part in the 'Ask for Angela' initiative

- There are always trained event management staff at each venue

- There are always trained medical team at each venue

- We conduct staff patrols at events and are trained in spotting those who might need support  

Our club night events are managed by our commercial nightlife partner, Milkshake, who have 20+ years of industry experience in providing quality events to students in London. They are also overseen by staff members from Students' Union UCL. You can contact Milkshake with any questions regarding event management and or support via [email protected]

Wheelchair accessible
Family friendly