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Sunday 22 September 2019 (All day) to Thursday 3 October 2019 (All day)

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What better way to say hello to university life and make some lifelong friends than with the Nightlife Wristband?! 

What do I get?

To answer you simply, the wristband will get you THE BIGGEST NIGHTLIFE CLUB EVENTS over the Welcome Fortnight. 

You can still buy single tickets if you would like to pick and choose, which will all be available from - but if you want the FULL Freshers’ Experience, here’s your chance. 

***You don’t need a uni account to buy a wristband. Create a guest account and use your personal email address if you don’t have your student account set up yet***

The Wristband will gain you entry to six major headline events: 

Entry granted before 00:00

Wristbands are non-refundable.


Fiesta @ Ministry of Sound - Sunday 22 September

This is the official Welcome to UCL Party!

Fiesta is the Students’ Union UCL trademark event for kicking freshers’ off. Every year we exclusively book out one of the biggest and best nightspots and this year we’re taking over Ministry of Sound, London’s biggest and most famous nightclub, to welcome you in a truly epic way with great DJ’s, visuals and FX. 

Address: 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP

Nearest tube - Elephant & Castle or Borough 

Times: 10pm - 4am

Dress code: Smart casual


MTV Beach Party @ Scala - Monday 23 September

For your first Monday in London, we’re taking you back to those summer vibes with a huge beach party.

Hosted by Club MTV as part of their nation-wide university tour, this event will feature the best DJ’s MTV has on offer. Spinning you a night of summer tunes we all love with a hearty helping of the best hip-hop and R&B out there.

Address: 275 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9NL

Nearest tube - Kings Cross

Times: 10pm - 3am

Dress code: Beachwear or Casual, anything goes! 


The Freshers Rave @ Fabric - Thursday 26 September

On Thursday we host our annual Freshers Rave At the worlds No.1 Underground Club FabricLondon!

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, trap & electro to hip-hop, grime and bass.

Address: 77a Charterhouse Street EC1M 3HN London

Nearest Tube: Farringdon or Barbican

Times: 10pm - 4am

Dress code: No tracksuits or Teamed Shirts, Trainers etc are fine!


Superbowling @ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes - Monday 30 September

Bowling, dancing & games all in the same place. 

This is more than just your average clubbing venue, Bloomsbury Lanes is split over two floors and features a wealth of activities to suit all tastes from 5 x private Karaoke Rooms, 8 x bowling lanes, arcade games, pool tables, 2 x dance floors & a table tennis room, this is a space like no other for a real party like no other!

Address: Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU}

Nearest Tube: Russell Square, Euston, Euston Square

Times: 8pm - 3am

Dress code: Anything goes! 


XOYO UCL Takeover - Wednesday 2 October

After tickets sold out like hotcakes last year, we’ll once again be taking over XOYO to deliver a night of unparalleled urban vibes. 

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, XOYO is housed across two floors which state of the art Soundsystems and a vibe unparalleled anywhere else. 

Address: 32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP

Nearest tube: Old Street

Times: 22:00-03:00

Dress code: Trainers are okay, no teamed sports shirts/tracksuits


UCL’s Official Freshers Ball @ EGG London - Thursday 3 October

This year for our end of Freshers Ball, UCL Student’s Union is heading to SUPER CLUB Egg In Kings Cross!

Egg is a clubbers mecca and a space of raving luxury, featuring 5 Arenas of music, a huge outside Ibiza style smoking area and of course their famous Pizzeria (Yes sourdough pizza in a CLUB!)  

A venue like no other, Egg London continues to push the boundaries of clubbing providing ravers with an epic 5 rooms space across 3 floors of A Victorian warehouse in Kings Cross with both indoors and outdoor areas and some of the absolute best music out there. A short trip from all UCL halls, we excited to roll out the red carpet for our Freshers Ball at Egg London!

The ball will consist of live entertainers, Headline DJ Sets; which includes BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Kenny Allstar in our Urban Room with more to be announced! Expect dancers, drinks deals, a UCL Themed Photobooth & much more!

Please Note our ball sells out in advance every year, so please purchase tickets early to ensure your place. 

Address: 200 York Way, London N7 9AX

Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle

Times: 10pm - 3am

Dress code: Trainers are okay, no teamed sports shirts/tracksuits

Any other perks?

The wristband gets you guaranteed access to some of the best club in London and queue jump (dedicated queue) for Ministry of Sound and Fabric. It’s also cheaper than buying tickets for each event individually and you also avoid any booking fees.

Why this wristband?

We have spent the last few years curating a clubbing experience that is unlike any other. We’ll only be selling tickets to UCL students (although you can bring a non-UCL guest provided they also have a valid ticket to the event) so you can be sure that everyone you meet at our events will be someone from the UCL community. There are lots of cheap imitations out there from club promoters who are only after your money - we’re your Union and all about making your introduction to university amazing, which is why our events are guaranteed to be the best on the scene. 

When will I get my wristband?

***When you make your purchase, you’ll be sent an email confirmation with a ticket and order number.

Bring it to the Quad Marquee on the 21 September 12.00-17.00 and 22 September 13:00-1900  to collect your wristband at one of these times.

Wristbands cannot be collected at the venue, they must be collected from the Quad Marquee.***

Please note: This website is the only place that official Nightlife 2019 wristbands will be available from. Any wristbands on sale elsewhere are not official and will not give you access to any official Students Union UCL Welcome 2018 events! 

Other important information 

**Proof of age (through a photo ID) will be required at every event**

Each venue does their own security check and will turn away anyone without ID, regardless of how old you look. DO NOT forget your ID. (Student ID will not do as it does not show your date of birth)

***Wristbands are non-refundable***

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