Freshers and Refreshers at NTU: Friday 17th - Sunday 26th September 2021

Freshers 2021 event listings

here are your Freshers 2021 events

Until Wednesday 1st September, only Freshers Priority Pass holders can book events. Click below to buy your pass and start booking your events now.

Already purchased a pass? Click book your events below to start booking your events.

Freshers Opening Party

The wait is finally over… Join us as we host over 2000 brand new students in The Level for a huge club night to kick off your time at Trent.  There’s no better way  to make friends and meet new people than at this welcoming opening party.  We’ll be starting as we mean to go on with incredible drink deals, the biggest tunes supplied by our resident Trent DJ’s and a few surprises thrown in.   

Trent Army

The Freshers Week main event! Tonight’s the night you become a fully fledged member of The Trent Army!  A huge tradition for NTU students.  Get your camo gear and army face paints ready and join the ultimate Trent Freshers event.  Your City Campus Students’ Union has been completely transformed into the Trent Army base camp with a huge light show and live DJ sets from the best Nottingham has to offer.

Tiki Party

Grab your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts, you’re in for an unforgettable experience at Ocean.  The venue that has become an institution amongst Trent students can’t wait to welcome this year’s Freshers.  Fancy dress is always encouraged at the place where anything goes. Get your free Hawaiian leis at the door.

Tuned: Welcome to the Circus

Roll up roll up, one of the most famous venues in the country opens its doors exclusively for Nottingham Trent Freshers. This circus themed clubnight brings you big lights, extravagant decor, 3 rooms of music and 13 bars. To make sure you enjoy the evening whilst on a student budget, we bring you 2-4-1 drinks all night. 

Free buses will be available from the following halls to Rock City for this event: Blenheim, The Maltings, Meridian Court, Norton Court, Simpsons. 

Neon Jungle

Step into the Neon Jungle. Here you’ll find the atmosphere of a futuristic underground with the energy of a carnival.  Live DJ’s are on hand to immerse you into this crazy reality.  Thousands of free glowsticks and LED batons to give away at this one-of-a-kind event.  Neon clothing is encouraged.  


Stealth & Rescue Rooms join forces to bring you the ultimate alternative music night. A multi-venue festival experience with 5 rooms of music, outdoor patios and guest DJ’s showcasing the best from Bassline, Drum n Bass, UK Rap and Indie. Plus 2-for-1 drinks all night long.

Outdoor Cinema

Join us under the stars and magical fairy lights as we show a sing-along favourite ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the big outdoor screen. Free popcorn on arrival for all ticket holders. 


NTSU’s famous weekly cocktail night hosted in the Loft.  Sit down, relax and enjoy the vibes with a mouth-watering selection of cocktails on offer – not forgetting our range of mocktails!  A free cocktail on arrival is included as part of your ticket. 

OnPoint Festival

Your very own Trent festival, with multiple stages of music, fairground attractions and free giveaways.  Experience the chilled vibes of the DJ’s on the outdoor terrace and feel the huge atmosphere of the indoor main arena.  There’s something for everyone at this year’s OnPoint Festival. 

Bingo Bedlam

Get ready for BEDLAM! This is not your ordinary bingo night… hosted by the infamous naughty ‘nanny’, Mrs Green. Expect the unexpected with great prizes, tunes and most importantly lots of laughs. Your ticket includes a drink on arrival and your bingo games.


Trent’s LGBTQ+ friendly night. Everyone is welcome at the ultra-friendly night hosted in conjunction with NTU Pride.  It’s the perfect place to meet new friends.  Expect live DJ’s playing classic disco vibes and great drink deals all night long.  You’ll receive a free drink on arrival with your ticket.

Silent Disco

You have the power to switch between three channels of great music and witness the DJs battle it out for the dance floor. With great drink deals and a huge range of music, there is something for everyone at the Silent Disco. You’ll receive a set of headphones on arrival at the venue, please bring a £5 deposit which will be refunded when you return the headphones.


Head to Bierkeller to celebrate Oktoberfest, with full steins, german sausages, bunting and perhaps even some dancing on benches. Live DJs throughout the night playing tunes. Your ticket also includes a spirit and mixer or soft drink. 

Acoustic Sessions

Take a seat and enjoy a chilled evening of live music performances at the Acoustic Sessions. Featuring some of Nottingham’s finest up-and-coming live music talent. 


Enjoy the best in R&B, Hip-Hop, Grime, Dancehall and Afrobeats at Encore.  Dress to impress and prepare for a first class experience.  Tickets are strictly limited so book yours now to avoid disappointment.

Secret Rave

Trent Freshers take over a new warehouse style venue in Nottingham City centre. An industrial underground clubbing experience with a huge atmosphere. Limited tickets available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. Be amongst the first to experience this one-of-a-kind club.  Location revealed to ticket holders.


The return of Bracks’ very own weekly event, Fluid!  With live DJ’s playing the best summer anthems, enjoy the music and atmosphere of Brackenhurst’s favourite event.  Your ticket also includes a free drink on arrival.

Comedy Box

Take your seat for The Comedy Box. Get ready to laugh out loud as we bring you a line-up of performers, including some of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians.   Drinks and snacks will be available from the bar.


Over the last two decades, thousands of students have gathered every Saturday to experience Nottingham’s #1 student night, enjoying a massive atmosphere and the biggest tunes.  Tonight we launch Saturdays exclusively for Trent Freshers.  It’s set to be a huge night, with a few surprises thrown in, you won’t want to miss this one!