The Official Trent Freshers at NTU: Friday 15th - Sunday 24th September 2023

check out some of this years events


Trent Freshers brings you a choice of events taking place on campus and in venues all over Nottingham. You can also choose from a range of smaller bars and little hideaways so you can discover all that Nottingham has to offer.

Find full event details including dates and venues and start booking your events by choosing your campus here

Here’s a selection of some of this year’s events…


If you’re buying multiple tickets, a pass can give you discount overall

Freshers Opening Night

The time is finally here… Join over 2000 brand new students and celebrate your first official night at NTU at The Opening Night party at The Level. It’s the perfect opportunity to make new friends whilst dancing along to three floors of music from Trents biggest DJs. We look forward to welcoming you with confetti cannons, free giveaways from VK and a few surprises thrown in.

Trent Army

It’s time for the main event… The night you become an official fully fledged member of the ledgendary T-R-E-N-T Army! Grab your favourite camouflage and combat boots then head to The Level for a completely transformed ‘Base Camp’ venue with camo netting, sandbags and free giveaways to make this night unforgettable. Expect three floors of live sets from the best DJs Nottingham has to offer, lasers and green confetti. This event is a huge tradition for Trent students, you don’t want to miss out!

Tuned: The Glitter Party

Get a full taste of the weekly Tuned clubnight as Rock City throws one of the BIGGEST Glitter Parties you can imagine! Expect 2000+ students filling the venue for an impressive clubnight featuring big lighting shows, Co2 Cannons, 3 rooms of music, 13 Bars and 2-4-1 drinks all night.

Warehouse Rave

Trent Freshers are taking over Unit 13, a warehouse style venue hidden underneath the streets of Nottingham City centre. This unique industrial underground clubbing experience provides the ultimate atomsphere with huge tunes and an incredible light show. Limited tickets available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.

Trent Freshers 360

Trent Freshers is bringing a bolier room inspried 360° event to The Level, Nottingham. Experience the vibes up close at this multi-genre event where you’ll hear everything from house to techno. Featuring the live DJs bringing the energy from the middle of the room. You can expect huge production all night from lasers to insane visuals.

Stealth & Rescue Rooms

Stealth & Rescue Rooms join forces to bring you the ultimate alternative music night. Explore 5 rooms of music, outdoor patios and guest DJs showcasing the best of Drum & Bass, Garage, Bassline, Hip-Hop, Rap and RnB. Plus 2-4-1 drinks all night long.

Live at the loft: Acoustic Night

Join us for an Acoustic session featuring music from local up and coming talent. Sit back, relax and enjoy the performerances which will be playing a variety of original songs and covers, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Cute candles and fairy lights will set the cosy vibe. Be sure to grab a drink or try items from the food menu available from the bar!

Ocean Beach Party

It’s time for another Trent tradition. Are you ready to take a dip in the famous Ocean? Grab your best Beach Party fancy dress, think bikini tops, grass skirts and you’ll recieve a free garland on arrival. It’s a wholesome night singing along to charts and cheese music with new friends over two floors. 

On Point festival

Get ready for Trent’s very own festival OnPoint! With  festival vibes and a huge Trent lineup across multiple stages of music. Not forgetting a FREE fairground ride all night and a FREE photobooth capturing the night with your friends on your very own printed photo. If that’s not enough you’ll also be able to grab some yummy festival food including FREE popcorn and candyfloss.

Outdoor cinema

Join us under the stars and magical fairy lights as we show a cinema favourite on the big outdoor screen at the Magic Garden which lies hidden away behind the cobbled streets of The Lace Market. Free popcorn on arrival for all ticket holders.

Lemonade: Full Moon Party

Nottingham’s biggest superclub, Pryzm is taken over by Trent Freshers and transformed into a Full Moon Party. Dig out your brightest clothing and UV paint. This one-of-a-kind event offers cocktail buckets, face painting, free glowsticks, uv light cannons and 3 rooms of music. Full Moon Party is a an experience you won’t forget.

Live at the Loft: Comedy Box

Get ready to laugh out loud as we bring you Live at The Loft – Comedy. Take a seat and prepare to laugh along with the superb line-up of performers including some of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians. Drinks and a great range of our tasty food offerings will be available at the bar!

Silent Disco

Immerse yourself in a night of music like never before at the Silent Disco! Grab your free pair of headphones and choose from three channels of music. Enjoy the vibe of your preferred beats with the freedom to switch between genres. The 3 live DJ’s will be battling it out on stage out to win the crowd over. Expect an unforgettable experieince where the music is yours to control.

TRENT NATION: International welcome party

Are you an international student or just want to meet people in a fun and friendly environment? Come along to this welcome event to meet new friends and party with people from all over the world. With DJ’s playing music from all over the world, plus free sweet treat giveaways from across the globe.

Journey to Forbidden Forest

Forbidden Forest have an exclusive event for Trent Freshers kicking off the Journey to Forbbiden Forest Festival 2024! Expect to see some of the biggest DJ’s in the UK right now live at your Students Union! Live DJ headliner to be announced soon, you don’t want to miss this event!

Bingo Bedlam

B-I-N-G-O- it’s Bingo time! Expect the unexpected as this bingo is not just any old bingo…. This high energy fun-filled evening has dance-offs, sing-alongs, music quizes, crowd confessions and confetti cannons. Not forgetting the chance to win some HUGE prizes (including iPads, event tickets and crazy fancy dress)!. Your ticket includes three bingo games with a few suprises thrown in, what’s not to love?

ICONIC: WelcomE Party

Iconic is Trent’s LGBTQ+ friendly night where everyone is welcome (how iconic?!). It’s an ultra-friendly inclusive night of fun, with zero judgement and the perfect place to meet new friends. Enjoy a free shot on arrival and dance along to your favourite anthems as the live DJ brings the best vibes and song requests. Look out for the free giveaways and join us at the friendliest night in the city.


The BIGGEST student Saturday night in Nottingham is back! District is Trents insane weekly club night at The Level. Expect 3 floors of multi genre music from the best DJ’s in Nottingham, huge state of the art production including lasers and confetti. We’ll start the year as we mean to go on with great drinks deals and a few suprises thrown in, it’s the place to be!

The Big Freshers Quiz

It’s time to test your knowledge at The Big Freshers Quiz taking place on campus in the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst. The perfect chilled night to make new friends and compete for prizes including vouchers, a crate of VK and loads more. Be sure to grab a drink or try items from the tasty food menu available from the bar!