Freshers’ Week 2016: A Guide to Green Events


There are many many events going on this Freshers’ Week and whilst you are all probably going to be busy making new friends, settling into halls, attending events and trying out new societies do have a look and consider coming to these awesome events.

There’s more! Think food, bicycles, beach activities, colour fights, and other games, oh, and more food! There are just too many exciting events to talk about here so be sure to click the link at the bottom of this blog to find out about ALL the other Green Events we have going on this Freshers’ Week!

Monday 5th September

The Big Green Fair (St Katherine’s Lawn behind Library, 11am-3pm) is an outdoor festival celebrating the environment, with live music and great local food. Find out more about what our eco-friendly societies are up to this year and how to get involved in their activities and projects. The Environment Team (that’s us) will have a stand there too so be sure to pop by and say hi.

The Big Free Giveaway (Arts Lecture Theatre, 11am – 3pm) is an event where household items, kitchenware and stationery donated by previous students will be up for grabs! It’s a popular event so do make sure to arrive on time!

Tuesday 6th September

The St Andrews’ Veg Soc and Inklight Soc (Cockshaugh Park, 2pm – 4pm) are collaborating to bring you an exciting event filled with poems and smoothies! They will even have their own Smoothie Bike so you can make your own smoothie in a green way!

Wednesday 7th September

The Community Garden Sessions (Uni Community Garden, 2pm – 4pm) offers the opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and skills to grow your own food! With the University now having 10 food growing spaces that are open to students, staff and local people it’s also a very popular part of life here. Come along to learn more and enjoy some of the food from our gardens (a Transition event).

Transition St Andrews is part of a UK based initiative to reach out to academic and non-academic communities through events and training to help make communities more sustainable and aware of our impact on the world. Head down to East Sands to meet more of the team, learn about what is going on this year and have a fun and relaxing afternoon on the beach (Sea, Swim, BBQ)!

Thursday 8th September

The Wildlife and Conservation Society (WildSoc) are having a Scavenger Hunt (Rectors Café, 10am – 12pm) across St Andrews followed by a Pub Quiz (Drouthy Neebors, 7.30pm) at Drouthy Neebors. This one is not to be missed!  11313616_1642722232660940_2024001443_n

Want to meet some like-minded people and have a drink at the same time? Then come along to Green Drinks (St Andrews Brew Co, 5pm – 8pm) for the chance to meet people who are also interested in environmental issues and have a try of some local beer (or whatever takes your fancy).

Saturday 10th September

On Saturday join and meet the cycling community of St Andrews at St Andrews’ Bike Fest (Agnes Blackadder Hall, 11am – 2pm) where you can grab yourself a bargain ride, find out about training, maintenance and other bike help. There will be around 100 quality second hand bikes for sale plus many to rent through Bike Pool so make sure you arrive early as its going to be a popular event! This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to fix your bike and grab a bargain.

Sunday 11th September

Freshers’ Fayre is by far the biggest event of Freshers’ Week! On Sunday you will be able to discover all the different societies that you can get involved during your time in St Andrews. Be on the lookout for Transition, The Environment Team and Fairtrade St Andrews and all the other brilliant societies!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Green Bubble very soon. Have a great Freshers’ Week!

For more information on all other Green Events click here.


Freshers Week 2014 – Green Event Line-Up

Freshers Welcome Facebook HeaderThere’s just a few short days to go until St Andrews will be full of new faces (and some more familiar ones) ready to embark on another year of studying and socialising. If you’re keen on getting involved with any of the “green” societies and groups in St Andrews then read on for the Environment Team’s top picks of environmental events happening across the town over the next week or so…

Friday 5th September

7.30 – 10pm – Bioblitz at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Saturday 6th September

10am – 4pm – Bioblitz at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Monday 8th September

11am – 3pm – Big Green Fair – St Katharine’s Lawn

11am – 12.30pm – St AndRe-Use Giveaway – Arts Lecture Theatre

2 – 3pm – Local Food Shop Walk, hosted by the One World Society – St Katharine’s Lawn

Tuesday 9th September

1 – 4pm – Sow, Grow, & Eat with Transition – Community Garden

Wednesday 10th September

10am – 12pm – Wild Food Walk – Sailing Club (East Sands)

12.30 – 4pm – Gardening Session & Pot Luck Lunch – Albany Park Community Garden

2 – 3pm – Pizza & Beer with BioSoc and WildSoc – Bell Pettigrew Museum

3 – 5pm – Carbon Conversations Taster Session – Old Union Diner

Thursday 11th September

11am – Rockpooling with WildSoc – West Sands

11am – 2pm – Charitable & Volunteering Fair – Venue 1

1pm – Saint Exchange Free Picnic – St Mary’s Quad Lawn

1 – 2.30pm – Veggie Pot Luck Picnic with VegSoc – Students’ Association Garden

6 – 8pm – Green Drinks Social with Transition – Old Union Diner

Friday 12th September

10.30am – Bike Sale – Agnes Blackadder Hall car park

12.30 – 2pm – One Pound Lunch with the One World Society – St John’s Garden

2.30 – 4pm – Edible Campus Tomato Session – St Andrews Botanic Garden

Sunday 14th September

10am – 4pm – Freshers’ Fair – Venue 1

The Environment Team will be getting stuck into the Big Green Fair with our “Green Pledge Mural”, dishing out cycle safety tips at the bike sale, and of course, will be on hand at the Environment table at the Freshers’ Fair to answer any questions. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to St Andrews, and look forward to a green year ahead!

Green Freshers Week Events 2012


So it’s almost Septmember and Freshers week is creeping up quickly with the new term system coming into place this year. There are loads of events to get involved with during Freshers Week, see the main online guide here but below is a short guide to all the GREEN Freshers Week events to help you plan your week and make sure you don’t miss out on any of the exciting opportunites to be green in Freshers Week!

Stay tuned as more events and details will be added in the next week or so 🙂

Monday 10th September

Treespace presents: Green Fair with BBQ and music

Time: 12- 5pm

Venue: Outside Library

More info:

St AndRe-Use Giveaway

Time: 2 – 4pm

Venue: Students Union

More info:

One World Slow Food Walk

Time: 3 – 4pm

Venue: meet at Library

Carbon Conversations Taster session (with cake!)

Time: 4 – 5pm

Venue: DRA

More info:

Tuesday 11th September

Meet and Greet Impact St Andrews

Time: 4 – 5pm

Venue: Students Union, Main Bar

More info:

Wednesday 12th September

Community Garden session with Transition

Time: 2 – 4pm

Venue: Community Garden, near the Observatory, on the road to DRA

More info:

 One World Beach Bonfire

Time: 8pm – 11pm

Venue: East Sands

Greenpeace Pub Quiz

Time: 8pm

Venue: Aikmans

More info:

Thursday 13th September

More Money for you – including energy saving tips from Transition

Time: 11 am – 3pm

Venue: Salad Bowl, Students Association

VegSoc Free Lunch

Time: 1pm

Venue: Church Square

Carbon Conversations Taster session

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Venue: Uni hall


Friday 14th September

Wild Food Walk to East Sands

Time: 11am – 1pm

Venue: meet at DRA

One World Food Market

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Venue: St Johns Garden

ImageSecond Hand Bike Sale

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Venue: Students Association Car Park

More info:

Saturday 15th September

Transition BLASDA event

Time: 11am – 3pm

Venue: Outside Chaplaincy, opposite Students Association

More info: and

St AndRe-Use Giveaway

Time: 2 – 4pm

Venue: Students Union

More info:

Sunday 16th September

Freshers’ Fayre – the environment team will have a stand at the fayre, come along and say hello!

Time: 11am – 4pm

Venue: Students Association

Short Guide to Green Freshers Events

Freshers Week is just around the corner and we are all excited for the students to return and for the week to kick off! We know that there is so much going on, with too much to do and too little time. So we thought we’d help you out with planning your week by providing a short guide to the green freshers events so that you don’t miss out on any of the exciting times ahead!

The Environment Team’s Short Guide to Green Freshers Events

Monday, September 19:

Inter-Hall Energy Competition Begins

-Time: 10:00am

-Place: All University Halls of Residences

-Who: Transition

-Event Page:

St AndRe-Use Big Give-Away

-Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

-Place: Students’ Association Foyer

-Who: St AndRe-Use and Transition

-Event Page:

Tuesday, September 20:

Free Vegan Lunch

-Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

-Place: Church Square (South Street)

-Who: LeftSoc

-Event Page: Facebook and YourUnion

OneWorld Food Market

-Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

-Place: St John’s Garden (Medieval History)

-Who: OneWorld Society

-Event Page:

Slow Food Walk

-Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

-Place: St John’s Garden (Medieval History)

-Who: OneWorld Society

-Event Page:  

Introduction to the Community Garden

-Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

-Place: University Community Garden, off Buchanan Gardens

-Who: University Community Garden and Transition

-Event Page: 

‘Food Inc.’ Film Screening

-Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

-Place: St Salvator’s Quad, School 2

-Who: Greenpeace Society

-Event Page: 

Wednesday, September 21:

Raw Vegan Raw’rr

-Time: 1:00

-Place: Samurai Garden, The Scores

-Who: VegSociety

-Event Page:  

‘The Day After Peace’ Film Screening

-Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

-Place: St Salvator’s Quad, School 1

-Who: Transition and The Sustainable Development Society

-Events Page:  

Fairtrade Cafe for World Peace Day

-Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

-Place: Old Union Diner, Butts Wynd

-Who: Transition

-Event Page:

‘The Yes Men Fix the World’ Film Screening

-Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

-Place: St Salvator’s Quad, School 1

-Who: OneWorld Society

-Event Page:

FACT & FOLLY Freshers’ Pub Quiz

-Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

-Place: Aikman’s Bar, Bell Street

-Who: Greenpeace Society

-Event Page: 

Peace One Day Peace Crawl

-Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am

-Place: The Union

-Who: The Sustainable Development Society

-Event Page:

Thursday, September 22:

Wild Food Walk

-Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

-Place: St Andrews Pier, down by the Harbour

-Who: OneWorld Society

-Event Page:

Transition Drop-In

-Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

-Place: Transition Office, 65 North Street

-Who: Transition

-Event Page:

Gastronomic Tour of St Andrews

-Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

-Place: Meet under the Arches on South Street

-Who: The Fine Food & Dining Society

-Event Page:

Friday, September 23:

Second Hand Bike Sale

-Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

-Place: Students’ Association Car Park

-Who: Environment Team

-Event Page:!/event.php?eid=118300618273239 

Environmental BBQ

-Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

-Place: University Community Garden

-Who: The Sustainable Development Society

-Event Page:

 Sunday, September 25

Freshers’ Fayre

-Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

-Place: Students’ Union Building

-Event Page:

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2

Kaleidoscope Festival

-Time: Friday 3:30pm – Sunday 10:00pm

-Place: Kinkel Farm

-Event Page:

We hope you have a fabulously green Freshers Week and go out and get involved!