Day 1: Saturday 30th September
7:00 pm Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October
Location: Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle
Buy your Mingle tickets from your halls! (We’ve just included it in the passport because it’s where you’ll meet us for the first time!)
Head down to Beit Quad for the Mingle – it does exactly what it says on the tin! ICSMSU will be there, so sift through the crowds and find the us (we will be wearing ICSMSU polos, be surrounded by balloons and having the most fun, it will be easy to find us).
Day 2: Sunday 1st October
ICSMSU Freshers’ Welcome
2:00 pm, SAF Building, South Kensington campus
You’ve been in London for a few days… you’ve settled into halls… maybe met some nice people…
NOW’S the time to meet the medics: your family for the rest of your time at ICSM! Come and join us at the SAF building at the South Ken campus to pick up your freshers’ packs, meet the SU (if you didn’t get a chance at the Mingle) & your fellow medics and go to town on the free food!
Day 3: Monday 2nd October
Pirate Boat Party
7:00 pm, Tower Pier (Nearest tube: Tower Bridge)
Price: £20 (within passport – passport holders only)
Whether you fancy yourself as Jack Sparrow or merely a cabin boy, bring your (plastic) sword and get down to Temple tube station where your SU shipmates will escort you to the docks. Prepare for an epic voyage of debauchery and discovery as we take you on the high seas (The Thames!)
Don’t spend too long getting ready! As the pirate code says, “He who falls behind, is left behind!”
THE BOAT LEAVES AT 7:45PM SHARP!
*This is a GUARANTEED sell-out as it’s known as one of the best events of the medical school, even the doctors remember their fresher boat parties, so MAKE SURE YOU BUY YOUR PASSPORT TO BAG YOUR PLACE!!
Day 4: Tuesday 3rd October
Mums and Dads
7:00 pm, Reynolds
If you have been misbehaving ever so slightly up to this point don’t panic, this is not the day where your parents come down to check up on you! As part of our welfare system you can sign up to mums and dads and meet your ICSM parent for an evening of family frolics.
Whether it is telling you everything you want to know about ICSM, passing on fountains of knowledge or just helping you to make some new friends these guys are the business! They might even buy you a few drinks!
Day 5: Wednesday 4th October
Fulham palace run
7:00 pm, Reynolds for your wristband
After party at Heaven from 11pm – 6am (Nearest tube station: Emankment)
Price: £8 (within passport)
This is it – the big one! You’ve made it to the epic midweek mayhem that practically involves the whole Med School (even some ex-Imperial doctors!). So get those scrubs out, this is going to be a night of epic proportions!
Don your doctors attire – or if you’re feeling slightly more adventurous (rugby boys), dig out those sexy nurse outfits – and prepare to amaze the general public as swarms of ICSM walk about in outfits that would probably not be suitable for clinical attachments!
Don’t forget to pick up your afterparty wristband from Reynolds at the start of the night.
Day 6: Thursday 5th October
The Big Chill
Reynolds Bar 7pm
Price: £3 (within passport)
After a pretty hectic start to your time at ICSM, take the opportunity to have a slightly more chilled out night with your new friends and head on over to your new spiritual home.
Held by our Light Opera and Music societies, there’ll be live music and performances for you to put your feet up and relax too as tonight’s it’s all about the mellow moods. (You’ll probably want to be on top form for the next night)
If you’re interested in performing, please email Tom. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Day 7: Friday 6th October
The Reynolds Show
7:00 pm, Reynolds Bar, Charing Cross Hospital (nearest tube: Hammersmith)
Price: £13, includes free drinks (within passport – passport holders only)
THE HIGHLIGHT OF FRESHERS’ FORTNIGHT!!!
This is the epic introduction to Med School that everyone’s been talking about and it’s finally your turn to experience it! The Reynolds bar, your second home while you’re at ICSM, is truly the only place to celebrate in your first week as a medic!
Expect to be thrown in at the deep end of life at medical school, carefully ‘coached’ by the slightly more seasoned medics and take your oath to the legendary Phoenix of ICSM! This is an absolute must-attend ceremony and we guarantee you the best time EVER! Let’s get the show on the road!
Day 8: Saturday 7th October
RAG Collect & Afterparty!
After party at TBC
Get to experience one of everyone’s favourite memories of medical school in the first few days of freshers – RAG. RAG Buckets in hand, you venture out to tube stations, shopping centres, hospital foyers and around campus! The challenge then starts… To raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity for the year. If you raise the most cash, you’ll also be rewarded with a special prize. Then of course,there’s an after party to celebrate in true RAG style!
Day 9: Sunday 8th October
Price: £10 inc. transport, drinks & barbecue! (within passport – passport holders only)
Come and join us for a day of fun and games organised by the captains of each club and a total wipeout style assault course. This is one of the best opportunities to meet your fellow freshers and the older years.
Day 10: Monday 9th October
Black tie Ball
8:00 pm, Sway Bar
Price: £15 (within passport – passport holders only)
After your first week of revelry and outrageous events it’s time to get classy! The most formal Freshers’ event has been brought back just for you, so get out your flashiest dressed and black tie for one of the West End’s premier venues.
Day 11: Tuesday 10th October
Quad Union Carnival
7:00 pm, Beit Quad
Price: £4 (within passport)
A night of depravity in South Kensington, where we proce once and for all that we are the most superior of Imperials’ four unions.
Over a series of events and challenges we will outsmart and out talk the Freshers of the other constituent unions. Bring your halls friends and challenge them to different events – there will be sumo suits, bungee running and lots more.
Day 12: Wednesday 11th October
7:00 pm, Reynolds
Wednesday nights are Sports nights at the Reynolds, and they are always rammed! We usually celebrate our sporting victories (losses are few and far between!) but on this, the very first sports night of the year, this is an opportunity to get to know your fellow teammates, and be welcomed into the club!
After you’ve joined in on the antics at your club’s circle, invade the dance floor with your team mates and party the night away in true Reynolds style!
Day 13: Thursday 12th October
School of Medicine Welcome Dinner (Black Tie) & Afterparty
Queen’s Tower Rooms, South Kensington
Afterparty at the Imperial College Union, Beit Building, South Kensington
Price: £20 (within passport – passport holders only)
After all of this partying it’s time to dress up and get classy. The staff at the faculty of medicine welcome you to their school over a scrumptious 3 course meal.
It will be a stunning night and what more? It’s included in the price of your passport! Make sure you get those suits/dresses dry cleaned as you will need to look dapper. Tickets will be lim- ited and you will have to present your passport during Freshers’ Fortnight to collect a ticket.
(There will be a limited number available for non- passport holders to buy during freshers’ fortnight).
Day 14: Friday 13th October
Freshers’ Review & Beach Bop
8:30 pm, Reynolds
Price: £5 (within passport)
As the fortnight draws to a close, it’s time to look over the past two weeks. There are shameful photos, ridiculous videos and awards for those who have impressed us the most! Come down and reminisce with your friends for a short while before the Reynolds fills up with the rest of the med school for your FIRST EVER BOP!
That’s right, the summer may be over but tonight the Reynolds is gonna be feelin’ hot hot hot! So whip out those Hawaiian shirts, bikinis, t-shirts, flip-flops and shorts, and let loose for the return of the beach party!
With top tunes playing all night, the bar is going to be trans-formed into the ultimate beach paradise with palm trees, classic seaside attractions and other goodies!
This will be the first of many bops in your time here, so get ready to dress up and boogie all night!