Fresher’s Fayre a seasonal event that enable first year university students to get an idea of what is going on in their local area. On 26 September 2013, University for the creative arts at the campus in Farnham held their Fresher Fayre event in the cafeteria. The University opened its cafeteria to the local outlets in and around the surrey area to present a collection of varying tasty and also informative programmes going on at constituencies near to the university. On that very day up to 50 different companies and groups appeared along with there interesting campaign and eye-catching activities to gain the interest of the student such as eye catching prices on one stall selling fashionable clothing at great reduced prices. On the other hand Christian foundation found their table swarmed by young people as they indulged in there sweet treats going free whilst listening to Church organiser talk about the foundations practices and purpose.
The cafeteria packed by the rims a large interest gathered around the sports corner soon developing into a queue for the information about the sports groups on offer at the university ; basketball, netball, rugby, and dodgeball. A few of the local constituencies that had made an appearance was Subway, the library, Profile, scouts, Natwest, Gym, VCR, police support union for LGBT, citizen advice.
Bellow are a few of the offer:
Vintage Freak Clothing: where they sold clothes 2 for £15
Slug and Lettuce: who advertised the chance to win free drinks when you like their page on Facebook
Pullingers: A great store from in the Farnham area that is giving away free art goods with every sign up for a store card and along with this deal each student card gives them 10% off in store
FIX: One of the more prominent stalls selling an interest drink that doubles as an alcoholic addition and an energy drink, promoter Miles stated he preferred the drink with “Vodka and tonic”, Emma stated she preferred it with Presseco and Lancy choses to have her FIX with Vodka and lemonade.
However one campaign struck out from all the rest was the SURREY ROLLERGIRLS. Not only did they have a table with some tasty delights to fill the stomachs of the many hungry students, there was an individual from the team skating around the cafe in the team gear, generating interest in the team and sport. I spoke to her, whose name is Heidi known as Luna Tonic when she is on the rink. She spoke to me about their team game next Saturday where the local team SURRY ROLLERGIRLS will be competing at the Roller Derby against CONVENTRY CITY DERBY DOLLS.
See below for our interview with Heidi: