The Best Student Events this Spring
By Danielle Williams on April 27th, 2016
Easter has been and gone and the sun is starting to make itself a little more known. It’s safe to say spring is here, and whilst that might mean exams and deadlines, it also means a time for fun and exploration.
Whether you want to try something new, grab some bargains or start taking better care of yourself, check out this list of events that’ll definitely put a spring in your step.
To get your summer wardrobe off to the best possible start, get down to the Liverpool ONE student spring sale. There are plenty of reductions to be enjoyed of up to 50%, across popular brands like Topshop, Accessorize, Office, Miss Selfridge and Urban Outfitters.
One of the most iconic spring events in Liverpool has to be Light Night Liverpool. Taking place on 13th May from 5pm, it presents over 100 events across the city, all whilst showcasing the beauty of your favourite buildings and monuments when lit up in their full glory.
Now is the time to get more active in Newcastle, with the Newcastle Climbing Centre’s great range of student spring offers. Get a reduced fee term pass or make use of their £10 entry and annual membership deal.
If you’re looking to get some hands on foodie experience this April, why not grab a table at Newcastle College’s Chef’s Academy where you can learn to cook like a pro or attend a delicious supper club?
Meanwhile, if you’re all about food provenance and welfare, you can catch a ‘dramatised dialogue’ event of The Crunch, an innovative national movement that aims to change the way we think about food and drink. Simply head to the Centre for Life on 21st May to join in the debate.
One of the biggest events happening in Leeds next month is the Spring Hop Beer Festival, which takes places 28th April to 1st May. Hosted by Old Bar and the Real Ale Society, it presents 30 varieties of beer from home and abroad as well as a tasty Old Bar B-Q menu to go with.
Meanwhile, the Enterprise Festival in Trinity Shopping Centre is providing a range of shows and activities from every department of the student body, including sports, beauty, media, travel and aviation, and art and design students. Head there on May 12th from 9am to take advantage of a range of freebies, including free treatments and massages, health screenings, exhibitions and exciting demonstrations.
Finally, don’t miss Hyde Park’s The Big Soak on 21st May. Starting from 1pm, it promises to be the biggest water fight of the year (and perhaps your life). Fill up that super soaker and invite everyone you know. This is the perfect way to start your summer.
London can always be relied on for its rich nightlife, and this is even more relevant in the spring and summer months. YPL Spring on the Roof on May 13th is set to be the ultimate spring party, bringing BBQ food, socialising, dancing and drinks. Another worthy recommendation is We Are FSTVL at Damyns Hall Aerodrome. Taking place May 28th-29th, it’s the perfect way to spend your May bank holiday weekend.
On the other hand, why not give your body a little TLC with the Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival on April 29th? Whether you’re a keen health expert or just want to take better care of yourself, this inspiring event will tell you everything you need to know about achieving better wellbeing, including yoga, mindfulness, feng shui, relationships and meditation.
Saturday 28th May marks the beginning of St Neot’s Food & Drink Festival, where attendees can get their hands on the best produce from local farmers, sample dishes from local restaurants and enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations.
If you’re up for something really different, why not head down to The Reach village country fair? This trip around the maypole along with Morris dancing, Morris-people, beer, food and music is the perfect way to spend the May Day bank holiday.
And surely all Cambridge students will know that no spring season is complete without a May ball. Whichever college ball you decide to attend, it’s the perfect excuse to put on your finest and celebrate the academic year end with your friends.
Exeter is full of a range of performances, exhibitions and cultural events this season, probably one of the most interesting being the Banff Mountain Film Festival, where audiences can see amazing footage of adrenaline-packed action sports. Catch it at the Exeter Corn Exchange on 13th and 14th May.
Sporting fans, meanwhile, will no doubt look forward to the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club fixtures taking place on 30th April, giving them the chance to catch Premiership Rugby right on their own doorstep.
Are there any events you think we should know about? Let us know what you’re getting excited about this spring using the comments section below.