Most Popular September Student Events to Look Forward to!
September is not only a beginning of the academic year but also a month full of student events and festivals. We understand that being a fresher and moving to a big city can be stressful, but it is also important to take things easy, have some time off on weekends and explore the city life.
To make sure you are ready for September, we have prepared a selection of the best events across the UK – you’re welcome 😉
If you happen to be in London in September – consider yourself lucky. It is one of the liveliest months packed with music, fashion and educational events.
If you are a big fan of London architecture, this is your chance to explore the royal State Rooms at the Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss a chance to check out the capital’s architectural wonders – Open House London grants a free access to 800 museums, churches, guided tours and walks. Make sure to explore famous London skyscrapers like The Shard, The Gherkin and BT Tower.
If you are looking for cultural or historical events, get ready to travel back to Roman London with Londinium, which brings Roman history back to life with historical tours, gladiator games and more. London Mela is a huge outdoor South Asian festival filled with live music and Asian culture, so make sure to check it out! Speaking of music, don’t miss out on BBC Proms – the largest classical music festival.
As it’s still quite warm in London during the fall, take a walk to the river Thames and celebrate Totally Thames festival with many art installations, exhibitions and events by the river.
If you are a 1st year student, you should definitely mark 24th-30th September in your calendar because it is London Fresher’s Week. We promise, it’s going to be huge and packed with unforgettable events!!!
The second largest UK city gets in a full swing this September and brings a variety of exciting events to look forward to.
For all international and UK students we highly recommend exploring Birmingham’s vibrant city and culture during Birmingham Heritage Week. Get ready for Ghost sights walking tour, Blakesley Hall Ale Festival and more.
We are also excited for The Birmingham Weekender happening at the end of September. Expect an activity packed weekend with free outdoor music, art and theatre installations in the heart of the city center.
All fitness enthusiasts should enter or at least come to see Vélo Birmingham – a challenging 100 mile road cycling event with over 15,000 participants.
This might be something unusual but Toy Collectors Fair is a must-see since it is Britain’s biggest toy fair, and if you are a fan of fairs, Birmingham holds their annual Autumn Fair, which is a number one gift and home trade show.
One of the most popular events in Birmingham must be The Independent Birmingham Festival. This year it’s even bigger and promises to surprise you with more pop-up restaurants, food traders and beer crafters, more live music and artists.
If you prefer something more “artsy”, you should definitely check out In:Site Festival where the recent graduates transform the space around the Cathedral with creative interventions. Visitors are welcome to join and make some of the artworks from embroidery, concrete, wool or manipulating wire.
Get ready for Leeds events this fall – this is your chance to go out, explore the city and possibly make some student friends.
First stop – check out The Thought Bubble Festival, this is one of a kind festival celebrating sequential arts – everything from superhero comics to writers and creator appearances.
If you are feeling the weekend vibes, make sure to visit The Leeds International Beer Festival, which is held for the 6th year now and will invite brewers from all across the UK and the world.
All art enthusiasts can choose from plenty of exhibitions happening this month: Journey to Abstraction, Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture, FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2017, the list goes on and on…If you prefer movies, Leeds International Film Festival is the one for you, and with an incredible variety of films, you are sure to find something for your taste.
The largest Scotland’s city has some amazing events this September, so make sure to plan your weekends in advance!
If you are interested to know more about Glasgow’s history, architecture and heritage, make sure to visit Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival. You are welcome to join walking tours, explore buildings and exhibitions – it’s always nice to know all ins and outs about the city you’ll spend your study years in.
Whether you are a foodie or not, you must check out Big Feed Street Food Social, showcasing the best street food bakers, traders and brewers. Live music is included, too! And if that does not satisfy your cravings, visit Lochmond Food and Drink Festival for more delicious food.
Calling all indie rock fans! Glasgow is celebrating the greatest Indie Rock music artists of all time at Indie Rock Festival, and you don’t want to miss it.
We’ve saved the best for the last – Freshers’ Festival 2017 is on 20-21th September and invites all students. The programme includes the performances of Scotland’s most popular clubs.You will be able to meet employers, discover new job opportunities, get the best deals for accommodation, enjoy food and buzzing atmosphere.
Hands down – Liverpool brings some of the best festivals this September. Read on and make sure to include at least one to your calendar!
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival – this one is worth visiting; with exceptional food and drink scene, you have a chance to taste the finest flavours of the region.
If you haven’t been to Pier Village Festival, you still have time as it is open until the 10th of September. We promise, you won’t be disappointed – it has The Artisan Village and Farmer’s Market for shoppers, exciting thrill rides for adrenaline lovers, and Sound City Bar for acoustic music fans.
Are you ready for some good laugh? We are excited to introduce The Liverpool Comedy Festival, with an impressive line-up that includes some of the best world-class comedy performers. And there’s more – The British Musical Fireworks Championship is no ordinary firework show, you will see the best pyrotechnic companies competing for the prize and giving a spectacular show of fireworks synchronized with music. Also, there’s The Southport Air Show which would impress any aviation enthusiast and would be a perfect choice for a weekend out.
We hope that you are already buzzing with excitement to explore Edinburgh’s best festivals, markets and events. Read the list below and plan your weeks ahead.
Not going to lie, Edinburgh has a fascinating history and some of the most unique architectural buildings, so it would be a shame to miss Edinburgh Doors Open Days. It is a free day out where you can explore the city’s monumental buildings, discover unseen exhibitions and join walking tours.
If you are into the active lifestyle, get excited for September. Edinburgh has prepared some fun running events this month – join the Color Vibe 5k Run or a famous Scottish Half Marathon; check out the UK biggest cycling race Tour of Britain Grand Depart or take a part in the challenging 26-mile walk – The Kiltwalk, where you’d also help raise money for charities and schools.
To all Edinburgh freshers – Freshers Week 2017 is back and will bring the best student events starting from the 12th of September. This is going to be the biggest party week, so make the most out of it.
We are sure that you’ve found an event or a festival to kick-start your academic year. Don’t forget to check out your university calendar every month because there’s always something happening at your campus or in the city. Now that you’ve explored everything that September has to offer, it’s time to find a comfortable place to live in, right? Best Student Halls are here to help you and find the coziest place, whether it is in London, Leeds or any other city in the UK. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need advice.