The GUU is the undisputed home of ceilidhs on campus. Come and join us in the fabulous Debates Chamber and try your hand at Scottish Country Dancing (don’t worry if you’re new to it, full tuition will be available). Get your dancing shoes on and learn to Strip that Willow.
The Welcome Ceilidh
We’re absolutely buzzing to welcome the creator of one of summer 2018’s most iconic hits, Neutron Dance, to the Union to kick off our Freshers week in style. Come and join us for a night you won’t forget.
GUU and gulgbtq+ are throwing Colourfest! The ultimate welcome for absolutely everyone to enjoy. Get on your most colourful gear and we'll douse you in glitter! With live DJ's and karaoke this is the perfect night for mingling with your new flatmates.
Finish your Freshtival in Frivolous Fashion with a Foam Party keeping funky long into the wee hours of your Monday night. Wavy Garms strongly advised
+ShowHawk Duo and CheesyPop
‘Replay’ all your favourite childhood memories with a ‘solo’ performance from chart topping R&B artist Iyaz! With a Meet & Greet following afterwards, this will be a highlight of the entire week. .
Supporting Iyaz are Showhawk, with a playing style that has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have performed at most of the UK's large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Bournemouth 7's, and Electric Picnic.
The GUSA Party
GUSA transform our wonderful building for their annual GUSA party! The theme is TBC but these guys take their costumes pretty seriously so make sure you're prepared…
Last year’s most popular event is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! A live band play the greatest pop, indie, and rock anthems of all time, guided by big screen lyrics. Come and sing along to your favourite hits with the crowd.
We’re so excited to welcome L Devine for a headline performance in the GUU Debates Chamber. Having written hits for Rudimental, played on BBC’s introducing stage AND played support for Lewis Capaldi in just summer 2019 alone, join us at the Union for a fab Friday gig!
Have a magical end to your Freshers week with Belgian DJ and Producer The Magician bringing all his major hits, including Sunlight and remixes of ‘I follow Rivers’ and ‘Rather be’ by Lykke Li and Clean Bandit. Support by the soul and funk infused DJ and Producer Swales, from Manchester.