Refreshers FAQ

Refreshers Week FAQs

What is Refreshers Week?

Refreshers Week is a week of events and activities designed to introduce students who have started in January with all of the social and support services and activities available to them outside of their academic life, as well as refresh any returning students about University life here at Wolverhampton.

Do I need to buy tickets/wristbands?

The answer is no. All Students’ Union run events are free and do not require any pre-purchased wristbands or passes. All club nights (not on Union/University premises) have their own entry requirements at the door respectively, check out the Cool It Promotions Facebook page for more details. 

Are Refreshers Week events just first-year students?

No. All students from any year of study are welcome to attend Refreshers Week events.

Where can I find more information about Refreshers Week events?

Like us on Facebook and follow @wolvesu on twitter for updates.

I missed out on the Social Refresh Fayre, can I still join a society?

Yes, of course you can! You’re free to join a society even after Refreshers Week. To join, visit our society page here to see what societies are on offer. To join a society make sure you are logged into the site, click on the Societies page, pick the society that interests you and just add the membership to your basket.

I want to start my own society, how do I do this?

If you’d like to start your own society visit the Create a Society page here,where you can download an application form. Once completed, email it to suengagement@wlv.ac.uk or pop in to the SU where staff will be able to take you through the process or explain more about societies.

General Questions

What is the Students’ Union?

The Students' Union is an independent charity that listens to and supports students. We're here for all students, regardless of course, mode or location of study. We're here to represent you, advise you and make sure you get the most out of your University experience.

Our core aims are:

  • To enhance to the Student Voice across the University.
  • To maximise the Student Experience for all.
  • To promote and support Student Success.

Where can I find all the latest events?

All of our latest events can be found on the website www.wolvesunion.org/whatson

I want to get involved with volunteering; can I do this at the SU?

Yes, you can! The Students' Union provides a volunteering provision based on one-off and short-term opportunities as well as guidance and contacts for students interested in community volunteering. Students who have successfully completed one year's study can also volunteer as peer mentors with our Connect peer mentoring project. For more information check out the link here.

I’ve not received my funding yet, what do I do?

If you have filled in and sent all the relevant forms correctly and have received your notification letter you should receive your loan once your attendance has been confirmed by the University. If not, contact Student Finance England on 0300 100 0607 (for a Students’ Union Finance Self-Help Guide click here).

Where can I get my timetable from?

You can get your timetable by looking on the University website and searching for the relevant modules.

I haven’t enrolled yet, how do I do this?

You can enrol through e-vision by visiting www.wlv.ac.uk/evision.

I need some advice, where can I go?

The Advice and Support Centre is based at the City Campus Students’ Union in the Ambika Paul Building. The Advice and Support Centre is Advice Quality Standard (AQS) assured and offers free, confidential and impartial advice. There are a variety of ways you can contact the Advice and Support Centre, click here for further details.