Right, here's a quick post to tell you guys what you should bring to Trent for nights out especially and Fresher's Week.
I didn't get enough of the lowdown on what to bring before I came to NTU, meaning I had to spend loads of money on outfits for random fancy dress etc. So I thought I'd put it all here so you guys can grab the stuff when you want before uni.
Number one: Booze. If you're a drinker, I suggest you get your arse down to Morrisons' a few days before Trent starts and stock up on the 3 crates for £18 deal, unless you're at Clifton Campus; in which case there's a massive Asda and a Morrissons' round the corner (ish). I found that generally I wasted an hour a day walking places to get my booze for the night out, so I've told my twin to get a fair few crates in. This is completely subjective depending on the person though - like I said, do it if you're a drinker and you feel like it, but you don't have to anyway.
Number two: Trent Army. Get Trent Army stuff, and go wild. I usually wear a black vest with ex army issue waterproof camo combat trousers, but I spent more on a better costume; as this theme is regularly used for birthdays, socials, random nights out and Fresher's Week. Don't forget permanent markers for banter purposes and your green, brown and black facepaints - plus dogtags etc. Go wild!!
Number three: Raaaaaaaaave!! Cheap one here - and although you'll find yourself dressing up in this regularly, all you need to do is trundle down to Primark, buy brightly coloured shiznit and slap it on. Remember UV facepaint, pink leggins, and if you're a guy, get a sock so you can put your phone and wallet in and shove it in your leggins. Or, be even better, and get a bright green heart shaped handbag from Primark just for banter.
Number four: Baywatch! Grab yourself some beach shizzle for this one - there's probably a Baywatch beach party at Ocean (My fave club!) in Fresher's week, and people use this theme for their birthdays; and there's even a Carnage event at the end of the year with Baywatch themes. Well, at least, there was this year.
Number five: Cross dress!! If you love the banter then crack out a dress if you're a guy, or some really manly clothes if you're a girl. SuBo-esque flowery granny dresses usually go down well for guys. Don't bother with make-up, there's always someone at halls who wants to paint your face in foundation. Not the most common theme but used for some birthdays and socials.
Number six: Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!! 8-) Used pretty regularly. Black permanent marker for fake spots, fake broken glasses (wrap an obvious plaster round the bridge), white shirts, **** ties, long socks, braces; you name it, wear it. Oh yeah and crap rucksacks add to banter purposes!
There are loads of others - E.G. if you're in a sports team you'll need to bring up a plain blue smart shirt, as some socials and sporting events require you to wear a blue shirt with the club ties (£8 from Clifton Sports Hall).
Your Fresher's Week runs from Friday 24th October - Sunday 3rd October (May I randomly point out that it is my 20th the day after it finishes? Haha), and there are loads of events on. Here's a brief idea of what we had this year:
Friday 2nd oct: Standard night out at the SUs, at all three campuses. The Point (Clifton SU bar) was too full this year so we went to Walkabout and had a cracking night!!
Saturday night: Baywatch beach party at Ocean, pre-bars at all three SUs beforehand, and buses from the SU to Ocean.
Sunday night: Night at the SU. "Game on" at City SU, Club night at Clifton SU, and Quiz at Brack SU. This was my birthday - I didn't make it out. Haha
Monday night: TRENT ARMYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! Pre bars at all campuses' SUs. This is at the City SU, but was too full so we went on an epic bar crawl. For Brackenhurst and Clifton students, it was pretty bad trying to get in last year - but the lovely Clifton Liaison officer Caitlin and the rest of the exec committee have done loads to ensure that this coming year, everyone has a good time and gets in.
Tuesday night: OCEAN!! Also, Fresher's fair, Clifton Campus, Clifton Cricket Pitch.
Wednesday night: Oceana, "KissKiss." Pre-bars at all three SUs. Also, Fresher's Fair, 10am-4pm at Brack.
Thursday night: Rock City - "2uned," or Gatecrasher, "Chic," I think. They also had a hypnotist at the Point. Pre bars at Brack and City, Hypnotist at Clifton. Also, City Fresher's Fair, 10am-4pm.
Friday night - Double Vision at The Point, Clifton Campus. Live music at both Brack and City SU, then "You V Rave" at City SU.
Saturday night - "Climax," City SU. Pre-bars at all three campuses. Also, "Saturday Antics" for everyone at Clifton. Make sure you don't miss this!!
Sunday night - Quiz at all three campuses' SUs.
If anyone wants more info - just message me or quote me here!