It's only really freshers who go to most of the freshers events. UCLU freshers events, you get some more people from the years above.
I don't know everything that happened with SSEES and French. I think with SSEES, they went out to Riga because there was a crop of cheapo tickets and they took the opportunity. I wouldn't say SSEES student activity was well funded as such.
French, I'm really not sure of, and it's more French speakers on top of French learners and it was more stuff done through the year.