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A week in the life of a Lufbra student
Bars & Entertainment
Member Name: stephen2001
Bars & Entertainment
Date: 12/11/01, updated on 17/11/01 (161 review reads)
Advantages: Something to do at night, Something for everyone
Disadvantages: No time to do your work!!!
At Loughborough University, you are never short of a decent night out at the Union. There is something to suit everyone's taste and is a great way for freshers to meet new people and to get used to the average Loughbrough University students lifestyle.
The week starts off with Shananagans. This is the games night. In the audotorium, there is Giant Connect-4 and Giant Jenga. There is also a round of Bingo with cash and beer prizes. There is a PS2 and an N64 set up as well for people to play on with a small variety of games to choose from. The centrepiece of the games is Pi*ster, which to be quite honest is just a game of Twister. It is always fun to watch when people have had a few. Alcoholwise, a wide range of cocktails are served at the bar. Entry is free and it is one of the quieter nights.
Tuesday night is Stupid Tuesday night. As it is advertised "A pint, a bottle and a Vodka for £2.50 with free entry, we must be stupid!". That just about sums it up. The music is mainly of the cheesy variety but when you've had a few, does it really matter?
Wednesday night is Hey Ewe, the Athletics Union night. It is where the sports men and women go after they have (usually) won their BUSA game. They are themed nights with examples being foam parties and Bog Racing. If you get a Hey Ewe card at the start of term for £1, you can also get certain drinks for a pound a time. Entry is £1 with a Hey Ewe card, otherwise, it's £2. It does get very busy but once your in, you don't want to come out.
Live music night. Lots of local bands strutting their stuff looking for that road to fame. When they do make it, at least you can say you saw them before they were famous!
Entry is free.
Friday Night Disco (FND) is the biggest night of the week. Everyone in the uni seems to conve
rge on the union for what is widely regarded as one of the biggest events of its kind in the country.
Every week, there is a guest DJ spinning the tunes and occasionally, the club tours like the Ministry of Sound do the night.
If you go to the Bocca Bar, from ten, one of the campus radio station's top DJs does a live set which is also very popular but a lot quiter that downstairs!
Entry is £2.50 for NUS members before 10pm and £3.50 after, guests are £4.00. The queues for the bars are massive so get a couple of drinks at a time.
Saturday night starts off with the Comedy Club. Again, these comedien(ne)s are looking for that road to fame, just like the live bands on a Thursday. It is a good laugh and helps you forget about that coursework you must do on Sunday!
Following that is either the Platform 70s night or Temptation 80s night. These alternate on a weekly basis and fancy dress is very popular!
Entry for the night is £3 for NUS members and £4.00 for guests.
Sunday is cinema night. Every Sunday, there are two showings of a top film. One at 5:30 and one at 7:30. Entry is £1 for Flix members otherwise it is £2. It is one of the few cinemas in the country where you are allowed to drink alcohol which is a good thing!!
So there is a week in the life of Loughborough Students Union. It is what makes Loughborough one of the most popular universities in the country.