Welcome to Freshers’ Fortnight at Gateshead College.

From Monday 4th to Friday 15th September, Freshers’ Fortnight gives you the chance to get to know some new faces and enjoy competitions, food and freebies. We’ve got lots going on for you at each of our campuses. So come along and join the fun.

What's on?

Summer Carnival

Come, chill and listen to our summer vibes. Grab an ice cream from our ice cream shack and you can even pick your own toppings! There are lots of summer games for you to get involved with too including ping pong and hook a duck.  We have lots of freebies and giveaways too. Come and grab an Hawaiian garland and hang on to the last days of summer.

Energiser

Free energy drinks and upbeat tunes to get you through the afternoon. Come and take part in a keepy uppy competition and win a prize. 

Fruity Fitness

Want to make your own smoothies, then jump on our smoothie bike and peddle as fast as you can.  Tasty drinks and burning calories, it’s a win win.  Meet our sport coaches and even join one of our nine sport academies.

Fun Day

An old school fun day where you can get your face painted, try an air tattoo and pop in our Freshers photobooth with your new classmates! Let one of the North's leading caricaturists, Barrie, entertain you as he draws you and your mates.

Games Day

Come down and enjoy a FIFA tournament with your friends, play ping pong and try and get to the top of our leader board.

Friday Feels

Try our giant chocolate fountain with giant fresh fruit palm trees, you have to see it to believe it.

Breakfast Energiser

Free breakfast – Monday morning motivation, tunes, and sausage and bacon baps to get you through Monday morning, it’s going to be a busy week.

Bubble Ball

Bubble football - a cross between football and zorbing guaranteed to have you in stitches.

Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Monday Motivation

Come and get cheap Pick and Mix from our truly scrumptious sweetie stall. Pull up a chair and take part in a FIFA competition with your mates. Play ping pong and see who can make it to the top of our leader board. Let one of the North's leading caricaturists, Barrie, entertain you as he draws you and your mates.

Outdoors Day

Can you scale our 25ft climbing wall?  See if you can make it to the top. We also have a giant inflatable football dart board.

Clubbersize

Clubbersize fitness class  a simple, fun dance fitness routine using glow sticks to club anthems. From 90′s classics to the latest chart hits, this fitness class in the dark to disco lights will be like nothing you've tried before.  

Team Valley Fun day

We have a fun filled day plan for you, sumo suits, challenge your mates, giant inflatable foot pool and lots of competitions. We have a rodeo bull – who can stay on the longest? Grab a prop and get a pic in our Freshers photobooth, unlimited snaps = unlimited fun! Also come and grab some cheap Pick and Mix form our truly scrumptious sweet stall.

Freshers’ Fair

Loads of freebies and discounts from our freshers’ stalls. Giant inflatables on the Baltic Campus grass, including laser quest, total wipe-out, giant table football and foot pool!

Glitter hair station - fabulous glitter art from, Wish Upon a Sparkle the same company that provided the sparkle for V Festival as well as Manchester and Newcastle Pride.

Pick and Mix station – cheap pick and mix.

Photobooth! Free Pictures to take away to remember your first week at college.

Road Respect Tour

Free Food Frenzy

Join us in Enfields Kitchen for our free food frenzy. Free lunch, free drinks, including hot chocolate lots of food demonstrations plus vouchers and competitions.

Click a date to find out what's on

All Campuses

11.30 – 13.30 - Meet the team, find out what is on during Freshers' Fortnight. Free chocolate to get through your first day. #sugarrush (All Receptions)

Baltic Campus

11.30 – 13.30   Summer Carnival (Reception)

 

Academy for Sport

11.30 – 13.30   Energiser (Reception)

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

11.30 – 13.30 Fruity Fitness (Reception)

Baltic Campus

11.30 – 13.30 Fruity Fitness (Reception)

 

Academy for Sport

11.30 – 13.30 Fun Day (Reception)

11.30 – 13.30 Pick and Mix Station

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

11.00 – 13.00 Football Freestyler

11.30 – 13.30 Energiser (Reception)

Baltic Campus

11.30 – 13.30 Fun Day (Reception)

11.30 – 13.30 Pick and Mix Station

 

Academy for Sport

11.30 – 13.30 Fruity Fitness (Reception)

12.00 – 13.00 Football Freestyler

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

11.30 – 13.30 Games Day (Showroom)

Baltic Campus

10.00 – 13.00 Friday Feels (Reception)

 

Academy for Sport

10.00 – 13.00 Friday Feels (Reception)

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

12.00 Domino's Delivery (Reception)

 

Skills Academy for Construction

12.00 Domino's Delivery (Reception)

Baltic Campus

10.00 - 14.00 Lucozade giveaway (Reception)

11.30 - 13.30 Bubble Ball (Grass opposite the campus)

11.30 - 13.30 Free Muffins (Reception)

10.00 – 14.00 NCS Takeover Day (The Bridge)

 

Academy for Sport

11.30 – 13.30 Monday Motivation (Reception)

 

Skills Academy for Construction

11.30 – 13.30 Games Day

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

11.30-13.30 Games Day

Baltic Campus

16.00 - 17.00 Clubbersize (Theatre - Lower Ground floor)

 

Academy for Sport

11.30 – 13.30 Bubble Ball (3G Pitch)

11.30 – 13.30 Road respect tour (Reception)

11.00 – 14.00 NCS Takeover Day (Reception)

11.30 – 13.30 Free Muffins (Reception)

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

11.00 - 14.00 Team Valley Fun Day (Showroom and Reception)

11.30 - 13.30 Pick and Mix Station

 

Baltic Campus

10.00 – 14.00 Freshers' Fair (Reception)

 

Academy for Sport

16.00 – 17.00 Clubbersize (Dance Studio)

Baltic Campus

11.30 – 13.30 Free Food Frenzy (Enfields Kitchen)

 

Academy for Sport

11.30 – 13.30  Bubble Ball (3G Pitch)

 

Skills Academy for Construction

12.00 - Desserts Delivered

 

Skills Academy for Automotive

12.00 - Desserts Delivered

Baltic Campus

10.00 - 14.00 - Giant Inflatable dart board (Outdoor grassy area), Energiser including football freestyler, keepy uppy comptetition and energy drinks.