It’s your first week at University, your dear old parents have dropped you off and you’re giddy about your first week galavanting about Edinburgh City, but you need to know where to spend that week of partying. From superclubs to quirky pubs, the city has a whole host of great Freshers Week events and student nights in Edinburgh that will give you all the more reason to stick around for your studies. Check out our recommendations for nights out in Freshers Week 2018 and visit some of the best student clubs in Edinburgh.
It is the traditional way most students in the UK embark on their start onto higher education and getting their independence – I mean a week filled with drinking and all night partying is the only way to embark into adulthood, right?
Freshers Week is said to be one of the most exciting and memorable weeks of your University life. Its the social event in every university, so here’s our pick of where to go outside your campus:
Friday, September 22
International Pub Crawl
Whether you’ve just moved to Edinburgh or you’re just not up-to-date with Edinburgh’s nightlife, experience our #1 pub crawl event. Enjoy your night out with free shots, free entry to bars and clubs, discounted drinks and a professional photography to capture your evening.
Every Friday and Saturday. £20 on the door or save up to 40% by booking online.
Edinburgh Creative Nights present Student Night at The Library Bar every Friday. With free entry, with a free drink and £5 drinks all night, this is the cheapest Friday night – ideal for students – at one of Edinburgh’s swankiest venues.
Saturday, September 23
People from Ibiza: Tube and Berger
Still, in the summer party mode, Ibiza presents their end of summer party by the Ministry of Sound. The closing party will welcome some of the biggest names in house music, including Wankelmut, George Kwali and Mike Mago.
Sunday, September 24
International in the Park
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t party festival-style one more time. Int in the Park is an all-day electronic music festival at Edinburgh’s Meadows Park that includes over 15 DJs. If you didn’t attend a festival over the summer, here is your chance.
The Meadows Park,
Monday, September 25
Edinburgh Student Nights
Looking for the biggest parties happening in Edinburgh, then look no further. If you choose to attend the Edinburgh Creative Nights, then be sure to get yourself prepared for the craziest nights. With seven events at six venues, enjoy everything from nights filled with live music, masquerade balls and Full Moon Parties.
For full events listing visit
Tuesday, September 26
Freshers Moving in Party – Tiger Tiger
Kick off the biggest week of your life by parting at one of Edinburgh’s most popular clubs. You can re-live your younger years in their Decadia room or get some VIP treatment in their LUXE room. It will be the cheapest party event to attend. #TigerTuesdays
Tuesday and Wednesday, £5
Friday, September 29
Freshers Party 2018 featuring DJ Ozzy
The BBC Radio One presenter with being headlining the epic freshers’ party that’s set to include the best and brightest talent from Edinburgh’s club scene – with only one thousand tickets available – be sure to book now before it’s too late. Confirmed line-up includes Radio 1 DJ Abbie McCarthy resident of major club nights across Edinburgh city.
Early bird: £10 and Non-member: £20
Black Parade – 00s emo anthems
Because it’s not everyday pop, R&B and rap. For one massive night, celebrate the biggest emo anthems from the noughties. Expect to hear music from the likes of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore and much more.