Whether you are starting a course in September or returning for another year studying with us, we want to help start your year in the best way possible!

So, from Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September we have planned a week full of events and activities at our Manchester campus before teaching starts again the following week. 

With a Freshers' Fair, industry workshops and guest lectures, to quizzes, competitions and nights out, there will be something for everyone throughout the week and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

We will be updating this page every week until Freshers' starts to keep you up to date, so make sure you keep an eye out for everything we have planned and start planning your week!

See you soon!





Monday 18th September
NEW STUDENT INDUCTIONS :

LOCATION: CHARLIE JONES VENUE, SSR

TIME: 10AM - 2PM:
Electronic Music & DJ Practice, and Music Business & Creative Industries students

TIME: 2PM - 6PM:
Sound Engineering & Design, Games Development, FdA Music Production, and BA Audio & Music Production (Top up) students
Tuesday 19th September
NEW STUDENT INDUCTIONS :

LOCATION : CHARLIE JONES VENUE, SSR
TIME : 10AM - 2PM (Studio & Live Music Production students)

UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON WELCOME & ENROLMENT:


(Applies to new students on the FdSc/BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering & Design and FdSc Games Development courses)

LOCATION : UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
TIME : 2PM - 6PM
Wednesday 20th September
WELCOME TO UCLAN:

This event only applies to new students on BA (Hons) Electronic Music & DJ Practice, BSc (Hons) Music Business & Creative Industries, and BSc (Hons) Studio & Live Music Production courses. 

LOCATION : CHARLIE JONES VENUE, SSR
TIME : 

10AM - 11.15AM
(Electronic Music & DJ Practice / Music Business & Creative Industries)          

11.30AM - 12.45PM
(Studio & Live Music Production)


GRADUATE PANEL:


We have invited 4 of our recent graduates back to SSR to chat about everything they have been up to since graduating, how to make the most of your time at SSR, and what it takes to make it in the industry. There will also be time afterwards to ask questions and network.

Our panellists include:

Livia Nagy - Technician at National Theatre
Cal Bate - Monitor Engineer for Blossoms
Holly Lester - Music Producer / DJ
Simon Gibson - Band Manager for The Blame

LOCATION : CHARLIE JONES VENUE, SSR
TIME : 3PM - 5PM


PUB QUIZ:

It’s free to enter, exclusively for SSR students and a great way to break the ice. From the crazy minds at SSR, this could literally be about anything and everything. There will be prizes, bonus rounds and more.

Please click here to register your place for this event!


LOCATION : THE BUNKER, BLACK DOG BALLROOM NQ
TIME : 7PM
Thursday 21st September
FRESHERS’ FAIR:

With workshops from Ableton, a Red Bull studio takeover*, live sets from local bands and respected artists, special offers from local businesses, a vinyl fair, custom IEM moulding, competitions, pop-up shops, giveaways and so much more. This event will take over the entire SSR building and will definitely be a highlight of the week!

Confirmed brands include:
& more!

*Electronic music producers - make sure to bring your tracks with you on the day, for the chance to get some professional feedback, and collaborate with the Red Bull team! Producer, Anz will be in the studio with MC Snowy to give you feedback and collaborate on your tracks! 

LOCATION : ENTIRE SSR BUILDING
TIME : 12PM - 4PM

STUDENT SUPPORT DROP-IN:

Come and meet our Admin & Student Support team, who will be here throughout your time at SSR to offer help and advice on anything from student loans and accommodation to student welfare.  

LOCATION : MAC SUITE 3, SSR
TIME : 12PM - 3PM

PING PONG & PIZZA NIGHT:

After a day of getting creative in the studios, and meeting people from SSR and the creative industries, what better way to carry on the good times than with ping pong, pizza and maybe a drink or two with your course mates. With a room booked exclusively for SSR students, it’s time to get competitive and have a laugh in the one of the Northern Quarter’s most fun bars!

LOCATION : TWENTY TWENTY TWO, NQ
TIME : 6PM
Friday 22nd September
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL K COLLIER - In association with Ableton:

With amazing success as a writer, producer, performer and entrepreneur, this session will give you a valuable insight into how the industry works, as well as the chance to see Collier perform and deconstruct her tracks live combined with a relaxed interview and Q&A session.

A die-hard Ableton enthusiast, Collier is known for performing using a multi-instrument technical solo setup, built around the Push 2 controller, designed to enable her to perform her studio productions in a live setting.

Please click here to register your place for this event! 

LOCATION : Charlie Jones Live Venue
TIME : 1PM - 3PM

NETWORK & CHILL:

Following the exclusive performance and interview with Rachel K Collier, stick around and get to know your soon-to-be course mates and start to build up your network of contacts over drinks, snacks and casual chats.

LOCATION : Charlie Jones Live Venue
TIME : 3PM - 4PM