What’s On at the Students’ Union | May

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Is your May social calendar looking a little empty? We’ve got you covered. 

Our jam-packed line-up of events will give you plenty to enjoy before you break up for summer, from our classic quizzes to the unmissable BIG SUMMER SENDOFF…

SpongeBob SquarePants street art

Monday Night Quiz  – Kids’ TV Special  |  1 May

Was SpongeBob SquarePants constantly on your tele when you were growing up? Were you mad about Tom and Jerry? Maybe you’re still partial to a bit of Scooby Doo.

Come along to our Monday Night Quiz – Kids’ TV Special to test your knowledge on the best-loved shows from your childhood. You can win free drinks or even a chance at the jackpot!

Find it in The Terrace, 7.30pm – 11.00pm.

Breakfast bowl filled with fruit

Breakfast Club  | 2 May and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the academic year excluding holidays

To paraphrase Simple Minds, don’t you forget about me breakfast.

Did you know that you can enjoy a free breakfast of cereal or fruit in the Love It Lounge between 8.30am – 10.00am. All current Teesside University students can take up the offer – you just need to show your TUSC.

Want to know more about brekkie? Check out our blog post all about the benefits of starting your morning with the right stuff.

Levi's label in vintage jeans

Vintage Vera Clothing Sale  |  2 May

The Vintage Vera Clothing Sale is back at the Students’ Union this month, and we can’t wait to get our hands on even more bargains!

Find vintage garms from Levi’s, Adidas, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren and more at The Hub between 10.00am – 5.00pm.

And the fact it’s sustainable and won’t break the bank is only part of the story. Check out other reasons to shop vintage from Reader’s Digest.

Man standing under stage lights singing karaoke

Karaoke Night  |  3 May and every following Wednesday

Research shows that singing can improve your mood, relieve stress and even boost your immune system.

So why not give it a try at one of our Karaoke Nights? It might be exactly what you’re looking for to help you decompress once you’ve handed in your assessments!

Come along to The Terrace, 8.00pm – 11.00pm, to give it a try.

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Touchdown – Pop Punk and Emo Party Anthems  |  6 May

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sometimes you just need to shout the lyrics to Thnks fr th Mmrs by Fall Out Boy. 

And where better to do that than at our Touchdown – Pop Punk and Emo Party Anthems event at The Terrace, 11.00pm – 03.00am?

There’s games, tunes and a tattoo station – what more could you want? You can catch a glimpse of what’s in store on Instagram.

Two people playing a video game

Monday Night Quiz – Video Game Special  |  8 May

Whether you’re FIFA-mad or all about the nostalgic classics, we think you’ll love our Monday Night Quiz – Video Game Special.

Bring your mates to The Terrace, 7.30pm – 11.00pm, and show that you know your Minecraft from your Mario.

Will it be first place or game over?

Disco balls hanging above the dance floor

Bongo’s Bingo  |  11, 20 and 26 May

Experience the classic pastime like never before as Bongo’s Bingo returns to the Students’ Union for more wild nights of mini raves, dance-offs, singalongs and outrageous prizes.

Find it in The Hub between 6.00pm – 11.00pm, with last entry at 7.30pm and the first game beginning at 8.00pm.

Black guitar

Black Parade – 00s Emo Anthems  |  

The UK’s biggest emo night, Black Parade, is coming to Teesside University Students’ Union.

Party the night away to anthems from Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Jimmy Eat World and more…

The event will take place in The Terrace, 11.00pm – 03.00am, and tickets are available here.

Swimming pool with beach ball floating in it

Monday Night Quiz  – Summer Party Special  |  15 May

It’s the last Monday Night Quiz of the term – and we’re going all out with our Summer Party Special.

As part of our BIG SUMMER SENDOFF, we’re giving away even bigger prizes for the quiz, with the top team set to take home £100. 

We’re even hosting a limbo competition!

People waving their hands at a concert

Eurovision Watch Party  |  13 May – 14 May

It’s that time of year again…

Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s undeniable that the Eurovision Song Contest has left us with some of the most memorable TV moments of all time. Let’s not forget last year’s performance from Norway…

Experience the mayhem first hand at our Eurovision Watch Party, in the Love It Lounge, 7.00pm – 12.00am. 

You can also reminisce on the weird and wonderful moments of Eurovision Song Contests gone by with The Tab.

Desi Hungama ft DJ Jackson  |  16 – 17 May

You’re invited to the first club night of our BIG SUMMER SENDOFF.

Enjoy the biggest and best house, Bollywood, hip hop, EDM and Nu-disco tunes in The Hub, 8.00pm – 12.00am.

Tickets must be booked in advance. You can find more information here.

Sound equipment

Afrobeats ft Dhanny Jazz  |  18 – 19 May

On day 4 of our BIG SUMMER SENDOFF celebration, we’re hosting an Afrobeats club night. 

Starring Dhanny Jazz and guests, we’ll be turning the volume up on Afrobeats music in The Hub, 8.00pm – 12.00am.

Find out more about booking tickets.

Fairground lights and rides

BIG SUMMER SENDOFF  |  19 – 20 May

Our BIG SUMMER SENDOFF week-long event celebrates the end of term and the beginning of summer, and we’re marking the final day with a campus takeover.

There’ll be an outdoor DJ stage, gaming bus, street food market, headphone disco arena, fairground rides and an inflatable zone!

The event starts at 4.00pm. There are different tickets available, and you can find out more about them here. All guests must arrive with the student they are attending with and have suitable ID.

Blackpool lit up in the dark

Blackpool Trip  |  27 May

Fancy an ice cream and a ride on the famous Big Dipper? Join us as we head off to Blackpool to enjoy a day at the seaside.

You can find out more about the trip and view the itinerary here.

While we’re all celebrating the end of term, it’s important to stay safe on your nights out. Our SafeZone app connects you to the University security team if you need first aid or urgent help any time you’re on campus. Download it now.


Author: Lauren

Since completing her undergraduate studies in Journalism at Teesside University, Lauren has taken on the role of Communications Assistant (Content Production). She knows a thing or two about student life, as she’s currently working towards achieving her master’s degree at the University.

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