Freshers - Official vs fake tickets

Though Freshers is exciting, buying tickets and navigating social media groups can be overwhelming. There are lots of sites, pages and chats with loads to offer, but how do you know what’s real and what’s fake?

Though Freshers is exciting, buying tickets and navigating social media groups can be overwhelming. There are various sites, pages and chats with loads to offer, but be aware: Some are external promoters unaffiliated with Queen Mary.

So how do you know what’s real and what’s fake?

  • Official Queen Mary University Freshers passes and events tickets can only be bought through our official Students' Union website, here.
  • To see official advertisements and updates, follow us on social media. We always use our logo, and links will take you directly to our website. Follow our events pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: You can also follow the official Students’ Union Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
  • When you’re taking advice on which tickets to buy from people you’ve met before Freshers, make sure they’re really students. Some promoters join various groups pretending to be students so that you’ll buy their tickets, or hire second and third year students to sell tickets for them. If you’re looking to meet other students before you arrive, why not come along to one of our wellbeing or speed meeting events, or join our Official New Student Freshers Facebook Group.
  • Not sure whether to buy our official pass or a different pass? We can’t tell you what to do, but we can tell you this: Don’t rush and take your time deciding. We don’t release early bird Freshers passes so that you don’t feel pressured to buy until you’re ready. Other passes will not solely cater for Queen Mary students and may oversell tickets, meaning that anybody could be at the event and you may be met with very long queues… sometimes, you might not even make it in.
  • Be aware that passes and tickets bought through other parties cannot be used to attend our events, so you may have to pay twice. We never sell through third party sellers or platforms such as Twickets. All of our tickets have unique codes and we won’t be able to let anybody using duplicate tickets into our events.
  • Last but not least, really check what you’re buying before you pay. If events seem ambiguous – without dates, times or even venues – you don’t know what you’re getting yourself in to.

If you’re unsure if an event is real or official, message one of our official pages above or email us at su-events@qmul.ac.uk. We’re very busy at the moment getting ready to deliver one of our biggest ever Freshers events programmes, but will get back to you as soon as we can with any advice we can offer.

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