Freshers’ Week ’16: Meet The Helpers


Here at qmunicate we’ve assembled all of the Freshers’ teams representing the Queen Margaret Union. Meet the helpers and hear all about their favourite moments from Freshers’ so far. They’ll be on hand helping you get settled into Glasgow whilst making sure you have the best time this week and that you get home safe at the end of the night. 

Tech Team

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What are you looking forward to the most?

HODOOOOR! HODOOOOOR!! HOOOODOOOOOOORRRRR!! [cue the rest of the bar joining in on the chant for a solid minute]

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened in your team so far?

[All pointing at Sean] He just keeps falling asleep everywhere! Underneath the tech desk, under a table, literally all over the place. It’s becoming a problem.

Do you have a team mascot?

We have a little bear toy thing, and we found a cushion in a bin? Does that count as a mascot?

 


 

Team Jelly Bean

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What’s your team motto?

“Jelly bean better than the other teams.”

Team song?

Groove is in the Heart.

The funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Bee movie drinking game.

Team Mascot?

A farting bean.

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Hodor! And The Freshers’ Ball.

 


 

Team Messy Bombae

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What’s your team motto?

“Messy bowels.”

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Lucy Hornsby.

Team Mascot?

Messy bombs.

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

DJ Fresh, love the sesh.

 


 

Team Stop It I Love It

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Whats your team’s motto

“Stop it, I love it, the sesh!”

Team song?

[all chanting] When I say “stop it” you say “love it”. Stop it, I love it! Stop it, I love it!

The funniest thing that’s happened so far?

At scavenger hunt, Catherine ran at the cloisters and tried to jump on it like a stripper pole. She slid right off.

Team Mascot?

Claus the dog.

What you looking forward to the most this week?

Hodor and the Headphone Disco!

 


 

Team Succulent

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What’s your team motto?

“Dicks out for botany.”

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

We had to change our name three times. Also, we bought some team plants.

Team Mascot?

The plants, specifically a mini cactus called Herb.

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Freshers’ ball.

 


 

Team Wreck it Ralph

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What’s your team motto?

“Twerk it out!”

Team song?

[all chanting] Wreck it, wreck it, wreck it fucking Ralph!

The funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Making all the Freshers dab from the balcony.

Team Mascot?

Dabanana.

What you looking forward to the most this week?

Hodor, DJ Fresh and the wrestling competition.

 


 

Team Oh Nana

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What’s your team motto?

“Shut your eyes when you’re on the bus.”

Team song?

Rihanna – What’s My Name

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Cameron hurt his right eye from dabbing too hard.

Team Mascot?

The guy from Trapped. 

What you looking forward to the most this week?

Headphone disco and watching more Trapped.

 


 

Team Barrets of the Caribbean

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What’s your team motto?

“We’re not pirates, we’re Barrets.”

Team song?

Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Jamie going up to Reece’s dad and loudly saying “How’s it going big man?”

Team Mascot?

Pirate swords.

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Hodor and DJ Fresh.

 


 

Team Wedding Crashers

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What’s your team motto?

“Love is sesh.”

Team song?

Busted – Crashed the Wedding

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

When we found an abandoned suitcase at halls, Georgia ran and dived into. It’s now been kidnapped by the team. Also, when Fraser tried to jump on a bush and broke right through it.

Team Mascot?

The suitcase and bride Fraser

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Freshers’ Ball!

 


 

Team TAPS AFF

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What’s your team motto?

“TAPS AFF”  followed by “hissssssss”

Team song?

[After a short thoughtful silence, all chanting] GUU voted brexit.

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

[All together] Hisssss. Or Joe ripping his shorts, that was grim.  

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Bucky night followed by DJ Fresh.

 


 

Teamy McTeamface

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What’s your team motto?

“Oh bollock, don’t be a fanny.”

Team song?

We like to drink with Aoife, ‘cos Aoife is our mate, etc. Or ‘Man I feel like a woman,’ the Cameron edition.

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Isaac’s McFlurry spoon, that was actually just a coffee spoon.  

Team mascot?

Pebbles the dog, a highland terry we met.

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Teaching pubs how to swim, or the foam party.

 


 

Team Sex, Pubs and Rock n Roll

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What’s your team motto?

“Words are hard.”

Team song?

Kanye West – Monster, the Hannah Burke edition and the rest of our boardroom spotify playlist.

Funniest thing that’s happened so far?

Discussing peeing yourself, and anything Emma said.

Team mascot?

Pablo the alien.

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

Having a full collection of our magazines at the end of the week.

 


Interview & Photography – 

[Aike Jansen]

[Michaela Barton]

[Nour El-Issa]

[Rachel Walker]

 

 

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