Despite 18 months of chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic new university students took to the streets to mark Freshers' Week.

Droves of first year undergraduate students were pictured in some UK cities enjoying what nightlife was left in the wake of the pandemic.

Freshers' Week, which began on Monday, is typically a busy time for the hordes of first-year students who are beginning a whole new chapter in their lives.

It usually involves numerous social events, fairs and activities, and acts as a welcome to many adults and teenagers who may be living away from home for the first time.

Fresher's Week began on Monday (


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In the wake of the Covid pandemic university and much of traditional social life has drastically changed.

Nightclubs have only recently re-opened and while most restrictions have lifted Covid case numbers continue to be high in the UK.

Despite the changes many revellers were seen enjoying a taste of freedom.

Thousands of students have begun their first year of studies (


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In Nottingham, large groups were seen queuing outside the city's bars to enjoy a few drinks with friends before heading to the clubs.

Newcastle city centre was also packed with droves of students pictured lining the streets on Monday.

Student nights out are expected to take place every night at various venues all week up until Sunday, September 26.

Student themed events for the week will take place until Sunday (


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Meanwhile, unvaccinated university students are being urged to get a Covid jab during the first week to protect against the virus.

Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director of NHS England, has called on freshers to get the vaccine at pop-up clinics and walk-in centres set up by universities before their courses begin.

Many universities, including Liverpool Hope University and Queen Mary University in London, are setting up pop-up clinics during freshers' week in a bid to get as many young adults vaccinated as possible.

Revellers were also seen out enjoying themselves in Nottingham (


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The plea comes as thousands of students are arriving at university campuses across the UK over the next few weeks.

Elsewhere, it has been reported that just four out of 27 top UK universities will return to full in-person teaching this term.

The Times reports that the universities of Sheffield, Southampton, Sussex and York expect to return to in-person studies, where its students will be expected to be on campus from the start of the academic year.

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