Info for Student Residences/Associations
We understand that being away from home in new surroundings can be difficult for a young person. Many face developing new friendship groups while also dealing with financial, social and study pressures, all of which are often tough to navigate. That is why the Red Frogs University program seeks to partner with you to meet your students in the midst of this fundamental time of life, and support them with a shoulder to lean on and a positive peer presence.
the Red Frogs university program seeks to meet students in the midst of this fundamental time of life
#What we do
Not only do Red Frogs make Fresher Fairs fun and engaging, but we also keep an eye out for anyone who looks like they need some support.
Our crew provide direct relief in the form of ‘hydration stations’, which allow us to create a controlled and safe space for people to rehydrate with water and icy-poles, chill out and chat with someone. Having a presence in these environments reduces the risk of harmful behaviours and potential incidents.
Our crew provide students with study and stress relief by visiting colleges/uni campuses throughout the semester (and especially in the lead up to exams) to hand out lollies, share snacks and play games with students. We find these visits create a friendly atmosphere, build community and provides pastoral care to those feeling overwhelmed, lonely or just needing someone to talk to.
Red Frogs can assist with or run an event for universities and residential colleges that is alcohol-free and inclusive of students who are under the age of 18. Red Frogs conduct cafe crawls, games nights, random acts of pancakes, BBQs - the list goes on! These dry events provide a great off-ramp for students who want a break from drinking activities and also fun alcohol-free alternatives for students whose choices are otherwise limited.
‘Red Frogs made such a difference by supporting our Orientation Week events to further build relationships between students from 52 countries of the world. They were ever-present with their diversity of activities that complemented our program. New students were able to see strong links between UniHall and Red Frogs that have been present for many years. The Red Frogs Team were like staff and the quality of young people involved was outstanding.’Mark Sampson Principal, University Hall University of WA
#Tips for running an effective alternative event
Marketing is key
'Non-alcoholic' events can have connotations that the event will be boring and poorly organised. Instead, give it a name that is descriptive of the theme or activity!
Know your demographic
Do your research. What's current among the demographic that will attract people?
If you're not excited, others won’t be either. Plan for something you’d be pumped for!
Use Red Frogs!
We are here to help. Just get in touch and we'll see how we can make your event even better.