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22
Dec

How to Survive Studying over the Holidays

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With deadlines on the horizon, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Guillemette, talks about how to survive studying over the holidays…

Warm houses, bright lights and more food than a famished student could dream of; who doesn’t love Christmas? After a first semester made long by the absence of a half term, we are all looking forward to rushing back to home and its comforts.

But a cloud darkens the Christmas lights: exams and deadlines. Lecturers seem to forget that holidays are for relaxing and have laden you with coursework as well as the threat of January exams or deadlines … Read the rest

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22
Dec

Top 10 Christmas Traditions That Every Student Will Experience

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1) Stocking fillers

You don’t know why, but each year when you reach down to the bottom of your Christmas stocking Santa has decided to leave you a solitary satsuma. Is he a big fan of Vitamin C? Or just giving a new twist on the sackful of coal for those on the naughty list? We’ll never know.

 

2) Presents after dinner

Every year there is that one relative who suggests everyone opens their presents after eating dinner. Needless to say, the notion is swiftly rejected. Why would you want to wait for so many hours to open all Read the rest

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21
Dec

Why-Buy-Mince-Pie Recipe

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Why buy Mince Pies when you can have great fun making them whilst singing along to some top Christmas songs in your kitchen (and possibly annoying the neighbours). Our Marketing and Communications Crew member, Kathryn, shares her simple step-by-step guide on how to make them – what could go wrong?

Shopping list

  • 225g of butter, diced
  • 350g of plain flour
  • 100g of (caster) sugar
  • 280g of mincemeat
  • milk
  • Icing sugar

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC for a fan oven or 200oC for a normal oven.
  • Rub the diced butter into the flour until the mixture
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21
Dec

#HumansOfSoton – Christmas Traditions

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What are your Christmas traditions? Have you been doing them since childhood or is it a recent trend you want to introduce? Whatever you do at the most festive time of the year, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Alice, has been chatting to students about how they celebrate Christmas…

“I’m French so we celebrate a little differently at home! On the 24th, we always have traditional French food like snails, foie gras, salmon and everyone dresses up really fancy to eat. Christmas Day itself… we spend it in our pyjamas!” – Emma, Film Studies

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20
Dec

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – The Winners

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We’ve really embraced Christmas at the Union this year in a big way. With endless decorations (just look at The Bridge counter), Christmas carols in the office on repeat and quizzes circulating our desks, we just can’t get enough. But to really push the boat out, last week we held our 12 Days of Christmas BIG Giveaway. With 12 incredible prizes up for grabs, our members had the opportunity to take part in challenges and activities for a chance to win.

🎁 🎄 DAY 1 🎄 🎁

On the first day of the Giveaway, we gave you the chance to … Read the rest

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20
Dec

Whats On In Southampton Over Christmas?

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Our Marketing and Communications crew member, Selina, has been busy getting festive in Southampton and has pulled together these ideas for the top things to do this holiday, so if you’re in Southampton over the Christmas break, you can be sure to have a great time. Thanks Selina for the photos as well!

Southampton Christmas Festival

If you fancy a traditional German feast head towards the high street where the German market is offering Bratwursts, schnitzels and other specialities. Grab a drink and soak up the festive atmosphere! There’s also hand made decorations, soaps and vintage jewellery.

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19
Dec

Winchester Town Centre is beaming with Christmas Cheer!

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When she’s not in Southampton enjoying the festive activities, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Selina, has been scouting out the best things to do in Winchester. Thanks again for some great photos Selina!

If you’re staying in Winchester this Christmas there’s plenty of festive fun to be had. Whether you’re interested in hand made Christmas craft fairs or love to sample the Christmas delights, there’s something for everyone here this holiday. Grab a mince pie and a cup of tea, the following festivities are guaranteed to make your tinsel tingle.

Winchester Christmas Market

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04
Dec

Pop-Up Markets – Unique Christmas Shopping

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We’ve had an amazing number of students sign-up for stalls at our Pop-Up Market.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll still have a bit of Christmas shopping to get through and the dilemma of what to get for those hard-to-buy-for relatives that seem to have everything.

That’s where we can help.

Our members have some incredible, unique gift ideas, which they will be selling on Tuesday 13 December between 11:00-15:00 on the Redbrick. You can expect:

❄️ RAG Naked Calendar – because who doesn’t want to see in the new year with some naked tushes? All proceeds go to charity, … Read the rest

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30
Nov

Fern Brady to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the semester

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We are delighted to confirm that Scottish comedy sensation Fern Brady, will be joining us to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the year on Thursday 08 December.

The show. which includes support sets from Darren Harriott and Alistair Williams will open its doors at 19:00 at The Bridge for a 19:30 start.

Tickets remain at the bargain price of just £4 each available from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice with a limited number on the door.

For an extra £2, you can enjoy nachos during the show.

Here’s what you can expect:

Fern Brady

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30
Nov

❄️ 12 Days of Christmas BIG Giveaway ❄️

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves and a BIG Christmas giveaway! ⛄

Christmas is just around the corner, so we thought we would give you a gift to remember every day for 12 days.

We’ll be giving away 12 amazing prizes collectively worth £400 to give you a Christmas cracker of a day!

What will be under your tree?!

We don’t want you to open your presents all at once, so we won’t reveal all the prizes until the day but we can guarantee that you’ll … Read the rest

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