Tag Archive > Christmas

05
Dec

Coping with family at Christmas

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Going home for Christmas is a joy for many, but it can also bring quite a few problems with it; from the temporary loss of independence to having to live by the rules of the house, rather than your own.

The first, and most important thing to remember is that if you’re going home or have been invited somewhere for Christmas, then it is because that is where you’re wanted. Sure, it may not feel like it when you’re having another argument with your annoying little sister, but that’s not to say it’s not true. So even if you’ve got … Read the rest

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02
Dec

Christmas events from your student groups, societies and community

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As we near Christmas, a huge culture and religious festival in the UK and across the world, we take a look at some of the events taking place around Southampton to celebrate this, both religious events but also events for non-religious people.

Coming up there is the Heart of Christmas celebration, organised by African Caribbean Christian Fellowship Group, taking place at Cantell School on Saturday 5th December. The event will show worship of God through drama, dance and music, and if you are interested then email the committee for information about tickets: accf@soton.ac.uk.

There is also the ever popular … Read the rest

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01
Dec

Laughter Lounge: Win a pair of tickets and get the last laugh of 2015

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Do you like live comedy? Do you want to see some of the UK’s top comedians do stand-up at your Students’ Union?

The final Laughter Lounge event of 2015 is this Thursday 3rd November from 7pm in The Bridge. You can watch:

MC: Fin Taylor
Open: Harriet Kemsley
Close: Ian Smith

PLUS! You will get a free mince pie with every ticket and mulled wine and hot cider will be available for you to buy during the evening.

Book in advance on the Box Office.

But, if you want the chance to win a pair of tickets to the … Read the rest

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30
Nov

Secret Santa Ideas for Under £5

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So it’s that time of the year again when at some point, we’ll all be frequenting West Quay for a bit of Christmas shopping. Your bank account need not suffer though! Fear not, we’ve got the perfect gift ideas for under a fiver just for you! Perfect as secret Santa presents or stocking fillers!

Stationery

Because who doesn’t love a fancy pen or a fun and goofy pencil case?

Paperchase pens are one of the smoothest things to write with, we swear by it! Best thing is, they’re refillable too!

Mystic Rose mechanical pen

gift 1

 

Cost: £2.50

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26
Nov

It’s Black Friday, but what does it all mean?

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As we reach the last Friday of November, we also reach the day known as Black Friday, where companies and shops will be going all out to give customers the best deals in order to attract business.

Originating in America in the 2000s as a celebration for the day after Thanksgiving, it made its way to the UK in recent years as a way of celebrating the beginning of Christmas shopping. Not everyone is a fan of Black Friday, with some saying it causes violence and trouble, but others enjoy the cheaper prices of items and say that it helps … Read the rest

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26
Nov

Christmas Gift Ideas: What to get for even the hardest to buy for

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It’s Christmas Eve, you’re watching Home Alone in your pyjamas and the last thing you want to do is to venture out into the cold to a tonne of flapping Christmas shoppers whose debates about what to get Grandad for Christmas is enough to break up the family…but, you too have lots of shopping to finish. Sure, you technically started in November when you ordered the This is England boxset for your brother, but a satsuma come Christmas morning won’t be enough to appease your Mum’s face when she realises you missed out the rest of the family.

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23
Nov

How to Decorate your House at Christmas on a Budget

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The festive season is creeping up and we know some of you might be eager to get started on those Christmas decorations. As a student though, we get that it’s hard to make your place look good on a budget so here are some great ideas for a fiver or less! We know it is early, but we thought you would want time to enjoy any decorations you have before term ends.

1) Paper Snowflakes: A classic way to decorate your windows, which costs you pretty much nothing. All you need is paper, scissors and a steady hand – be … Read the rest

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21
Nov

The Stag’s Winter Beer Festival returns!

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The Stag’s bar are holding a Winter Beer Festival starting next Monday (23rd November) at 11.30am – Sunday (29th November) to get you in the Christmassy spirit!

There will be 12 craft bottle / can beers from some of the best brewery’s in the UK, along with 12 locally sourced cask ales!

Featuring beer from the likes of Vibrant Forest Brewery, Siren Craft BrewArbor Brewing Company, Red Willow Brewery, Elgoods Brewery, BrewDog Brewery, Wiper and True Brewing Co., Hop Back Brewery & many more!

To help you to pick your favourite, we … Read the rest

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20
Nov

Christmas at Halls

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While many students will be leaving university soon to spend Christmas at home, there are those of you out there who will be remaining in halls throughout the festive period. But rest assured – your Halls Committees have plenty of activities planned to ensure you won’t be lonely this Christmas. Don’t forget to keep an eye out on your Halls’ Facebook pages for updates in the run up to Christmas!

FIFA Tournament Grand Halls Final

Glen Eyre, Wessex Lane, Mayflower, Erasmus Park, City Gateway, Highfield, Bencraft and Archers Road are all invited to take part in the FIFA Tournament Grand … Read the rest

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11
Nov

Christmas Ball Announcement: Live performances from Lawson and Stooshe and much more

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Your Halls Committee (formerly known as JCRs) are for life, not just for Christmas! Get into a wonderfully festive spirit and celebrate with your fellow students at the event of the year…the annual Christmas Ball!

Held on the 4th December at 9pm in the Students’ Union, you can expect…

❅ Live performances from Lawson and Stooshe

❅ Capital FM DJ Emma Jo Real-Davies

❅ Whispering Christmas Trees

❅ Snow machines

❅ Photobooths

❅ Plus more to be announced

Tickets are subject to availability. Make sure you don’t miss out and get yours … Read the rest

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