Christmas Eve Recon Mission – If you’re really feeling keen, going on a scouting mission on Christmas Eve can be a great way to prepare for the sales. Check the back of labels in your fave stores for any markings or numbers which suggest they’ll be going in the sale! Most shops mark everything on Christmas Eve in preparation for Boxing Day.
Arrive early – Okay, so we’re not saying you have to be up at the crack of dawn. But make sure to arrive at your chosen shopping destination by mid morning at the latest to get hold of … Read the rest
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
With the dark nights’ drawing in and the cold weather making you dig out the knitwear, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.
At Southampton, we traditionally take the festive season to the next level, pulling out all the stops with events, decorations and many an opportunity to enjoy a merry time with friends and this November is no different.
Once again we have teamed up with the University to organise the annual Christmas Light Switch On on 22 November. Keep snug with a glass of mulled wine or cider, or a … Read the rest
You are cordially invited to our Christmas Ball 2016 on Friday 09 December at the Union.
Last year our sell-out Ball was complete with live performances from Stooshe, Lawson and appearances from the cast of Made in Chelsea. This year promises to be even better, so make sure you save the date!