Tag Archive > festive

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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25
Nov

Freshers: Get Festive!

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The tree is up, the lights have been switched on…it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

But if you’re still not feeling festive, there’s nothing quite like the Freshers’ Christmas Ball to get things started!

And because we heard you’ve all been very good this year, the elves here at SUSU have been working hard to put together a truly spectacular Christmas extravaganza just for you.

Run in association with your Halls Officers, we have a whole host of holiday themed highlights in store:

  • Live performances from Lawson and Stooshe
  • DJ set from Capital FM’s Emma Jo
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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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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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10
Nov

Christmas is coming: Xmas Light Switch On

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We are working in partnership with the University of Southampton to deliver the annual Christmas Light Switch On!

Join us on Monday 16th November at 4pm! The afternoon kicks off with a Christmas market on the Red Brick area where you can find the perfect gifts and festive foods to help you on your way to sorting your Xmas shopping. At 4.30pm, you can enjoy Christmas carols performed by the University brass band, or live acoustic music in The Bridge. At 6pm, Adam Wheeler, the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor will switch-on the Christmas lights. Joining him on our outdoor … Read the rest

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30
Oct

Halloween round up: Pimp your Pumpkin and Halloween 2015

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Last night saw the Students’ Union’s Halloween extravaganza with events being held in Southampton and Winchester to celebrate the festive occasion.

Students decorated pumpkins at the Pimp your Pumpkin event in the WSA Cafe yesterday evening. There was a good variety of designs, including a Minion pumpkin and even a Leprachaun design, plus much more.

 

The winning design was created by Josh Samways, who won a voucher to the WSA Art shop to spend on materials.

Students were given free Halloween-themed refreshments as they took part in games, including Pin the Nose on the Witch, a spooky twist on … Read the rest

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