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Christmas is Coming….

…and if you’re staying in Southampton or Winchester over the festive period, then here’s whats going on:

Ressup Christmas Events poster

Staying in Halls?

The amazing Residence Support Service have a range of events over the Christmas and New Year period, to make sure that everyone can get involved.

The timetable is as follows:

Wednesday 25th December, Christmas Day

Festive music, traditional British holiday food including mince pies, Christmas cake and a mini buffer. There will be plenty of board games, and traditional party games!


Thursday 26th December, Boxing Day

There will be a Big Screen Movie Marathon! Either bring your own, of just come along and watch some of Residence Team’s.


Tuesday 31st December, New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the start of 2014 with tea, cake and board games!


Wednesday 1st January, New Year’s Day

Recover from the excitement of New Year’s Eve, with a relaxing film night, accompanied by tea and cake!


Events will be held in the Glen Eyre PDR (Main Building), Wessex Lane SCR (next to the Dining Room), Gateley Common Room and Erasmus Park Common Room. Everyone is welcome, and all events are completely free, and alcohol free.


Meanwhile at SUSU

During the holidays, our opening times for all our services change slightly due to the reduced number of students around the University. The following are our opening and closing times for the Winter Break:

Christmas Opening Times-page-001

SUSU, including all our outlets, will be CLOSED on the weekends 14th/15th December, 21st/22nd December, 28th/29th December and 4th/5th January. We will also be closed completely between Tuesday 24th December and Wednesday 1st January.


The Union

Will be OPEN Monday to Friday from 8am until 8pm until Monday 23rd December. We will then reopen on the 2nd & 3rd January, and be back to normal opening times from Monday 6th January.

The Union – Winchester

We will be CLOSED in Winchester from 13th December, and will reopen with normal hours from Monday 6th January.

The Shop

Will be OPEN Monday to Friday, from 8.30am until 4.30pm until Monday 23rd January.  It will then reopen on the 2nd & 3rd January, before normal times resume on Monday 6th January.

The Bridge

Will be OPEN Monday to Friday, from 9am until 3.30pm, with food being served between 11.30am and 2.30pm. There will be a special Christmas event during the day on Monday 23rd December, where we’ll stick some Christmas films on the big screens for anyone who wants to come along! It will reopen, with normal hours, from Monday 6th January.

The Stag’s

The Stag’s will be CLOSED over the whole of the Winter period, as of Saturday 14th December, and will reopen on Saturday 4th January with normal service resumed.

The Hub

The Hub (Student Activities and the Advice Centre), will be OPEN, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm, and will close on Monday 23rd December, reopening on the 2nd January, with normal hours resuming from Monday 6th January.

The Cafe

Due to Winter Graduation, The Cafe will be CLOSED over the Winter Break, but will reopen with its normal hours from Monday 6th January.


Heading Home?

However if you are heading home for the Winter Break, then don’t forget to keep your house and valuables safe! Just follow all the advice on our Christmas Crime Crackdown blog!


Make sure you have a great Christmas and enjoy your time off! Be merry, don’t eat too much, and from all of us on the Sabb team, we look forward to seeing you all in January!

SUsu the cat

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