Students celebrating Holi on campus

Over 150 students took part in the festivities by throwing powdered paint at each other.

25 March 2024

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The University celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colours, on Sunday 24 March, with a colour run taking place on Gun House Green.

Over 150 students took part in the festivities, throwing powdered paint at each other, which celebrates the arrival of Spring.

Event lead Anna Vaernes, Head of Student Life, said: "It's really important that we support our student body to celebrate important cultural events, and events like these also provide an excellent opportunity for other students to learn about different cultures. We saw a great mix of students at this event, which shows how diverse and open our campus is."

Alfia, President of the Indian Society, who delivered the event, said "Holi is not just a festival of colours; it's a vibrant tapestry that weaves together the diverse threads of our university community. As we smear each other with hues of joy, we transcend boundaries, creating a home away from home where every heart beats in harmony and every face shines with the warmth of belonging."