Top 5 things to do this Christmas from students
Some of you recently told us in our Student Facebook group what you're most looking forward to at Christmas, and although this year will be different here’s some things you recommend for us to do to have a good festive season:
1. Seeing friends and family
It’s the time we spend apart that makes us realise how much we value our friends and family and a lot of you are looking forward to being reunited this Christmas. From meeting newborn relatives to singing Christmas carols and putting up decorations together it’s clear that many of you are looking forward to catching up with family after some time away. Even if you aren’t seeing them this Christmas you could organise a virtual Christmas party with them where you dress up and play games or send them a handwritten Christmas card to let them know you are thinking of them.
This Christmas time I am looking forward to seeing my family again. I am an international student from the US here, so I haven't seen my family in a few months. A lot of family time awaits my return home.
2. Eating lots of food
Eating all the food, especially stuffing. And of course the Christmas music and songs.
3. Watching Christmas movies
So excited to see my family and have that warm happy Xmas vibe in the house. Can't wait to snuggle and watch Xmas movies after decorating the tree. It's nice to have some smiles and happiness after the year we had.
Chip, a 12 year old Jack Russell terrier loves helping 'unwrap' presents
Wrapping presents, opening presents, seeing others open their presents, watching the dog rip apart all the wrapping paper from the presents- it all contributes to that wonderful feeling on Christmas morning. And who says you can’t get yourself a little something? If exchanging gifts is a bit difficult this year, agree to spend the money on yourselves as a treat.
I look forward to seeing my dog rip apart all the wrapping paper on Christmas morning! He loves helping unwrap presents.
Decorating the Christmas tree with some mince pies warm out the oven.
Christmas social events at the University
There’s also plenty of social events going on over the Christmas period at the University, including a number of film screenings and virtual meetups. See the schedule of events.
So enjoy this Christmas whatever you’re doing, as we definitely all need it and remember to keep your activities within the Government Guidelines to keep everyone safe.
If you’re spending Christmas at Uni this year and need some support, contact our Res Life team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be happy to help.