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Student life

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Student life

Meeting new people and making memories are important parts of the student experience. That’s why all of our residences arrange social events and activities for you to join — it’s a great way to make friends and really feel like part of the residence community! Below you’ll find examples of some of the different kinds of events and activities you could enjoy at our residences.

Creativity and competitions

If you’re creative or just competitive you’ll have opportunities to show off your skills with contests like ‘Dress your flatmate’ and the ‘Best t-shirt makeover’ competition! Some other contests and activities you could take part in might be:

  • jewellery making
  • best outfit contest — dress as your favourite film character
  • art exhibitions
  • Christmas bauble decoration
crafting and sewing supplies
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Students at our residences come from all over the world, so we celebrate holidays from all over the world. More often than not, that means delicious food! That could include hot cross buns in April and pumpkin pie in October or celebrations like:

  • pancake day
  • toastie Tuesday
  • chocolate day
  • vegan food day

Fitness and sport

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get active during your stay with us. Our residences have given away gym discounts and arranged events like this:

  • virtual workout sessions
  • dance lessons
  • yoga Day
  • guided walking tours of the local area
people practicing yoga at health club
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Global cultural events

Our residences mark cultural days throughout the year with fun competitions and informative events like:

  • online event for Women in Data Science
  • photo competition for World Water Day
  • healthy snacks and outside exercise on International Youth Day
  • photo competition for National Bike Day

This is just a sample of some of the events and activities that have been held or are planned at our residences. We’re always open to new ideas, so if there’s something you’d like to see on the events calendar, why not suggest it to your residence team?

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