Top Tips if you are staying in your Student Accommodation over Christmas

By on December 23rd, 2022


How To Celebrate Christmas In Student Accommodation

Christmas for many students may be different because it may mean spending the festive period in student accommodation away from loved ones at home. Staying in your University home might feel a bit strange, but don’t worry – it could be a great opportunity to do things a little differently during the festive season. There’s lots of things you can do to get into the festive spirit and here are our tops tips to celebrate Christmas.

Deck The Halls and Decorate Your Accommodation

Spread festive vibes throughout your student accommodation with seasonal decorations, starting with a Christmas tree. You can even split the cost with your flatmates! Decorating for the festive season doesn’t need to break the bank either. You can get crafty by attending resident Christmas-themed craft workshops.


Celebrate Christmas in your University City

There are so many amazing events organized by your wonderful halls teams for you to take part in to help you get into the festive spirit, here is the magical City Side Christmas event which included a choir, reindeer, treats and more.

Christmas Markets

Christmas markets bring all the festive joy and are in all university cities. There are so many things to enjoy from tasty treats, hot drinks and quirky unique gifts. All admission free!

This is Newcastle market which is a must and is only a 15-minute walk away if you are living at Verde & The View.

Living in London? Here are our favourite festive spots! Share your festive pictures with us @downing_students when you visit.



Have A Movie Night

Make the most of your Downing Students Cinema room and enjoy a series of festive movie marathons with all of the treats. Tis the season after all! You may even be joined by fellow residents!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

It really is the most wonderful time of the year to enjoy festive treats. From delicious hot chocolate Mince Pies and more! Check out our wonderful Content Creator’s gingerbread recipe for festive baking fun!

Celebrate the festive season by arranging a Christmas dinner with your flatmates like our wonderful Verde residents right here.

Turn up the tunes!

If now isn’t the time to blast out some Christmas classics, when is? Have fun by creating your own playlists to keep your festive cheer going throughout the festive period. You can even share playlists with friends too!

Make the most of your time

If most of your flatmates are travelling home for the festive season, take this time as an opportunity to meet those who also may be staying in your student accommodation during Christmas.

Use this time to also practise self-care routines, with the advantage of free run of your resident social spaces and gym workouts!

Give Your time back and volunteer

Your time and efforts will be appreciated by any number of charitable organisations over the festive season. Simply helping at homeless shelters, working for food banks or even using your talents to entertain others over the Christmas period – there’s a wide variety of ways you can help in your local community.

Student Support during the festive season

However you may feel during Christmas, there is always help and guidance available.

  • Downing Students residences are staffed every day of the year and Christmas is no exception, with 24/7 on-site security. Check at reception for your direct point of contact details.
  • This Is Us – A fantastic online community for UK students to chat, connect and share experiences and advice
  • Strut Safe – If you are out and about and need a chat on your way home, these guys have you covered!

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