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Festive cheer brings students together over winter break

Students staying in Edinburgh over the winter break celebrated Christmas with festive meals organised by the University.

Festive students

Over 500 students attended two events held at Pollock Halls on Monday 23 December.

The meals were organised to give students – particularly those who are unable to go home over the winter period – the opportunity to get together and socialise during the break.

Festive celebrations

To accommodate the large volume of students who signed up for the Christmas meals, organisers hosted a lunch and a dinner. 

Attendees enjoyed a three course traditional Christmas meal, ending with a quiz to get people into the festive spirit.

Members of University staff, including Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students, and General Council Members each hosted a table.

Many students end up spending Christmas away from home, which can be particularly hard at this special time of year when you might feel far away from loved ones. We want our students to feel that the University can be home during this time, even for just a little while. This is the perfect opportunity to get as many people together to relax after the exam period, enjoy the festivities and make new friends in the process.

Professor Colm HarmonVice Principal Students

Community events

The Christmas meals are part of a series of social events being organised to bring the University community together even more. To find out more about upcoming events for students, staff and alumni, visit the webpage below.

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