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This year's Christmas may look a little different to how we usually celebrate, but the same festive spirit is all around! 

There is lots to get involved with - both at Queen's, and beyond.

Whether you are in Belfast or elsewhere, the University wishes you and yours a safe and peaceful holiday period. 

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Christmas Dinner? It's on us!

If you are staying with us in Queen's Accommodation, or in private accommodation (BT7 & BT9) over the holiday period, let us know, and we will provide you with a full Christmas dinner.

You can find out what's on offer, and book your dinner via the form below! 

Hurry - orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday 14 December

If you are placing an order, please ensure you are able to collect from the Black & White Hall (Private Accommodation) between 12:00pm - 2:00pm on Wednesday 23 December, or collection points positioned at Elms BT1, BT2 and BT9. 

More Information & Place Your Order

*Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options available

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Christmas Bake-Off

Have you ever tried baking your own snowballs?

These yummy baked goods are covered in chocolate, coconut, and marshmallow - what's not to love?!

To get you started, we have a number of FREE baking kits which you can use to make your very own.

This is open to all students living in Queen's Accommodation, or Private Accommodation.

  • If you are living in Queen's Accommodation we will have collection points located at Elms BT1, BT2, and BT9
  • If you are living in Private Accommodation, we will have a collection point located at the Student Guidance Centre (Please click here for directions). You must be available to collect your kit from the Student Guidance Centre.

Once you have collected your kit, join us on Thursday 17 December, from 3:00pm-4:00pm for a live cooking demonstration from our very own Student Wellbeing Team. We'll give you an expert masterclass on how to cook your own...or try our best!

More Information & Claim Your Free Kit


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Virtual Wellbeing Advent Calendar

It's been an unforgettable year. Now it's time to take time for yourself.

With the holidays edging closer, now is the perfect time to embrace the festivities and have yourself a mindful little Christmas.

Join us on Instagram from December 1 to December 24 for our virtual advent calendar, where we will be promoting self-care, positivity and looking after your wellbeing during the Christmas season.
Virtual Advent Calendars are also being ran by Careers, Employability & Skills, and Queen's Accommodation!


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Happy Holidays From Your Students' Union

The Students' Union wish our students all the very best over the festive period, those who are able to go back home to spend time with family and especially those who unfortunately can't at this time.

Click on the button below to discover some useful information about activities and support services that are available to all students over the next while.

There's lots to unpack, including:

  • SU Facebook Community Group
  • Festive Netflix Night: Arthur Christmas
  • Pen Pal & Creative Exchange
  • ...and lots more!

Happy Holidays from QUBSU

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Christmas Wellbeing Crafts

Create a Very Merry Christmas - The festive season has begun! We have teamed up with Queen's Accommodation to bring you our Christmas Craft Packs, so that you can get creative and crafty at home with your family or flat-mates!
Each pack contains:
  • A wooden Christmas decoration 
  • A Stocking 
  • Pack of Markers 
  • And more! 

If you live in Queen's Accommodation, e-mail your Residential Life Co-ordinator to arrange this: Elms BT1/BT2 or Elms BT9 


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Virtual Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 10 December 2020, 5:00pm

The Chaplaincies at Queen's are hosting this year's Christmas Carol Service, and all students are invited to tune in virtually to watch.

Can't make it? Don't worry - you can also click below to watch the recording after the event.

Begin to get in the festive mood. 

Click here for the Event page


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Christmas in Belfast

The city of Belfast has lots on offer for students and the wider community in the lead-up to Christmas. 
Find out all that is on offer below.

Explore Christmas in Belfast

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Support - Don't Suffer in Silence

We know that the holiday season can be a difficult time for some. It is important that you know that there are supports available throughout the break, while the University is closed.

During this time, you can reach out to:

  • Inspire Students: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Call Inspire on 0808 800 0016
  • Lifeline: 0808 808 8000
  • The Samaritans: 116 123