SO… It’s our first Christmas since the pandemic, and those who choose to celebrate the holiday can finally have more freedom this year-round. National restrictions last year meant that Bournemouth and Poole’s Christmas markets and lights were limited, and events were postponed, which means this year can be twice as more exciting. For students, saving… Read more » about A student guide to free Christmas activities: Dorset 2021
It’s December and it seems that trees are up everywhere, lights are flashing away…it can only mean that Christmas is coming around again. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic this year’s Christmas will be very different to ones we’ve had previously. But that does not mean it can’t be an enjoyable time. So here are… Read more » about How to have a great Christmas in lockdown
One of the best parts about international living is being able to exchange cultures and celebrations. As December progresses, we step into the time of Christmas festivities with bright lights, colourful decorations, and hot chocolates. As someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas and come from Malaysia and Saudi Arabia where Christmas is not a common celebration,… Read more » about My first Christmas experience…
Lights are up in Bournemouth, trees festoon every store, Starbucks is stocking Eggnog Lattes…yes, Christmas is just over a week away! Naturally, there have been plenty of things to do around Bournemouth Uni at this time – earlier this month, SUBU arranged the Christmas Fair; with confectionery, clothes shopping and fresh cupcakes, it was a… Read more » about Having a wonderful Christmas time!
Before moving to Bournemouth, my idea of Christmas was based on movies and books. Indian Christmas is different- a week of holidays, adorable little stars hanging outside every home, and giant Christmas trees in shopping malls. The world in my books and films and the world around me were so far apart, I could have… Read more » about An English Christmas for an Indian Girl
Cold weather, a smell of cinnamon biscuits and mince pies, Christmas tree, tinsels and a mug of hot chocolate. There is nothing that could possibly sound better than going home for Christmas when you are drowning in deadlines this December. It is honestly, the light at the end of the tunnel. And yet, here you… Read more » about 8 best and worst things about going home for Christmas
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It’s that time of year again…CHRISTMAS! Nothing gets me as excited as this festive period. The music, decorations, films and most importantly the food, what’s not to love? I will be heading home to spend Christmas with my family and friends, but even if you are staying in Bournemouth you can still get in the… Read more » about How I’m preparing for the Christmas holidays
Kamila Bianchi from Brazil studies Computer Animation at BU. In this video she shares her experience spending Christmas in the northern hemisphere for the first time.
Elie Chrabieh from Lebanon studies Investigative Forensic Psychology at BU. Before going home for the holidays, he went to town to take in the Christmas atmosphere in Bournemouth.
Diana Pelino from Italy studies Computer Animation at BU. In this video she describes her Christmas experience in Bournemouth.
I am Milla Rasanen from Sweden studying MSc Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology. Spending Christmas abroad can seem a bit scary at first, especially if it’s your first time being away from your family at Christmas time. Fortunately, I have experienced Christmas abroad before, so I know what I’m in for. I’m here to share my… Read more » about Celebrating Christmas in your new home