A taste of Christmas at Reaseheath

Being at Reaseheath around Christmas time really does have a magical feel because of all the people and events that happen around campus! Christmas at Reaseheath, in my opinion, is the best time of the year, as our little ‘Reaseheath family’ come together for Winter Charity Week, the Christmas Carol Service and Winter Ball.

Every year, winter charity week is held to help raise money for our chosen RAG charity, bringing everyone and anyone from around campus together to help raise money for a great cause. This year we had a large charity event called ‘I’m a student… get me out of here’ which was all organised by our very own Student Association. This event brought a lot of the residential students together where we all laughed at other students and members of staff doing a variety of bush tucker trials. As well as this event, there were bag-packs in Morrisons, a santas grottos and so so many more! All together, we raised a phenomenal £2000 for charity during this week!

Reverend MC Chang held Reaseheath’s annual Carol Service in this week too, which is held in Reaseheath Hall, where both students and staff are able to get together and get in to the Christmas spirit. We sang carols, read citations from the bible and poems, and our new Acapella society were on hand to help lead Christmas carols.

At the end of the year, a Winter Ball is held, where every students gets the opportunity to attend (as staff work on the door and behind the bar to give the Student Bar Workers and Student Association a night off). This year’s theme was Narnia. Inside the bar looked amazing, which was all thanks to the Evening Entertainments Society who worked hard to ensure that it was well decorated.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a very happy new year!

About The Author

Hi, my name is Nicole and I am a final year BSc (Hons) Zoo Management (Top Up) student. As this is my last year, I think that it would be a great chance for me to write a blog, to help parents, my peers and future students understand what it means to be a student here from a student’s point of view.  As an Animal Science student, I get the chance to go and do hands on experience at the zoo here on site, where there are 1,000 mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. My long-term goal is definitely to work with animals, but whether that be on a farm, zoological establishment or rehoming centre, I am not sure.