Diwali and Sunday Lunch

Semester two applications
Applications for students joining us for Semester Two  between January-June 2017 are now open. For these students, we are able to offer a limited number of James Owen Court en-suite rooms and applications will be dealt with in date order upon  receipt of your application.

In order to apply for accommodation you will need to activate an accommodation account and then submit an application. Further information can be found on our ‘How to apply‘ webpage.

Diwali celebrations
Diwali or Deepawali (meaning a row or collection of lamps) is a significant Hindu festival, popularly known as the festival of lights. Diwali is celebrated every year with great joy and enthusiasm by millions around the world. The University of Exeter will be celebrating with a free event on Sunday 30 October 2016 between 3:00pm-6:30pm in the Forum and Great Hall.

There will be several activities, cultural stalls – including Henna painting, face painting, Diya painting and refreshments for all, followed by dance performances and a fireworks display to end our celebration at the XFi Building (Business School).

Save the date and make sure you bring your friends as well as your family to celebrate Diwali 2016 with us! Information can be found on the International Student Support website and within the Facebook event.


Sunday lunch
The next Residence Life Team event which will soon be available to book is  Sunday lunch on 6 November at Birks Grange Village. Tickets are priced at £3.00 and are sure to sell quickly, so please check our website for more information if you would like to come along.

Clocks go back
This Sunday 30 October at 2:00am the clocks are due to go back by an hour to 1:00am. Please ensure that before you all go to sleep you change your clocks in order to gain an extra hour of sleep!!

Student Switch Off
Do you want to win Ben & Jerry’s? Putting a lid on a pan saves up to 90% of the energy required when cooking. In order to practice this sustainable action, the first five people to post a selfie onto Instagram – posing with their pan and lid using the hashtag #exetersso will win a half litre tub of Ben & Jerry’s or a pair of headphones – your choice! In order to enter, make sure you complete the following:
1) Follow the Student Switch Off page @studentswitchoff
2) Upload your selfie tagging @studentswitchoff and the hashtag #exetersso
3) If you have a private Instagram account make sure you follow the Student Switch Off page because they will follow back, and will be able to see your photo and sort your prize.

More information is available on the Exeter Student Switch Off Facebook page.

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