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#WinterWithCUSU

This Winter your Students' Union wants to ensure you have the best break possible. We've put together a range of fun, activities, opportunities and information to help you guide you through this festive season, what's on offer and how you can get involved.

Phoenix Radio

Over the Winter break Phoenix Radio is back with a full schedule of shows. You can download the free Phoenix Radio app for iOS or Android or launch the web player below:

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Latest content

PLAY: Christmas Blob Opera

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.
This experiment pays tribute to and explores the original musical instrument: the voice. Play four opera voices in real time. No singing skills required!

12 days of Uni Life....

Elizabeth Mullenger suggests the 12 days of Uni life inspired by her experiences so far....

MAKE: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive recipe...

MAKE: Origami Christmas Trees and more...

There’s nothing to dislike about making an adorable paper Christmas tree: no fuss, no mess and no money to spend.

CONNECT: New Ways Catch Up Online

Here are some fun ways to keep in touch with your mates in lockdown (and no, you won't need to log into Zoom)

WATCH: Great Animations from Blender

A collection of free short animation movies that have each collected millions of views...

MAKE: Eco-Wrapping

Save the planet whilst making your Christmas gifts look stunning with these 10 eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas...

PLAY: Discworld MUD

Go old school and play this addictive multi-player text based game based on the famous Terry Pratchett books "Discworld". You're just in time too as it's the start of Hogswatch the most festive time of year...

VISIT: London Museums & Galleries

London's national museums are all free to enter. Here's what you need to know

Call Champion with Reengage

Call companions make regular telephone calls to lonely and isolated older people providing a lifeline of friendship. The regular chat and companionship offers a vital link with the outside world.

Only Connect Pen Pals

Only Connect is a Project set up to help care settings to develop pen pal partnerships. At this time, due to the Coronavirus situation, they are encouraging Only Connect Pen Pal partners to send messages to care homes by email.

Digital Run Club

Whether you're a runner, walker or wheeler, join our new free digital running club for students and staff across the Cov Uni & CU Group - https://cusu.org/run

Digital Support Volunteer

Be a key part of the Crisis wellbeing offer throughout December, supporting volunteers and staff as they run online events over Zoom.

Christmas Post Pals

Post Pals, is a charity which helps you to ‘Post a Smile on a Sick Child’s Face’ by the sending of cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK. It couldn’t be easier for anyone of any age to get involved, requires no commitment and costs only a stamp and 5 minutes of your time.

Make it Better this Christmas

Lockdown doesn’t have to get in the way of your festive fundraising! From hosting a virtual festive movie night to online Secret Santa, raise that cash and make it matter this Christmas.

 

Wellbeing & Fitness

12 days of Uni Life....

Elizabeth Mullenger suggests the 12 days of Uni life inspired by her experiences so far....... read more

Digital Run Club

Whether you're a runner, walker or wheeler, join our new free digital running club for students and ... read more

 

Fun and Games

PLAY: Christmas Blob Opera

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Cultur... read more

MAKE: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive recipe...... read more

 
More Christmas Fun...

Volunteering

Call Champion with Reengage

Call companions make regular telephone calls to lonely and isolated older people providing a lifelin... read more

Only Connect Pen Pals

Only Connect is a Project set up to help care settings to develop pen pal partnerships. At this time... read more

 
Cov Volunteering...

Scarborough Volunteering...

Gaming

PLAY: Lady Blackbird

Lady Blackbird Is An Adventure Module For 2-6 People. It Contains A Starting Situation, Setting, Pre... read more

PLAY: Discworld MUD

Go old school and play this addictive multi-player text based game based on the famous Terry Pratche... read more

 
Discord Server: Play more games... CUSU Minecraft Server...

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