Winter Vacation Support

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The University of Nottingham is offering a Winter Vacation Support package for all students who are in Nottingham throughout the winter break. The package is available for anyone staying in Nottingham or anyone who is joining us for the first time - whether that's as a new starter or as someone who has previously been studying remotely.

The package consists of meals, events and welfare support, as well as accommodation for those joining us for the first time. Read on to find out more, including information about arriving into the UK for those who are joining us from abroad.

On this page you will find information on:

Support

  • The ResX team will be providing activities within halls (see above) - for more information, email resx@nottingham.ac.uk. If you need support from the ResX Team between Friday 24 December and Monday 3 January, you can reach them on the Resident Line on (+44) 0115 748 7600 between 6pm and 3.30am. Select option 2 when prompted. Outside of this time please email non-urgent queries to resx@nottingham.ac.uk and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • The Accommodation Office will unfortunately be closed from Friday 24 December 2021 until Tuesday 4 January 2022. You may be able to find the answer to your queries via their webiste and chat bot. Alternatively you should call the Resident Line on (+44) 0115 748 7600 (select option 1 and then option 3) between 8am and midnight, except for 25-28 December when the line will be open from 10am until midnight.
  • There will be changes to our library opening times from the end of term (Friday 17 December) and throughout the winter break.
    Find out more on the Libraries webpage.
  • Campus security will be available 24/7 on (+44) 0115 951 3031 or (+44) 0115 951 8888 for emergencies only.

Meal package

A meal package will be available from Saturday 18 December to Sunday 9 January inclusive. This package consists of two meals a day (brunch and dinner) and will include celebration meals on Saturday 25 and Friday 31 December. All meals will be served in Derby Hall dining room (letter I on our campus map).

The meal package costs £171.90 and can be booked in advance via the online store. Alternatively you can pay as you go at Derby Hall dining room.

The meal package is available to everyone remaining in Nottingham, whether you are in catered, self-catered or private accommodation. Please note that this is not part of the standard catering package - if you are already in catered accommodation you will still need to purchase a meal package for the period of Saturday 18 December to Sunday 9 January.

Events and activities

Every day over the winter vacation the following events will be taking place. Online activities are open to all students - both on and off campus. The hall-based activites are open to those students living in the halls specified. 

Online activities
The ResX Team have set up a Winter Vacation Buddies Group on Microsoft Teams where all University of Nottingham students can meet new friends and socialise online over the winter vacation. We'll be hosting online video chats, quizzes, discussions, and other activities. Join the group and start chatting today.
 
University Park

Derby Hall dining room: Christmas movie or TV, board games, crafts and mindfulness activities
Derby Hall library: Social study group

In addition, the following activities will be taking place.

University Park events
 Date/Time Activity
 24 Dec - 9 Jan Christmas Buddies Group
24 Dec  ResX Christmas gift distribution (only available to students who have booked the meal package)
25 Dec  Christmas dinner with music 
26 Dec  Wollaton Park walk 
27 - 30 Dec  Social media activities 
31 Dec New Year's Eve Buffet with music


For more information on specific times and how to join the events, please follow the ResX team on Instagram and Twitter or email resx@nottingham.ac.uk

 
Broadgate Park

Residential Assistant socials will be organised every evenining in The Courtyard from 6pm-10pm, including crafts, boardgames, films and study support.

Celebratory meals in Derby Hall dining hall on the following dates:

  • 25 December (free)
  • 31 December (at a cost)

For more information about these events, please follow the ResX team on Instagram and Twitter or email resx@nottingham.ac.uk.

 
Jubilee Campus

ResX Activity every evening in common rooms, including crafts, boardgames, films and study support.

Access to dining and ResX events at Derby Hall.

For more information about these events, please follow the ResX team on Instagram and Twitter or email resx@nottingham.ac.uk.

 
Sutton Bonington

ResX Activity every evening in common rooms, including crafts, boardgames, films and study support.

Find out more

For more information about these events, please follow the ResX team on Instagram and Twitter or email resx@nottingham.ac.uk.

 
St Peter's Court, Riverside Point, Raleigh Park

ResX Activity will be organised every evenining in common rooms, including crafts, boardgames, films and study support.

Celebratory meals in Derby Hall dining hall on the following dates:

  • 25 December
  • 31 December

For more information about these events, please follow the ResX team on Instagram and Twitter or email resx@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

 

Sports Centres

 The David Ross Sports Centre will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 18 December - Thursday 23 December, 6.30am-10.30pm
  • Monday 27 December - Thursday 30 December, 11.45am-7.30pm
  • Friday 31 December, 7.30am-3.15pm
  • Sunday 2 January - Monday 3 January, 11.45am-7.30pm

The Sutton Bonington Sports Centre will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 18 December - Thursday 23 December, 7.30am-10.30pm (week days), 9am-10pm (weekends)
  • Sunday 2 January - Monday 3 Janaury, 11.45am-7.30pm


Travelling from abroad

What do I need to do to comply with the UK government's Covid regulations?

If you are travelling from a country on the UK Red List you will need to comply with government guidelines, including booking a quarantine hotel package. You may be eligible for university financial support to help with quarantine costs. Once you have done this, you should not need to isolate or take another test on arriving at the university.
If you are travelling from a country not on the UK Red List you will need to isolate until receipt of a negative PCR test. If you are isolating then you must stay in your home - or in your study bedroom if you are staying in university accommodation. If you have pre-ordered your PCR test and you're staying in university accommodation then it will be in your room on arrival. You can drop your PCR test off at a Royal Mail post box - these can be found at University Park West Entrance and Triumph Road on Jubilee Campus. Find your nearest priority post box. Please note that you may leave isolation only for the purposes of posting your PCR test.
During your isolation period meals will be delivered to your room by the catering team, and welfare support will be provided by the ResX Team who will be available via telephone on (+44) 0115 748 7600. Once you have received your negative test result, please present it to your nearest Welcome Point team (details of these below). Remember to book your meals by purchasing our meal package.
 
How do I book accommodation to arrive in December/January?

We have a limited amount of catered campus accommodation available for undergraduate students only, as well as a limited amount of self-catered accommodation within walking distance of our campuses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Apply for univeristy-arranged accommodation

We have also secured a large number of rooms at a new development in the city centre. York House is offering accommodation contracts for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can book this below using the booking code UON2022.

Apply for accommodation in York House

Alternatively there are private sector accommodation options available across the City of Nottingham and the surrounding areas. To find out more, please visit out accommodation webpages below.

Advice on private sector accommodation

If you have any queries about university catered or self-catered accommodation, please complete the Accommodation enquiry form.

 
I have booked accommodation in university halls - where do I go on arrival between Saturday 24 December and Tuesday 4 January?

For Dagfa and Varsity halls, as well as all halls on University Park campus, you should make your way to Welcome Point Central, which will be at The Cottage (between the East Midlands Conference Centre and The Orchard Hotel - numbers 60 and 61 on the campus map). The Welcome Point will be staffed on university closure days. If you need assistance, please call the Resident Line on (+44) 0115 748 7600 and select option 1 followed by option 3. The line will be open from 8am until midnight daily, except from 25-28 December when it will be available from 10am until midnight.

For Jubilee Campus halls you should make your way to Jubilee Conference Centre (number 50 on the campus map) for key collection, which will be staffed 24 hours a day on all closure days. If you need assistance, please call the Resident Line on (+44) 0115 748 7600 and select option 1 followed by option 3. The line will be open from 8am until midnight daily, except from 25-28 December when it will be available from 10am until midnight.

For any of our third-party managed accommodation (Albion House, Broadgate Park, Cloister House, Nottingham Two, Riverside Point, St Peter's Court, The Vantage and York House), please contact your third party provider for further information.

 
I have booked accommodation in university catered halls - where can I obtain food?
The catered package runs until Friday 17 December and is included in your current price. For food between Saturday 18 December and Sunday 9 January 2022 (when your catered package recommences) you can purchase a meal package.
Meals will be served in Derby Hall dining room and will consist of two meals a day - brunch and dinner. A celebration meal on Saturday 25 and Friday 31 December are included in this package. The meal package costs £171.90 and can be booked in advance via the online store.
Alternatively you can pay as you go per meal at Derby Hall dining room.
If you are staying in catered halls and are required to isolate, your meals will be brought to your room.
 

Off-campus students

Students based in third-party accommdation located off campus can purchase a care package for £55. The package consists of essential food and kitchen items.

Most supermarkets and shops in the area will be open over the holiday period (albeit likely with reduced opening hours) including:

There will also be plenty of takeaway delivery services running throughout the holiday period, including Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.



Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353
e: studentcommsoffice@nottingham.ac.uk