Christmas vacation events

If you're staying at Keele over the Christmas Vacation, there are lots of activities and events for you to enjoy! Come along and get together with friends, meet new people and take a look around at the range of events on offer.

Make sure you keep up to date with what's on, via the app, Student Services Facebook page, and Christmas at Keele 2018/19 Facebook Group for students staying on campus over the vacation period.

Tuesday 11 December

Craft event - Green gifting

Upcycle and craft your own Christmas gifts and decorations from repurposed materials. Think glass painting, candle making, origami, tree hangers and cards

14:00 - 16:00 KPA Clubhouse, upstairs
Tuesday 11 December

Christmas quiz

£1 per team; free chips for those playing!

20:30 - 22:00 KPA Clubhouse
Wednesday 12 December 

Global cafe: festive edition

All are welcome - come alone or bring a friend to enjoy a free tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Mince pies available, but be quick to ensure you get one!

17:00 - 18:00 Ground floor, SU
Wednesday 12 December

Carol service

Join us for our annual carol service! The service will include readings and congregational carols, performances by various Keele choirs and musicians, and a short reflection. The service will be followed by free festive refreshments.

17:15 Chapel
Wednesday 12 December 

KPA in the town

Jalsa Indian Restaurant meal in Newcastle for postgraduates.

Join the KPA for a get together in Newcastle-under-Lyme for trip to Jalsa, an Indian restaurant in Newcastle. It's a good chance to eat together as a community of postgraduates and get to know each other a little better. Sign up here to register your interest. If you have a partner or +1 you'd like to bring along, then please get them to fill in the form too so that we have an accurate record of numbers.


18:00 - 21:00 Jalsa, 19-21 George St, Newcastle, ST5 1JX
Thursday 13 December

KPA coffee morning

Free coffee and biscuits for postgraduates - please email for confirmation you're attending.

11:00 - 12:00 KPA Clubhouse
Thursday 13 December

Keele Women's Choir

The KPA Clubhouse will be welcoming the Keele Womens Choir to come along and sing some Christmas classics to really ramp up those Christmas vibes! Come and join us in some festive fun. 

Evening KPA Clubhouse
Friday 14 December  Xmas Party 20:00 - close KPA Clubhouse
Saturday 15 December

Children's Christmas party

Messy sensory play with hand and foot painting for 0-2 year olds, and Christmas baking and crafts for children aged 2+! It's absolutely essential to RSVP to this -

14:00 - 16:00 KPA Clubhouse
Sunday 16 December

KPA goes bowling

Join us for bowling! Please register your interest here.

19:30-21:30 Ten Pin, Festival Park
Sunday 16 December  Holy communion  10:15 Chapel
Sunday 16 December Catholic mass 12:30 Chapel
Monday 17 December Shopping trip to Chester
Tickets can be bought from Student Services Centre for £3. Option to visit the Christmas Tree Festival in the Cathedral Cloisters and join the chaplains for Choral Evensong at the Cathedral (17:30 - 18:15)
14:00 - 21:30 (approx.) Leaving from the SU
Thursday 20 December

KPA coffee morning

Free coffee and biscuits for postgraduates - please email for confirmation you're attending.

 11:00 -12:00 KPA Clubhouse
Friday 21 December

Free student Christmas lunch
Christmas buffet lunch in the Refectory. Enjoy a traditional lunch of delicious food, relax and meet others who are staying on campus over the holidays. Family members with a Tier 4 Dependent visa can also come along and there could even be a visit by Santa! Booking is essential so register by 14 December. The link to register will be sent to those declaring that they are staying on campus but the form can also be requested by emailing

12:30 - 14:30 Refectory, Chancellor's
Saturday 22 December  Library pop up gym
Gym equipment will be available to use in the Library (ground floor) over the vacation period. Available 22 December - 31 December. Closed 24 December 2018, 25 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.
Please see opening hours
Sunday 23 December  Holy communion 10:15  Chapel
Sunday 23 December Catholic mass 12:30 Chapel 
Sunday 23 December 

Movie night

Films to be decided on the night! This is an alcohol-free event, with snacks and drinks provided.

18:00 onwards

20:30 onwards

(2 film showings)

Barnes social space
Tuesday 25 December Holy communion 10:15 Chapel
Thursday 27 December Manchester city centre trip
Whether you want to shop in the post Christmas sales, visit the many free museums and art galleries, ice-skate at Deansgate Locks or enjoy the enchanting Ice Village - you can be sure of a fun-filled day! Tickets are only £5 per person and available to buy in advance from the Student Services Centre or pay on the day (subject to space).
9:00 - 18:00 Leaving from the SU car park
 Thursday 27 December

KPA coffee morning

Free coffee and biscuits for postgraduates - please email for confirmation you're attending.

11:00 - 12:00  KPA Clubhouse
Friday 28 December

Walk in the woods

Bring your walking boots and wrap up warm!

14:00 - 16:00 Meet at KPA clubhouse
Sunday 30 December Catholic mass 12:30 Chapel
Friday 4 January 2019 Festive Woodland Walk
Join us for a wintery walk around Keele woods, finishing at the KPA Clubhouse for a free cup of hot chocolate. Open to both staff and students!
14:00 Meet outside the KPA Clubhouse
Sunday 6 January 2019 Holy communion 10:15 Chapel
Sunday 6 January 2019 Catholic mass 12:30 Chapel

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