With Progression Week almost in sight and pumpkin spiced latte back on the menu, it can only mean one thing – Halloween is here! Since coming to University, Halloween is something I’ve grown to love. The main reason for this is that I’ve found so many fun ways to celebrate by myself and with friends. Embracing the scary season means that I have some fun new activities to help shake up my regular routine. Here are a few of my favourite ways to get into the spooky spirit as a student.

Decorate your flat 

I absolutely love walking around the halls on campus and seeing everyone’s decorations hanging up proudly. Whether it’s a bit of skull shaped bunting or some caution tape stuck to the door, being creative with your living space can add to the excitement! Decorating also makes for a nice afternoon with your flat mates. My top tip would be to visit the Poundland by Crowngate Shopping Centre as we managed to get lots of deadly decorations ready for Scarefest!

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Attend Scarefest 

Speaking of Scarefest, this is a great way to get involved with the Halloween activities available on campus. Scarefest is an annual event run by the Student’s Union and Loco Show Co (the society that I’m part of) – this year the event has an American Horror Story Theme! There is Halloween karaoke in the Hangar and Loco put on scarewalks for anyone brave enough to venture over to Woodbury building. A bonus is that it is only £1 entry! If you can’t go this year, I would definitely recommend visiting once during your time at Uni.

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Pumpkin Carving

Carving a pumpkin has become a must when it comes to Halloween traditions. It can be another great way to socialise with your flat mates doing something a little bit different. Pumpkins can also be great bargains – in Asda they are usually only 75p! I will admit that I am not a very artistic person when it comes to carving so I will leave the designing up to you!

Halloween Social 

Society social nights are usually one of the highlights of the week, but the Halloween social is by far the best of the year. It’s a great opportunity to get creative with costumes and have fun with your society. I have found that everyone tends to up their costume making game and go all out for this special event. I love admiring all the awesome outfits. As Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year it is even better! With Progression Week following close after, it is also a good way to let your hair down and reward yourself after a busy half term!

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Halloween Baking 

Finally, if you prefer a more chilled approach to celebrating, why not bake some Halloween goodies for you and your flat mates? These chocolate marshmallows only took me 20 minutes and went down a treat!

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I hope that this blog has given you some ideas and that you enjoy celebrating Halloween with all your university pals.

Meg x

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