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Stay connected this winter

Blue background with snowflakes across the image. Text in the centre reads: King's Winter Buddies and Global Lounge: 10.00 - 14.00, 20 and 21 December, King's Wellness Centre, Waterloo Campus

Whether you are staying on campus over the holidays or want to connect with other students over the break, the King’s Global Lounge and our Winter Buddies events will do just that for you.

Find out below and how you can stay connected with the King’s community over the winter break.

What are Winter Buddies?

The King's Winter Buddy Scheme is an opportunity for all students to make an informal, social connection with others outside of your course over the winter break. It's simple - you opt in and we'll help you form a group of 3-4 students with similar interests - then it's up to you to decide what you would like to do and how to connect!

There's also an option to join a virtual-only group; please indicate that on the form and we will try our best to find other like-minded peers for you to connect with online, wherever you are in the world.

Sign up to take part in the Winter Buddy Scheme by 10.00, Monday 19 December.

What happens next?

Check your King’s email from midday Monday 19 December for an email introducing you to your new 'Winter Buddies', along with further information about meeting safely in London or online, plus ideas of conversation starters and things to do together.

Once you've 'e-met' your group, you'll have an opportunity to meet on either the 20 or 21 December at the annual Global Lounge.

The Student Wellbeing team will be there providing festive hot drinks and snacks, alongside other wellbeing activities to get you in the holiday spirit.

Any questions, please email You can also visit for more information on our King’s support services.

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Global Lounge: Festive activities and freebies

Global Lounge events will have a collection of festive activities and freebies, where you’ll have the chance to meet new people, hopefully make some new friends and feel part of the King’s community during the Winter Break.

Global Lounge will take place from 10.00 – 14.00, Tuesday 20 December and Wednesday 21 December at the Wellness Centre at King’s Sport on the Waterloo Campus.

There's no need to sign up – just show up on the day.

ResiLife events over the winter break

Are you staying in King’s residencies over the winter break? King’s Residences will be hosting a variety of ResiLife events for residents to enjoy. 

From Movies & Munchies to a walk around the Southbank Christmas market and a pre New Year's Eve celebration, ResiLife can help you to stay connected this winter. 

Find out more and sign up for events here, make sure to stay connected with King’s residencies through Instagram (@kingsresilife) and Twitter (@KingsResidences)

What support & activities are there over the winter break?

Head to Student Services Online for a detailed overview of the ways we’re here to support you during the winter break, along with information on activities if you are staying in London.