Christmas is just around the corner and to help you get in the seasonal spirit, we have teamed up with Here For U and arranged another festive and fun-packed ’12 Days of Christmas’ with prizes, activities and offers galore!

So wear your favourite Christmas jumper, eat a mince pie and get involved with our amazing line-up below.

Day 1 (Thursday, 30 November)

On the first day of Christmas, your Students’ Union gave to you … the chance to win awesome prizes – and we mean awesome prizes – by locating golden envelopes we’ve hidden around campus. Head to our & Here For U's social media channels for clues on how to find them.

Twitter: @LeicesterUnion

Facebook: @StudentsUnion

Instagram: @leicesterunion

HereForU Twitter: @HereForULeics

HereForU Instagram: @hereforuleics

Day 2 (Friday, 1 December)

On the second day of Christmas, find a sticker on the bottom of your Starbucks cup to win a prize. Your Festive Favourites have returned - Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Fudge Hot Chocolate and new Festive Cold Brew with orange and cranberries. 

Day 3 (Monday, 4 December)

On the third day of Christmas, enjoy a range of festive food served in the University’s food outlets. Head to @HereForULeics for more information and to see our range of offers we have around campus.

Day 4 (Tuesday, 5 December)

On the fourth day of Christmas, send a personalised postcard home. Have your photo taken by our photographer in the Square and you will receive a personalised postcard to give to your loved ones.

Day 5 (Wednesday, 6 December)

On the fifth day of Christmas, get crafty and savvy at the same time by making sustainable decorations. From wreath-making, tree decorations and homemade wrapping paper, head to Queen’s Hall from 12.30pm to get involved for free.

Day 6 (Thursday, 7 December)

On the sixth day of Christmas, get your skates on and enjoy the festivities on offer as part of Christmas on Campus 

Over three days (Thursday – Saturday, 10-8pm), campus will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with twinkly fairy lights, carols, market stands, ice rink and even a carousel. 

Enactus’s Christmas Market will include craft stalls, bottled beer as well as a range of hot festive food and mulled wine.

Day 7 (Friday, 8 December)

On the seventh day of Christmas, as well as another day of campus activities, it’s our own Christmas Jumper Day! You can join us in decorating cupcakes in Queen's Hall Foyer or if you want to go a step further and channel your inner Mary Berry, enter a home-baked festive cake to the Great Christmas Bake Off, for the chance to win a prize. Entry details and criteria here

Tag @LeicesterUnion & @HereforULeics in your jumper selfies and you could win a limited edition University jumper from the SHOP!

Day 8 (Monday, 11 December)

On the eighth day of Christmas, give something back to those who need it most by getting involved in our charity day. There will be a range of activities going on in and around the Percy Gee building so spare your loose change for a fantastic cause.

Day 9 (Tuesday, 12 December)

On the ninth day of Christmas, sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite festive films in the Training Room from 10 - 4pm. Free snacks will be provided – so there’s no better way to feel festive than watching a middle-aged Will Ferrell dressed as an elf!

Day 10  (Wednesday, 13 December)

On the tenth day of Christmas, earn big and receive 10x loyalty points when you spend on campus using your UPay Chilli card

Day 11 (Thursday, 14 December)

On the penultimate day of our 12 Days of Christmas campaign, our musical groups will be popping up in the square to provide bursts of festive music to seal the deal on that Christmas mood.

Day 12 (Friday, 15 December)

Hate wrapping presents? For those of you still on campus on the last day of our Christmas campaign, get your gifts wrapped by our talented staff at one of two ‘wrapping stations’ in the Percy Gee Square. All for the cost of a small charity donation – everyone’s a winner!