Stay connected over Winter with your Welfare Officer



With the longer nights and chilly weather, it's all too easy to lock yourself away and count down to the end of term but one of your Student Reps has been working hard to bring people together to try new things, support each other and make the most of what the city has to offer throughout December.

Your Welfare Officer, Daniella Marley, has devised the Winter Buddies Scheme which is a great opportunity to make new friends and get out and about around Plymouth.

The programme of events has already seen successful trips around the city to Royal William Yard to do some Christmas shopping and visit the Craft Market as well as to the Barbican to watch the lights switch on over the weekend.


But the best news is that there's plenty left to come, including:

  • Ice skating at the Pavilions,
  • Laser tag,
  • Movie days,
  • Coffee and brunch meet-ups,
  • Craft markets,
  • Bowling,
  • Christmas dinner,
  • Visits to The Box
  • Virtual games nights and meetups.




"As it gets to winter and the colder months, I felt that it was important to bring students together to support each other, meet new people, explore new places and stay busy over the holidays.


These events are for people who suffer with seasonal depression, for students who may feel isolated in the city over Christmas, or for anyone who just wants to have some fun! We have a mixture of in person and online events, lots of opportunities for sober meet ups, and I’m making sure that all the events are affordable or free.


Students can come along to as little or as much as they like and the winter buddies program aims to be a safe and inclusive space for all.


All the events can be found in the Connect Over Winter Facebook group, the events page of the SU website, or under the Welfare Officer Manifesto on the SU website!"

- Daniella Marley, Welfare Officer



Find out more about Daniella and her role as the Welfare Officer at UPSU


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