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As a university student, there are some things that you just can’t avoid. Last minute panic-fuelled essay writing, sleeping through the alarm you set for your 9am lecture and above all, arguing with your housemates.

So you’ve made it through to 2018. All the Christmas and New Years decorations are gone from the shops. But only because they’ve been replaced by… Valentine’s Day decorations. If you haven’t already planned something. Worry not, here are some great things to do in Canterbury on Valentine’s Day!

At university, one of the best feelings is being able to go home for Christmas to relax; no responsibilities, not having to cook your own dinner and ignoring all of your mounting work until the last minute. However, some can’t go home - international students that are too strapped for cash to afford a plane ticket home, students that have jobs outside of university who need to work through the holiday to earn money, students that don’t have anyone to spend Christmas with.

For whatever reason, not everyone goes home, and that can make Christmas a pretty lonely time of year. With both the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University giving their collective students roughly a month’s holiday, that’s a lot of time to fill. But worry not, here are some things you can do to actually enjoy Christmas at university.