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Holiday lunch

Enjoying food and music together at the Holiday Lunch

Published on 11-01-2024
Each year, Facility Services organises a free lunch on 26 December. This is intended for students and staff who are unable to be with their families, feel lonely or simply enjoy spending 26 December with their colleagues. This year’s lunch took place for the second time in the Wibaut Building (a location of the AUAS). It was better than ever!
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In November and December, we invited students and staff through newsletters and social media, as well as personally through confidential advisers and student counsellors. Like last year, there was plenty of interest. More than 500 people signed up.

Many people attended on their own and knew nobody else there. It was wonderful to see people mingling and having a laugh together at the communal tables.

A groovy bingo and making pictures together

We rounded off the afternoon with a groovy game of music bingo. The attendees formed pairs who had to complete a bingo card with a number of songs on it. There were several great prizes for the winners, such as board games and cinema tickets. Students also had the opportunity to take a photo together in a photobooth.

View the pictures here of the holiday lunch 2023External link

All in all, it was a triumphant afternoon! Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this such a resounding success.

This was the fifth time Facility Services organised a lunch on 26 December for AUAS and UvA students and staff. This year’s lunch was organised by Pieter Mendelts, Guido Meijer, André Posthumus, Jasmijn Ritmeester and Carina van Uffelen. If you have any questions, you can send us an email at holidaylunch-fs@hva.nlExternal link.