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Exploring Egham on a budget
Lifestyle

Exploring Egham on a budget

You don't need lots of money to enjoy the local area, writes Beth Carr Returning to Egham after Christmas you may be short of money and searching for things to do, especially when most activities are getting more and more expensive. However, if you know where to look, Egham and the surrounding area is full of places to explore and spend quality time with friends, or take the opportunity to spend some time alone. Virginia Water Lake Take a short stroll down the A30 and be transported to the grounds of Hogwarts with amazing views at every turn. Virginia Water Lake is the perfect place to picnic with friends or challenge yourself to get fit by walking the 4.5 mile circuit of the lake. Turn left out of the main entrance in front of Founders and cross the road and within 15 minutes you...
‘The Dark and Cold Ages’ at Kingswood 1
News, Opinion

‘The Dark and Cold Ages’ at Kingswood 1

With the end of the Christmas holidays, it is so exciting to be back on campus! You carry those heavy suitcases, craving to get to your warm, cosy room and have a nice, hot, relaxing shower after having travelled (most probably) for hours. How wonderful it is then to find your room cold and the hot water, well, missing. Yes, this is a small part of what Kingswood 1 residents have been experiencing for the 6 weeks! According to an e-mail from Campus Services, during our vacation, the central boilers that service blocks A, B and C suffered a major breakdown, resulting in there being neither heating nor hot water. Since then we regularly receive e-mails, informing us that they are trying to fix it, but it is not easy and we should be patient. However, with the days getting colder, it is no...
News

Heating Nightmare for Kingswood Students

For more than 45 days Kingswood residents suffered from a loss of heating and hot water resulting from an unexpected breakdown in the boilers that serve the accommodation. The breakdown occured on the 24th of December, luckily the majority of students had already left for the Christmas holiday. However, the students who remained, many of whom are international, spending Christmas away from their families, described the incident as a ‘shocking’ and ‘frustrating’ thing to happen. Throughout the Christmas break, the remaining students had to put on their thick clothes to protect from the cold weather. Temperatures at night reached as low as -7 C coating Kingswood in a white frost. As the situation started getting worse, some students were offered a place to live temporarily in one of the m...