What people are saying
‘The Commonwealth and International Student Christmas at Cumberland Lodge was a superb opportunity to mix with vibrant, engaging students from a myriad of nations across the globe, where discussion flowed freely in an atmosphere of openness and mutual interest.’
‘I have attended several international conferences and retreats before but I can safely say that this is the best one ever! Christmas at Cumberland Lodge is an event that celebrates the spirit of Christmas, nurtures friendship and allows you to introspect on several critical issues.’
‘I arrived alone and left with many incredible friends from around the world.’
‘The environment is very much peaceful and inclusive. A very welcoming place.’
‘I met so many beautiful people from all around, and really connected well with all of them. The board game night was an amazing social event, I loved the whole experience.’
‘[…] everyone was so easy to talk to. Even if I didn’t know anyone, it was easy to approach people […] It was so far the best thing that I´ve experienced so far within my exchange semester in the UK.’
There are two ticket options this year, both of which include accommodation in one of our individually designed, historic rooms, plus all meals and the full programme of events and activities:
- £85 – single accommodation
- £65 – shared accommodation
We are pleased to be able to provide six travel bursaries, each worth up to £60, to help students with limited financial means to attend.
To apply for a bursary, please download the application from the 'Downloads' box on this webpage, and email it to us at: email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to attend?
If you are a student from a Commonwealth or overseas country, currently enrolled at a university in the UK, at undergraduate or postgraduate/PhD level, you are most welcome to attend this conference. We are unable to accept bookings from students based at universities outside of the UK.
Can my ticket be refunded?
If you are unable to attend the confernece due to unforeseen circumstances, we can offer a refund up to two weeks before the event (Wednesday 4 December 2018). After that date we will not be able to offer refunds, but you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another student. Please let us know if you would like to try that.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?
There is ample free parking on site at Cumberland Lodge. The nearest mainline train station is Egham, which is on the London Waterloo - Reading train line.
Full travel directions for Cumberland Lodge can be found here.
How can I contact the organiser?
If you have any questions about his conference, please email Ethan Coombridge, Programme Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org