On 12 February the transition into the Year of the Ox begins and normally a Chinese New Year lunch would be held at the University’s East Midlands campus to celebrate the day. Whilst we cannot celebrate together this year, the University still has some activities planned that you can do from home.
LU Arts is hosting a Chinese ink painting workshop for students as part of the Happy Mondays programme on 8 February. This gives you the chance to learn how to create your own painting in a traditional Chinese style. You can book your place for the free workshop here.
Those on campus will be able to purchase Chinese cuisine at the EHB Grill and Elvyn Dining Hall.
You can also take part in the Chinese tradition of bringing luck to your home. The Chinese character Fu（福）means ‘fortune’ or ‘good luck’ and many hang this character upside down on their door or window, inviting good fortune into their homes. You can search online for signs to print out or you can get crafty and make your own.
Creative and Print Services has also created a Chinese New Year background which will be available to use on Teams on 12 February. When you are setting up your video and audio settings before joining a meeting, select ‘Background Filters’ which is below the video image and the Chinese New Year background will be an option.
More information on the Staff support groups is available here.