Happy Halloween

Wondering what to do in Lancaster This Halloween?

Happy Halloween Unipad Students
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Sugarhouse of Horrors.
Your favourite SU nightclub is set to host a Halloween spectacular! Think Halloween costumes, disturbing décor, live performers and spooky surprises on the night.
When: 10:30pm–4am, Wednesday 31st October
Where: Sugarhouse, Lancaster city centre

Frankenreads.
Looking for something different? Join an all-day live reading of Mary Shelley’s famous gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’. Participants will read the novel aloud from 9am-8pm as part of an international ‘Frankenreads’ initiative to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. There is an open invitation to join in the event, dress up, bring Frankenstein-related bakes and cakes and be prepared to read and listen to others reading.
When: 9am–8pm, Wednesday 31st October
Where: Student Mixing Bay (room B117), English Literature and Creative Writing department, County Main

Around the City of Lancaster.
There’s lots happening in the city, from a Spooktacula Ghost Cruise along the canal and a Witchcraft Guided Walk, to a Halloween Party at Lancaster Castle and family activities at Salt Ayre. Head to the Visit Lancaster website to find more details
When: Various
Where: Various

Whatever you do this Halloween, Remember to stay safe and respect your fellow neighbours by keeping Noise to a Minimum

All information sourced and shared by Unipad Student Housing & Accommodation in Lancaster.

Students Guide To Cooking

So, you have started back at university this year?

You’ve probably bought the cook books, packed your bags and even popped along to Ikea for some last minute cooking essentials – but did you remember to learn to cook???
If your skills in the kitchen leave a lot to be desired then fear not; Over the next few weeks “Unipad Luxury Student Homes Lancaster”, will come up with a few favourite student basics that will see you through your term and beyond, as well as saving you money!

Meal Plan 1: Pasta Bake
Pasta Bake

Gnocchi & tomato bake

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins:
Easy to make.
Serves 4.

A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours:
Freezable.
Vegetarian.

Nutrition: per serving:
kcal 285.
fat 7g.
saturates 3g.
carbs 50g.
sugars 8g.
fibre 4g.
protein 10g.
salt 1.64g.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil.
1 onion, chopped.
1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped.
1 garlic clove, crushed.
400g can chopped tomatoes.
500g pack gnocchi.
Handful basil leaves, torn.
Half a 125g ball mozzarella, torn into chunks.

Method:
1. Heat grill to high. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan, and then soften 1 chopped onion and 1 finely chopped red pepper for 5 mins.
2. Stir in 1 crushed garlic clove, fry for 1 min, tip in 400g chopped tomatoes and 500g gnocchi, then bring to a simmer.
3. Bubble for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the gnocchi is soft and the sauce has thickened.
4. Season, stir through a handful of torn basil leaves, then transfer into a large ovenproof dish.
5. Scatter with torn chunks of half a 125g mozzarella ball, then grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Gather your housemates or friends around the table (or sofa) and enjoy!

All information sourced and shared by Unipad Student Housing Lancaster.