King’s Fest – an end-of-exam celebration!

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The College of Science and Engineering recently celebrated King’s Fest 2024, its inaugural end-of-exam event.

Held on 24 and 25 May, the festivities took place around the Nucleus Building at King’s Buildings and featured a variety of activities for students and staff.

The College is keen to improve the sense of belonging to The King’s Buildings Campus and wanted to give their students an opportunity to mark the end of the exam period with something fun, so organisers worked with College students through the College Student-Staff Liaison Committee to find out what they wanted, and the idea of King’s Fest was born.

Despite monsoon-like Scottish spring weather on the Friday, attendees enjoyed ice cream, burgers, and hot dogs (vegan options were available too), alongside entertainment such as an inflatable obstacle course and giant lawn games. The Mayfield Bar offered drinks and live music, with volunteer student DJs providing additional entertainment.

Just under 600 students and staff attended the event over the two days and the feedback has been very positive, so the College is already thinking about how to do it again next year, how to make it better – and more resistant to the Scottish weather!