Well, there you are. I mean, really, christmas and easter, as I'd be planning on only going home for about two weeks in each one. (And in summer maybe a month or so...)
i think it depends on the university, some let you stay in halls for the duration of your (3)terms while others expect you to move out on holidays and such.
I've found that around 5%-10% of the student population stay here permanently, with others staying for more and more time each year. Christmas/New Year, Easter and Summer are always fairly quiet, but you're never alone.
it seems to be a fair number stay for at least some of the hols, depends on the quality of their homelife, what there is at uni for them, and how near/far they are from uni
also forgein students sometimes find they have to stay to work to pay for the rent
Its not just the foreign students who stay to work - I've done that too!
I went home at both xmas (I went on holiday) and easter (my halls kicked me out for a book binders conference) but now im in a private house with a 12 month let i intend to stay here and work.
there are always quite a few people around, so its not too bad!
I usually go home, But wouldn't mind stay over holidays now and again. Some of my friends do but most go home.
my accomodation has a 40 week contract does that mean i get to stay the holidays or not...
its mainly so i dont have to move all my stuff out at christmas and easter...
40 weeks should cover you for the holidays so you won't have to move your stuff out
Most people tended to stay for a few days at the beginning and end of each term and a few people who had jobs in Bristol stayed for the whole time, but it depends on your uni, as others have said.