13 things Uni of York graduates will remember forever

When we’re wrinkly and old these memories will stay with us like a warm York security blanket. Charlotte Wainwright highlights the 13 things Uni of York graduates will always remember.

1) Campus Geese

Constantly having to walk ten minutes out of your way to lectures to avoid the infinite amount of campus geese. These terrifying creatures will forever spark fear in any York graduate.

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2) Willow

Prawn crackers and cheesy disco music. You wouldn’t be a York student if you hadn’t lost your dignity in there are least once.

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3) Concrete Campus

The grey concrete buildings make winter look even more dreary. What were they thinking in the 60s?

The concrete buildings pictured in 1966. The man in the picture, Trevor James, was a fresher in 1966
The concrete buildings pictured in 1966. The man in the picture, Trevor James, was a fresher in 1966
4) The Mystery of Heslington Hall

On every campus brochure, yet rarely entered by students. Heslington Hall will always remain a beautiful enigma.

The mysteries of Heslington Hall
The mysteries of Heslington Hall
5) College Spirit

Becoming instantly best friends with anyone in your college, since it is undoubtedly the best one. Not to mention being constantly prepared to burst into your college chant, at a moment’s notice.

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Derwent College: one of the original colleges on campus
6) The Beautiful City

Going to university in one of the most historic, beautiful cities, means always having something to do. Students are often found chanting spells in the Shambles, the real-life Diagon Alley.

The Shambles? Or Diagon Alley? Hmm...
The Shambles? Or Diagon Alley? Hmm…
7) York’s Pubs

With a pub for pretty much every day of the year, York students are never without options for an after-lecture drink.

8) Heslington East Climate

A surprisingly long distance from Heslington West, the Heslington East campus seems to belong to a different climate. Windy is an understatement.

Heslington East campus: Another climate, another world?
Heslington East campus: Another climate, another world?
9) Nouse v. Vision

The ultimate media battle. Pick your side.

10) Roses

Having to disown any friends you may have once had at Lancaster. Where did all the sports fanatics come from?

University of York Hockey Club at Roses 2013
University of York Hockey Club at Roses 2013
11) York’s Takeaways

From Efes to Vikings, Salt & Pepper to Oki’s, York students have an endless supply of takeaways. After Willow kebab anyone?

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Efes takeaway, York
12) Browns

The best sandwich shop. Period.

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13) Clifford’s Tower

Rolling down Clifford’s Tower is on every student’s bucket list. A staple university experience.

Clifford's Tower: Did you take part in the student rolling contest?
Clifford’s Tower: Did you take part in the student rolling contest?