Understandably when you move to a new city as a student, things can be pretty intimidating. What can be even more intimidating is if you identify yourself within the LGTBQ+ community and yearn for those safe havens where you can take away the shell and be your pure self. Now, for some, York might not … Continue reading City Guide – LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces in York
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Shopping ethically in York
Hi, I’m Anjali and I’m a final year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student from Manchester! Read my blog to find out the best places to shop ethically in York.
All Things Asian: Food and Shopping in York
York is a small city but that doesn’t mean you cannot get your favourite Asian essentials! Here are some of my favourite places to get Asian food and shopping: Hong Kong Restaurant To all the Hong Kong students out there, Upper River Restaurant (上水站) is the one that is not to be missed! Upper River … Continue reading All Things Asian: Food and Shopping in York
Exploring the city of York!
There is so much to do when exploring the city of York, and that can make it tricky to decide where to start. It’s a place that I genuinely love, and hopefully this jam-packed week plan will give you a few ideas that’ll help you fall in love with the city too! Monday It’s your … Continue reading Exploring the city of York!
A taster of food in York
Whenever I go into York’s city centre, I always pick a place to eat before I leave campus. Why? Because York is a foodie’s paradise, and it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by all the amazing options. From cheap eats to great bakeries to upscale restaurants, there’s food in York for every occasion. The good … Continue reading A taster of food in York
A Magical York Christmas
Christmas at #York is utterly magical. Between the twinkling lights and the infamous Christmas markets, even the Grinch would be feeling #festive! 🎁 With many events taking place, such as @uycu_ ‘s ‘Carols at the Minster’, and @uoyhistorysoc ‘s Winter Formal, Christmas is all around you! Even just taking a stroll through the Christmas markets, or the Kirkgate Christmas Tale Street at @yorkcastlemuseum, you can’t help but smile!🎄 Not only picturesque, the atmosphere in York during the Christmas period is super wholesome! Beautifully decorated #Christmas trees and delicious food stalls fill the streets, attracting visitors from all over the world. The air is full of happiness, and the smell of doughnuts- although I don’t know which is better!🍩 So, grab a Baileys hot chocolate and take a ride on the carousel…🎠 I promise you won’t regret it! Or just spend the afternoon inside decorating your house in #Christmassy pyjamas! The opportunities are endless. York is the place to be during the winter months. My only advice would be to make sure you bring a bobble-hat and gloves🧤, it’s pretty cold up north! However, enduring the north-pole like conditions is 100% #worthit to experience a York Christmas! ✨
The ’12’ Days of Christmas
Starting at University When I started at the University of York, I didn’t realise quite how much of an impact it was going to have. I went into it with an open mind, but didn’t want to get my hopes up, knowing that there would be many challenges to overcome. Before I left, my parents … Continue reading The ’12’ Days of Christmas
City Guide: Experience York as a Viking
York, or should I say Jórvík, has a vivid history as a Viking city. York still carries traces of its past as a bustling Viking city and it is a big part of the city’s identity. Keep on reading for ideas on how you can experience the vivid past of Jórvík. Visit the Jorvik Viking … Continue reading City Guide: Experience York as a Viking
Wheelchair Accessible Places to Visit in York
Before I start, I feel it is important to introduce myself. I’m Amy, I’ve just finished my final year studying Archaeology and Heritage here at York and I’ll soon be starting my Masters in Cultural Heritage Management. I‘m disabled, I have a genetic condition called hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I’d like to make it clear … Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Places to Visit in York
Non-alcoholic activities to do in and around York
When you hear the words “university student” one of your first associations will be ‘binge drinking’. Both movies and television have long portrayed uni students to be chaotic, young adults ‘obsessed’ with their newfound freedom to go….WILD. What pop culture fails to take into consideration is that not everyone drinks. But if that’s the case, … Continue reading Non-alcoholic activities to do in and around York