I am second year student on the BSc Film and Television Production course at the University of York. I’m a member of Langwith College and in my first year at York, I lived in halls on the Heslington East Campus.
One of my favourite things about York and studying here is the music scene. York is famous for its pubs and bars (they say it’s home to more pubs than days of the year!), and loads of them offer live music nights and events. If you’re up for putting yourself out there, there are tonnes of open mic opportunities within campus bars and city venues, though if you’re faint-hearted like me, they can just be a really nice atmosphere to support friends or have a more chilled-out night.
If acoustic isn’t really your thing, York isn’t a stranger to bigger concerts and gigs. Club Fibbers currently offers a live student music night a week, and The Duchess and Nevermind are known places to see up and coming (and more recognisable) artists. There’s a really strong busking culture in York and often you’ll discover that the band you thought were great on the street, are even better on the stage.
But if the music acts in York still aren’t enough for you, it’s easy to zip on a train and find yourself in a stadium. Trains to Sheffield are ~45 minutes and on a good day, trips to Leeds can only be a 10 minute ride. In my first year at York I adored the experience of visiting different cities within Yorkshire and going to different gigs, and I hope I continue to throughout my degree.
In my next blog I’ll be discussing more about college life at York (Langwith being the best college by far of course!).