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18 Lessons You Could Only Ever Learn At The University of York

Going to the University of York teaches you a lot more than just what’s on your degree course. You also learn these important things…

1. A lot of info you didn’t want to know about waterfowl. 

Geese in mating season… That is all.

Bill the greylag goose.

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2. How far you can push the term “studious buzz zone”. 

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3. And that “no smoking” doesn’t actually mean no smoking. 

Soz lib police.

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4. How to defend your space in the library. 

Especially if it’s a blue chair. Don’t ever give that up.

Nest for the day in one of the famous blue chairs 🤓 #york #uni #library #essay #comfy #gonnabehereforhours

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5. To never leave your keycard in your room.

Or risk a half-naked, shoeless walk of shame to the porters.

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6. Roses are White. 

Whether we win or lose.

Day 1 is almost over and York remain in the lead! #Roses16 #TeamYork #RosesAreWhite

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7. You learn to avoid town on race days. 

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8. And Nisa before or after lectures. 

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9. Several 2 for 1 Milkybar Kids before clubbing probably aren’t a good idea. 

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10. But going all-out for your Revs photo is. 

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11. You know there’s nothing to do on a Monday*

* You know how to blend in on a YSJ night out.

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12. You’ve learnt how to deal with loss.

RIP Willow, RIP Duchess. Jk never getting over it.

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13. And disappointment. 

When you realise YSJ graduate in the Minster and we get… Central Hall.

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14. You know Wednesdays are for fancy dress. 

And really messy sports socials.

Taking it to the D.floor #york #lastnight #netball

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15. And how to walk in heels on cobbled streets*

* Or just not to wear heels on cobbled streets.

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16. How to scramble with your group to find somewhere to go to after 3am. 

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17. You learn just how much love you can have for a takeaway.

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18. And, most importantly, how many people you can really fit on the back seat of a bus. 

A lot. Just really uncomfortably.

#freshers #mayyyyte

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