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21 Important Things Only University Of York Students Will Understand

Never mess with the geese. Just never ever mess with the geese.

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4. When you first thought about coming to York, you saw a picture of Heslington Hall which made you think that all of it looks likes something like this. / Via

6. You then start admiring this huge WTF 1960s concrete / nuclear mushroom cloud spaceship.

You graduate in it, wearing gowns just as grey as the building itself.

7. Then there's the lake, which you hate when frozen because you want to walk across the ice but can't.

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Why do you want to walk across the lake? Because it would make your commute across campus approximately 400 times quicker. But why shouldn't you walk across the lake? Because if you do you will die horribly.

8. You learn that very few York students are from the North.

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Do you encounter many Yorkshire accents? Not really. Maybe the taxi drivers that take you home at the end of a club night perhaps. Everyone is from Sussex.


16. When you go to the library (which looks like a cheesegrater) you see other people talking to each other instead of studying, you have the confidence to shout...


You then, smugly, tuck into a slightly overpriced pick'n'mix from Your:Shop.

18. There's no point going to a dry nightclub when you can go to one where water starts dripping DOWN THE WALLS.

If you have graduated you should know that it is no longer called Ziggy's.

Gallery is also called Kuda and Toffs has been renamed Tokyo after being called Tru.


21. But Greg Dyke and geese are not as important as this. / Via

Those prawn crackers > any kebab in the world.

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