Welcome to York – Handy tips for Welcome Week
Welcome to the University of York! We at the GSA want to help you have the best start to your time here with our Welcome Week. To help you, here are a few handy tips:
- If you haven’t purchased a Welcome Week wristband but would like to go on the City Bar Crawl you must purchase a single event wristband from the GSA Office in Vanbrugh College on Thursday 21st September between 10am-4pm. You can only purchase a single event wristband on the day of the event. If you have any issues with this please email email@example.com
- Bring cash along for the events as certain places do not take card payments on campus. However, you can download the YOYO app (click here for more info) which lets you pay for your food, drink and shop stuff on your phone at YUSU (Student Union) owned bars. Brining cash will also help queues go quicker!
- The 66a bus does not go to the train station – plan ahead if you need to get a train
- Download the First bus app as google maps is not always correct
- On Thursday, the bar crawl will start at the Shambles Market where you can enjoy a fine variety of foodstuffs to line your stomach, click here to see what’s on offer
- Get your washing card ASAP (if you live on campus)
- Attend your fire safety talk as soon as possible as you may receive a fine otherwise
- Be prepared to queue for certain events – but they will move quickly!
- Get yourself into York city centre when you have time and start to learn where things are – try some chocolate from the chocolate shop in the shambles
- At the Info fair (Tuesday 19th September), pick up taxi numbers as you never know when you will need one
- Don’t forget the swing dance lesson on Friday ahead of our Swing night! 3:30pm in Hendrix Hall (Next to the Courtyard Bar)
- Wednesday is college night which will mean your college will contact you about the evening plan – Wentworth (the PG College) is having a Funk and Soul night
- Take advantage of the Give It A Go events; they’re a great way to meet new people and try something you might not have ever done before
- Ceilidhs are very sweaty – be prepared and warned
- The GSA and Welcome Week helpers will be in blue and yellow T-Shirts and are friendly and willing to help
If you have any questions or concerns throughout the week, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!