Thousands of university students have now descended upon their halls all over the UK.
You may think you know everything about your new uni after researching it to decide if it was the university for you but we have some weird and wonderful facts you just may not have heard.
– The University Of York is famous for its duck population, with a ‘duck density’ league table. One particularly aggressive duck with a red and yellow head has been named ‘Beer Machine’ by students.
– Fry’s chocolate factory that produced the first Easter Egg in the UK in 1873 actually first enabled Bristol University to apply for a Royal Charter.
– Apparently, Senate House at the University of London was never bombed during World War II because Adolf Hitler planned to set up his UK headquarters there.
-Researchers at the University of Warwick have designed and developed a Formula 1 car that is powered by chocolate, steered by carrots and, has bodywork made from potatoes. It can unbelievably still take corners at 125mph.
– During the 19th century, poet Lord Byron kept a tame bear on campus after the University of Cambridge wouldn’t allow him to have a dog. College authorities had no legal arguments as there was no mention of bears in the University statute.
– Brunel University’s architecture was used as a backdrop for the film, A Clockwork Orange.
– All students at the University Of Oxford swear an oath, vowing ‘I hereby undertake not to remove from the library, or to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document, or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the library or kindle therein any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the library; and I promise to obey all rules of the library’
– Students at the University of Leicester were involved in the excavation of Richard III’s remains in 2013.
– University College London was the first to admit female students on the same grounds as men in 1878.
– Led Zeppelin played their first ever gig in the Great Hall at the original Surrey University site in Battersea on Friday 25th October 1968.
– Radiohead played an early show at Sussex University but was apparently booed off stage by unimpressed students.
– The University Of Edinburgh is home to the UK’s oldest student newspaper which was started in 1887.
– A professor from Imperial College London is developing a hangover-free synthetic booze that he says will replace alcohol by 20150.
– Durham University is the first uni in the UK to offer a ‘Harry Potter and the age of Illusion’ module.
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Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.