YSJ Freshers 17 | The BIG Selfie Hunt!

YSJ Freshers 17 | The BIG Selfie Hunt!

The YSJSU Freshers Selfie Hunt is quickly becoming a staple of our Freshers Week, and is the perfect way to go and explore your brand new city, as well potentially winning some great prizes!

All you need to do is grab your new pals, your smartphone, use the hashtag #YSJFreshers17 and take some selfies…

Just to get you in the zone, THROWBACK!!!


Here are your locations >>

Location 1

So we are going to start you off nice and easy, and help you help yourself. The likelihood is you need some caffeine, or maybe a bite to eat, so head straight off to the nearest supermarket to your accommodation site and show us a selfie!

Location 2

It’s time to see if you can remember your way back to campus. As your home for the next three years, you need to work out the quickest way over to ensure you get to your lectures! Head straight down, and grab a selfie in front of the Holgate reception desk, your one stop shop for help at YSJ

Location 3

Time to head into our beautiful city! We love York, and we know you will as well, so it’s time to get to know it! First stop, our beloved Minster! You can’t miss it, and in three years’ time you and your classmates will be graduating out in front. Grab and selfie, and if you’re feeling adventurous head to the very top for the best view of York going!

Location 4

Now for shopping! You don’t want to be blasting through your entire loan straight away, but you do need to know where your local shops are, as well as your bank! So for the next selfie, find your local bank branch and grab a pic so you know where to go if cash is running low!

Location 5

Time for another York staple, and something very British, Betty’s Tea Rooms! A tourist hotspot, and the place for an afternoon tea, Betty’s is the perfect place to encourage your parents to take you next time they visit!

Location 6

One thing which we in York are strangely proud of is the river. A great spot for an morning stroll, some outdoor study or the setting for an evening drink, we love it, and the best view is straight off the famous Lendal Bridge.

Location 7

No tour would be complete without a visit to Clifford’s Tower. One of York’s great sites, and just past one of our three official nightclubs, Kuda, it’s another great York spot, and perfect for a top of the mound selfie!

Location 8

Now it’s time for York’s most famous shopping street, and the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, The Shambles. Home to some fantastic architecture and some great boutique shops, it’s definitely a spot to visit, and another perfect selfie spot!

Location 9

Nearly time to head back to campus, but first, let’s take a trip to Museum Gardens. Home to a great museum, the famous ruins and right next to York library, as well as the perfect spot to do some afternoon outdoor study, it’s definitely one to visit.

Location 10

Last but not least, it’s back to campus, and the final selfie inside one of our Zorb footballs! You and your selfie squad can get placed inside a giant ball of air and bounce each other around all whilst trying to score the winning ball! Finally, head over to the YSJSU Vintage Fair and grab some classic clobber

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