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5 Ways to Get The Best Out of Your Campus Life

When you think about what the university is like, ‘boring’ is not likely to come to mind! Here are five tips to help you get the most out of campus life at Hull University.

◆ Work hard in a wonderful library

Brynmor Jones Library

Brynmor Jones Library was refurbished in 2014. It provides a flexible, adaptable, and hi-tech learning, teaching, and research environment that meets the needs of all users. Why not choose to spend time in this wonderful library instead of sleeping in your room?

→  Getting the most out of your library

 

◆ Learn something new from Art Collection

Art Collection

There is a small, but impressive Art collection in the Brynmor Jones Library, consisting mainly of paintings. Because Hull is this year’s ‘City of Culture’, a lot of exhibitions will come through the library, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see them!

→  Art Collection

 

◆ Hang out in the campus coffee shop

Arts Cafe

Arts Café is a new coffee shop on campus. Feeling Hungry? You can choose from a range of artisan sandwiches or coffees here. It is a good place to get some work done, people-watch, or just hang out.

→  Where to Eat in Hull University

 

 ◆ Participate in student organizations

Basketball Game

Join a student organization is a good way to meet new friends and get a break from your studies. There are different club for you choose, basketball, football, yoga and so on.

→  Student Event Information

 

◆ Enjoy weekend in Asylum

Asylum

Asylum is a great place for students; you can dance and enjoy live music with your friends, so why not make the most of your weekend?

→  Asylum Facebook

Picture by Rongling Zhang

Top 5 Film Inspire You To Travel

Nothing will give me more excited than a good travel film. It give you the inspiration and the motivation to a new destination. Here is my personal list of top 5 travel movies. Which ones are your favorites?

 The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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Iceland

Walter Mitty, a longtime magazine employee goes to Greenland and Iceland to search the lost photo of final and historical magazine cover. In this movie, you can how the majestic views in Iceland and I think you also want to the places visited by Mitty.

Midnight in Paris

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Paris

Owen Wilson walking around Paris and going back to the 1920s Paris in everyday at midnight. How Paris charming in 1920s! Do you want to go to Paris to see it?

Before Sunrise

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Tram

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe and they only one night together in Vienna. On the road, you will meet someone very special, one day can feel like a lifetime. Come to Vienna to experience the romantic story.

Into the Wild

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Road trip in Casablanca

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe and they only one night together in Vienna. On the road, you will meet someone very special, one day can feel like a lifetime. Come to Vienna to experience the romantic story.

Secret

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Nice day in Taiwan

 

A love story happened in Taiwan. If you are a big fan of Jan Chou, you cannot miss this destination for your travel list!

Film photograph: Douban.com

GIF Picture: Rongling Zhang

Iceland -The Land of Fire and Ice

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Eat Pray Love

I am a travel addict and a lover of adventure. I yearn to see the world and experience different cultures. During my last Christmas holiday, I travelled to Iceland – the land of fire and ice – so called because of its glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs.

First time to see the snow.

During the winter, the entire country is blanketed with snow, creating a beautiful, serene vista like something out of a film.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland is a must-visit destination. It is one of Iceland’s natural crown jewels, and the local people have taken to calling the black beach nearby “Diamond Beach”,since the ice crystals strewn across it glisten like diamonds in the sunlight.

Gullfoss waterfall


Gullfoss waterfall
 literally means ‘Golden waterfall’ and, most agree that it’s the most breath-taking in the country.

Geysir

Geysir is also a popular destination for tourists, who often visit on their way to Gullfoss. The geyser launches a staggering volume of hot water up to 20 meters skyward every ten minutes, making it a sight to behold.

Icelandic horses.

The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of smallish horses which love interacting with people, and are extremely popular with tourists who see them as cute. Why not enjoy a different riding experience with Icelandic horses?

City view of Reykjavik.

Even though Iceland is covered in white snow for much of the year, its cities are very colorful – looking like paintings. Most Icelanders are very respectful of nature and protect their natural resources; preserving Iceland’s beauty

Picture&Video by Rongling Zhang