Reasons To Join A Sport Society At Uni

As enthusiastic as the idea of practicing a sport at university can be, it could also be as terrifying, due to the fear of reliving the horrible experience of sport classes in school.
Do you need a reason to joining a sport society at the University of Hull? Here are the 3 most beneficial:

YOU MEET NEW PEOPLE

For introverts, finding a group of friends at University can be difficulty hence why university societies and are in place to ease your way to finding people with common interests.

PERSONAL GROWTH

The people you will encounter and the skills you will acquire in whatever sport you choose, will promote personal growth and if you venture outside your comfort zone, chances are you will meet people very different from you.

BOOST YOUR SKILLS

University sport societies are intended to prepare you for the field of work. you will learn to work in a team. This is extremely valuable as most professions, you will have to work in groups with your colleagues. You will have to listen, talk and digest information and ideas. The teamwork skills you learn at a university societies will serve as a foundation for professional growth.

Clubs are an asset to increase personal growth and experience, and can help boost your curriculum and prepare you for a career after college.
What sport do you identify yourself with? 

Find out more: https://hulluniunion.com/sports/teams

Bibliography:

Baldwin, J. (2019). Why you should join a university sports club – even if you hate exercise. [online] the Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/sep/19/why-you-should-join-a-university-sport-team [Accessed 5 Mar. 2019]. 

Top Universities. (2019). Reasons to Join a University Sports Club. [online] Available at: https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/reasons-join-university-sports-club [Accessed 5 Mar. 2019].

Disney-themed entertainment park in London

That's right! ! You are not mistaken!
London is about to have a
Disney-themed entertainment park! !
Please control your inner excitement, because the UK is going to change from United Kingdom to Magical Kingdom!

                   The London Resort

The London Resort. According to the official introduction, the open playground will have theme rides and attractions, and live performances and parades will be held every day (just like every theme park). About 50,000 people visit every day, knowing the hottest The average number of visitors to Disneyland in Paris is only 44,000 per day.

Continuing London's rich literary theatre style, there will also be a theatre with quality performances in London's West End, as well as hotels, bars, restaurants and cinemas of the same artistic style.

The theme park will create more than 20,000 jobs in the area, and can also take advantage of the Thames' potential to create new public routes that inspire the entire region. Seeing the color drawings published on the website, I really can't control my excitement!

How to get there: 17 minutes from St Pancras Station

THE FINEST ALEHOUSE IN THE LAND

Many of Hull’s greatest highlights can be found in the ancient cobbled streets of old town. As with any port city, Hull has a great many fine historical Public Houses. But hidden away at the back of the town center many an unsuspecting traveler have missed these diamonds in the rough. So here’s a quick list of the best places to enjoy a proper pint in the city.

The Minerva

A personal favourite of mine, The Minerva offers one of the most picturesque spots in Hull to sit with friends to drink in the views (and some beverages). Situated at the mouth of the marina, and looking out onto the Humber beyond, this is the ideal location for a pint out in the summer sun.

The Lion and Key

Perhaps one of the best known pubs in Hull, the Lion and Key not only offers a wide selection of real ales, but also a famously good food menu. So if you want a top quality meal and an equally good drink look no further. But take a moment to appreciate the interesting interior decoration.

WM Hawkes

By far the coziest location appearing on this list, Hawkes is just about as traditional as it gets. There is nowhere better for a winter tipple, as the little pub’s character and atmosphere are utterly unrivaled, but get in quick because this quaint little candle lit watering hole is extremely popular.

Let me know your favourite taproom in the comments below. Please Drink responsibly.

 

TOP TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF FRESHERS WEEK

Freshers, the first taste of freedom for many, away from the shackles of school and parents. Countless mistakes will  be made and chaos will ensue. But fear not, share in this wisdom and your first taste of university will no doubt be the best that it can be.

Be Sociable

Get out there, makes some friends, try some new things, take part in the special events. everyone is in the same boat as you, and come deadline season those memories may be the only thing keeping you sane.

 Join A Club

Hull University offers literally hundreds of sports teams and societies, have a go and try something new, expand your horizons (cough, cough, join Lacrosse, cough). Who doesn’t like the idea of touring the country in BUCS leagues  and destroying Russel Group teams on match day  combined with the best social events on offer, culminating of course with TOUR!!!

Attend Your Lectures

Its all well and good having fun, but at the end of the day we are all here to get a degree. Don’t worry the bars aren’t going anywhere.

Look After Yourself

Constant nights out and takeaways will take a heavy toll on both your body and your bank account. Freshers flu will inevitably hit you with a vengeance, best be prepared.

Drink Responsibly

Have a good time but believe me, don’t burn yourself out. Stay safe out there guys.

Did I miss anything? Want to share your Freshers war stories? Leave a comment down below.

CAMP AMERICA; WORK, TEACH AND TRAVEL, A SUMMER YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

Camp America is the best way to spend your summer this year,  you’ll get to fully experience American culture, earn money having fun, and enjoy plenty of time to explore the country. Working as a camp counselor is life changing. Or, if you’d rather, just sit around at your parents’ house all summer waiting for term to start. Be Serious.

Working hard or hardly working, as a camp counselor you teach your passion, be that a particular sport, arts and crafts, music. There is something for everyone, and when you’re not teaching, you’ll be looking after a great bunch of kids so you’ll never get bored. I guarantee that the active outdoors lifestyle will have you feeling better than you have in years and with a much better tan.

The people you work with will come from all walks of life and every corner of the globe. Form close friendships when you cut loose on nights off away from the kids. After the season ends you’ll have plenty of travel companions to explore with.

Aside from receiving a fully paid return flight, food and board while you work at the camp, you will also get time off to spend however you like, and a travel visa that extends weeks after your working contract ends. So explore the States with the friends and money you made over the previous months working in the sun. Don’t miss out, and get yourself to camp this summer.

Have any camp stories? Comment down below.

 

Common flour types in British supermarkets

Many Chinese want to make some dumplings, but they are going to the supermarket to buy flour to make some dumplings, looking at the shelves on the Plain Flour, Self Raising Flour, Strong White Flour... Is it confusing?Let me introduce you to the common types of flour in the UK,and show you which one is used to make dumplings and which one is used to make cakes.
  •                                                            Cake FlourThis kind of flour is suitable for making cake flour with soft texture, such as red velvet cake, black forest, etc.
  •                                                             Plain FlourThis is the simplest flour that can be bought in a British supermarket, only flour, without adding anything else. Like dumpling skin, pit cake skin, noodles, small biscuits are available
  •                                                   Self Raising FlourIf you make a pastry with your own noodles, put it in the oven and bake it and it will swell up. The British will use the self-made powder to make scones or any flour that needs to be fluffy.

3 hidden eateries near Hull uni that you need to try

Are you looking for new restaurants near uni to try? Are you a foodie looking for new dining experiences? Or are you just sick of going to the same old restaurants on loop?

If that is a YES, don’t worry! Here are 3 restaurants that you should  know about that are exciting, unique and delicious!

HOME

Home is a new addition to the local restaurant scene. The small, but cosy restaurant can be found on Beverly Road.

The reason this aptly-named restaurant has made this list is simple: it makes you feel at home. A warm atmosphere is created by a log fire which puts you at ease. Furthermore, the menu changes daily, offering several meat, vegetarian and vegan options.

No.6 Henry Yeast & Son

No.6 is a hidden gem which is located on Newland Avenue. This luxurious and intimate restaurant sets the mood with candles burning in wax-covered bottles and smooth background music.

The menu is also exciting boasting tasty options such as Gressingham duck breast and other items which scream “TREAT YOURSELF”. I also thoroughly recommend their Sunday lunches!

Sunday Lunch at No.6

Zoo Cafe

Zoo is a quirky cafe which serves delicious, vegetarian food and can be found hiding off the beaten track on a side street, near Newland Avenue. Its charming decor and friendly staff make you feel like you’ve been transported elsewhere!

They serve a range of sandwiches, paninis and cooked meals. Their comforting vegetarian chili is a must have.

Which will you try first, let me know in the comments?

The Hull #10YearChallenge (sort of)

“It’s never dull in ‘ull”

I moved to Hull in 2014, which feels like forever ago! For me  it has become a home away from home. However, a lot has changed over the years I have spent here and Hull is a city that is evolving. Let’s look at what’s changed, what’s here to stay and what the future holds for this wonderful city.

The Deep

*NOSTALGIA ALERT*

Way back before Hull celebrated City of Culture in 2017 I arrived in a very different city and many current students won’t remember how the city centre used to look compared to now. It’s safe to say that the City of Culture brought welcomed change to the city despite the orange barriers.

The City of Orange Barriers

Orange barriers aside, the City of Culture sparked developments all over the city, especially in and around Humber Street which saw restaurants open and The C4DI and is now the hippest place in Hull.

Of course, a city is only as good as its people and on this front, Hull delivers. From the classic Hull accent “errrrr nerrrrrr”, to chip spice, the people of Hull are uniquely friendly and charming and have always made me feel welcome in their city so never change hullians!

Eyes to the future…

The City of Culture in 2017 was only the beginning of change here in Hull and I think the city has a lot to look forward to.

What do you think the future holds for Hull?

3 must-go destinations in Northern Italy

Il Bel Paese – The Beautiful Country

Italy is known for its beautiful scenery, the exquisite food and its rich history. Here are 3 places you must visit if you have the chance!

Turin

This bustling city situated in the Piedmont region is great to get lost in and sits close to the French border. Turin, which was the first capital of Italy, is known for its baroque architecture, luscious parks and palazzi. There are multiple attractions around the city which will make you fall in love with it including:

  • Mole Antonellianaan impressive landmark and interactive cinema museum
  • Egyptian Museum – One of the most important collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world (BEWARE OF THE MUMMIES!!)

The Mole Antonelliana (Photo Credit: National Cinema Museum, Turin)

Bergamo

Situated at the foot of the Italian Alps, this beautiful city is special to me as it was my home during my year abroad. Bergamo is split into two parts: The Lower city and Upper city. The lower city is busy and metropolitan with lively bars and stylish shops. Meanwhile, the Upper city is steeped in history with beautiful churches and authentic restaurants which overlook the rest of the city.

Upper City

Lower City

Furthermore, Bergamo has a low-cost airport which makes Bergamo a really easy place to get to and from!

Sermione – Lake Garda

Sermione is a small peninsula which extends into the largest lake in Italy. On this peninsula is a small town which has an abundance of things to do including eating delicious gelato and enjoying captivating views.

Sermione

Have you ever been to Italy and which destination is your favourite?

Explore the Hidden Hull

Hull is not the home for museums but also for the astonishing sights, deliberate traditional coffee shops and pubs, the old 19th century periodical buildings but to the amazing hull old town, marina and the fish trail map.

English Breakfast at Thieving Harry’s Hull Marina.

The hull old town is a hidden treasure not only a home for museums but the place to experience amazing sights to see, from the traditional coffee shops, pubs and the amazing 19th-century buildings to the fish trail map. I first experience the full English breakfast at Thieving Harry’s the nice and stunning views coffee shop in hull marina. The experience was amazing it was a nice sunny day, with the fresh wind from the hull river I ordered breakfast with cappuccino and I have amused with the taste and the environment it was spontaneous.

Me trying first time the English Breakfast it was just amazing.

The foreshore is amazing view point to sight the amazing river Humber and the stunning Humber Bridge. It is situated in front of Humber Bridge country park on the edge of River Humber it also the start of Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail. It is an excellent place to walk with nice picnic areas and adjacent car park.

Sunset at Foreshore with stunning view of Humber Bridge.

The Foreshore is about 10 minutes’ drive from the hull city center the perfect time to enjoy is the sunset. The day I visit was a bit rough but spending time and seeing the amazing sunset sight with the stunning view of Humber Bridge faded away all the worries and I felt so amazing and fresh.

I will recommend it to everyone.

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