There was certainly one this morning in Leeds for the under 25's but I have about £10 to my name until I get paid next week and the train fare would have used that so it wasn't an option. I don't think it's essential, afterall you'll meet people if you attend the course specific tutorials anyway. I read the email about my tutor last night and I couldn't find the "Tutor and Tutorials" link either but i've checked again this morning and it's there along with the tutors details. Izbizzle I see you're from York too, what course are you studying?
Would you pay less for a humanities degree?