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Do most first year Archaeology students at York go for main campus area accommodation or is it better to be located in central town area where the Archaeology courses are being taught. Is campus to town walkable daily realistically? is there a cheap bus from campus to town? What residential block is best for Archaeology? Thanks
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Original post by JRW555
Do most first year Archaeology students at York go for main campus area accommodation or is it better to be located in central town area where the Archaeology courses are being taught. Is campus to town walkable daily realistically? is there a cheap bus from campus to town? What residential block is best for Archaeology? Thanks

Most Archaeology students do live on campus first year as its usually cheapest and best socially. Most I know have lived on Campus West. It’s about a 25 minute walk from West into town and for the 66 bus you can buy a pack of 10 trips for £13 or 20 for £26.
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Original post by phh03
Most Archaeology students do live on campus first year as its usually cheapest and best socially. Most I know have lived on Campus West. It’s about a 25 minute walk from West into town and for the 66 bus you can buy a pack of 10 trips for £13 or 20 for £26.

ah great thanks for the info!
Original post by JRW555
ah great thanks for the info!

Fantastic info already! To add to this, it really is up to you where you would like to live versus where your course will be taught. Some modules in Archaeology could be taught at the facilities on Campus West - the PalaeoHub and BioArCh Centre are based there - just as you'll have teaching at King's Manor in the city centre.

I would recommend having a look at our student blogs and vlogs for more info.
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Original post by University of York
Fantastic info already! To add to this, it really is up to you where you would like to live versus where your course will be taught. Some modules in Archaeology could be taught at the facilities on Campus West - the PalaeoHub and BioArCh Centre are based there - just as you'll have teaching at King's Manor in the city centre.
I would recommend having a look at our student blogs and vlogs for more info.

Great thanks for responding.
Just to echo what's already been said since I lived with several archeology students in my first year. The walk to Kings Manor is quite easy (by my standards anyway) but lots of York students cycle too, and there's bus connections. You can always look for housing nearer the city centre for your 2nd and 3rd year, but in my experience the social/college aspect uni accommodation provides is valuable in your 1st year, so don't be put off by the location of your classes. A lot of people actually enjoy having that separation between 'home' and 'work'- same reason why east-based students might live on west, or vice versa.

As for what block to choose? People don't really segregate themselves by subject like at some other unis. I lived in Fairfax (Vanbrugh) which I think was a good 'half way' point between the uni and Kings Manor for archeology students, but anything west campus is walkable
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awesome thanks for the good info

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