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Top things to do in your Host city this spring
If you’ve been bundled up in your room for the last few months, waiting for the weather to change and for your bank balance to stray a little further into the green – but with Spring on the way, it’s time to bring out those lighter clothes (but maybe still bring your umbrella) and explore all the wonder that your Host city has to offer.
Events at your Student Union
Student Unions do more than just represent students. There will be scheduled socials, pub trips and game nights throughout the year. Contact your student union or pop in yourself. You can even suggest events for them to put together.
Get out and explore the greenery this spring
Green spaces are so important for our health. Luckily for us, most cities have had success with making sure there are plenty of parks, playgrounds and residential greenery for us to enjoy. Lots of cities have hiking trails with some satisfying views. Join a local Facebook group that plan hikes in your area.
Spring into the local Museum and Art centres
Endless fun, entertainment and culture. And most of the time it’s free. These places are full of things for you to do, to enjoy on your own or with friends. Most exhibits cycle through the calendar year and may even be relevant to your course. It can’t hurt to find out more about the history of your student city.
Make new friends at your local
Every uni town has a student local. That is local pub or bar that students find themselves calling their second home. What’s great about visiting your local is that most other students are there for the same reasons you are – to relax after a long day at uni, have a few drinks and socialise.
Most pubs have student nights and pub quizzes that you can get involved with. Don’t think about it too much, just show up and see where the night takes you.
Start playing a sport this Spring
If you need a little encouragement with exercising but hate the gym – consider joining a local sport team this spring. Most universities will have teams that you can join, from football to rowing, or even Korfball (it’s Dutch). Joining a sport team is a great way to meet new people.
Spring Food Festivals
Everyone loves food. And food festivals kick off in the spring. They are the best place to check out some of the best vendors and restaurants a city has to offer. Find local festival information on your local tourist website.
Escape room or laser tag
This is a great one to bring a big group of friends along for. Most activities last between 30 minutes to an hour. Don’t forget to ask about student discounts – as some will have them.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Moving in weekends have started across all our Host properties in the UK and Ireland. And we get it can be an anxious time so to help you settle in here are our top tips
Move in day can feel stressful, but the main thing is that once it’s over and you’re in your new room – the fun can begin. We have a look at what the day will be like for thousands of students across the UK and Ireland.