Lydia Watt

Lydia Watt
York University


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‘Battling with bulimia and mental health issues whilst at uni is much harder than the degree itself’

Second year Lauren Cole talks about her experience and the importance of speaking out about mental health

We want to hear your experience of mental health issues since you started at York

Tell us your story

Uber has been banned in York

Uber’s licence in York is set to expire on Christmas Eve

Your guide to fitting in perfectly at York’s edgiest ‘underground’ nights

Cue original joke about wearing vintage sports brands x

All the weird things York students do without even realising they’re weird

Sitting in the Tiki van with your pals like it’s the most normal thing in the world

Meet the student who’s customized trainers for 50 Cent, Rick Ross and Jason Derulo

He’s got over a million followers and was featured in Forbes’ top 15 Instagram influencers

How to dress for Big D 2017

No, it’s not funny to come as Donald Trump

York Minster is the 110th most Instagrammed place in the world

#York #Minster #SunnyDays #Architecture #Gothic #History

Every single person you will see at Après on your uni ski trip

“Tils, make sure you get one of me and Esme dancing on the table!”

Lethal Bizzle announced as first Big D Headliner

Wait and see if he will be arriving in his Italian whip…

Move over Beth Cash, here’s the only YUSU election campaign video worth watching this year

#JensWeCan #DuckSayQuack

BlackBox launch the opening of their new record label in York

They will be hosting a launch party this Friday at Fibbers

Do You Mind? But Crazy Cousinz are coming to York

This will be York’s first ever night of UK Funky

Body found in search for York student

The body is yet to be formally identified

Missing York student sparks urgent Police appeal

Third year Goodricke student did not come home after Revs on Sunday

Student devastated by recurring cancer needs £10k for life-saving treatment

Proton beam therapy is the last option for Izzy. She needs to raise at least £10,000 in the next two weeks to pay for her three month stay

York university pay student four figure sum over antisemitic abuse

The abuse ruined his university experience

Derwent’s end of year formal has its very own Snapchat filter

How else would you celebrate your recovery from Big D?

£500 of merchandise stolen from Derwent College

It could only be Derwent

There is a goose raising a family in Courtyard

Bar staff have named her Lucy

York beat Oxbridge in the latest uni league tables

We were 31 places higher than YSJ

Jailbreak: York students make it to Bruges

They did it in just 30 hours

Meet the fresher with over 200,000 Instagram followers

He’s just bought a BMW

Bedford: It’s crap but we love it

Remember when Boris Johnson randomly came to visit and everyone got a photo?

Living off campus in your first year isn’t all that bad

It’s lovely to get a break from the constant squawking of geese