York student community neighbourhood campaign begins

YUSU backs campaign to encourage students to meet their neighbours

Image: Tania Ho

Image: Tania Ho

The Student Community Partnership of York St John and the University of York have come together to launch a campaign encouraging students who have moved off campus to build good relationships with their neighbours.

The campaign, called #MeetYorNeighbour, was announced last week by YUSU and has been promoted on Twitter by Ben Leatham, YUSU President, and Chris Wall, Activities Officer.

Leatham told Nouse: “The #meetyorneighbour campaign is a fantastic initiative that encourages students to integrate into the York community simply by introducing themselves to their neighbours. It’s a really easy and simple thing to do, but can have a hugely positive impact.”

To have the chance to win a top prize of a meal at Betty’s Tea Room, or a runners up prize of a £20 Amazon voucher, students must tweet a picture of themselves meeting their neighbours with the hashtag #MeetYorNeighbour.

A second year student told Nouse: “I think that this is a great way to get students to communicate with their neighbours.”

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