There are two campuses at York
– East and West, built around the village of Heslington
, as well as a university presence in the city centre. Europe’s largest plastic bottom lake can be found here, winding its way through the 200 acres of parkland that make up the campus grounds. The lake and wetlands are not just distinctive features of the university campus, but they have also attracted a wide variety of ducks and birds. The university even has a dedicated website
celebrating the ‘daily duck delights’ that can be spotted on the grounds. An immaculately landscaped and peaceful area known as The Quiet Place has been set aside on campus for students who want to enjoy a little solitude. The university is currently undertaking a huge expansion of its East campus, with an investment of £750 million. The development will include new teaching spaces and laboratories, and there are plans for advanced sporting facilities, a medical centre, small shops and a restaurant.