You can go to official university social media accounts for the latest news, advice and general information about the location. But if you want to talk to a squirrel, get library advice from a cat and generally waste some time, we recommend following these animal's Twitter accounts...
Keeping an eye on Keele University’s campus are the
Keele squirrels. Maintaining this Twitter account seems like a team effort as many Keele squirrels use this account to update the students rather than just one. Go team!
It’s worth checking into their account to see friendly tweets, sarcastic tweets and even the odd annoyed tweet if they’ve witnessed any misbehaving humans around the area, (depending on which Keele squirrel has the account that day).
The library cat isn’t there to study, here’s there to sleep and say hello to the students of Edinburgh University. This feline likes bacon rind, detests exuberance, and based on the rest of his tweets and Facebook posts, likes to keep himself to himself if he can help it.
His updates are often so beautifully written that we think he could be the world’s first feline author. Although when he’s giving the latest updates, he doesn’t seem that pleased about it so he could certainly give grumpy cat a run for his money!
Word of warning...don’t sit on his turquoise chair, he doesn’t like it...
The Bath Duck
Based in a rather fitting location, the
Bath University duck’s tweets are just what you’d expect. Asking for bread, talking about its latest swim, asking for bread, answering student’s questions about what food it’d like today and talking about bread.
It’s a quackers idea for a Twitter account but we love it (c’mon the pun had to be done).
Reggie the Lion
While this isn’t technically an actual animal you could see wandering around the campus (that would be slightly terrifying) This King’s College London’s
mascot is just so darn cool looking, how could we not mention him in this list! Plus any mascot that tweets gets our approval!
The UEA Rabbit
If you’re applying to UEA, there’s something you should know, you’ll see rabbits. Lots of rabbits. No, we aren’t joking, it’s a genuine perk of going there.
But one of the rabbits is clearly more technological than the others though, in fact I have a theory that the
UEA rabbit would be a great spy, if he wasn’t on Twitter that is. Most tweets about him seem to be from students who never actually see him, and he seems to take great pride in never being caught and always hopping away from sight. If we ever meet Daniel Craig (hey, it could happen) we plan on passing on the rabbit’s contact details.