Come to a welcome and orientation event for new postgraduate research students joining the University since September.
Month: December 2019
How joining societies at university can boost your career prospects
If you’re a prospective student, odds are you’ve heard at least 10 different people tell you to join as many societies as you can in your first year at university. Most people will tell you that getting involved with a society offers many benefits. Help you find others with common interests that end up becoming … Continue reading How joining societies at university can boost your career prospects
Living Affordably and Sustainably – 4 Ways to Manage your Money at York
Usefully enough, a lot of these tips to save money also happen to be tips for living more sustainably! We’re killing two birds with one stone in this blog post. Living independently can be expensive. It’s not just the price of rent, but little extras we never think about at home. Like who buys the … Continue reading Living Affordably and Sustainably – 4 Ways to Manage your Money at York
My Freshers’ Week Experience
There’s a certain legend cultivated around Freshers’ Week, that it should be the best and wildest week of your university experience. But although Freshers’ Week can be a lot of fun, for most people, myself included, university gets a lot better afterwards. My first day Arriving with my parents to move into Alcuin felt very … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week Experience
City life – a student’s guide
Despite its perceived reputation as being a quiet city, York is actually full of life. It is a vibrant city that has lots to offer, particularly for students. With so many hidden gems scattered around the city centre, it’s hard to know where to start! So welcome to your student guide to York, here to … Continue reading City life – a student’s guide
Creating the festive feature page
Furnishing a festive feature with jolly tidings in an era where global climate crisis looms heavily over us all has been no easy task. I reckon hope can be the most radical of messages when faced with dark times though, so I went full-on cheertastic in our 2019 seasonal message.
Worried about making friends and fitting in?
As a commuting student, I felt quite anxious about coming to university. I was worried about making friends and ‘fitting in’, which I now know a lot of people were worried about. But there was no need to be! University life (especially here at York) is so different from what I thought it would be, … Continue reading Worried about making friends and fitting in?
Why I Chose York
With so many great universities around, making the choice about where you want to study your degree is far from easy. Whilst it’s true that all universities hold their own appeal, I know I’m not alone when I say that the University of York is special. In fact, within the first hour of visiting campus, … Continue reading Why I Chose York
Why I chose Hull York Medical School
The first thing that made Hull York Medical School stand out to me was the friendly atmosphere of the interviews. Medical interviews can often be daunting and, if you feel intimidated, you can come out feeling like you were not able to give your best performance. I actually enjoyed talking to the interviewers and I … Continue reading Why I chose Hull York Medical School
How to choose your university – Why I chose York
It’s September. You’ve returned to sixth-form to find your first assembly back is on: UCAS and applying to university. *Cue meltdown* How to choose your university But seriously – how do you decide which course you want to do nevermind which university you study it at? Seems impossible right? (It gets even worse when your … Continue reading How to choose your university – Why I chose York