Cakes, Queens and Community – Your Introduction to LGBTQ+ Life in York

Doesn’t Everything Just Happen in Leeds? There tends to be the idea that there’s no LGBTQ+ social life in York, and that you have to take the train across to Leeds to feel any sense of community or excitement. Although there is a lot of great stuff going on in Leeds, there’s definitely a unique … Continue reading Cakes, Queens and Community – Your Introduction to LGBTQ+ Life in York

The Clearing Process – my tips for getting through it

I went through clearing, so I know how intimidating the clearing process can be. But with the right support and a bit of prep, clearing can give you the chance to find a great course somewhere. Here are some tips that I wish I’d known beforehand! AHEAD OF TIME Think about what you want out … Continue reading The Clearing Process – my tips for getting through it

My Clearing Experience – How I ended up at York

Results day can be daunting, especially when things don’t go to plan during exams. After I didn’t get the grades for either of my top choices, I thought I’d missed my chance to go to University, let alone a Russell Group uni. How wrong I was! Here’s my clearing experience and how I ended up … Continue reading My Clearing Experience – How I ended up at York

Rise and Grind? : Making time to study for a Masters degree

Whether you’re a Facebook fiend or a Tik Tok addict, social media seems to glamourise the hustle – wake up at 6am, work, and study before collapsing into bed at midnight and repeating it all over again the following day. Sounds boring, right? In reality, it is important to have a balance. Work hard, play … Continue reading Rise and Grind? : Making time to study for a Masters degree

What’s it like being an International Student Ambassador?

International Student Ambassadors are responsible for helping at events and representing the university from an international student’s perspective. I’m currently a postgraduate student, but I’ve been an International Student Ambassador since the first year of my undergraduate studies. The role has given me so many new skills and experiences. I’m going to share my story … Continue reading What’s it like being an International Student Ambassador?

Is studying at a UK university for me?

You get your public exam results back and wonder where to go next. For many, studying abroad has become one of the options. You‘re excited to see how your life will change when immersed in a new culture yet concerned about being in unfamiliar surroundings. Here, I’ll share my experience as an international student at … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university for me?

Is studying at a UK university worth it? Reflecting on my experience

In September 2018, I set foot in the UK for the first time to start my undergraduate studies at York. Flash forward to 2022 and I am currently pursuing a taught Masters; making this the fourth year I’ve been in York and the UK. Looking back, I’ve been wondering whether studying at a UK university is … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university worth it? Reflecting on my experience

Funding your studies: why you should apply for a postgraduate scholarship

So you’ve received your offer for the postgraduate course you’ve applied for, but one question remains…how will you fund your studies? A postgraduate scholarship is the answer. Applying for scholarships can be an incredibly stressful thing, especially after applying for your course. It’s common to feel there’s no point because of their competitive nature. On … Continue reading Funding your studies: why you should apply for a postgraduate scholarship

Studying a Masters in Global Marketing: What to look forward to

York is well known for being a historical city. Students can explore Roman and Viking features in the city. In addition, they can expand their interests at the university. My goal in coming to the UK to study a Masters in Global Marketing was to gain a more international perspective on the global industry of … Continue reading Studying a Masters in Global Marketing: What to look forward to

To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student

Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree knows the pain of having to decide between going out with your mates or saving money, and sadly this struggle continues into your postgraduate degree. However, who says there aren’t loopholes to help you with managing your money as a postgrad? Summer work Most undergrad degrees finish in … Continue reading To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student