Coming To University As A Contextual Offer Holder

What is a contextual offer? By definition, a contextual offer is ‘a reduced offer for UK undergraduates that is typically one or two grades below the standard entry requirements’. They are given to students like you and I, who may have experienced socioeconomic disadvantages in their schooling, as a way to reduce pressure. The joy … Continue reading Coming To University As A Contextual Offer Holder

How to manage your money

I will be covering ways of making money at university to help fund your studies, as well as sharing my top tips for managing your money. Part-time jobs Part-time jobs tend to fall under two main categories: university-wide jobs and city-wide jobs. A popular example of a university-wide job is a staff member at a … Continue reading How to manage your money

Settling in at university and making friends

Hello, my name is Benjamin and I study an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice. In this blog, I will discuss my top tips about how to settle in at university and make friends when you arrive, through joining societies, making friends in class, and undertaking common activities with your housemates. Settling in … Continue reading Settling in at university and making friends

My top tips to make friends and settle in to uni

Moving to university is undoubtedly one of the biggest things you will have ever done in your entire life so far! It is most likely the first time that you are leaving home for an extended period of time and living independently on your own in a brand-new city… So it is totally normal to … Continue reading My top tips to make friends and settle in to uni

Preparing for University Academic Work

Hello, my name is Oliver and I am in my first year at the University of York, studying Film & TV production. I have always loved everything Film & TV, so the hands-on practical nature of the Film & TV Production course is perfect for me and I am enjoying every moment! I have lived … Continue reading Preparing for University Academic Work

Receiving a Contextual Offer – What it Meant to Me

What even is a contextual offer? It’s a term that got thrown around a lot when I was applying for university. But, even after I clicked that final button on my UCAS application, I still wasn’t sure what it would mean for me. In this blog, I will share my experience getting a contextual offer … Continue reading Receiving a Contextual Offer – What it Meant to Me

Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!

Hi, my name is Sammie. I am in my 4th year at the University of York. I previously studied BSc Environmental Geography for three years, and now I’m engaged in MSc Sustainability Science for a further year. I’m a long-standing member of the Archery Society and love the University for its gorgeous campus and friendly … Continue reading Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!

Navigating Mental Health on the Twisting Road to University

When I think back to receiving my offer for the University of York, and how I was feeling at the time, I remember a blur of emotions. Mainly it was happiness and relief at the fact that my hard work had paid off and been recognised (it’s always important to remember that getting into uni … Continue reading Navigating Mental Health on the Twisting Road to University

My top 5 revision tips

As exam season fast approaches it’s important to begin to think about how best to manage, plan and utilise your time effectively. In this blog, I’ll go through my top 5 revision tips, which helped me be successful in exams. I hope they help you too! Start Revising Early! There’s nothing worse than leaving revision … Continue reading My top 5 revision tips

Meet MA Social Work student, Kshira

I came onto the Social Work MA after finishing a degree in Psychology. I wanted a space to explore and apply different theories and make a real difference with my knowledge. This program gave me a chance to hit the ground running and learn from the first day. What impact do you want to make … Continue reading Meet MA Social Work student, Kshira