Choosing to study in the UK: The thrills and the trials

Choosing to study in the UK, while already intimidating, becomes more intense when you have to decide where to study. Choosing a UK university for me was, however, a pretty easy decision. UK universities – what’s the appeal? For starters, UK universities are globally upheld and recognised. Known for their vast range of courses, they … Continue reading Choosing to study in the UK: The thrills and the trials

Are UK universities worth it?

Is choosing a UK university worth it? Two years ago, I asked myself this question repeatedly. Would I regret my decision? I can confidently say I don’t. Here’s what you need to consider and why I think UK universities are worth it. Making the choice As an international student, you need to consider a multitude … Continue reading Are UK universities worth it?

My experience of off-campus accommodation in York

About me Hi, I’m Maoxun! I’m an international postgraduate student studying Music Education at the University of York. When I started in January 2021, there was a housing shortage both on and off-campus. Despite this, the university managed to provide me with accommodation in Constantine. However, my lectures were on Campus West which I believed … Continue reading My experience of off-campus accommodation in York

Money Matters: A Guide Towards Bank Accounts, Saving and Spending at University

Coming to a new country where you are learning to be independent for the first time can be extremely daunting. However, the key to making sure you are financially secure is to take time to learn how things work in the UK. Here are some of my top tips relating to money matters, like setting … Continue reading Money Matters: A Guide Towards Bank Accounts, Saving and Spending at University