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
York is a small city but that doesn’t mean you cannot get your favourite Asian essentials! Here are some of my favourite places to get Asian food and shopping: Hong Kong Restaurant To all the Hong Kong students out there, Upper River Restaurant (上水站) is the one that is not to be missed! Upper River … Continue reading All Things Asian: Food and Shopping in York
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
It wasn’t until a month ago that I finally decided I would be staying at university over the winter break. I’m an international student at York, and the prospect of spending the holidays away from home was daunting. You’ve likely heard that university is a time of change. Certainly, there’s a lot to adjust to. … Continue reading Spending the Holidays With Your Family at York
There are plenty of international societies to join at York. The Nordic Society is just one of many societies that welcomes students who find the culture of specific countries or regions interesting, as well as students who come from those places. Here are some of my experiences with joining Nordic Society as an international student! … Continue reading Nordic Society: a home away from home
Arriving in York (or in the UK in general) as an international student can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. New country, city, university, people…it can be a lot to take in. When I first moved to York in my first year, it was in fact my very first time in the UK. It felt … Continue reading University tips to help you settle in as an international student in York
Hi, I’m Mi Chelle and I’m from Malaysia. If you’re an international student, you’ll most likely have experienced culture shock. Culture shock involves surprises, both positive and negative, and it can be a lot to take in. Read on to find out about what culture shock actually is, and how different students at York have … Continue reading Culture shock: what has surprised international students?
Choosing a university can seem like an incredibly daunting task. It’s where you’ll be spending the next few years of your life. And even after you’ve got your offers you still have to make the all-important decision to choose one of them.
I applied to university after receiving my A-Level results, during my gap year. I wanted to give myself more time to work on my applications without revising for exams. Applying to university as an international student, meant that I looked to study in various places such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. It was … Continue reading Applying to university as an international student
When I first boarded a plane to the UK, I was worried about Freshers’ Week. I had heard a lot about university drinking culture, to the point where my parents even joked that they hadn’t taught me how to drink. Peer pressure was a big concern when I thought about making friends and attending Freshers … Continue reading Freshers’ Week as a Non-Drinking International Student