Studying in the Department of Biology, an International Student perspective!

Why I chose York I chose York because it was one of the top destinations for Biological Sciences in the UK. Besides that, the University of York is also part of the Russell Group, which are research-intensive universities. The research being done in York encompasses a wide range of interests, with impactful results to the … Continue reading Studying in the Department of Biology, an International Student perspective!

Hidden Gems in York

Welcome to the city of York! What are your plans for the day? Visiting the York Minster, the City Walls and The Shambles is definitely a must; but check out these charming spots around town that may be not on your guide book. These are some hidden gems in York. The Imaginarium This is my … Continue reading Hidden Gems in York

Dealing with homesickness

It’s been a really long since I was back in my home country, Pakistan. The last time I was there, my meals were still catered for, I hadn’t received a single module result and I didn’t know how to ride a bicycle. To be precise, I only went back once in December 2018 after having … Continue reading Dealing with homesickness

York’s hidden gems: from indie bookshops to cinnamon-coated doughnuts

The city of York is vibrant and bursting with culture and heritage. Ever since arriving in York, I’ve found many lovely places, from quaint bookshops to cute hidden cafes. These are places I now dearly miss whilst we’re in lockdown. Here are some of York’s hidden gems! Museum Gardens This isn’t really one of York’s … Continue reading York’s hidden gems: from indie bookshops to cinnamon-coated doughnuts

Adapting to the new normal: tips for enhancing your online learning experience

A few months ago, our lives changed drastically as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When I imagined coming to York for my degree, I did not, by a long shot, think that I’d be spending a lot of my time cooped up in my room and vigorously washing my hands! As an international … Continue reading Adapting to the new normal: tips for enhancing your online learning experience