The importance of extra-curricular activities at university

By it’s very definition, university is “a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees”; but I believe that university isn’t just about the academia. The experience of university is all about personal growth and development and taking opportunities that wouldn’t be available outside of it. This includes several extra-curricular activities ranging from societies, … Continue reading The importance of extra-curricular activities at university

SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire – What all those letters mean and more!

Last Saturday I took the time out of my busy Postgrad schedule to head down to Heslington Scout Hut for the SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire, and I’m really glad I did! I wanted to take this opportunity to answer as many frequently asked questions about SAGGY as I could. Plus explain the Students’ … Continue reading SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire – What all those letters mean and more!

How joining societies at university can boost your career prospects

If you’re a prospective student, odds are you’ve heard at least 10 different people tell you to join as many societies as you can in your first year at university. Most people will tell you that getting involved with a society offers many benefits. Help you find others with common interests that end up becoming … Continue reading How joining societies at university can boost your career prospects

Making friends in York

Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.