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
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!
Coming to university, one of the biggest challenges for me was always going to be making friends. At the same time, I was very excited! Making friends: the best part of my uni experience I love my friends at home dearly but I have been so lucky to meet such a wide variety of people … Continue reading How volleyball helped me settle in to uni
The first society I joined during Freshers’ Week was Baking Society, and I have loved being a part of it ever since! I love to bake at home, and I thought it would be a great way to continue baking affordably, without needing to bring loads of baking equipment with me to uni. It was … Continue reading Baking Society – Ready, Set, Bake!
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
Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.
My name is Rosie and I am a third year sociology student. In my first year, I picked up rowing as a novice and haven’t regretted it since! Prior to uni, I wasn’t very sporty. I only wandered around the sports section of Freshers’ Fair purely because my flatmate wanted to, I hadn’t intended to … Continue reading Rowing at the University of York