On your first day, I would expect a lot of waiting around! You’ll probably have to wait for your Freshers’ packs and for your student card. And eventually, you’ll be waiting for whoever dropped you off to leave so you can begin to get to know your new flatmates! There’s a lot of admin involved … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week experience
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Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective
Some of our students explain what Freshers’ Week is really like at university in the UK, from the perspective of an international student. Mi Chelle, 1st Year English student, Malaysia An event for everyone: Colleges will put on events for freshers, from club nights to quizzes to movie nights. You’ll be meeting a lot of … Continue reading Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective
Freshers’ Week: what to expect
The infamous Freshers’ Week. But what actually happens and what can you expect? Some of our current students share their experiences of Freshers’ Week.
Top things to pack for uni
What should you pack for uni? Some of our current students share their essential uni items and what you should (and shouldn’t) bring with you.
Preparing for uni and what to bring with you
Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m studying English and History. Here are my top tips for preparing for uni and what to bring with you. I would prepare for uni by finding out as much as possible in advance. Investigate the modules you’re interested in, see what there is to do in the city and check … Continue reading Preparing for uni and what to bring with you
Preparing for uni: student top tips
Starting university is an exciting adventure but it can also be quite daunting. So we’ve asked some of our current students to share their advice and top tips for preparing for uni.
Helping you prepare for uni life
Starting to prepare for uni doesn’t have to mean reading, studying and getting ready for more advanced academic work. Of course, making your way through any reading lists, required pre-uni work, or even just researching some topics related to your course, is important. But university life is more than academia, and so your preparation needs … Continue reading Helping you prepare for uni life
Pre-university nerves – something that we are all told is completely normal and everyone will experience. Whilst I was looking forward to starting university last year, the sense of not-knowing was still very much there – whether that be not knowing the people, the place or the day-to-day life of a university student. Nerves are … Continue reading Pre-University Nerves
Making friends in York
Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.
What to expect when you arrive in the UK (and York)
Our international students explain what to expect when you arrive in the UK (and York) to start your university journey.