Hey, my name’s Alex (he/him). I’m in the first year of my PhD. In this post, I’ll share with you 5 tips for looking after your mental health as a student. Make time for the things that are important to you Whilst it goes without saying that your degree is a big priority, it’s also … Continue reading Tips for maintaining your mental health as a student
What is a contextual offer? By definition, a contextual offer is ‘a reduced offer for UK undergraduates that is typically one or two grades below the standard entry requirements’. They are given to students like you and I, who may have experienced socioeconomic disadvantages in their schooling, as a way to reduce pressure. The joy … Continue reading Coming To University As A Contextual Offer Holder
I will be covering ways of making money at university to help fund your studies, as well as sharing my top tips for managing your money. Part-time jobs Part-time jobs tend to fall under two main categories: university-wide jobs and city-wide jobs. A popular example of a university-wide job is a staff member at a … Continue reading How to manage your money
Where I am from, it is common to take at least one gap year after high school before considering university. In my case, I was split between going straight to university or taking a gap year to travel. Luckily, I found a middle ground. Studying in the UK became my way of combining my academic … Continue reading Studying in the UK: so much more than just an academic education
When I think back to receiving my offer for the University of York, and how I was feeling at the time, I remember a blur of emotions. Mainly it was happiness and relief at the fact that my hard work had paid off and been recognised (it’s always important to remember that getting into uni … Continue reading Navigating Mental Health on the Twisting Road to University
We are all aware of the famous saying; small fish in a big pond. When you first go to university, it can absolutely feel that way too. For LGBTQ+ students, you may feel daunted by how much there is at university or have been starved of the community you have always dreamed of. Well, look … Continue reading Student support – support for LGBTQ+ students
When I applied to university, I was looking for a university that could support and encourage my academic and creative interests. I wanted to study at a university that was passionate about all musical disciplines: performance, composition, and musicology. There are several ways that you get academic support within Music at York. So, read on … Continue reading Academic Support as a Music Student
Hey! I’m Becky, a 3rd year Human Geography and Environment student. Read my tips on how to look after your wellbeing during exam season at university.
What is the Student Buddying Scheme? The Student Buddying Scheme is a scheme where the University pairs new students with current students. Starting university is a new process for many people, and I know it can be quite daunting. Having a student buddy can be a massive help in this sense. They can help you … Continue reading Student Buddying Scheme: helping you settle into uni
Hi there! My name is Sophie, and I’m a final-year English and Related Literature student here at York. I love the city as there’s so much to experience: beautiful bookshops, vibrant nightlife, and loads of shops and museums to explore. I’ve recently written a blog post about managing your money as a new or returning student; it’s important to have fun and enjoy your time at university, so keeping on top of your finances is essential to reduce stress. I hope you’ll check it out!