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 department 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 the Music Department at York. So, … 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!
First year international student Quinn tells us his mindfullness strategies and gives us advice on how we can de-stress at university.
Congratulations on getting an offer to York. Getting an offer is an amazing achievement and you should feel very proud of yourself! My name is Maisie, I am a first-year student studying Psychology in Education and a member of Vanbrugh College. In this blog post, I will be discussing the importance of post-offer visit days, … Continue reading You’ve received an offer- what next?
Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I am currently in my third year studying English and Related Literature. I am also currently the Muse (magazine) Editor for Nouse which is the oldest paper on campus. In this blog I will talk about receiving a contextual offer as well as giving some advice and top tips for your … Continue reading From your contextual offer to York (tips for next year)