Hi there, my name is Ellen and I am a second year English Language and Linguistics student here at the University of York. I got my contextual offer in 2020 whilst I was in sixth form! First of all, I would just like to say a huge congratulations to you if you’ve received an offer … Continue reading My experience of university as a contextual offer holder
In my final term as a student at the University of York, I resolved to spend absolutely nothing. On anything. I was inspired by Jen Gale’s year of spending nothing. Sustainability – financially and environmentally – has grown from an interest to a vocation for me. And as I leave university, I’m keen to start … Continue reading What I learned from spending nothing at university
You get your public exam results back and wonder where to go next. For many, studying abroad has become one of the options. You‘re excited to see how your life will change when immersed in a new culture yet concerned about being in unfamiliar surroundings. Here, I’ll share my experience as an international student at … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university for me?
In September 2018, I set foot in the UK for the first time to start my undergraduate studies at York. Flash forward to 2022 and I am currently pursuing a taught Masters; making this the fourth year I’ve been in York and the UK. Looking back, I’ve been wondering whether studying at a UK university is … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university worth it? Reflecting on my experience
My name is Colombe, I am a molecular biologist. I come from Geneva, a city in Switzerland, about the size of Bath in the UK. Four years ago, I decided to leave my country and family to come and study in the UK. Here’s how it went for me. Deciding on studying abroad There were … Continue reading Why I decided to study in the UK
So, you have exams on the horizon. I know it feels like there’s plenty of time to study but those months will rapidly turn into just weeks. You need motivation. You need a plan. And you need to start now! Preparation leading up to exams OK, you have a good few months before exams begin … Continue reading Exam Tips: How to survive and conquer
Is choosing a UK university worth it? Two years ago, I asked myself this question repeatedly. Would I regret my decision? I can confidently say I don’t. Here’s what you need to consider and why I think UK universities are worth it. Making the choice As an international student, you need to consider a multitude … Continue reading Are UK universities worth it?
When revising for exams, we often underestimate just how much mental and emotional strain we put ourselves through to get the results we want. Sometimes our mental health can suffer because of unhealthy revision habits, and we can compromise our performance because of this. My aim is to provide some tips for healthy revision that … Continue reading Make revision easier: tips for revision to ease exam stress
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
Hello! I’m Beth, a 2nd-Year Interactive Media student here at the University of York. In this post, I want to show what the average week looks like for me on the Interactive Media programme, as well as what else York has to offer outside of studying. This includes society activities and hobbies, as well as … Continue reading My week as an Interactive Media student at York