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
Choosing to study in the UK, while already intimidating, becomes more intense when you have to decide where to study. Choosing a UK university for me was, however, a pretty easy decision. UK universities – what’s the appeal? For starters, UK universities are globally upheld and recognised. Known for their vast range of courses, they … Continue reading Choosing to study in the UK: The thrills and the trials
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?
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
Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study at York for my MA was somehow even more stressful than moving away from home for the first time. At least when I moved for my BA, I had known a few people from my school who’d be going to university with me. When I moved to York, I … Continue reading Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
Hi, my name is Sammie. I am in my 4th year at the University of York. I previously studied BSc Environmental Geography for three years, and now I’m engaged in MSc Sustainability Science for a further year. I’m a long-standing member of the Archery Society and love the University for its gorgeous campus and friendly … Continue reading Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!
Monday Kicking off my weekly life as an English student, early this morning I travelled from my flat in Campus East to Campus West, where the Department of English is based. Today was filled with three lecture Q&As. These are helpful contact times to reflect on lectures and raise any questions or thoughts, or to … Continue reading A week in the life of an English student
Hiya! I’m Hannah, and I study Biology at the University of York. I’d like to tell you a bit about my experiences studying at York, and what I’ve been enjoying most in my final year of the course. It may seem a long way off, but it’s here before you know it! In my blog, I’ll tell you about the content of the Biology course, as well as how it’s delivered, from lab work and lectures to choosing your modules. I’ll also mention some study tips so that hopefully you won’t make the same mistakes I did! University is such a valuable experience. A highlight for me has been the supportive community within the Department. I’ve found the course to be incredibly social, with plenty of opportunities to meet new friends, as well as learn about cutting-edge research. I hope you’re as excited as I was to start your course!