It has been over two years since I moved to the UK to study, and they have been two of the most incredible, dramatic and ridiculous years of my life. I have grown up in international communities, living in Uganda and then Switzerland. Despite my parents both being from Cheltenham, I never lived in the … Continue reading Life at uni: 10 things I learned when I moved to York
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Misconceptions about university: expectations vs reality
Nobody knows quite what they are getting themselves into when they start university. There are a huge number of expectations about university you have that often don’t turn out to be true! When I arrived at York two years ago, I was really stressed about university and worried that I wouldn’t enjoy myself, but I … Continue reading Misconceptions about university: expectations vs reality
What’s Uni Really Like? (as told through the medium of song…kind of)
“It’s going to be the best time of your life!” “You’re going to make so many new friends!” “You’ll walk on to campus and instantly meet your soulmate!” There are a thousand and one things people say to you when you mention that you’re about to start uni, and some of them are truer than others. … Continue reading What’s Uni Really Like? (as told through the medium of song…kind of)
What to expect from University life
Is it a big transition from college? What do I need to bring to university? Is university life just drinking and partying? Will I feel homesick? These are just some of the questions you may be worried about moving to university. Hopefully, I can clarify some of the misconceptions surrounding university life. You will become … Continue reading What to expect from University life
Cooking Catastrophe to Chef (sort of)
Coming to university all the way back in September 2017, I was aware of my strengths. Cooking was not one of them. So I applied for catered accommodation, and enjoyed the Derwent catering team’s efforts to keep me healthy and well fed. This worked very well for my first year. Then came the second year. … Continue reading Cooking Catastrophe to Chef (sort of)
What’s university really like?
No two university experiences are the same. Being at York for over a year now, I thought I’d share some of the things that I didn’t know before coming to university which you might find useful. Instagram vs reality At my sixth form, the majority of students weren’t applying to university, so student life wasn’t … Continue reading What’s university really like?
What’s Uni Really Like? Busting the Myths
Hi! I’m Rebecca, I’m in my second year of studying history. I’m here to bust a few myths about living and working at university and tell you what it’s really like being here at York. Myth 1: It’s all work The biggest thing I worried about before coming to uni was how much work I … Continue reading What’s Uni Really Like? Busting the Myths
What University is really like…
So many adjectives come into my head when asked this question: scary, busy, freeing, exciting, stressful…. I am a third year and I’ve experienced so much: I went through the anxiousness of Freshers’ week, not knowing anyone and feeling like everyone knew one another. The amount of work you will get is something you may … Continue reading What University is really like…