My university experience: using support networks

You can’t plan your university experience However hard you try, you can’t plan how your university experience will go. I came to York questioning whether I would actually make friends. I didn’t anticipate three years down the line proudly viewing some of them as family members! Coping with homesickness My first few days were undeniably … Continue reading My university experience: using support networks

Is University Really Any Different To School?

As a third-year mathematics student studying an Integrated Master’s degree, I am in my second to last year now. And I can tell you that, for me, university feels worlds away from school or college. When I came to university, the first major difference I found was that I suddenly had the freedom to try … Continue reading Is University Really Any Different To School?

Life at University – Myths vs Reality

Life at Uni – Myths vs Reality Moving to University can be a daunting concept. As prospective students, many people worry about commonly voiced (and not necessarily accurate!) ideas about Uni life. This mini article aims to put some of these common concerns to rest: myths vs reality. Myth 1 – It’s too expensive! Often … Continue reading Life at University – Myths vs Reality

Why I Chose York

York is such a wonderful place to be. I love both the city and the university campus for so many reasons. Both have such a warmth about them, and so in today’s post, I wanted to let you know a few of the reasons I decided to attend the University of York (and also give … Continue reading Why I Chose York

Life at uni: 10 things I learned when I moved to York

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

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

Christmas in York

I absolutely love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. Everyone seems happy, and the streets are filled with a joyful hustle and bustle. Decorations are hung from everything that will hold them. And jingle bells music fills the air. I particularly love Christmas in York. I always anticipate autumn and winter because people are … Continue reading Christmas in York

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)