Gap Year and Well-Being: the Unplanned as Part of Your Plan

On my gap year, I didn’t do the typical backpacking-round-Asia. Nonetheless, I gained some valuable life skills and definitely improved my confidence in talking to people in my community. I recommend a year out. Whether you want to earn some money and work full-time, whilst deferring your studies, like I did. Or go on an … Continue reading Gap Year and Well-Being: the Unplanned as Part of Your Plan

One Last Celebration: Graduation Dinner and Summer Ball 2018

The big day had finally arrived: the Summer Ball. Getting ready My housemate Rosie and I woke up early to head to Bang hair salon on Bishopthorpe Road for a wash and blow dry. Back at the house, there was a buzz as everyone started getting ready before we all spilled out into the garden to … Continue reading One Last Celebration: Graduation Dinner and Summer Ball 2018

My Clearing Story

At A level, I studied English Language, French and Spanish. An interesting BUT challenging combination – I am sure you will agree! I excelled in English Language but the two languages often left me feeling deflated and tongue-tied. The morning of results day is the WORST – I won’t lie to you! I had felt … Continue reading My Clearing Story

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before my Masters’

Summer is here! This means the end of lectures, some (hopefully) consistent weather, and for me and my year-group; a long run-up to the final dissertation hand-in. With all my teaching now completed, I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on the year and share five things I wish I’d known at the start … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before my Masters’

Top Tips for a happy Results Day

Results day is scary, there’s no way of denying that, but there are ways of ensuring that you can actually enjoy the whole experience. I’ll start with my rules for the night before… Number one: CHILL OUT It’s hard, I know, but give this stuff a try and I promise it will help. First things first, … Continue reading Top Tips for a happy Results Day

16 Hours of Clearing

If, like me, you believed you were destined to go into Clearing before you even laid eyes on your results, then you will probably believe that it will be the worst thing anyone has gone through ever. Whilst not being the single greatest moment of your life. The truth is that clearing is nowhere near … Continue reading 16 Hours of Clearing

My results day scare – and how to avoid it

I remember my A-level results day all too well. I was absolutely petrified. York was my first choice. I’d fallen in love with the city and university at an open day and wanted, more than anything else, to get in. I didn’t mind my insurance choice, but it wasn’t York. York had the campus life … Continue reading My results day scare – and how to avoid it

Taking a Gap Year: being 21 and a little behind…

From where it all began… I’ve always inspired to become a doctor. I have trodden the path that would eventually lead me to medicine. Both my parents and school environment have always supported and facilitated my desire to become a doctor right from the latter years of primary school! Yet, at the age of 19, … Continue reading Taking a Gap Year: being 21 and a little behind…

Results Day – My Story

Hey everyone, I’m Katy and this is what Results Day was like for me. So before I actually received my results, I had a niggling feeling that my exams hadn’t gone the way I’d hoped. So when I wasn’t working (I had a part-time job to help me save for uni) I started doing research … Continue reading Results Day – My Story

Clearing: My Journey

My story with Clearing began when I attended a graduation here at the University of York. I was blown away by how beautiful the university was and at the friendliness of the people. Prior to this, I was a student at another university. However, I knew as soon as I came to York that this … Continue reading Clearing: My Journey