Why I chose York: colleges, city, course

The college system I really liked the idea of York’s collegiate system. Having your first-year halls being more than just a place to live, but also giving you a further sense of identity and family, seemed really comforting to me. Now that I’m here, I appreciate the collegiate system even more. Being part of a … Continue reading Why I chose York: colleges, city, course

Freshers’ Week Vlog

Hi, I’m Faye and I’m in my first year at York doing Biomed. I wanted to vlog my Freshers’ Week not only to keep the memories but to show others a true representation of what the week entails! So I’ve captured the highs and lows for you to watch..enjoy! You might also like… Read more student … Continue reading Freshers’ Week Vlog

My Freshers’ Week experience

On your first day, I would expect a lot of waiting around! You’ll probably have to wait for your Freshers’ packs and for your student card. And eventually, you’ll be waiting for whoever dropped you off to leave so you can begin to get to know your new flatmates! There’s a lot of admin involved … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week experience

Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

Some of our students explain what Freshers’ Week is really like at university in the UK, from the perspective of an international student. Mi Chelle, 1st Year English student, Malaysia An event for everyone: Colleges will put on events for freshers, from club nights to quizzes to movie nights. You’ll be meeting a lot of … Continue reading Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

Freshers’ Week: what to expect

The infamous Freshers' Week. But what actually happens and what can you expect? Some of our current students share their experiences of Freshers' Week.

Top things to pack for uni

What should you pack for uni? Some of our current students share their essential uni items and what you should (and shouldn't) bring with you.

Preparing for uni and what to bring with you

Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m studying English and History. Here are my top tips for preparing for uni and what to bring with you. I would prepare for uni by finding out as much as possible in advance. Investigate the modules you’re interested in, see what there is to do in the city and check … Continue reading Preparing for uni and what to bring with you

Preparing for uni: student top tips

Starting university is an exciting adventure but it can also be quite daunting. So we've asked some of our current students to share their advice and top tips for preparing for uni.

Helping you prepare for uni life

Starting to prepare for uni doesn’t have to mean reading, studying and getting ready for more advanced academic work. Of course, making your way through any reading lists, required pre-uni work, or even just researching some topics related to your course, is important. But university life is more than academia, and so your preparation needs … Continue reading Helping you prepare for uni life

Preparing for results day

The lead-up to results day can be a nervous time so we asked some of our current students for their top tips for preparing for the big day.