Top 3 Places to Visit in Yorkshire

Scarborough: Scarborough holds a lot of childhood memories for me and I always love to go back. This is a great seaside spa town that is a wonderfully Yorkshire place to visit with friends. It is a step back in time to when families would come from all around Yorkshire to spend a day at … Continue reading Top 3 Places to Visit in Yorkshire

Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Starting university can be an incredibly overwhelming experience, from the new environment to the new people. For an international student this overwhelming experience is intensified as you immerse yourself in a completely new culture. You have to deal with culture shock in addition to the things that come with going to university for the first … Continue reading Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire – What all those letters mean and more!

Last Saturday I took the time out of my busy Postgrad schedule to head down to Heslington Scout Hut for the SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire, and I’m really glad I did! I wanted to take this opportunity to answer as many frequently asked questions about SAGGY as I could. Plus explain the Students’ … Continue reading SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire – What all those letters mean and more!

Settling in doesn’t have to be instantaneous

First Year: Round One First year was a whirlwind of lectures, labs, and assignments intertwined with sports, socials, and nights out. Days spent on campus (or sometimes in bed…), evenings taken up by training or that crucial prep for a night out. As I sit here reflecting back to my first year at university, I … Continue reading Settling in doesn’t have to be instantaneous

To Choose and Be Chosen by the University of York

Having taken a gap year after my undergraduate degree, I had a lot of time to decide on which universities to apply to. I grew up in Greece, did my Bachelor’s Degree in Turkey during which I spent six months in Italy with the Erasmus+ Programme. Thus, I have experienced various education systems and it … Continue reading To Choose and Be Chosen by the University of York

Settling into university

Starting out I am a student who is currently in 2nd year and personally, settling into university has been an interesting roller-coaster. Thinking back to my first year, it took me some time to adjust. I remember that I wasn’t sure where a lot of things were, but once I got used to my bearings, … Continue reading Settling into university

How to settle into university if you’re struggling

Getting used to living in a whole new place where you don’t really know anyone is difficult at the best of times. However, due to a variety of circumstances, you might be finding it particularly hard to adjust. Although this is an added struggle, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. You can still … Continue reading How to settle into university if you’re struggling

Why I chose English at York after attending a Post Offer Visit Day

It seems bizarre looking back, but when I was choosing my five universities, York was my fifth. I’d filled up my other four options and added York at the bottom simply because I needed another. But after doing a little more research, I discovered that English at York was ranked 2nd in the UK by … Continue reading Why I chose English at York after attending a Post Offer Visit Day

First-generation student? Never fear!

When you’re the first in your family to go to university, it can be a pretty daunting prospect. As a ‘first-generation’ student, I remember being really worried that this would somehow count against me when I first came to university. What if there were rules I didn’t know? Or what if I struggled to keep … Continue reading First-generation student? Never fear!

Rumours About Masters Degrees (and why they’re not true)

Applying to study a Masters degree can be a stressful time. And it doesn’t help that there are always rumours flying about what postgraduate study is really like. I’ve just finished my first semester as an MSc Bioarchaeology student, and I wanted to sift through the rumours and myths about PG study for anyone who’s … Continue reading Rumours About Masters Degrees (and why they’re not true)