Make Your Money go Further

It’s a daunting, but also exhilarating prospect that university will be the first time most people will have full responsibility of their finances. That being the case, when you receive that coveted, rather large chunk of money shortly after you move in – aka student loan – it can be far too tempting to splurge … Continue reading Make Your Money go Further

Hidden Gems in the City of York

If there’s anything that stands out to me about York in comparison to other cities, it’s the abundance of independent, quirky places to shop, eat and drink. It’s very easy to stick with what you know sometimes and just visit the usual chains that you’re familiar with, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t … Continue reading Hidden Gems in the City of York

Staying Healthy at Uni – it’s possible

The likely temptation If you’re a food lover like me, you’ll find the countless takeaway offers and free Domino’s at Freshers’ Fair hard to resist. It’s far too easy to slip into the routine of regularly group-ordering food while socialising with your new flatmates and bonding over your favourite pizza toppings. For many new students, … Continue reading Staying Healthy at Uni – it’s possible

My experience on placement so far…

Hey again everyone, can you believe the last time you heard from me was a month ago? It feels like yesterday that I was sitting down to write about how nervous I was about starting my placement. Now, after a month, I can’t imagine doing anything else! It’s very strange not having a lie in … Continue reading My experience on placement so far…

Hidden Gems of Campus

Starting any uni is a daunting prospect, but York being a campus university definitely eases the transition and being familiar with aspects of it that many students aren’t aware of until their 2nd or 3rd year will put you that extra step ahead. Plus, these hidden gems will make a great talking point with your … Continue reading Hidden Gems of Campus

Freshers’ Tips 101

Welcome! Hello everyone! I am an international student from Brazil currently in my second year at the University of York studying Film and Television Production. Freshers’ Week was an incredible experience for me so here are a few tips on how you can make the best out of Freshers’! Get organised Firstly, if you are … Continue reading Freshers’ Tips 101

Preparing for uni and Freshers’ Week

I knew I wanted to study at York as soon as I first came on the Open Day. It was the first university I looked at, my family and I all fell in love, and none of the others compared. When it came to Results Day and I found out that I had achieved the … Continue reading Preparing for uni and Freshers’ Week

Packing for uni. . .really well

When I arrived at York, I thought I’d stand out with my big suitcase, carry-on suitcase and backpack. I really didn’t – in fact, I had a lot less stuff than anyone else I met. Even other international students had more stuff: parcels they’d shipped in advance, or parents sending them off who carried a … Continue reading Packing for uni. . .really well

A Guide to Starting University

What to expect when you start university? Lots of events! You’ll have a college Freshers’ Week and a university-wide Freshers’ Week. Take advantage of all the different events but don’t worry if you need to take a night off – it can get pretty hardcore. At the Freshers’ Fair look around all the societies, there’s … Continue reading A Guide to Starting University

You’ve got your place at York… now what?

So, you have got your results, secured your place at (the best) uni, been on the standard pre-uni shopping trip and now actually starting university and moving to York is becoming a reality. You are going to be living independently and studying a course that you want to do – it is going to be brilliant. The simultaneous feelings … Continue reading You’ve got your place at York… now what?