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?

Bring it On: embarking on an industrial placement

Hey everyone, I’m Katy, and I’m an Accounting, Business Finance and Management (but we all call it ABFM) student. I’ve just finished my second year and I’m about to start my industrial placement with a company called Audit Partnership, which is based just outside York in a town called Tockwith. What’s an industrial placement? An … Continue reading Bring it On: embarking on an industrial placement

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’