Beyond Study Abroad – 2017 Young Diplomats Forum, Riga, Latvia

What is it? The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is a week of workshops, policy development group exercises, institutional and cultural visits and an opportunity to hear world leading experts debate on a variety of contemporary global and political topics. After receiving an email from the Centre for Global Programmes at York advertising the opportunity, and … Continue reading Beyond Study Abroad – 2017 Young Diplomats Forum, Riga, Latvia

Reflecting on my Erasmus year

While freshers week is underway for many of you, my York email account was deactivated today, paradoxically enough. A new generation is in, and the older one is officially not. All that’s left from my year abroad is now just pictures, memories and a few kilos. I arrived in York a year ago, and went … Continue reading Reflecting on my Erasmus year

A guide to freshers for foreign students

“What is freshers week?” Just a few weeks ago, I read this Facebook post as a cry for help written by an international student. While for British students freshers is something they look forward to as soon as those acceptance letters slide into their mailboxes, foreign students might be left quite confused in front of … Continue reading A guide to freshers for foreign students

What I will miss most about Study Abroad in South Africa

“What’s the worst thing about going on Study Abroad?” – a question asked at my pre-departure workshop, which was over a year ago now. The only answer the returnee could think of was that he wasn’t prepared for how sad he was when it was over and returned back to ‘normal’ life in the UK. … Continue reading What I will miss most about Study Abroad in South Africa

Wentworth College

I came to the University of York in 2016 as a postgraduate student. The College system was completely new to me but after doing some research, becoming a member of Wentworth College was the obvious choice. Situated on Campus West, Wentworth College is the only college on campus that caters solely to postgraduate students; and … Continue reading Wentworth College

Constantine College

I love Constantine because we thrive in a great community support network. When I arrived, I was greeted by a group of student volunteers who have provided me with entertainment, relaxation, study tips, sports activities and parties for the past two years! The College Team have supported me through university life, and the College Tutors … Continue reading Constantine College

Vanbrugh College

The friendly community within Vanbrugh provided such a sense of comfort and joy during my first year of Uni. Regular events such as Jazz night, and the intimacy of places like the Warren, encouraged me to get to know people far quicker than I could have possibly expected. Being nearby to so many people, and … Continue reading Vanbrugh College

Langwith College

Langwith is the centre of life on Campus East due to its great location close to department buildings, and its range of events and activities! As a Law student, Langwith was always my first choice due to it being so close to my department, and I loved that everything was so modern and clean! With … Continue reading Langwith College

James College

Why I love my College? James College is one of the best colleges. Well known for its great events, sociability and sporting achievements, James is also centrally located on Campus West. Having lived on campus for the last year I have thoroughly enjoyed the social aspects of being in James College. The college has done … Continue reading James College

Halifax College

Halifax is the gem of Campus West. It’s great being the largest college with the most students on campus and there is a great community feeling around Halifax as a result. The accommodation is really nice. It’s terraced houses set in courtyards with BBQs and outdoor benches. There is an exciting buzz and yet a … Continue reading Halifax College