So first of all, houses!
- At York, people generally don’t start signing for houses until the start of term two which is different to what I’ve heard other universities are like. This is pretty great since you get more time to decide who you want to live with for the next year!
- Lots of people stay on campus, which has lots of perks, so it’s worth looking into that as well. A lot of Natural Scientists are staying in James College accommodation and are living alongside each other in the same block, which is cool!
- There’s loads of choice and it’s all reasonably priced (remember to ask about bills, energy ratings and talking to the current tenants about how they find it)! The sort of thing we went for was a house on Hull Road – which is nice and close to the uni – with similarly sized double bedrooms (this means that some people didn’t have to pay more than others).
- Chopping board (mine has a handle so it is otherwise known as a cricket bat by my flatmates)
- Vegetable knife
- Colander and sieve
- Saucepan, frying pan (borrow other people’s if you need more than one for a particular meal)
- Tin opener
- Toastie maker!!!!! I also brought a waffle maker with me but I particularly want to stress how great a toastie maker is!!
- Weighing scales (I am the only one who brought this and they all laughed at me, but when it came to pancake day I was the one who was laughing!)
- Measuring jug
- Wooden spoon, spatula, tongs
- Baking trays (even one portion of potato wedges or roasted vegetables justifies bringing this)
- and then cutlery, a plate and bowl and you’re done!