When I first came to visit the University of York, look around the campus and test out some of the student union cafés, I didn’t really know what linguistics actually was. I’d been recommended it by a teacher at my college but she hadn’t said much more than “it’s a lot about language, you’ll love … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Linguistics Student
Ahh, university halls, that place where you’ll spend a significant part of your first year; where you’ll make your first friends and where you’ll make some of your favourite memories. “But what is it actually like?” you may ask. Well, sit back, relax, and get ready to know everything you need to know about your … Continue reading Living in Halls: Day 1
Kayaking, Italian, Amnesty International, York Anti-Trafficking Student Group, Christian Union, York Model United Nations….. Woah woah woah! Slow down! There’s too much to choose from. You can get involved in loads of societies in your first year. I certainly did, and why not? Uni is a unique environment where you can try many different things … Continue reading Societies: all or nothing?
Being a student isn’t always a glamorous experience of sitting on the grass and chatting with your friends: sometimes you need to buckle down and get work done. Having been bombarded with essays, projects and all sorts of nasties recently I thought it’d be a good idea to give you an idea of what to expect … Continue reading A day in the life of an Interactive Media student at York
Hello again! Today I wanted to talk about something that has been taking up a considerable amount of my time at the moment, and that is me running in the YUSU Elections. The Students’ Union is a big student body who are there to represent and make sure students’ voices are heard. They also make sure … Continue reading Getting Involved and running in Student Elections
Hey everyone!! To start this post I’ll tell you about a revelation. Some may call it an epiphany, while some may not. I AM HALFWAY THROUGH MY DEGREE!!! That, my friends, is a scary fact! When I think that some of my closest friends and I didn’t even know each other less than 2 years … Continue reading It’s the small things
I love cooking. Picking ingredients, trying out new recipes, sharing my dishes with other people… it’s one of my favourite things to do and it is possible on a tight student budget! I am a big advocate of learning how to cook at uni. Not only is it a valuable life skill, it’s also more … Continue reading 6 tips for cooking on a student budget
One part of university that people often overlook is food. Obviously for catered accommodation, it’s less of an issue (I myself always opt for self-catered, as fussy as I am). But for those who have decided to venture into the world of cooking it can be quite a shock suddenly having to make your own … Continue reading These aren’t the microwave meals you are looking for
If you been to York for a visit day, or if you end up coming here, YUSU is a word you’ll hear bandied about rather a lot. While you would be forgiven for thinking a superfruit has taken over campus, YUSU actually stands for York University Student Union. YUSU is run for, with, and by … Continue reading YUSU – what is it?!??
Choosing your accommodation for first year can be quite stressful. Like me, you may not have a great memory and struggle to remember which accommodation you visited on the Open Days or on the post-offer day and so you’re not too sure where to start. So here is a list that helped me pick my … Continue reading 5 tips on how to pick the best accommodation for you