Pre-University Nerves

Pre-university nerves – something that we are all told is completely normal and everyone will experience. Whilst I was looking forward to starting university last year, the sense of not-knowing was still very much there – whether that be not knowing the people, the place or the day-to-day life of a university student. Nerves are … Continue reading Pre-University Nerves

Making friends in York

Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.

A Guide to Freshers’ Week

For me, the most daunting part of heading up to university was Freshers’ Week. It was definitely one of the highlights of my first year at university, but also personally one of my most nerve-wracking weeks. Here are a few golden nuggets on how to survive… Be Prepared During the week your college and the … Continue reading A Guide to Freshers’ Week

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