Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Starting university can be an incredibly overwhelming experience, from the new environment to the new people. For an international student this overwhelming experience is intensified as you immerse yourself in a completely new culture. You have to deal with culture shock in addition to the things that come with going to university for the first … Continue reading Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Settling into university

Starting out I am a student who is currently in 2nd year and personally, settling into university has been an interesting roller-coaster. Thinking back to my first year, it took me some time to adjust. I remember that I wasn’t sure where a lot of things were, but once I got used to my bearings, … Continue reading Settling into university

Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university

I am sitting in my room and looking up at the pinboard calendar. Just realizing that almost two months have passed since I first arrived. A lot has happened, including: countless socials (always look for free pizza) dance lessons, the discovery of the fact that Diagon Alley is just a 40 minute walk from my … Continue reading Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university

Living Affordably and Sustainably – 4 Ways to Manage your Money at York

Usefully enough, a lot of these tips to save money also happen to be tips for living more sustainably! We’re killing two birds with one stone in this blog post. Living independently can be expensive. It’s not just the price of rent, but little extras we never think about at home. Like who buys the … Continue reading Living Affordably and Sustainably – 4 Ways to Manage your Money at York

My Freshers’ Week experience

On your first day, I would expect a lot of waiting around! You’ll probably have to wait for your Freshers’ packs and for your student card. And eventually, you’ll be waiting for whoever dropped you off to leave so you can begin to get to know your new flatmates! There’s a lot of admin involved … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week experience

Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

Some of our students explain what Freshers’ Week is really like at university in the UK, from the perspective of an international student. Mi Chelle, 1st Year English student, Malaysia An event for everyone: Colleges will put on events for freshers, from club nights to quizzes to movie nights. You’ll be meeting a lot of … Continue reading Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

Freshers’ Week: what to expect

The infamous Freshers’ Week. But what actually happens and what can you expect? Some of our current students share their experiences of Freshers’ Week.