From a Bachelor of Arts to a Master of Science

Hey! My name is Rowan and am a Masters student studying MSc Audio and Music Technology. As an undergraduate, I studied BA Music at a different university. I’ve gone from spending all my time composing music and writing about it, to doing audio programming and digital signal processing. Now, you might be thinking – he’s … Continue reading From a Bachelor of Arts to a Master of Science

What is postgraduate study really like?

Unlike some people in the final year of their undergraduate degree, I was sure I wanted to do a masters degree. As soon as I was able to, I applied to the University of York. I was completely sure which course I wanted to do and that York was 100% the right university for me. … Continue reading What is postgraduate study really like?

How volleyball helped me settle in to uni

Coming to university, one of the biggest challenges for me was always going to be making friends. At the same time, I was very excited! Making friends: the best part of my uni experience I love my friends at home dearly but I have been so lucky to meet such a wide variety of people … Continue reading How volleyball helped me settle in to uni

Baking Society – Ready, Set, Bake!

The first society I joined during Freshers’ Week was Baking Society, and I have loved being a part of it ever since! I love to bake at home, and I thought it would be a great way to continue baking affordably, without needing to bring loads of baking equipment with me to uni. It was … Continue reading Baking Society – Ready, Set, Bake!

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

How joining societies at university can boost your career prospects

If you’re a prospective student, odds are you’ve heard at least 10 different people tell you to join as many societies as you can in your first year at university. Most people will tell you that getting involved with a society offers many benefits. Help you find others with common interests that end up becoming … Continue reading How joining societies at university can boost your career prospects

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

There’s a certain legend cultivated around Freshers’ Week, that it should be the best and wildest week of your university experience. But although Freshers’ Week can be a lot of fun, for most people, myself included, university gets a lot better afterwards. My first day Arriving with my parents to move into Alcuin felt very … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week Experience

City life – a student’s guide

Despite its perceived reputation as being a quiet city, York is actually full of life. It is a vibrant city that has lots to offer, particularly for students. With so many hidden gems scattered around the city centre, it’s hard to know where to start! So welcome to your student guide to York, here to … Continue reading City life – a student’s guide

Worried about making friends and fitting in?

As a commuting student, I felt quite anxious about coming to university. I was worried about making friends and ‘fitting in’, which I now know a lot of people were worried about. But there was no need to be! University life (especially here at York) is so different from what I thought it would be, … Continue reading Worried about making friends and fitting in?