Learning to lead a successful team

I’m Laura, and I’m spending my Third Year on a general management placement at Aldi. It’s a twelve-month placement, split into two main areas; store time and head office. Working in store gives you the opportunity to learn how to lead and manage a successful team. In head office you develop your understanding of key … Continue reading Learning to lead a successful team

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

My tech management consultancy placement

Hi, I’m Sarah and I have been working at Reply since July 2018. Reply is a tech management consultancy that focuses on Digital Transformation. Reply is made up of a network of smaller companies that specialise in different areas. My role is to do the graduate recruitment for the companies in the UK. I have … Continue reading My tech management consultancy placement

My experience of coming to York as a visiting student

Hi, my name is Laura, and I grew up in a small farming community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I completed my first and second year at the nearby university. During this time, I frequently deliberated the prospect of going to England on exchange in my third year. To cut a long story … Continue reading My experience of coming to York as a visiting student

Placements with Careers and Placements

Hi, I’m Maxim. For the past year I have worked at the University in the Careers and Placements team. I have been responsible for various projects such as organizing employer events and creating student case studies. However, the bulk of my placement was based around my own student research project where I gathered student viewpoints, … Continue reading Placements with Careers and Placements

Actuarial modelling in Paris and London: what I’ve learned

Hi, I’m Rhiannon, and I’ve been working as an Actuarial Modelling intern for SCOR. I spent the first half of my year in SCOR’s head office in Paris which was amazing, before moving to London in January for the second half of my placement. My favourite part of this experience has been living in two … Continue reading Actuarial modelling in Paris and London: what I’ve learned

My Archaeology excavation experience

Hey guys! I’m Amy, a 1st Year Archaeology and Heritage student, and I’ve just finished a four-week excavation of a Roman town in Malton! If you didn’t know, when you take any kind of Archaeology degree here at York you get four weeks of excavation experience that is paid for by the university (four days … Continue reading My Archaeology excavation experience

Making friends in York

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

What to expect when you arrive in the UK (and York)

Our international students explain what to expect when you arrive in the UK (and York) to start your university journey.

Top tips for travelling to the UK (and York)

Some of our current international students share their tops tips for travelling to the UK and York for university.