College life at York

As a Fresher, I turned up on my first day at university not knowing what a college was, or what college life was about. Like many people, I assumed that they were just halls of residence. I really wish that I had taken the time to understand what they actually meant, as the collegiate system … Continue reading College life at York

My top 3 places on campus

Our campus is full of hidden gems and treasures, and I love to admire them when I take a break from my studies. Just walking through all the nature surrounding the University makes me feel chilled out straight away. The campus lakes are an excellent place to relax your mind. The lake The lake on … Continue reading My top 3 places on campus

Top tips for Post-Offer Visit Days: How to make the most of it!!

Congratulations! You’ve received an offer from York. Post-Offer Visit Days are held for students who have been given an offer from the University. Often these days run from January time to about April. They’ll give you the chance to look around the campus, visit the different colleges and accommodation and find out more about the … Continue reading Top tips for Post-Offer Visit Days: How to make the most of it!!

What’s university really like?

No two university experiences are the same. Being at York for over a year now, I thought I’d share some of the things that I didn’t know before coming to university which you might find useful. Instagram vs reality At my sixth form, the majority of students weren’t applying to university, so student life wasn’t … Continue reading What’s university really like?

Making friends in York

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

Having Erasmus Flatmates

While typically the purpose of Erasmus is to discover and experience a culture different from yours, in my case it has been even more than that. Obviously there is a majority of British students on my course and I’ve also met others outside of it, but having other Erasmus students as flatmates has given me the … Continue reading Having Erasmus Flatmates