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

Living in Halls: Day 1

Ahh, university halls, that place where you’ll spend a significant part of your first year; where you’ll make your first friends and where you’ll make some of your favourite memories. “But what is it actually like?” you may ask. Well, sit back, relax, and get ready to know everything you need to know about your … Continue reading Living in Halls: Day 1

Why York?

Christmas is approaching fast, many UCAS applications will now be complete and some will be receiving offers to their chosen five. Luckily, much of the hard work in choosing where to go is done. I remember being absolutely overwhelmed by the choice available to me – there I was with a subject I wanted to … Continue reading Why York?

Easter Break and the Summer Term

Hello all! I hope that you’ve all had an enjoyable Easter break. Well, ‘hope’ is rather wishful thinking for this time of the year. As someone said to me recently, Easter is probably the least enjoyable holiday with all the approaching exams and deadlines. If you’re anything like I was two years ago, then you’re … Continue reading Easter Break and the Summer Term

Living in York!

OK, so I hope I’ve shown you why I love the Language and Linguistics Department at York but don’t just take my word for it. We’re ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading linguistics research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and we’re a UK Top 20 and World Top 100 department. By now you probably have all of your … Continue reading Living in York!

A few Environment FAQs…

What is a typical week like? In my first year, I typically had between 10 and 15 contact hours, spread evenly across the week. These consisted of lectures, tutorials, field trips and seminars. I always had time for myself to catch up on lectures, work at my part time job and to spend time with … Continue reading A few Environment FAQs…

Skipping Ahead

Happy February, everyone! By now, you will have offers in hand and are probably trying to decide where you should live and study for the next three years. For a minute, though, I’d like to skip ahead to a year from now, and let’s pretend you’ve chosen York. You’re in the second term of your first year and thinking about where … Continue reading Skipping Ahead