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
Arriving at university Before I started university, I tried to free myself from any expectations of what it would be like. From the moment I opened the acceptance email to the night before I moved into my new room, I kept all my thoughts and worries at bay. However, this anxiety-induced state of denial meant … Continue reading Starting university: an introduction to ‘adulting’
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
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!!
Before I went to the post-offer visit day at York, I had about four choices of universities that I shortlisted. York wasn’t the first because I didn’t know much about it and I missed the open day. But that changed very quickly when I decided to sign up to come and visit for a day. … Continue reading Three reasons to go to a Post Offer Visit Day
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?
Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.
Hi everyone I’m Amy, I’m in Alcuin, doing an Archaeology and Heritage degree and I have OCD. When applying to university, we spend a lot of time looking at the location and the course. Will the lecturers be right for me? Can I afford to live in that city? What societies are there? These are … Continue reading Student Support and Wellbeing at York
In terms of finance, the Masters year can feel like a squeeze. At undergrad level there were loads of schemes and reasonable loans. At PhD level, the majority of people apply for funding with a stipend, making it more like a paid job. The things I found this year were in the middle: some people … Continue reading I need a dollar: funding PG studies
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