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
So far this term I have signed for a house, made some great food and played lots of squash! I also got exam results and chose my modules too, which I can’t imagine being an interesting topic to anybody but if you have a question then just leave a comment and I’ll happily answer it. … Continue reading Choosing houses and making food
Hi! So, it’s now February, which means you’re one month closer to the day you start university. By now, you’re probably pretty sick of people telling you that university is going to be the best three years of your life and you just want to skip through the rest of the school year, exams and … Continue reading The Social Side of University: It’s Not Just About Alcohol
This term has gone by really quickly – I can’t believe we’re already over half way through! My favourite thing, academically, this term has been the MChem Mini-Project, which is carried out in labs. I was assigned my choice of the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The basis behind this was that we’re constantly … Continue reading Pomegranate Jam, Housing and Deadpool
Hello again everyone! I thought I’d base this blog mainly on accommodation as that’s likely to be your next step in preparation for coming to York (because you obviously chose us!) York has a number of different colleges housing students of all years, over two campuses – Campus West (where Psychology is based) and Campus East. … Continue reading College, Courses and Cases!
I remember the second term of first year really well. Gone were the days of feeling like you were on a 10 week summer camp, and welcome to the days of exams, essay writing and the sorting of houses for second year. The days also seemed colder, darker and longer and for some people, the … Continue reading Housing dilemmas!
Well exams are finally over! I hope my time at university doesn’t give me a lasting association of Christmas with revision. But I have the weekend to relax now. I have to say that this festive period wasn’t improved by the fear of flooding, before I went away the river had already burst its banks, … Continue reading Wading Through a Winter Waterland
The University of York is a collegiate university, meaning that when you join, whether living on campus or not, you become a member of one its nine colleges. During my first year, I lived in Constantine College, where I moved in with a number of international students. In just one apartment, there were three British, one German, … Continue reading An International Perspective
Hello again! Welcome back to York after the holiday season! By now, you’re probably trying to make the decision about which one of your chosen universities you would like to attend. You’ve probably spent the past few months (or longer) looking through prospectus after prospectus, comparing course content and entry requirements until it felt like … Continue reading What’s so good about the city of York?
Picking a university is hard. It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life, and it’s completely understandable if you’re nervous. So let me tell you why I chose the department, and explain two of the great things about York – the colleges and the city. Firstly, the department. You’ve probably spent … Continue reading Why should you choose York for History? A student view.