It Takes a College

2016 has been a big year for politics and elections, it seems! Never have I felt as much anxiety as I did sitting in front of the television on the 8th November, waiting for the results of the 2016 US Election to roll in. It’s been a long 18 months of ups and downs, playground tactics, … Continue reading It Takes a College

Your College and You

A Uni with colleges or a Uni without colleges? Does it make a difference? What are the purpose of colleges? Will it help me make friends? Am I going to care after first year? These are all questions that were whizzing round my head when I was applying for Universities. In the whirlwind that is … Continue reading Your College and You

Freshers Week Survival Guide

Although Fresher’s week can be one of the highlights of your first year at university, it can also be a pretty daunting prospect! Here are a few pearls of wisdom on how to survive and make the most of freshers’.. Be Prepared Whether it’s stocking up on fancy dress, piling up the hangover food or … Continue reading Freshers Week Survival Guide

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!

Colleges at York

  In the past few weeks I’ve been involved in an Open Day and an online chat room event with prospective students. One of the questions I’ve been asked most frequently during those events has been about colleges and what being part of a college means so I thought it would make a good subject … Continue reading Colleges at 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…

5 Reasons I Chose York

1. The Course The main reason I chose to study at the University of York was, by far, the course. The BSc in Film and Television Production offers both the chance to look at the disciplines as distinct areas of academic study, but also through practical work on a variety of projects and writing. All of the tutors … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Chose York

Settling in at university

Around two years ago last month I sent off my own UCAS application, and like you, ‘enjoyed’ the tense wait for offers. Having travelled around the country to find where was best for me, I settled on York. Then I spent time worrying whether I had made the right choice. After all, there are plenty … Continue reading Settling in at university