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
Just before going to university, I was diagnosed with autism, and also had physical and mental health problems. I was worried I wouldn’t cope at university. I felt I had the normal worries that every fresher has, such as doing badly in my course, or not getting on well with my housemates, but on top … Continue reading University support: from student to tutor
If I asked you to describe home, what would you say? Cosy? Warm? Loving? If you ask me, I would say comfortable. Joining a college was the kind of the opposite of this. It did take me out of my comfort-zone; but it really was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. I’ve always … Continue reading How being part of Vanbrugh College helped me to grow
Midterm. Ring of an alarm. The last five of them have been snoozed even though your practical starts in 30 minutes, so this time you have to get up. All of the productive morning plans that you made last night are fading together with that great big yawn. You put on sweatpants and a jumper … Continue reading Campus life and thoughts after 5 months living here
So, what is campus life really like? By now you might have heard some horror stories; you know, the good, the bad and maybe even the ugly. As a first year student, I am here to tell you my experience and how I have found it living on the University’s campus. Location, Location, Location Living … Continue reading Life on campus – what’s it really like?
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!!
It’s September. You’ve returned to sixth-form to find your first assembly back is on: UCAS and applying to university. *Cue meltdown* How to choose your university But seriously – how do you decide which course you want to do nevermind which university you study it at? Seems impossible right? (It gets even worse when your … Continue reading How to choose your university – Why I chose York
The first week of university is jam-packed. You have to adapt to living away from home, absorb a mass of information about starting life at university and attempt to make as many friends as possible. Amongst all this chaos is Freshers’ Week. My Freshers’ Week was full of a lot of high points but also … Continue reading Freshers’ Week 2019: My experience
The College System Before starting at uni I was worried about living away from home in university halls and having to live more independently. The college system really helped me to settle in and form friendships straight away during Freshers’ Week. This sense of college community and support was one of the reasons why I … Continue reading Why I Chose York
As a third-year mathematics student studying an Integrated Master’s degree, I am in my second to last year now. And I can tell you that, for me, university feels worlds away from school or college. When I came to university, the first major difference I found was that I suddenly had the freedom to try … Continue reading Is University Really Any Different To School?