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?
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?
The college system I really liked the idea of York’s collegiate system. Having your first-year halls being more than just a place to live, but also giving you a further sense of identity and family, seemed really comforting to me. Now that I’m here, I appreciate the collegiate system even more. Being part of a … Continue reading Why I chose York: colleges, city, course
Hi! We’re the student blogging team for 2018/19. In our own words, we’ll give you an authentic insight into what life as a York student is really like. Let’s introduce ourselves: Aiko Hiya, I’m Aiko, I study Marketing with a Year in Industry and I’m a second year in Langwith College. An interesting fact about … Continue reading Introducing our student bloggers
It can feel overwhelming when it comes to weighing up the pros and cons of the many different universities you may be looking at applying to this year. So, let’s make your job easier by sharing with you five reasons why York could be the university for you. 1. THE CAMPUS York is a campus … Continue reading 5 reasons to choose York
York’s a sleepy cathedral city in Northern England… …with a different nightclub for every day of the week, over 200 unique student societies and easy access to some of Britain’s most awe-inspiring areas of natural beauty. Yeah. Sleepy. Here are my top five reasons why York could be the right university for you: 1. The … Continue reading Five Reasons Why York is Right for You
Hey everyone!! To start this post I’ll tell you about a revelation. Some may call it an epiphany, while some may not. I AM HALFWAY THROUGH MY DEGREE!!! That, my friends, is a scary fact! When I think that some of my closest friends and I didn’t even know each other less than 2 years … Continue reading It’s the small things