Busy busy busy, how can you make the most of extracurricular activities?

I am the biggest believer in productivity and snapping up every opportunity that comes my way. In my first year I said yes to so many things and I’ve made incredible friends and wonderful memories from doing so. However, you’re also starting a new course, learning how to look after yourself, meeting new people and … Continue reading Busy busy busy, how can you make the most of extracurricular activities?

How to beat homesickness

  I’ve experienced my fair share of homesickness in my time. Before uni, I moved to Beijing on my own to work for year (brave? me? more like stupid). It was utterly terrifying and at times I was incredibly homesick. My homesickness was due to a number of things including distance and cultural differences – … Continue reading How to beat homesickness

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

Preparing for University

It’s scary, but university is just around the corner… the last hurdle is sitting those all important A-level exams, and before you know it, you’ll be at York! …For me, this is where the panic started to sink in. I began searching every student forum imaginable for information about how to prepare for university! Luckily for … Continue reading Preparing for University

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