A Guide to Freshers’ Week

For me, the most daunting part of heading up to university was Freshers’ Week. It was definitely one of the highlights of my first year at university, but also personally one of my most nerve-wracking weeks. Here are a few golden nuggets on how to survive… Be Prepared During the week your college and the … Continue reading A Guide to Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ Tips 101

Welcome! Hello everyone! I am an international student from Brazil currently in my second year at the University of York studying Film and Television Production. Freshers’ Week was an incredible experience for me so here are a few tips on how you can make the best out of Freshers’! Get organised Firstly, if you are … Continue reading Freshers’ Tips 101

A Guide to Starting University

What to expect when you start university? Lots of events! You’ll have a college Freshers’ Week and a university-wide Freshers’ Week. Take advantage of all the different events but don’t worry if you need to take a night off – it can get pretty hardcore. At the Freshers’ Fair look around all the societies, there’s … Continue reading A Guide to Starting University

The Department of Sociology

Hi everyone, When I received my letter saying I had got my place at York, the realisation of moving away from home hit me like a truck and I suddenly became very nervous about this new stage of my life. However, the one part of the University which helped the transition was the Sociology department. … Continue reading The Department of Sociology

Living in Halls: Day 1

Ahh, university halls, that place where you’ll spend a significant part of your first year; where you’ll make your first friends and where you’ll make some of your favourite memories. “But what is it actually like?” you may ask. Well, sit back, relax, and get ready to know everything you need to know about your … Continue reading Living in Halls: Day 1

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