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?
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
I’m in a bit of a cathartic mood, so let me let you in on a few things I’ve been thinking about with regards to university life. WARNING: long post ahead. Applying isn’t the scariest thing ever Everyone I met when I turned up in Alcuin (woooo!) took the whole process so seriously. I basically chose my … Continue reading What I wish I knew before Uni life
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
You don’t want to be the person that brings a trailer or a minibus (cough Alice, my housemate) of things to halls. There is a difference in what you want and what you need. Try and make a list and plan what you need. That mini ironing board you needed even though the flat has a … Continue reading What do you actually need to bring to halls?
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
Okay, so in my last few blogs, I’ve talked about why I chose York, my course and the city of York itself. Now, in this blog, I’ll be telling you a couple of tips on how to make the most of being a student here at York – and these are all things I wish … Continue reading Coming to York: Things I wished I’d known…
Socialising – easier for some than others. Club lover, pub person, cocktail chick or curl up on the sofa with a film kinda peep, whatever your thing is, it’s fine!! I’ve never been a massive clubbing person I mean don’t get me wrong, I love a good dance on occasion (especially when there’s super cheesy … Continue reading Freshers, socials, cocktails and York
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
To be perfectly honest, choosing where to study was a really tough call, and it was only after I started exploring the city and everything the University had to offer that I fell in love with it. If York is calling your name, like it was calling mine, here are 10 things you can look … Continue reading 10 reasons why I chose York, and why you should too