Some of our students explain what Freshers’ Week is really like at university in the UK, from the perspective of an international student. Mi Chelle, 1st Year English student, Malaysia An event for everyone: Colleges will put on events for freshers, from club nights to quizzes to movie nights. You’ll be meeting a lot of … Continue reading Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective
Hi, my name is Laura, and I grew up in a small farming community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I completed my first and second year at the nearby university. During this time, I frequently deliberated the prospect of going to England on exchange in my third year. To cut a long story … Continue reading My experience of coming to York as a visiting student
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Hi! My name is Heidi and I am a third year SPS (Social and Political Sciences) student. I have a pretty packed timetable, despite having relatively few contact hours as I’ve really thrown myself into uni life and have tried to make the most of all the opportunities that York has to offer. I’ve been … Continue reading SPS Round Three! A week in the life of a 3rd Year SPS student
Hi, I’m Lily, a 2nd Year Chemistry student. Now, I may not be staying in York over the holidays myself but I live with a few international students who are. So, I’m here to share their experiences of staying in the city over the Christmas holidays! What is campus like over the holidays? In general, … Continue reading Staying in York over the Christmas holidays
While freshers week is underway for many of you, my York email account was deactivated today, paradoxically enough. A new generation is in, and the older one is officially not. All that’s left from my year abroad is now just pictures, memories and a few kilos. I arrived in York a year ago, and went … Continue reading Reflecting on my Erasmus year
“What is freshers week?” Just a few weeks ago, I read this Facebook post as a cry for help written by an international student. While for British students freshers is something they look forward to as soon as those acceptance letters slide into their mailboxes, foreign students might be left quite confused in front of … Continue reading A guide to freshers for foreign students