What is GSA? What does it involve?

Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is an organisation for postgraduate students (Masters and PhD students) that arranges activities. It provides support in students’ academic and well-being. As a postgraduate student, I have been involved in different kinds of activities, ranging from welcome week events, parties and trips. I have met a lot of new friends and … Continue reading What is GSA? What does it involve?

Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university

I am sitting in my room and looking up at the pinboard calendar. Just realizing that almost two months have passed since I first arrived. A lot has happened, including: countless socials (always look for free pizza) dance lessons, the discovery of the fact that Diagon Alley is just a 40 minute walk from my … Continue reading Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university

Why I chose to study Law at York

Hi all, this is my first blog post, and I wanted to share with you all why I chose to study Law at York and begin my overseas study journey here. Background First of all, a bit about my background – I’m from Shandong Province, China, and I’m now in the third/final year of my … Continue reading Why I chose to study Law at York

Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

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

Making friends in York

Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.