Applying to study a Masters degree can be a stressful time. And it doesn’t help that there are always rumours flying about what postgraduate study is really like. I’ve just finished my first semester as an MSc Bioarchaeology student, and I wanted to sift through the rumours and myths about PG study for anyone who’s … Continue reading Rumours About Masters Degrees (and why they’re not true)
The first society I joined during Freshers’ Week was Baking Society, and I have loved being a part of it ever since! I love to bake at home, and I thought it would be a great way to continue baking affordably, without needing to bring loads of baking equipment with me to uni. It was … Continue reading Baking Society – Ready, Set, Bake!
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
There’s a certain legend cultivated around Freshers’ Week, that it should be the best and wildest week of your university experience. But although Freshers’ Week can be a lot of fun, for most people, myself included, university gets a lot better afterwards. My first day Arriving with my parents to move into Alcuin felt very … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week Experience
As a commuting student, I felt quite anxious about coming to university. I was worried about making friends and ‘fitting in’, which I now know a lot of people were worried about. But there was no need to be! University life (especially here at York) is so different from what I thought it would be, … Continue reading Worried about making friends and fitting in?
Life at Uni – Myths vs Reality Moving to University can be a daunting concept. As prospective students, many people worry about commonly voiced (and not necessarily accurate!) ideas about Uni life. This mini article aims to put some of these common concerns to rest: myths vs reality. Myth 1 – It’s too expensive! Often … Continue reading Life at University – Myths vs Reality
It has been over two years since I moved to the UK to study, and they have been two of the most incredible, dramatic and ridiculous years of my life. I have grown up in international communities, living in Uganda and then Switzerland. Despite my parents both being from Cheltenham, I never lived in the … Continue reading Life at uni: 10 things I learned when I moved to York
Nobody knows quite what they are getting themselves into when they start university. There are a huge number of expectations about university you have that often don’t turn out to be true! When I arrived at York two years ago, I was really stressed about university and worried that I wouldn’t enjoy myself, but I … Continue reading Misconceptions about university: expectations vs reality
“It’s going to be the best time of your life!” “You’re going to make so many new friends!” “You’ll walk on to campus and instantly meet your soulmate!” There are a thousand and one things people say to you when you mention that you’re about to start uni, and some of them are truer than others. … Continue reading What’s Uni Really Like? (as told through the medium of song…kind of)
No two university experiences are the same. Being at York for over a year now, I thought I’d share some of the things that I didn’t know before coming to university which you might find useful. Instagram vs reality At my sixth form, the majority of students weren’t applying to university, so student life wasn’t … Continue reading What’s university really like?