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
The infamous Freshers’ Week. But what actually happens and what can you expect? Some of our current students share their experiences of Freshers’ Week.
York’s a sleepy cathedral city in Northern England… …with a different nightclub for every day of the week, over 200 unique student societies and easy access to some of Britain’s most awe-inspiring areas of natural beauty. Yeah. Sleepy. Here are my top five reasons why York could be the right university for you: 1. The … Continue reading Five Reasons Why York is Right for You
In March 2018 York was named the UK’s best place to live by The Sunday Times and, having lived here myself for a little under two years now, I can’t say I’m surprised! But what makes York such a great place to live and study as a PhD student? For me, York is a perfect … Continue reading Living and learning in York as a Postgraduate Research Student
York never falls short on offering some of the most stylish, fun and bustling bars. Ideal for a starter to a night out or a full evening, many bars have great student deals like 2-4-1 and discounted drinks. Many offer function rooms available for hire and some offer food as well! Whether you’re looking for … Continue reading Top 10 bars in York
We all know that the reason we come to university is our degree. We want to study something we like and at the end of our time at uni we want to graduate with a first class honours and find an amazing job. This is the end goal… But, once you start uni you will … Continue reading University is about more than your degree…
One of the unique aspects of the University of York is the collegiate system, yet for many applicants it is something that you know little about prior to actually arriving at your college on the first day of term. So to give you an insight into what colleges are and what they offer you, I’ve … Continue reading College Life: In Conversation with the Goodricke Committee
Being a third year student, I’ve grown a little tired of student nights. I can’t deny that I have had many a great time in Salvo but if your bored of the same nights every week, or clubbing just isn’t your thing then you’ll be easily seduced by York’s bustling music scene. From funk and soul, … Continue reading Alternative nights to clubbing
If you have just been accepted onto the Social work degree at York and are starting in September then you are probably wondering what life for you will be like come September. What will my timetable look like? What are the assignments like? Will I still have time to go out and be a “normal” … Continue reading The life of a social work student
OK, so I hope I’ve shown you why I love the Language and Linguistics Department at York but don’t just take my word for it. We’re ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading linguistics research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and we’re a UK Top 20 and World Top 100 department. By now you probably have all of your … Continue reading Living in York!