First Year: Round One First year was a whirlwind of lectures, labs, and assignments intertwined with sports, socials, and nights out. Days spent on campus (or sometimes in bed…), evenings taken up by training or that crucial prep for a night out. As I sit here reflecting back to my first year at university, I … Continue reading Settling in doesn’t have to be instantaneous
Getting used to living in a whole new place where you don’t really know anyone is difficult at the best of times. However, due to a variety of circumstances, you might be finding it particularly hard to adjust. Although this is an added struggle, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. You can still … Continue reading How to settle into university if you’re struggling
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!
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?
With so many great universities around, making the choice about where you want to study your degree is far from easy. Whilst it’s true that all universities hold their own appeal, I know I’m not alone when I say that the University of York is special. In fact, within the first hour of visiting campus, … Continue reading Why I Chose York
Hi there! I’m Mi Chelle, a second year student from Malaysia studying English and Related Literature. Applying to university can be a stressful process. Even after you’ve received offers from the universities you applied to, you still have the daunting task of choosing one to go to and kickstart your university life. York is an … Continue reading Why I chose York (from the perspective of an international English Literature student)
The College System Before starting at uni I was worried about living away from home in university halls and having to live more independently. The college system really helped me to settle in and form friendships straight away during Freshers’ Week. This sense of college community and support was one of the reasons why I … Continue reading Why I Chose York
As a third-year mathematics student studying an Integrated Master’s degree, I am in my second to last year now. And I can tell you that, for me, university feels worlds away from school or college. When I came to university, the first major difference I found was that I suddenly had the freedom to try … Continue reading Is University Really Any Different To School?
“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)
Hi! I’m Rebecca, I’m in my second year of studying history. I’m here to bust a few myths about living and working at university and tell you what it’s really like being here at York. Myth 1: It’s all work The biggest thing I worried about before coming to uni was how much work I … Continue reading What’s Uni Really Like? Busting the Myths