Although very cliché, finding ‘your people’ is probably one of the most important things at uni. This can be through your college, your course, a society or club; it’s the only time in your life when all of these opportunities are handed to you on a plate. I really believe that grabbing these with both … Continue reading Getting involved – clubs and societies at York
There aren’t many universities with societies as diverse as those of York. From our Disney Society to our Louis Theroux Society (yes, seriously this does exist); York caters to all tastes. However, I am not here to write about the Louis Theroux society. Instead, I want to take this chance to write about my own … Continue reading Running towards a better uni life: societies at York
Societies are one of the best bits about going to a university. They let you meet loads of new people while trying new things or continuing something you already love. At school, you might have had a limited number of clubs related to sport, music or reading. University expands your options a lot. At York, … Continue reading Joining societies at York
Going to university can be quite daunting. At York there are over 18,000 students. That’s almost certainly a lot more than the number of students at your sixth form or college! Within the university there are eight different undergraduate colleges. Each student is assigned a college when they start at York. It isn’t quite determined … Continue reading So – what does it mean to be in a college?
When I left school, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I left behind a series of extracurricular activities I had dedicated my life to. I finished high school as captain and MVP (Most Valuable Player) of my volleyball team, a founding member of an online newspaper and editor-in-chief of a printed newspaper. I was also an accomplished pianist … Continue reading A balancing act: extracurricular activities at university
We all know that for most people, keeping fit at University is not always at the top of your list. However, there are so many easy ways to keep fit at University, even if it’s not one of your priorities! Here are some great ways you can keep fit at Uni… Join a sports team … Continue reading Can I keep fit during my degree?
By it’s very definition, university is “a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees”; but I believe that university isn’t just about the academia. The experience of university is all about personal growth and development and taking opportunities that wouldn’t be available outside of it. This includes several extra-curricular activities ranging from societies, … Continue reading The importance of extra-curricular activities at university
Congratulations! You’ve received an offer from York. Post-Offer Visit Days are held for students who have been given an offer from the University. Often these days run from January time to about April. They’ll give you the chance to look around the campus, visit the different colleges and accommodation and find out more about the … Continue reading Top tips for Post-Offer Visit Days: How to make the most of it!!
First thing’s first, the course itself. I currently have eight lectures a week, in addition to seminars and problem classes. At the moment, I’m studying four modules which include Mathematical Finance, Cryptography and Mathematical Ecology. After first year, there’s a wide choice of modules, so I can focus on the maths I enjoy (and get … Continue reading A week in the life of a Maths student
Coming to university, one of the biggest challenges for me was always going to be making friends. At the same time, I was very excited! Making friends: the best part of my uni experience I love my friends at home dearly but I have been so lucky to meet such a wide variety of people … Continue reading How volleyball helped me settle in to uni