Joining 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

A balancing act: extracurricular activities at university

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

The importance of extra-curricular activities at university

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

Top tips for Post-Offer Visit Days: How to make the most of it!!

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!!

A week in the life of a Maths student

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