When you’re the first in your family to go to university, it can be a pretty daunting prospect. As a ‘first-generation’ student, I remember being really worried that this would somehow count against me when I first came to university. What if there were rules I didn’t know? Or what if I struggled to keep … Continue reading First-generation student? Never fear!
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)
You can’t plan your university experience However hard you try, you can’t plan how your university experience will go. I came to York questioning whether I would actually make friends. I didn’t anticipate three years down the line proudly viewing some of them as family members! Coping with homesickness My first few days were undeniably … Continue reading My university experience: using support networks
Hi everyone I’m Amy, I’m in Alcuin, doing an Archaeology and Heritage degree and I have OCD. When applying to university, we spend a lot of time looking at the location and the course. Will the lecturers be right for me? Can I afford to live in that city? What societies are there? These are … Continue reading Student Support and Wellbeing at York
Perhaps it’s not the first thing you think about when choosing universities, but it’s important to explore what support options are available, if or when you need them. As someone who has been in contact with a few of the different support services here at York, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of … Continue reading Support available at York
I’m Aiko, a second year Marketing student in The York Management School. I hope you enjoyed my last video about a day in my life! York is a really beautiful city, and when I came here, I just felt like it was such a friendly campus and the course looked really good. I love my course … Continue reading 3 things to look forward to about The York Management School
The staff I think the most important thing about any department is the staff. The staff within the Department of Education at York are second to none! They are all experienced in their field of study and have had very successful careers within the Education sector before lecturing at the university. This means the lectures … Continue reading 3 Things to Look Forward to about Education at York
I wanted to study in this department as I have always had a passion for helping people and working as a volunteer within this sector. Before university, the fact that I grew up in the system opened my eyes to how it works. My course is an integrated masters which is something I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Things to look forward to about studying Social Work at York
Hi there! I’m Aneeska, a second year History of Art undergrad. I chose York because of the welcoming nature of the department on the open day. I have really enjoyed my time in York so far, and the support and great opportunities on offer from the department has really made my experience!