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
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
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?
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
Variety (is the spice of life) If you’re considering applying for a natural sciences degree, then chances are you haven’t completely decided where your future lies. Not everyone has their life planned out after their studies are over. A lot of people can’t decide, after finishing school, which single subject they want to study – … Continue reading Three things to look forward to as a natural scientist