It has been over two years since I moved to the UK to study, and they have been two of the most incredible, dramatic and ridiculous years of my life. I have grown up in international communities, living in Uganda and then Switzerland. Despite my parents both being from Cheltenham, I never lived in the … Continue reading Life at uni: 10 things I learned when I moved to York
Hi! I’m a second year English student and from Cheshire. Before I came to uni, I was absolutely terrified and wished I could read something from a student to let me know it was all going to be fine – and that’s exactly what I’m doing now! Here are some things that you can look forward to about the brilliant department of English here! 🙂
Morning My morning usually starts between 6:30 and 7. Admittedly I’m naturally what my old head teacher referred to as ‘a frightening morning person’. I throw together some breakfast and look through my itinerary for the day: a seminar from 9-11 and a meeting with my supervisor at 12. The seminar notes I made yesterday … Continue reading A Day in The Life of an English Student
As the winter chill hits England hard, I want to cast all your minds to the warmth of the summer months, and how you can spend these few months of your summer doing something really rewarding! The University of York offers some really amazing volunteering opportunities that anyone can take part in! This gives you … Continue reading Volunteering in Africa
My decision to come to the University of York, quite frankly, was a bit random. At the last minute, I went into Clearing and called York without much hope of getting a place for PPE, yet I happily discovered that they had places saved for students with all A*. So I got to study in … Continue reading York – A French Student’s Perspective
Ever wonder how you can improve your life by using your phone, tablet or laptop? I do, too. All of the time. A simple search in the ‘productivity’ tab on the App store generally doesn’t cut it, though. Over the past 2 years I have searched high and low to find the absolute BEST apps … Continue reading The 5 most popular student apps, tried and tested!
So the end is finally in sight for all third year students here at the university. Numerous questions are flying around including, what are you doing after university? The answer is, I am still unsure; however, I aim to apply to join the probation service. Applications should soon be open to join the probation service, … Continue reading Finally approaching the end of third year- Some top tips
It’s scary, but university is just around the corner… the last hurdle is sitting those all important A-level exams, and before you know it, you’ll be at York! …For me, this is where the panic started to sink in. I began searching every student forum imaginable for information about how to prepare for university! Luckily for … Continue reading Preparing for University
Hello! How have your studies been going?! I hope you’re well and have been having a great Easter! It’s almost the start of a new term for me, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve got coming up in the next term, how I’ve prepared for it, and what else will be coming … Continue reading Coming Up Next at York…
The main reason many of you will be choosing to attend York is to study for a degree from a top class university (which of course is a very valid reason!), but there is so much more that you will be taking away from your time here. It is inevitable that you are going to … Continue reading It’s not just about the degree!