Academic Support at York

At university, there’s lots of academic support available to help you make the most of your degree. I want to tell you about some of the most important resources and ways of getting support, so you know what’s available! The Writing and Maths Skills Centre The Writing and Maths Skills Centres, located in the library, … Continue reading Academic Support at York

Support and Wellbeing at York

There’s no sugarcoating it: sometimes life at university can get tough. From workload to homesickness, it’s no surprise that some students can find themselves in need of some sort of support during their time at university. The student mental health crisis in the UK is becoming more and more apparent, and an increasing number of … Continue reading Support and Wellbeing at York

Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Starting university can be an incredibly overwhelming experience, from the new environment to the new people. For an international student this overwhelming experience is intensified as you immerse yourself in a completely new culture. You have to deal with culture shock in addition to the things that come with going to university for the first … Continue reading Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Why I chose York (from the perspective of an international English Literature student)

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)

My university experience: using support networks

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