Three of my flatmates and I started looking for a house together over Christmas break in first year. We all got on well, had similar standards of cleanliness, and were on the same page about going out (not against it, but only infrequently). We figured we would work quite well as a house. So, we … Continue reading Life off campus in second year
Living off-campus as a second or third year (or in my case, in my fourth/masters year!) is a great experience, and there are plenty of options to cater for all types of students. You could rent a house / flat with friends or course mates, rent in private student halls, apply to live on campus, … Continue reading Living off-campus as a second, third or fourth year
I remember thinking I knew why university open days were important. I thought I was going for the ‘gut feeling’ I would experience that would indicate that university was right for me. People told me I would know from this feeling where I belonged; I thought it would come to me during my tour or … Continue reading Open Days: Why should you go?
I think if possible, all prospective students should come to an open day. They give you an experience of what your life at university could potentially be like. You can check out the campus, meet staff and students and (most importantly) get a feel of the atmosphere at York. It is important that you experience … Continue reading My experience attending a York Open Day
Student Becky shares some helpful tips on how you can make the most of living in shared accommodation and keep the peace with your new housemates.
A home from home As part of my weekly social life in Vanbrugh College, I love to spend a bit of time in the place that is dubbed Vanbrugh’s home. The Warren is a short walk from all the Vanbrugh accommodation. This makes it perfect for me to go there in the evening to meet … Continue reading Your social life in Vanbrugh
Moving into University accommodation is incredibly exciting. You have your own space to personalise and a new college to explore. Plus, you get to experience living independently. However, it can also be incredibly daunting when it comes to finding friends in your accommodation and getting along with your new housemates. Many of us have spent … Continue reading Finding Friends in Your Accommodation
Let’s be honest, the prospect of money management at university is really daunting for many people. If you have anxieties about finances, don’t worry. My aim is to try and offer some ways to make this seemingly massive task a little more manageable. Start as you mean to go on Organise yourself early! Student loans … Continue reading Money management at university: tips for success and support
Congratulations on getting an offer to York. Getting an offer is an amazing achievement and you should feel very proud of yourself! My name is Maisie, I am a first-year student studying Psychology in Education and a member of Vanbrugh College. In this blog post, I will be discussing the importance of post-offer visit days, … Continue reading You’ve received an offer- what next?
Living in halls or flats with other people may be a little bit daunting. But don’t worry, the likely situation is that the people you will be living with will be in the exact same situation as you. Leaving home is always a bit scary but with a little bit of adjustment to your lifestyle, … Continue reading How to live with other people