Happily settled into my postgraduate programme as I am now, I do recall the period of my applications as a distinctly overwhelming time. The problem may have seemed on the surface to be one of plenty, but the stress of choosing where to do your postgraduate studies and information overload can get very real! Having … Continue reading Choosing where to do your Postgraduate Studies
You get your public exam results back and wonder where to go next. For many, studying abroad has become one of the options. You‘re excited to see how your life will change when immersed in a new culture yet concerned about being in unfamiliar surroundings. Here, I’ll share my experience as an international student at … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university for me?
In September 2018, I set foot in the UK for the first time to start my undergraduate studies at York. Flash forward to 2022 and I am currently pursuing a taught Masters; making this the fourth year I’ve been in York and the UK. Looking back, I’ve been wondering whether studying at a UK university is … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university worth it? Reflecting on my experience
My name is Colombe, I am a molecular biologist. I come from Geneva, a city in Switzerland, about the size of Bath in the UK. Four years ago, I decided to leave my country and family to come and study in the UK. Here’s how it went for me. Deciding on studying abroad There were … Continue reading Why I decided to study in the UK
Choosing to study in the UK, while already intimidating, becomes more intense when you have to decide where to study. Choosing a UK university for me was, however, a pretty easy decision. UK universities – what’s the appeal? For starters, UK universities are globally upheld and recognised. Known for their vast range of courses, they … Continue reading Choosing to study in the UK: The thrills and the trials
Is choosing a UK university worth it? Two years ago, I asked myself this question repeatedly. Would I regret my decision? I can confidently say I don’t. Here’s what you need to consider and why I think UK universities are worth it. Making the choice As an international student, you need to consider a multitude … Continue reading Are UK universities worth it?
It’s not long now until you’ve got some big decisions to make about what happens next for you. You’ve finally decided to draw up a short-list of universities that you’d like to potentially study at, and with that, you’re onto the next chapter of your life. Going to an Open Day can really help you … Continue reading How to make the most of an Open Day
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?
Whether you are already set on a University or still unsure about where to go, attending an Open Day will offer a new perspective on life as a student. Visiting York helped me to finalise my decision because the lively atmosphere on campus and positive staff and students showed me a side to York beyond … Continue reading A guide to York’s Open Day
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