When I think back to receiving my offer for the University of York, and how I was feeling at the time, I remember a blur of emotions. Mainly it was happiness and relief at the fact that my hard work had paid off and been recognised (it’s always important to remember that getting into uni … Continue reading Navigating Mental Health on the Twisting Road to University
November saw the official opening of our tenth college, named after Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister. Often described as the first modern lesbian, Anne’s life and her recent television portrayal gave our students plenty to work with when they were asked to design a shield for the college. With another competition about to launch for our … Continue reading How history shaped the shield for our newest college
When applying to the University of York, something that quickly stood out was the collegiate system in place here. York is unique in the sense that it is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have colleges. At York, we have ten colleges for undergraduates (and an 11th just for postgraduates) spread … Continue reading My experience of colleges at York
Second year student Libby tells us about her experience of the activities and events at Anne Lister College at the University of York.
Your accommodation at York is a big part of your Freshers’ experience as it’s where you’ll be living for your first year as an undergraduate. Therefore, it is crucial that you make the most of your time there and take advantage of all that is on offer. Freshers’ Accommodation at York Different people will have … Continue reading Accommodation and the College System at York
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
When I first arrived in Langwith College, I felt like I made the right choice. Now, I know that I definitely have. Langwith College, located on Campus East, is one of the bigger colleges in the University of York. It welcomes 500+ new students each year, and I am happy I was one of them … Continue reading Langwith College – My New Home
Starting at University When I started at the University of York, I didn’t realise quite how much of an impact it was going to have. I went into it with an open mind, but didn’t want to get my hopes up, knowing that there would be many challenges to overcome. Before I left, my parents … Continue reading The ’12’ Days of Christmas