Hi! I’m Amelia and I am currently in my second year of my Law degree. I had a great time during my Fresher’s week in 2019, so hopefully, this blog will provide a useful insight as to what really goes on during that first week. There are also a couple of my top tips so … Continue reading Freshers’ Week – what to expect
When I first boarded a plane to the UK, I was worried about Freshers’ Week. I had heard a lot about university drinking culture, to the point where my parents even joked that they hadn’t taught me how to drink. Peer pressure was a big concern when I thought about making friends and attending Freshers … Continue reading Freshers’ Week as a Non-Drinking International Student
When you start uni, there are a lot of changes; especially as an international student. New responsibilities, new people, new environment and new opportunities, including every society you can think of (so many of them, Freshers’ Fair might take 2 hours to get through)! You want to do and try everything. But soon the realization … Continue reading Fetish Society vs Comedy Society – or maybe just stick to dance?
Coming to university, one of the biggest challenges for me was always going to be making friends. At the same time, I was very excited! Making friends: the best part of my uni experience I love my friends at home dearly but I have been so lucky to meet such a wide variety of people … Continue reading How volleyball helped me settle in to uni
The first week of university is jam-packed. You have to adapt to living away from home, absorb a mass of information about starting life at university and attempt to make as many friends as possible. Amongst all this chaos is Freshers’ Week. My Freshers’ Week was full of a lot of high points but also … Continue reading Freshers’ Week 2019: My experience
“It’s going to be the best time of your life!” “You’re going to make so many new friends!” “You’ll walk on to campus and instantly meet your soulmate!” There are a thousand and one things people say to you when you mention that you’re about to start uni, and some of them are truer than others. … Continue reading What’s Uni Really Like? (as told through the medium of song…kind of)
On your first day, I would expect a lot of waiting around! You’ll probably have to wait for your Freshers’ packs and for your student card. And eventually, you’ll be waiting for whoever dropped you off to leave so you can begin to get to know your new flatmates! There’s a lot of admin involved … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week experience
The infamous Freshers’ Week. But what actually happens and what can you expect? Some of our current students share their experiences of Freshers’ Week.
For me, the most daunting part of heading up to university was Freshers’ Week. It was definitely one of the highlights of my first year at university, but also personally one of my most nerve-wracking weeks. Here are a few golden nuggets on how to survive… Be Prepared During the week your college and the … Continue reading A Guide to Freshers’ Week
I knew I wanted to study at York as soon as I first came on the Open Day. It was the first university I looked at, my family and I all fell in love, and none of the others compared. When it came to Results Day and I found out that I had achieved the … Continue reading Preparing for uni and Freshers’ Week