Moving to university is undoubtedly one of the biggest things you will have ever done in your entire life so far! It is most likely the first time that you are leaving home for an extended period of time and living independently on your own in a brand-new city… So it is totally normal to … Continue reading My top tips to make friends and settle in to uni
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
Zuzanna, first year Biomedical Sciences student, tells us about her exciting experience of Freshers’ week in Halifax College.
Hey York student – you’ve made it! You’ve done your uni shop, packed your stuff, travelled many miles, hopefully met your flatmates, and now you’re here. The next step is to take advantage of your time during your first year, to get involved with your college. After I got my contextual offer and arrived at … Continue reading Getting Involved With Your College During First Year
Freshers’ Week is an exciting welcome period for new students starting at UK universities. In this blog post, we’ll visit the various types of activities that York has to offer. From colourful club nights to non-alcohol events, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Your timetable will automatically populate with ‘must attend’ events such as … Continue reading Making the Most of Freshers’ Week
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
The first few months at uni are a strange time. Some people love it, others hate it. Regardless, everyone has to go through the struggles of settling in to a totally new life. Settling in takes time. After the high wave of Freshers’ Week, it can be easy to feel a little bit unsure of … Continue reading Settling in to uni: ET phone home!
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
Hi, my name is Jan, and I came to study in York in 2020. Even though it was a difficult year to become a university student and move away from home (even abroad in my case!), I’ve still managed to settle in very well, thanks to the unique way the University of York works. Here … Continue reading Settling in and making friends (even in 2020)
Moving away from home to live on campus can be really daunting but the university offers plenty of activities to make the transition as smooth and as easy as possible. These different events and opportunities make it really easy to meet like-minded people and I’ve made some really strong friends through them. Freshers’ Week One … Continue reading Preparing to live on campus – what the university and college system has to offer