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
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A Guide to Starting University
What to expect when you start university? Lots of events! You’ll have a college Freshers’ Week and a university-wide Freshers’ Week. Take advantage of all the different events but don’t worry if you need to take a night off – it can get pretty hardcore. At the Freshers’ Fair look around all the societies, there’s … Continue reading A Guide to Starting University
You’ve got your place at York… now what?
So, you have got your results, secured your place at (the best) uni, been on the standard pre-uni shopping trip and now actually starting university and moving to York is becoming a reality. You are going to be living independently and studying a course that you want to do – it is going to be brilliant. The simultaneous feelings … Continue reading You’ve got your place at York… now what?
Why I love Sociology at York
Hi everyone, When I received my letter saying I had got my place at York, the realisation of moving away from home hit me like a truck and I suddenly became very nervous about this new stage of my life. However, the one part of the University which helped the transition was the Sociology department. … Continue reading Why I love Sociology at York
Living in Halls: Day 1
Ahh, university halls, that place where you’ll spend a significant part of your first year; where you’ll make your first friends and where you’ll make some of your favourite memories. “But what is it actually like?” you may ask. Well, sit back, relax, and get ready to know everything you need to know about your … Continue reading Living in Halls: Day 1
College Life: In Conversation with the Goodricke Committee
One of the unique aspects of the University of York is the collegiate system, yet for many applicants it is something that you know little about prior to actually arriving at your college on the first day of term. So to give you an insight into what colleges are and what they offer you, I’ve … Continue reading College Life: In Conversation with the Goodricke Committee
Busy busy busy, how can you make the most of extracurricular activities?
I am the biggest believer in productivity and snapping up every opportunity that comes my way. In my first year I said yes to so many things and I’ve made incredible friends and wonderful memories from doing so. However, you’re also starting a new course, learning how to look after yourself, meeting new people and … Continue reading Busy busy busy, how can you make the most of extracurricular activities?
How to beat homesickness
I’ve experienced my fair share of homesickness in my time. Before uni, I moved to Beijing on my own to work for year (brave? me? more like stupid). It was utterly terrifying and at times I was incredibly homesick. My homesickness was due to a number of things including distance and cultural differences – … Continue reading How to beat homesickness
What I wish I knew before Uni life
I’m in a bit of a cathartic mood, so let me let you in on a few things I’ve been thinking about with regards to university life. WARNING: long post ahead. Applying isn’t the scariest thing ever Everyone I met when I turned up in Alcuin (woooo!) took the whole process so seriously. I basically chose my … Continue reading What I wish I knew before Uni life
Freshers Week Survival Guide
Although Fresher’s week can be one of the highlights of your first year at university, it can also be a pretty daunting prospect! Here are a few pearls of wisdom on how to survive and make the most of freshers’.. Be Prepared Whether it’s stocking up on fancy dress, piling up the hangover food or … Continue reading Freshers Week Survival Guide