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)
When coming to university, one of my (and everyone else’s) main fears was the following question that kept haunting me until my arrival: What should I do if I don’t make any friends, or what if people don’t like me? Two years into my degree at the University of York, I know that it is … Continue reading Settling in and making friends at uni
If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’re coming to York in September – yay! Or you’re at least considering it, which is also worth a yay! And if, like me, when I was in your shoes, you might also be a contextual offer holder as well. So that’s a triple yay! But … Continue reading My top tips for settling in
When choosing your accommodation, here are some things you might want to consider: Do you want to live close to where you’ll be studying? When I was choosing my accommodation, I knew I wanted to be near the law building so I could sleep in knowing I lived only a 5-minute walk away. Therefore, I … Continue reading What to consider when choosing accommodation
Hello! My name is Jen and I’m a first year Theatre student. You may have read my postcard, if that’s the case, hello again! Coming to university is a scary thing. I won’t lie, it’s very different to college or sixth form but there are so many things you can look forward to; whether it’s … Continue reading Things to look forward to at the University of York!
English student Natalya runs through five ways you can connect with the York community before you arrive.
Starting at University usually brings homesickness to most, at least for the first couple of weeks. This can be even more challenging for those travelling from a different country. I’ve listed my top tips for dealing with homesickness. Bring your home comforts When packing for university, bring any items that remind you of home. This … Continue reading 3 tips on dealing with homesickness
Studying at York was my first experience of education outside of my country. My old university was just five minutes from my house. So, I was a bit worried about going to study thousands of miles away from home. I was happy, scared, and excited at the same time. For me, it was the beginning … Continue reading Tips for settling into a UK university
Before you arrive I am an international first-year student from Hong Kong and my accommodation is in the beautiful Constantine College. When I arrived in the UK, I had to order necessities such as pillows and bedding online, as I didn’t realise that I needed to bring that with me. I wished that I had … Continue reading Accommodation: settling in as an international student
Why I chose York I chose York because it was one of the top destinations for Biological Sciences in the UK. Besides that, the University of York is also part of the Russell Group, which are research-intensive universities. The research being done in York encompasses a wide range of interests, with impactful results to the … Continue reading Studying in the Department of Biology, an International Student perspective!