In this post, I’m going to take you through 5 things to look forward to and to expect when you arrive at university. It’s such an exciting time, but it’s always useful to know how your first few weeks and months will look! 1) Meet lots of people in the same situation I was really … Continue reading 5 things to look forward to and (what to) expect when you arrive at University!
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
Starting university is an exciting, but also daunting experience. For many the transition to independent learning and living can be quite a scary change. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to use your time productively over the summer to help you prepare. Getting ready to study One thing that you could be doing … Continue reading Preparing for university: things to do over the summer
The two main reasons I chose the University of York are the academic reputation and the college system. As a member of the Russell Group, the University has a great reputation for academia and I thought it was a place where I could push myself academically. However, the reason I chose York over other Russell … Continue reading Why York?
Hi, my name is Brad and I’m a second year Chemistry student in Alcuin College. Applying to university was a daunting experience for me. As I was the first person in my family to go to university I didn’t really know what to expect. However, I’m so glad that I decided to go and especially … Continue reading Receiving my contextual offer and choosing York
In 2019 I started my Masters in Bioarchaeology at York. I was so excited to start this new chapter in my life, but I was also worried about the things that I didn’t know. I finally handed my dissertation in last week after months of hard work. So, I’m writing this blog to help alleviate … Continue reading 5 things I wish I knew before I started my Masters
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