Second year student Libby tells us about her experience of the activities and events at Anne Lister College at the University of York.
The University of York is one of only a handful of UK universities that have a collegiate system – and we take it pretty seriously! Although every college at York has its own unique qualities, each has its own student-elected and led associations. Each student association is in charge of organising and running events, representing … Continue reading A year in the life of a college student association member
University of York’s colleges are the jewels in its crown. From the courts of James, the leafy village-feel of Halifax, the resident cat of Alcuin, to the sleek heights of Constantine, each college is a unique puzzle piece essential to university life. They’re so much more than just accommodation blocks. They make you feel at … Continue reading How the colleges made me feel at home in York
A second lockdown was the last thing any of us wanted. Having said this it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. There are plenty of things we as students can be doing to stay connected and make the most of university even when close contact is restricted. One of the few good things … Continue reading Staying social during the second lockdown
Module choices Regardless of which course you take within the School of PPE, there is such a great variety of module choices. This increases as you progress so that you’ll be able to really choose to study what you’re interested in. Those studying PPE itself have 2 routes they can choose. The standard route has … Continue reading Three things to look forward to about PPE at York
Economics at the University of York is generally a relatively contact-hour heavy course. In second year I can have up to sixteen contact hours on campus a week! Balancing the workload of university with social commitments can be tricky, but it is definitely doable to ensure you get the best of your university experience. Hopefully … Continue reading A Week in the Life of an Economics Student
The first society I joined during Freshers’ Week was Baking Society, and I have loved being a part of it ever since! I love to bake at home, and I thought it would be a great way to continue baking affordably, without needing to bring loads of baking equipment with me to uni. It was … Continue reading Baking Society – Ready, Set, Bake!
I am sitting in my room and looking up at the pinboard calendar. Just realizing that almost two months have passed since I first arrived. A lot has happened, including: countless socials (always look for free pizza) dance lessons, the discovery of the fact that Diagon Alley is just a 40 minute walk from my … Continue reading Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university
Life at Uni – Myths vs Reality Moving to University can be a daunting concept. As prospective students, many people worry about commonly voiced (and not necessarily accurate!) ideas about Uni life. This mini article aims to put some of these common concerns to rest: myths vs reality. Myth 1 – It’s too expensive! Often … Continue reading Life at University – Myths vs Reality
My name is Rosie and I am a third year sociology student. In my first year, I picked up rowing as a novice and haven’t regretted it since! Prior to uni, I wasn’t very sporty. I only wandered around the sports section of Freshers’ Fair purely because my flatmate wanted to, I hadn’t intended to … Continue reading Rowing at the University of York