Get to grips with your new life away from home So, you’ve got your offer, you know what course you’re doing, and you’re all set to leave home – but you’re not sure what comes next. For most people, uni is their first taste of independent living, and that’s scary! But worry not my friends, … Continue reading Surviving the First Term at Uni
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From your contextual offer to York (tips for next year)
Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I am currently in my third year studying English and Related Literature. I am also currently the Muse (magazine) Editor for Nouse which is the oldest paper on campus. In this blog I will talk about receiving a contextual offer as well as giving some advice and top tips for your … Continue reading From your contextual offer to York (tips for next year)
Freshers’ Week – what to expect
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
An introvert’s guide to settling into university
The transition to university can be daunting. Coupled with being more of an introvert, it can sometimes feel more nerve-racking. Meeting new people Once you have arrived, there begins a process of meeting new people. Flatmates, coursemates, and a whole range of staff (let alone the social aspect of club nights and societies). Although for … Continue reading An introvert’s guide to settling into university
What is it like to be a first-generation, working-class student at university?
Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a second-year psychology student at the University of York. I am from Liverpool and am a member of Constantine College, having lived there in my first year. I am the first person in my family to attend university, which defines me as a ‘first-generation student’. Also, I … Continue reading What is it like to be a first-generation, working-class student at university?
Coming to York through Clearing
For most students, results day is always so scary. I remember dreading the 16th of August 2018. My main worry was that I didn’t know what university I would end up at, as I was not sure what grades I would have achieved. I had hoped I would end up at my firm choice, but … Continue reading Coming to York through Clearing
How to prepare for studying in the UK
Going to study in another country, another culture and possibly somewhere with another language can be a daunting prospect. In this blog post, I’m going to share some tips to help you prepare for starting at a UK university from an international student perspective. Get ready for British life First arrivals – international students by … Continue reading How to prepare for studying in the UK
How to make the most of university!
Leaving home for most people means moving away from family and friends. There are many doubts that go through prospective students’ minds no matter what age, area or financial background you’re from. You are not alone when thinking about these fears and I am going to give you some advice to help put your doubts … Continue reading How to make the most of university!
My Freshers’ Week Experience
There’s a certain legend cultivated around Freshers’ Week, that it should be the best and wildest week of your university experience. But although Freshers’ Week can be a lot of fun, for most people, myself included, university gets a lot better afterwards. My first day Arriving with my parents to move into Alcuin felt very … Continue reading My Freshers’ Week Experience
Pre-university nerves – something that we are all told is completely normal and everyone will experience. Whilst I was looking forward to starting university last year, the sense of not-knowing was still very much there – whether that be not knowing the people, the place or the day-to-day life of a university student. Nerves are … Continue reading Pre-University Nerves