Where I am from, it is common to take at least one gap year after high school before considering university. In my case, I was split between going straight to university or taking a gap year to travel. Luckily, I found a middle ground. Studying in the UK became my way of combining my academic … Continue reading Studying in the UK: so much more than just an academic education
When I think back to receiving my offer for the University of York, and how I was feeling at the time, I remember a blur of emotions. Mainly it was happiness and relief at the fact that my hard work had paid off and been recognised (it’s always important to remember that getting into uni … Continue reading Navigating Mental Health on the Twisting Road to University
I’m Quratulaien, and I’m a third-year Sociology student at the University of York. I wrote this blog post for students who want to know the general day-to-day life of a sociology student. In the blog I mention how I spend my time as a student, social events you can be a part of outside of studying, and how I tried to make the most of everything available to me. There is a lot to enjoy about university, and I can understand how scary it can be not having an idea about where to begin. I hope my blog can make things a little easier for you and put things into perspective!
We are all aware of the famous saying; small fish in a big pond. When you first go to university, it can absolutely feel that way too. For LGBTQ+ students, you may feel daunted by how much there is at university or have been starved of the community you have always dreamed of. Well, look … Continue reading Student support – support for LGBTQ+ students
When I applied to university, I was looking for a department that could support and encourage my academic and creative interests. I wanted to study at a university that was passionate about all musical disciplines: performance, composition, and musicology. There are several ways that you get academic support within the Music Department at York. So, … Continue reading Academic Support as a Music Student
Hello, I’m JJ and I’m a second year mathematics student! I know that starting university is a big adjustment, which is why in this blog post I will highlight all of the dynamics of studying maths which support and enable you to be a happy thriving maths student! I talk about everything that comes with being a maths student at York, like the community atmosphere, how you feel a part of that community, ways to get help when you need it (which you will, you’re studying maths!) and all of the positivity surrounding your studies. Studying can be hard-work, which is why the maths department make sure you realise you aren’t alone and ensure that you are having fun too!
What is the Student Buddying Scheme? The Student Buddying Scheme is a scheme where the University pairs new students with current students. Starting university is a new process for many people, and I know it can be quite daunting. Having a student buddy can be a massive help in this sense. They can help you … Continue reading Student Buddying Scheme: helping you settle into uni
Congratulations on getting an offer to York. Getting an offer is an amazing achievement and you should feel very proud of yourself! My name is Maisie, I am a first-year student studying Psychology in Education and a member of Vanbrugh College. In this blog post, I will be discussing the importance of post-offer visit days, … Continue reading You’ve received an offer- what next?
Hey York student – you’ve made it! You’ve done your uni shop, packed your stuff, travelled many miles, hopefully met your flatmates, and now you’re here. The next step is to take advantage of your time during your first year, to get involved with your college. After I got my contextual offer and arrived at … Continue reading Getting Involved With Your College During First Year
Joining University This post will give you top tips on how to plan and prepare for your student life at the University of York. This is an incredibly exciting time for you but moving away from home or simply just going to university, can be stressful. Whilst my experience may differ from yours, I have … Continue reading How to plan and prepare for student life at the University of York