Starting university and moving elsewhere leads to a lot of questions. There are a lot of blogs out there already about student societies, preparing to live on campus, getting prepared and organised before moving to York, part-time work, and exploring the city of York (just to name a few things I wondered about before starting … Continue reading Colleges – what to expect when you arrive at York
What is a contextual offer? By definition, a contextual offer is ‘a reduced offer for UK undergraduates that is typically one or two grades below the standard entry requirements’. They are given to students like you and I, who may have experienced socioeconomic disadvantages in their schooling, as a way to reduce pressure. The joy … Continue reading Coming To University As A Contextual Offer Holder
When I was looking for courses, I didn’t want to just do one subject, which narrowed down my choices significantly. While Natural Sciences caught my attention, a lot of universities just offered Chemistry, Physics, and Biology which wasn’t the type of variety I was looking for. York’s Natural Sciences course caught my attention because of … Continue reading Studying in the School of Natural Sciences
I will be covering ways of making money at university to help fund your studies, as well as sharing my top tips for managing your money. Part-time jobs Part-time jobs tend to fall under two main categories: university-wide jobs and city-wide jobs. A popular example of a university-wide job is a staff member at a … Continue reading How to manage your money
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 university 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 Music at York. So, read on … 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!