Coming To University As A Contextual Offer Holder

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

How to manage your money

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

A week in the life of a Sociology student

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!

The Support, Societies and Studying in Maths

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!