Choosing a university can seem like an incredibly daunting task. It’s where you’ll be spending the next few years of your life. And even after you’ve got your offers you still have to make the all-important decision to choose one of them.
You’ve unpacked your room, met your flatmates, and now it’s time to settle into university. After the initial buzz of moving in and Freshers’ Week, the reality of university life sets in. The highs of new friends, nights out, and exciting hobbies arrive alongside the lows of homesickness, deadlines, and hangovers! Your first term at … Continue reading Settling into University: Making the Most of it
When I set foot in Heathrow Airport for the very first time in September 2018, I was down with a terrible sore throat and a cough. And even though I had my parents with me, I was terrified and anxious. After they dropped me off in my room at Alcuin College, hugged and said their … Continue reading How student societies at York made me feel part of a community
I’m sure you will have heard it many times before, but university really does give you the chance to find yourself and meet your people. The way I did that was through joining a range of societies and taking part in volunteering projects. From sport to music to activism to Animal Crossing Society, there is … Continue reading My Experience of Student Societies
When you arrive at University your first thoughts might not be about securing a part-time job, and if it is you might not know where to look, who to contact or what are the best jobs to get. A great thing about the University of York is the number of part-time jobs they offer to … Continue reading Can I get a part-time job at university?
There are so many things to look forward to but I’m going to try and whittle it down to just three. Wish me luck! Choice The beauty of linguistics is that it is so varied. There are so many aspects to the course which means it’s very easy to find something that interests you. The … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Linguistics at York
At times, university can be stressful or overwhelming. When that happens, you, like me, may want someone other than a fellow student to talk to and support you through whatever’s happening. Older people – maybe only a few years, maybe a lot – with more experience of life. I’m used to a robust support network … Continue reading How to find a family-like support network away from home
By it’s very definition, university is “a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees”; but I believe that university isn’t just about the academia. The experience of university is all about personal growth and development and taking opportunities that wouldn’t be available outside of it. This includes several extra-curricular activities ranging from societies, … Continue reading The importance of extra-curricular activities at university
Getting used to living in a whole new place where you don’t really know anyone is difficult at the best of times. However, due to a variety of circumstances, you might be finding it particularly hard to adjust. Although this is an added struggle, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. You can still … Continue reading How to settle into university if you’re struggling
Hi there! I’m Mi Chelle, a second year student from Malaysia studying English and Related Literature. Applying to university can be a stressful process. Even after you’ve received offers from the universities you applied to, you still have the daunting task of choosing one to go to and kickstart your university life. York is an … Continue reading Why I chose York (from the perspective of an international English Literature student)