Now you have got your offer to do a Masters degree at the University of York, what can you look forward to? You might be finishing your undergraduate degree, or coming back to academia after a break of however many years. Whatever the case, there are lots of things you can look forward to about … Continue reading Three reasons to look forward to starting your Masters at York
Hey, my name’s Alex (he/him). I’m in the first year of my PhD. In this post, I’ll share with you 5 tips for looking after your mental health as a student. Make time for the things that are important to you Whilst it goes without saying that your degree is a big priority, it’s also … Continue reading Tips for maintaining your mental health as a student
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
I remember thinking I knew why university open days were important. I thought I was going for the ‘gut feeling’ I would experience that would indicate that university was right for me. People told me I would know from this feeling where I belonged; I thought it would come to me during my tour or … Continue reading Open Days: Why should you go?
Christmas at #York is utterly magical. Between the twinkling lights and the infamous Christmas markets, even the Grinch would be feeling #festive! 🎁 With many events taking place, such as @uycu_ ‘s ‘Carols at the Minster’, and @uoyhistorysoc ‘s Winter Formal, Christmas is all around you! Even just taking a stroll through the Christmas markets, or the Kirkgate Christmas Tale Street at @yorkcastlemuseum, you can’t help but smile!🎄 Not only picturesque, the atmosphere in York during the Christmas period is super wholesome! Beautifully decorated #Christmas trees and delicious food stalls fill the streets, attracting visitors from all over the world. The air is full of happiness, and the smell of doughnuts- although I don’t know which is better!🍩 So, grab a Baileys hot chocolate and take a ride on the carousel…🎠 I promise you won’t regret it! Or just spend the afternoon inside decorating your house in #Christmassy pyjamas! The opportunities are endless. York is the place to be during the winter months. My only advice would be to make sure you bring a bobble-hat and gloves🧤, it’s pretty cold up north! However, enduring the north-pole like conditions is 100% #worthit to experience a York Christmas! ✨
Choosing which university to join involves more than researching the university itself. As you’ll likely be living in that city for 3 or more years, a crucial part of deciding between universities is their location. This was one of the main reasons why I chose York. In this blog, I will try to give you … Continue reading What does the City of York have to offer?
Moving cities is not always easy and I would be lying if I said that it was easy for me. As an international student, I did not only move from one city to another but from one country to another. I come from Berlin and have lived there all my life. Berlin is a large … Continue reading Berlin to York – what moving from a big to a small city was like for me
Before I went to the post-offer visit day at York, I had about four choices of universities that I shortlisted. York wasn’t the first because I didn’t know much about it and I missed the open day. But that changed very quickly when I decided to sign up to come and visit for a day. … Continue reading Three reasons to go to a Post Offer Visit Day
It’s September. You’ve returned to sixth-form to find your first assembly back is on: UCAS and applying to university. *Cue meltdown* How to choose your university But seriously – how do you decide which course you want to do nevermind which university you study it at? Seems impossible right? (It gets even worse when your … Continue reading How to choose your university – Why I chose York
It has been over two years since I moved to the UK to study, and they have been two of the most incredible, dramatic and ridiculous years of my life. I have grown up in international communities, living in Uganda and then Switzerland. Despite my parents both being from Cheltenham, I never lived in the … Continue reading Life at uni: 10 things I learned when I moved to York