Each of us experiences university in our own unique way.
Our community at York is such a diverse mix of personalities and circumstances - it's no wonder we have so many stories to tell and experiences to share.
Get a better idea of what your journey at York might be like, by hearing from some of our students.
What to expect from Freshers' Week
Your college, department and the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) will host a range of welcome and induction events. There will also be a Freshers' Fair, where you can find out about all the amazing societies, clubs and activities you can get involved in.
Support when you need it
Our support services are here if you need them and can help you get the best from your time at York. Anyone can access student support, and specialist support is available for student communities such as care leavers, students with disabilities and international students.
A welcoming campus community
All York students automatically become members of our college system. It's the heart of our inclusive campus community.
Shape your future
All students take part in our employability programme, York Futures. We're here to help you to understand your options, reflect on your experiences and make plans for a career where you can thrive.
Societies and sports
Joining a society or a sports club is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. They offer a huge number of opportunities to indulge your interests, learn a new skill or try something completely new.
University life at York is just what I hoped it would be like, with many opportunities available and a course that is really well suited to what I want to do in the future. I’ve taken part in a range of sports as well such as rugby league, karate and dodgeball which makes it a lot easier to make friends with similar interests.
Loui, BA Accounting, Business Finance and Management (With a Year in Industry)
2020: A year of possibilities.
Posted by Charlie
Where do I start? It all began during my second year, when, in March we were all thrust into lockdown 1.0, assured it would…
A day in the life of an English Literature student
Posted by Elizabeth
My day starts at what for most students is probably an ungodly hour. However, I’ve always been a morning person and I feel most…
Staying social during the second lockdown
Posted by Elizabeth
A second lockdown was the last thing any of us wanted. Having said this it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. There…
5 things I wish I knew before I started my Masters
Posted by Megan
In 2019 I started my Masters in Bioarchaeology at York. I was so excited to start this new chapter in my life, but I…
Vlog: Postgraduate life at York – Q&A
Posted by Freyja
PhD student Freyja chats about all things postgraduate at York, including the community, city centre and opportunities that you can get involved in.…
Vlog: Postgraduate community at York
Posted by Emily
In this video, MA student Emily talks about her experience of the postgraduate community at York and how she’s made the most of her…
How to feel prepared for academic life at York
Posted by Ilhama
Settling into a UK university is very exciting. You are starting a new life in a different country, making new friends and getting familiar…
Starting university: an introduction to ‘adulting’
Posted by Mihaela
Arriving at university Before I started university, I tried to free myself from any expectations of what it would be like. From the moment…