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Student voices

Who better to tell you about student life than our students!

Get to know what it's like to live and study in York, directly from the people who are already here. Join our students as they share their experiences of university and academic life and tell you about why they love York.

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Day or week in the life

Our student content team have been busy documenting their life at York. Take a behind-the-scenes look at lectures, seminars, societies, and student life with these videos and blog posts.

Join Guy at the gym, in lectures and then performing in The History Boys with DramaSoc.

Ruth tells us about her English in Education seminars and a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Network (BAME) meeting.

Visit the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media with Tom for sound lab and live TV practicals.

Join Sarah for a busy week as an English Literature and History joint honours student.

Take a trip around Yorkshire with Sarah and explore some perfect weekend activities.

Join Kate for an action-packed day of lectures, swimming and ending in a house party. Read Kate's blog.

Day in the life of a Maths student

"Academic stuff aside, I am very involved in URY (University of York Radio Society). I host a weekly news & music chat show from 9-10pm and often DJ at live events on campus such as ‘Time warp’. Getting involved with the radio has opened up lots of great opportunities for me such as interviewing uni bands and bands on tour in York."

Will, 3rd Year Maths student. Read Will's blog

Interview with a Biology student

Read an interview with Atalie, a 2nd Year integrated Masters Biology student, by her housemate Fanni. Discover how Atalie spends her time, both in and out of the lecture theatre.

"I’m part of the Aerobics Society which I go to every week. I’m also part of the LGBT Network and Social society. Societies are also a great way to meet like-minded people and I’ve met some great people through attending society events."

Atalie, 2nd Year integrated Masters Biology student. Read Fanni's interview with Atalie

College tours

Join our Student Content team on a tour of our eight colleges for undergraduate students. Explore the different characteristics of each college and discover the inclusive college community we have here at York.

Did you know? York is one of only a handful of UK universities with a college system.

Evil Eye, one of the many quirky bars in York city centre.

My top 10

Hi! I'm Kate, a 3rd Year English Literature student and part of this year's Student Content team. I've been in York for over two years now and in that time I've come across so many great cafes, bars and restaurants in the city. So, here are my favourites:

As you can see, York has an abundance of different places to eat and drink - there really is something for everyone. Come along and find your own top 10!

What our students are saying

Our Student Content team aren't the only ones talking about their York experience. Our blog is full of stories from different students sharing their unique view on life at York – the fun stuff and the challenges! Read the blog.

Meet the team

We've brought together six current undergraduate students to form a Student Content team. In their own words, they'll give you an authentic insight into what life as a York student is really like.

Introducing our 2017/18 team (from left):

  • Guy, 3rd Year, Music Technology (Electronic Engineering), Vanbrugh College
    Interested in: DramaSoc, playwriting, music producing and teaching guitar

  • Tom, 1st Year, Film and Television Production, Derwent College
    Interested in: filmmaking, swimming, boxing and poker

  • Kate, 3rd Year, English Literature, Derwent College
    Interested in: television presenting, hiking, dancing, travel and writing

  • Fanni, 2nd Year, History of Art, Vanbrugh College
    Interested in: art curation and the Norman Rea Gallery, social media and cooking
  • Ruth, 1st Year, English in Education, Derwent College
    Interested in: youth work, performance poetry and SlamSoc

  • Sarah, 3rd Year, English Literature & History, Halifax College
    Interested in: writing, photography, yoga, travel, nature and the outdoors



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