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.
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.
Ruth tells us about her English in Education seminars and a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Network (BAME) meeting.
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
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.
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.
Why I chose York: colleges, city, course
Posted by Morgan on 18 November 2019
The college system I really liked the idea of York’s collegiate system. Having your first-year halls being more than just a place to live…
Freshers’ Week Vlog
Posted by Faye on 16 October 2019
Hi, I’m Faye and I’m in my first year at York doing Biomed. I wanted to vlog my Freshers’ Week not only to keep…
My Freshers’ Week experience
Posted by Morgan on 19 August 2019
On your first day, I would expect a lot of waiting around! You’ll probably have to wait for your Freshers’ packs and for your…
Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective
Posted by International student bloggers on 19 August 2019
Some of our students explain what Freshers’ Week is really like at university in the UK, from the perspective of an international student. Mi…
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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