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Deciding to go to university is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your future.

It has the potential to shape your life in so many ways, from supercharging your career and broadening your horizons, to the friends you’ll meet and the memories you’ll make. 

Hear from our current students about why they chose to study at York and their university experience so far.

Adam's story

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"At York there are so many opportunities to get involved in. There are over 200 societies and 65 sports clubs. I found it really easy to meet people that are similar to me."

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A second-year Music student from Lancaster, Adam chose York because of the vibrant campus and the reputation of the staff. In his downtime Adam enjoys discovering York's many cycle paths as well as taking part in lots of societies - from York Student Television to Chamber Choir.

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Christine's story

Space to be myself

Christine is a second-year studying Adult Nursing. She is originally from Nigeria and is based in Stockton-On-Tees. When she's not studying or on placement, Christine enjoys exploring the city's many cafes and relaxing over pizza and a movie with the Disney society.

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"When I visited the campus I fell in love with the environment and I really loved how there were so many modern buildings whilst there being so much nature and green space."

Danial's story

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"York being a part of the Russell Group universities gave me that little bit more of an assurance of the quality of education that I was going to receive. It's really nice to go to a university with such a reputation like that."

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An international student from Malaysia, Danial is in his final year studying Law on the three year programme. As well as keeping fit with the university's Mixed Martial Arts Club, Danial enjoys catching a film at York's cinemas and walking the ancient city walls.

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