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.
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.
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.
A world of opportunities
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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Posted by Caitlyn on 11 May 2021
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What does the City of York have to offer?
Posted by Tim on 11 May 2021
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…
What I wish I knew before starting my placement in the Operating Theatre
Posted by Christine on 11 May 2021
Getting the news A few months ago, I was told that my next placement would be in Theatre. I had very mixed feelings about…
My Year in Industry: Developing Skills and Strengths
Posted by Kimberley on 11 May 2021
I am now nearly three-quarters of the way through my year in industry placement with the Uplands Research Team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. It has been…
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