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This is a fantastic university. It has a fantastic reputation and lives up to this reputation. The city itself is overwhelmingly incredible. With the minister and city walls among many other things it is absolutely beautiful. It is close to Leeds and Newcastle, despite being a smaller city it is surrounded by many other amazing cities with great connections to both the north and the south. The university itself is wonderful. The collegiate system is a wonderful way to meet people. There is an incredible sense of rivalry as well as a very warm and homely feeling. It is not only where you love but the sports you play, the friends you make and the family you have. I study Politics which ranks one of the highest across the country. I cannot criticise this subject at all. It is very interesting where in first year I studied compulsory modules which ranged from economic, to American politics and political philosophy. It was a fantastic basis which I chose my second year subject upon. The choices were diverse and intensely interesting. After just finishing my second year I can not recommend Politics at York enough. It is above and beyond what I expected it to be. The lecturers are all so caring and always have time for feedback or questions. York is a fantastic city and university which has been fantastic for me and I’m sure will be fantastic for anyone who is lucky enough to find themselves there.
My experience at York has overall been positive. However, my flatmates steal my milk and neglect to mop the floor. Despite this, they are a sociable bunch and like to watch TV with me, which I like. In regards to the quality of education, I find it good. I study Sociology, and the workload is acceptable. However, sometimes I don’t feel pushed by my tutors to reach my full potential, which can be disappointing. The nightlife is expensive, and shopping would be too if it weren’t for the convenient Aldi that serves all my needs. But York is a pretty city, with lots to do in the day. I would half-heartedly recommend York because Newcastle is better.
When I first arrived in York, I was scared of the horror-stories about asbestos-ridden accommodation. However, I can safely say that only some of the buildings are like this! Mine is spacious and beautiful. There are a lot of contact hours on my Biology course, and I am provided with excellent feedback and the lab facilities are top notch. In addition to this, there are a large number of sports facilities that I make frequent use of, including an Olympic Swimming Pool, running track, cycling track, athletics track, football pitches, etc etc.
The city of York is small yet charming and is the location where Diagon Alley from Harry Potter was filmed (to give you an idea of its quintessential charm). I know for a fact that I am having a better time at uni than my friends who study elsewhere. Go to York.
I am French. York has welcomed me with an open bosom and let me into their life. From day one I decided that England was my new home. My course, English Literature, is thoroughly very good, and although there aren’t many lectures on my course, the ones that there are, are packed with information. The course is very independently led, and the library is a good resource for me to read in.
The accommodation is perfect for me to sing in, and the Women’s football team provides me with something to do because I am tee-total. I was disappointed at the cost of the Horseriding club, but I guess this just can’t be helped. I cook my own meals, because I am a vegetarian and there are lots of local shops that provide for my needs.
Despite the cost of Horseriding club, ultimately I would recommend the University of York to anybody from France.
I am a big fan of the University of York, it is a welcoming collegiate environment that you don’t get from other universities. My Biology degree is fascinating, and York support me in my quest to be a Biologist – they provide fascinating research-based excursions to Scotland free of charge that will surely help me find a job. Accommodation is modern, bright, well-furnished, homely, and with a great sense of camaraderie. The nightlife is one word: BRILLIANT. There are a variety of clubs, each with their own intriguing aura and style. Varying from loud and poppy, to quiet and cool. The only thing I would improve is the amount of feedback I am given on my work, which is limited. 🙁 Despite this i would recommend the University of York to anybody at all.
University of York is a great uni and is packed with things to do. My experience of the accomodation has been great and the campus itself is stunning. My course (biomedical science) has clearly been very thought out and there is a lot of support available. York city is less than 20 minutes away by bus and has a great nightlife with a wide choice of bars and clubs, and is also a great place to go during the day for shopping and exploring. I would highly recommend University of York as a fun uni without the packed city feel.
York’s an ideal uni for anyone looking to be challenged without giving their entire life over to study. The staff have been very supportive and have been helpful in settling me in for the first term. From my experience the accommodation is very good in comparison to other universities as well. There’s a heap of societies to join and get involved with in a diverse range of interests. There’s also real sense of belonging to the uni and particularly to the colleges, which host a variety of events and help with our day to day lives. The city itself is a bonus, it’s a fun city with the “city feel” without being overwhelmingly large and the night life is top drawer.
It’s a great uni all round and I’ve really enjoyed my first term, would definitely recommend.
I love the University of York, as it seems to fall into a perfect bracket below the countries’ more elite and intense universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Durham yet still maintains an outstanding quality of education as well as the perks of a collegiate system- not to mention the beautiful campus. There is room in York for those who simply want to learn and graduate with an impressive degree, but also those who wish to fully enjoy their university experience: making new friends; joining societies; experiencing the city and all its’ charm. I am half way through my first year and have settled in well, and look forward to my future years here. Accommodation is of varying age, although there are new buildings being built constantly and I do not know of anyone who doesn’t enjoy the flat-sharing experience.