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University of York

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Gracia

Gracia

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2021

Politics

PhD

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 6 NOV 2019

The best home in the UK for studying and living!

Been living in York for 3 years makes me feel very homey and enjoyable.   During my study at the University of York, I also  found a new academic environment beyond my expectation. Also in relation to my PhD, I got the best supervisors so far and very relevant to my research interest.

Been living in York for 3 years makes me feel very homey and enjoyable. During my study at the University of York, I also found a new academic environment beyond my expectation. Also in relation to my PhD, I got the best supervisors so far and very relevant to my research interest.

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Srish

Srish

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2019

English Literature

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 25 AUG 2019

Fantastic uni experience!

I'm so glad I chose the University of York to pursue my undergrad degree as I've had an absolutely terrific experience. What I love best about the university is the college system- it gives you a chance to be a part of your own little community outside of your degree. The incredible support available at the university and the range of opportunities available outside of my degree, from societies to volunteering to work experience have played a big part in my university experience. 

I'm so glad I chose the University of York to pursue my undergrad degree as I've had an absolutely terrific experience. What I love best about the university is the college system- it gives you a chance to be a part of your own little community outside of your degree. The incredible support available at the university and the range of opportunities available outside of my degree, from societies to volunteering to work experience have played a big part in my university experience.

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Ore

Ore

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2020

Economics

Economics and Finance

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 24 AUG 2019

Good balance of academics and extracurricular

The university is world class, with very good lecturers. It also encourages involvement in societies with over 200 societies available and a chance to make your own. The university cares a lot about the wellbeing of the students as well.

The university is world class, with very good lecturers. It also encourages involvement in societies with over 200 societies available and a chance to make your own. The university cares a lot about the wellbeing of the students as well.

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Rene

Rene

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2021

Film & Television

PhD in Theatre, Film, TV and IM

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 19 AUG 2019

Great University!

I've had a great experience as a postgraduate student at the University of York. It is not only a great place to study, but also a great place to live and experience the UK. I have been able to meet other students that come from all around the world, so studying here has not only helped me to grow academically, but has also been a great social experience. I love York, I would definitely recommend choosing it as your future university. 

I've had a great experience as a postgraduate student at the University of York. It is not only a great place to study, but also a great place to live and experience the UK. I have been able to meet other students that come from all around the world, so studying here has not only helped me to grow academically, but has also been a great social experience. I love York, I would definitely recommend choosing it as your future university.

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Isabel

Isabel

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2019

Biomedical Sciences

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 10 AUG 2019

Integrity of the university is strong

The integrity of the University, its courses and teaching is strong in my experience. Professors are truly interested in connecting with students to share their lifelong passions and to persuade students to dedicate themselves to these disciplines as well. The library is a great study space, but Biology has its own study area, which is also a nice alternative study space. I am involved in Yoga Society which is a great reflective and flexible way for exercising. All my expectations for University have been met at York, where I met lots of diverse people who have shaped me and enriched my experience and life. 

The integrity of the University, its courses and teaching is strong in my experience. Professors are truly interested in connecting with students to share their lifelong passions and to persuade students to dedicate themselves to these disciplines as well. The library is a great study space, but Biology has its own study area, which is also a nice alternative study space. I am involved in Yoga Society which is a great reflective and flexible way for exercising. All my expectations for University have been met at York, where I met lots of diverse people who have shaped me and enriched my experience and life.

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2020

History

Early Modern History

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 6 AUG 2019

Great experience

I think the University of York has been extremely well suited to my needs as a postgraduate student. My Department and the community it creates has been the best part of my experience. The Department is young and vibrant and very willing to help out all of their students, the Humanities Research Centre is an amazing space for humanities postgrads and the city itself is a great place to live and study. They have so many societies to join, and the Graduate Students Association provides activities for postgrads. 
Funding has been the biggest obstacle - I was only aware of one type of scholarship, which I was not awarded, although they have a few more options now for international students. Nevertheless, funding is limited and competitive, so that is something to keep in mind when applying, particularly if you would rely on outside funding.

I think the University of York has been extremely well suited to my needs as a postgraduate student. My Department and the community it creates has been the best part of my experience. The Department is young and vibrant and very willing to help out all of their students, the Humanities Research Centre is an amazing space for humanities postgrads and the city itself is a great place to live and study. They have so many societies to join, and the Graduate Students Association provides activities for postgrads. Funding has been the biggest obstacle - I was only aware of one type of scholarship, which I was not awarded, although they have a few more options now for international students. Nevertheless, funding is limited and competitive, so that is something to keep in mind when applying, particularly if you would rely on outside funding.

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Mi Chelle

Mi Chelle

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2021

English Literature

BA (Hons) in English

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 3 AUG 2019

Having a lovely time so far

I've only just finished my first year but I'm loving my university experience so far. I've gotten the opportunity to get involved in so many volunteering activities on campus as well as clubs and societies, stuff that has definitely boosted my CV. The campus is absolutely lovely and I've managed to make many friends during my time here thus far, despite my initial homesickness and anxieties about coming to university. The staff in my department are also very helpful and friendly and they've been very willing to help us in any way they can. The university has a great support system and a vibrant and active student environment, so you definitely won't regret applying and coming here to further your studies. 

I've only just finished my first year but I'm loving my university experience so far. I've gotten the opportunity to get involved in so many volunteering activities on campus as well as clubs and societies, stuff that has definitely boosted my CV. The campus is absolutely lovely and I've managed to make many friends during my time here thus far, despite my initial homesickness and anxieties about coming to university. The staff in my department are also very helpful and friendly and they've been very willing to help us in any way they can. The university has a great support system and a vibrant and active student environment, so you definitely won't regret applying and coming here to further your studies.

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Ran

Ran

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2016

Politics

MA in International Relations

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 29 JUL 2019

Great time in studying at the University of York

I came to York with little educational background in politics. The lecturers and tutors are so nice here, not just being knowledgable but also caring and inspiring. Love the wide range of modules that it offers, and also met people from all cultures. That is why I stay for my PhD. Strongly recommend York to everyone who wants to have world-class education and meets interesting people. 

I came to York with little educational background in politics. The lecturers and tutors are so nice here, not just being knowledgable but also caring and inspiring. Love the wide range of modules that it offers, and also met people from all cultures. That is why I stay for my PhD. Strongly recommend York to everyone who wants to have world-class education and meets interesting people.

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Tianshi

Tianshi

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2019

Accounting

Accounting, business finance and management

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 29 JUL 2019

Best studying journey

The University of York offers lots of opportunities apart from the course, like career insight days, studying a foreign language, volunteering week, etc. After these three years I felt like I improved myself as a whole, not only the academic aspects, but also personal ability. The staffs are helpful and friendly, I just felt really lucky to choose this university 

The University of York offers lots of opportunities apart from the course, like career insight days, studying a foreign language, volunteering week, etc. After these three years I felt like I improved myself as a whole, not only the academic aspects, but also personal ability. The staffs are helpful and friendly, I just felt really lucky to choose this university

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Liza

Liza

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2020

Biochemistry

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 29 JUL 2019

The University that delivers excellence in all aspects

Both the University of York and the city itself provides a multitude of exciting opportunities to broaden your knowledge, get useful experience and learn more about the culture of the UK. During my time here, I have learned a lot in both my field of study and as a person, thanks to the vibrant student life fuelled by experienced academics and a diverse community of students. A huge number of societies catering for any interest imaginable particularly impressed me during my application process, and helped me discover my passion for an unexpected hobby! Check out the list of student-run societies at the Students Union (YUSU) website - you are guaranteed to find something for yourself, or if not - start a new one :)

Both the University of York and the city itself provides a multitude of exciting opportunities to broaden your knowledge, get useful experience and learn more about the culture of the UK. During my time here, I have learned a lot in both my field of study and as a person, thanks to the vibrant student life fuelled by experienced academics and a diverse community of students. A huge number of societies catering for any interest imaginable particularly impressed me during my application process, and helped me discover my passion for an unexpected hobby! Check out the list of student-run societies at the Students Union (YUSU) website - you are guaranteed to find something for yourself, or if not - start a new one :)

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