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    (Original post by lucyx)
    How central is the campus? Is it easy walking distance from the city centre? (don't like the idea of relying on buses/trains all the time!) Thanks
    Hi there,

    Our campus is within easy reach of the city centre - you can either walk (takes about half an hour), take the bus (every 10 minutes and takes about 15 minutes) or cycle (takes 10 minutes and there are cycle routes all the way in to the city centre).

    I hope this helps and if you have any more questions please get in touch.

    Thanks,

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    I've got an offer for Politics and International Relations.is there any current student who could comment on the course?
    For accommodation I am thinking Derwent college for my first choice. Any opinions for that?
    Is this area too noisy? and if so is the library a nice place to study?
    Moreover, I am about to choose shared bathroom. Are the bathrooms in a good condition or ensuite would be a better choice?
    Thanks in advance😊
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    Random question, but do any of the colleges offer a free gym membership/ a discount?


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    (Original post by Benny100)
    Hey guys, it's been a while since I posted here.

    A lot of current students answered my questions when I was deciding to come to York so I thought that I'd do the same (Just trying to avoid work). As a 3rd year I pretty much know people on most courses and from most colleges here at York. Specifically I am studying Economics and a member of Langwith college so I can go more in depth on those particular areas.

    Feel free to ask about anything to do with the Univeristy/City and i'll do my best to get back to you.
    Hey! I'm having some difficulty choosing where to apply for accommodation. I have no idea where to apply to.I am going to study law so I would like to be close by it and I would prefer to stay in an self-catered ensuite. That's all I know, but I'm really lost... can anyone help me?
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    Hi guys !

    I will be at York on october as a visiting student (France) studying history. What is the best between getting an accomodation on York campus or outside in the town with roommates, according to my age and level (I will be aged of 20 and in my third year of bachelor) ? I was told people who live on the campus are younger. Thanks !
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    (Original post by zabia)
    Hi guys !

    I will be at York on october as a visiting student (France) studying history. What is the best between getting an accomodation on York campus or outside in the town with roommates, according to my age and level (I will be aged of 20 and in my third year of bachelor) ? I was told people who live on the campus are younger. Thanks !
    I'll be 24 and also studying History in October! I'm staying in Halls on campus. You'll probably meet more people if you stay on campus and you'll feel more integrated into the York University experiences going on around the campus.

    Maybe I'll see you there if you decide to go on campus!
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    I'll be 24 and also studying History in October! I'm staying in Halls on campus. You'll probably meet more people if you stay on campus and you'll feel more integrated into the York University experiences going on around the campus.

    Maybe I'll see you there if you decide to go on campus!
    Yes maybe ! You're a postgraduate student, according to your age, aren't you ? Which period are you studying especially ?
    Do you think that Vanbrugh is a relevant choice according to its situation near the history department ? Thanks !
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    (Original post by zabia)
    Yes maybe ! You're a postgraduate student, according to your age, aren't you ? Which period are you studying especially ?
    Do you think that Vanbrugh is a relevant choice according to its situation near the history department ? Thanks !
    I have put Vanburgh near the top of my choices. Stuck mainly to choices on the main campus where the school of History is.

    I'm a mature student not a postgraduate. I have no degree to speak of, but have come back to education at a much later date than is typical of most. As far as what to specialise in? I have not decided. I have plenty of time for that however so nothing to worry about for now.
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    I have put Vanburgh near the top of my choices. Stuck mainly to choices on the main campus where the school of History is.

    I'm a mature student not a postgraduate. I have no degree to speak of, but have come back to education at a much later date than is typical of most. As far as what to specialise in? I have not decided. I have plenty of time for that however so nothing to worry about for now.


    Ok, I don't really know what the english educational system is made of Do you have a special program for mature student, or are you mixed with others students ? You're in 1st year, 2nd year... ? I'm interesting because in France we don't really have that kind of system, people who come back to education are much more older than you (genrally 40 to 60 years old).
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    (Original post by zabia)
    Ok, I don't really know what the english educational system is made of Do you have a special program for mature student, or are you mixed with others students ? You're in 1st year, 2nd year... ? I'm interesting because in France we don't really have that kind of system, people who come back to education are much more older than you (genrally 40 to 60 years old).
    In England, you can study A-levels at night schools or you can do an Access course, which is what I did. You can take an access course after 18 I believe, but it's not quite the same as A-levels. Access is well regarded by all of the UK's Universities because of they are quite difficult. You're required to complete what would normally take two years in the space of one. I decided, after working in various jobs, that I'd like to give education another shot, so I went and did Access and now I'm on my way to York!

    That's a shame that it isn't available in France, it really is very useful!
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    In England, you can study A-levels at night schools or you can do an Access course, which is what I did. You can take an access course after 18 I believe, but it's not quite the same as A-levels. Access is well regarded by all of the UK's Universities because of they are quite difficult. You're required to complete what would normally take two years in the space of one. I decided, after working in various jobs, that I'd like to give education another shot, so I went and did Access and now I'm on my way to York!

    That's a shame that it isn't available in France, it really is very useful!

    It's available but it's quite unusual. A large majority of people continues his/her studies after passing the baccalauréat, you have qualifying cursus in two years which deliver you a degree, and with it you can work. I understand what you do, so you go to the uni on october ? It will be your first year ? You'll be with the freshmen so, won't you ?
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    (Original post by zabia)
    It's available but it's quite unusual. A large majority of people continues his/her studies after passing the baccalauréat, you have qualifying cursus in two years which deliver you a degree, and with it you can work. I understand what you do, so you go to the uni on october ? It will be your first year ? You'll be with the freshmen so, won't you ?
    Interesting! I would say it is still unusual in England and I think I'm in a pretty unique position studying at 24. I will be in the minority anyway, but I think it should be ok. Yes, I'll be studying my first year!

    All very exciting stuff! And very exciting for you, coming to study at York. A city brimming with History and one of the leading schools of Historical study in the UK!
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    If you've done an Access course, I think you won't have more problem than others students, according tot what you wrote about it. Indeed I was told that York was the second best history department of the UK, I'm quite honoured to have been chosen to study there ! Hope you will succeed !
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    (Original post by zabia)
    If you've done an Access course, I think you won't have more problem than others students, according tot what you wrote about it. Indeed I was told that York was the second best history department of the UK, I'm quite honoured to have been chosen to study there ! Hope you will succeed !
    You should feel honoured! Well done you! All the success in the world to you as well!
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    Hey

    I just wanted to ask, what sorts of things are there for commuter students, in terms of access to events, support, etc.? I'll be doing an LLM in Human Rights Law, and unfortunately can't afford to live in York, so I'll be living with my parents and commuting in.
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    Hi,I was just wondering if I could get some advice. I am going to be staying on campus at York at the Medical School but I am a mature undergraduate student (20) and I have been given options for any preferences I may have. I am trying to decide whether to go for living with postgraduates, upper year undergraduates (I think 2nd year+) or other mature first year undergraduates. I would really like to get to know people and I want to be able to make friends with people in the same boat as me but I also think it would be good to get advice from upper year students. However I don't want to be isolated with just a specific group of people. Can you please help me decide?Also, I have chosen my accommodation (first Halifax) but I have been hearing that its not that great. I really want to meet lots of different people and socialise a bit. Can you also suggest another college for me to join?Thanks
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    (Original post by constantina98)
    I've got an offer for Politics and International Relations.is there any current student who could comment on the course?
    For accommodation I am thinking Derwent college for my first choice. Any opinions for that?
    Is this area too noisy? and if so is the library a nice place to study?
    Moreover, I am about to choose shared bathroom. Are the bathrooms in a good condition or ensuite would be a better choice?
    Thanks in advance😊
    I just graduated doing straight Politics so maybe I can help here. The course is great but I made the mistake of not caring about any module choices for year two and this led to me being very bored in them modules. So I would just say for first year you don't get to pick modules so don't worry about it. Aim of Year One is to settle you into University so whilst yes do your work and do well remember it doesn't count towards your final grade. Use Year One to make loads of friends I would say!

    I was in Derwent Year One and it was a non stop party house (I hated it, I prefer a quiet house and taking the party outside to pubs or clubs etc, or drinking at another flat, rather than having the noise inside my own place). I didn't like Derwent accommodation either it was very old. Was great for politics though very short walk to most of my lectures and seminars with them being in Derwent. Library is nice but I always consider the library to be putting yourself in detention. Always preferred to work from home.

    Depends on the shower share ratio in regards to is it good. In Derwent we had two showers between the 15 of us and I hated it. When you're last in its very wet everywhere and messy and it made me cringe. It felt horrible. Years 2 and 3 I got my own en-suite and much preferred it. Shower sharing is no different to home really it was just I had bad luck with a high number of people sharing just two bathrooms.
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    Hi! I just had a quick question about what you're allowed to put on the walls in the accomodation- are sticky tack, command strips, and wall decals allowed? I'll be staying in Langwith. Thanks!
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    (Original post by Adalinda)
    Hi! I just had a quick question about what you're allowed to put on the walls in the accomodation- are sticky tack, command strips, and wall decals allowed? I'll be staying in Langwith. Thanks!
    I stayed in Langwith first year and no, they are not. However, I had posters all over my walls, so if you're willing to risk potentially being charged for any damage go for it.

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    Also, I'll be a third year law student in September, feel free to ask me any questions.
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    Hello

    Just wondering if somebody could calm my nerves a tad regarding freshers week. Little bit of a background story first. As of last week i am now 23 years old and i have already had my fun being a teen, making silly decisions and spending an even sillier amount of money on a night out that i ended up often regretting, and it took me a while to realise that going to clubs and similar activities really isn't my sort of thing. I don't find it fun anymore at all, and because i'm a bit older than most undergraduates i really, really do not want to seem like an old man/party pooper the day i arrive because that isn't the case.

    I do enjoy a pint or 5, but i prefer being sat in a pub having a conversation and a laugh instead of being squished up in a club like a tin of sardines, waiting an hour for a drink and not being able to speak to your friends all night because the music is too loud and they're all trying their hardest to pull. Really not my cup of tea. I'm a very outgoing person so there is no doubt in my mind that i will be able to make friends who have similar interests to me through the year, however i'm slightly concerned about the first few days with my potential housemates.

    So i'm wondering if any current students at the Uni have a similar outlook to me and how their freshers week went and how it panned out throughout the year.
 
 
 
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