university life

As 18-year-olds up and down the United Kingdom await the results of exams to see whether they have been accepted into their
Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.
Across many universities beside York, from St. Andrews to Chester, university Christian Unions are known for their regular acts of goodwill and their members' enthusiasm. 'Grilling a Christian' is not the first time that the University of York's Christian Union has hosted an atypical event on campus and it won't be the last.
So many people associate Freshers' Week with massive parties and heavy drinking, but that's a pretty outdated stereotype of student life! Yes, we've got a packed week of clubbing and live acts going on - but we've also got hundreds of other events and there are so many opportunities to meet people who want to do the same things as you do!
Good luck with your inevitable career as a telesales exec working for a boss who takes the piss out of you on a daily basis for going to uni and lectures you on how he's so successful after graduating from the 'university of life'. It probably won't make you want to die.
If there is one thing I have learned from my degree (Archaeology and Anthropology) it is that no one ever fits an 'ideal' type such as the 'hyper-social student' that the media presents. And so, instead of creating a breeding ground for social anxiety and even a damaging retreat into isolation, perhaps we could take a bit more time to do or see things a bit more inclusively.
University will teach you how to read a 600 page book in twenty minutes, how to write an essay in a day, and how to appear really clever. It'll also teach you some valuable life lessons that you'll take with you long after you've forgotten what on earth postmodernism is.
When I first began my university experience all those years ago in 2011, I was one of those annoying people who cried endlessly for their parents and wanted nothing more than to go home. Now, however, I am about to start my third year at Swansea University and I am so happy to be back in my student house with permanent bottles of wine in the fridge in favour of actual food, permanent damp and occasional mice.
When I first broke the news to my nearest and dearest that I was going to study in Australia for a year, it's fair to say that it raised a few eyebrows. The general response went something like this: "Australia? Oh really? Well, what fun! How lovely and sunny! ... Oh, studying?"
The problem seems to be that of stereotyping. The stereotyped image - not helped by sites like UniLAD - of a male university student is of a hard drinking, banter mad, sexist frat boy. The stereotype of sports' team members was even worse
Living situations are one of the most important and impacting factors for students, and the hardest to get right. Most of my friends have either found that perfect living partnership, or its been disastrous from beginning to end. I belong to the latter party, the one who's dreams never seem to come true.
Fundamentally, a university education is about the application of theory to practice learned within an educational community. But we need to play close attention to each of these words to understand why this is a radical idea.
I met up with an old friend Robert down at the Commonwealth Club near to the Charing Cross tube station in London yesterday