Category: University of York

Varsity Day

In short, Varsity Day is all about sports and pints. Absolutely nothing else matters on Varsity Day. In previous blogs, I have mentioned that The University of York has different colleges within the university: Derwent College, James College, Vanbrugh College, etc. are all examples of some colleges that students are apart of while pursuing their ...

SNOW DAY!

When people think of the UK, they normally think of Big Ben, the telephone booth, the guards with those big fluffy hats, and usually think of the weather. After being here for almost three months, I can confirm that the UK has generally crappy weather. I know that I stupidly came here during the winter, ...

University of York: What it looks like

I did not know much about the University of York before I chose it as my study abroad school. ~Adventurous~ I knew that the school was a member of the Russel Group (The UK’s version of the Ivy League), but that was just about it. Oh, and that it was in York… I bring this ...

First Rugby Match

Little back story: Derwent, my college/dorm, won the semi-final in the inter school league. The last team to beat for the championship title was the east campus team. There were some nerves arising as this game neared because east campus is a very good team. The difference between the other college teams and the east ...

Your Handy Dandy Guide to London

London is or is top three of one of the most iconic cities in the world. The centuries old history of Westminster, the hipster vibe of Camden, and the shopping center of Oxford Circus London simply has a little bit of something for everyone. I, myself, fell in love with this city the second I ...

Weekend Trip to Mum’s

A couple weeks into the exchange I told one of the floormates, Niamh (pronounced like Eve but with an N), that I wanted to go home with her because she lives in an area I wanted to visit. She lives near the Yorkshire Dales which is a national park known for its rolling hills and ...

The English Countryside: A Tale of Highs and Lows

University groups often send out emails regarding upcoming events. The most common ones are reminders of small events going on in my college or some fun activities going on throughout the school, but this time I got a new one! “Weekend hike through the beautiful hills of Ripley!” I came to England with the desire ...

Meeting the Floor Mates

For those that lived in a dorm, do you remember how nerve racking it was meeting your floor mates for the first time? That feeling of excitedness mixed with terror. You had no idea what was going to happen. How is your roommate going to be? How are your floormates going to react towards me? ...

What is a Ceilidh?

Same. What the heck is a Ceilidh? Story time! About a week and a half ago, at Derwent College, student run, social society called the JCRC (I do not know what that stands for, I tried looking it up but no luck). They sent out a Facebook invite to the event called “Derwent College Burns ...

What is a Yorkshire Pudding and Why you Should Have One

I had no idea what a Yorkshire Pudding was at all either. Once arriving in York, everyone would ask me if I had had one yet and that they are the best thing ever. I guess they are pretty good! Before we move forward, I need to tell you something. Yorkshire Pudding is not pudding. ...