My experience of choosing a university wasn’t exactly easy. Having gone into my first year of sixth form with an odd goal of studying medical science – only odd, since this doesn’t suit my character at all – I was studying vastly different courses with no sense of direction at all.
In my desperation to find a university, I visited the bio-labs of at least five universities. I even considered an eight-hour trek to Bath Spa to study a course that had a title I didn’t really understand.
It was very close to my Personal Statement deadline that I realised I wanted to study English Literature and Creative Writing. I had been writing my whole life, and studying the creative writing A Level taught me to really love learning, too.
I scoured for a long time over the universities I had already visited for a creative writing course, although none had struck me as a perfect match. The moment I set foot in York St John’s grounds, I knew that this was where my future would play out.
The campus alone is beautiful. The tutors were kind and welcoming on my open day. The students who shared their experiences in accommodation were all genuinely impassioned about the uni. The uni isn’t huge, and that’s a perfect match for me – everything is close together, in a friendly and vibrant community.
The most important thing about finding your course and university is that it suits you well. When you find the right place for you, you will feel it.