University of York


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"Too many angry geese."
"It's a little sheltered from the real world and there's definitely a university 'bubble'."
"Some of the accommodation is pretty old."
"It can be hard to contact members of staff when you need to. The mental health and physical health facilities are awful."
"I didn't feel very supported through my work or feel like I was able to ask questions when I needed help with work, especially in my first and second year."
"It's a small city with a relatively dull nightlife."


"Expensive cabs (no Uber here) and a limited nightlife. We've not been successful in BUCS. The Heslington East campus is isolated and we've got poor cycle lanes."
"I'd like more information and clarity on my course's structure. The criteria for assessments could have been given at the beginning of the course as well."
"There's something of a lack of diversity. We don't have an app for bus timetables so you still have to read them off a poster at the bus stop. There's also no bus running from the main campus to the most predominantly student area (Tang Hall)."
"Marking and feedback can be vague and confusing."
"It's not sports-oriented enough for me and has some poor sports facilities."
"There's a lack of contact hours and the library is often crowded."
"Living costs are quite high here and it doesn't feel like a major modern city."
"The university has both the colleges and the students' union, and neither seem to be funded well. The only thing that keeps either going is dedicated individuals."
"My lectures weren't recorded and uploaded like in some departments."
"There's not as much integration between international and domestic students as there could be."

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