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The Goodricke Freshers site is now open! The site is full of useful info about starting University and the college itself. It’s the perfect place to meet your flat mates and STYCs, ask questions, see the full freshers’ week timetable, view 360Â° panoramas of the college accommodation/facilities, and more!
Simply login with your Facebook and University account at the link below:
First things first, congratulations for getting into York, and a big welcome to the best college at York, Goodricke!
If you’ve heard anything about Freshers Week at York you may have heard the term STYC thrown about, but you still might not know what a STYC actually is. A STYC can be many things, but one thing they definitely aren’t is a small branch that has fallen off a tree (apologies for that appalling joke…)
A STYC (Second and Third Year Contact) is a current student who is a member of Goodricke College, who is in their second or third year and has volunteered to help out during freshers week. Each flat in college has two or more STYCs who befriend freshers and help them out in the first few weeks of term and beyond. They’re there to help you settle in and answer any questions you might have about freshers week, the college, university etc. They also accompany their flats on a the nights out.
The advantage of having someone with you who knows the fastest way across York, the best value taxis, and any other knowledge they have accumulated during their time at York is invaluable. Not only this but many STYCs remain good friends with their freshers for years.
So hopefully that should answer any questions you might of had about STYCS!
See you all in September!
You’re probably all sick of hearing that but it’s important to acknowledge you’ve all worked incredibly hard to get here and we want to celebrate that.
As a JCRC (Junior Common Room Committee) we’ve got the task of organising your Freshers Week and ensuring that your time in York gets off to the best possible start. We’ve got a hold range of pretty amazing activities and events planned this year so stayed tuned to our Official Goodricke Freshers 2013 Facebook page for updates, handy hints and Freshers info.
Stay tuned for more!
Where do I begin…
From the ABC disco to the final Goodricke Netball social of the year, I can honestly say that Goodricke has given me the best, most exciting first year I could have asked for. I remember timidly donning my Aussie flag in an attempt of an outfit for the ABC silent disco on the first night of freshers, never could I have imagined some of the crazy moments and insane stories that were ahead of me in my first year at Goodricke.
I have loved living in the college, Oliver Sheldon flat 12 to be precise. First and foremost the facilities are outstanding. I loved my study room with fancy en-suite and huge kitchen. On top of this the lovely JCR and GCR which was the perfect meet up spot for my friends and I, whether just chilling and chatting (with GoodMood cakes or GoodFood potatoes, all free from our JCRC) or watching a film. Not only this but the most special thing about the college is the people! Everyone is so welcoming and open and Goodricke is known for its pioneering spirit and this really is evident in every member of the college.
The point I want to get across in this post is that Goodricke is a college full of opportunities which if taken can make your first year at York one of the best. The JCRC offers a fresh take on student politics and is a great way of getting social with as many different people as possible across the years. Sport in Goodricke is a large part of the social scene. As a proud member of GCNC (Goodricke College Netball club) I have enjoyed and endured some of the best experiences of my life… From a British Military Fitness training session, to dressing as a baby with a 3rd “chav” as “my mother”, and tour banter in Dublin and even racing around campus tied to my best mate. And I could never forget the final social of the year… Taking part in netball and other college sports have allowed me to make the best of friends, not only freshers but 2nd and 3rd years. Brilliant all round really.
I would recommend the college to anyone willing and ready to get really stuck in to everything Goodricke has to offer. Its a home away from home and I can say hand on heart that I could not be happier with my first year and I look forward to making new memories with all my Goodricke guys and gals. Thank you all for an amazing year! Lets make 2013-14 the best yet!
Goodricke till I die
See you all again in September.
The box to return your completed compensation forms has been placed on the table in the nucleus, next to the post room. It will be out during Jane/Auriel’s office hours, which are 10-4 Tuesday-Friday.
The deadline for the forms is Sunday 9th June. We will be doing block runs and picking up any completed forms from the flats. If you want us to pick yours up, please leave it in an obvious place in the kitchen so we don’t miss it!
If you have any questions about the process please read this
Alternatively if you still have any questions, email us at email@example.com
We need as many completed forms as possible!
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