An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…

Hi there once again, I’m sorry for being a bit quiet on this front- my dissertation has started occupying every conscious thought that I have! Before this dissertation take-over happened though, I had a few weeks to really reflect on what I had actually gained from my time in the USA with the lovely lot … Continue reading An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…

5 things to do in York when you’re visiting on an Open Day

One of the things I cannot emphasise enough about being a student at the University of York is how lucky we are to be living in the beautiful city of York. Although some prospective students worry that the campus is a long way from the city centre, that really isn’t the case – it’s a 10 minute … Continue reading 5 things to do in York when you’re visiting on an Open Day

An Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience: 3 epic weeks in the USA

Hi again, As the title probably gives away, these past 3 weeks in the USA have been an epic whirlwind of everything! That includes culture shock, seeing and experiencing new things and learning about a different education system. What I will say is that it is a ‘worth-every-second kind’ of whirlwind! I don’t even know … Continue reading An Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience: 3 epic weeks in the USA

Getting in and out of Clearing

This is a strange piece to write, because in some ways I hope that people won’t need to read it, as I hope everyone will get the grades they want to go to the place that they want to go. That being said, if you, like me, find yourself short of the grades you need … Continue reading Getting in and out of Clearing

Looking back and looking forward- a reflection on York

When you’re told that your time at University will speed by, it can often be hard to imagine. After all, the average time spent doing a degree,  three or four or even five years, seems like a long time. It’s true that this time will affect you – you emerge at the end a different … Continue reading Looking back and looking forward- a reflection on York

York – A French Student’s Perspective

My decision to come to the University of York, quite frankly, was a bit random. At the last minute, I went into Clearing and called York without much hope of getting a place for PPE, yet I happily discovered that they had places saved for students with all A*. So I got to study in … Continue reading York – A French Student’s Perspective

Goodbye England, Hello USA!

So, there is only 1 short day until I board my flight, with 25 other lovely York students, to the USA for our course and our mini-adventure! Although I have been counting down the days for weeks now, what I didn’t expect was the barrage of emotions that hit me as soon as I had finished … Continue reading Goodbye England, Hello USA!

Current affairs.

Headline…….Support your local midwives, make love! Hello and welcome to May’s blog. The news is full of recent events so I thought I couldn’t write this without a word or two of reflection. No, I am not talking about Leicester’s football achievements, albeit that’s a blog in itself and sometimes, in midwifery services, we also … Continue reading Current affairs.

Alternative nights to clubbing

Being a third year student, I’ve grown a little tired of student nights. I can’t deny that I have had many a great time in Salvo but if your bored of the same nights every week, or clubbing just isn’t your thing then you’ll be easily seduced by York’s bustling music scene. From funk and soul, … Continue reading Alternative nights to clubbing

The things I’ve learnt…..

Hello, Welcome to my spring blog. It’s a new term, a new season, a new organised me. Ok, maybe not, but in terms of being an organised mummy fitting in children, placement, studying, running, a crazy cocker spaniel oh, and my husband of course, I’ve learnt how not to do things along the way. At … Continue reading The things I’ve learnt…..