I discovered the Centre for Applied Human Rights while researching schools. What caught my eye in particular was the opportunity that CAHR offers to pursue a two-week placement with its NGO partners in Malaysia or York. It’s not a programme of theories, but actual “hands-on” participation. It offers a chance to truly see and learn … Continue reading Developing support for the gypsy and traveller community alongside York Travellers Trust
The opportunity to work on a “real” project with an active charity was a major influence on my decision to study at York. I chose a local charity, Survive, mainly because I had joined its board of trustees a couple of months earlier; it presented an opportunity both to get to know the organisation better … Continue reading Working with Survive in York to support survivors of sexual abuse
This course has a strong emphasis on making students experience some of the real-life challenges human rights professionals encounter. A great component to this objective are the placement opportunities that CAHR offer. These are unique opportunities to work with NGOs and their partners in a human rights related issue. While students can choose between placements … Continue reading A placement with the York Human Rights City Network
Happy Christmas, and welcome to 2016! As we approach the new term, and I approach the halfway point of my university life, (not quite sure how we got here so quick), I wanted to just look at what things are different between now, and this time last year, and hopefully give a bit of an … Continue reading One year on
As I take my seat in the Ron Cooke Hub lecture hall, I sink into my chair and feel relieved that January exams are over. This term we are starting new modules that to me, sound very interesting and I’m quite excited to start them, including one on artificial intelligence. Even though exams are over for … Continue reading Exams, Coursework and Internships…term 2 of a computer scientist
Originally, York wasn’t one of my university choices. Living in East Yorkshire means that my parents are a mere 45 minute drive away, and at the time, that didn’t seem far enough! I came to the summer Open Day at the end of Year 12, simply because it was so close. I figured that it would be … Continue reading Maths at York: a student perspective
Picking a university is hard. It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life, and it’s completely understandable if you’re nervous. So let me tell you why I chose the department, and explain two of the great things about York – the colleges and the city. Firstly, the department. You’ve probably spent … Continue reading Why should you choose York for History? A student view.
Hello! How was your Christmas? I hope Santa brought you everything you wanted and that you stuffed your faces and had a great break! (In any order). In this blog post I thought it’d be a good idea to tell you about the sort of things I get up to in a typical week studying … Continue reading Studying in TFTV
Most modules for the Social Policy and Applied Social Science pathways have no exams, which is great but does mean you have lots of essays and assignments to do throughout the year. This Christmas break I had three to do – two essays and one Social Research Methods assignment. The titles get released around mid … Continue reading Christmas, New Year and Essays!
Hello again English Literature people! I hope you all had very merry Christmases (that word doesn’t look right) and have survived the return to school relatively unscathed. It’s now 2016, and for many of you, this will be the year you actually go to university. That means it’s definitely time to start cogitating on which … Continue reading English Lit January 2016