The length of the holidays when you’re at uni is slightly absurd, by real-world standards, but its existence is well justified. What you choose to do in your 3 months of summer holidays can be either very fun or a great CV booster or both. Last summer I made a fair effort at ticking the ‘both’ option. The … Continue reading What to do over the holidays
Month: December 2016
Wait, so you’re an elderly nurse? But you look so young!
“No, LD, a Learning Disability nurse!” A couple of colleagues and I, all Learning Disability student nurses, went to a recent conference with Health Education England (HEE). We met fellow students from London, Hull and Northumbria and many others to discuss the attraction of Learning Disability nursing, the course we are undertaking, any problems we … Continue reading Wait, so you’re an elderly nurse? But you look so young!
Christmas in York
In previous years, I have returned to my home town for my Christmas holiday. However, this year I decided to stay in York, as it is my last year where I can spend my Christmas here! Let me explain a bit about how people celebrate Christmas in York. A Christmas market, which is situated in York city centre, was … Continue reading Christmas in York
Philosophy at A-Level and Degree – What’s the Difference?
If A-Level is difficult – is a Degree Still for Me? On the one hand, I loved studying A-Level Philosophy. The chance to explore the ideas of some of history’s best philosophers was a whole new opportunity. So if you’re studying A-Level at the moment, and loving it, you’d have good reason to. Despite this though, I did find aspects of … Continue reading Philosophy at A-Level and Degree – What’s the Difference?
English at York: liberating and self-affirming
In my first term at university, I learned so much. It felt like my mind was suddenly so much more receptive to new ideas. *CLICHE ALERT* I saw the world with fresh eyes. This wasn’t just a case of learning about new authors and new texts, it went wider than that. I want to show … Continue reading English at York: liberating and self-affirming
Top 5 tips for revising for January exams (and Christmas fun!)
Although it may not be the most action packed of topics to cover in my blog, we all know that revision is utterly unavoidable and very important. Therefore I thought I would try and give the best tips I could for revising over the Christmas break while I was revising myself. Make a realistic time … Continue reading Top 5 tips for revising for January exams (and Christmas fun!)
Why I love Music at York
This being my first blog post here, I’d better start basic… I love being at York. Corny as it might sound, I really have been so grateful for my time here so far. I had a pretty unhappy time towards the end of school, and actually went to another university to study Anthropology before leaving … Continue reading Why I love Music at York
Supporting refugee rights on placement in Malaysia
I decided to apply for this LLM due to its focus on international human rights law and the placement opportunity. At the time of application, I was not sure if I would like to go to Malaysia. I was there with my family for a while about 20 years ago which was a bittersweet memory. … Continue reading Supporting refugee rights on placement in Malaysia
Expanding the support for sex workers through a placement in York
I worked on behalf of Survive, a York-based charity looking to expand their services into offering support for sex workers. My team and I took on the task of researching other organisations involved in similar work, using their experiences to help us produce a report for Survive on how they could develop their services. During … Continue reading Expanding the support for sex workers through a placement in York
Dipped in the cauldron of humanity: on placement with Natural Justice in Cape Town
I have been dipped in the cauldron of humanity, and am wrenched out, spluttering for breath, drenched in ideas, opinions, emotions and wonder at the ‘jumble’ that makes up the recipe of this particular soup. Placements are the laboratories where scientists conduct the practicals they need to research and prove their theories. Our international team … Continue reading Dipped in the cauldron of humanity: on placement with Natural Justice in Cape Town