University is the next step in your life and can be a very contrasting environment to school life. To follow are some things that I wish I had a better understanding of before I started university. Don’t be fooled by a day off The format of an average university today is different to what you … Continue reading 5 things I wish I knew before starting my degree
Hi everyone! As I promised in my previous blog post, I am going to talk about the societies York has to offer to its students. Like that you can all get an insight of what extracurricular activities here look like and you can start planning which societies you should join next year. York has approximately … Continue reading Give It a Go: student societies and how to get involved
The end goal of university for most people is a good job and career. Employers are not only looking for graduates with good grades, but work experience and transferable skills too, so there is huge pressure on students to strive towards extracurricular activities to expand their CVs. I’m here to tell you 5 great ways … Continue reading 5 Ways To Gain Employable Skills at University
Well! I can’t believe its only week 5, since it definitely feels like week 500 to me. This term has really kicked up a gear with lots of really interesting new labs and option lectures to keep us on our toes. I’m really enjoying my lab days at the moment, as we’re doing physical labs. … Continue reading Take my advice: Join a committee!
In the last few years, Facebook, Twitter and co. have become platforms for heated discussions on everything from politics to parenting. Due to its accessibility, social media can be a useful tool for getting your voice heard on issues close to your heart. With everyone passionately standing up for their viewpoints, debates online can quickly … Continue reading How to be a responsible internet citizen…
One of the unique aspects of the University of York is the collegiate system, yet for many applicants it is something that you know little about prior to actually arriving at your college on the first day of term. So to give you an insight into what colleges are and what they offer you, I’ve … Continue reading College Life: In Conversation with the Goodricke Committee
When people hear that you study music, they often don’t have much of an idea of what it actually means day – to – day. If you’re considering studying music at York, here’s a rough guide to how I spend the term: Modules Our course is amazing because you focus on just one project per … Continue reading “So what do you do for a music degree?!”
If I’m halfway that means that… I only have half of my three years left! As Donald Trump would say, ‘SAD’! No, I’m not using it in the same way as the Donald does – I really feel sad about it! It seems like it was only last week that I got an offer from … Continue reading HELP! I’M HALFWAY INTO MY DEGREE…
What is the best thing about studying PPE at York? Hands down, I would say that it is the people I study with. I don’t know of a course, at any university, where there is more of a sense of community than PEP at York. This is largely due to the Club of PEP, which is a student-run … Continue reading Club of PEP Study Trips
Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….