We know that the pandemic has caused major disruption for many of our postgraduate researchers and we have been listening to their concerns about ensuring that they have the necessary time and funding to complete their research. PhD funding is complex, and UK and international funders have responded to the issues in a number of … Continue reading Vice-Chancellor COVID-19 update: PhD funding extensions
Day 1097 in Lockdown. You’re laid on your bed looking upwards at your ceiling wondering how it came to this. You’re weeks behind on your deadlines but it’s not even due to procrastination this time. This time it’s down to *gulp* a ‘lack of motivation’. But how do you stay motivated during a global pandemic … Continue reading How to stay motivated during Lockdown
Maintaining mental health is a challenge at the best of times; but the COVID-19 pandemic is causing an even greater test to our wellbeing. I have put together some useful ways to help cope during this time and actually learn to embrace this crazy situation! 1. A good routine for your mental health When I … Continue reading Looking after your wellbeing and mental health during lockdown
It’s a strange time to be an international student right now. We are currently living in very uncertain times, hoping for all of this to be over soon. Being 6500 miles away from home and remaining on campus has been pretty isolating for me, and I’ve been missing home more than ever before. However, I’ve … Continue reading Homesickness: looking after yourself when you’re separated from family and friends
Looking after your mental health can be a challenge at the best of times. In these circumstances it can become even more difficult. Being isolated from loved ones and being stuck indoors can be detrimental to mental wellbeing and triggering for those who have existing mental health problems. This blog post has some basic tips … Continue reading How to look after your mental health during lockdown
If you are undertaking your first teaching role in Higher Education, you should sign up for the Introduction to Teaching and Learning workshop. The workshop is compulsory for those with confirmed work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at York.
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Here are ten tips for preparing for university whilst staying safe at home. 1. Check out York’s societies Joining a society is one of the easiest ways to make friends and meet like-minded people. York has over 200 societies and clubs, so have a look and list the ones you would like to try over … Continue reading Ten top tips for preparing for university
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! I know that being in lockdown can be a pretty scary time and I am sure you’ve found that you now have a lot of extra time on your hands. To make good use of this time, I have created a list of top things … Continue reading How to prepare for University during lockdown!
As people around the world continue to confront the multiple challenges posed by COVID-19, more than ever, wellness is of critical importance. Keeping healthy and balanced is no walk in the park (pun intended, sorry!) when we’re confined to our homes and college rooms; when we have to perform academically and have such little social … Continue reading Three Apps for a Lockdown Wellness Boost!