Before you go Check out your options A lot of courses at York have part-time or online study options for postgraduates. These are well worth investigating to find the best one for you. I decided to take the two-year part-time option for my MSc so I could manage my workload without damaging my health. It’s … Continue reading Postgraduate Study with an Invisible Disability
Studying for a postgraduate research degree at the University of York is a great experience. And although you’ll have an amazing time studying, meeting new people and exploring the beautiful city of York, there are bound to be periods of time when you find it hard or need additional support. Trust me, doing a PhD … Continue reading Top Tips for Postgraduate Students
When I moved to York for my master’s degree in September, I came at a time when the city, and most of the country, were struggling with restrictions in shops and with how many people you could see. But for me, it was a little worse, I am a student with depression and PTSD. When … Continue reading Where Can You Turn for Help?
Where do I start? It all began during my second year, when, in March we were all thrust into lockdown 1.0, assured it would be over by Christmas, sounds familiar doesn’t it? The university was able to quickly pull together to provide us with an online platform from which to learn when we returned from … Continue reading 2020: A year of possibilities.
Kate Arnold, Dean of the York Graduate Research School, and Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffery have recorded messages of thanks to our postgraduate researcher community. Both the Dean and the Vice Chancellor recognise the challenges of 2020 and pay tribute to the way PGRs have responded to the difficulties of the past year. They also reflect on … Continue reading Thank you to our postgraduate researchers
There are many reasons why applying for a scholarship is a great decision for your future. At York, there are many different scholarships that you can apply for, whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research student. There are also funding opportunities that are specific to international students. The process of applying makes … Continue reading Reasons why you should apply for a scholarship as an international student
Rapid asymptomatic testing for students and staff will be available from Sunday 3 January to Friday 5 February. Working with the UK government and the NHS, the University is offering free rapid results covid testing to all asymptomatic students and members of staff on campus. The government recommends that you have two tests, three days … Continue reading Rapid results Covid-19 testing available from Sunday 3 January
The prospect of enrolling into a postgraduate degree and resuming university life during a pandemic was something inconceivable prior to the turbulent year of 2020. However, whilst this appears daunting at first glance, the reality is much more straightforward. (If you were looking for a dramatic, fictitious blog, I’m sorry to disappoint you!) If, like … Continue reading Welcome to Uni Life During a Pandemic
If you’d like to spend a little time over the Christmas and New Year period thinking about your career plans, this free online course could be the ideal way to do it. Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers aims to support researchers to explore their career options and make career plans. The course is aimed … Continue reading Free online career management course for early career researchers
So many of our experiences are different this year, and starting a PhD is no exception. I’m hoping this post will help to alleviate some of the ‘unknowns’ that you may have at the prospect of starting a PhD away from campus. Receiving your offer… I received my offer to study for a PhD at … Continue reading When Home Becomes Your Campus – starting a PhD during a pandemic