University Mental Health Day

This year, we’re expanding University Mental Health Day into a whole week of activities, under the theme ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’. With a packed list of events including wellbeing workshops to an Instagram takeover with York Student Minds, there are a range of options and resources to explore. See also our collection of wellbeing resources … Continue reading University Mental Health Day

Maintain good IT security

Now is a good time to check on your IT security. Remember to: Enable two-factor authentication by Tuesday 22 March and use it for access to apps and systems Don’t reply or click on links in unsolicited emails asking for usernames or passwords – if in doubt, go directly to the web page or app … Continue reading Maintain good IT security

Studying Social and Political Sciences (SPS) – a week in the life

Hey! I’m Iona, and I’m a second year Social and Political Sciences with Philosophy student at the University of York. I’ve loved my time here so far, and I wanted to share what it’s like being part of the SPS department. When I began my degree, I didn’t realise just how diverse my studies would be, and how many opportunities I would have. From picking a variety of modules I find really interesting to making friends in lots of different departments, life as an SPS student has a lot to offer. It’s going to be hard to write about an average week in the SPS department, since each week is so different, but I’ll give it a go! I’ve had a look back at my timetable and in this blog post I’m going to give a rough idea of the kind of things I’ve got up to.

A week in the life of an aspiring forensic psychologist

In my blog I hope to inform prospective students hoping to go into Forensic Psychology/other relevant disciplines what to expect in a typical week: with a few social activities mixed in! I also hope to shed some light on the amazing support from the psychology department and all the targeted help they give.

My favourite thing about university is the constant opportunities of independence to build your confidence. You choose what course you want to do, which modules you take, and where to take your knowledge. Psychology at York University really helps you take hold of where you want your future to go.

Call for contributions – Veganism and Vegetarianism as Social Movement and Social Change

Monday 11 April 2022, 9:30-16:30, LMB/002 Join the British Sociological Association (BSA) for a day to support Postgraduate research students working in the following fields around Veganism and Vegetarianism. Offering the chance for PGRs to share ideas in a supportive and friendly environment, the day also offers an important opportunity to network in these fields. … Continue reading Call for contributions – Veganism and Vegetarianism as Social Movement and Social Change

What’s it really like being a History student at York?

Hey, I’m Laura! I am a third year student studying for a BA in History at the University of York. I just wanted to let you know about the things I get up to as a history student, and what it is like studying at York. In my blog, I’ll mention how I plan my week around my seminars, dissertation work as well as having fun out and about York. University is about opportunities and making the most out of the experiences that are offered. I’ve been lucky enough to be selected to work on projects for the National Railway Museum and the York Museums Trust. There is absolutely no pressure to get stuck into everything, but university is the perfect time to try something new, pick a module that covers a topic you haven’t covered before, join a new club- I joined college football to meet new people and I love it! Just remember to enjoy yourself and make the most of what’s on offer as 3 years can go really quickly.