Kyle’s work placement experience in IT solutions.

Interactive Media student Kyle discusses the benefits of taking part in a work placement in the IT solutions industry. Why did you decide to do a placement? I wanted to do a placement as I’d not really had any work experience. I wanted to leave university with some experience under my belt in addition to … Continue reading Kyle’s work placement experience in IT solutions.

Ella’s placement experience at The Walt Disney Company.

Interactive Media student Ella tells us about her work placement as a Creative Campaigns and Production Intern at The Walt Disney Company. Why did you decide to do a placement? I really wanted to get outside the university bubble and experience the creative industry for myself. Also, as Interactive Media is a hugely varied course … Continue reading Ella’s placement experience at The Walt Disney Company.

Jade’s experience as an Intern Games Designer at Criterion Games.

We asked Interactive Media student Jade about their degree, gaining work placement experience and the day-to-day life of a games designer. Why did you decide to do a placement? Working in the games industry has always been what I wanted to do and through the course I’m studying at university, I discovered my love for … Continue reading Jade’s experience as an Intern Games Designer at Criterion Games.

Naoimh’s placement experience at Revolution Games.

Interactive Media student Naoimh talks about her experience of taking part in a work placement in the games industry. Why did you decide to do a placement? I wanted to get real world experience of working life in the industry I wanted to enter before graduating. I wanted to have an opportunity to gauge my … Continue reading Naoimh’s placement experience at Revolution Games.

My experience of university as a contextual offer holder

Hi there, my name is Ellen and I am a second year English Language and Linguistics student here at the University of York. I got my contextual offer in 2020 whilst I was in sixth form! First of all, I would just like to say a huge congratulations to you if you’ve received an offer … Continue reading My experience of university as a contextual offer holder

What I learned from spending nothing at university

In my final term as a student at the University of York, I resolved to spend absolutely nothing. On anything. I was inspired by Jen Gale’s year of spending nothing. Sustainability – financially and environmentally – has grown from an interest to a vocation for me. And as I leave university, I’m keen to start … Continue reading What I learned from spending nothing at university

The Brilliance of Contextual Offers

My name is Owen and I am a second year History and Politics student here at the University of York. In this short blog, I will talk about contextual offers and York. I’ll explain what they are, give my experience with having one and explain how it impacted me at York. I’ll be honest, York … Continue reading The Brilliance of Contextual Offers

Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links

While university itself can be a daunting experience, many may already be worrying about what comes after as they leave education and enter unknown territory…the workplace! Fears about getting a job are no different or arguably even more so when it comes to the creative industries. Particularly among those from lower socioeconomic and minority backgrounds, … Continue reading Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links

You’ve received an offer- what next?

Congratulations on getting an offer to York. Getting an offer is an amazing achievement and you should feel very proud of yourself! My name is Maisie, I am a first-year student studying Psychology in Education and a member of Vanbrugh College. In this blog post, I will be discussing the importance of post-offer visit days, … Continue reading You’ve received an offer- what next?

Making the most of your final year at sixth form/college

I consider sixth form/college to be an interesting time. While you can finally relish the independence that comes with reaching the top of the (secondary) educational food chain, you’re ultimately faced with the decision as to what comes next. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of your time at sixth … Continue reading Making the most of your final year at sixth form/college