Hi! I’m Cath and I’m a 3rd-year archaeology student at the University of York. I wanted to share some things I love about being at university and what life is like for a mature student parent at York! The archaeology department is like a family, and it is looking forward to welcoming you! The staff are knowledgeable, inspirational, and kind, and I have never felt more at home than I do at King’s Manor. My blog will cover some of my favourite things about studying at York, with some information about studying as a parent, while working, and the effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on studying (and how fantastic the department was under the circumstances). I’ll also talk a little about commuting, and what a typical week looks like for me! I hope you’re looking forward to joining us!
Hey, I’m Alex and I study BA Archaeology at the University of York. I just want to have a chat about all the options a degree in archaeology can open up for you! I have thoroughly enjoyed my study so far at York and just wanted to share some of the reasons for this. In this blog post I will talk about my recent experience in excavating before and working within the discipline. York’s fantastic department helped me to succeed and facilitate this and these opportunities could be open to you too! University is a time to be in a new environment with lots of things to learn and opportunities to grasp a hold of. You can have lots of fun and prepare your future at the same time. Here is my little blog and how taking opportunities provided by the department can lead to lasting memories, friends and work experience.
Great opportunities My favourite aspect of the Archaeology department is probably the number of opportunities that are available both as part of the course and outside of it. Within the course, I was able to choose from a wide range of modules for second year. I settled on prehistory themes, mummification and human bones. The … Continue reading Three things to look forward to when studying Archaeology at York
King’s Manor is a Grade I listed building in York city centre. It is also the home of the University’s Department of Archaeology, Centre for Medieval Studies, and Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. Before I came to an open day, I didn’t know any of this. I actually wandered around West Campus for a bit … Continue reading Studying at King’s Manor
Hello! I’m Belle, a second year Archaeology and Heritage student here at the University of York. Life at university can be varied but my day goes something like this: Morning This term I only have one 9am. I would happily treat myself to a lie in everyday, but this usually leads to a full pyjama … Continue reading A day in the life of a second year Archaeology student
Hey guys! I’m Amy, a 1st Year Archaeology and Heritage student, and I’ve just finished a four-week excavation of a Roman town in Malton! If you didn’t know, when you take any kind of Archaeology degree here at York you get four weeks of excavation experience that is paid for by the university (four days … Continue reading My Archaeology excavation experience
York is one of the best places to study Archaeology. There’s so much history right on your doorstep and the course itself is nuanced and fun. However, you’ve probably heard all of this before so instead of repeating myself (even though it really is great!) I caught up with three first year Archaeology students in … Continue reading 3 Things to Look Forward to as an Archaeology Student
Hi there! I’m Amy, I started a BA in Archaeology and Heritage in October and I’m loving it! The staff are so enthusiastic and happy to help, and my course-mates are lovely. There really is something for everyone on this course from the depths of the paleolithic right up to today: if you’re interested in … Continue reading A day in the life of an Archaeology student
Advice for getting the most out of Clearing Contact your head of Sixth Form One of the first things to do is to contact your head of Sixth Form. They have experience dealing with students in this situation and will be happy to help. Contact universities you’ve previously applied to Some of the advice I was given … Continue reading Historical Archaeology via Clearing
Hi everyone! I’m a current third-year Archaeology and Heritage student, however, to give you a glimpse of what your first year as an archaeology student will look like, I’m going to cast myself back to what my life was like as a Fresher. Therefore, I present what a typical week in the life of an … Continue reading A week in the life of an Archaeology student